This Is The Most Luxurious Way To Cleanse Your Face

9 best cleansing balms that will change your life

Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser, USD51, from Net-A-Porter.
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Aurelia Probiotic Skincare Miracle Cleanser, USD51, from Net-A-Porter.

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $52.
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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, $52.

Eve Lom Cleanser, $120, from Escentials.
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Eve Lom Cleanser, $120, from Escentials.

Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, USD110, from Net-A-Porter.
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Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm, USD110, from Net-A-Porter.

REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, $79, from Escentials.
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REN Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, $79, from Escentials.

RMK Cleansing Balm, $49.
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RMK Cleansing Balm, $49.

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Intensive Cleansing Balm, $120.
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Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Intensive Cleansing Balm, $120.

The Balm Balms Away Eye Makeup Remover, $26.70, from luxola.com.
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The Balm Balms Away Eye Makeup Remover, $26.70, from luxola.com.

The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, $26.90.
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The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, $26.90.

When we think of cleansing our skin, the products that come to mind aren’t usually the most luxurious ones - purifying clay masks, foam or charcoal cleansers, pore packs, exfoliating facial scrubs and the like.

But cleansing balms? Now they’re another story. They hit the sweet spot between being able to get rid of dirt and impurities while simultaneously slathering your face with skin-loving ingredients, which is why we love them.

For those of us who are accustomed to the scrubbed-clean-with-copious-amounts-of-soap-and-water routine, using a balm with a richer texture might take some getting used to.

But fear not, your skin is getting a thorough cleanse. In fact, not only does massaging a cleansing balm on the skin gently and effectively melt away all makeup and impurities, it also stimulates skin and improves its firmness.

The oils and emollient ingredients in every formula help to hydrate and nourish the skin, too.

Just wipe off with a tissue or muslin cloth before you rinse your face with water. We love how skin feels so clean, soft and pampered after a balm cleanse - and trust us, you will, too.

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