Holiday Beauty Shoutout: Elf Holy Hydration Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm

Aloha, friend! If you’re visiting a sunny summer vacation spot and plan to cover yourself with sunscreen, make a note to pack a jar of this solid balm cleanser by Elf. Technically it’s designed to remove makeup, but I’ve found it works like a charm to melt away even the most stubborn waterproof sunscreens, and yes, you can use it all over your body – Not just on your face.

It is basically like the first step of double purification. Before I step into the shower, I apply Holly Hydration Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm to my face, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, and feet. Then, when I’m in the shower and my skin is wet, I work the balm in with my hands to help break down the sunscreen even more. After rinsing it off, I do a second cleansing with shower gel!

Seems like a lot, I know, but I’ve found that the process is much quicker and easier than trying to rub off sunscreen with a small face towel, soap, and elbow grease.

Oh, and added bonus, since the balm is solid, it’s carry-on friendly. A 2-ounce jar is $11, and you can find it at drugstores and Ulta.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

karni