Melting Cleansing Balm™

The Guardian tested and awarded this "King of Cleansing Balms". It was No1 best seller in John Lewis skin care. 

It literally melts from balm to oil,  to make quick work of removing make-up, grime, SPF and pollution.  Either rinse off or, get a more thorough cleanse by using a muslin or cleansing cloth.  Your skin will be amazingly soft, hydrated and you will love the comfort and glow.  Every skin type, age, race and gender, will get beautifully clean skin without any waxy residue or tightness...just great skin.

Natural Sweet Almond Oil ensures all, especially dry skin, is hydrated. Omega 3 from Echium Oil calms sensitive skin and acne prone skin.  Mangosteen extract provides anti-oxidant protection and the aromas of our Signature Essence Blend will lift your spirits, so you feel happier.

So, ditch the wipes and keep micellar water for festivals only! You will never want to sleep in your make-up again!
  • No time-wasting ‘warming’ because we use nourishing natural oils rather than bulking with waxes (often petrolatum) or beeswax (animal source).
  • Our squeezable tube is more hygienic than finger-dipping jars. It’s travel friendly and more sustainable.
  • It multi-tasks for traveling light. Use it as a cleanser, body moisturiser, pre-shampoo conditioner, hydrating face mask, shaving cream and lip balm.

Apply straight to the skin. Massage as it melts into skin. Add water and it turns to a light milk. Use Daily Cleansing Cloths™ for a 'steam-clean' removal or, simply rinse off. Men love to use it in the shower to cleanse and soften beard before shaving.

Check the Active Ingredients tab below for more information on the natural ingredients that make this the best cleansing balm.


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revitelix™ is Echium oil providing Omega 3, 6 & 9 to reduce lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity and participate in barrier repair. It helps rebuild the hydro lipid film as the skins surface and is also anti-irritant.

SUCRAGEL™ contains Sweet Almond Oil and acts as a ‘wash on’ moisturiser and leaves a velvety finish while thoroughly cleansing

MANGOSTEEN FRUIT EXTRACT is rich in vitamins and polyphenols providing anti-oxidant protection

INGREDIENTS: caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, aqua (water), sucrose laurate, glyceryl dibehenate, echium plantagineum seed oil, phenoxyethanol, sucrose palmitate, parfum (fragrance), sucrose cocoate, sucrose stearate, citronellol, ethylhexylglycerin, garcinia mangostana fruit extract, limonene, linalool, caprylyl glycol, chlorphenesin, tetrasodium edta, butylene glycol, hexylene glycol.

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"When creating this product, I imagined you - like me - walking up the stairs around midnight, absolutely pooped and thinking "I wish I had taken my make up off at 9pm when I came up for a wee. All I want to do now is fall into bed"

What could I do to make your cleanse more pleasurable and more practical/time saving, without sacrificing effectiveness and efficiency?

Start by putting a cleansing balm into a tube so it easily squeezes out and is portable. One that does not need warming in the fingers, or takes a lot to spread over the face and remove all the leftover residue. That saved 45 precious seconds on a cleanse and in a year that adds up to over half a day of sleep time, or if you wear face make up, allows you to do a double cleanse in the same time as a regular single cleanse.

So, it had to come out of the tube and easily massage into the skin - that is where the 'Melting' bit came in. It had to be super effective and hydrating which is where the Sweet Almond Oil, Echium Oil and Mangosteen came in. It had to be easy to remove and not leave a dry or waxy or oily residue but had to feel soft and velvety - that's where the addition of water turn it into a milk came in.

It is designed to be used with Daily Cleansing Cloths™ but if you are in a hurry, a bit worse for wear, do not have a clean cloth to hand or feeling a bit lazy, you can rinse it off with just water and your skin will feel great.

Next, pleasure. I wanted you to come out of the bathroom with an 'aah! that was not so bad'. So I added my Signature Essence Blend to further engage your senses and it has ingredients that are said to uplift confidence too.

Finally, price. I had to be able to do it and ensure that mine, not only compared favourably on performance, but that it would be at least half the price of leading cleansing balms on the market and it is about 40% of the cost of some popular ones.

I hope you love it.

Maleka Dattu's signature, founder of MERUMAYA skincare