10 Cleansing Balms That'll Remove All That Oil, Sweat, and Makeup


All the experts SELF spoke with support CeraVe's economical solution. It's fragrance-free, making it ideal for all skin types, especially sensitive skin.


Versed's Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm, packed with skin-softening jojoba and avocado oils, resists sweat, grease, and waterproof makeup.

True Botanicals

A Dallas-based board-certified dermatologist and Maei MD founder Rebecca Marcus, MD, tells SELF that this luxury balm from True Botanicals is her favorite.

Living Cleansing Balm

Then I Met You's Living Cleansing Balm's rich formula of moisturizing oils including grapeseed, olive, and sea buckthorn is ideal for removing oil-based makeup.


Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm “easily removes makeup, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth.


Farmacy's Green Clean Makeup Removing Cleansing Balm is favorited by Dr. Garshick, especially for breakout sufferers


Ceramides and squalane strengthen the skin barrier, while beta glucan, a calming, skin-repairing component from mushrooms, seaweed, yeast, and some grains, increases moisturization.

It Cosmetics

It Cosmetics' shea butter-based Bye Bye Makeup 3-in-1 Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm is a good option if you don't like cleansing oils or balms.

Glow Recipe

The silky, spreadable texture of a balm is enhanced with papaya seed oil and enzymes, which gently resurface the skin, leaving it cleaner and smoother after washing.

Dr. Dennis Gross

Hyaluronic acid makes it incredibly moisturizing, even though it's not as thick as other products on our list, according to Dr. Camp.