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Boasting a sorbet-like texture before it makes contact with the skin, here are some of our favourite cleansing balms

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Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm

Made out of sunflower and ginger root oils, this cleansing balm effortlessly remove eye make-up and long-wear foundation without stripping, drying or leaving any residue. Infused with papaya extract, it also exfoliates and re-textures to achieve a youthful glow. Plus, it smells divine thanks to its refreshing blend of lime, bergamot and orange essential oils. 

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Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm

This vegan, sorbet-soft oil cleanser melts away oil-based impurities such as sebum, sunscreen and make-up while also nourishing the skin with antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Free of parabens, artificial colouring and synthetic fragrance, the combination of rosemary, persimmon and grapefruit also makes applying the cleanser an aromatic experience.

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Drunk Elephant Slaai Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser

Made with plant-based beauty lovers in mind, this cleansing balm is formulated with antioxidant-rich fruit extracts and oils to soothe the skin. It also moisturises with its nourishing African oil blend of marula, baobob, kalahari melon, mongongo and ximenia. When added with water, the balm transforms into a milky texture that rinses well, leaving behind a dewy glow. 

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Sunday Riley Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

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A gentle, sugar-based cleanser, it also moisturises with cocoa butter and mimosa flower wax while soothing with deep-blue, azulene-rich essential oils of blue tansy. The balm is also made with German chamomile that calms irritated, dry and flaky skin, while tangerine oil improves clarity.

Infused with vanilla and sweet orange essential oils too, this balm creates a tranquil, spa-like experience.

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleasing Balm

This lightweight make-up remover that goes from balm to oil to milk effortlessly dissolves even the most tenacious makeup and sunscreen, leaving no trace behind. It's non-greasy and non-drying, leaving the skin feeling nourished when cleansed.

Suitable for all skin types, it also improves the appearance of skin affected by external stressors like pollution, leaving younger, fresher-looking skin.

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