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    Glow RecipePapaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm<p>A beautiful, make up-melting and deep-cleansing formula, Glow Recipe&#8217;s first balm cleanser &#8211; Papaya Sorbet Cleansing Balm &#8211; is brimming with brightening, soothing and pore-purifying oils, extracts and actives to leave your face spotless, soft and irresistibly smooth.</p><p>A Cult Beauty exclusive, this lightweight, skin-nourishing balm-to-<em>foam</em> texture grips any stubborn oils, dirt and debris to sweep away every last trace of the day. Fruity and refreshing, the star is papaya &#8211; a rich source of dark spot-diminishing vitamin C and cell-stimulating vitamin A &#8211; which refines as it helps to restore uniformity. The mix of exfoliating and calming papaya seed oil, papaya enzymes, papaya extract, and antioxidant-packed blueberry, leaves skin clean and bouncy. Radiance is the name of the game here, as skin is left positively glowing without so much as a sting to the eyes or a stripped, tight-feeling surface in sight. An absolute must-try, this formula is vegan, cruelty-free and free from PEGs, parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, silicones, phthalates, drying alcohols, synthetic dyes and fragrance. Oh, and did we mention that this is also safe for sensitive skin, eyes, contact lens wearers&nbsp;<em>and</em>&nbsp;it&#8217;s ophthalmologist-tested too?! We're thoroughly impressed!</p>GLO029222478500013167985 stars, based on44 reviews 29.00Cult BeautyNew
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    Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm

    Glow Recipe
    Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm
    ( 100ml )

    £29.00
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    • Why it's Cult

      Applying South Korean trends and innovation to an ever-growing range of fruit-fuelled skin care, Glow Recipe’s co-founders – Sarah Lee and Christine Chang – have made K-Beauty’s brilliance accessible to all. Cute, covetable and ultra-efficacious, these sorbet-hued treatments are laced with results-driven actives, from vitamin A to resurfacing acids, and work to revitalise skin for a luminous, ‘glass skin’ effect. Ready, set… glow!

    • Description

      A beautiful, make up-melting and deep-cleansing formula, Glow Recipe’s first balm cleanser – Papaya Sorbet Cleansing Balm – is brimming with brightening, soothing and pore-purifying oils, extracts and actives to leave your face spotless, soft and irresistibly smooth.

      A Cult Beauty exclusive, this lightweight, skin-nourishing balm-to-foam texture grips any stubborn oils, dirt and debris to sweep away every last trace of the day. Fruity and refreshing, the star is papaya – a rich source of dark spot-diminishing vitamin C and cell-stimulating vitamin A – which refines as it helps to restore uniformity. The mix of exfoliating and calming papaya seed oil, papaya enzymes, papaya extract, and antioxidant-packed blueberry, leaves skin clean and bouncy. Radiance is the name of the game here, as skin is left positively glowing without so much as a sting to the eyes or a stripped, tight-feeling surface in sight. An absolute must-try, this formula is vegan, cruelty-free and free from PEGs, parabens, mineral oil, sulfates, silicones, phthalates, drying alcohols, synthetic dyes and fragrance. Oh, and did we mention that this is also safe for sensitive skin, eyes, contact lens wearers and it’s ophthalmologist-tested too?! We're thoroughly impressed!

    • How to use

      To Use As a Makeup Remover: Scoop a generous amount. On dry skin, gently massage formula in circular motions for up to 1 minute with dry hands, focusing on areas that have more makeup. Add water to emulsify and continue to massage, and then thoroughly splash with lukewarm water to rinse.

      Pro Tip: Massage the formula onto dry skin with dry hands for up to 30 seconds. Add water to emulsify and massage it again for up to 30 seconds for the most effective makeup removal. To double-cleanse, use 1-2 pumps of Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser (sold separately) and gently massage onto skin for up to 1 minute, and rinse thoroughly with water. Follow with your usual skincare routine.

    • Full ingredients list

      Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Sorbitan Oleate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Polyethylene, Aqua, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carica Papaya Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Papain, Vaccinium Angustifolium Fruit Extract, Fragaria Ananassa Fruit Extract, Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract, Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Metabisulfite.

