If you’re new to the world of cleansing balms, what we’re about to tell you might just change the way you approach your skincare routine. This coveted skincare staple is on vanities across the world—and for good reason.
For starters, these solid cleansers are exceptionally effective at dissolving and rinsing away makeup, dirt, oil, grime, and other skincare products. Also, their moisturizing benefits mean that your skin is left looking radiant, healthy, hydrated, and soft to the touch.
Some, like Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm Makeup Remover, are so moisturizing that they even moonlight as a hydrating face mask. We’ve tweaked the formula (more on that below) to bring you even more skincare benefits and updated the packaging to give you more product and make it easier to enjoy every last bit (#empties). In fact, this might be the product that actually gets you excited to wash your face! Keep reading to discover why so many people love this approach to cleansing and how to use a cleansing balm yourself.
How Do You Use a Cleansing Balm Mask?
If you’re looking for deep hydration, use Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm as a hydrating face mask. Simply apply a scoop of the cleansing balm onto your clean face and leave it on for 10 minutes before wiping or rinsing it off. This technique helps skin look and feel softer, moisturized, and more radiant. Repeat one to three times per week.
Because of its powerful formulation—which includes vitamin C, rosehip oil, ceramides, and shea butter—Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm is arguably one of the best face masks for dry skin. In addition to serving as a dry skin balm, it helps visibly brighten your complexion.
What Is a Cleansing Balm?
Cleansing balms are oil-based cleansers with a velvety, semi-soft consistency. If you were to rub a small scoop of cleansing face balm between your fingers, you’d also notice it has a luxuriously silky slip. This unique texture makes it easy to apply the product, especially when compared to a liquidy cleansing oil.
All the above makes cleansing balms an indulgent, skin-soothing treat for your face. However, not all cleansing balms are created equally. You want to look for a formula that gives you a deep, gentle clean and features high-quality ingredients that go above and beyond for your complexion.
Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm Makeup Remover’s multitasking, creamy formula checks all the boxes—and then some. We argue that makes it one of the best cleansing balms on the market, and now there’s so much to love about the new and improved formula.
Ingredients in Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm
Vitamin C: Visibly brightens your complexion.
Rosehip oil: Nourishes and hydrates your face.
Ceramides: Plays an important role in having a healthy skin barrier. (Learn more about what ceramides are and why using ceramides for skin is a good idea.)
Shea butter: Beloved for its moisturizing properties.
This blend of nourishing, skin-loving ingredients means you can use it morning and night as a makeup remover balm, a brightening facial cleanser, and a hydrating face mask. Plus, it’s suitable for all skin types, including oily skin, dry skin, and people who have blemish-prone skin or sensitive skin.
And just as important as what’s in our formula is what ingredients you won’t see in our cleansing balm. This non-comedogenic and vegan* formula is free of sulfates, parabens, dyes, fragrances, alcohol, and more.
How Do Cleansing Balms Work?
When massaged onto your face, the oil in facial cleansing balms helps break down your makeup (including stubborn eye makeup!), skincare products, dirt, oil, and other impurities. The oil essentially clings onto all the above. After rinsing with warm water, your face feels and looks clean, healthy, and beautiful.
Can You Use a Cleansing Balm by Itself?
Yes. There are a few different ways you can use a cleansing balm. The first option is to use it by itself in place of a traditional face wash. Simply apply a quarter-sized amount to dry skin, massage for about 30 seconds, and then rinse with warm water.
Some people prefer to follow up with a foam or gel cleanser—a move referred to as “double cleansing.” This creates an even deeper clean and removes some of the moisturizing oil left behind by cleansing balms and oil cleansers. People with oily, combination, or blemish-prone skin often go this route, but it’s completely optional.
Confidence in a Cleanser is a good option for those who want to double cleanse. It’s formulated with ceramides and hyaluronic acid to nourish, hydrate, and soften.
Are Cleansing Balms Good for Your Face?
The answer to “Do I need a cleansing balm?” is that your skincare routine might seriously benefit from using one.
You’ll benefit from using a cleansing balm if you:
Wear makeup or struggle to remove stubborn eye makeup
Have dry or combination skin and want more moisture
Want to enjoy skin that looks and feels softer and more radiant
Prefer an anti-aging skincare routine
Want a multitasking product that doubles as a hydrating face mask
And let’s just say that watching all the day’s makeup and grime disappear down the drain—and seeing your clean skin and glowing face looking back at you in the mirror—is a very satisfying experience!
Want more skincare tips? Check out our guide on How to Get Radiant Skin: A 3-Step Anti-Aging Nighttime Skincare Routine. While you’re at it, learn all about Peptides in Skincare.