Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm
FOR ALL SKIN TYPES ALCOHOL, FRAGRANCE, SOAP, AND PARABEN-FREE
Makeup removing cleansing balm that hydrates
Makeup-removing cleansing balms offer the best of both worlds: the cleansing efficacy of a balm, with the comfort and convenience of a cleansing cream. Our Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm helps effectively remove longwear makeup, dirt, and excess sebum (oil) from your skin—resulting in a complexion that feels clean and hydrated after use. Cleansing balms are commonly used as the first step in the popular two-step “double cleansing” method.
CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm features a velvety melting balm texture that works to effectively dissolve longwear makeup and foundation, with no greasy residue left on the skin. This cleansing balm formula can be used twice daily to help moisturize your skin and leave it feeling soft and comforted—while also helping to maintain your protective skin barrier. Developed with dermatologists and formulated with three essential ceramides and plant-based jojoba oil, this makeup cleansing balm is suitable for all skin types—including dry, oily, or sensitive skin. It’s formulated without alcohol, soap, fragrance, or parabens.
2021613 14 - INGREDIENTS: ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, POLYETHYLENE, PEG-20 GLYCERYL TRIISOSTEARATE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, CERAMIDE NP, CERAMIDE AP, CERAMIDE EOP, CARBOMER, TRIETHYL CITRATE, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, CHOLESTEROL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL/ JOJOBA SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHEROL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, XANTHAN GUM, POLYSORBATE 20, BENZOIC ACID, PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, PPG-26-BUTETH-26, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL (CODE F.I.L T292688/1)
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- Ceramides: Formulated with three essential ceramides to help maintain the skin’s protective barrier
- Plant-Based Jojoba Oil: Helps retain skin moisture as you cleanse, leaving your skin feeling nourished with moisture, soft, and comforted long after cleansing
- Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin
- Non-comedogenic, soap-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, and allergy-tested
- Skin feels hydrated and nourished with moisture
- Easy to rinse off, with no greasy residue on the skin
- Developed with dermatologists
- Scoop up a pearl-sized amount of CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm
- Massage gently onto dry skin in a circular motion
- Rinse well and pat dry
- Avoid direct contact with eyes; if contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water
- Follow with your favorite CeraVe cleanser to complete your double cleansing routine
Product Features & Benefits
Non-ComedogenicWon't clog pores
Non-Greasy FeelSkin feels clean and fresh after use
Removes Dirt, Oil, and MakeupRemoves even long-wear facial makeup
Cleanser Balms use oil and other ingredients like emollients and waxes to form a solid consistency. I love that CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm is suitable for all skin types, even oily skin, to remove makeup, dirt and oil without leaving skin feeling dry, thanks to ingredients like jojoba oil and three essential ceramides.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the “double cleansing” method?
“Double cleansing” refers to a facial cleansing method where you wash your face twice in a row, using two different cleansers. This is most often done by using an oil-based cleanser first—like CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm—followed by a water-soluble face wash that’s best suited for your skin type (cream, gel, or lotion). Double cleansing can be useful for many individuals and skin types, such as those who wear makeup daily or have acne-prone skin.
What is a cleansing balm?
Cleansing balms are formulated with oils that work to effectively remove makeup, dirt, and excess sebum that can build up on your skin. They typically have a rich, semi-solid consistency that easily melts onto the skin and creates a milky, cream-like texture once water is added.
How does a cleansing balm work?
Cleansing balms work in a similar way to cleansing oils, another popular cleanser option used for double cleansing. Both types of cleansers illustrate the scientific principle of “like dissolves like” in practice—meaning that oil dissolves oil and water dissolves water. Cleansing balms gently remove makeup and help eliminate buildup on your skin, while also offering moisturizing benefits and helping to maintain your skin’s protective barrier. The result: Your skin feels soft, healthy, and clean rather than dry or stripped.
How is a cleansing balm different from other facial cleansers?
Besides acting as an effective makeup remover, cleansing balms offer many benefits that make them a great addition to your face cleansing regimen. Because they are formulated with natural oils, such as jojoba oil, they are highly moisturizing and help nourish the skin with moisture. Rather than emulsifying into a foam, cleansing balms feature a unique, silky consistency that is simple to use and feels like a luxurious treat when it melts onto your skin.
How should I apply this cleansing balm?
Balm makeup removers, like CeraVe’s Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm, should be applied as the first step in your face cleansing routine. Using your fingertips (or a skincare spatula), simply take a pearl-sized amount of the makeup cleansing balm and massage onto dry skin using a circular motion. After working the cleansing balm onto the skin around your entire face, rinse it off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry (avoiding contact with your eyes). Next, continue by using your favorite CeraVe cleanser to complete your double cleansing routine.
Do I need to rinse off this product?Yes, CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm should be rinsed off with lukewarm water once you are finished applying it. Afterwards, gently pat your skin dry with a towel and continue on with the rest of your CeraVe skincare routine. Always follow with your favorite non-oil-based CeraVe face wash, like CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser.
Can all skin types use a cleansing balm?
Adding this cleansing balm to your skincare routine can have benefits for all skin types—including dry, combination, or even sensitive skin. CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm is non-comedogenic, developed with dermatologists, and suitable for all skin types. If you wear makeup daily, a makeup-removing cleansing balm is a particularly excellent way to gently and effectively remove makeup and help keep your skin looking healthy and radiant.
How often should I use this Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm?
CeraVe Makeup Removing Cleanser Balm can be used daily as the first step in your face cleansing routine, before your usual cleanser, serum, and moisturizer. It’s especially useful before bed to help remove residual makeup, dirt, and oils that may have built-up on your skin throughout the day. When in doubt, speak with a dermatologist for the best personalized recommendation for your skin.