Tried and tested

Cleansers that make quick work of heavy-duty Halloween make up

Whether you’re planning to bewitch and beguile or be a total scream-fest, we want to take the horror of Halloween {make up} removal out of the equation. We’ve tried and tested the heavy hitters of the {cleansing} world to give you the sk-insider treatment on how to go from ghostly ghoul back to beautiful…

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Glow Recipe – Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm

Hailing from the beauty capital of the world, this K-beauty brand is known for their skin-loving products packed full of vitamins and antioxidants, all tied up in the cutest packaging. Not to be defeated in the cleansing arena, Glow Recipe’s {Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm} is designed to give you all the benefits of a heavy-duty cleanser with the ever-sweet sorbet scent of the papaya, plus brightening and soothing oils that leave your skin delightfully soft. This gentle yet powerful cleanser pulls away dirt and make up from the surface of the skin in record time, whilst the mix of fruity extracts (papaya oil, papaya extract, papaya enzymes and antioxidant-rich blueberry) leave the skin hydrated and with a radiance that only Glow Recipe can deliver.

Youth to the People – Superfood Cleanser

Like a vitamin-infused potion for your skin, Youth to the People’s {Superfood Cleanser} is one spellbinding skin-saviour we couldn’t help but share with our ghoul-friends. Harnessing the power of super foods (think of leafy greens like kale and spinach) through science, this blemish-banishing formula is the ultimate power-house gel cleanser. Though it’s gentle enough to use morning and night, don’t let that fool you — it’s powerful enough to strip away even the toughest of drag make up.

Alpha-H – Melting Moment Cleansing Balm

When it comes to troublesome, blemish-prone skin, {Alpha-H} has all the answers. Centred around thorough cleansing that doesn’t disrupt your skin’s natural pH level, this is the balm-to-oil cleanser of dreams. Whether you’re a working witch that needs a one-step make up blitz or a bathing beauty from the Black Lagoon who can indulge in a little more ‘me time’, the {Melting Moment Cleansing Balm} is a versatile formula that combines self care with skin care, with the added luxury of Australian wild orange to quench your skin — we say go onward and flourish!

Product stacked showing front of Versed's Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm

Versed – Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm

A double cleanse is no longer double the price thanks to this pot of wonder. The budget-friendly Versed {Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm} will quite literally melt the day away and give you that spa-in-a-jar feeling right at home. Expect purified skin and hydrated skin (thanks to the ever-needed vitamin E), a scent that is as natural as can be, and no leftover make up in sight — it’s the balm to milk cleanser that we couldn’t be without.

Then I Met You Living Cleansing Balm

You walked into my life… and now you’re taking over! An instant cult classic, Then I Met You’s {Living Cleansing Balm} is arguably the Holy Grail of cleansers, the ultimate IT girl. Winning numerous awards since its inception and having Korean-led lead skin care practices at its core, the Living Cleansing Balm is a cleansing experience. A luxurious trio of oils (buckthorn, olive and grapeseed) that earned the balm its coveted status, this formula effortlessly melts away impurities from make up to SPF. You’ll be oh-so glad you finally met…


Niall Taylor

Niall Taylor

Copy Assistant

Niall is our Copy Assistant here at Cult Beauty. Niall fell in love with the beauty world at 16 after finding a community of theatrical artists, and they have been creating magic ever since. Whether they are painting a face or writing about your next beauty obsession, it’s clear they are a total make up devotee.