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These 10 Best Cleansing Balms In India Will Make Your Pores Squeaky Clean

These 10 Best Cleansing Balms In India Will Make Your Pores Squeaky Clean
Products Mentioned
Clinique
Plum Store
Farmacy
MI Fashion
Palmers
Estee Lauder
The Face Shop
Sapphire botanics
Soapworks
Dot & Key

Cleansing balms are revolutionary makeup removing products. You don't have to tug at your skin to remove makeup anymore, you just have to slather on some cleansing balm and in seconds, all that heavy makeup will just melt off. Cleansing balms work great with dry skin types as they not only remove makeup but also moisturise the skin. It's their job to remove impurities, heavy makeup and dirt from the skin while protecting your skin's moisture levels. Cleansing balms either come in a wax texture or a creamy texture - both of them are great for dry skin due to their moisturising properties. Compared to other makeup removers, a cleansing balm is a tad bit expensive due to its formulation.

While it is a great product to remove makeup, it does have a downside. Using a cleansing balm can get a tad bit messy so a little goes a long way. If you use too much product, it will clog your pores and that will cause breakouts in the long run. If you are searching for a good quality cleansing balm, welcome to the hood! 

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    Best Cleansing Balms Available In India

    We give you only the best of the best!

    Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

    Clinique
    Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
    INR 3,200 AT Nykaa
    Buy

    One of the best cleansing balms you can give yourself is this one from Clinique. Most loved for its silky balm formula, it’s the kind of makeup remover that will instantly melt and dissolve the makeup on your skin. From a solid wax balm, it morphs into a silky oil post-application. Free from parabens, phthalates, fragrance, your skin will surely fall in love with the product. Not to mention that it also comes with a tiny spatula to make the application a germ-free process. 

    Pros: Dissolves makeup instantly without drying out your skin

    Cons: Pricey

    Plum E-Luminence Simply Supple Cleansing Balm

    Plum Store
    Plum E-Luminence Simply Supple Cleansing Balm
    INR 500 AT Amazon
    Buy

    This face cleansing balm comes in a sleek tub and is meant to melt away makeup, grime and dust on the skin’s surface. It has a luxurious blend of Vitamin E and plant-derived ingredients like sunflower, kokum, shea butter and argan oil benefits that help to nourish and moisturise the skin post removing all the makeup. While it scoops out all the gunk stuck in the pores, it also leaves the skin with a radiant and fresh glow. 

    Pros: Sulphate-free, non-drying cleanser, great for dry skin

    Cons: Packaging is not eco-friendly 

    Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

    Farmacy
    Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm
    INR 3,862 AT Amazon
    Buy

    This cleansing balm for dry skin helps to dissolve away makeup and pollution residue and leaves the skin feeling nourished and moisturised. The key ingredients in this product are green clay that helps to remove impurities, papaya extract that brightens the skin and acts as a natural exfoliator, sunflower and ginger oil that help to deep cleanse the pores and give the skin a soft glow. However, the star ingredient here is Moringa oil, as it helps to purify and refresh the skin. 

    Pros: Free from parabens, sulphates, phthalates

    Cons: Not available in local stores

    MI Fashion Makeup Removers Balm

    MI Fashion
    MI Fashion Makeup Removers Balm
    INR 399 AT Amazon
    Buy

    This is a fairly new product in the market and the brand is the first in India to launch a vegan makeup remover balm. Enriched with natural ingredients such as lemon and orange peel oil, this makeup removing balm not only smells delicious but also soothes the skin. Designed to remove stubborn makeup, this product will simplify the makeup removal process. 

    Pros: 100% vegan product, made in India, has a refreshing citrusy fragrance

    Cons: Packaging is not eco-friendly

    Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm

    Palmers
    Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm
    INR 740 AT Nykaa
    Buy

    This makeup remover balm removes makeup like a pro, purifies and detoxifies the skin. Enriched with nourishing extra virgin coconut oil, almond oil and monoi oil, the product not only takes all your makeup off but also improves the texture of your skin and makes it smoother and softer. Not to mention that this baby also removes all traces of makeup without you having to tug at your skin or repeat the number of washes. 

    Pros: Free from mineral oil, gluten, sulfates, dyes, parabens and phthalates. 

    Cons: Pricey

    Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm

    Estee Lauder
    Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm
    INR 3,000 AT Nykaa
    Buy

    This makeup removing balm has ‘luxe’ labelled ALL over it. If quality is your priority, then this cleansing balm will be worth every penny you spent for it. Known to be micro purifying and micro-revitalizing, this product removes makeup and other impurities in a jiffy and improves the skin’s natural texture. 

