Rated 4.03 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best eye makeup remover
They really should relabel it as an eye makeup remover. It works so well, it's so gentle, a little goes a long way, and doesn't have an irritating smell. I first tried it as full face makeup remover and I didn't like it. As others have mentioned, it does leave a film on your face. I double cleanse but for the first initial try, I wanted to see what it can do on its own. It does melt the makeup off but like I said, it still leaves a film of leftover makeup. When you use a toner afterwards, it's all coming off on the pad. I ended up having to use a lot of toner to remove the residue. Next day I double cleansed with using the balm first then my Mamonde face wash second. It did help get rid of the film but it was still difficult to get it fully off. So I knew it wasn't going to work. I decided the next day to use it as a eye makeup remover bc of its gentle consistency. I used a tiny pinky nail size of product and rubbed it on my eyes and lash lines and then thoroughly rinsed them with water. It completely removed all my eye makeup beautifully. It also wasn't hard to get off with my Mamonde cleanser when I washed my face. I use Lancôme eye makeup remover to remove any leftover makeup after my face cleansing wash but I noticed I had zero eye makeup residue!! The balm had completely removed my eye makeup. So now I use this as my first step in my face wash process. I take off my eye makeup with this, cleanse face and voila it's gone! Definitely wouldn't use it for full face but it's perfect for eye makeup removal
Most Helpful Critical Review Good brand, bad product
This is a bad cleansing balm. I don't wear makeup but I wear SPF daily and like to double cleanse at night. This is the 4th balm I've tried. It's terrible. I understand you put a balm on a dry face, then emulsify with water, then wash off. This product is chunky. It never fully melts. It also is very greasy. A petrolatum/Vaseline + waxy feel. It's hard to explain. All other balms I've tried melts to a really soft oil cleanse. Then this product doesn't emulsify. I've tried. Most balms when you splash water on your face, the balm will turn to a milky color. This palm completely resists water. Another review mentioned clogging drain. I didn't think about that, but it's made me decide to throw out this product. This product you would for sure need a second cleanse with another cleanser. The package is adorable. If they reformulated, I'd try it again. I really like and respect the brand.
Reviewed by 188 customers Not for me
JennyD from Los Angeles
It does remove makeup however it comes off in clumps leaving my sink a disaster area. So many choices of cleansing balm, I won't repurchase this.
Eh.. It's alright.
R from Raleigh, NC
It works ok, but definitely not the best. It takes more time & effort than other cleansing balms I've tried. Like other reviews mention, it left my skin feeling greasy, even after washing. It also reacts with something I use on my eyes (I'm thinking it's my primer) and gets all chunky and gross.
I don't love it
Jamsandjellies from Mpls, mn
Effective makeup remover, but nothing special. Bought a sample size and it will be nice for travel. The sample size made me try it, but will not repurchase
Normal to oily with hormonal breakout
Midwest woman from Kansas
I have never tried a melting balm before and I gave it a shot. It removed all my makeup and left my skin feeling smooth and not greasy but a nice layer of oil on top. I felt I needed more than what was suggested so I didn't think the price was worth the amount in container but I will buy another to test.
Melts the dirt and makeup away
Regina from Undisclosed
I use this product to remove makeup and it is so soft and gentle. My face feels clean but not stripped or tight after using. It is really good with removing all of my makeup. I follow this with the facial cleanser just so my face feels totally free of any dirt and oils. They work really well together. I will definitely purchase again!
Not for me.
Paula from Undisclosed
It's ok. For me personally I find it leaves my face oily, someone else may love it. It's not for me. I try it once in a while to see if I may feel differently about it but I never do. I gave it my all.
Most gentlest & effective make-up remover
Ageless from Maryland
A small amount melts the make-up away, then I use a cotton square pad with warm water to rinse away. Can put directly on eyes and it takes off waterproof eye liner.
I wear contacts, so I don't want a product that leaves a firm. It also has no scent!
The ONLY way to remove makeup
Shelly from Undisclosed
This is my favorite way to remove makeup. It not only removes ALL of the makeup but it leaves my face so soft and smooth! I never want to be without this!
I love this 🤩!
Rhonda from Undisclosed
This product is great for older skin, I'm 70 years old. It melts on your face and I remove it with a damp wash cloth. No greasy feeling. Then I follow with my favorite regime. PS, I can't tolerate that horrible dry feeling whenever I wash my face with anything else.
Yes, already have.
Nancy from Undisclosed
Use every night! A small amount goes a long way and does just what it should.
