Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL
Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL

Warming Bamboo Charcoal Cleansing Balm 30 mL

Regular price $24.00  — proud to be Carbon & Plastic Neutral!
What It Is:

Cleanse your face & scalp without stripping your skin of moisture.
Bring balance to your cleansing routine with this warming cleansing balm that thoroughly purifies skin while supporting the skin barrier. Featuring a blend of bamboo ferment, bamboo charcoal, and bamboo extract that gently detoxifies skin and decongests pores.

The botanical oils in this cleansing balm attract excess oil and grime from the skin without stripping it of moisture. Upon contact with water, this balm transforms into a milky wash that rinses easily without residue.

What It Does:

Provides a deep yet gentle cleanse without drying out skin or scalp. Pulls out grime, gunk & buildup that occurs on the skin, leaving you with deeply refreshed skin. The balm can also be used on the scalp to draw excess oils and impurities from the scalp while also promoting blood circulation (a key component of scalp health & growth).

  • Pore refining
  • Detoxifying
  • Deep cleansing
  • Removes makeup
  • Pulls oils from hair (great between washes) 
  • Warmth promotes blood circulation 

Who It Is For:
This gentle & non-stripping formula is perfect for oily skin types, breakout prone skin or sensitive skin. 
Individuals with oily hair or those seeking to improve scalp health & hair growth.

How It Works:

Key Ingredients:

Fermented Bamboo: soothes and protects skin from oxidative stress
Bamboo Charcoal: gently draws out stubborn impurities, dirt, and grime, like nature’s magnet
Bamboo Extract: helps skin better retain moisture by strengthening the skin barrier

Safflower, argan, grapeseed and marula oils: melt away makeup, grime, and other debris while fortifying the skin barrier


How to use:

For makeup removal/cleansing: massage into dry skin and then emulsify with water to rinse off

For gua sha routine: massage into dry skin, follow with gua sha routine, emulsify the balm with water to rinse off

For scalp: massage into scalp before shower (with dry hair), follow with gua sha routine or scalp massage (optional), rinse off in the shower and then follow with shampoo

Our Philosophy:
Formulated in collaboration with a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner to utilize the centuries of study done on the power of herbs.

Clean, natural, effective formulas. Each ingredient selected with intention, no fillers.

Crafted with care in small batches.

Made in the US.

Non-comedogenic, vegan and cruelty free.  Leaping Bunny Certified.

Formulated without synthetic fragrances, artificial dyes, silicones, parabens, PEGs, phthalates, sulfates or mineral oil.

Full Ingredients List:
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Caprylyl Capryl Glucoside, Sorbitan Oleate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Arundinaria Gigantea Ferment Filtrate, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Bamboo Charcoal Powder, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Rosemary Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract
Use our facial tools and skincare for naturally glowing, radiant skin. Pair different tools together with our skincare to maximize results. We harness ancient beauty secrets with a modern approach to craft gentle yet effective tools and skincare. Our products are easy to use and perfect to add to your everyday ritual. For a detailed guide on how to use,
read our Guidebook
A Brand Rooted in History and Culture...
We believe in wisdom through the ages. Our products are based around Traditional Chinese Medicine practices that have been passed down through generations, inspired by founder Stephanie Zheng's grandmother. Our skincare products are formulated in collaboration with Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, using herbs intentionally selected for their healing and beneficial properties that have been studied extensively throughout history. Learn more here
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Shipping Policy

We offer free standard US shipping on all domestic orders over $50.

For in stock items, orders placed before 11 am EST will ship the same day. If you place an order after 11 am EST, your order will ship the following business day. Please note that orders placed after 11 am EST on Fridays will be shipped the following Monday.

Transit times provided at checkout are estimates provided by the carrier. The actual transit time may vary. Standard shipping is typically in transit for 7-10 business days, but there may be carrier delays during the holiday season.

Unfortunately once the package has shipped, we are unable to refund shipping fees as the payment has been made to the postal carrier. Shipping fees are nonrefundable and we are not responsible for lost or stolen packages.