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    Glow Recipe - Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm

    Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm Reviews

    A firm favourite!
    As a lover of all things Korean and Japanese Beauty about 95% of my skincare collection is non-western brands. I had to give this a go. It melts into my skin and glides onto the skin and gently removes all traces of makeup and is a firm staple in my skincare routine. I remove like all my balms with a Face Halo and it comes off really well and leaves my skin feeling silky soft ready for my second cleanse. It also leaves a nice glow. If you love K/J Beauty you MUST try this!
    Better options available
    I am a sucker for the packaging and fragrances of Glow Recipe, but this product just doesn’t do it for me. It is not effective at lifting my make-up and doesn’t wash off well - I have to wipe it off forcefully with a cloth then use another cleanser to remove the remaining traces and stop it from clogging my pores. I’ll be sticking to Farmacy Green Clean or Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel on future.
    Wonderful cleanser
    What an amazing cleansing balm. It simply dissolves makeup and not a trace is left on the skin. I simply rub it over my face dry and then rinse it off it. It gives a healthy glow and super clean feel. I'm glad to have tried it. Also, it’s a generous quantity and should last ages as u only need a small amount. Glow Recipe is a winner for me.
    So so
    Well, I was excited about this product when it first came out but it's not so good. I like the fact that it never broke me out (most of the stuff break me out) so that's good. It smells really nice also. The thing is, it melts makeup, but the eye and lip makeup kinda stick to the skin, just melted, you need to double if not triple cleanse to get every single residue of makeup off your skin. And it needs a lot, not just a scoop. Comparing to the drunk elephant cleanser it's nothing. I will finish this jar and I will re-purchase the drunk elephant for the 5-6th time.
    Underwhelming
    I had high hopes for this balm after reading glowing reviews, but unfortunately, this simply doesn't work for me. The packaging is the best part about it: it feels sleek and luxurious, and I love the scoop that comes with it. However, this doesn't emulsify properly and leaves an oily film on your face. I always double cleanse, so at first, I wasn't put off by this, but the oily film sticks to my hands as well. I need to wash my hands after using this because otherwise, my second cleanser won't foam properly, and therefore can't wash this balm off. It feels like a chore to use, rather than a pleasant experience. For the price, I had much higher hopes. I will be using this up so it doesn't go to waste, but I will not be repurchasing.
    The best cleanser!
    I’ve tried many a balm/oil based cleanser and this is hands down my all time favourite. It removes make up really well without stinging my eyes and doesn’t leave skin feeling tight. Really recommend!
    Amazing also for my oily skin
    I was sceptical of putting something greasy on my oily skin, but I must say double cleansing is amazing thing. It removes the majority of the impurities from my skin and then I just follow with my foam cleanser. My skin looks so much better, I have less breakouts and skin is more hydrated. Definitely recommend.
    Not impressed
    This product is so overpriced and such a gimmick like most of Glow Recipes products. It smells like plastic/ Vaseline all most and just wipes of as soon as it touches water wouldn’t recommend.
    Not the best balm
    I wanted to love this as I really like Glow Recipe, but it doesn't quite hit the mark for me. It smells lovely; the texture is really rich and luxurious; and it does remove makeup...BUT it doesn't emulsify properly! It goes a little milky but creates a slippery film on my skin when I try to wash it off, and I have to use a flannel to remove it. With a flannel it does come off fine, but I love the ease of balm cleansers that I can just rinse off (instead of the faff of having to have flannels lying around, washing them, etc.) I would absolutely love it if Glow listened to the feedback and re-formulated this slightly.
    Too oily
    The product is good but took a bit long time too rinse it off with the water, very oily...
    Lovely
    Normally use Sunday Riley Blue Moon but felt like a change as is quite expensive, but this is lovely, Blue Moon never really got all my eye make up off but this does, work best with warm water and Muslin cloth obviously but smells lovely and is well priced. Will re-purchase for sure.
    Don’t believe the hype
    I usually never write reviews however I almost feel an obligation to do so regarding this product as I fear this for many will be their first try with a cleansing balm - and it really shouldn’t be! I really wanted to love this product as I do many of glow recipes other products, but unfortunately this wasn’t the case. This balm does not remove makeup nearly as well as other cleansing balms but the worst thing about this product is that it does not emulsify (turn into a milky texture upon contact with water) this balm simply sits on the face - it’s sticky and very hard to remove and clogs the pores. Cleansing balms in general are fantastic and double cleansing has really made a difference for my skin - so if you are thinking about trying out a cleansing balm as a first step I recommend that you do, but I also recommend you try another product than this. Personally I swear by “All Clean” by Heimish.
    Was OK
    Nice scent, but it didn’t really take all of the makeup off!
    Nice but not nice enough...
    Was so excited to try this.. quality packaging, nice scent and feels lovely to put on but itleaves a film on my face and I HAVE to second cleanse after.. only using when wear makeup. Won't repurchase unfortunately.
