I Tried The Viral Cleansing Balm from Alpha-H. Now I Get the Hype.

By Tara | Updated: 25/04/2024

Being a beauty blogger, I have the pleasure of testing and reviewing many different skincare products, both good and bad. While cleansers are an important step in any beauty regimen, they tend to be overlooked in comparison to serums and face masks and treatments. So, for a cleanser to generate the kind of hype that this product has, it must be exceptional.

“Obsessed”. “GOAT”. “Miracle”. If you take one look at the reviews it’s easy to see the Melting Moment Cleansing Balm has created a significant buzz in the beauty community.

It first came to my attention on TikTok, thanks to beauty influencer, Meredith Duxberry. In an impressive endorsement, it was able to remove her thick layers of makeup with ease.

Now, after getting the opportunity to try it myself, it’s arguably one of the best cleansers I have ever used…and I will explain why.

Alpha-H Melting Moment Cleansing Balm Review

Ultimately, what I loved about it is the texture, subtle scent, ingredients and efficacy in removing makeup and dirt from your face without drying it out.

The Ingredients:

Native Wild Orange Leaf Extract – for hydrating and nourishing the skin and works to remove makeup, SPF, dirt and grime without drying the skin out. Also, protects the skin from free radical damage.

Grapeseed Oil – reduces sebum production.

Bisabolol – a Chamomile Extract – soothes, calms and reduces inflammation on the skin.

The brand has released a limited edition – Melting Moment Cleansing Balm in Plum.

The limited edition product hero’s Native Australian Davidson Plum — an ingredient rich in antioxidants to help protect from free radical damage. It’s delightfully scented with mandarin, geranium, ylang ylang and vanilla.

The Uses

I love that this is a multi-purpose product. It can be used as:

My Thoughts

This skincare product was a truly delightful experience. Designed to effortlessly remove makeup, dirt, and grime from the face, it exceeded expectations. The balm glided effortlessly over the skin, transforming into a luxurious, buttery consistency that effectively dissolved the day’s makeup.

Sure, there are plenty of cleansers that can do just that, what’s so special about this?

In my opinion, it really comes down to the ingredients, texture and consistency. Mentioning the ingredients – while not some advanced scientific combination, work beautifully together to cleanse the skin and leave it feeling soft, supple and hydrated, unlike some that can leave you feeling tight and dry.

One of the most impressive features of this product is its ability to remove eye makeup without causing any stinging or irritation. In fact, it’s even effective at removing waterproof mascara, a notoriously stubborn makeup product.

Working the product over your face is a luxurious, soothing experience and a delightful, subtle scent that elevates the relaxing experience.


Yes, it’s a bit exxy for a cleanser, however, a little bit goes a long way and the product will last you for months.

To set expectations, while it is effective in removing make-up, this should really be a first step, in a double cleansing routine. It’s recommended to follow up with a foam or gel cleanser to properly remove any remaining residue on the skin.

If you’re on a budget and want to try a cleansing balm here are some great alternatives  — (noting K-Beauty brands have some amazing cleansing balms at a lower price point):

Heimish All Clean Balm – $18.10 at Amazon
E.L.F., Holy Hydration! – $24.00 at iHerb
BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original – $39.00 at Amazon

About Alpha-H

Alpha-H is an Australian skincare brand founded by Michelle Doherty in 1995. The brand is built on a philosophy of achieving healthy, radiant, and youthful-looking skin using a blend of natural and scientific ingredients. Alpha-H products are formulated using active ingredients such as alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), antioxidants, and other potent botanicals to target specific skin concerns.

The Liquid Gold exfoliator from Alpha-H has gained a cult following around the world for its proven effectiveness in delivering skin a radiant and smoother complexion. This highly popular product combines glycolic acid, liquorice extract, and silk proteins to effectively remove dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone.

All their products are made in Australia, cruelty-free, vegan, and free from sulphates, parabens, mineral oil and artificial fragrances. Additionally, the brand is also committed to using sustainable and ethical practices in its formulations and packaging.

If you want to learn more about their product range, check out my Alpha-H Skincare Review.

The Verdict

Overall, would I add this product to my skincare routine? Absolutely.

If you think a balm might not be the right product for your skin type, check out our roundup of the best cleansers here.

Love a discount? Grab an Alpha-H coupon code to save on your next skincare haul.

Have you tried this cleanser? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Tara Lusk is the founder and creator of Beauty Space
Tara Lusk is a Sydney-based beauty enthusiast and the founder of Beauty Space. She launched the blog in 2018 to showcase the best beauty and skincare brands emerging from Australia, while also providing insider tips and tricks for hair and skincare. With a focus on tried-and-true products, Tara puts the latest cult products to the test to separate hype from substance.

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