Cleansing,the right way

How Carrotene works in your night cleansing routine

Carrotene Cleansing Routine

If you ever search for a night routine for acne-prone skin, a cleansing balm is something that’s likely come up on your Tiktok fyp. It’s loved by makeup artists and has recently been used been used for more recently as substitute for single-use makeup wipes that produce lots of waste.

Cleansing balms are one of our favorite skincare products, so today we’re breaking down everything you need to know about using the right cleansing balm. But first, let’s look at the up-and-coming ingredient to skincare, Carrotene.

Carrotene in Skincare

Carrotene is a carrot derivative that is used to treat a variety of skin concerns. It’s part of the provitamin A carotenoid, or a nutrient that the body readily converts into vitamin A(retinal). Studies have shown this form of beta-carotene can help maintain skin health and appearance, and protect the skin against acne scarring. Carrot-derived ingredients are all over K-skincare – and for good reason!
Here's how Carrotene can help with acne-prone skin

All about Carrotene IPMP

Time and time again, we hear about the benefits of eating your vegetables, like carrots. The ingredient responsible for the benefit is beta-carotene, found in the root of carrot. When beta-carotene is used in skincare, it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect that instantly soothe those painful red acne. Once again, Korean brands have been forerunners to the game in bringing the dinner staple to your vanity, including thyme. APRILSKIN has a whole line of skincare from foaming cleansers to spot treatments, all suitable for acne-prone skin. What’s even more fascinating is that APRILSKIN has trademarked this active ingredient as IPMP(Isopropyl Methyphenol) together as Carrotene IPMP™, to target acne scars for smooth radient skin.

Three Fun Facts

Foods with β-carotene
Pumpkin, sweet potatoes, mangoes and papaya are examples of food containing beta-carotene.

Carrotene is spelled with two Rs
β-carotene is the correct spelling. Carrotene with two Rs is our own version at APRILSKIN!

Carrotene in APRILSKIN
APRILSKIN has a whole skincare line dedicated to Carrotene from cleansing balms to body wash.


That’s the understatement of the century. You want to remove makeup, but also make sure cleansing won’t strip your skin of natural oils or irritate your eyes. It’s the exact reason that our team at APRILSKIN chose to include Orange Flower Oil and Grapefruit Peel oil to help with acne-prone skin.

How to use a Cleansing Balm

We can’t stress this enough. Acne will live rent-free on your face if your hands are dirty. Have clean hands. It’s as simple as that.
In skincare world, emulsify, means convert it to a milky texture. Emulsifying the cleansing balm with water ensures that none of the product is left clogging your pores after you wash it off. The sorbet like texture turns from buttery smooth to an easy melt.
Channel ‘that girl’ energy in your cleansing routine and gently massage your face. It’s important that your hands are dry at this step.
Yes, this is one practice like a cleansing foam. Soak in the orange flower and grapefruit scent as it runs with water. What makes Carrotene Cleansing Balm special is that it leaves your pores clog-free but also hydrates it at the same time.

Customer Success Stories


My usual cleanser was not removing all of my mineral suncare even with thorough washing. I ordered the balm and cleaner, clearer, and softer skin. Also, I have a gluten allergy and I deeply appreciate the “no gluten” label on the APRILSKIN products. I’m absolutely delighted with cleansing balm


You don’t need to wet your face. It’s completely fine to massage it on top of makeup. It’s way more gentle than a makeup wipe. I’m not going to get wrinkles from this. It was so easy to take off my waterproof mascara.


I used to wash my face and find makeup on my towel after drying it. This no longer happens with the cleansing balm. Removing makeup and stopping acne, a win-win!


We got answers

Is the cleansing balm vegan?
Yes, yes and yes! The Carrotene IPMP™ Hydromelt Cleansing Balm is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

When do I use a cleansing balm?
Cleansing balms remove makeup and excess sebum from the pores. It’s best to use a cleansing balm right away, a.k.a. right when you get home.

Can people with acne prone skin use cleansing balms?
With no artificial colors, no artificial fragrance, no parabens, no sulfates, the cleansing balm was designed to be suitable for acne prone skin!
At all times, remember to be gentle with your skin. It’s 2022 and long gone are days of makeup remover wipes. Sure they were fast and hassle free, but not worth leaving your sensitive skin irritated. Cleansing balms tend to be more gentle and effectively dissolve makeup, even if it’s a stubborn waterproof mascara. I like my skin better when I use the cleansing balm. My skin likes me better when I use APRILSKIN’s Cleansing Balm. It’s a win-win.
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