Are you a cleansing balm user? I switch between a cleansing balm and a cleansing oil most nights. I love both! I’ve used and shared a couple cleansing balms over the last year or two, so I thought I would share what I like about each one, in case you’re looking to try one out!
The three that I’ve used are Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm, Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, and Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. I would recommend all three of them, but if you’re a normal person and don’t want three different cleansing balms in your drawer, here’s my review of each:
Colleen Rothschild Cleansing Balm
As is true of every other Colleen Rothschild product, this is like a little spa experience in a container. This balm is super luxurious. It feels similar to vaseline as you’re working it in your fingers and onto your skin. It melts my makeup right off, even mascara. It does have a bit of a scent to it, but it’s not strong and doesn’t cause my skin to smell afterwards. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized, which I like, but it does feel like you have something on your skin after rinsing it off. I do my usual nighttime serums and moisturizer after using it and they go on like usual. It’s gentle and leaves a velvety-smooth finish. You can also buy a mini size!
Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
I’m a big fan of Elemis products, this balm included! I would compare this one to the CR one in luxuriousness, with a few differences. I like the scent of this one better than CR, but it’s not much of a factor for me, since I only smell it for the two minutes I’m using it on my skin and then it’s gone. This one also melts my makeup right off and is gentle on my skin. It has a slightly less oily feel to it – my skin doesn’t feel quite as velvety-smooth after using. All in all, it’s a strong rival to the CR balm, especially since they’re almost the exact same price. You can also buy a mini size!
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
The newest cleansing balm that I’ve tried and my current go-to. What I really like about this one is that it turns into an oil in your hands. The other two balms retain a more solid consistency as you’re using them, whereas this one gets much more thin. I like that it’s easy to work into my skin, removes all of my makeup, and doesn’t leave behind any sort of residue or feeling on my skin. It’s not quite as luxurious, but it is effective! It also has very little scent to it. For almost half the price, it’s a great option! You can also buy a mini size!
You can’t go wrong with any of them! If you still can’t decide, try the mini versions to see which one is your favorite.