The Cleansing Balm You Should Know About
We all know the importance of taking our makeup off every night, and the best way to do it is by using a cleansing oil or balm. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against micellar waters and wipes. I’ll be the first one to admit how convenient they are, but they can easily irritate the skin. Needless to say, a cleansing oil or balm is the perfect choice for those with sensitive skin as there is no tugging or pulling involved – unless you’re doing it the wrong way. I recommend to use only the tip and “length" (I’m sure you’ll know what I mean) of your ring fingers and to massage your skin lightly in circular motions.
While there are plenty of excellent cleansing oils and balms on the market, such as the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and the Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil, the Su:m37 Skin Saver Melting Balm is, for me, a skincare product everyone should have.
Regarding the design, there is currently no other cleansing balm offering that even comes close. The Skin Saver Melting Balm is a winner, and it’s undeniably eye-catching packaging makes every other cleanser out there look like a (cheap) relic. Can we just take a moment to admire the gorgeous magnetic leaf-like spatula?
Performance-wise, I have nothing to complain about. I don’t use this cleansing balm as a makeup remover, principally because I feel like it would be a waste of product to use this little gem as a simple cleansing oil. However, for the sake of this post, I gave it a try, and I must say I’m pretty impressed with it.
It easily removed most of my waterproof makeup without any effort in a matter of seconds, and didn’t leave any greasy residue behind. It wasn’t able to entirely remove my incredibly stubborn and 100% waterproof Hera Rich Lash Mascara – but again, only a very few eye-makeup removers can do so – but when it came to eyeliner, foundation, blush etc it quickly and easily removed everything.
The best way to use it is, in my opinion, as a massage oil to slim down the face and as a first step cleanser after using micellar water to remove most of your makeup. The silky texture and the relaxing scent of this balm feel absolutely luxurious on the skin, and massaging my face and neck with it is certainly one the most enjoyable part of my nighttime routine. The formula contains a blend of fatty acids and herbal extracts, which will highly benefit those who need extra moisture and those with tired, dull skin.
The Skin Saver Melting Balm is only 36$, and while it may seem to be excessively priced for a makeup remover, it is truly fantastic and oh so worth it as a first-step cleanser and as a massage oil. Just when I thought a cleansing balm couldn’t surprise and delight me anymore, Su:m37 has proven me wrong.