Not all face cleansers are created equal. Enter cleansing balms, which transform into a silky oil upon contact with dry skin. Typically on the denser side, a little cleansing balm goes a long way once it turns into a liquid. But getting the most bang for your buck isn’t just one reason to love cleansing balms. Read on below for three reasons why you may want to swap your traditional cleanser with this all-in-one product.
They’re great for dry skin. In addition to removing dirt, makeup, and oil, cleansing balms also moisturize and nourish the skin. Most cleansing balms are rich in oils, which help rehydrate dry skin. They are extremely gentle and are able to help maintain our skin’s natural oils instead of stripping them like other cleansers.
They can do double-duty in your skincare regimen. Some balms even contain antioxidants or anti aging ingredients, like It Cosmetics’ Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm. It can double as a moisture mask to really soak up all the hydrating benefits of the balm.
They’ll work with your makeup routine, too. You don’t have to wait until the end of the day to use a cleansing balm. Clinique’s Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover is made for eyes and not only melts away heavy eye makeup, it can even be used to fix eyeliner mistakes.
Do you have a favorite cleansing balm? Check out our video of The Cut with Susan Yara to watch all about our favorite balms and how we use them.