Often, cleansers will strip the moisture right out of your face. This can be even more irritating in the colder months. Cleansing balms are a brilliant way to rehydrate your skin while also removing makeup from your face. Most formulas help also pull grime from your pores at the same time. Just remember to use them correctly, apply it to your face while it’s dry and enjoy watching the makeup melt away.
This miracle balm turns from a balm into an oil to remove your makeup and skin impurities. It’s formulated without parabens or sulfates.
Sunday Riley created a sugar-based balm that pulls out impurities while also hydrating thanks to its cocoa butter and mimosa flower wax. It then helps calm down any irritation with essential oils like blue tansy and German chamomile—vanilla and sweet orange help to relax the mind. A bit more expensive, but these added oils and scents really give it a more spa-like experience.
A cult favorite, this balm has sunflower and ginger root oils to really help get that stubborn makeup off without destroying your skin. It also has papaya enzymes to help exfoliate the pores.
Formulated alongside plastic surgeons, this balm is packed with extracts to help with deep-cleansing. It also has its patented Skin-Softening Serum Concentrate in combination with antioxidants, ceramides, collagen, and more to help with anti-aging and hydration.
Clinique’s take on a cleansing balm is non-drying and non-greasy. It’s not packed with essential oils like other balms on the list, but it does the trick!
This balm uses a combination of olive oil and glycerin to really get the debris while also moisturizing the skin.