Banila Co. Clean It Zero
15 November 2016
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?
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