July 13, 2020

Soap & Glory Now Has a Cleansing Balm That Acts as Peel?

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Soap & Glory Glow Your Mind Nourishing Cleansing Balm is on the loose at Ulta! This is Soap & Glory’s first cleansing balm ever! The $13.99 cleansing balm is 3.3 oz in size and contains a mix of marula, avocado, apricot, and jojoba oil.

This sounded amazing until I read the how to use instructions. At first they say it’s a balm t milk consistency! Ok, that sounds right but they proceed to they proceeded to confuse me in two areas the first of which is the fact that meant to be used on a wet face. As far as I’m concerned it’s no longer a cleansing balm if you’re using it on wet skin. But secondly and most odd is the fact that it acts as a peel. Say what? Apparently it has AHA and BHA ingredients to act as a gentle peel but in reality it comes from harmful lemon oil. That being said I’m a bit wary of applying this on my eyes even though it says it’ll act to remove waterproof mascara.

I always find products like this confusing as it just wants to do too much. Just pick one thing to excel at. Be a great cleansing balm but don’t try to be a peel as well. It’s just too confusing when you’re throwing so many tasks into one simple product.

Am I right?

For those interested Soap & Glory Glow Your Mind Nourishing Cleansing Balm is available now at Ulta.

Where to buy


Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Limonene.


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  • kimkats

    Everything about that screams “Don’t use me on your eyes!!” Lemon peel oil? AHA? BHA? Yeah, that’s a *hard* pass for me… certainly not ever coming close to MY eyes!! owowowowowowowowowow………….

  • Desirea

    I bought this a few days ago and it’s actually amazing! It doesn’t say anywhere on the box to use with wet hands. It says to use on a dry face with equally dry fingertips. I also can’t find anywhere on the box that says that it’s a peel? Not really sure where that’s coming from. But this balm is quite excellent for me!

    • Isabella Muse

      awesome. On ulta’s website: “Precautions: Sunburn Alert. This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) and a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing and limit sun exposure during usage of the product and for a week after use of the product has stopped. Avoid contact with eyes. If product gets into eyes rinse well with water immediately. Do not apply to irritated or broken skin. Do not store in direct sunlight.”

      Instructions for use (also, at Ulta): AM or PM apply a pea-sized amount to a clean, wet face. Massage in circular motions for 30 seconds, and leave on for 2 minutes for the gentle peeling action to kick in. Rinse and gently pat dry to reveal the glow! Use 2-3 times a week.

      Can you read the ingredients match mine? Curious minds!

      • Desirea Romero

        Interesting! The ingredients are the same. Very different instructions and it does not say anything about it having aha it bha or have a sunburn warning

        • Isabella Muse

          weird! maybe they put the warning there because of the citrus oil?

  • kjh

    Totally right. Lemon peel oil and limonene? Hell no! We’ve known that since the late 70s early 80s. The sad thing is they know it too. I don’t see any aha/bha on the list that I recognize. First cleanse products are a bitch for me, but at least I can rule some out easily…like this one.

    • Isabella Muse

      nor I! They rely on the harmful citrus for the “peeling” they promise which is rubbish πŸ™