Sunday, 21 December 2014

Banila Co Clean It Zero Review

Hey lovelies, today I'm going to review the Number 1 rated Cleansing Balm, judged by the popular Korean show, Get it Beauty. Described as a whole new concept of oil cleanser, the Banila Co Clean It Zero stands out from other cleansing oils due to it's solid, moist sherbet-like texture, instead of the traditional runny oil. 

Beautynetkorea kindly sent me this to review for you, so let's jump right into the review ^^

Banila Co Clean It Zero Review

I'm currently using micellar water as my makeup remover, but my prior makeup remover was an oil cleanser which I adored (Sanctuary Spa's, for anyone looking for a good but affordable oil cleansers!). 

But now I've come across an oil cleanser I like even more - Banilo Co's Clean It Zero. 

Banila Co Clean It Zero Review
Filled to the top (100ml) - looks like a big tub, but everyday makeup wearers will get through it pretty quick
Banila Co Clean It Zero Review
Balm looks firm, but the spatula sinks in easily

As you can see, the texture looks solid in the container, however it's soft to the touch and will melt and then turn into an oil like texture once in contact with warm skin. It is a faintly scented product, smelling vaguely sweet and floral like. It might just be me, but I think it smells similar to sherbet candy! 

Banila Co Clean It Zero Review
One scoop is enough for half a face (of full makeup such as brows, eyes, bb cream, blush)
If you have just minimal makeup it may be enough for the whole face
Banila Co Clean It Zero Review
The balm is soft pink in colour but applies clear, then turns milky white when it emulsifies - may be browny if mixed with a lot of makeup lol 

Under the twist lid is a clear plastic separator which houses the complementary spatula. It's nothing fancy but it does the job scooping out the surprisingly soft textured balm. You can then deposit the balm onto your hand and apply blobs onto your face or use the spatula to deposit blobs directly to your face. 

I put a blob on each cheek, on my chin, and a blob on my forehead. Then I use both palms to spread the balm over the surface of my face. 

At that point the balm will have 'melted' somewhat and it will feel something akin to spreading a thin textured version of petroleum jelly onto your face - it's not as bad as it sounds! As you start to massage - or even swipe a finger, you'll notice makeup literally dissolving or disappearing away. 

Continue to massage for a few moments more to ensure all makeup comes off (or give yourself a mini facial experience), and then splash with water. The balm will emulsify - the balm will start to look like what a thin milky cleanser would look like on your skin, ie whiteish in colour.  And then Voila! Clean, smooth skin - you can follow up with cleanser if desired, but if you don't, skin feels perfectly smooth and not greasy at all - no oily residues are left behind. 

Banila Co Clean It Zero Review
Outdoors shot, just because :P

I have dry normal skin and I love how this cleanses my skin without stripping it, and actually leaving it feeling softer instead. 

I must note that the Clean It Zero works fabulously on base makeup, ie bb cream, however it has little effect on lip staining makeup such as lip tints, or very pigmented lipsticks which stain the lips. 

As for eye makeup it works well on all eye makeup I've tried, however if you wear a lot of creamy or dark coloured eye makeup, be sure to save the eye area for last, as you will end up with dark smears everywhere once the balm dissolves the makeup! Very waterproof or smudgeproof makeup may need a little extra massaging to completely clear the area, but it is effective, though messy.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Review
Rimmel's ScandalEye's Eyeshadow Stick (patted in to make it set more)
Banila Co Clean It Zero Review
Applying the balm
Banila Co Clean It Zero Review
Massaging
Wiped off with a tissue - all clean, in less than 60 seconds! 

Also note to be careful to not get the balm into the eyes, as it will cloud your vision until you wash it out - but on the plus side it doesn't sting! 

I also must point at that this does contain mineral oil - I know many people dislike the thought of using products with mineral oil in it, however I personally have not had any issues with it at all. 

Hmmm, as for extra pluses that I can think of - the tub is very sturdy and it seems travel friendly due to the tightly secured lid and the solid like texture of the balm - it won't leak in your bag! And as mentioned further cleansing is optional after using this, so it basically acts as makeup remover, face cleanser, facial oil massage in one ^^ 

I would recommend this if you're after a balm oil cleanser~! Other people who may like this include those with dry skin types as the oil dissolves makeup rather than stripping it, and the oils somewhat helps to hydrate the skin during the process (without leaving an oily feeling after it washes off), as well as people who want to quickly remove base makeup without worrying about remaining traces left behind. Also people who like pink will like this too (joke - sort of, lol)

You can purchase the Clean it Zero balm off Beautynetkorea here, or you can take a look at the other types in the range, which Beautynetkorea also stocks. 

Have you tried oil cleansers before? What about solid balm oil cleansers? 

Thanks for reading lovelies - hope you have a lovely week - only a few more sleeps till X-mas *eeep* 

xoxo Tulip


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*the product/s featured in this review was provided for review purposes - but opinions expressed are honest, and still 100% my own. For further information, please see my disclaimer & disclosure policy


20 comments:

  1. I have this, and I love it more than the liquid oil cleansers since it doesn't feel as messy going on. I would probably repurchase it too~

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  2. I never used an oil cleanser in my whole life haha. I usually just use my face wash to remove makeup lol >.< I saw this one in Hong Kong for like 10usd on sale, I regret not buying this one now T_T It sounds so promising and nice~

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  3. This is my favourite Korean Make Up Remover! ^ v ^

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  4. I've heard so many good things about this cleanser! I definitely need to try this out once my Shu Uemura oil cleanser finally runs out haha.

    Beauty Challenged

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  5. I have seen this product on beautynetkorea and was wondering if it works. Thanks for the great review ;-) xx

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  6. That looks great I have to try it!
    Thanks for the review :)


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  7. It looks really nice! I love the soft pink color. I like how nicely it cleaned off the makeup, too. Great review and images! :D
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  8. Wow it looks awesome! And the packaging is pretty cute too!!:) I'd like to try it!^^

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  9. very nice post. love the review, amazing product! :)
    great blog, very inspiring
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  10. The balm texture definitely makes it easier to handle compared to runny oil :P

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  11. I avoided it because I was worried about breakouts, but this is my second oil cleanser and both ones I've used have performed brilliantly ^^
    Thanks for that, I'll have to check it out :P

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  12. It's a fave with many for a reason!

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  13. I wear more minimal makeup recently and find it does the job - I do prefer an oil based remover separately for my eye makeup though!

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  14. I find the balm texture is much easier to handle compared to runny oil cleansers ^^

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  15. It definitely works! But waterproof eyeliner and mascara takes a bit longer, so that's why I prefer a separate remover for eye makeup. Thanks for reading ^^

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  16. It's good for dryer skin as the balm just melts the makeup off, so there's less tugging to remove it like with some other removers. Thanks for reading ^^

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  17. I always wanted to try Banila products, beside looking extremely cute, i always read tons of good reviews about them *u*
    thank you for your review!


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  18. This looks amazing, thank you for the review! I've been looking for an oil cleanser to replace my last one and I might give this one a try! I usually clean my face with liquid make-up remover or wipes, then with an oil cleanser and lastly wash my face with a general cleanser - if I skip the mid step, I end up with leftover make-up around my eyes :/ So I'm happy to find a good oil cleanser from a Korean brand!

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  19. I've heard good things too, so I'm eager to try more Banila in the future ^^
    Thanks for reading!

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