A cleansing balm could be your new skincare hero

Dry skin types - welcome to heaven.
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Double cleansing is already a sensational way to start any skincare routine. But making that first cleanse a balm? Dry skin types – welcome to heaven.

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Adding an instant hint of luxury, these solid-to-oil formulas melt into the complexion upon contact for a gloriously gentle, smooth and hydrating cleanse.

Ready to find your new favourite? Here are the ones we rate for a daily dose of decadence…

Sensitive Friendly

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The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, $25, from The Body Shop

This affordable fan favourite is not only a great skin-soother, thanks to the camomile, but it’s also high in antioxidants to help protect from free radicals and irritants.

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Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, $97, from Elemis

Dip into this pot of solid gold to treat dry and mature skin. It’s chock-full of rosehip oil for a serious hit of hydration and smells like a delightful rose garden.

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Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm, $60.72, from Adore Beauty

For sensitive noses and skin types, this balm is the bomb. It dissolves all surface dirt without compromising the skin barrier and contains no artificial fragrances.

Silky Smooth

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Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, $59, from Adore Beauty

This cult favourite wins awards for a reason. It’s lightweight yet dissolves the most heavy-duty makeup and sunscreen without any traces (or greasiness), leaving behind nothing but beautifully silky skin.

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Eve Lom Cleanser, $37, from Mecca

Looking for a spa experience at home? Eve Lom’s cleanser is for you. Formulated with four aromatic plant oils, it will soothe the mind as well as your skin.

Vitamin Based

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Soap & Glory Glow Your Mind Nourishing Cleansing Balm, $20, from Mecca

Introducing the newest member of the Soap & Glory family. Enriched with vitamin C and four oils that hydrate, nourish and replenish skin, this non-greasy formula is perfect for adding to your daily routine.

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Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, $34, from REN Clean Skincare

Gently melt away makeup (including waterproof mascara!) and impurities with this rose-infused balm. The almond oil ingredient is full of vitamin E to ensure a deep cleanse whilst keeping your skin feeling smooth.

Ultra Hydrating

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Alpha H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm, $59.95, from Adore Beauty

This balm-to-oil cleanser is perfect for melting away makeup, SPF, dirt and pollution. Its waterless formula is made with nourishing active ingredients and antioxidants, sandalwood seed oil and grapeseed oil. Cue soft and radiant skin!

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Sunday Riley Tranquility Cleansing Balm, $50, from Sephora

Need a huge hit of moisture? Cocoa butter, moringa oil and squalene combine in this balm that promises serious nourishment. In fact, it can even double as a hydrating treatment mask.

Fruit Tingle

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Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm, $32, from Sephora

Elevate your cleansing game with this brightening balm containing lusciously fruity ingredients. The papaya enzymes gently smooth the skin while the papaya seed oil keeps your skin hydrated.

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