Cleansing balms are wonderful for getting your skin clean and makeup-free while also keeping it soft and hydrated. Unlike soaps that can strip your skin, leaving it dull, and even cause drying and peeling for those of us who are sensitive, balms nourish the skin. The nighttime double-cleansing method was popularized in South Korea (home of the famous seven to twelve-step skincare routine) As a culture that prides itself on beauty and innovation, Korea knows what it's doing, so if they're using balms and oils, you should too. But how do you go about picking cleansing balms? We have a few pieces of advice. Keep reading for our four factors that we keep in mind when choosing balms.
1. Read Reviews
When you're buying makeup-removing balms online, you don't have the ability to go and try out the product yourself. This makes some people nervous. Most websites that offer skincare have a section for reviews and testimonials. When a product is adored the company wants to show that adoration off. Reading through reviews can help you decide if a makeup remover balm is right for you. Look through reviews on the product page to find people with your skin type and see how they felt about the product. It's the best replacement for trying the product yourself.
2. Follow Your Ethics
3. Look at Ingredient Lists
You can't know that your product is cruelty-free and animal-friendly without reading the cleansing balm ingredients list. There are other benefits to doing this small amount of investigation as well. You can see if there are ingredients that are proven to be good for the skin (like vitamin E) or anything drying and uncomfortable like alcohol. While alcohol can be useful in some forms of skincare, it has no place in a makeup-remover balm or oil. Remember: you want ingredients that will keep your skin soft, not fragrances and essential oils.
4. Pay Attention to Claims
What does this product claim to do? Do those claims seem realistic, and do they suit your needs? Typically speaking, makeup remover balms are the first step in cleaning your face. They melt down makeup, dirt, and sunscreen while you use gentle motions to move the balm around your face. Through this cleaning and moisturization, the balms can keep your skin shiny, plump, and clear of any excess sebum or pore-clogging grime. Any balm that makes claims that are too big for its ingredients should be avoided. Skincare is a process and a cleansing balm is the first step! Using our grace & stella products together is how you get all of those skincare results!