Malezia Cleansing Balm ‘Pilot’
Malezia Cleansing Balm ‘Pilot’
Malezia Cleansing Balm ‘Pilot’
Malezia Cleansing Balm ‘Pilot’
Malezia Cleansing Balm ‘Pilot’
Malezia Cleansing Balm ‘Pilot’
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Malezia Cleansing Balm ‘Pilot’

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The first batch of our Cleansing Balm, sold at 50% off because it has minor stability issues at freezing temperatures that can cause product separation. Link to the official Cleansing Balm without these issues. 

In our commitment to sustainability, we have decided to sell this 'Pilot' batch at half off instead of discarding it, resulting in several thousand units of wastage. However, please note that all sales are final and not eligible for refunds due to this known issue. 

For a full breakdown of potential issues with this product, watch this video.

Full Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Water, PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate, Salicylic Acid, Quillaja Saponaria Wood Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract

Key highlights:

  • Water: essential to all things life.
  • Saponaria Extracts: contain saponins, which are natural surfactants used for their cleansing and foaming properties. In addition to their cleansing ability, Soapwort Extracts have soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, which can be beneficial for sensitive or irritated skin. Some preliminary research has also shown they possess mild antimicrobial effects. 
  • Salicylic Acid: a well-known beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), included in our formulation for its exfoliating capabilities. It targets dead skin cells and unclogs pores, helping refine skin texture and appearance. Its gentle yet effective action promotes clearer and smoother skin, making it a key ingredient for those seeking a revitalized complexion.
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglycerideenhances skin's softness and hydration while providing a silky, non-greasy feel. Our Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is meticulously sourced and contains no trace amount of C12-24 fatty acids, enhancing its microbial potency against Malassezia, a microorganism linked to acne and fungal acne. 
  • Glycerin: a natural humectant, known for its ability to attract and lock in moisture. By forming a protective barrier, it helps maintain skin hydration keeping it soft and supple, creating a less irritating cleansing experience. 
  • PPG-2 Myreth-10 Adipate: a specialized emollient that works synergistically with other surfactants to create a soothing, and milder cleansing experience. Enhances product spreadability and texture, providing a gentle and luxurious application.

Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Life Saver

After spending so much money on skincare products trying to fix what I deemed to be stubborn “dry skin” I learned I have seborrheic dermatitis putting me right back at square one. I knew for certain I didn’t want to give up cleansing oil/balm due to it being my favourite method of makeup removal so found myself buying this product along with the Purified MCT Oil. Truthfully, the Purified MCT Oil made my skin have a flare up but with how unpredictable seborrheic dermatitis is I can’t blame Malezia. This balm however has trumped all of my expectations. Not only is it a lovely texture, removes all makeup, doesn’t strip my skin and clears congestion (another thing I was really struggling with), it doesn’t exacerbate my seborrheic dermatitis at all! It is quite literally a godsend. For the first time ever I’m left with flake free, easy to manage skin with the help of Malezia’s Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser (another godsend) and product recommendations from the Simple Skincare Science website. I’ve just ordered 3 more tubes of this cleansing balm and when they run out I’ll be sure to order some more.

For those of you concerned about product separation give the tube a good shake and you will have zero issues.

Jayne Sharp

I actually don’t know where to begin. I, like most skin sufferers, have been passed from pillar to post by so many ‘professionals’, have paid through the nose for every product that has promised to cure me. Little did I realise that most of these other products were in fact adding to my ongoing issues and feeding the bacteria within my skin. I heard about Malezia through a friend of a friend and thought, as ever, I’d give it a go. This was 6 months ago. I honestly can’t believe that after all these years, (I’m 46 and have suffered with this kind of acne since I was 13) that I've found the solution. I am now able to leave the house without makeup. Not only have your products fixed my acne, but it’s made a significant difference to the texture and tone of the scarring that I’d previously been left with. I now follow your website meticulously when deciding what makeup/shampoo/body wash to buy & honestly, you’ve changed my life. I simply can’t thank you enough.

Sonia A
Great price!

Great price and great pre-cleanse. Keep it at a normal/cool temp and the consistency is perfect otherwise its a bit runny—but it does its job!

Janna Machalek
Odd consistency, but still works great at reduced price

This made it to Alaska just fine, a bit of watery product came out at first, but after a squeeze the firmer gel inside started to come out and it is great. Super moisturizing and silky. Spreads well and goes a long way. I let it sit for 15 and rinse. It helps with mild flaking from using almond clear serum for fungal acne. Also my pores look smaller, probably from the Salicylic acid.

Holy Grail

I've purchased the pilot version of this product multiple times. There's some separation, but it doesn't bother me. I shake the bottle before use and can't imagine being without this product. It's been a lifesaver for my combination skin. I can see the blackheads and impurities leave my skin, which is so satisfying. The discounted rate is such a steal. I'm excited to try the final formulation with the new packaging! If you're undecided, I genuinely recommend buying and trying it. The discounted rate is a fantastic deal! This company has significantly aided me in my skincare journey.

Kaitlyn Metheny
Oil cleanse

This is a really good oil cleanser. It removes makeup and de-clogs pores. It also emulsifies well and removes easily. The tube leaks a bit in transit, but that doesn’t change the effectiveness of the product. Can’t wait to see what the final version will be.

Love it!

Absolutely love this product. I have tried my share of products out there but this one is the real deal!

All good.

It arrived with a small amount of leakage but this was clearly explained on the website and I chose to take a chance because I wanted to try it anyway. I think the parcel held up well given that it was sent internationally. I gave it a good shake and used it and I felt it is lovely. I wanted a product that would be good for the hormonal and random fa flare ups I get. I haven't oil/double cleansed in a long time and I felt it really cleaned my skin well. The texture of my skin the next day is supere smooth and some of the break outs have already reduced. I will keep using this when needed and will definitely try the next model of this cleanser.
I've loved all the products I've tried from here and recommend this site often. I love that the ingredients list is small and intentional. These products and the blog have really eased my skin problems :-)

Zara A
It was Busted!

It was leaking and busted. Super disappointing

Autumn Diaz
Breaks down the biofilm!

Do not sleep on this product! For me at least, it broke down that stubborn malassezia-caused biofilm that nothing else could touch. My malassezia issues are usually under control (not actively flaking or red as long as I don't stray from the Malezia routine); but sometimes weather or life changes will cause a flare-up that the usual cleanser/MCT/moisturizer routine won't help. And for flare-ups, nothing else has worked for me but this: Malezia Cleansing balm every other day + honey mask (manukora honey + xylitol) also every other day. Life-changing products!