International Shipping
We ship worldwide! For the UK and EU, we've partnered with Passport Shipping and they will be the Seller for all orders to the UK for orders under £135 and orders to the EU for orders €150 and under.

Pre-ordering Policy
If you place an order with a pre-ordered item, your entire order will ship together once the pre-ordered item is available.

Returns Policy
We want you to love every aspect of your Mount Lai products. If there is an issue with your order, please send a note within fourteen days of delivery to customercare@mountlai.com. Please note that returns must be in original packaging and shipping is non-refundable. If a return label is requested, return shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount.

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The Benefits of Calming Herbal Repair

Naturally powered by healing herbs and plant botanicals that support the skin barrier.


Purple Gromwell Root

accelerates cellular repair and healing


Licorice Root

fights free radical damage and inflammation with antioxidants


Rhodiola Root

protects skin from environmental stressors


Astragalus Root

soothes skin irritations


Blue Tansy Oil

calms the skin and promotes cellular regeneration


Squalane + Meadowfoam Seed Oil

balance and hydrate the skin

The Benefits of Gua Sha & Facial Massage

Besides improving overall health and radiance of the skin, consistent facial massage with Mount Lai tools has a multitude of benefits:

Promote Lymphatic Drainage

Promote Lymphatic Drainage

by clearing congestion and removing blockages

Reduce Puffiness + Fluid Buildup

Reduce Puffiness + Fluid Buildup

by guiding excess fluid away from the face

Relieve Facial + Jaw Tension

Relieve Facial + Jaw Tension

by targeting and relaxing tight muscles in the face

Give Skin A Radiant Glow

Give Skin A Radiant Glow

by aiding in circulation, bringing blood and nutrients to the skin

Firm and Lift The Face Over Time

Firm and Lift The Face Over Time

by gently working and stretching the fascia that sits underneath the skin

Firm and Lift The Face Over Time

Bring harmony to the skin

by soothing and calming the complexion

The Stone Guide

A Guide To Choosing The Right Stone For Your Mount Lai Facial Tools


The Stone of Eternal Youth - Balancing


The Stone of Love - Soothing


The Stone of Tranquility - Calming


The Stone of Clarity - Warming

Not sure which stone
is right for you?

take our stone quiz →

Why It Works

Mount Lai tools are designed to work on the lymphatic system, address adhesions in the fascia and melt tension in the facial and jaw muscles, promoting a radiant complexion + combatting fine lines and wrinkles.

01 / Why is lymphatic drainage important? The lymphatic system is a part of the immune system that helps the body get rid of toxins and waste. ...

02 / The benefits of lymphatic drainage are two-fold. Lymphatic drainage removes toxic and congestive substances from the tissues, which allows greater absorption of nutrients. ...

03 / Why is using a tool better than using your hands? The beauty of Mount Lai tools is that they work on the skin without pulling. As a result, the tool is able to work on the very surface level of the skin to target the lymph system and fascia that you wouldn’t be able to target with your hands. ...

A Modern Approach
to Ancient Rituals

Beauty tools & skincare rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Where it fits into your ritual

Go to /collections/skincare
Prep the skin

Apply your product. Our favorite is the Calming Herbal Repair Balm.

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Go to /collections/gua-sha-facial-tool-collection
Gua Sha

Once the skin is ready, we will begin a gua sha facial massage to activate lymphatic drainage.

Shop Gua Sha
Go to /collections/gua-sha-facial-tool-collection
Complete the ritual

Follow with our facial rollers to bring the skin to harmony.

Shop Facial Rollers
the story of mount lai begins

Beauty tools & skincare rooted in traditional Chinese medicine...

We use wisdom that has been passed down through generations to create beauty tools and skincare rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We use natural plant based remedies and deep knowledge of the body’s internal systems to achieve amazing results.

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beauty tools & skincare rooted in traditional Chinese medicine