Rated 4.84 out of 5 stars
I have extremely dry sensitive skin. I also wear makeup everyday to work and it is on my skin for at least 11 hours. Plus, I live in the city....lots of smog and stuff. So, taking care of my skin is important. I picked this up when it first launched, the claims were intriguing.
I have been using it consistently now for 2 weeks and my skin looks better than it has in a very long time! I am hydrated, the texture is much smoother and I just look healthy and beautiful. I have not noticed a decrease in wrinkles, ( I am 54), but I truly was not expecting too. My pores have not disappeared but they have become smaller in size.
The product itself is a balm. It comes with a tiny spatula, which I like. You pick up a small amount, warm it up on your fingers than apply to face. It smells clean and like oranges. If you are sensitive to scents you might want to steer clear or test it out first. The fun part is when you activate the balm with warm water. You place some water on your face and the product turns a milky white. And it just feels so nice.
After rinsing and patting dry you can add your favorite moisturizer but honestly I have not needed to.
Does it remove all makeup? Yes. I have been putting it through the paces. I have not removed any makeup with wipes before using this product and it has taken everything off;mascara, lippies, blush, bronzer, foundation....all of it.
I highly recommend this product and will definitely be repurchasing.
I've tried a lot of cleansing oils and balms and I really do like the way this feels on the skin as well as how it has lactic acid in it, but it doesn't not remove eye makeup well. I was not even wearing waterproof eye makeup or anything but it didn't remove my mascara or eyeliner. So I'm bummed about that and I was just using drugstore products too. Other than that it's great!
BG from Kalamazoo
Ive tries a few make up removing balms and this is the best so far! Its a little more expensive than Elf or Cerave brand, but you get more product and it works better! The scent is light and refreshing. I will be buying again!
Denise from North Carolina
I thought it was super strange that an "oil" would help clean the oil from my pores, but it does and it's amazing! I got the bomb because I figured it would be easier to travel with, and I couldn't be more pleased. I've already recommended this to several people, and they too have been impressed.
Rebecca from Fresno, Ca
I love this cleaning balm. a little goes a long way, smells so good, really cleanses off all make up and gets skin ready to wash with your favorite cleanser.
Marie from Oregon
Great balm cleanser! I would buy this product again.
Vick1L from Los Angeles
So nice for my combination skin. I like it almost as much as the Then I Met You cleansing balm from Soko glam. Better price and clean formula. It does have a mild citrus scent, which would normally bother me, but somehow I don't mind it at all. Very good cleansing balm and I think I am ready to try other products from this brand.
Jessica from Salem, OR
I am currently on Acutane, so I was looking for an oil or balm cleanser for makeup removal before bed (as opposed to a scrub or foaming cleanser.) I wanted something that wouldn't take away the little oil that I have left and make my skin too dry. I am very satisfied with this product for several reasons:
1. It actually removes foundation. I use a gentle toner after cleansing, and there is very little leftover makeup on the cotton pad.
2. It is gentle and moisturizing.
3. It is the right price for the amount of product that you get.
4. Despite being a balm cleanser, you actually get a good lather when you add water.
5. It doesn't make me breakout.
Jean from Los Angeles. CA
The best cleansing balm for my dry skin. The texture is amazing and it removes my makeup perfectly. Nice cleansing balm and will continue using it.
CinJ from Los Angeles. CA
Perfect for my combo skin. I have been using Farmacy green cleansing balm for almost year but i think I like this better.(feels a lot less waxy and more luxurious oil) It does have a citrusy scent, which I don't mind it w/this product., maybe b/c it works so well. Love it.
Bobbik from Oregon
I love this stuff. I have super dry skin year round. So at night I use a micellar water to remove make up, then wash my face with this balm. I start with melting it in my hand and really working it into my skin, then I let it sit for a couple minutes, wet my hands well, and start "scrubbing", it changes from an oily texture to a foaming regular facewash texture. When I dont feel anymore slimy I rinse it off and it feels so clean but not tight. Also my pours have been looking so clear. The smell is very strong but doesnt bother me and the container is somewhat large but easy enough to handle.
Cranky Hippie from MN, USA
This is one of the gentlest ways to get AHA into a skincare regimen in my experience. It helps chemically exfoliate delicate skin like scar tissue which shouldn't be scrubbed harshly. It is part of a two step cleanse for some people, makeup users especially. The scent can be nauseating when I'm extremely sensitive with Lv3 Migraine, but is quite mild. It might be better in a tube, but the tub is cute and I actually like to leave it out. The generous amount lasts and I occasionally add it to my bath to be extra. 😎
This is definitely worth the money. I always have one in backup but keep giving it away because it's that special imo.
