Do I Need an Oil or Water-Based Cleanser?

Do I Need an Oil or Water-Based Cleanser?

What are the differences between the 𝗘𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗺 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲 and our classic best-selling 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲?

These two cleansers are very different in ingredient synergy, texture, experience and performance - but both can be used as an effective, gentle, single cleanse for all skin types. Harnessing unique formulations, they can be used in tandem for an effective double cleanse as well.

The most inherent difference between these two cleansers is that the 𝙀𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝘽𝙖𝙡𝙢 𝘾𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙞𝙡-𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙 and the 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝙈𝙤𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝘾𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙧-𝙗𝙖𝙨𝙚𝙙. Choosing one over the other depends on your skin needs and personal preference!

They are designed to be used individually as single cleansing products and together as a powerful, gentle cleanse duo. Both are equally effective as a single cleanse and also as a double cleanse (using either TWICE  in the same routine if needed) or double cleansing together (Essential Balm as your first and following with our Complete Moisture Cleanse).

𝗘𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗺 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗶𝗹-𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱, 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘂𝗽 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿

Essential Balm Cleanse will remove heavy, difficult makeup. Yes, you can double cleanse with Essential Balm Cleanse - it’s wonderful, try it and see how it works! Of course you can use Essential Balm Cleanse if you don’t wear makeup - it’s excellent at cleansing, keeps the acid mantle intact, clearing dirt, imbalanced oil and impurities, leaving the skin feeling unbelievably soft and silky.

𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿-𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗲𝗱, 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘂𝗽

Generally - if you wear make up, use Essential Balm Cleanse first and then finish with Complete Moisture Cleanse. Double cleansing with Complete Moisture Cleanse is excellent and will keep your barrier intact without any dryness. This gentle pH-balanced cleanser calms skin while clearing away dirt, imbalanced oil and impurities - try it and see how it works for you!

Used in a routine we recommend starting with Essential Balm Cleanse first, followed by Complete Moisture Cleanse, Daily Acid Toner, Hydrating Accelerator, then followed by serums and oils such as C Complex Serum, Active Infusion Oil and finished off with Ultra Peptide Cream and Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 for day and Vital Balm Cream at night to seal in all of those wonderful actives.


These cleansers do not contain added fragrances, their scents emanate from constituents within each ingredient.

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Essential Balm Cleanse

Size: Full size 3.3 oz
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Complete Moisture Cleanse

Size: Full Size 3.3 oz