Rated 4.78 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Super gentle cleansing balm!
I LOVE this cleansing balm. Cleansing balms are usually my favorite way to remove makeup. In the past, I've used a few others including Farmacy's Green Clean but I haven't found one gentle enough to remove my heavy makeup around my eyes without irritating my eyes at the same time. While I always double cleanse after using a cleansing balm anyway, which would breakdown any leftover oil, I like that this balm doesn't leave an uncomfortable film of oil on the skin. I would highly recommend this balm to anyone with sensitive skin or anyone that wears a full face of makeup regularly. It's extremely gentle yet incredibly effective, especially for the price.
Most Helpful Critical Review Polyethylene=Pollutant
I REALLY wanted to buy this cleansing balm. The e.l.f. Holy Hydration moisturizer is amazing and I fell in love with it, looking forward to trying their Cannabis moisturizer next! However, one of the ingredients that is higher up on the list (which means there's a higher concentration of it in there for those who didn't know) is polyethylene, which is essentially plastic. Someone else left a review on it saying the same thing, and elf responded saying WHAT the polyethylene was in the product for; what elf didn't say is how polyethylene pollutes our water and damages marine wildlife. While I understand why a big company like elf would use and ingredient such as this for mass production purposes, I would prefer to not spend my money on a product with a known pollutant in it. If elf reformulated without the polyethylene, *chef's kiss* take my money
Reviewed by 158 customers Works like a charm.
Joanne from Medford,New York
I was so pleased with both the speed and gentleness of this product. It was very easy to use and the elf tutorial explained just how to do it. It does exactly what it says it'll do. Elf is my new favorite brand.
Great Product for a Great Price
Shelbs from Indiana
This is just what I was looking for as a first cleanse/to remove my makeup. It works really well and it was a great price! I will definitely be purchasing this again.
Conner from Ohio
This product does exactly what it claims to do! Love the price and works just as well as my Banilla brand. Removes make up beautifully and leaves a nice kind of nourished moisturized feeling without having any oily residue afterwards, be very careful not to get in the eye as a does leave it clouding effect!
perfect except for one ingredient
Becca from Albany, NY
I love this balm, it works amazing at taking off makeup without leaving an oily film on my face. The only reason I took off a star is because it has polyethylene which is plastic that can negatively effect marine wildlife and the oceans in general. I hope they reformulate without that ingredient.
Savvy from az
This stuff is absolutely incredible! I like it way more than my elemis cleansing balm! It's not only good for the price, but just incredible in general. Do yourself a favor and pick it up!
B from Wisconsin
A gentle option for double cleanse while I'm on accut*ne! Does not dry me out :) I actually like this better than the Banila and the Farmacy balms.
Combo dry skin from South
Im afraid of this getting discontinued. Its new but its the best makeup remover ive ever used so i want it forever. 🙂 doesn't sting my eyes and it gets waterproof mascara off. Plus the price is affordable for me. Well done elf. Has a lil spoon with it so you dont go in with your hands. I love it!
New holy grail, comparable to Farmacy
Katherine from PA
I have been spending $34 for Farmacy's Green Clean makeup removing balm, and let me just say, I will never spend that much again. I have super sensitive eyes and some of the other makeup removing balms have given me some issues. This balm feels exactly the same as Farmacy, and less than half the price. Highly recommend!
Nicole from Missouri
This is the cheapest and most identical to Clinique I've found. I love it and will be replacing my other balm with it.
Does not remove all of makeup
Phelie from Montreal, Canada
Do not remove eye makeup well. Always getting some mascara under my eyes after removing my makeup.
Aline from NY
I used a lot of expensive balms to remove make up, like drunk elephant, and my standard for skin care is pretty high. Bought this one with low expectations and geez, was I surprised! It's incredible! My skin feels amazing afterwards, so hydrated and smooth! It removes everything, no strong smell like D.E. I found the product I will keep buying!
