10 of The Best Cleansing Balms
Cleansing balms have become increasingly popular thanks to their brilliantly deep-cleaning yet hydrating properties.
We get it—you probably already have a ride-or-die face wash. But hear us out: There are a few different reasons why you may want to consider introducing a cleansing balm into the mix. For starters, there are legit skincare wins. Made with hydrating ingredients—think butters, oils, and the like—cleansing balms are notably more moisturising than any other type of wash. They’re also an especially great choice for those with dry or sensitive prone skin.
And here’s the other great thing: Many of the cleansing balms out there don’t even require water. That’s right—it’s as simple as wipe on, wipe off. That not only leaves behind those hydrating benefits but also makes your skincare routine that much faster and easier.
What is a cleansing balm?
Cleansing balms tend to be much more hydrating and gentler on the skin than other cleansing formulations such as gels.
Made from a blend of oils, they transform upon application on the skin, helping to break down makeup, impurities and SPF without irritating the skin or making it feel uncomfortable.
They're perfect for sensitive, dry and dehydrated skin types as they are super luxurious and nourishing.
How do I use cleansing balms?
Cleansing balms need to be massaged into the skin for a minute or two, as this will help break down their oils so that all makeup and impurities are "grabbed".
They're best paired with a warm cloth as this helps to remove all of the balm so no residue is left behind.
Our fave cleansing balms from scented to unscented, for glowing skin or dehydrated skin - we've got you covered:
1. Then I Met You, Living Cleansing Balm
2. Elemis, Cleansing Balm
3. Emma Hardie, Moringa Balm
4. IT Cosmetics, Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm
5. Wishful, Clean Genie Cleansing Butter
6. Augustinus Bader, The Cleansing Balm
7. ESPA, Optimal Skin Yuzu and Ginger Cleansing Sorbet
8. Eve Lom, Cleansing Balm
9. Chantecaille, Rose de Mai Cleansing Balm
10. 111 SKIN, NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm