The right cleansing balm will change your life. It will make taking off your makeup not only easier and quicker than ever but also a pleasant experience that you will look forward to. So instead of putting off (or dreading) makeup removal and face washing, it’ll become a habit simply because you enjoy it so much.
Think I’m full of it? Try a cleansing balm. I’ll wait. 🙂
Now, unfortunately, it’s a little bit harder than that, because there are quite a lot of dud balms out there, so make sure you try a good one. Okay, go. I’m waiting.
Now while all this is going on, let’s review Peach Punch Sherbert Cleansing Balm by Tony Moly and find out if it’s a winner.
The Down and Dirty on a Cleansing Balm That Will Hit You Right in the Childhood
It’ll hit you in the childhood because it seriously smells exactly like rainbow sherbet. It’s uncanny. Everything about this balm screams cute and lovely from the adorable peach packaging and container to the soft, ultra-rich balm itself. And, of course, the sherbet scent. What’s not to love? Well, a few things.
Depending on your skin type and fragrance preferences, you may or may not like Peach Punch. If you don’t mind scented skincare, you’ll love this. It smells delicious; anyone who loves fruity smells will be in heaven. If on the other hand, you prefer unscented, walk away. It’s heavily scented. Like it says, peach punch, and that punch is the scent of sherbet baby.
Now onto skin type preferences. This balm is definitely on the heavier side. It’s very rich and leans on the oily side of balms. When you add water, it will turn milky white, but it doesn’t feel like it’s turning into a cream, it still will feel very oily. So if you have dry skin or combination skin, or you just really crave moisture, you will love this. If you’re on the oilier side, you may want to check out a different balm that isn’t so rich.
The Break Down
Peach Punch is $26 for 2.82 oz of product. It’s infused with Peach Extract to hydrate and condition the skin. It also has Argan Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Camellia Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil. These oils are fantastic for removing skin impurities while hydrating and the skin.
The Scoring 7.5/10
Here’s the deal. This balm works. It takes off the most stubborn of waterproof mascara, long-wear cream eyeshadows, heavy foundation and concealers, SPF, all of it.
It’s an all-around great cleansing balm, and as far as efficacy goes, it’s superb. However, there are a few downsides. I dock points personally for the heavy fragrance. Although my skin hasn’t yet developed issues to fragrance, I’m making a concerted effort to dimish fragrances in my skincare. (Even if you don’t have fragrance irritation, it can happen later in life and can lead to irritation to other products as well). Also, the super heaviness of the balm, while it does make your skin feel really nourished, can be frustrating.
For one, it doesn’t rinse off with water alone. You’ll definitely need a wet washcloth to help get it all off. And it requires a secondary cleanser. (Which is a part of the cleansing method, so not necessarily a bad thing). Other downsides are that it did sting my eyes a little bit, it wasn’t bad though, but it was not the most comfortable experience I’d ever had. I also felt that I kind of needed a little bit more product to remove all my makeup than I have with other balms. Again, these aren’t super big downsides, but they’re still significant. Overall, it’s a great balm. If you don’t mind fragrance and a really rich type of balm, it’s something you will absolutely love.
The Pros and Cons
- It works. Great at removing all types of makeup, including waterproof varieties
- Feels very nourishing and moisturizing
- Removes SPF fully and easily
- Heavily scented
- Very heavy and oily
- Can sting eyes a little bit when removing waterproof mascara
Tips & Tricks
For tips & tricks, I’m going to leave you with some super helpful and informative videos on the double cleanse method itself. Double cleansing can seem complicated at first, and like an unnecessary step that takes up too much time. But once you understand the process, you’ll see that it not only ends up saving time, but it also helps you get a really good cleanse. (Way better than what you’d get with using a micellar water, or regular cleanse). It’s also a really nice process that will leave your skin feeling so soothed, moisturized and calm.
- Here’s a video from Sephora that goes over the basics of the cleansing method and has great demonstrations.
- This is a great review from a smaller YouTuber, Peachy Opinions where she goes in-depth to show you the product and also compares it to makeup wipes.