5 Must Have Beauty Products You Never Knew You Needed

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If you’re like me, you’re looking for beauty products that literally take the hard work out of using them. We don’t have time for 20-step routines, especially if you have other things to do in the morning like workout or sleep in (no judgment here!).

Every once in a while I try something that’s so ingenious I can’t believe I haven’t used it before, I’ve swapped my normal cleanser for a makeup melting balm and the difference is unbelievable. Not only are they super speedy and take all the hassle out of cleansing, they’ll leave your skin soft and rejuvenated too…here are my favorites, get them while you can – you’ll thank me later.

1. Go for charcoal if you need an extra detox 

boscia Charcoal MakeUp Melter available here.

I use this one before events and big milestones because it’s like an expensive facial in a fast treatment. It’s silky and soft and will melt off even the most stubborn of waterproof mascara (as I found out) but will also give your pores that nice squeaky clean feeling. My favorite thing about the boscia cleanser is that as well as being effortless, it leaves your skin hydrated, not tight or over cleansed.

2. Go green if you have sensitive skin 

Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm available here.

This makeup melting balm will remove pollution, makeup, and sunscreen. I’ve tried and loved all of these balms, this one is gentle and refreshing, so I use it when my skin is being a bit of a pain. Sometimes hormones and weather can affect our skin, if you’re like me and get sensitivity or dryness, this is for you. It contains sunflower oil and other soothing ingredients and is perfect for every skin type!

3. Go luxurious for anti-aging benefits 

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm available here.

If you want to keep your skin young and fresh, you might need to spend a little more money. That’s the price you pay for skin that’s forever young. What I love about this cleansing balm is that it’s deliciously thick, it melts everything away but can be used as a mask on its own to refresh and renew your skin. This is probably the only cleansing balm that will actually renew your skin instantly, giving you a plumper fresher glow after you use it, so if you’re looking for a cleanser that gives you the benefits of your favorite moisturizer – you need to get your hands on this one. I love this.

4. Trust the fans if you want a great all rounder

Clinique Take The Day Off Balm available here.

With so many five star reviews I had to try this one. I think it’s perfect if you’re not too worried about extra benefits like hydration or anti-aging because it does exactly what it says it does. It melts even heavy duty makeup off! The reviews were right, it is like a magic one-swipe makeup eraser. And it’s the best one to take on vacation and use on the go!

5. Go au naturel

Kopari Coconut Melt available here.

The best makeup melter by far is coconut oil. You just can’t beat it. It softens skin, hair, your legs (before summer we need that!) and if you put a little on a cotton pad it’ll melt your makeup clean off. It might not give you the best anti-pollution benefits, which is why I like to use a cleanser as well as coconut oil. The best thing about coconut oil is that it’s antibacterial as well as hydrating, so it’s great to use all over. I’ve loved Kopari ever since they popped up on my feed, with their organic coconut range, using it just made me love it more – it’s buttery, soft and makes my whole face feel healthy and clean!

 

If you’re like me, you’re looking for beauty products that literally take the hard work out of using them. We don’t have time for 20-step routines, especially if you have other things to do in the morning like workout or sleep in (no judgment here!).

Every once in a while I try something that’s so ingenious I can’t believe I haven’t used it before, I’ve swapped my normal cleanser for a makeup melting balm and the difference is unbelievable. Not only are they super speedy and take all the hassle out of cleansing, they’ll leave your skin soft and rejuvenated too…here are my favorites, get them while you can – you’ll thank me later.

1. Go for charcoal if you need an extra detox 

boscia Charcoal MakeUp Melter available here.

I use this one before events and big milestones because it’s like an expensive facial in a fast treatment. It’s silky and soft and will melt off even the most stubborn of waterproof mascara (as I found out) but will also give your pores that nice squeaky clean feeling. My favorite thing about the boscia cleanser is that as well as being effortless, it leaves your skin hydrated, not tight or over cleansed.

2. Go green if you have sensitive skin 

Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm available here.

This makeup melting balm will remove pollution, makeup, and sunscreen. I’ve tried and loved all of these balms, this one is gentle and refreshing, so I use it when my skin is being a bit of a pain. Sometimes hormones and weather can affect our skin, if you’re like me and get sensitivity or dryness, this is for you. It contains sunflower oil and other soothing ingredients and is perfect for every skin type!

3. Go luxurious for anti-aging benefits 

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm available here.

If you want to keep your skin young and fresh, you might need to spend a little more money. That’s the price you pay for skin that’s forever young. What I love about this cleansing balm is that it’s deliciously thick, it melts everything away but can be used as a mask on its own to refresh and renew your skin. This is probably the only cleansing balm that will actually renew your skin instantly, giving you a plumper fresher glow after you use it, so if you’re looking for a cleanser that gives you the benefits of your favorite moisturizer – you need to get your hands on this one. I love this.

4. Trust the fans if you want a great all rounder

Clinique Take The Day Off Balm available here.

With so many five star reviews I had to try this one. I think it’s perfect if you’re not too worried about extra benefits like hydration or anti-aging because it does exactly what it says it does. It melts even heavy duty makeup off! The reviews were right, it is like a magic one-swipe makeup eraser. And it’s the best one to take on vacation and use on the go!

5. Go au naturel

Kopari Coconut Melt available here.

The best makeup melter by far is coconut oil. You just can’t beat it. It softens skin, hair, your legs (before summer we need that!) and if you put a little on a cotton pad it’ll melt your makeup clean off. It might not give you the best anti-pollution benefits, which is why I like to use a cleanser as well as coconut oil. The best thing about coconut oil is that it’s antibacterial as well as hydrating, so it’s great to use all over. I’ve loved Kopari ever since they popped up on my feed, with their organic coconut range, using it just made me love it more – it’s buttery, soft and makes my whole face feel healthy and clean!

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  • There’s a really popular brand balm here in Korea is Heimish All Clean Balm. It really gentle and feels fantastic on my sensitive super dry/flaky skin.

  • Blvck Bee

    I really want to try these never heard of them

    Agnes x

    BlvckBee.Com

  • Lauren Gogo

    I LOVE the Boscia one!

  • I got Clinique’s Cleansing Balm as a sample from Sephora and was really impressed. I also like DHC’s Cleansing Oil. It removes everything and leaves my pores feeling really clean.

    xo, Jo
    http://www.cutandchic.com

  • Natalie Redman

    Charcoal is so good for detoxifying the skin!

    http://www.upyourvlog.com