YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer Review

Hi Beauties,

I feel, I am coming a full circle here. Very soon, I will be completing my one year with IMBB. As the day comes nearer, I am feeling…quite emotional really. I still remember these days last year, when I was actively contemplating to start writing for IMBB. I had quite a few products at that time, and it was a beautiful spring last year. However, my journey started a bit later and by that time, the summers had already descended and all this stuff was relegated to the dark recesses of my drawers. Now, that the spring has finally come (though can’t say that the winters have gone completely); I have again done a major spring cleaning of my house; and what do I find!! All my old stuff was hibernating and I just could not complete this year, and begin a new one without reviewing some of my older stuff. Hence, in the few next posts, I shall be reviewing a few of my older stuff. I shall be starting with this cleanser – my oldest product, which I bought more than 2 years back, when I did not know any better. Since then, and more so since beginning this beautiful journey, I have tried quite a few cleansers. Some were hits and some were misses. So, here’s to new beginnings…cheers!!!

YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer

Product Description:

Reveal your skin’s natural beauty! This melting make-up removing silky balm transforms into a light oil, to dissolve all traces of make-up, including waterproof eye makeup, and easily eliminate impurities and pollutants. Enriched with soothing Maple sap and bark of Enantia Chlorantha, it refines and improves the quality of the skin, giving it a sensual and soft and sensation. Clean and velvety, the skin reveals a pure radiance. Apply to skin by using a cotton pad or massage delicately with fingertips. Normal to dry skin.


25 GBP for 150 ml.


YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer

My Experience with YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer:

Well, there are some brands for makeup and some for skin care and I am not making the mistake of merging any more lines. I have had the worst luck with the skin care products of the makeup giants and I tend to be very careful now.

Packaging:  It comes in a pink colored tube with a flip cap nozzle on top. All the details are written on the packaging.

YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer

Cream:  The product has a cream-like consistency. It is white in color and has a mild, pleasant fragrance. It is to be massaged on dry skin and when emulsified with a few drops of water, it turns into a white emulsion; though that’s lesser than Clinique Cleansing Balm. It is then to be washed off with water.

YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer


The cleanser is good, mainly for “un-made up”skin. If you have come from outside without wearing makeup or just a daily morning time cleanser or even as the second cleanser in a double cleanse routine, this will work for you. This one is not going to effectively remove all your makeup.

YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer

The cleanser is good for normal to dry skin. It leaves a moisturising cream like veil on your face (just like Dove cleansers); which you may leave intact; or you will need a lot of water if you wish to remove it. This has helped me out in winters, in not drying out my face any further. It has not caused any breakouts or blocked pores on my face. My face feels clean, though not squeaky clean; soft smooth and moisturised.

YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer

Pros of YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer:

  • Sturdy and hygienic packaging.
  • Pleasant fragrance.
  • Good as a simple face cleanser.
  • Does not foam.
  • Good for normal to dry skin.
  • Good in winters.
  • Leaves face fresh, smooth, soft and moisturised.
  • Did not cause any breakouts or blocked pores.

Cons of YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer:

  • Expensive.
  • Availability.
  • Does not effectively remove makeup.

MBB Rating:


Would I Recommend YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer?

No, you do get much more effective products in the market nowadays.

YSL Top Secrets Granule Free Natural Action Exfoliator
Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In-Oil in 5 Cherry My Cherie
Yves Saint Laurent Matt Touch Compact Foundation SPF 20
YSL Effet Faux Cils Shocking Bold Felt-Tip Eyeliner Pen
Himalaya Herbals Protein Shampoo Softness and Shine
Himalaya Cleansing Milk
Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam
Kaya Soothing Cleansing Gel
L’Oreal Revitalift Rejuvenating Cleansing Rich Makeup Removing Milk
Silky Girl Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Dove Silky Nourishment Body Cream
Boots No7 Instant Radiance Beauty Balm
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Pond’s Gold Radiance Day Cream SPF 15 PA++


9 thoughts on “YSL Softness Cleansing Silky Balm Radiance Revealer Review

  1. Arps, loved reading your review as always. Actually, I think YSL has more make winners. But you need to try that YSL granule free exfoliator which I had reviewed, it’s pretty good 🙂

    1. Definitely jomo… Will try out the exfoliator.. So many makeup giants dont hav good skin care products… Thanks darling

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