What’s Hot: Cleansing Balms

What's Hot: Cleansing Balms

Travel-friendly and mess-free, cleansing balms are a great alternative to your beloved (and super effective) cleansing oil. They’ve been around for a little while now—I remember using Clinique’s back in high school—but everything old is new again and there has been a boom of new formulas hitting shelves in the past few months.

Using them is simple! Scoop a pea-sized amount into your palm and rub your hands together to transform the formula into a silky oil. Massage into dry (important!) skin to break up makeup, dirt and oil, then emulsify with water and rinse away.

I’ve rounded up ten formulas, whether you’re looking for some soothing aromatherapy, skin renewing benefits or a deeply hydrating texture, there’s a cleansing balm here for you.

Click here to read more about each cleansing balm on Beautezine.
  • 1 of 10 Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood
  • Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood
  • Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood, $45

    This luxurious formula features marula oil, sage, ylang ylang and rosewood essential oils for a relaxing, spa-like experience each night. Available at Darphin.

  • 2 of 10 shu uemura ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Balm
  • shu uemura ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Balm
  • shu uemura ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Balm, $69

    Known for their iconic cleansing oils, shu uemura has finally launched one of their best-selling formulas in a new solid form. Available at shu uemura.

  • 3 of 10 Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm
  • Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm
  • Kat Burki Vitamin C Nourishing Cleansing Balm, $65

    This cleansing balm is formulated with 15% Vitamin C to brighten skin while removing every last stitch of makeup. Available at Kat Burki.

  • 4 of 10 Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
  • Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
  • Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $29

    The OG cleansing balm I’ve used for years! This formula is fragrance-free and great for those with sensitive skin who may not want aromatics in their skincare. Available at Sephora.

  • 5 of 10 Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm
  • Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm
  • Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm, $50

    This ultra-hydrating formula dissolves stubborn makeup while the vanilla and orange essential oils gets you in a relaxed mood for a nice, deep sleep. Available at Sephora.

  • 6 of 10 Eve Lom Cleanser
  • Eve Lom Cleanser
  • Eve Lom Cleanser, $80

    Hailed as one of the best cleansers in the world, this formula dissolves long-wear makeup, cleanses thoroughly and rinses clean to leave behind soft, smooth and totally clean skin. Available at Sephora.

  • 7 of 10 Biotherm Biosource Balm-to-Oil
  • Biotherm Biosource Balm-to-Oil
  • Biotherm Biosource Balm-to-Oil, $34

    Enriched with Biotherm’s signature Life Plankton to stimulate skin regeneration, this formula transforms from a solid balm to silky oil to creamy milk once emulsified with water. Available at Biotherm.

  • 8 of 10 Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter
  • Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter
  • Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter, $55

    This gold-infused, anti-aging formula is designed to soothe dry, sensitive skin and leave it with a radiant glow. It also comes with an exfoliating sponge for a deeper clean. Available at Sephora.

  • 9 of 10 Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
  • Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm
  • Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, $110

    The most luxurious formula of all, this black cleansing balm removes every last bit of makeup and infuses Hungarian moor mud into the skin to detoxify at the same time. Available at Sephora.

  • 10 of 10 Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow
  • Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow
  • Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow, $60

    A unique, antioxidant-rich formula which can be used to cleanse the day away, but also as an overnight mask or as a body balm for dry cuticles, elbows and feet. Available at Nordstrom.

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