Finder Green Fave: Alpha-H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm
A cruelty-free cleanser that is good for the skin and the planet: Is Alpha-H your next skincare must-have?
Cleansing balms are fast becoming a popular way to remove your makeup and rejuvenate your face at the end of a long day.
Touted for its abilities to "melt away makeup", soften skin and give a true deep clean, cleansing balm could be the next addition to your daily routine to level up your skincare.
Alpha-H's Melting Moment Cleansing Balm claims to be a hydrating balm-to-oil cleanser that leaves skin hydrated, soft and radiant without stripping, tightening or drying it out. On top of that, shopping with Alpha-H can even be good for the planet.
What makes Alpha-H a sustainable choice?
Alpha-H makes its commitment to sustainability pretty clear. The sustainability hub on its website offers a great snapshot of the initiatives it has put in place to have a positive impact on the planet.
Firstly, its Aussie headquarters on the Gold Coast is powered entirely by sustainable energy sources, with over 60% of the energy generated by its own solar power. The company estimates this reduces its CO2 emissions by almost 67,000kg per year.
Alpha-H has also partnered with NuGrow to manage its liquid waste in a sustainable and circular way by converting waste into high-grade composts, premium soils and soil conditioners. As a result, 100% of its liquid waste has been diverted to land revegetation projects.
The brand is recognised by Sephora as a "Clean" brand, meaning it's "...formulated without certain ingredients you might not want... Some of these ingredients include sulfates, mineral oil, phthalates, significant amounts of synthetic fragrance and more". It is also certified as cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny.
We tried it and will be using it again
This is the first cleansing balm I've tried and I was really impressed. The formula felt really smooth and buttery, and transformed really nicely from the initial balm to an oil.
I used the cleanser on my face with a light amount of makeup and found it did a great job of breaking down and removing that coverage without irritating my skin. Additionally, as someone with dry skin, I definitely noticed the hydrating impact.
Something I would call out is the price point. At $59.95, this cleansing balm doesn't exactly come cheap. There are more affordable alternatives out there but if you're looking for something a little bit lux, this is definitely a worthwhile option.
Also keep in mind that with wild orange leaf extract as a main ingredient, this does contribute a lot to the scent. I found this to be a really yummy, clean scent but if you're not a fan of an orangey smell, or scented products in general, this might not be for you.
Where can I get it?
Alpha-H is pretty widely available and is stocked at most major makeup retailers in Australia. You can get this cleansing balm for $59.95 online at Mecca, Adore Beauty and, of course, on Alpha-H's own website. If you do want to see the product in the flesh, Sephora and Myer stock the product in-store.