BANILA CO CLEAN IT ZERO REVIEW
*This post is not sponsored. Item is bought with my own money and review is done with my own honest thoughts.*
Bought from: Banila Co Korea
Hello hello to you! I am back with a product review, and for today, it will be on Banila Co’s ever famous, cult favourite, “Clean It Zero” cleanser. I know, I know, a lot of people has reviewed this and they’ve probably convinced you enough already.. But voila, here I am to add a bit more insights regarding this product. Also, has anyone ever blogged about washing away the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit’s freakingly long-lasting lipstick with this cleanser? No? Would that make me the first? I don’t know. Anyway- Would this cleanser work well on the Lip Kit? Read on to find out.
To officially start off the review, here are the claims of this product:
This claims to..
– Revitalize the skin with the help of Acerola extract
– Clean the face without stripping away natural/beneficial oils
– Be convenient as it is of a balm type of cleanser
– Perfectly remove makeup
– Whisk away impurities
– Dissolve all traces of makeup
– Sorbet type cleanser
Next up, I listed the ingredients down below:
** The ones marked with “!!” are ingredients that may cause irritation **
– Cetyl Ethylhexanoate
– Butylene Glycol;1,3-Butylene Glycol
– Rubus Suavissimus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract
– Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract
– Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract
– Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract
– Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extra
– Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract
– Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract
– Epilobium Angustifolium Leaf Extract
!! BHT;Butylated hydroxytoluene (preservative)
!! Butylparaben (preservative)
!! CI 16225;Acid Red 18;Aka102 (pigment)
!! CI 15985;Yellow 6;Sunset Yellow (pigment)
!! Mineral Oil (may cause clogging, therefore leading to acne)
!! PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate (emulsifier)
!! PEG-10 Isostearate (emulsifier)
As for the packaging, the cleanser itself is encased in a tub that comes in a box like so:
At the side of the box would be the claims in Korean
The claims were already translated, summarized and listed earlier.
The side of the box has the ingredients in Korean as well,
Ingredients were already listed down earlier so let’s move on~
Upon opening, you’d be greeted by a small packet that contains a plastic holder and spatula.
The holder can be placed inside the tub to hold and store the spatula that you can use to pick up the balm.
Can we also just take a moment to appreciate how beautifully pink this packaging omg Frosted pink is just so pretty 휴 ㅅ 휴
The cleansing balm itself is easy to pick up. Effortless, actually. It’s like a sorbet, so this isn’t exactly like a hard-wax type of thing despite it looking like so at the first glance. A little goes a long way too, so pick up just a few for your face.
The balm is also easy to spread it around. It goes around like butter, both with and without water.
By the way, the usage of this is like a cleansing oil. Use it on dry skin first before taking some water to emulsify the cleanser. After gently rubbing around the milky cleanser, you can then rinse the cleanser off.
The scent is berry-ish, it’s not too strong and I personally find it pleasing 🙂 It’s also not that obvious while washing through.
Now to test how this cleans away makeup.
Below, I have swatches of point makeups smeared onto my wrist. I chose products that have amazing longevity and that are pretty difficult to wash off, that way we would see how powerful the cleansing power of this balm is. First, I ran water over the swatches then I checked on them. After drying the area again, I went on with using the cleanser.
Left to Right
– The Saem Cover Tip Perfection Concealer (good longevity)
– Lip Kit by Kylie (transfer-proof, smudge-proof, really really long wear-time, hard to remove)
– The Saem Eco Soul Henna Marker (good longevity)
Ran water over them like so,
A minute later, and I ended up with this:
No budge at all with water!
Now with the help of a cleanser:
First step, take some balm to use on the area.
Rub over the area gently. No need to do harsh motions as both the balm and your makeup melt as you cleanse.
Next step, take some water and rub over the area again. The cleanser would be milky at this point.
Last step, wash off the cleansing balm and voila~
Cleansing power, hands down, amazing.
You’d think that such cleansing power would leave the skin feeling all dry and stripped but hohoho not with this cleanser. It may have cleansed away everything well, but my skin still felt soft afterwards! No greasy feeling afterwards, and it didn’t look or feel oily after usage as well!
Another thing to note is that this didn’t break me out at all. I’m oily-skinned, and this cleanser didn’t give me zits, big or small.
Add in another bonus point for the fact that this doesn’t sting my eyes when it gets there.
Despite it being good with cleansing however, I still suggest for you to double cleanse. Treat your skin with a gentle face wash afterwards for a deeper clean. Thorougly cleanse your face from debris, I’m telling you, both you and your skin would be much happier with the results. Not only would you get clean skin from double cleansing, but your following skincare products would also work and absorb better that way.
Overall, it is understandable why this product is a holy grail for the longest time. It works well, it’s gentle, and it’s convenient! I actually bought this so I can bring it along to travel. Bringing a tub like this is much better than having to pack an oil cleanser with a pump container, get what I mean? Yeah? Hopefully lol But anyways, that’s all for today and as always- thank you for reading 🙂