I find myself grabbing for over my high end Balms
Aleda from Forks Wa
I have been obsessed with finding the perfect melting balm and have tried almost all the ones at the competitors. I bought this as an add on to my order not really expecting much. I won't say it works as well as some of the higher ends but what I will say is that I am grabbing for this over them because I like that it does great for first cleanse without irritating my eyes and something about this product is quickly making it one of my favorites. I especially like how once water gets added it switched to more of a cleanser. I have learned not to underestimate Elf after this
Danielle from Raleigh, NC
I am loving this cleansing balm! First of all, it's so hydrating! It gets all my makeup off and doesn't leave any weird residue like some balms/oils I've used. It just leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. I can't believe how much some cleansing balms cost... and this one works just as well!
Works amazing and smells wonderful
Makeup Remover Must Have! from Sarasota FL
I was using the Green Cleanse which I love. This has the same maybe a little oilier consistency. Love the smell! A definite must for makeup remover. Especially really bright eyeshadows. Also comes with a small spatula.
I will definitely be buying this again.
D from UT
I really wanted to love it
Christinejohnson from Ohio
This burned my face so bad. I couldn't even put lotion on without burning for 4 days after I tried it.
ELF is stepping their game up!
Tammy T from Richmond VA
I think the drugstore brands had a meeting and the decision was made to put a dent in the high end cosmetics bank account. Used more expensive balms to remove my makeup and this did the job for half the price. I'm loving what I'm seeing from e. l. f. and intend on keeping this in my arsenal for my skin care.
Best for the price
Natalie from Florida
Works amazing to remove makeup if you take the time to massage and dissolve. Works best when applied to dry skin then emulsified with water. I follow up with my la rosche posay normal to oily skin cleanser. I do find that it runs out rather quickly but I wear heavy makeup daily. Great product for the price! (Btw I am very acne prone and I did not break out. The ingredients checked out as noncomedogenic as well)
Definitely worth it!
Mandy from Texas
Love this product! Great price point and it actually works. I've used this a few times now and I can honestly say it melts away all of my makeup including waterproof mascara and eyeliner. I do wish the little spatula that comes with it would fit inside the container so I don't lose it, but I will definitely buy this product again! I have sensitive skin and so far I have not had any problems. I feel like it is very hydrating as well.
Angelica H from Maine
This balm removes make up like magic, including waterproof mascara. Love it and highly recommend this product!
Rinses off really well
Lyd1 from undisclosed
I love this cleansing balm, it gets off all my makeup and completely rinses off with water. Such a good product, will definitely repurchase!
Star from Long Beach, CA
The blue tub it comes in is cute and it comes with a spatula BUT it would make more sense if the spatula could fit into the tub after use. I have only used the Farmacy cleansing balm & they have a spatula that fits inside the tub. It seems unsanitary to leave it out or on top of the tub.
I haven't been wearing much foundation with the whole pandemic, but it removes my mineral sunscreen pretty well. The fragrance doesn't bother me much since I'm going to wash it off anyway, but there is this grainy texture to the product when you first apply it to your skin and I was not expecting that, nor does it say on the product that there are textures in it. It melts away, but the graininess must not be good for cleaning around the eyes. This product also leaves a film in my eye, it takes a little more water to remove the balm.
Brown from Uk
I love this cleaning balm, I recommend this to anyone as it's so easy to remove makeup
Cleans off all makeup with silky softness!
Darla2222 from Long Island, NY
I used to use makeup wipes before, which I was happy with....but sometimes I had to really rub my eyes to break up the mascara. The makeup never really came all the way off. Plus, my face was left with a strange residue. Never really felt "clean".
Lightly scented, this silky smooth balm melts the toughest mascara and the blackest eyeliner. Just a soft swipe across the eyelids, a light back and forth rub, and it all wipes away with a tissue. I'm so glad to have found this product!
Removes Well, Bothers Eyes
Hannah212 from Dallas, TX
This product removes everything with extremely little rubbing - eyeshadow, primer, eyeliner, mascara. Doesn't require much product. It rinses off without leaving a film or residue. It does bother my eyes, though.