Deconstruct Soothing Cleansing Balm Review

Last updated on 13 December, 2023

I have used a lot of cleansing balms in the past although from handmade skincare brands. Most cleansing balms have thick consistency and they do not melt easily. Eventually I needed to rub it hard onto my skin and used to get tiny zits due to friction. Hence I had resorted to cleansing oils. 

However, recently after being impressed with almost all products sent by Deconstruct, I decided to buy their cleansing balm. It turned out to be such a beautiful experience that I can say it’s one of the best cleansing balms in India. Head on to Deconstruct Soothing Cleansing Balm Review.

Deconstruct Soothing Cleansing Balm Review

Brand Claims

A makeup remover balm that dissolves sunscreen & stubborn makeup even the ones with waterproof formula  and keeps skin hydrated. This cleansing balm consists of a purifying formulation of 0.1% bisabolol and 1% Avena sativa Oil( oats oil). The oats oil in cleansing balm removes the stubborn makeup without clogging the pores or disrupting the skin barrier. Moreover, its anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal makeup remover balm for acne-prone skin types. The lightweight formula is soothing & has makeup-attracting oils to remove makeup particles effortlessly.


Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Butter), Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Oil, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Vitämin E, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Bisabolol.

Price, Shelf life and Availability

349 INR for 50 gms with a shelf life of 2 years from the date of manufacturing. Available on Amazon, Nykaa and Deconstruct website.

Packaging, Texture and Fragrance

The cleansing balm is housed in a squeeze tube with flip top cap. The product is easily squeezable however sometimes it needs much pressure (especially if the air gets in the tube) to squeeze out desired quantity. The product is balmy in texture and doesn’t have any specific colour as such. The colour of the product is a result of the formulation I feel. It’s opaque and balmy in consistency with smooth and soft texture. It easily melts once rubbed in between the palms. The consistency is the best part of the product as it glides smoothly onto the skin and doesn’t require any pressure as such to make it work. Product is fragrance free and has a fragrance that has resulted due to formulation.

Deconstruct Soothing Cleansing Balm Review

My experience with Deconstruct Soothing Cleansing Balm

I use this cleansing balm to remove my sunscreen and it effortlessly and effectively removes all of it. On some occasions I do use BB cream and an eyeliner and the balm helps remove that too. The balm not only emulsifies easily even with normal water but also doesn’t leave any greasy, oily residue behind. I sometimes follow it up with a second cleanse or sometimes I skip it. Either way it works beautifully well for my oily skin and doesn’t give me any acne.

I find this product a perfect fit to use daily as it works great to deeply cleanse without stripping off excess oil and it also moisturizes the skin. The balm pretty much leaves the skin soft and smooth to touch and I feel it makes my skin baby soft. Not only does it help cleansing the skin, but it also hydrates it and reduces the appearance of pores. As mentioned previously, I sometimes experience zits due to friction while using other cleansing balms. But while using Deconstruct cleansing balm I realised that I don’t get any zits. 

The balm doesn’t sting the eyes while removing eyeliner or kajal. However once you emulsify it and if the emulsion enters the eye it feels uncomfortable. It doesn’t sting as such, it just makes the eyes uncomfortable.


  • Formulated with soothing ingredients like 0.1% bisabolol and 1% Avena sativa Oil ( oats oil) that moisturizes and calms inflamed skin
  • Effectively dissolves makeup/sunscreen, dirt, and unclogs pores
  • Lightweight moisturising formula that does not require much tugging or rubbing
  • Deeply cleanses the skin without dehydrating it
  • Super affordable product that’s great for daily use 
  • Gentle cleansing balm that is great for daily use
  • Emulsifies easily even with normal water
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Fragrance free, cruelty free, Vegan product


  • Would be good if available in bigger pack

Deconstruct Soothing Cleansing Balm Review

Deconstruct soothing cleansing balm is the most affordable, efficient, daily use makeup remover. I feel it is a good balm cleanser for all skin types. It works great to deeply cleanse the skin without stripping off excess oil. It moisturizes the skin and reduces the appearance of pores with regular use. The texture is very easy to work with and is gentle on eyes as well. I can definitely say cleanse your face with this best cleansing balm in India!

About Sonali

Sonali, is a skincare aficionado who tackles one skin problem at a time. She has been blogging at Skincare Villa since 2016 and is a Certified Formulator for making dry powder based masks and cleansers.