Korean cleansing balms have gained popularity due to their efficiency in makeup removal and gentle nature, leaving the skin clean and well-hydrated. Cleansing balms have undoubtedly become a staple in many Korean skincare routines to maintain a healthy complexion and prepare the skin for subsequent skincare products.
What is a cleansing balm and how does it work?
Cleansing balms are oil-based cleansers that come in a solid form but melt into an oil upon contact with the skin. They are designed to remove makeup, sunscreen, excess oil, and other impurities on the skin's surface without stripping away natural oils or causing dryness. These balms often contain natural ingredients that help nourish and hydrate the skin while cleansing.
So how does it work? Despite their solid appearance, cleansing balms melt into an oil-like consistency when they come into contact and massage on your skin. As the oil emulsifies, you’re left with hydrated and clean skin. The balm removes makeup and impurities gently without the need for harsh scrubbing, cleansing balms are an excellent way to start any skincare routine.
What are the benefits of using a cleansing balm?
- Makeup Removal. Cleansing balms are excellent at melting and removing makeup, sunscreen, and impurities accumulated on your skin throughout the day. They can effectively dissolve waterproof makeup without harshly scrubbing your skin.
- Gentle Cleansing: Unlike some makeup removers or cleansers, cleansing balms are generally gentle on the skin. They often contain nourishing oils and natural ingredients that help cleanse without stripping away the skin's natural oils, making them suitable for various skin types, including sensitive skin.
- Hydration: Many cleansing balms contain oils and antioxidants such as polyphenol ingredients that not only cleanse but also provide hydration and nourishment to the skin. They help maintain the skin's moisture barrier, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple after cleansing.
- Use For Double Cleansing: In Korean skincare, double cleansing is a popular method that involves using an oil-based cleanser (like a cleansing balm) as the first step to remove makeup and sunscreen. Followed by a foam cleanser to ensure a thorough cleanse. Double cleansing helps ensure that all traces of makeup and impurities are removed completely from your skin.
How to use a cleansing balm?
One important to note when using a cleansing balm is that it should be applied directly onto dry skin. Here’s how you should use a cleansing balm:
- Scoop a quarter-sized amount and apply to dry skin.
- Use your fingertips to massage the balm onto your skin for about 30 seconds. Focus on areas with makeup and T-zone. The balm will transform into a nourishing oil that melts away makeup, dirt, excess oil, and other impurities.
- Add water to emulsify the balm until it turns into a cleansing milk texture. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
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XOUL After Glow Cleansing Balm is a premium cleansing balm that effectively removes makeup, sunscreen, whiteheads and impurities while deepling hydrating your skin leaving the "After Glow". It is formulated with Grape Seed Oil and Wine extract from Bordeaux, France as a key ingredient and other hydrating ingredients including Beta-Glucan, Glycerin and Jojoba Seed Oil. It is also a vegan 3-in-1 triple cleansing solution, providing deep moisturization, a refreshing finish, and glowing skin benefits beyond simple cleansing.
It comes with a built-in spatula and can be used for deep cleansing, massage care, or as a wash-off pack. Formulated with polyphenol ingredients known for their antioxidant properties, along with premium natural oils, it has a silky texture that leaves a light finish and radiant glow.
Suitable for individuals with sensitive skin. XOUL After Glow Cleansing Balm is free from parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colors (tar colors), and sulfate-based surfactants.
Three ways to use XOUL After Glow Cleansing Balm:
- Makeup Remover and Deep Cleansing: Gently removes thick waterproof makeup and impurities as the first step cleansing.
- Massage Care: Use it as a massage oil balm, apply an appropriate amount to the face and massage the skin surface and muscles.
- Wash-off Mask Pack: Apply an appropriate amount to face and rinse off after 1 minute. You can experience a deep moisturizing sensation.
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