Balms To Leave You Scrupulously, Not Squeaky, Clean

Frances Prescott's Tri-Balm is my new favourite travel companion. Just twist the Pritt-Stick-style packaging and stroke on to the palms or directly on to the face, and, as it melts, so does every last scrap of makeup, including waterproof mascara and heavy foundation. I’m not personally sold on its “3-in-1 cleanser/exfoliant/moisturiser” marketing pitch, because it’s not on the skin long enough for the fruit acids to do much, and only the oiliest skins could comfortably skip moisturiser afterwards, but I care not, because, as a non-drying cleanser, it’s superlative. It leaves nothing behind but smooth, scrupulously (but not squeaky) clean skin.