Today, I'm reviewing the cult classic cleansing balm from Banila Co(Say that three times in a row) - Clean It Zero!
If you've never tried a cleansing balm before then stay tuned – I promise this is one skincare product your routine is missing.
This is one of the most beloved K-Beauty products on the market and has been a best seller at STYLE STORY for years. Since 2014, in fact! It is a cleansing balm that melts into a smooth oil on your skin.
It comes in a sturdy 100ml container and starts in a hard, balm form. Once scooped out and massaged into the face it melts into a gentle oil.
The idea is that the oil binds with the oils from your makeup, SPF and sebum and cleanses them away.
The brand promotes that this is a product for everyone, even children.
Clean It Zero works to remove the oils on your skin that have built up over the day, as well as any makeup and SPF.
Rather than traditional makeup removers, which can strip the skin and leave you feeling quite dry, cleansing balms softly remove makeup, without any tugging of the skin.
It also doesn’t strip the skin of any moisture.
One question you might have is, should I use this if I have oily skin? To those with oily skin, I say don’t be shy! While it might feel counter intuitive to use an oil on your face, cleansing balms don’t increase oil production. When your skin is oily and breaking out it’s important not to strip away too much natural oil as your glands can go into over production trying to replace oil, meaning increased sebum and more clogged pores.
This should be the first step of your evening routine.
Scoop out a small amount - a little goes a long way - and gently massage into the face. The balm will begin to melt away into a luxurious oil like texture.
The PM is the perfect time to incorporate a facial massage, and this is the product to do it with. Gently massage the oil into the face promoting that lymphatic drainage and soothing away the stresses of the day (this will also ensure that you’re removing any stubborn makeup).
It’s important to not skip the next step of your routine which is cleansing with a water-based cleanser.
One of our K-Beauty favourites is the powder cleanser. They last forever and are nice and gentle on the skin. This one has a perfect PH balance and is awesome on sensitive skin.
If you have a damaged skin barrier or breakouts caused from not effectively removing your makeup, then this cleansing balm is a must. This product has a PH level of 6.1 and contains Vitamin C extract which brightens the complexion.
The biggest change after cleansing with this will be in the hydration of your skin and the health of your skin’s barrier.
By removing the tough method of makeup remover wipes and the chemicals they are often made of, your skin will start to heal and calm.
The full ingredients list of Banila Co Clean It Zero Original is:
One key ingredient is Papaya extract which naturally exfoliates and smooths the skin.
Vitamin C-rich Acerola extract also brightens the skin’s complexion.
Some other important points to note is that the Banila Co Clean It Zero Original Balm is formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, alcohol and artificial colours.
If you have never tried a cleansing balm before then this product is the perfect place to start.
After a few weeks of use, I noticed an improvement in my skin’s barrier as well as reduced breakouts because I was effectively removing all my makeup. Paired with the Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser my skin has been so much cleaner and has been able to absorb the next steps in my routine a lot more effectively.
Have you tried Banila Co Clean It Zero Original Balm?
If so, let me know your review on it in the comments!
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"After a few weeks of use, I noticed an improvement in my skin’s barrier as well as reduced breakouts because I was effectively removing all my makeup. Paired with the Subi Brightening Powder Cleanser my skin has been so much cleaner and has been able to absorb the next steps in my routine a lot more effectively."- Gabby
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