Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm ($28) is a new cleansing balm that contains jojoba and meadowfoam seed oils that nourish skin as the balm acts to gently and effectively remove makeup. The entire idea behind the new Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm was to create a makeup cleanser that removed your makeup but didn’t strip your skin or leave it tight and dry after cleansing. I dunno about you but most cleansers I use be it a balm, an oil, or cream almost always leave me with a tight, dry feeling until I apply moisturizer. It’s just something I’ve come to expect after cleaning my skin and I rely on my toner, essence, and other treatments to restore moisture that was loss during that initial cleanse.
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm is one of the rare and very few products that removed my makeup without stripping my skin which means it’s my officially my ride or die now. I was sent a sample of this to try and after a single use immediately fell in love with it and ordered another tube so I have some more when I run out. It’s an absolute a marvel. Not only is the formula amazing but the packaging is perfect too!
Here’s the scoop!
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm is 3.5 oz in size and $28 in price making it equivalent in price and size to popular cleansing balms like Clinique Take the Day Away Cleansing Balm which is $31 at 3.8 oz.
Paula’s Choice does have an advantage over other cleansing balms in the fact it comes stored in a squeeze tube. Not only does this keep the ingredients stable as you’re not constantly exposing it to air but also, it’s just neater and cleaner to use. About 99% of cleansing balms come housed in big old tubs. Some come with a spatula to remove the balm others don’t. Either way the tubs are hard to store, a bit messy, and not exactly hygienic. This packaging is brilliant. Squeeze a dollop out and done! It’s formulated with a good assortment of ingredients such as olive and jojoba oil and contains no fragrance.
This formula can be used on wet or dry skin or if you want you can leave it for a minute or so and remove it with a washcloth. I use it the traditional cleansing balm way by applying it to my dry skin, massaging on, and adding a little water to emulsify the balm and break it down before rinsing.
It’s not as thick as some cleansing balms and has a softer texture that has a light, creamy balm consistency. It feels quite hydrating on skin and breaks down into more of a creamy oil as I massage it on! After it’s on I’ll add a little water and massage a bit more before rinsing. It breaks down beautifully well and rinses clean away without leaving any residue. It removes all my makeup easily even waterproof mascara. My skin feels lightly hydrated and not tight nor dry after cleansing. I was very impressed with the fact my skin just felt great after using this.
Overall, Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm is a cleansing balm you can feel good about using! It’s packed with great ingredients and doesn’t strip nor dry out skin! I think I’ve found the one cleansing balm to rule them all.
Loves it. It gets a Muse Approval for sure!
Where to buy
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm is a new, permanent cleansing balm that’s $28 and 3.5 oz in size and comes housed in a squeeze tube making for easy, mess-free cleansing. This formula is free of fragrance and contains no mineral oil. It contains a mix of skin softening fatty acids as well as excellent oils like jojoba and olive. The texture is light, balmy and not overly thick. It applies to skin and breaks down into a creamy oil and can be emulsified with a bit of water before rinsing. It was created for us on either dry or wet skin but I personally prefer using it on my dry skin. It breaks down makeup easily including waterproof mascara and doesn’t leave skin feeling tight nor dry after using which was one of the biggest benefits of the formula!
Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollient solvent), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate (emollient cleansing agent), Diisooctyl Succinate (emollient), Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters (emollient cleansing agent/emulsifier), Trihydroxystearin (texture enhancer), Glyceryl Stearate (emulsifier), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant/skin-softening omega fatty acid), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant/skin-softening omega fatty acid), Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant/skin-softening omega fatty acid), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant).
- Great texture! Light creamy balm.
- No fragrance, no mineral oil.
- Rinses clean away, no film or residue left behind.
- Doesn’t dry out skin nor strip it.
- Removes makeup easily even waterproof mascara.
- No cons.
Paula’s Choice Omega+ Complex Cleansing Balm is a great pick for anyone that wants to remove makeup easily.