cleansing oil or balm

What is the difference between a cleansing oil and a cleansing balm and how do you incorporate the oil cleansing method into your skin care routine? Read on for the Eminence Organics guide to everything you need to know about oil-based cleansing.

WHAT IS A CLEANSING OIL?

Formulated specifically for use on the face, cleansing oils are both hydrating and soothing - making them perfect for those with sensitive skin types and dehydrated skin. Unlike traditional cleansers that rely on detergents to break down oil, cleansing oils draw out the oil, make-up and impurities that congest pores with a “like attracts like” approach. Cleansing oils typically contain botanical oils such as sesame, almond, and grape seed that emulsify with water to rinse away cleanly.

WHAT IS A CLEANSING BALM?

As cleansing balms are formulated with many of the same ingredients as cleansing oils, the major difference is texture. While cleansing balms melt into an oil once massaged between your hands, they start in a more solid state. Cleansing balms can range from a wax-like salve to a creamy gel consistency, with many options in between. This mess-free texture can make a balm more convenient for travel and for application - especially if you are just venturing out into the world of oil cleansing.

SHOULD I BE USING A CLENSING OIL OR CLEANSING BALM?

Eminence Organics are proud to offer a balm and oil option. While both are formulated for all skin types, work well alone or in a double cleanse, rinse away without residue and are excellent makeup removers - they do offer additional unique benefits.

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NOURISH AND TRANSFORM WITH WILDFLOWER CLEANSING BLAM

Evoking the Hungarian countryside, Wildflower Cleansing Balm contains naturally nourishing wildflowers and botanical oils that leave your complexion feeling soft and reduce redness due to dryness. This creamy gel balm transforms into a smooth oil when warmed that melts off makeup and rinses clean. With a comforting floral scent, the Wildflower Cleansing Balm is packaged in a convenient tube, making it perfect for on-the-go.

DETOX AND RENEW WITH STONE CROP CLEANSING OIL

Eminence Organics Stone Crop Cleansing Oil harnesses the power of mighty microgreens to protect skin from the drying effects of environmental stressors. Leaving the complexion looking balanced, bright and young, the Stone Crop Cleansing Oil is lightweight with a fresh clean scent. Its sturdy pump bottle is the perfect addition to any vanity area.