At the end of a long day, what’s your makeup remover of choice? Do you go for wipes, a cotton ball, and micellar water, or do you dive right in with your foaming cleanser? If you chose any of these options, you probably struggle with actually getting all of your product off (without minutes-long scrubbing and tugging). Waterproof mascara, pigmented lipsticks, and water-resistant sunscreens are just a few products that can take more elbow grease to remove, and makeup wipes can leave your skin feeling dry and irritated from all the rubbing, and with your foaming cleanser many times, you’ll find there is still residue or product left on your face.—this is where cleansing balms, which often double as high effective makeup removers, come in.
Cleansing balms are usually oil-based cleansers that, once in contact with skin, transforms to then reveal a smooth, creamy texture. Massage the balm all over your face, and you’ll quickly see how they cater to removing stubborn makeup and impurities from the skin quicker than most foam or gel cleansers. Then, after rinsing off your cleansing balm, and following up with your favorite foaming cleanser is totally optional. The highlight of opting for a cleansing balm is that your skin feels baby soft after use, and isn’t stripped of its natural oils. No more waking up to acne-ridden skin or mascara-stained pillows because your old makeup remover couldn’t get the job done.
Ahead, here are 12 of the best cleansing balms on the market.
Described as a “sensorial experience,” Soko Glam’s Cleansing Balm fights back against stubborn sebum, sunscreen, and long-wearing makeup. And hero ingredient seaberry, also known as sea buckthorn oil, helps to soften and protect the skin. It also gives the balm its bright yellow hue.
Upon immediate contact with the skin, Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm eliminates environmental pollutants and other impurities d. Even your favorite red lipstick can’t compete with the Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm.
Your full face of makeup has just met its match, and it only has ten ingredients. JUNO & Co. Clean 10 Cleansing Balm works hard to rid your skin of unyielding makeup and dirt but also brightens and reduces the appearance of dark spots.