PRODUCT: Clean it zero
COMPANY: Banila co
COST: ~20,000 WON ($20)
DESCRIPTION: This cleansing "sherbert" balm is super-popular and touted as a gentle make-up remover that moisturizes and tones the skin while removing dirt and build-up. It is an "oil-based" cleaner, meant to be used as a first step in the evening cleaning process, followed by a foam cleanser, exfoliator and moisturizer. Use the included spatula to scoop a small amount into hands and work into a gentle lather over face. Rinse off.
EXPERIENCE: I was excited to grab this one after reading so many rave reviews online. With a pleasing, silky texture and no tingling sensation afterwards, this cleanser is one of the more comfortable and mild ones I've tried, yet incredibly effective at taking off make-up.
INGREDIENT ANALYSIS: Mineral oil is the lead ingredient, an excellent ingredient for removing make-up and blackheads. There are also some interesting plant products in there (mistletoe, papaya, raspberry), purportedly with antioxidant properties.
SMELL: mild and pleasant, almost fruity
TEXTURE: "Sherbert" is a good description - white and a little creamy, drip-free and smooth to apply.
YAY OR NAY: Yay if you wear a lot of daily make-up, this is a great step before a face wash. Plus, a little bit of this cleaner goes a long way.
LINK: banila co
INGREDIENTS: Mineral Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG -10Isostearate, Polyethylene, Butylene Glycol, Water, Rubus Suavissimus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Viscum Album, (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis Root Extract, Carica Papaya, (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Epilobium, Angustifolium Leaf Extract, BHT, Butylparaben, CI 16255, CI 15985, Fragrance
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