    Lovely product
    Really beautiful scent, light texture which removes all of my makeup. The only issue is it’s difficult to rinse off and can leave a slimy film on the face. Works well as a 2 step cleanse. I’d buy again
    Obsessed
    I don't usually use cleansing balm for makeup remover since they can be a bit drying, but this product works perfectly. It removed a lot of makeup without leaving a residue, and it left my skin feeling nice and firm, not too dry (I have dry skin so usually post-cleanser, my skin would be super dry, but of course always follow with another cleanser). It also smells amazing and not overwhelming. Would recommend to anyone as a first cleansing balm!
    My first one and I love it
    This is the first cleansing balm I bought and I love the whole concept of double cleansing as well as this product. I am becoming Glow Recipe fan :)
    Perfect for double cleanse
    I bought this as my first balm cleanser to double cleanse, I usually use a micellar water but this product is perfect, it melts all my makeup including eye makeup and emulsifies and washes off perfectly. It's perfect for a double cleanse and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.
    Best balm cleanser so far
    I bought this to replace another cleansing balm I had which I suspected was irritating my skin but after a week of using this my skin is so smooth and soft. I only use this at night to take off spf and makeup and paired with their sweet chef serum shots my skin has never looked better! The packaging is glass and it so heavy it feels like £30 well spent. It is only 100ml however which is less than my previous cleanser but is worth every penny. Will repurchase!
    My skin is so soft
    This is the best balm I’ve ever used. Melts make up away in seconds - especially surprised with how fast my waterproof mascara came off (eyeko yoga - I usually end up with the stuff left on for days because nothing will budge it)! My skin the next day was so soft and glowy. Feels lovely going on, smells really soft, it’s not overpowering at all, you don’t need a crazy amount and it melts really easily. I use it with my foreo and it’s just really brightened my skin up!! I’ll absolutely be buying it again.
    Almost perfect.
    I've been wanting to try Glow Recipe for a while, and caved and bought this on the day of release as I love cleansing balms. I do like this one - the texture is nice and melts quickly and easily. It really is very good and gentle for eyes as they claim and removes SPF well. For me, it leaves a fairly heavy film and is not the easiest to wash off. As I double cleanse I don't mind too much, but I don't love the feeling even once it's off as someone with combo skin as I worry about leaving some residual oils on my face. The scent isn't of papaya as I'd hoped, but of strawberry from the extract included. Packaging and quality are lovely, but I don't think I'd repurchase. A good balm however just not my perfect match!
    Great cleansing balm
    Bought this as an alternative to other popular balms as it is vegan, and I would definitely buy it again! Great to remove makeup and good for dry skin. It is super gentle and does not irritate the skin, the smell is also subtle. The Packaging made a £30 product feel like I had spent a lot more than I had on it! A little also goes a long way, so the price is also very reasonable. Definitely a glow recipe fan after this product!
    New HG!
    I’ve been looking for a cleansing balm or oil for ages that doesn’t sting my eyes when I’m taking my mascara off and this is brilliant! I’ve tried body shop camomile, drunk elephant slaai (the worst for stinging eyes in my experience) as well as many other cult products and this is my far the best! Smells like starburst and so lovely to use. Also helps that their packaging looks super chic! 10/10 - gave my skin a real healthy glow and took all my makeup off without leaving an oily film!
    Good Options
    My first reaction is how lovely this is to massages at the begging, it feels lovely and becomes creamy on the dry skin beautifully, and the slight hint of papaya is so nice. It doesn't emulsify as much as I like a balm too, however, still comes off cleanly as easily and melts off all that buildup well. I do love that this has a gentle amount of enzymes to help keep my skin brighter and smoother. Not my favourite but I do really like it and is a wonderful experience in using.
    Amazing
    I have bought this three times now. Each jar lasts me about 2.5 months and is honestly amazing. It doesn’t break me out and has helped massively with dehydration. This year made my skin break out really bad with closed comedones and these have almost completely disappeared. It’s improved the quality of the skin around any spots that I do have and has given a natural glow particularly around the cheekbones. Honestly will be buying this for a long time.
    Never breaks me out
    I have combination/oily acne prone skin. I use make up and sunscreen everyday and this cleanser works amazingly on removing all of my make up and all the dirt of my face. Recommend this product for everyone! :)
    Best double cleanser
    I have now purchased this twice! I get anxious if I will run out and I think that says it all. I have seen reviews which say it doesn’t get rid of make up and is too oily but I do think a little goes a long way with this product. I am a hug fan of Glow Recipe products and this is another essential to add to the collection. I do not double cleanse everyday so this lasts me a few months at least.
    Very underwhelming
    I wanted to love this - a fruity smelling cleansing balm by glow recipe, sign me up! However, the scent was more like plastic than anything else and as a cleansing balm, it’s just very mediocre considering the price. Yes, it removes makeup but it doesn’t emulsify so you’re left scrubbing it off with a flannel because even after using a second cleanser there’s still film left all over your face. I’m glad I only had a tester size (which lasted for 6 uses) as getting through a full size of this would be a chore.
