For us, waterproof mascara is heaven-sent and long-wearing lipstick was made by God Himself. But taking it all off at the end of the day? Absolute hell. Fortunately, removing your makeup doesn’t have to feel like a burden—not when cleansing balms exist.

From the No. 1 formula in South Korea to a proudly local blend, these 5 makeup-melters cut through the most un-smudgeable faces. Swear!

1. Banila Co. Clean It Zero, P890
There’s a reason why this is the bestselling cleansing balm in Korea. Its formula powers through waterproof-to-the-point-of-lifeproof mascaras. And thanks to its vitamin C-rich ingredients, it leaves your face soft and bright instead of tight and dry.

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2. Holika Holika Pig-Clear Sherbet Cleanser, P995
This balm is a serious treat for your face. It gently dissolves impurities with aloe extract and improves elasticity with porcine collagen. Unlike many other makeup removers, it’s incredibly moisturizing, too. Perfect for dry skin types!

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3. Pixi Nourishing Cleansing Balm, P1,250
Now, here’s something to delight the senses! This delicate and sweet-smelling balm contains sweet almond oil, shea butter, and Vitamin E. When their powers combine on the skin, they whisk away stubborn makeup and nourish your lashes (and brows!).

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4. Labiotte Wine Sherbet Cleanser, P925
This lightweight balm is proof that wine solves everything. Sepivinol, a premium French wine, is the workhorse of this antioxidant-packed formula. It packs a one-two punch by cleansing and exfoliating your face.

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5. In Her Element Nourish & Cleanse Balm, P595
This local salve works as both a makeup remover and moisturizer. Made with coconut oil, beeswax, and cocoa butter, it lifts away makeup without sucking your skin dry. Plus, it smells so yummy! Something tells us this proudly Pinoy blend is about to become your fave.

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Trust us, girls, these balms are the bomb.

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