Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm


Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm

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Skin Type Combination, Dry, Normal, and Oily
Skin Goals Anti-Aging, Calming, Hydrating, and Sensitive-Safe
  • Antibacterial properties help to reinforce the skin’s lipids
  • Helps to delay the signs of aging
  • Improves skin texture and accelerates skin renewal
Hey, honey

Designed to promote a healthy skin microbiome, it’s made with moisturizing manuka honey, strengthening probiotics, and royal jelly peptides to nourish and reinforce the skin barrier (aka your skin’s first line of defense). It melts makeup, cleans skin, and stops aging in its tracks—what’s not to love?

Apply to dry skin with fingers and then add a small amount of water and massage into skin. Wipe off with warm washcloth.


This product is one of Oprah’s favorite things. It was recently voted “Best Cleanser for Dry Skin” in the @oprahmagazine Beauty O-Wards.


About The Brand

Herbalist, esthetician, aromatherapist, and founder of Naturopathica, Barbara Close has been a believer in holistic health and beauty since before they were cool. In 1995, she developed Naturopathica to help educate people on the benefits of holistic health and its connection to beauty. Over two decades later, her products have set the standard for clean skin care, with rigorously vetted ingredients and the results to prove it.

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Customer Reviews

  • Best Cleanser

    Abby T. November 12, 2021

    I first bought this product at the recommendation of Jess Ann Kirby. It smells great and easily removes makeup including mascara, as it does not irritate the eyes. if you want more of an exfoliating experience, use the the Naturopathica facial brush. The large jar also lasts a long time. Completely worth the price!

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  • Great for black women!

    Falian August 24, 2021

    This was a major game changer and made me switch to clean beauty for all facial products! helped clear my hormonal acne, prevent new acne, and even my tone from previous acne scarring! I use Follain balancing cleanser after this product. Smells amazing and smoothing!

  • a treat for your face!

    Ems April 15, 2021

    I love this product!! It is very gentle on your skin (especially for getting through the harsh NE winters) and smells amazing. I use this primarily to cleanse my skin after wearing makeup and it melts away the makeup and leaves your skin soft and hydrated. Highly recommend!

  • a TREAT for your skin

    Addi December 17, 2020

    okay! this product!! I had no idea what a balm was. I watched an Instagram live with Tara and she recommended using a balm (this specific one). Now I’m obsessed!! This product fights my acne (an antibacterial) and leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated to the point where a moisturizer isn’t needed daily. I highly recommend this product. I double cleanse (also HIGHLY recommend) and I use this morning and night as my second cleanser. I use Indie Lee soothing cleanser first.

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  • I love it!

    Katie M. June 03, 2020

    Using Naturopathica’s Manuka Honey Cleansing Balm is one of my favorite parts of the day. It instantly relaxes me and works incredibly well. The container lasted me for about six months and I ordered another one before it even ran out. Highly, highly recommend!

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    Littleloomis May 28, 2020

    This has to be my favorite cleanser ever. I love love love the manuka honey smell. The thick balm melts off almost every trace of makeup (mascara and eyeliner still need help) and is so soothing. In the beginning I would double-cleanse with another cleanser (because my face felt a little sticky after this) but then I stopped and my face is doing better. I have very sensitive, rosacea skin so manuka honey is really the best.

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  • Obsessed.

    Hannah April 08, 2020

    I bought this on a whim because I have been loving balm cleansers lately. This one did not disappoint. It is SO good. The smell is lovely and I love the texture. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth. I like using it in the morning to wash the night away and leave a smooth finish for applying makeup. Highly recommend! You don’t need to use much, and the jar is huge. It will last awhile!

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  • Incredible & Staple Product

    Becky April 02, 2020

    This stuff is incredible. Now a staple product in my routine. Just repurchased it through Follain, it is SO good. Smells amazing, gets all of my makeup off, and doesn’t irritate my skin at all. My skins feels so good after using it. I used to use makeup wipes (which are so bad for the environment, and don’t even work), so I’m so glad I discovered this. Seriously, buy it.

  • HOLY GRAIL - incredible for my winter skin!

    Julia January 28, 2020

    Bought this on a whim after reading some good reviews and expected to like it, if nothing else for the smell. Two weeks of using it daily and I’m not sure I can ever not have it in my skincare routine again – it’s INCREDIBLE! whether you’re into natural skincare or not, this is an amazing product – it smells amazing, cleans all the makeup off (I use this as the first step in my double cleanse) including eye makeup, moisturizes my skin without drying it, and it has cleared up some stubborn spots and blackheads. Truly, my skin has never looked clearer, and the only thing I’ve changed in months is buying this. if you’re unsure, just give it a try … it’s really amazing!

