An Ode To The Cleansing Balm
Written by Tiana Lewis
Photography by Photographed by James Kicinski-McCoy
Everyone’s got their skincare routine. Some follow a strict three-step program—cleanse, tone, moisturize, repeat. Others may opt for more bells and whistles. No matter what your preference may be, every regimen typically begins with the removal of makeup followed by some sort of cleanser. If you’re used to liquid remover, wipes, or the new and innovate micellar water, chances are you’re packing cotton pads and the like, or prone to pulling and tugging at the skin. But, what if you could marry the efficiency of makeup remover with the benefits of a cleanser in one gentle, but all-encompassing product? Enter the cleansing balm. Typically found in a salve-to-oil formula, this do-it-all product has been revolutionizing the routines of skincare enthusiasts around the globe. Use it alone for a quick wash before toner, or double-up with your regular cleanser for a squeaky clean, but altogether therapeutic experience (you’ll love the way the product melts into your skin, and taking it all off with a warm washcloth is even better!) Take a look at ten Mother-approved favorites, below, and be prepared to make the switch.
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