No I would not purchase this particular product again.
Kathleen from Undisclosed
Does a good job! Slightly greasy feel and unusual smell. Would not purchase again; however I generally love Beekman products. Good quality overall.
Nothing else has worked.
chelsea from Coupeville WA
At some point in my life, I gave up on trying to achieve good skin. I no longer used makeup, and after trying many many different products my hopes were not high. My mother in law bought this as a present for me, and although I don't use makeup, I was running low on face-wash, and decided to try this balm. And OH MY GOD. Even after the first use my skin was noticeably clearer and softer. I have been using it for almost a month now and am very close to flawless skin- something that I did not think was possible. After this experience, I bought their clinically kind set, and while good, none of the products came close to the Buttermilk makeup melting balm. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :)
works to an extent
Kat from Rosenberg Tx
This balm works to clear makeup but it doesn't get the eye makeup off at all. I use the eyeliner for magnetic lashes and it just doesn't work for that at all at least not for me.
My first cleansing balm
Cat from Chicago
The skin care specialist at ulta lead me to this product. He noticed my skin was dry, as it tends to get a little dehydrated during these cold winter months. I have combination, acne prone skin. I've never used a cleansing balm before, but I have no regrets trying this first. This product leaves my skin feeling soft, hydrated, and did not break me out. I use a make up eraser type cloth to remove it completely and follow up with a hydrating cleanser.
Wonderful for aging skin
Juni from El Paso, Texas
From the first time using this balm, I noticed a difference on my face. I used about half of the recommended amount just to get a feel for how it works and it turns out, that for me, it's the perfect amount to remove makeup easily. My skin is smooth and soft. Love it!
Heavy and waxy
Skincare from San Diego CA
Heavy and waxy. I have to use liquid soap and warm towel to wash face well and remove this cleaning balm from the skin. Used twice, will throw away.
I love beekman 1802 but, NOT THIS!
Duh?! from Salt Lake City
It's got a thick oily texture but, it won't remove any makeup whatsoever. I had to wash my face thrice with a cleanser to get this gunk off of my face.
G from Undisclosed
This just didn't work as well as I hoped for.
Perfect makeup remover
Kalah from North Carolina
I love this stuff! I first got this as a free sample and decided to try it to remove stubborn waterproof eye makeup, including magnetic lash liner that is so hard to get off - it took everything off so easily! I see that some people say it's hard to wash off, but I haven't had any issues wiping it away with just a warm wet cloth. It really does melt all my makeup away so it just wipes off. I do use a regular face wash after to remove any residue and the last traces of makeup, everything washes away easily.
i would buy this product again
GLORIA from Undisclosed
This really works, just rub on your face and wash off with water ,it's that easy.
This is a second purchase and will always use!!
Linda from Undisclosed
Wow does this cleanser make your skin supple! I use it especially when I wear a mask because it helps with skin irritation. This cleanser is special as after you rinse it looks like you have lotion on already.
Probably won't buy it again
Carol from Undisclosed
The new products you've offered are quite pleasant and easy to use. This Buttermilk cleansing balm is not for me; I do not care for the texture. My favorites are the Whipped body cream and anything with honey and orange blossom. Best wishes to you.
Not my favorite Beekman product
rcharris83 from Dallas, TX
I received this in my subscription box. First time I used the small stick to scoop out the balm, the balm slid off and on to my shower floor. Then when trying to evenly distribute the balm over my face, it was too thick and kept getting stuck between my fingers instead of on my face. Long story short, I'm not fan. Nice try though.
Didn't meet expectations
Amethyst from Castle Rock, CO
I wanted to love this .. I love the goat milk concept and cleansing balms in general, but love did not blossom, here is why; this product is very difficult to remove and very greasy in texture. I have mature skin and live in a dry climate at high altitude, so I am always seeking creamy and oily goodies, but this is different. Another reviewer compared it to smearing Crisco on your face, and that is a perfect analogy. I have to follow with a foaming cleanser or this product will leave a strange residue on my face and crust up around my eyes. In terms of it removing makeup, it is only okay, visible mascara and liner will be left on me and I wear little and no waterproof items. If I wear sunscreen I can still feel it on my face , and foundation will still rub off on a towel after using this. I don't always want to do a second cleanse, although that is the better standard, but this product forces me to. It becomes too much trouble for the disappointing results, would not re-purchase
I would definitely buy this product again!
Michelle from Undisclosed
OMG this stuff is divine! Use it in the am and pm to cleanse my skin!!