Believer from Los Angeles California
Great product. I am actually using this as a moisturizer and it has completely changed my skin for the better. Even use under my eyes and the change is noticeable . Eyecreams never really did nothing before but this really works!
TJQ from Denver, CO
I'm on my second container of this balm. I forgot to pack it on a recent trip and had to use another makeup remover and it really made me realize how much easier this cleansing balm has made my skincare routine. This stuff really gets all of my makeup off without scrubbing aggressively. Sometimes I double cleanse but a lot of the time I just call it a night after using this product because it does a great job on its own.
Alley from NC
I've tried so many different cleansing balms and this by far is my favorite! A little bit goes a long way, it leaves my face feeling so clean and hydrated! It's got a citrus smells to it which makes it smell really good. It works well on sensitive skin also!
Kldck from Texas
B from Chicago
Love this balm! A double cleanse has become a must in my routine and this balm has been the most effective that I have used. I have very dry skin and this works wonders!
pam from Maryland
this is not anything ive ever tried, i dont wear makeup daily, but on occasion, i honestly tried it because any other cleanser has been serious drying my skin, i used to love the olay facial wipes but they tore my skin off last time because it was so harsh, i learned my lesson, i definitely love the feeling after i use this, it makes my skin feel clean & honestly i wasnt sure since its oil, but it definitely cleans well, i wanna try a moisturizer in this if they offer it but i used the tula 24-7 hydration (also a awesome sample), & my skin is so soft & smooth
Kelly from NM
I love this product! It last some time as well, I bought one June 2021 and now I just placed an order to get another one for a refill on March 2022, granted I don't wear makeup EVERYDAY but most often than not.
It doesn't cloud my eyes, I used to use "Take the day off" and I can definitely tell this product does a better job at not leaving residue on my face after my wash. I also love the little spoon comes with so I'm not dipping into the product with my hands.
Worth the money and 5 stars!
Shmeahdaleah from Seattle, WA
This is my favorite pre-cleanse due to its consistency, efficacy, and texture. It gets the job done, doesn't cloud up my eyes, and doesn't leave an oily residue. It also lasts quite some time.
Sexy at sixty+ from Pioneertown,
This product is amazing. I will never go back to using makeup wipes or other makeup removers. This cleans my skin like no other face wipe or wash I've ever uses. five stars for sure!!!
Ellie from Wisconsin
Been using for over a month and by far the only balm that takes all my makeup off! I then follow up with Micellar cleansing water to make sure all the make up is off and then go in with my face wash. My skin feels good and I have not experienced any break outs! Love this product!!
L from Evansville
This made my face feel really clean and my pores look so small. it also smells good, like oranges
Daisy from CA
Love love!! Firstly you don't need a lot. The first time I mistakenly used too much it still worked terrifically but gosh what a waste😅 I've had a hard time with my dry skin no matter how much I've moisturized a friend of mine recommended this after he noticed I mostly had stubborn dry flakes. In addition, it helped shrink my pores remove makeup leaving my skin smooth. I made my younger sister try and she fell in love however since she's oily skin type it wasn't working 100% for her and sometimes felt too grease. so I got her the oily one and so far she's told me it's amazing! So I suggest that you take a moment to consider your skin type if not this will not work for you.💕
Desi from Denver
I use this with the Clairol cleansing milk and omg. I love it. this cleanses while not drying out or irritating my dry, sensitive skin, and I've seen a massive decrease in acne and oiliness since using it. I just bought my second bottle.
Ann25 from Iowa
I double cleanse my face at night & use this cleansing balm as step one. I found it through a free sample but now I buy the full size. It's a favorite for sure! It doesn't take a lot of product, it glides on smoothly & melts on my skin. It's great at removing make up & leaving my skin ready for step 2. I can't speak to how good it works on its own. Since I wear full make up daily I feel the need to also use a scrub or exfoliate of some kind. If you don't wear make up I have no doubt this product would be all you need. Smells great too!
Brandy from CA
This might have been a great product? I chose this cleansing balm because of the AHA ingredient & price but sadly, I think I might be allergic to one of its ingredients. My face & neck itches like crazy the 2 evenings I used it. I won't be using it anymore. I used a different brand before this one and I did not have any negative reactions.