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  • Holy Grail Beauty Product!

    Sara January 03, 2020

    I HATE taking my makeup off at night. Not only does this product make it super easy, but it has also made my skin so soft! I have sensitive skin and a small patch of eczema near my eye and after using this for a week, it’s completely gone! I will be buying this for the rest of my life!

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  • Game changing

    Jocelyn F. December 26, 2019

    I have THE most dry, sensitive skin imaginable and have spent 20 years bouncing from cleanser to cleaner trying to find one that doesn’t irritate, cleanses and hits the right price point for long term use. This is it. The balm smells fantastic but without any essential oils that might cause flare ups and my skin is balmy soft. A true hero product!

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  • Very nice

    Ashley December 21, 2019

    I love this cleanser. It has a lovely smell and feels so good. It takes off all my make up and leaves my skin feeling so soft. I don’t use it every day but I use it 3-4x a week. I LOVE it!

  • go to cleanser

    Susan S. December 05, 2019

    This cleanser is a game changer. It thouroly removes dirt and leaves skin feeling so clean. So happy to have clean products that work so well.

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  • Lovely

    Kim R. October 30, 2019

    I’ve been using cleansing balms and cleansing oils for a little over a year and won’t turn back; I’m really enjoying this one & I genuinely look forward to washing my face at night. I’ve only been using it for about a week, so I can’t attest to any long term results but so far I can tell the texture of my skin is evening out and it’s helping clear up some congestion I’ve been experiencing on my chin and nose. It has a really lovely light scent and is so silky smooth when being massaged into my skin. Leaves my skin feeling really clean and well hydrated. My ONLY complaint is that it does leave my eyes a bit cloudy. 4.5 stars.

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  • Holy Grail

    Laura August 06, 2019

    This is definitely one of my holy grail products. I bought this a clean swap to the Dermalogica Precleanse I was previously using and holy moly…this stuff is amazing. Every speck of makeup slides right off (even stubborn eyeliner), my skin feels fresh and hydrated, and the product smells lovely. I use this as step 1 of my 2-step cleanse.

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  • An awesome cleansing balm

    Lila July 08, 2019

    This cleansing balm is the best! Smells amazing and works so well. My pores get super clogged throughout the day and when I double cleanse with this (oil based cleanser then water based), my skin is so smooth and my pores are immediately de-clogged. Seriously, this stuff is awesome. I want to try other naturopathica products.

  • Moisturizing

    Jamie S. June 15, 2019

    First time using a balm and I love it, my face never feels dried out but moisturized after cleansing. And this smells AMAZING. One of my products I look forward to using at the end of the night!

  • Loving It!

    Lanie M. May 20, 2019

    I purchased this to double cleanse in the evenings, also because I had a patch of acne that wouldn’t go away (seriously, it was around for two months!) I did some researched and wanted to try something with antibacterial properties, and it’s cleared up! I’ve only been using it for a week and half, but I love it. Good texture, you don’t need a lot. And I enjoy the smell.

  • lovely cleansing balm

    Sandra May 08, 2019

    this stuff is so wonderful on my skin. I feel like a dummy because I have always used cleansers that made my face feel so dry afterwards, but I thought that was just normal..until I tried this balm. My skin feels amazing after every use, and I actually look forward to cleaning my face each night. I will say: it might make you break out a bit for the first couple of weeks, but push through. This is happening because the balm is pulling out dirt from your skin, and it’s totally worth it.

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  • Love it

    Jessica February 14, 2019

    This was recommended to me by one of the follain staff in Seattle, and just smelling it made me bring it home. The texture of this cleanser is amazing, so addictive. Cleaning my face is not the most boring part of my skin care routine anymore.

  • Game changer

    Alyson A. February 06, 2019

    I absolutely love this cleanser. It’s light honey scent is amazing and just enough. I started using this product last week and my skin is so happy. Cleared up a lot of acne and inflammation. Perfect for winter winds. Just delightful and productive.

  • Liked, not loved

    Millie January 06, 2019

    I like this product because it doesn’t inflame my skin, which is very sensitive to products. It also doesn’t really have a smell. However, it doesn’t really work well on removing eye makeup which is frustrating.

  • so balancing

    Hayley W. November 20, 2018

    I love to double cleanse and starting with this product to take my makeup/the day off is sooo nice. It makes my skin so soft and I feel like it has helped clear up some of my acne too. I love this product and I’m so happy the salesperson that was helping me suggested it to me!