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Best Cleansing Balm for Skin Type

Kickstart Your Double Cleanse: How To Find The Right Cleansing Balm For Your Skin Type

Though subtle, the differences between cleansing balm products range from fragrance to texture. However, when committing to one cleansing balm, what you really need to be aware of is formula, ensuring it’s been specifically designed for your skin type. 

If you have oily skin…

Oily and acne-prone skin types shouldn’t be afraid of oil-based cleansers. While it may seem daunting to apply oil to an already oily face, you need to remember that oil attracts oil, and cleansing balms like Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Purifying ($19) will help your skin look and feel cleaner than ever. The best part? It also contains vitamin C-rich acerola extract, which brightens skin.

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If you have dry skin…

With more of sherbet-like texture, E Nature Moringa Cleansing Balm ($23) was made for dry and sensitive skin. Formulated using only natural ingredients, it’s enriched with true rose of Jericho and iris extract to promote smoothness and softness, very gently cleansing the skin without stripping it of its natural oils. 

If you have combination skin…

Those with combination skin will know how important it is to research products for your skin type. But when it comes to cleansing balms, consider yourself sorted with the Hanskin Pore Cleansing Balm ($22). Formulated with gentle and effective PHAs (polyhydroxy acids), it gently exfoliates while hydrating and rebalancing the skin thanks to lightweight plant-derived oils like olive oil and evening primrose oil.

If you have normal skin…

Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm ($38) is a cult favorite for a reason. On top of doing all the right things when it comes to cleansing, it’s packed with antioxidant and fatty acid-rich seaberry (sea buckthorn) oil, which softens and protects skin, plus persimmon extract, which fights the signs of aging.

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The Bottom Line

Double cleansing forms the basis of the 10-Step Korean Skin Care Routine. While the type of oil-based cleanser you choose to use is a matter of personal preference, cleansing balms have many pros and are ideal for those who wear make-up and sunscreen daily.

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