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Alpha-H Essential Cleansing Balm 50ml

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The Alpha-H Essential Cleansing Balm is a versitile all-in-one makeup remover, cleanser and toner. Containing a beautiful concoction of essential oils, including Sea Buckthorn, Rose Hip and Geranium. This nourishing balm will melt away makeup, cleanse skin and replenishing much-needed moisture, leaving skin satin soft. 

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4.3 of 58 reviews

86% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Big fan

CT

I’m a lover of oil cleansers and this balm has become my new fav cleanser. I use it as part of my double cleanse in the evening and it’s amazing at getting rid of all my makeup and leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth

Most Helpful Criticism

I've used better

Bec

This product is okay In the sense of leaving my skin soft and smooth, the rose scent is also nice and not too overpowering. For me personally I didn't find it cleaned my skin enough for me to buy this product again.
  1. Big fan

    CT

    verified purchaser
    I’m a lover of oil cleansers and this balm has become my new fav cleanser. I use it as part of my double cleanse in the evening and it’s amazing at getting rid of all my makeup and leaving my skin feeling soft and smooth
  2. Nice smell

    S

    This balm smells really nice but there are better products that have a better effect.
  3. Very Nice!

    K-Lea

    I love me a good balm cleanser. This particular one is very impressive. I’ve been using it for a little while now and it always leaves my skin feeling soft, dewy and hydrated. It’s exceptionally good at removing make up. The only 2 issues I have with it - there’s not enough of it and I’m almost out. I would like to repurchase it but I’d appreciate it if it came in a bigger size. It does sting my ...
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  4. different but good

    leigh

    this is super different to my normal cleanser but I really liked this! it is a balm and gives your skin such a nice soft feel after using it
  5. Really Effective

    chlolololo

    verified purchaser
    This stuff is super effective at taking off makeup - even waterproof. The only drawback is that it kind of leaves a film on my skin after I've washed it off, so I still need to use a normal cleanser.
  6. Smells Divine

    Charlie

    I like this product just for the rose smell alone! But I LOVE this product to take my makeup off before cleansing. I can feel the makeup basically melt off then I add a bit of warm water to lightly work it in before rinsing off and cleansing. It leaves my face feeling soft and hydrated, not at all greasy or oily like you would expect. I don’t know how I went so long without this in my routine!
  7. Good but not great

    Samantha

    This cleansing balm is good and is quite nice to use and the scent is pleasant. It doesn't get ALL my eye makeup off but few cleansing balms do. I am not sure if I have a faulty one or I had actually finished the product but the airless pump broke and now I have to unscrew it and scoop it out. I will happily finish this but will not be re-purchasing.
  8. Moist.

    Danielle

    This balm is amazing for leaving your face feeling fresh, clean, soft and super hydrated! It melts make up away!!
  9. I've used better

    Bec

    verified purchaser
    This product is okay In the sense of leaving my skin soft and smooth, the rose scent is also nice and not too overpowering. For me personally I didn't find it cleaned my skin enough for me to buy this product again.
  10. Cleansing Balm

    Leen

    This cleansing balm is good for sensitive skin! little goes a long way, and the tub can lasts for ages!
  11. Nourishing cleanse

    Danielle

    As my skin ages I want a softer way to cleanse, enter this cleansing balm! Couple of pumps, so quick and easy to use. My skin feel likes it hydrated but also squeaky clean!
  12. Very good

    Aline

    Love this cleansing balm. Takes make up off easily, doesn’t dry skin out and not too perfumed. Amazing!!
  13. The Solution to a Shower Cleansing Balm

    Ash

    Contrary to one reviewer who says they sleep in it...(?), this is a great first cleanse cleansing balm. The packaging makes it great to use in the shower because you do not have to worry about opening the lid and exposing all the balm - put down at the top and enough is given to get rid of your make up easily! Works best on a dry-ish face, and remove with a warm flannel/wash cloth. Would recommend...
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  14. A staple

