Calypso Cleansing Balm || Soap-Free Moisturizing Facial Cleanser


SAME FEEL, NEW FORMULA *Now made without the use of coconut, incorporating cold pressed, linoleic acid rich, US grown sunflower seed oil instead.*
This soap-free face cleanser & makeup remover:
  • Is made of powerfully regenerative oils that are rich in skin-nourishing fatty acids
  • Is infused with gentle yet potent anti-inflammatory rose & calendula
  • Is non-comedogenic & appropriate for all skin types
  • Melts with body heat
  • Gently exfoliates
  • Leaves skin feeling surprisingly soft, clean, moisturized, glowing, & rejuvenated. 
Think soap is the only way to break down dirt & oil? 
In this carefully formulated balm, organic & unrefined shea butter, coconut oil, and castor oil are carefully balanced so as to provide a base that not only melts with body heat but is both cleansing and moisturizing without being too much of either. 
These oils are then infused with rose petals and calendula flowers: two gentle yet potent plants that have long been held in high regard for their healing and anti-inflammatory properties.

For extra Rose & calendula anti-inflammatory power pair it with the Helios Facial Oil

Don't believe it? Watch it in action!

How to cleanse with Oil 

  • Massage a nickel-sized amount onto DRY skin for at least a minute, up to 10 or even 20 minutes for a truly deep spa clean.
  • Soak a clean cloth in hot water and hold it up to your face to steam pores.
  • Wipe cleanser from face
  • Repeat steam/wipe 1 or 2 more times, if desired.
  • Splash face with cold water to close pores, if desired.
  • For extra Rose & calendula anti-inflammatory power pair it with the Helios Facial Oil after
  • Follow up with moisturizer and sun protection!
  • For a short video of this process in real time, look here!


Raw shea butter*, castor oil*, cold-pressed US-grown sunflower seed oil, calendula*, rose petals*, vitamin E from non- GMO soy.
Our raw, organic, fair trade shea butter is produced in Ghana by a local Women's Cooperative


Q: Do I use this the same way as a regular face wash?

A: Probably not: you'll apply this cleanser to dry skin then wipe it off with a hot wet cloth! If your skin is already wet, dry it before applying this cleanser.


Q: Can I use this if I have acne-prone skin?

A: Surprisingly, yes! Folks with acne-prone skin are often steered away from skincare products that contain oil, and that is likely because most commercial products contain yucky cheap oils like mineral oil and other comedogenic oils. Many over-the-counter acne treatments are extremely drying in an effort to kill bacteria. Unfortunately, this over-drying causes our skin to over-compensate by producing even more oil/sebum to protect itself. If our pores are clogged then this will lead to even more breakouts. So by removing the drying products and cleansing with a gently exfoliating oil, we're stopping this stripping-overproducing cycle while still washing away excess sebum. 


Q: Will my skin feel greasy after?

A: Surprisingly, no! Immediately after use, it may feel like there is still some product remaining. That's good! It will very quickly absorb and nourish your skin, and before you know it the only evidence it was there is your soft dewy complexion. 


Q: Can I cleanse with my regular cleanser after?

A: You may certainly opt for a double cleanse routine, using Calypso's Cleansing Balm as a makeup remover and another product after. It's your skin! You just may not gain all of the added benefits from any balm that is allowed to absorb. 


Q: Can I use this if I don't wear makeup?

A: Absolutely. Our skin still builds up dirt, oil, sebum, and excess skin cells whether we wear makeup or not. This balm melts away gunk so it can be wiped clean, nourishing and protecting the skin you bare to the world in the meantime. 


Why not soap?

Soaps and other lathering cleansers can strip our skin of the oil that it naturally produces, leaving our largest organ to try and repair itself. Each time we strip the oil away, our skin over-compensates for the lack of protection by creating even more oil than is necessary. 

This puts us in a cycle of being tight and dry, followed by an oil slick. Cleansing with oil is based on the fact that "like dissolves like", washing away dirt, makeup, and excess sebum while still leaving skin with a balanced, healthy, protective layer.

On top of their drying effects, commercial products are also highly-scented. Fragrance is one of the top skin irritants and even "unscented" products usually contain fragrance. This cleanser is infused with whole plants in order to provide all of their benefits and subtle scent, without the irritation. 

So can you use this if you have oily or acne-prone skin? Absolutely. Your skin needs moisture and needs oil. That's why it's already producing so much. Denying skin of healthy oil doesn't prevent breakouts, it makes them worse. Feeding your skin with healthy oil is one way to break the over-drying cycle and balance your own natural oil production in order to get your skin back on track. 

Shipping- Please Read

***Due to the nature of the raw and organic ingredients used, this product may soften during shipping in the warmer months. This does not affect the function, but if the balm resolidifies too slowly it can become grainy. If you live in a warm climate, please turn it upright and refrigerate it immediately upon delivery, until it hardens. If you cannot be present to receive your shipment, please arrange a pickup with your post office from their temperature-controlled facilities.***






Test for allergies before use by applying a small amoun to your inner elbow or under your chin and monitoring for redness, itching, or irritation after 20 minutes.

Check the ingredients list for any known allergies or plants in the same family as known allergens.

Please make your own informed decision on the ingredients in this product to determine if it is right for you.

This product has not been evaluated by the FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, mitigate, treat, or prevent disease, or affect the structure/function of the body. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. If pregnant or nursing consult a doctor before use. Not processed in an allergen-free environment.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Calypso Cleansing Balm

I have sensitive skin and deal with mild rosacea on my face and this product is so soothing to it. It breaks up dirt on the skin and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight and stripped of its natural oils and it doesn’t leave it greasy either! I love the short ingredient list and the plastic free packaging! That is why I tried the product originally and fell in love with it!

Silly smooth texture

Let me tell you, I was skeptical of how this product would work with my skin type (oily AND dry). But I was extremely pleasantly surprised! The calendula has veen calming the blemished areas, and the moisturizing effect is so welcomed by my skin. I LOVE how much is in each tin, it really lasts quite a while. And that silky smooth texture? I am not someone who enjoys oily, greasy hands... But this stuff is so light, it feels fantastic on my over sanitized hands at the end of the day.

My ritual of self care is now one of pride with these wonderful products!


I love it!! I have suffered with Rosacea for years. Product after product made my face red and irritated. No matter the cost or claims it works for Rosacea. I FINALLY found it!! I can clean my face. It feels SOO smooth and clean after!!! 5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you so much!! Will 💯 buy again!!!

Smells and Feels So Good!

I love this balm! I've used the "fancier" Korean beauty oils, but this one feels a bit more exfoliating and a lot more moisturizing. My face glows!

Double cleanse MAGIC

Love this for my double cleanse—it is able to remove my toughest long wear makeup and leaves my skin feeling nourished and clean! A little goes a long way and I love the sustainable packaging!

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