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Top 5 Korean Cleansing Balms

April 27, 2023


Top 5 Korean Cleansing Balms


Feeling Overwhelmed By The Different Korean Beauty Cleansing Options? We're making it easy for you with this round-up of the best on the market.  

But first things first -what are they and how do they work? 


How Do Cleansing Balms Work?

Cleansing balms are a type of oil cleanser. They go on as a solid balm and transform into a liquid while rinsing off. Once you scoop them out and apply them to a dry face, you'll notice that they actually have a soft and lightweight texture that feels nice on the skin.


Who Should Use a Cleansing Balm?

You should use a cleansing balm if you wear makeup and/or sunscreen. They're perfect for breaking down thick makeup, mascara, eyeliner and SPF. Ideally, if you're using a cleansing balm you should follow up with a second water-based cleanser to remove any non-oil based impurities in the skin. This is known as a "double cleanse". 

For more on the double cleanse method, tune into the Korean Beauty Show podcast:


The Best-Selling Korean Balm Cleansers

Below is a list of the best-selling Korean balm cleansers in 2023: 



Top 5 Korean Cleansing BalmsSubi Bare Skin Balm

Our number one selling Korean cleansing balm is this beautiful, antioxidant rich cleansing balm. Bare Skin Balm guarantees radiant, glowing, baby soft skin in minutes!

The beautiful colour comes from Australian Lemon Myrtle and dreamy Sea Buckthorn Oil. Together, they melt away oil-based impurities like sunscreen, makeup and excess sebum while nourishing the skin with antioxidants, fatty acids and Vitamin E.

Subi's super-effective formula is 100% free from alcohol, silicones, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances or colours, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, PEGs, TEA or phthalates. It is a perfect option for dry and sensitive skin. 

Subi Bare Skin Balm


Top 5 Korean Cleansing Balms: Heimish All Clean Balm

Heimish All Clean Balm goes on as a solid balm, transforms into a silky oil cleanser on the skin then becomes milky while rinsing. The soft and lightweight texture effortlessly removes makeup and residue without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Heimish All Clean Balm is a hypoallergenic cleansing balm that is perfect for washing away thick makeup, dirt and buildup, without tugging or irritating the skin.

This oil cleanser works well for a range of skin types because it is hypoallergenic. 


Top 5 Korean Cleansing Balms: Banila Co Clean It Zero Original

Banila Clean It Zero Original Cleansing Balm sells once every three seconds. In fact, it was the first Kbeauty balm cleanser to go viral. This fan favourite contains skin brightening acerola extract, which leaves your skin healthy and vibrant.

It was created to quickly and easily melt away even the most stubborn face & eye makeup. Designed with all skin types in mind, this skin-loving formula, completely cleanses skin and hydrates.


Top 5 Korean Cleansing Balms: Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm is a buttery-soft balm that cleanses skin thoroughly and assists in a radiant complexion.

It melts when it touches the skin, boasting brilliant cleansing abilities. We love it because it contains beneficial ingredients for the skin like rice water and grain ferment ingredients. It also uses Chrysanthemum extract, which contains vitamins A and B, protects skin and soothes sensitivities.

This cleanser uses ferments, similar to those used in Korea's Joseon Dynasty, the royal court period. 

Beauty of Joseon Radiance Cleansing Balm


Top 5 Korean Cleansing Balms: I Dew Care Berry Melting

Formulated with antioxidants to help protect the skin from environmental stressors, the formula also smells like yummy blueberries. The combination of Acai berry, Blueberry, Jojoba Oil and Glacier Water leaves your complexion soft, smooth and refreshed. 

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