    Steph

    Being an every day make up wearer, a double cleanse for me at night time is a must. I love to use this balm in 2 different ways, firstly it takes all your make up off like a dream at night time and never feels harsh on the skin. It melts with the warmth of your skin and feels really luxurious.
    The other way I use it is in the morning with a facial massage or gua sha. It leaves my skin so sm...
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  15. Great

    Sarah

    This cleansing balm helps melt off my makeup and leaves my skin soft and supple.
  16. Not bad

    melissa

    Cleans makeup off your face, I use 3-4 pumps of this stuff which is quite a lot as its such a small canister. If you like the smell of rose you will like this. I have used better..
  17. smells lovely

    Heidi

    Really nice product. Make up melts away and leaves my skin feeling soft and hydrated.
  18. leaves a residue

    Georgia

    Essential Cleansing Balm is easy to use by emulsifying it with a few drops of water. The balm rinses off easily with warm water and a textured muslin or microfibre cloth (I used a separate eye makeup remover to remove mascara). After I rinsed the balm off, I used cotton makeup remover pads and an alcohol-free toner to remove any residue of the balm and makeup. Even after I did this, I was rubbing ...
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  19. Nice for mature skin

    Ali

    I bought this product as I have other Alpha-H products that work well. Using a balm is new to me but I was looking for something more gentle and soothing for my dry skin. This is definitely gently but the consistency of the product is more like Vaseline and you do need to take it off with a warm washcloth in the shower. I don't use this to take my make-up off, I use it in the shower in the morning...
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  20. Creamy formula

    Brooke

    This ‘pre cleanse’ felt good on my skin. It is creamy and nourishing whilst effectively removing my makeup. Just wish it would come in a bigger size.
  21. Great product!

    Dani

    I use this as a nourishing face balm, to sleep in. Light on the skin but hydrating at the same time. Skin has really started to glow since using this!
  22. Adore!

    joyce

    If you're a fan of balms to cleanse, and if you love the scent of rose, you will love this beauty. Alpha=H, please make a larger size of this, it's really beautiful.
  23. Good

    Abbey

    This leaves my skin very clean and soft. I love how it works
  24. Cleans & softens

    Marcella

    This is an excellent cleansing balm that more than compares to high end balms. It cleans very well, leaves my combo mature skin soft. I use a microfibre cloth, slightly damp, to remove and there’s no residue just great smelling soft and clean skin.
  25. Leaves skin extra soft and clean

    AMANDA

    This cleansing balm leaves skin so soft and clean, even after the first use! My favourite product! It also smells really good.
  26. great for makeup removal

    Ariane

    Really for nighttime use when you want to remove makeup. It spreads and warms easily over the skin, and the makeup is all removed, leaving the skin, cleansed and makeup free.
  27. Melts makeup away

    Smaddi

    This is a great cleanser and it really melts away the makeup, with other cleansers I wash my face in the morning and still have makeup on but with Alpha H cleansers (I have a fair few of them) it ALL comes off.
  28. Great

    S

    Love this product! Melts all my makeup away and smells amazing. I love using it at night as part of my night cleansing and the refreshed feeling it leaves you with. I recommend using this after removing heavy eye-makeup with a dedicated remover to ensure the best result.
  29. Winter cleanser!

    Jillian

    Love using this in winter -- feels luxe and really does clean the skin. Best to use with a cloth.
  30. Leaves the face so smooth and soft after cleansing.

    Lara196751

    I use this cleansing balm to wash my face in the morning. I apply it on my face, massage it in and then wash it off. I find that it does not dry out my face at all and does not leave that tight feeling on the face. I do have acne prone skin and oily/combination and I find that it does not cause any breakout but in fact soothes my skin and gets rid of flaky skin, especially around my mouth line ar...
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  31. Perfect Pre Cleanser

    Cindy

    I purchased this with the purpose of using as pre-cleanser to help take off makeup and remove dirt and pollution before I go in with a different cleanser. This works great! It removes waterproof mascara and leaves skin really hydrated and doesn't strip the skin as a lot of makeup removers do.
    I have combination skin and I couldn't use this as a sole cleanser as its oil based and too heavy f...
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  32. This is necessary after makeup

