Do you double cleanse?  If you don’t, you should. Even if you’re not big on makeup, you should still double cleanse if for no other reason than it’s the only thing that can properly remove the sunscreen I’m going to assume you’re wearing every day (you’d better be wearing it!). Anyone that does wear makeup can attest to the difficulty of removing every last bit of waterproof eyeliner, mascara, and whatever goodies you use to glam up your eyes. One of the gentlest ways to do that is with an oil cleanser, and the easiest way to use an oil cleanser is in the form of a balm cleanser. Those that don’t like the runny juggling act you have to do with an oil cleanser, but love the results, are going to absolutely love balm cleansers. They are the consistency of sherbet/sorbet and as they are warmed up by your skin and friction, turn into oil, making short work of removing stubborn makeup and sunblock.
I’ve reviewed a sherbet cleanser before, way back at the start of this blog, but had gone back to oil cleansers since that one ran out. A couple of months back I was sent this Banila Co Clean It Zero Purity from my one of my favourite shops, SokoGlam. I can’t believe I have gone all this time without trying the Banila Co cleanser, it’s a been a basic staple for almost everyone I know in the game. It comes in a plastic tub and they include a little spatula scooper thing so you don’t have to dig your nasty hands into the product. I always appreciate when a company does that. Immediately upon testing the cleanser I was mad I hadn’t tried it sooner. Once applied to dry skin and massaged in, your makeup simply melts away. Even my beloved Tony Moly Backstage Gel Liner which is super tough, is no match for this balm. There isn’t even the ghost of a trace of that liner left, and that shit stays on my face through my 105 degree hot power flow yoga classes! (Seriously folks, anyone who does intense sports or just really loves long last tough makeup, needs to own that liner. And anyone who wants that tenacious stuff off with ease needs to own this cleanser. They’re both little miracles).

Here is the aftermath of several eyeshadows and Tony Moly Backstage Gel eyeliners swatched on my arm over a primer
And as you can see it comes off completely brilliantly clean with minimal effort. It really is a stellar performer! It’s especially great for removing eyelash glue remnants on your lashline, if you’re at all familiar with eyelash glue you know it’s the devil. This stuff gets rid of all of it, it’s awesome. I especially like this sensitive skin formula. It has the faintest fresh scent and it sacrifices none of the cleaning power you’d find in the original. I highly recommend this cleanser to be a part of your double cleansing routine!

Five happy little clean turtles

It’s also available at amazon

On ebay at rubyrubyshop (owners of roseroseshop) ships worldwide!

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  1. I picked up a tub of the original formula while I was in Korea two months ago, and my first thoughts were along the lines of, “Why didn’t I try this sooner!?” I’ve already ordered another tub for when this one runs out. I was actually going to purchase the Purity version, but the sales person I spoke with kept insisting on the original. I think I’ll have to try Purity though, since it seems to do a fine job of removing even your toughest eyeliner!

  2. “Why didn’t I try this sooner!?” Exactly my thoughts! I’m hooked!
    You should give the Purity a shot once your backups run out, I’m really impressed with it!

  3. I really want to try a sherbet cleanser, but I have so many other Cleansers at the moment (thanks to MeMeBoxes), which I want to try and use up, before buying new cleansers…so I guess I have to wait a bit….The time that I’ll be reviewing this cleanser there will probably be even more advanced cleansers on the market, haha.

  4. I know that feeling! But if you really wanted to give it a quick try, for about $4 US you can get these little sample pots!–banila-co-clean-it-zero-samples-4pcs.html

  5. I am so, so tempted by all these sherbet cleansers that are on the market right now! I like that this one comes with a spatula – I have long nails and really, really hate getting product under them. Might try those sample pots that you linked above 🙂

  6. I admit it, I remove my makeup really haphazardly. Haha. But this also seems like it could be a good product for me – you had me at the words ‘minimal effort’. Lol.

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