Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
I was impressed when I first opened the package. The packaging is great and I was impressed instantly with the logo and meaning of the brand. The yellow square caught my attention. The texture is light and has a great soft texture when I applied to my skin. It's perfect for removing makeup. I got me a scoop of the balm and rubbed it onto my face and jawline each evening for the past few weeks. I have to say the feeling afterwards left my skin instantly feeling so soft and clean. It's gentle for all skin types. If you are prone to having dry skin you especially will love this. I have combo skin and my skin loves it. A little goes a long ways, and it didn't irritate my eyes or my skin. I have began to notice my skin isn't as dry as it use to be. My face feels soft and well moisturized since trying out this cleansing balm. This brand is in all the magazines and social media so I was super excited to try it out and yes it's worth the purchase and it's super affordable and looks nice and sleek on my bathroom sink! I'm definitely going to try more products from this brand!
So I've been on the hunt for a cleansing balm that is microplastics free, and this is one that came up so I decided to try it.
Um, it's really really thick. Not in a good way like the "oh this'll melt into the skin really nice and remove everything" way, but in a bad way like "oh crap I forgot my squeezy tube lip balm in my car in the middle of winter and now I need to put it in my bra for five minutes to warm it up" way. And even then it STILL doesn't melt enough. You'd think that with it being so thick, it would at least melt everything away, right? Wrong! It doesn't remove makeup that well, and I don't wear a ton of makeup. I've used it on heavy makeup days, light makeup days, and days where all Ive put on is sunscreen, and it's never really felt totally clean, and I would have to double cleanse with my regular cleanser, which because I have very dry and sensitizing skin I don't use a gel cleanser, I use a cream cleanser.
It also takes a long time to wash off completely, and even when it's washed off completely the smell of it lingers. A lot of people have said it smells like Vicks and it kind of does, but I feel it smells more like Amrut Malam which is an Indian ointment which is used for everything by Indians in the same way Latines use Vicks (I'm Indian and Latine, so these have been staples in my house and while they do smell similar, it's still a very different scent.) Anyways, whether it smells more like one or the other isn't that important, it just smells medicinal in like your family's super secret cold remedy from the old country. So it's an uncomfortable smell to have lingering on your face even after going in with your regular cleanser.
tldr: It's a very thick and impossible to melt, and barely warms up enough to spread across the face. It's hard to wash off, and doesn't remove makeup or sunscreen well, and has a lingering cold medicine scent.
maggie from philadelphia, pa
This does remove makeup, sunscreen, etc. but on heavier makeup days or waterproof makeup days, i do find that I need to use a washcloth or cotton pad to assist.
The texture is really nice. Its on the thicker side of the cleansing balm spectrum but its smooth and creamy. It emuslifies and rinses clean. The biggest downfall is that it does sting my eyes pretty bad and also makes my vision blurry even after a double cleanse.
Its good enough to finish the jar, but I won't be repurchasing.
Bailey from Ortonville, MN
It doesnt take all of my mascara off but other than that its a really good cleansing balm. It melts really well into my hands too.
satara from Goodlettsville
the smell is super strong. smells like vapor rub. and my eyes are left but ing free taking makeup off... I think if they lost the sinus clearing smell out and madw it more gentle for the eyes it would be good
Cole from Aberdeen, SD
The smell of this doesnt bother me. I dont want a lot of fragrance in my face cleanser. This smells a little medicinal but definitely isn't overpowering. After I wash it off though my skins feels greasy and I dont like that. Would not repurchase.
Sam from Chicago
I was pleasantly suprised with this cleansing balm. For the price its an excellent choice. Goes on smoothly. Removes makeup well. Only issues sometimes it doesnt get all of my waterproof mascara off. But usually my 2nd cleanse gets whatever is left over. Im also not a fan of the smell, but its a light scent and is only on my face for a min. Overall excellent product, works as well if not better than some of the more expensive balms.
Ami from Boston, Ma
Becca from Pennsylvania
The smell wasnt that pleasant, but the product removes makeup easily. I would recommend.
brit from los angeles, ca
i thought i wasnt a cleansing balm girlie until i tried this one. i love byoma's products and this one is no different – leaves my skin feeling so smooth and clean, way better than the wipes i've been using for years!
AC from Florida
The product itself works fine, I'm always on the hunt for a lower priced cleansing balm. Have not had any skin reactions, and I have very dry and sensitive skin. However—the smell is truly terrible. Not pleasant at all.
kenzie from Arizona
I have really dry skin/sensitive and this stuff is really good for removing makeup without irritation. Very moisturizing and has a light minty smell. However, I do wish there was a bit more product in the container for the price.
Bailey from Knoxville, Tennessee
I genuinely don't know how this product has so many good reviews. It's so thick that it takes forever to wash off. It barely removes any of my makeup, and there's already MOLD growing on the inside of the lid! I had high hopes for this because of the many good reviews, but it really disappointed me.
valery from houston
the Vicks smell is off putting especially since you rub this on your lashes. i have oily-combo skin and this didnt dry me out but It didnt take off my mascara at all. It did burn my eyes a little but didnt cloud them. I prefer the elf cleansing balm over this one even if it does cloud my eyes, does a much better job at removing makeup
Linds from Raleigh, Nc
Love the packaging, although quite bulky for the amiunt od product that you actually get.
I don't love or hate the smell. My biggest issue is that it dries me out! I have already dry skin and this makes it so much worse. I will not be repurchasing.
Try the good molecules melting balm. Same price point, more product, fragrance free & i feel it emulsifies better
meeks from brooklyn ny
I'm usually ok with scents but it smells exactly like vicks. Great first cleanse.
Kitkat27 from Dallas
I got this product to hopefully help with my acne and though I did not notice much difference with my face getting cleaner it was much softer. I was very surprised with how much product came in the package. The container was still probably too big for how much product I'd actually available and makes it become deceiving.
liam from Chicago
I have tried many cleansing balms, elemis, it, clinique but this is my all time favorite. it gets off my waterproof makeup but doesn't burn my eyes.
Speck from Houston
I had no issues with this product. It's great for a double cleanse. I had no problems with the smell. It's fragrance free so it smells like a bunch of oils.
Katie from Minneapolis, MN
realize that this cleansing balm is very thick and it is hard to glide on the skin. I oil cleanse for a long time but I found it hard with this one because I felt like I was tugging on my skin. I have oily skin that it pretty reactive but the product itself did not break me out but I felt like i couldn't get a good cleanse because I felt the dirt and oil still in my skin. The only person I would recommend this to is someone with dry skin but even then I feel like there are better options.
Have tried a bunch of balms and didn't love the texture or finish on my skin. This one is light, feels good and still manages to pull all my makeup and SPF off! My new fave first step in a double cleanse!
Morgan from Austin, tx
I don't think it has a smell like other reviewers said. I rub this all over my eyes to remove makeup and it works like a charm! The best meltong balm ive tried so far!
karen from Everett, WA
I love this product so so so much!! it gets off all my makeup with just one use and its so helpful on those days where i dont feel like taking off my makeup buttt it is a little on the greasy side but i still use it!!
Abir from Canton,mi
This product smells completely unbearable, it smells like vicks vapor rub. It will burn your eyes just from smelling it.