    Sheridan

    This is amazing for taking off heavy makeup as a really luxurious pre-cleanser.
  33. Great pre cleanse

    Brooke

    I love this as a pre cleanse, I have switched from dermalogica pre cleanse to alpha-h. The only thing I don’t like is the packaging, I find it fiddly and annoying.
  34. Great pre cleanse

    Maddy

    I wear makeup most days and always like to use an oil/balm prior to doing a second cleanse.
    This product is just beautiful and compares to some high end product but for a much cheaper price.
    I personally would always use another cleanser after using this as i found it to leave a residue on your skin and i think over time you would end up suffering from breakouts or blackheads as it wou...
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  35. Spoil your skin

    michelle

    I've tried a few oils for pre cleansing, this is the first balm I've used as a pre cleanse, and I love it!!!

    The packaging is super easy. Simply press down and the product comes up from the hole, use your finger to take the product. Clean and easy. No more needing to open and squeeze a bottle and potentially getting product on the bottle.

    The balm itself has a subtle fr...
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  36. Good

    asami

    This product is smooth and really good at melting and breaking down your make up. It smells really good but doesn't get rid of eye make-up well so take that off before cleansing your face. I will definitely keep using it as it makes my skin feel and smell soft before starting my second cleanse
  37. Smells great!

    Bree

    Very similar texture to coconut oil, smells amazing and great for when you have had heavy makeup for pre cleansing.
  38. love the product not a fan of the packaging

    Danni

    I loved this product its great to clean your face, get your makeup off, first etc it really gives a deep clean. However the packaging is fiddly and when you are getting close to the end you have no idea and even though you can feel product left in your unable to access the lasts of it due to packaging design which means wastage. I would love this in a new packaging design.
  39. Love

    Amelia

    This is a great cleanser and it really melts away the makeup, with other cleansers I wash my face in the morning and still have makeup on but with Alpha H cleansers (I have a fair few of them) it ALL comes off.
  40. Like it

    Amelia

    This is a great cleanser and it really melts away the makeup, with other cleansers I wash my face in the morning and still have makeup on but with Alpha H cleansers (I have a fair few of them) it ALL comes off.
  41. Amazing makeup remover

    Sel

    This is the best cleansing balm/make up remover I've ever used. Cleans all makeup, including mascara, without drying out my skin. It feels really nice to put on and is very calming before bed. Definitely recommend.
  42. Moisturising and leaves skin feeling great!

    Caitlin

    I am a fan of double cleansing at night and love this as my first cleanser. It removes traces of makeup and is incredibly hydrating. I follow with the Alpha-H balancing cleanser. I got a small version of this cleansing balm in a pack of products and absolutley fell in love. Also a little bit goes a long way.
  43. Love

    Isobel

    Smells exactly like a facial and does the job so well. This cleanses and moisturises at the same time and its honestly everything you need!
  44. Great for Removing Make Up

    Elizabeth

    I purchased this because of others' review of the potency to remove make up and it does the job effectively. It's also soothing on my face and not leave my skin feeling dry even if I don't use anything afterwards. Great product.
  45. Even better than a usual cleanser

    Penelope

    I think I like this even more than the other cleansers that I loved. The thickness of a balm and the pump pack top is awesome and makes it feel even more creamy and like its sticking to the dirt even more!
  46. Nice cleanser but difficult packaging

    Emily

    This was a really lovely cleanser - the ingredients and smell are beautiful, however the packaging is really finicky and eventually you just end up taking the top off and dipping your fingers in! It didn't seem to last me too long, which is another shame. It was a really gentle cleanser but I felt it did a good job of cleaning my skin and left it nice and soft afterwards.
  47. ALPHA-H ESSENTIAL CLEANSING BALM

    Zhaowei

    I am a big fan of cleansing balms for their gentle yet effective cleansing and this balm is no excpetion.
    The balm is a thick vaseline consistency but spreads easily over the skin. It can really be worked in and does not irritate the eyes at all. I use a warm wet muslin cloth to remove the balm and my skin instantly looks more radiant and clean. It doesnt feel dried out at all, feels nice an...
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  48. Amazing

