Weekly Raves #8: Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm
Hi loves! For those of you who are new, I’ve been doing Weekly Raves on and off for two years now. Sadly, I was not able to do it consistently, since for me, it’s not that easy to find and feature products that I’ve been loving on a “weekly basis”. (click here to read more of my previous Weekly Raves) Still, I decided to keep the name, roll with it, feature some things that I’ve been loving and let you know why….
For this weekly rave, I decided to feature Banila Co.’s Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. I initially wanted to do a first impression video/demo about this product and try it in front of you. However, last week, after my cousin’s wedding, I got so tired and all I can think of was just wiping off my makeup and go straight to bed. I was wearing layers of makeup back then so I knew that my usual routine wont cut it and since I’m really tired and sleepy, I decided to give this a try.
Product Claims according to BeautyMNL:
Lightweight, sorbet-soft formula; dissolves stubborn makeup and impurities without stripping skin of beneficial oils; glides on as a solid balm and transforms into a silky oil on skin; naturally exfoliates with papaya extract to break down dead skin cells; tones and brightens with vitamin C–rich acerola extract and herbal extract; winner of 2011 Allure Korea: Best of Beauty Editor’s Pick
This is the classic version and it contains 100ml of product (there is a bigger one and it contains 180ml). The packaging is very simple, direct to the point and it comes in a plastic yet sturdy tub, with a spatula or scraper already attached to the lid. I like this idea because even though there are a lot of skincare products that offer a spatula/scraper for their moisturizers, eye creams, etc., I often misplace them because I don’t have a proper room for them. With this type of packaging, you will always be reminded to put back the scraper where it’s supposed to be because it has its special slot.
Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm has a very thick/solid-like consistency that melts as soon as you massage it onto your face. A little of it goes a long way so you want to take it one step at a time. Simply scoop an ample amount of product using the scraper, then massage it on to the areas you would like to focus on (i.e. your eyes, lips, etc) then to your face. Once you’re done, rinse it off! If I’m feeling a little lazy or tired (like during my cousin’s wedding), I just use wet wipes to take off everything then I use tissue paper make sure that there’s nothing left.
It’s really effective! I love how it works fast without exerting the extra effort. It’s very gentle and it doesn’t sting my eyes. It also leaves my skin moisturized without making it look or feel too greasy afterwards. I also love the scent. It has this ‘berry-ish’ scent but it’s not overwhelming. It’s nice break from my routine of how I usually remove my makeup because this makes it a lot easier. It saves up a lot more time, allowing me to do more or rest/sleep right away. Basically, all you need is water and voila! Makeup’s gone!
I’ve been using this ever since and it doesn’t even look like I made a dent in it. It costs Php 875, (Jumbo – the bigger size costs Php 1,200) but despite the bigger price tag, I still think it’s very economical since like I said before, a little of this goes a long way. This can definitely replace all of the products that you’re using to remove your makeup. Just to give you a comparison, I use 2 products (micellar water for my face makeup & oil-based makeup remover for my eyes & liquid lipsticks), wet wipes and a cotton pad to remove my makeup. When I use this one, I only needed this one and water to rinse it off or sometimes, wet wipes if I’m too lazy. This became my HG makeup remover ever since.
I haven’t compared this to a regular cold cream (like the one from Pond’s) since it’s been years since I got to use those. Let me know if you want a video comparison/review. I’ve been thinking about doing that ever since I tried this one.
Anyway, those are my thoughts about the Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. For me, this is a sure hit and I recommend it to everyone. My sister and her daughter actually borrowed it the same night and they loved it. How about you? What’s your Holy Grail makeup remover? Have you tried any Banila Co. products? Let me know!
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