For the past few months I’ve been using an extremely lovely makeup removing balm from Banila Co. called Clean It Zero. It’s a really popular Korean option that I purchased at The Yeon in Flushing, Queens, but is also readily available online. They call it a sherbet cleanser, which is very apt – it’s solid but has a really light and silky texture, and it emulsifies once you add water.
It comes in a nice, big jar, which is pleasant to use. It’s a lightweight plastic so it isn’t genuinely heavy to carry around, but looks nice sitting on a counter. It comes with a little spatula under the lid, and while I normally discard these kinds of things, I actually really liked that it fits on the little plastic seal inside because it’s convenient enough to keep around and use.
The cream inside is a milky pale pink, and it has a gentle scent that reminds me of baby shampoo. The texture is really silky and so while it won’t drip off of skin at any point (no mess), it has a lot of slip. I rub it into dry skin, and basically, it works! It removes makeup really easily, and then when I introduce water it emulsifies and rinses off really quickly and leaves skin feeling clean. I follow up with a normal facial cleanser.
It’s a little expensive at about $21, though I see it listed for less at KoreaDepart. It’s lasted me at least 3 months. It’s really lovely to use, and though I tend to be quite budget-conscious, I totally recommend it. I think it’s one of those Korean classics, too.
Ingredients: Mineral Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-10 Isostearate, Polyethylene, Butylene Glycol, Water, Rubus Suavissimus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinesis Root Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Leaf Extract, BHT, Butylparaben, CI 16255, CI 15985, Fragrance – See more at: http://sokoglam.com/products/banila-co-clean-it-zero#sthash.XZSJ6sYB.dpuf
Have you tried it? What’s your favorite makeup remover to reach for lately?