You’re on holiday and you want to keep your makeup on fleek so you’ll look good in every picture you’re taking. But who wants to spend precious time on cleansing while we’re on vacation?
Makeup wipes can be an easy way to solve the problem but they may not be the most effective at removing stubborn eye and lip makeup. Cleansing oil, on the other hand, can be cumbersome to pack for a vacation – you wouldn’t want the misfortune of spilling it all over the contents of your luggage!
This is why cleansing balms will make great travel companions. On top of being spill-proof, the solid cleanser is also known for keeping skin hydrated when the climate is cold and dry, which could be the case in the countries you may be travelling too. Its velvety texture also makes it a joy to use; treat yourself to a gentle massage with it – you’re on holiday after all!
If you’re intending to invest in cleansing balm either for travel purposes or for daily use, here are a few of the many cleansing balms that are popular in the market.
1. Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
This cleansing balm is a cult-favourite for many because of how effortlessly it is to remove all the makeup and excess dirt off the face. The moment this solid balm touches the face, it dissolves all the makeup you had on and once you rinse it off, your face becomes instantly brighter and dewier than before. You can find this at any Clinique counter for SGD52 .
2. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Balm
This 3-in-1 cleansing balm claims to remove all types of makeup without stripping the skin and leaving behind a layer of Skin-Softening Serum Concentrate to rejuvenate the skin. This serum is meant to provide anti-ageing properties for healthier, younger-looking skin. This cleanser is great for all skin types and not at all greasy once it’s removed. The product states that you can customise the amount of hydration you want from the balm by leaving it on for up to a minute before rinsing it off.
3. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Balm
This micro-purifying, micro-revitalising cleanser is perfect for daily cleansing because it’s lightweight and gentle on the skin. This product does exactly what it claims to do, which is purifying and cleansing away the impurities of the skin and revitalising the skin, leaving it soft and smooth, and ultimately nourishing the skin for an overall healthier look. This cleansing balm can be found at any Estee Lauder boutiques and counters or Sephora stores for SGD56.
4. Banila Co Clean It Zero
This Korean cult-favourite is another solid balm that is also hypoallergenic and great for all skin types. This balm can remove every last bit of makeup on your skin, while being infused with star ingredients such as Papaya Extract that naturally exfoliates, Vitamin C that helps with brightening, and Mistletoe Extract that helps renew the skin. A little goes a long way with this product and it will leave your face feeling radiant and cleansed. You can find it on Lazada at SGD23.30 or Changi Airport’s Duty Free Shopping.
5. Eve Lom Cleanser
This multi-purpose cleansing balm is one of the originals in the game. The balm is a blend of four aromatic oils — Clove oil which helps clear skin, Eucalyptus oil which drains away toxins, Hops Oil which tones the skin, and Egyptian Chamomile Oil which softens and soothes the skin. This balm also has Cocoa Butter, which helps conditions and moisturises the skin after makeup removal. With the provided Muslin Cloth, you will also be able to exfoliate, tone and improve circulation in your skin. This is available on the Sephora website for SGD100 for 50ml.
6. The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter
This cleansing butter from The Body Shop is a great alternative choice that is more budget friendly that is equally effective as the other high-end cleansing balms. With just a little amount, this lightweight cleanser that will melt away all makeup and leave the face feeling clean, refreshed and pampered. This is great for anyone who wants to try out a cleansing balm but doesn’t want to fork out the high price tag yet. This is not available in Singapore.
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