It's always at the end of the day where you have to use that last ounce of strength to clean and moisturise your face. Wouldn't it be so much better if you can do both at the same time?

Well, let us tell you that that's long been possible through cleansing balms. It works by removing makeup and toxins while hydrating and moisturizing your skin. If you love to cut your nighttime skincare routine time in half, here are some of the best cleansing balms around.

1. SECRET NATURE Seaweed Fresh Cleansing Balm

Best affordable cleansing balm - suitable for dehydrated skin
Price from SGD18.90
Lazada Singapore SGD18.90

Are you new to cleansing balms? If you are, you don’t have to pay a fortune to give it a try. The first one on this list is an excellent pick as it’s effective and easy on your pockets, the SECRET NATURE Seaweed Fresh Cleansing Balm. 

For starters, this product boasts a powerful hydrating effect on your skin. It’s a mixture of organic moisturising oils and Jeju complex. Plus, it has polyethene, which helps your skin retain moisture.

2. Banila co. - Clean It Zero Original

Best Korean cleansing balm
Price from SGD20.90
Lazada Singapore SGD20.90 Shopee Singapore SGD20.90

Koreans are well known for keeping their skin smooth and soft even as they age. One reason behind that is genetics, and another reason is that they're meticulous when it comes to crafting quality skincare products. 

Banila co's Clean It Zero Original is a cleansing balm that's perfectly balanced. It removes makeup and dirt while nourishing your skin at the same time. You'll enjoy its high vitamin C content which slows the aging process and natural ester oil to keep your skin glowing.

3. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm

Best anti-aging cleansing balm - suitable for mature skin
Price from SGD68.00
Sephora Singapore SGD68.00 Lazada Singapore SGD68.00

As you grow older, your skin becomes thinner and loses fat and elasticity. However, it doesn't mean that you should wave the white flag already. With the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm, you'll enjoy slowly bringing your skin back to its youth.

This cleansing balm has safflower seed oil, chamomile, and lady's thistle extract that are effective in rejuvenating your skin. It's gentle but still effective in removing dirt while tightening your skin after each use.

4. EVE LOM Cleanser

Best cleansing balm for acne-prone skin
Price from SGD135.00
Sephora Singapore SGD135.00 Zalora Singapore SGD215.00

Having acne-prone skin is never fun. It takes a lot of care and dedication to make sure outbreaks never happen. If you happen to have such a challenge, we recommend buying the EVE LOM Cleanser. 

Eve Lom is one of the pioneers when it comes to cleansing balms. With over 30 years of experience, this product is formulated to remove all impurities, even against strong waterproof makeup! However, it's still light and nourishes your skin with aromatic essential oils to calm it and reduce the chances of acne outbreaks.

5. CLINIQUE Take The Day Off

Best cleansing balm for sensitive skin
Price from SGD55.00
Sephora Singapore SGD55.00 Lazada Singapore SGD55.00

Sensitive skin is one of the most challenging skin types. You can't easily try out any product that you like because you might end up with an unwanted reaction. But with the CLINIQUE Take The Day Off, there’s not a thing to worry about. 

This cleansing balm is super lightweight, doesn't feel greasy even from the very start of the application, but it can effortlessly dissolve makeup and sunscreen. Just remember to rinse it thoroughly with water after your cleansing session even though it feels like it has fully dissolved.

6. ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm

Best cleansing balm for dry skin
Price from SGD129.50
Lazada Singapore SGD129.50

If you have dry or dull skin even when the weather is fine, and you need a moisturiser to keep it from flaking, ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm is for you.

This product has been proven to soothe and moisturise your skin throughout the day after each use. It gives a conditioned and well hydrated feel to your face. And that's made possible through its premium rose and mimosa waxes which are infused with essential oils.

7. SUNDAY RILEY Blue Moon Tranquility

Best cleansing balm for Rosacea
Price from SGD70.00
Sephora Singapore SGD70.00

Although Rosacea seems like a free blush on due to its redness, it's going to get worse if left untreated and may damage your skin permanently. If you're dealing with this condition, you need a product that's filled with soothing ingredients like the SUNDAY RILEY Blue Moon Tranquility.

This cleansing balm uses cocoa butter and mimosa flower wax with German chamomile and blue tansy essential oils. Those ingredients are powerful when it comes to calming your skin and reducing irritation and inflammation. It's also gentle on your skin, too. But to make sure you won't flare up your Rosacea, dry pat it with a clean towel and avoid rubbing your face.

8. Boscia Charcoal MakeUp Melter

Best cleansing balm for fungal acne
Price from SGD48.00
Sephora Singapore SGD48.00

Fungal acne is actually a pretty rare condition, but it does exist. If you have incredibly acne breakout that is just plain reddish without black or whiteheads present, it's probably caused by a fungus. If that's the case, you'll need the Boscia Charcoal MakeUp Melter.

What makes this product effective in dealing with fungal acne is its deep cleansing properties. It also uses charcoal to remove impurities and dead skin that most fungus will feed off. Moreover, it leaves the skin balanced rather than too moisturised, which makes it even harder for the fungus to survive.

9. Lierac Double Cleanser Balm

Best cleansing balm for aging skin
Price from SGD27.00
Shopee Singapore SGD31.50 Lazada Singapore SGD27.00

If wrinkles are starting to show, you can use Lierac Double Cleanser Balm. This product contains enzymatic micro-exfoliator and hyaluronic acid, both which are known to stop your skin from aging. Plus, it’s quite affordable and removes toxins and pollutants with ease.

10. ALPHA-H Essential Cleansing Balm

Best cleansing balm for eczema
Price from SGD50.00
Sephora Singapore SGD50.00

Treating eczema doesn't have to be so hard, especially when you have the ALPHA-H Essential Cleansing Balm around. This product packs Sea Buckthorn, Rose Hip, and geranium extracts that are proven to reduce eczema when used consistently. And since it's all in this cleansing balm, there's no excuse to not do it every day before you hit the hay.

How to Buy the Right Cleansing Balm for You

Cleansing balms are ideal for those who wants to have a good night sleep without a rigorous skincare routine at night. They're convenient, removes dirt and makeup without any problem, and they act as a moisturiser too! It can be tricky to get the best one for you, but here's a quick guide to help you out if you're unsure of what to get.

Focused on Deep Clean or Moisturisation

Cleansing balms aren't all made equal. Some are more effective at removing dirt while some are specialised in moisturisation. If you use heavy makeup due to your work, a cleansing balm that offers a deep-clean feature will work better for you. It's also an ideal pick for people with oily skin as it only balances the skin rather than keeping it hydrated.

On the other hand, if you have dry skin, you should opt for a cleansing balm with a bit of polyethylene or uses a composition of essential oils. This type of cleansing balm is more effective in moisturising the skin and keeping it that way during your entire sleep.

Melting Balms

Some cleansing balms aren't going to stay oil-based after application. They become watery and milky after a few minutes of rubbing onto your skin. These are called melting balms. They are a newer form of cleansing balms that are aimed for people who have more sensitive or oily skin.

Opt for this type of balm if you hate grease, oil, or you have sensitive skin. Although it's not as potent when it comes to removing makeup, it still does a fantastic job at cleaning your face.

Conclusion

Cleansing balms are a lifesaver when it comes to saving time. They act both as a cleanser and a moisturiser. Granted that it's not as powerful as doing both processes individually, it's still good enough to give you a good night sleep that's free from makeup, dirt, and dehydrated skin.

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About John Emerson

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