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Balm vs. Oil vs. Gel Cleansers - which is best for you?

While we might put a lot of thought into which serum or moisturiser we choose, any old cleanser will do, right?


The key to an awesome skincare routine is selecting the right products for your individual skin type (nope, not pinching your mate’s face wash!).

A carefully selected cleanser not only ensures your skin is clean; it can help you avoid common skin problems like clogged pores, dry patches and overproduction of sebum.

Yet with so many types of cleansers available, how do you know which is best for you?

Cleansing balms -for all skin types except oily

Using a cleansing balm is like giving your skin a great big hug. Perfect for dry and ageing skin, balms gently melt away dirt and impurities while also softening and comforting your skin.

TheCloud 9 Deep Cleansing Balm is oil-based and you can use it with or without water. For the latter, massage an almond-sized dollop into the skin for 20-30 seconds (leave it on for up to 30 minutes for a super duper deep cleanse) then wipe away using a clean cloth or one of ourKonjac sponges.