We all love our first step oil cleanser, don’t we? We do. It’s important, even if you don’t use makeup, since it removes the grease layer on the skin without being too aggressive, and it allows the next cleanser to properly clean the pores. So, the Banila co Clean it Zero Purity balm cleanser is very good. Extremely good. It melts away the makeup and you don’t even have to try! So why use the sensitive version over the normal one? It’s really good for sensitive skins, yes, but also for dry skins. And this is something to point out.
This is a quote from the Banila co website. I would have written it myself, but I couldn’t have written it better!
“An award-winning hypoallergenic sorbet-like cleanser that goes on as a solid balm and transforms into a silky oil while dissolving makeup and other impurities without being too harsh on the skin. The Clean It Zero Purity is especially formulated for sensitive and acne-prone skin. Free of colorants, synthetic fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil and parabens.
After using Clean It Zero, we bet you’ll have a hard time going back to your liquid oil cleanser! No more oil dripping down your arms. This product is travel friendly since it’s in solid form so you don’t have to be afraid of nasty spills. There’s also a small spatula included so you don’t have to worry about contaminating the product. Use the spatula to take a small amount of the balm and transfer it to the back of your hand.”
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-10 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Beta-Carotene, Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Abies Sibirica Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
How to use:
- With the spatula, remove a sufficient amount of product, and with your fingers massage it on your skin, focusing on the parts that need more care (like mascara, etc).
- Then, remove with water, it will become milky and you can use that to deepen the cleansing. Or remove with a wet tissue.
My Skin Type: Oily T, dry U, blemished, sensitive, and allergic.
Banila Co Clean it Zero Purity Sensitive Skin Review:
In this product you can clearly see the quality/price relation. Most balms in Korea sell for around 15$, and this one is around 22$.
It comes with a spatula, and a spatula holder, which also protects the product from external dirt.
To my face the amount of product shown in above image is usually sufficient, but as usual you might need to experiment. If you wear more than BB cream, you will probably need more if you want to remove it all well and effortlessly.
Since I didn’t want to show my face, and since usually I use either eye makeup or lip makeup, I decided to apply a bunch of products on my hand.
I have been using this product for a long time (nearly two years I think). The skin around my eyes gets red if I scrub my eye when I’m sleepy. And the skin around my jaw is really dry. The skin around my nose is greasy, but it flakes out easily. And this single product can clean all of that.
The skin on the back of my hand is very similar to my face skin, minus the grease. It is incredibly dry (I have a hand cream next to my bed, one at my school desk, and one on the living room, plus one in my bag all the time), and it gets red easily, so it is a good enough comparison to my facial skin.
Now, I must also tell you, this does not clean the pores. Some people think it does, but it doesn’t. It is a balm, so it settles in the pores after cleansing, giving a fake sense or clean. It removes all the dirt from your skin but it does not clean your pores – you should definitely do a second step cleansing if you use this. This is my personal experience and it works for most balm cleansers when used alone.
In the above photo you can see I applied the following products:
Long lasting deep cover foundation, cover BB cream, highly pigmented matte and shimmery eyeshadows, highly pigmented glittery eyeshadows, moisturizing lipstick, lipstick and lipbalm combination, matte lipstick, glittery eyeliner, pot gel eyeliner, waterproof mascara, and golden highlighter.
They are all very difficult things to cleanse properly, and I will show you how well ANY of the Clean it Zero collection works – and just how hydrated and non-sensitive my skin is after using Clean it Zero Purity.
Scrub scrub scrub the cream on the makeup. You can see that it removes it quite easily.
While watering, you can see it become milky. To remove most eyeliners and mascaras you might need to get to this part. Or maybe it’s because most of mine are waterproof. Regardless, you just insist on the spot, with the water and the product you already have on your face, and don’t scrub harder – just more times. Always gently massage.
After drying it with a towel. You can notice how it is not dry at all, and not red (even though I used warm water). It does however leave some of the glitter, but this is reduced if you clean it with a wet tissue while the balm is still on. It depends on whether you use it as a cleanser or makeup remover.
Honestly, it still burns slightly on my eye skin. Not as much as any other cleanser or make up remover. And the skin doesn’t react to the cleanser, it doesn’t become red nor irritated. So it might be because of the makeup. But even if it’s not, it is the least amount of pain I have ever felt while cleansing!
Oh, and just for the kicks of it, my hydrated hand after cleansing on the left, versus my dry hand that didn’t taste the cleanser on the right.
I will use it always and forever until I find something more gentle. Maybe a sensitive skin specialized balm with extra moisture from honey or aloe? But until then, this is an yes for me.
Where to buy:
eBay for $18.49
Have you tried Banila co Clean It Zero Purity?
Do share your thoughts in comments 🙂