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All the benefits of cleansing butter

A skincare secret suitable for all skin types that also removes waterproof and long-lasting make-up

All the benefits of cleansing butter A skincare secret suitable for all skin types that also removes waterproof and long-lasting make-up
CLINIQUE Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm

CLINIQUE Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm


You've returned home after a busy day. Finally, you want to put on your pajamas, sit on the couch, and relax, but there's still one thing to do: remove your makeup. Makeup wipes should be avoided, regular cleansers don't always remove all traces of makeup. Another option to consider? Makeup removing butters and balms. Thanks to their rich and consistent texture, resembling food butter, which softens with an increase in temperature or contact with water, they prove to be extremely effective in melting away foundation residues, mascara, or stubborn eyeliner without aggressing the skin, quickly and effectively removing even waterproof and long-lasting formulations. They are applied on the face, including the eye and lip areas, massaged, rinsed, and in a few steps, you have a gentle and mild cleansing. Curious? Here's everything you need to know.

What are makeup removing butters

These are semi-solid or thick balm cleansers containing vegetable oils and butters such as almond oil, jojoba wax, or shea butter. They are all gentle and nourishing ingredients that provide emollient, soothing, calming, and moisturizing properties. Above all, they are very effective in easily dissolving makeup, dirt, and SPF. Instead of stripping the skin of its natural oils, these products restore and strengthen lipids in our skin barrier, making them suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive and dry. Despite their fatty component, their formulation has a sebum-balancing action that makes them effective even for those with acne-prone skin.

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How to use makeup removing butter

Most makeup removing butters have a dense and creamy consistency that turns into oil when massaged onto the skin, breaking down the buildup of dead cells, sebum, and makeup, including the sunscreens we usually apply. The magic lies in the oil and fat-based formula that cleanses gently and effectively without being harsh. Using them is easy; no cotton pads are needed, and they can be applied on both dry and wet skin. In the latter case, the texture emulsifies and transforms into a fluid cleansing milk. Take a small amount of the product, warm it between your fingertips for a few seconds, then massage it in circular motions all over your face, including eyes, lashes, and lips until fully melted. Then, rinse your face with lukewarm water or remove everything with a damp microfiber cloth. Oils, balms, and butter cleansers are commonly used as the first step in the popular double cleansing routine in K-beauty. In that case, after the butter, a foaming cleanser is applied to eliminate any traces of oiliness. The result? Hydrated and clean skin.

What are its benefits

If body butters are among the best skincare formulas, especially in winter, makeup removing butters are a must-have for facial cleansing in every season. The reason lies in their multiple benefits:

  • Effective in removing makeup and impurities: being based on butters and oils, they can remove waterproof makeup and sunscreen, along with dirt, oil, and other impurities from the skin.
  • Gentle on the skin: they don't strip the skin of its natural oils, thus avoiding dryness and irritation. This makes them a good choice for people with dry, sensitive, or acne-prone skin.
  • Moisturizing and help protect the skin barrier: they usually contain nourishing ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, or jojoba oil, which can help moisturize and protect the skin, as well as remove excess sebum, leaving the skin soft and velvety.
  • Easy to use: as mentioned, they are simple, quick, and effective to use. Applied with hands, a few gestures are enough for excellent cleansing.

How to make makeup removing butter at home

Before you start, make sure you have a blender or beaters, like those used for whipping cream or beating eggs, as they will be needed to blend the ingredients. Now, onto the main piece: butter and oil. Only two ingredients to choose according to taste and personal needs. Possible options include shea butter, coconut butter, jojoba wax, as well as sweet almond oil, olive oil, or rice oil. The proportions are 25 grams for the butter and a little less, about 20 grams for the oil. Mix them and leave them in the fridge to solidify. Some also add essential oils such as lavender and geranium or a cleanser to the mixture to achieve the desired density, as well as to enhance the scent and benefits.

Best makeup removing butters and balms:

Not in the mood to showcase your culinary skills and make makeup removing butter at home? Don't panic; you can find excellent ones in the market. From the famous Take The Day Off by Clinique, which has safflower seed oil as one of its main ingredients and removes over 95 percent of makeup, sunscreens, and pollutants, to the Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter by Elemis, based on mango butter, fermented pumpkin, and fermented rice water.

ELEMIS Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter

ELEMIS Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter

SEPHORA Balsamo struccante in crema

SEPHORA Balsamo struccante in crema

E.L.F. Holy Hydration! Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm

E.L.F. Holy Hydration! Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm

LUSH Ultrabland

LUSH Ultrabland