Balm Squad


I’ve never met a cleansing balm I didn’t like. The way they melt into the skin with their buttery textures and remove all traces of makeup is what makes them far superior to any liquid cleanser I’ve ever used. With cleansing balms, there is no drippy mess that causes stingy eyes or excess liquid that travels down your arms while you rinse (such a beauty pet peeve of mine). Still not convinced? Think of cleansing balms like wipe-off moisturizers that serve up a spa-like effect that gets magnified when you throw in a washcloth. Here are three in my current rotation.


Charlotte Tilbury Multi-Miracle Glow

This is my second jar of this stuff and honestly, that rarely happens to beauty writers who’s to-do lists are filled with trying new products. Besides the lovely sensorial experience this balm/mask/cleanser provides, it really does leave my skin super soft and hydrated. I usually use it as a cleanser but when I’m looking really tired, I slather it on my face before bed. It’s super thick though and my skin is really dry, which is a win-win for me. If you’re oily, you might want to skip that step.

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L’Occitane Divine Cleansing Balm

If you’re not familiar with the Divine Immortelle line of products, know this: They’re made from the namesake flower that’s actually everlasting. Even after it’s picked! Just think of the benefits this has for your face. Besides all of that, this balm is also infused with vitamin E and it’s incredibly scented (if you like that sort of thing). It’ll even remove your waterproof mascara.


Biotherm Biosource Balm to Oil

This is a great gateway cleansing balm. It’s not too thick or heavy and it melts effortlessly into an oil. You will have to work a bit harder to get it out of the container but it’s worth it because your skin will be thoroughly cleansed and not dried out and squeaky feeling in the slightest.


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