Hello! Cleansing balms play a huge part in my routine since discovering they exist through Mrs Hirons. Previously, the idea of putting a thick balm on my combination skin didn’t appeal and the blemish radar would go off in my head, but oh how wrong I was. They’re the best way to take off your makeup, hydrate your skin and leave it soft to the touch. So, I thought I’d share my favourite four balms with you, as I use one of them every single evening, so you can pick a favourite and get on the balm bandwagon yourself.
£20 and under | First up is a new(ish) purchase which I’ve fallen in love with, which is the Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm. It’s a slightly smoother, thinner balm so is nice to use during the day as well as for taking makeup off. It’s a really good price for a staple cleanser and does leave skin soft and thoroughly cleansed.
The other balm in this category is the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm, which is a little different to the other balms in this post. This balm has a more gritty, exfoliating texture to it (not in a super scrubby way, it’s just not smooth like the other balms), which helps cleanse as a balm would but also buffs away any dead skin cells, leaving a more radiant complexion. It’s a good all round, especially if you have dry skin as it hydrates while getting rid of those dry patches.
Over £20 | The balm that started it all was the much coveted Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm. Now, when I first tried this I wasn’t blown away, it was quite a ‘meh’ moment. But, as I stuck with it and routinely used it, I soon realised that it was a staple (and by which I mean I panic when it come to the end of the tub) in my skincare collection. First of all, it smells divine and just feels amazing when massaged onto skin, so good that I can’t accurately depict how wonderful it is to use. It leaves skin so soft and oh, I just adore it.
Next is the REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm. As you may know, REN is one of my all time favourite skincare brands, so it’s no surprise that I adore their balm. It’s thicker than the Emma Hardie one, but you only need a little bit to really work it into your skin, melting away all makeup and impurities from the day. It has a light rose scent (nothing overpowering, as I cannot stand the smells of roses) and is just a great balm to use.
I have added the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm to my list recently, but haven’t tested it enough yet to add it to this list but I’ve got a feeling it’s gonna be another favourite!
Have you tried any of these cleansing balms? Or have a recommendation for me to try?