2019 is almost upon us! I’m sure most of you are prepared and ready for New Year’s Eve and just about everything is already planned out—from your wardrobe, to your makeup looks. But probably not everyone has thought about what happens after the party. One thing we recommend you include in your New Year’s resolution is to take better care of your skin You wouldn’t want to start the year already neglecting this, would you? Better to greet 2019 fresh-faced and ready to face the world. To help you with that, here are cleansing balms that can help you get rid of your NYE makeup, along with any impurities of the night like dirt and pollution. Go on and wash those away along with all the mess of 2018.
Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm
This luxurious, sugar-based cleansing balm has cocoa butter that helps protect skin from heat, cold, and irritation; azulene-rich blue tansy and German chamomile which calm irritation and soothes redness, as well as mimosa flower wax which conditions and hydrates the skin. Available on Sephora PH.
Banila Co. Clean It Zero Original
This award-winning hypoallergenic cleansing cream’s new formula is upgraded with hot spring water to soothe irritated skin. It dissolves impurities and naturally exfoliates with papaya extract while toning and brightening the skin with vitamin C and acerola extracts—all while working to keep skin balanced at a perfect “Zero Point” to prevent excess oil or dryness. Available at Glorietta 4.
Heimish All Clean Balm
Heimish’s natural, gentle cleanser and makeup remover is great for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin. It has a soft and lightweight oil-based texture. It also contains citrus herb oils to naturally brighten and nourish the skin. Available online.
Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm
Farmacy’s nourishing cleansing balm has sunflower oil, ginger root oil, and moringa tree extract to gently cleanse and nourish the skin while simultaneously purifying it. It also features Farmacy’s signature patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy, which promotes an evenly toned complexion. Available on Sephora PH.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm
This best selling beauty balm is enriched with vitamin and antioxidant-rich wild rosehip seed oil. The best thing about it? It does more than just cleanse. This beauty must-have can also be used as a moisturizer, a balancing facial mask, lip balm, and nail balm. No wonder it’s a cult-favorite. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Human Nature Bare Necessity Gentle Cleansing Balm
If you want something that’s 100-percent natural, go for Human Nature’s cleansing balm. Enriched with virgin coconut oil, it helps keep the skin soft and dewy, while removing even long-wearing and waterproof makeup. It’s a perfect travel buddy too, thanks to its no-mess formula. The solid balm liquefies only upon contact with your skin. Available at Beauty Bar.
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Clinique’s silky balm formula is another cult-favorite. This lightweight makeup cleans thoroughly–even tenacious eye and face makeups, as well as sunscreens. Similar with Human Nature’s formula, it also transforms from a solid balm into silky oil upon application. Available at SM Megamall.
Art by Marian Hukom
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