    Pros: Instantly dissolves makeup and leaves skin feeling moisturised and hydrated

    Cons: Pricey 

    The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Cream

    The Face Shop
    The Face Shop Herb Day Cleansing Cream
    INR 351 AT Amazon
    Buy

    This drugstore cleansing balm is actually one of the best-budgeted cleansing balm products in the market. While it does not have a balm wax texture, the cream texture isn’t bad either. Just how you would use a regular face moisturiser, do the same for this one. The only difference is that you will be removing the product after it removes all your makeup. Packed with aloe extracts and herbal ingredients, the product keeps the skin moist and soft after washing. It’s a great product to use for removing minimum makeup, however, it’s not best for removing heavy makeup. 

    Pros: Affordable, great for removing minimal makeup

    Cons: Unable to remove heavy makeup properly, can cause breakouts (always do a patch test first)

    Strip Avocado Cleansing Balm

    Sapphire botanics
    Strip Avocado Cleansing Balm
    INR 899 AT Sapphire botanics
    Buy

    What’s interesting about this cleansing balm is that it’s made in our home country, India. The product does not contain water, artificial fragrances, synthetic ingredients, toxins and preservatives. In fact, it contains cool ingredients like avocado, argan oil, olive oil, sweet almond, sal butter, lavender and jojoba - all of which are extremely nourishing for dry skin. If you’re a person who cares deeply for the planet and your skin, choose this product because it’s plant-based, sustainable, vegan, cruelty-free and minimalistic. With so many positive reviews online, it’s safe to say that this product is one of the best makeup removing balms in India. The product will not only deeply penetrate your skin to cleanse impurities, but also plump and soften the skin. 

    Pros: A plant-based, sustainable, vegan, cruelty-free and minimalistic product

    Cons: Not available at local stores

    Soapworks Nourishing Cleansing Balm

    Soapworks
    Soapworks Nourishing Cleansing Balm
    INR 567 AT Amazon
    Buy

    Formulated with powerful ingredients like bamboo charcoal and matcha green tea, this cleansing balm protects the skin against free radicals and creates a healthy skin barrier that prevents moisture from escaping the skin. It is designed to remove stubborn waterproof mascara, lipstick, heavy foundation and other impurities. This product too is made in India, is cruelty-free and free from parabens, petroleum, synthetic dye and SLS. 

    Pros: Removes stubborn waterproof makeup

    Cons: Not available at local stores

    Dot & Key Melt Away Makeup Remover Balm

    Dot & Key
    Dot & Key Melt Away Makeup Remover Balm
    INR 712 AT Foxy
    Buy

    A reasonably priced product that gets the job done of removing all your makeup. It comes in a cutesy jar and is loaded with coconut, almond, macadamia, argan oil, neroli and lime essential oils. Free from nasty chemicals, this makeup remover balm is mild and gentle on the skin and deeply nourishes it. After using this product, your skin is bound to look clean, healthy and glowy. 

    Pros: Removes makeup and moisturises the skin

    Cons: Not available in local stores 

    FAQs

    How to use a cleansing balm?

    With a spoon or your bare fingers. Apply some product to a dry face and gently massage the balm in circular motions. During this time, you will notice that the balm instantly melts stubborn makeup like long-lasting lipstick, long-wearing foundation and waterproof mascara or eyeliner. Once you're done, wipe your face with a warm muslin cloth. It will remove all your makeup off in just a couple of seconds.

    Is cleansing balm good for the skin?

    Unlike other types of makeup removers, a cleansing balm won't dry out the skin. It's fantastic for dry skin types as it leaves the skin feeling moisturised and hydrated. However, since cleansing balms do contain oil, they may not be too great for acne-prone skin and oily skin as they are heavy and will clog the pores leading to breakouts in the future.

    Which is better, cleansing balm or oil?

    Cleansing balm and cleansing oil differ in texture. Oils are liquid and the balms are solid. Oils are heavier in texture than balms but both are great for dry skin. However cleansing oils are heavy and may clog your pores while cleansing balms will deliver just the right amount of product to your skin without clogging the pores.

    Does cleansing balm clog the pores?

    Yes, they will if you don't properly cleanse your face after you use the product. For squeaky clean pores, make sure you double cleanse and use a toner later to remove makeup residue and fine dust particles.

    Can you leave a cleansing balm overnight?

    Not a good idea. Heavy oils present in cleansing balms + makeup residue will 100% cause you to wake up with breakouts. It's safer to just wash the cleansing balm off along with the makeup to protect your skin from flaring up.

    Now that you know everything about cleansing balms, which of these amazing products are you going to bring home today?

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