This Cleansing Balm Leaves My Face Squeaky Clean Without Stripping It Of Moisture
Credit: Courtesy/InStyle

This Brooke Shields-Approved Cleansing Balm Is the Best Part of My Skincare Routine

Get rid of makeup and dirt without sacrificing your skin’s moisture.
Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.

My status as a beauty writer doesn't mean I necessarily enjoy taking the time for a complete skincare routine. I love skincare and I love testing new products, but as for my pre-bed cleansing ritual, I want something easy and quick. Enter cleansing balms, a multipurpose skincare superstar.

Not all cleansing balms are created equal, and after continued testing, I've found a true favorite in the Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm from True Botanicals. The Brooke Shields-approved facial cleanser, which I received for free from the brand, makes for an easy, breezy nightly skincare routine, and unlike similar cleansing balms, I notice that my skin feels and looks clean without drying out when I use it.

True Botanicals skincare
Credit: Courtesy

Shop now: $48; truebotanicals.com

Named the "best cleanser I've ever used," by one True Botanicals reviewer, the balm was made with all skin types in mind. Yucca extract, turmeric, and mango butters act as the cleansing ingredients, while lactic and azelaic acid moisturize and brighten dull skin. 

"I have tried several cleansing balms. Normally they leave a greasy film or don't actually clean my face. This balm is awesome," wrote one reviewer. They added, "It doesn't leave a weird film and the smell is so nice. My skin feels clean but definitely not too dry, and I have extremely dry skin."

I prefer to use the cleanser at night when I'm ready to remove my makeup. It easily melts into the skin, and is gentle enough to use on eye makeup. Taking a small dollop of the balm, I massage the product over my entire face. I then rinse away the milky residue with warm water. I love that there's no struggling with removing makeup, and I can simply wipe away the balm and watch all the gunk fade away.

One shopper wrote that their skin "drinks in" the balm, while another said "this cleansing balm has been transformative." They added, "After using it my skin is hydrated and soft. I already see an improvement in my fine lines and wrinkles.

Permanently change up your cleansing routine with this easy-to-use balm, and purchase a jar from True Botanicals now.