What is Cleansing Balm?

Get ready to change the way you wash your face. Cleansing balms are the next big thing in skincare. But what exactly are cleansing balms and how do they work? Keep reading to find out! 


Cleansing Balm Definition

A cleansing balm is a solid, oil-based cleanser, usually packaged in either a stick or a tub. Since cleansing balms are made from oils, they are particularly adept at removing all the gunk that collects on your skin during the day. Makeup, air pollution, dirt – all that stuff gets stuck in your skin’s natural oils. Traditional cleansers use soap to dissolve that oil to get your skin squeaky clean. Unfortunately, that means they can leave your skin too dry because they also remove natural oils that are meant to moisturize and protect your skin. 

That’s where cleansing balms have a leg up on traditional soap-based cleansers. Since like dissolves like, oil-based cleansing balms dissolve the natural oils on your skin, gently removing any excess along with any unwanted residue from pollution, makeup, etc. As a result, your skin is clean while still retaining its moisture. 


The Benefits of Using a Cleansing Balm

So what are the benefits of using a cleansing balm instead of a traditional soap-based cleanser? 

  1. As we mentioned before, cleansing balms remove makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils, which means that they’re especially good for dry and sensitive skin. 
  2. Cleansing balms don’t require water, making them an excellent option for traveling (or times when you just don’t feel like washing your face). 
  3. Cleansing balms remove makeup easily, including stubborn, waterproof eye makeup. 


What’s the Difference Between a Cleansing Balm, Makeup Remover Balm, and Cleansing Butter?

There is none! Cleansing balms, makeup remover balms, and cleansing butters are all pretty much the same product with different names on their labels. 


What is the Best Cleansing Balm?

Now that you know the benefits of using a cleansing balm, you’re probably wondering what the best cleansing balm is. 

Drumroll please – it’s our Perfect Cleansing Balm! This buttery-soft cleanser gently removes makeup and impurities with a nourishing mix of botanicals like shea butter, ginger root extract, and aloe. Plus, pomegranate gently exfoliates and detoxifies the skin, leaving it radiant and soft. 

Perfect Cleansing Balm comes in a mess-free, travel-friendly package and it’s suitable for all skin types (including sensitive skin). And it couldn’t be easier to use! First, apply the stick directly to your face, then gently massage the balm into your skin with your fingertips until all of your makeup has been dissolved. Next, use a tissue to remove any excess product and makeup, or rinse away with water. And although it’s not necessary, you can follow Perfect Cleansing Balm with your favorite 3LAB cleanser to double cleanse your face. 

Have you tried a cleansing balm yet?