What is a cleansing balm and how to use it?
From gels and foams to scrubs and oils, there are so many different “galenic” formulations to wash your face.
In France, we say that « washing is just the first step towards maintaining your skin's natural condition ».
But the question is how? we believe there are lots of reasons why you might choose over any other type of cleanser: the cleansing balm.
DOES A CLEANSER SHOULD FOAM TO BE EFFECTIVE?
Well, not really. People tend to look for "foaming" products, because they think that if they don't foam, it's not a cleanser. But the lather can actually strip your skin of more natural oils, ”says Dr. Erum Ilyas, a graduate dermatologist from King of Prussia, Pa .
A study confirms this, finding that surfactants (which allow cleansers to break down sebum so water can remove dirt) prevent molecules in your skin from staying tidy - natural and healthy
WHAT IS A CLEANSING BALM AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
Balm cleansers are made from oils and emollients to break down makeup, dirt, toxins, sweat, sunscreen and other impurities that might be on your skin.
Cleansing balms typically have a solid or buttery form which melts into an oil once warmed up on skin and emulsifies into a milky liquid once you add water.
Elodie's Naturals Cleansing Balm - Vegan and All-Natural
WHICH CLEANSING BALM IS BEST?
Cleansing balms contain different nutrients that improve the look and feel of your skin.
Look for the formula that offer an all-natural and plant-based version is best. Not only, it will be better for you but most probably for the planet too (sustainable harvest or organic farming for example).
Also, does a cleanser need 50 or even 100 ingredients or more? No ! Shop minimalist formulas.
IS A CLEANSING BALM GOOD FOR MY SKIN TYPE?
Cleansing balms can be formulated for all-skin type. Made with hydrating ingredients—think butters, oils, and the like—cleansing balms are notably more moisturizing than any other type of wash
With vitamin E and grapes seed oil, Elodie's Naturals cleansing balm works for dry, oily, and combo skin types. Because cleansing balms are more often associated with sensitive or dry skin, It can be non-intuitive for an oily skin to use a cleansing balm, but those with oily skin, surprisingly, will also benefit from using a cleansing balm.
Article credit : Elodie's Naturals ( https://elodiesnaturals.com/blogs/infos/bestcleanser )