We all know there are a lot of great Korean makeup and skincare products. But the process of choosing and using them can be a bit daunting. Luckily, my friend, who irreverently asks to be referred to as JadeFaerie, is a Korean product junkie, and she’s agreed to start doing a regular post for us where she reviews and talks about the best and worst. So here she is with her first review on Clean It Zero Purity for Sensitive Skin.
I am a self-made, self-taught (through prospers and fails), Asian beauty cosmetic lover. I am at the point that when I go to my favorite shop, The Face Shop, I give the Ajummas advice and helpful skincare tips. Beauty, makeup, and skincare has always been a passion of mine due to my daily job, which requires a lot of heat, dirt, food, cupcakes, and stir-fry.
After being in the culinary/pastry field for over ten years, I am always looking for some sort of wonder product to heal my highly sensitive and dry/combination skin type. I recently came across a new website about two months ago and was super excited over that fact that they ship to the US. So I decided to try a solid balm facial cleanser Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity for Sensitive Skin.
Now, I judge my makeup-adhering products on whether will it withstand the kitchen merk and heat. So I have been trying to find a product that is really sensitive while cleansing the residual of the day’s makeup, plus any other external environmental factors. And low and behold, by golly it did it. And without irritation and discomfort. Yes!!
In the next few pictures I am going to show the product, how it comes, and what it looks like.
The consistency is like a light cocoa butter feel, but once you apply it with dry hands and gently massage your face, with makeup on, it becomes a liquid-like consistency. While gently massaging your skin with the cleanser, you can see the makeup dissolving. I also find that when you massage the eye area, it does have the tendency to leave a slight film on the eye for a second. But it dissolves, and I can see clear again. I really love the fact that it takes it off. You can either wipe it off with a face cloth or, as I prefer, I rinse my face with lukewarm water, and yeah the makeup is off.
Overall this product worked really well, and I did reorder it once so far. I still use the foaming facewash sometimes after this step, if I want my face to be squeaky clean for my face mask. But usually this alone does the trick.
Again with dry hands, scoop a nickel to quarter size on the back of the hand like applying bb cream. Gently rub between the fingertips and massage in a circular motion into the skin, paying close attention to the nose area, eye area, and anywhere the makeup tends to cling to. Rinse with lukewarm water or wipe off gently with a facecloth. Below, I am going to leave the a few links, including the facewash I use sometimes if I want a cleaner effect after the cleansing balm. It is up to you if you want to use the two step method or not. Again my skin is dry/combo and sensitive so I don’t double wash every day.
Links for Awesome Asian Beauty Products
This is the facewash I use after the Banila Cleansing Balm sometimes.
I would lastly like to give a shout out to Sokoglam for being a great, user friendly, and top-rated Korean Skincare Seller. Two thumbs up, and kamsahaminda!!