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BANILA CO Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original

Clean it Zero is a 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm is a hypoallergenic cleanser that Quickly Melts Away Stubborn Face & Eye Makeup and Completely Cleanses Skin in One Simple Step. Zero Balance Technology deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates without stripping the skin, leaving it hydrated and fresh.

Double cleansing has become an indispensable part of my skincare routine. The first cleanse that is usually an oil based cleanser or balm that removes makeup gently and and super cleans the face.

Key Ingredients
Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Onsen-Sui, Bamboo Extract

  • Bamboo extract is a potent antioxidant with skin-soothing properties. It’s rich in flavonoids, which help protect skin against UV damage. Bamboo extract also contains high amounts of silica, a natural compound that occurs in skin that is crucial to the production of collagen.
  • onsen water, Asian hot spring waters.
  • Acerola is a type of cherry known for its high levels of vitamin C, which has strong restorative and soothing properties.
  • Raspberry leaf extract contains antioxidants that help protect skin from damage while also nourishing and toning skin.

Full List of Ingredients
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-10 Isostearate, Synthetic Wax, Onsen-Sui, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Polydiethyleneglycol Adipate/IPDI Copolymer, Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Acrylates/Methoxy PEG-15 Methacrylate Copolymer

Ingredient callouts
This cleansing balm has been formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, mineral oil, alcohol, or artificial coloring.

Color Texture and Consistency
Pale white, soft, smooth sherbet-y texture. It is non slippery, non sticky solid balm that is very light weight. It has a high melting point, so it does not melts at higher temperature and maintains its solid state. It does not turns into a liquid, oily mess.
This cleansing balm has a pH level of 6.1

It has a light floral scent to it. Very pleasing. 

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This is my first step in double cleansing routine. I take a dime size scoop of the oil cleanser, using the little spatula (included) and gently massage the formula all over the face and neck without using any water.  The key to using any oil based cleanser effectively is to just apply it and leave it alone for few seconds. The product is in soft solid state initially but massaging slowly, it turns into more of an oil that dissolves makeup effortlessly.
Then I add a little bit of lukewarm water to the face to emulsify the product using upward, circular motions. Adding water causes the formula to turn slightly milky. Then rinse thoroughly using lukewarm water. I follow it with foam/cream water-based cleanser.

Feel and Effect on the skin
The cleanser does not feels heavy or oily on the skin. The sherbet-y textured solid balm cleanser dissolves and lifts the makeup easily without tugging or pulling the skin. It removes most waterproof makeup without stripping the face of its natural oils. Does not clogs the pores. Removes impurities. The product rinses well without leaving any greasy residue. The skin does not feel dry or stretched. It feels smooth, soft, moisturized and hydrated. I do clean my eye makeup using an eye makeup remover because I use kohl on my waterline and I have a very specific way to clean it using ear buds. I don't completely rely on this product to remove my eye makeup, but it does the job well. I tested.

Comes in a lovely pink tub with a lid on top that has a notch to hold the plastic spatula it comes with. It is easy to scoop out the balm with the little spatula. Love the fact that it is solid state and not a liquid mess. Very travel friendly.

Final Thoughts
It is a lovely, simple oil based first cleanser. Everything from texture to performance is amazing. It is very effective and easy to use, removes impurities and even stubborn makeup with ease without tugging. It leaves no residue on rinsing. Does not dries my skin out and leaves it soft, smooth and hydrated. The ingredient list is skin friendly and the scent is very pleasant. It is travel friendly and easy on the pocket. Pretty gentle and can be used on all skin types though the brand does has multiple variations of their cleansing balms catering to various, specific skin needs and requirements.
My attempt at making a little video. Other than the Red Sharpie everything else was pretty much cleaned in 30 seconds. I had to edit the video.

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Disclaimer: The product was sent for consideration. All opinions are my own. Not a paid review. 

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