    Tana

    This product is great for removing make up before cleansing, it smells amazing and its smooth and silky .. leaving you skin clean and ready to cleanse..I highly recommend it for all skin types as its very hydrating and doesn't strip you skin making tight and dry ..its soft and supple.
  49. Surprised by this

    Shelia

    I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this. This cleansing balm felt like a gel to oil formula, but with just the right consistency for massage. It glides on beautifully and removes makeup like a charm. It does emulsify however won’t fully rinse clean so I feel a wash cloth is required. There’s a subtle scent of turkish delight which is lovely also. Overall a good cleansing balm.
  50. Good Product - Average Packaging

    Charlotte

    Another really beautiful product from Alpha- H. It does everything it says it would and feels wonderful on the skin.

    However, the packaging is cumbersome. The balm stops coming out of the top after about ten uses and then you have to unscrew it to get the rest.

    I would like to see more minimal packaging from Alpha-H!
  51. On the fence

    Bella

    The product itself is great, melts away makeup, smells amazing and leaves my skin clean, soft and hydrated. BUT the bottle it comes in simply doesn't work. Because it's a balm the cleanser doesn't move within the bottle as you pump it so you have to unscrew the top to get to the cleanser after about 10 cleanses. Wouldn't buy again purely because this is inconvenient.
  52. Nice balm

    Kirsty

    This is a nice cleansing balm from Alpha-H which - heavens be praised - does NOT smell like citrus and lavender for once. Instead, it has a light rose-y type floral fragrance, which I greatly prefer.

    I find this balm a little bit too heavy for my skin type - although it rinses clean - and I hate the dispenser. Yes, I know these 'push'-type dispensers are more hygienic etc. etc., but ...
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  53. Nice product but caused breakouts

    Cassandra

    I enjoyed the packaging and the product itself feels gentle and not too oily. I bought with the idea of double cleansing and using this to mostly remove my makeup. While effective it does seem to be causing minor breakouts so I’m unsure if I will continue use at this stage.
  54. Stop and smell the roses

    Sara

    Smells slightly like rose petals, probably best for normal to dry skin types, or combination skin - leaves skin clean, not tight ( best to use a face cloth to remove it), 2 cleanses removes all the makeup off my face. Love it!
  55. Beautiful product

    Jan65

    I am a long time user of AlphaH products but had never tried this balm... so glad I did! It's a little spa indulgence in a jar! I use this at night, sometimes as my main cleanser and makeup remover or sometimes after cleansing first with the Balancing cleanser.. both ways give great results. I love that for a balm it isn't heavy and greasy, it's able to be used around the eyes and the fragrance is...
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  56. Another Alpha H product I can't live without!

    Alexandra

    This is the first balm type cleanser I have tried and I am incredibly impressed with it! It is recommended for normal, dry and mature skin types, although I have combination skin I found this did not break me out, it left my skin amazingly clean and moisturised (not tight and squeaky or with any leftover residue although I do use a face cloth to remove it), it is a delight to massage into my skin ...
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  57. Doesn't remove mascara

    Jessica

    I love using cleansing oils and balms as I find they remove all my eye makeup, unlike wipes and micellar water. I like using only one product for removing all my makeup.
    Unfortunately, this balm did not remove my mascara. Despite massaging it in well and using a muslin cloth, I had mascara smudges under my eyes and when I ran a cotton bud on my lashline, it had mascara residue on it.
    I...
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  58. Gotta love a multi-tasker!

    Elle (Adore Beauty Staff)

    I haven't used any Alpha-H products before, so this product was my first experience. I really enjoy using it, it smells beautiful, removes all make-up and is easy to rinse off skin. I am converted to this balm specifically because it doesn't leave an oily residue like others I have used in the past. I have dehydrated skin, and my skin feels hydrated and clean after use. Works really nicely with a ...
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