    It smells like a fruity cheese snack
    Once I opened the jar (love its matt color) I was brought back to my youth when mom gave me a pot of fruity cheese for a snack, hence I immediately loved its smell. I tested it with various types of makeup and I'm pretty satisfied as you don't need very much to remove any dirt. My only complaint is that with some kinds of mascaras and eyeliners the balm doesn't seem to be 100% effective. Anyway, I really appreciate that eyes don't sting at all.
    Great cleanser for colder days
    Love this. Not an emulsifying balm so a little more work to remove with a warm flannel but it’s been a fantastic cleanser for transitioning my skin from summer to fall. Despite my skin being on the oiler side, the cold weather and consequent central heating has me reaching for any products to introduce moisture and take away that tight feeling. This leaves my skin feeling nourished, spotlessly clean and it smells fantastic! Definitely deserving of a space in my regular rotation.
    *joins my cleansing balm shelfie*
    I love trying out new cleansing balms and it's not often that I buy one balm on repeat... but this one made the cut (I have another waiting on standby!). The texture is gorgeous and oh-so pleasing, the subtle scent is a joy that doesn't irritate my eyes - like others have. Whenever I use this I feel like I'm really treating myself and my skin. It's a lovely self-care moment and after rinsing, my VOTARY Face Cloths always come up clean so I'm 100% this removes every speck of my make up - as it should!
    Papaya sorbet enzyme
    Doesn’t emulsify makeup so easily especially eye make up...
    Amazing
    So nice on the skin! My skin feels so clean and you can tell there is no harsh ingredients.
    The BEST Glow Recipe product
    I bought this for a first cleanse as part of a double cleanse routine (thanks James Welsh). Unlike some cleansing balms where you wash off quickly, this product works best if you emulsify with water and keep massaging for ~30 seconds. Otherwise this leaves a film that some other reviewers didn't like. This is also how the founders of GR recommend using it. I don't wear make up so I don't use a lot each time but I love using this product every night. This product has helped massively with gentle exfoliation around my beard hairs to completely stop all the ingrown/messed up hairs I used to have to extract daily. This is truly a godsend for my beardy manface and I will be rebuying again and again!
    ♥️
    Perfect!
    Simply Shook!
    I am so pleasantly impressed by this, as always with Glow Recipe products. Smells wonderful, the texture is so light and creamy and it really removes everything with just a few swipes! Highly recommend!
    Average
    The packaging is beautiful and the balm has a lovely texture and makes my dry skin feel very soft. It certainly feels like a product which has been formulated well. However, I don’t wear much makeup and yet I found it did not remove the liner from my bottom lashes like other cleansing balms around the same price point do. Additionally, I found the scent to be far too light to be enjoyed.
    Super impressed
    I have spent such a great amount of time and money searching for a good cleansing balm - think I've finally found 'the one'! The jar itself feels heavy and luxurious, the product has a slight (not overpowering) scent, which I enjoy. It removes makeup without making my skin feel dry, doesn't make my eyes sting...I actually look forward to removing my makeup at night! Will absolutely purchase again. And again!
    Beautiful and fresh
    I have tried many cleansers, and this is one of the best. It’s not as thick as some others, when you rub it on it’s very buttery and silky. After adding water it turns into a lovely thick creamy consistency. I found it left my skin very soft after and did not leave it feeling oily like I have read from other reviews so this could be due to skin type. My skin is combination/dry but I would not say I have terribly dry skin apart from the odd rosacea outbreak. Great cleanser very refreshing and enjoy this in my morning routine.
    Great concept but not for me
    I love the concept and ingredients of this product but it leaves a heavy oily coat. As a result of this I always cleanse after. I also have oily skin and therefore do not like the feel of the heavy oily coat left on my skin.
    Love love love!
    I wanted a switch from the Emma Hardie cleansing balm that I’ve been using for years and this was a great replacement! I’ve only used it once or twice and it’s left my skin feeling cleansed (all makeup off in the first cleanse) without it being stripped. I can have eczema outbreaks and this has helped keep that at bay. The texture is amazing and you definitely don’t need a lot. There is a light smell, nothing to irritate the skin which I love. Packaging is great as well! Love it
    Happy
    This is my first time switching over to a cleansing balm and leaving the makeup wipes behind. I'm shocked at how well this balm took away my makeup. So fast, easy, and smells delicious! I won't look back now :)
    Best of the best
    Best cleanse ever....
    On my repurchase list
    I have forever struggled getting my makeup up off. Even using micellar waters, I'm still rubbing and pulling my eyes just to get my waterproof mascara off (even bought a waterproof eye makeup remover that still pulls) but not with this. I tried this for the first time the other day and my jaw dropped. I gently rubbed my eyes with this stuff for about 10 seconds and all my mascara was GONE. No under eye residue nothing. It left my skin feeling so smooth and supple. No stripping or eye stinging. Smells delicate and amazing. Could not recommend anymore.
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