The Cleansing Balm

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A solid balm that easily melts away impurities and makeup, leaving no residue. Provides a thorough, ultra-gentle cleanse for a radiant, refreshed complexion . Powered by TFC8®

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The Cleansing Balm

Key Benefits
  • Dissolves and removes the daily build-up of dirt, oil, environmental impurities and stubborn makeup
  • Tones, purifies and decongests the skin for a clear, refined complexion
  • Nourishes and hydrates for soothed, smooth skin that is glowing with health
  • Conditions and satiates the skin without stripping or disrupting its balance
  • TFC8® supports cellular renewal and guides key nutrients to the cells
  • Comes with 'The Cloth' (100% cotton muslin) to gently exfoliate the skin for an exceptionally sensorial experience
Visible Results
  • 100% agree The Cleansing Balm effortlessly removes makeup and the daily buildup of grime.
  • 98% agree skin is cleansed without feeling stripped.
  • 98% agree skin feels balanced and hydrated.
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  • Solid balm texture that melts into a luxurious milky cleanser with water. Non-pore-clogging, formulated without irritants or allergens.Suitable for all skin types. Fragrance free. Vegan and clean. 
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How To Apply

May be used as a complete cleanser on its own, or as the first step in a double cleanse regimen, followed by The Cream Cleansing Gel.

  • Use fingertips to massage a pea-sized amount of The Cleansing Balm into dry skin, paying special attention to areas where dirt, oil and stubborn makeup accumulate.
  • Add water to emulsify, and continue to massage.
  • Soak 'The Cloth' in warm water and apply gently to the skin in circular motions to remove impurities and excess balm.
  • Pat skin dry before continuing with the rest of your Augustinus Bader skincare regimen.
  • Rinse 'The Cloth' thoroughly and allow to hang dry between uses.
Duration: 1m 23s

User Trials

Headshot of a model dabbing her cleansed face with a white towel

The Cleansing Balm


agree The Cleansing Balm effortlessly removes makeup and the daily buildup of grime.


agree skin feels deeply clean.


agree skin feels balanced and hydrated.


The Cleansing Balm


agree skin feels deeply nourished and conditioned.


agree The Cleansing Balm leaves no residue on the skin.


agree complexion is left radiant and glowing with health.


The Cleansing Balm


agree skin feels like it is regenerating faster than ever when used in conjunction with The Cloth.


agree skin looks smooth and plump.


agree skin feels decongested and toned.


The Cleansing Balm


agree The Cleansing Balm provides the perfect base to apply other skincare products.


agree skin looks brighter and more refined.


The Beauty of TFC8®

Our proven results are powered by Professor Bader's TFC8®, Trigger Factor Complex TFC™ - a proprietary blend of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and peptides - and inspired by over 30 years of research, innovation and clinical study.


TFC8® technology guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin, creating and supporting an optimal environment for cellular renewal.


TFC8® turns potent base formulations into smarter, adaptive skincare capable of addressing individualized concerns - such as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, redness, hyperpigmentation, cellulite, stretch marks, and damage caused by external stressors.


TFC8® nourishes and protects, training the skin for the long-term. Resulting skin looks and feels healthier, firmer, stronger, and more even over time.


Key Ingredients

Augustinus Bader skincare is formulated with sustainably-sourced, high potency botanicals and bio-engineered clean actives, where possible, to minimize environmental impact.


Powered by our patented TFC8® technology and formulated with purifying, gentle botanicals and packed with essential fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants. Swipe to see key ingredients.

Avocado-Olive Fruit Oil Complex

A multifunctional plant complex. Stimulates skin's natural defenses, minimizing the effects of external aggressors and helping to prevent signs of premature aging.

Coconut Oil

An exceptional source of saturated fatty acids for well-fed skin. Coconut oil helps our cleansing balm deliver superior moisture while enhancing plumpness and maintaining elasticity of the skin


A clean, plant-derived humectant. This intensely hydrating oil helps our cleansing balm attract and retain moisture for supple, radiant skin with greater bounceback.

Vitamin E

A powerful, restorative skin conditioner. Effectively supports barrier function to optimize hydration levels while protecting the complexion from environmental aggressors.

The Augustinus Bader cleanser was true heaven. It’s in the form of a super soft balm that smells wonderful and really feels like it’s wiping away the day while still being very gentle

W Magazine

I've found that the balm-like texture and odorless formula brings my skin a new level of moisture and clarity that I have never gotten from any product before.

W Magazine

I liked it fine when using it for daily cleansing—but it really shined when I took off heavier makeup. My mascara and liquid liner literally melted off, and my skin felt clean without being overstripped.

W Magazine

When one of the world’s leading stem-cell pioneers launches a cleanser, you know it’s going to be nothing less than incredible. And that’s exactly how we’d describe Augustinus Bader’s balm.

Savoir Flair

The Cleansing Balm works to nourish and protect the skin's integrity while encouraging its natural renewal cycle. The formula is designed to bind with oils and pollutants without causing harm or inflammation to the surface, which can accelerate signs of aging. It replenishes the skin's natural oil balance and eliminates harmful microbes that stimulate the overproduction of sebum to maintain a healthy and clear complexion.

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Professor Augustinus Bader, MD, PhD


The Cleansing Balm is a miracle product just what I’ve been missing, totally transforms my parched skin.

Angie S.

The new Cleansing Balm is wonderful! I have struggled to find a product I like for years and this is the best!

Louise R.

I have tried every product under the sun since my 30's... I am now 63, and I am delighted with how my face looks after using both The Cleansing Balm and The Rich Cream.

Annie M.

I have only tried the cleanser and The Cleansing Balm and both are the best of each category I have ever tried. They both leave my skin looking radiant and feeling smooth.

Kelsey C.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Cleansing Balm remove waterproof makeup?

Yes, and in user trials, 100% agreed that The Cleansing Balm gently removes makeup and 98% agreed that The Cleansing Balm effectively removes waterproof eye makeup.

Is The Cleansing Balm fragrance-free, vegan-friendly and free from?

The Cleansing Balm is free from fragrance, gluten, parabens, mineral oils, sulfates (SLS, SLES) and DEA. The Cleansing Balm is vegan.

Where do I use The Cleansing Balm in my routine?

The Cleansing Balm is the first step in your skincare routine, morning and evening. Follow with your preferred Augustinus Bader product.

Is The Cleansing Balm product suitable for sensitive skin?

The Cleansing Balm combines a blend of nourishing skin hydrators with a cleanly crafted formula that respects the pH of the skin. It is also formulated without irritants or allergens. However, if you have sensitive skin we recommend checking the ingredients carefully and consulting your doctor if you have any further concerns.

Is The Cleansing Balm safe to use during pregnancy?

Yes, it is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Is The Cleansing Balm packaging recyclable?

Yes, The Cleansing Balm is housed in a fully recyclable glass bottle and 100% recyclable, FSC certified carton.

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