Banila Co. Clean It Zero

Banila Co Clean It Zero review and swatch
Banila Co Clean It Zero review and swatch
Banila Co Clean It Zero review and swatch
Banila Co Clean It Zero review and swatch

Banila Co. Clean It Zero: $500 NTD (around £12)


For this being my first cleansing balm, this is probably the best makeup remover product I have ever used. I had purchased this in a Banila Co store in Taipei. After some deliberation on which Clean It Zero product to get, I had opted for the original, for all skin types and had paid $500 NTD (around £12) for the 100ml. You can also purchase the super size 180ml one for $750 NTD (around £18). There are three other Clean It Zero products which are skin type specific. Purity for sensitive skin, Radiance for dry skin and Resveratrol for oily skin. These are slightly more expensive at $650 NTD (around £16) each.

Another first for me is this being an oil based cleanser. I’ve always stayed away from oil based anything due to have oily skin and having making up bad scenarios in my head on what will happen to my skin, scaring myself. This cleanser showed me that I shouldn’t be afraid. It hasn’t disrupted my skin, no breakouts, no extra sebum and no irritation. You only need a pea sized amount for your whole face – another, a little goes a long way type of product. I used too much on my first go.

This buttery, silky consistency melts onto the skin easily and melts away makeup like a dream. I only use it when I have a full face of makeup on and I remember when I had used this on Halloween, it was a god send. Face paint gone. After massaging it into the skin for a good few minutes, I would then remove it with a cloth. I use this as a part of a double cleanse routine and doesn’t dry out my skin. If I’m feeling lazy with my double cleanse, I’ll make sure the balm is rinsed off thoroughly otherwise it will leave a slight oil residue. Hello soft skin.

It has a sweet, floral scent that isn’t overpowering. I love how you get a spatula with this to control how much product to scoop out and is hygienic too. I need to get the super size one when this runs out but that’s going to be a while. My sister has the Purity one and she absolutely loves it. Say goodbye to cotton pads and makeup wipes.

Being a Korean brand, it can be hard to get your hands on it. There’s a lot of places where you can get it online. Shop around for the best prices as they do vary. This was a great introduction to cleansing balms.

Have you tried cleansing balms? Any recommendations?


  1. LaaLaa Monroe
    16th November 2016 / 8:07 am

    A lot of people steer from oil cos they've got oily skin but about 6 years ago I learnt that oil is the best thing for oily skin and I religiously use oils with no problem! I like a cleansing balm too, I'm using one from the Beauty Kitchen at the moment.

  2. My Dreamality
    16th November 2016 / 11:46 am

    I love the look of this and think it's great that we can get our hands on amazing Korean products online. I will definitely look for this! x

  3. Paula De La Asunción Poveda
    16th November 2016 / 11:58 am

    Never used cleansing balms before, it sounds quite cool :), I usually use oil, but will try this!

  4. Jo Wiggins
    16th November 2016 / 4:31 pm

    I also have oily skin and wouldn't have thought to try an oil based product on it so it's interesting to hear it worked for you x

  5. Jade Bremner
    16th November 2016 / 5:34 pm

    I love the design of it so simple and catching. I haven't used any cleaning balms I'd like to say my skin is normal but I don't really know.

  6. Shannon Bryson
    16th November 2016 / 7:17 pm

    I've heard so much about cleaning balms but i've always been so hesitant to try them, but I think I will now!

  7. Ordinality
    16th November 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Oh I've been looking for a balm makeup remover! And they've got it on Amazon, so I'm totally getting some!

  8. Leah XL Channel
    16th November 2016 / 9:38 pm

    I love cleansing balms! My current favourite is the Sunday Riley one but I would like to try others x

  9. Teresa Bowen
    16th November 2016 / 11:17 pm

    Like you, I have only recently come around to the idea that an oil based product can be a good cleanser. Now they are my preference.

  10. Melanies Fab Finds
    16th November 2016 / 11:25 pm

    The product sounds really good, i think i would have like the fragrance of it. I've not used a cleansing balm before.

  11. Laura Ferry
    17th November 2016 / 5:19 am

    Great that this has worked so well for you. I love cleansing but prefer a cream cleanser xxx

  12. 17th November 2016 / 7:06 am

    Sounds like a super product, and rather affordable too. Is it available in the UK?

  13. Charlotte Guyon
    17th November 2016 / 7:12 am

    I've never heard of this brand but I'd love to try a cleansing balm!

  14. Rhian Westbury
    17th November 2016 / 9:31 am

    I've never used a cleaning balm but I don't tend to get on with oil based products at that much x

  15. Vivian Yuen
    17th November 2016 / 1:40 pm

    I've heard so many good things about this! I currently use a cleansing oil and it's amazing to remove makeup~

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  16. Cattitude & Co.
    17th November 2016 / 5:29 pm

    I haven't actually tried cleansing balms before! This looks interesting

  17. Nayna Kanabar
    17th November 2016 / 6:48 pm

    I have not used a cleansing balm but the product sounds great, pity its not readily available in UK shops.

  18. anthea barton
    17th November 2016 / 6:58 pm

    I am not a cleanser girl (shuffles shiftily) and didn't even know cleansing balms existed … soap and water is more my go.

  19. Stephanie Merry
    18th November 2016 / 12:07 pm

    I love to use cleansing balms, I find nothing else removes the makeup quite like them x

  20. Harriet from Toby & Roo
    18th November 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I've never tried this kind of thing – I've just been sent an oil based cleanser so we'll see what I think! H x

  21. Daniella Keating
    18th November 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Never heard of this brand before but the cleanser sounds great!

  22. Tanya Brannan
    18th November 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I really like the sound of this! My brother lives in Korea so I might have to ask him nicely to get me some xx

  23. Caffeinated Reactions
    19th November 2016 / 2:11 pm

    I use a mix of cleansers and haven't heard of this brand but it looks great! And an amazing price!

  24. 19th November 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Well the price is brilliant, and the fact that you say it is the best make up remover is certainly endorsement enough for me. A great find.

  25. beautyqueenuk
    20th November 2016 / 11:42 am

    I am a total cleansing balm convert and this does sound amazing x

  26. Amy Deverson
    21st November 2016 / 12:27 pm

    To be completely honest I've never tried a cleansing balm before – only cleansing waters, so this sounds very interesting to try!

  27. Life-As-Mum
    21st November 2016 / 3:12 pm

    I've not heard of this before. I don't usually wear balms but I am looking to start, so this was great to find

  28. The London Mum
    21st November 2016 / 6:49 pm

    You'll never not use a cleaning balm now! They're amazing!!

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