Simply washing makeup off your face with your daily cleanser is fine, but adding a cleanser that doubles as a dedicated makeup remover is next level. When you treat your skin to a face wash that’s formulated with moisture and hydration in mind, your far less likely to run into dry, irritated, and even wrinkled skin down the line.
However, you can’t just use any face wash that claims to do the deed! Nope. What you need is a cleansing balm—an oil-based cleanser and makeup remover that also removes dirt and moisturizes skin without stripping your skin.
Sounds great right? Well try it for yourself! Here are 3 of the best makeup removing/cleansing balm duos giving petroleum jelly a run for its money.
FHF Make It Melt Silky Milk Cleansing Balm, $39
This silky soft Make It Melt cleansing balm is every little bit of swoon-worthy. Formulated with moisturizing, antioxidant-rich ingredients like seaberry fruit and sunflower oil, lemon balm extract, and Vitamin E, this orange-vanilla scented balm is the sorbet of makeup removers.
The trick of this particular cleanser is that, once you add water, the balmy oil consistency transforms into a silky milk foam that washes away any left over makeup and impurities—including that stubborn lip stain, opaque foundation, and waterproof mascara!
MILK Hydro Ungrip Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm, $36
You ever go through a couple rounds of face washing and notice that your makeup is still clinging to both your skin and your towel? It’s like alright girl, I know I bought you to be long-lasting and damn near impenetrable, but it’s getting a little dramatic.
MILK Makeup felt where we were coming from with that and decided to formulate a cleansing balm so good, that you’ll want to use it even when you’re not wearing makeup!
You see, the magic is in the blue agave extract, soybean oil, and sunflower oil combo that melts away impurities without stripping your skin. Then afterward, you get all the hydration benefits of the hemp-derived cannabis seed extract, hyaluronic acid, and aloe that leaves you with a healthy afterglow.
Beauty Pie Hot Oil Cleansing Balm, $45
Out of all the makeup cleansing balm options, this one from Beauty Pie is the most like petroleum jelly because it’s thick, luscious, easy to spread, and well, effective.
Formulated in Japan, with natural Aloe Juice, Niacin-rich Rice Bran Oil and cold-pressed Baobab Sariché Oil, this Hot OIL Cleansing Balm from the Super Healthy Skin collection is a deeply purifying, emulsifying and softening makeup remover with a kickass cruelty-free certification to match.
Just add a grape-size amount of balm between your palms, gently rub it together (just to warm it up!), and then apply it straight to your face. You won’t need a lot of product because once you gradually add water to your skin, a little will definitely go a long way.
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