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Balm-Gel Cleanser

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Cosmos natural certificationBarometer with the balm gel cleanser at the furthest end of the mildness scale. The cleanser was found to be non irritating.

*Using In Vitro Assessment of the Skin Irritation Potential following the XtraMild ET50 method. Benchmark graphic represents historical anonymised data available at the time of testing.

A luxurious gelled oil with glycerine and Camellia seed oil to lift impurities and makeup at the beginning or end of the day.

Remove SPF, pollution and makeup from your skin without any disturbance to the delicate ecosystem, for calm, fresh skin.

Early prototypes of our cleanser were intended to remove stubborn pasta sauce and sunscreen from rashy toddler cheeks, without causing further redness and heat. It became apparent those testing the samples needed this hyper-gentle cleanser in their lives too.

Many customers find using the Balm-Gel Cleanser gets their skin in a more comfortable place. They enjoy the daily ritual of massaging the rich gel into their skin too.


Did you know?

During development we moved away from the typical gelled oil formulation, to further optimise gentleness and after-feel.

It was worth it - the Balm-Gel cleanser scored the maximum result in an innovative new mildness test, making it the gentlest out of five categories -  non-irritating.

Despite cleansing effectively it was gentler than 70% of all cleansers previously tested. 

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aqua, Sucrose Laurate, Sucrose Stearate, Bisabolol, Sucrose Palmitate

This product is vegan.

As is mandatory in the UK, neither product nor ingredient is tested on animals. We don't sell in territories that require this.

Full size

This packaging has been chosen for its superior recyclability. It's ultra light-weighted to minimise the total material used and does not have a metal spring. 

When finished, place the empty bottle straight into the recycling stream whole, without taking the pump off.

We're actively working on switching to using recycled materials in our packaging for 2022. 

Mini jar

Place glass jar into glass recycling stream. Remove paper insert from cap (it's loose, but you may need a tool to pull it out) and place lid into aluminium recycling.

Balm-Gel Cleanser


How to use

Using 1-2 pumps, massage the gel cleanser into dry skin using damp fingers. Remove using splashes of water and hands, or a soft washcloth.

One bottle will last around 2 months with one pump in the morning and at night.

What to expect

Gentle, effective cleansing

Lightweight esters dissolve makeup and spf without the need for harsher surfactants.

Skin conditioners
Avocado, jojoba and camellia oils give back so your skin feels comfortable, not stripped

Easy rinsing

Ecocert certified sugar esters transform the gel to a feather light milk to rinse clean away. These ingredients respect your skin lipids, and are so mild they're often used in baby-care.

Soft skin

Glycerine provides intense hydration to leave your skin with a soft, hydrated after-feel.


My skin is very sensitive - do you offer returns?

We understand how tricky it is to find products when your skin is sensitive. Sample sizes of each product are available so you can try before you commit to a full sized purchase.

If you purchase the discovery sample set, you'll receive a £5 voucher to redeem against a full-sized purchase.

Does your skincare contain fragrance?

Our skincare is made without added fragrance or essential oils. The pleasant natural scent of the materials is subtle enough to be considered fragrance-free.

Additionally, we eliminate all sources of the common allergens listed by the EU.

Which SPF do you recommend?

This may not be about our products, but it's one of the most common questions we get! SPF needs vary so much between person to person, so it's hard to recommend specific products. We know it's a tricky area for many of you, so are planning some blog posts on this soon!


Free shipping

UK shipping is free.

International shipping is £5.95 up to £40, and free for orders of £40 or over.

VAT is currently removed from all non UK/UK orders.

If you're in the EU, all taxes are included in the price shown and handled by us, for a seamless delivery experience.

Order tracking

You will receive a tracking number for your order, for extra peace of mind.

We aim to send orders within 1-2 days. UK shipping is via a 24hour service.

International shipping typically takes 5-10 days, providing there is no disruption to the delivery network.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, you can email and we'll do our best to help you out.

Changed my skin for the better - my skin is far less reactive, much softer, less reddened and I have experienced far fewer breakouts.

Hannah Harborist customer

It feels so luxurious on my skin and has helped me revel in the simple joy of gently washing my face.

Rachel Harborist customer

This is the least irritating cleanser I've ever used on my skin - on the contrary, it feels soothing and as though my skin has a chance to repair itself.

V. Harborist customer

Feel-good ingredients

COSMOS certified. Made using green chemistry, from 100% plant and biotechnology derived ingredients.

Made in the UK

Manufactured in the British countryside, with third party certification of the ISO 22716 and ISO 9001 standards. Our manufacturer also holds COSMOS/ Soil Association accreditation, so energy and waste are minimised too.


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