Heimish All Clean Balm

Have you heard of the Banila Co Clean It Zero? If you haven’t, just look up Korean oil cleansers. If you have, imagine if the creators of the Clean It Zero decided to form their own new and improved sherbert cleanser using their expertise. You don’t have to imagine it because it’s the Heimish All Clean Balm!

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Claims: Memebox claims that the balm is, “Aromatic and free of parabens, fragrance, or artificial pigments, Heimish’s hypoallergenic All Clean Balm will relax and de-stress you as you massage your day’s makeup and buildup away. Infused with Coconut Extract and Shea Butter, the balm melts into your skin and emulsifies with water to wash away dust, dirt, and even your heaviest makeup without an oily residue. It also moisturizes and soothes skin with natural botanical extracts like Freesia and Iris so your skin won’t be left tight and dry.” The main marketing point of this cleanser is how moisturizing it is. With so many natural moisturizing ingredients, your skin is more moisturized even though you’re washing it.

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Ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, PEG-8 Isostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Ingredients Analysis: It’s definitely a long list (hence, a long analysis) but the middle is almost all flower extracts and oils. My general rule of thumb is to look at the first couple of ingredients as they are the substance of the product (most ingredient lists have the higher percentage ingredients first). This cleanser contains a decent amount of Ethylhexyl Palmitate which is just an emollient (which will soothe and soften the skin) as well as another word for Palm Oil. Other than softening your skin, it is also used for changing the texture of the product as a replacement for silicone. It is not shown to be harmful at all. The next highest percentage ingredient is Cetyl Ethylhexanoate. Cetyl Ethylhexanoate just prevents moisture loss. PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate is another common ingredient that helps penetrate the skin. PEG-8 Isostearate is the actual cleaning element that emulsifies the makeup and acts as a surfactant. I’m sure all of the oils are very helpful in some way or another (especially Shea Butter which will help moisturize your skin) but generally, it’s considered to be the fluff and won’t affect the effects of the cleanser. The proudly described Iris Versicolor Extract may or may not be a substitute for anti-aging chemicals as well as serving its use as an emollient. Freesia Refracta Extractis a conditioning agent for the skin which is fine but these two ingredients are used very commonly in perfumes so I’m thinking they are a big plus to the scent. Tocopheryl Acetate can be used for calming inflammation and antiaging and Citric Acid can sometimes be used for exfoliation but in higher percentages. The ingredients on the bottom of the list are safe and they are also probably in very small quantities so not to worry. In general a solid ingredient list but a lot of oils and extracts (probably mostly for the scent).

Price: 120mL

Amazon: $18.45 (free shipping if your order over $25 worth)

Memebox: $18.45 (not including shipping)

Stylekorean: $18.50 (not including shipping)

It’s a little pricey as Heimish is a mid-tier brand. You also need a kind of generous amount of product depending on how much makeup you wear. It is a good product though.

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Pretty distinct red lipstick VS. Heimish All Clean Balm
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Emulsifies quickly
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The lipstick is completely gone! Its a complete KO for the Heimish All Clean Balm!

The Run-Down:

I have been loving this product. They changed the packaging so it’s much more convenient to open the top and store the spatula. The consistency is a very classic sherbert cleanser with a solid texture that melts when you rubs your fingers. The smell is pretty nice and calming with herbal undertones (probably from all of those oils and extracts). It doesn’t sting my eyes at all which is amazing! I definitely feel more moisturized after I use this. I only use it once a day at night since I’m not wearing sunscreen to bed but the smell is definitely calming and the experience is all-in-all very pleasant. The packaging is gorgeous and super minimalistic so it looks really nice on your skincare shelf. The functionality is good, relative to the fact that it’s a sherbert cleanser. It also works quite well to remove makeup (although a second cleanse and an eye/lip remover is still necessary). I really like this product but the price causes me to be slightly hesitant. Since you need a good chunk every time, I’ll have to see how long 120 mL lasts me. If you wear heavy makeup it probably will last half to a full year.

Pros and Cons:

PROS

  • Moisturizing
  • Doesn’t sting the eyes
  • Smells nice
  • Calming
  • Removes makeup well
  • Softens skin

CONS

  • Some might not like the smell or any smell at all
  • Slightly pricey for amount

Who Should Use:

Anyone and everyone! Even if you have oily skin, you need an oil cleanser to remove all of your makeup and/or sunscreen. And don’t tell me you don’t wear sunscreen! If you want to read more on why oil cleansers and sunscreens are absolutely necessary you can read last week’s article on the 10 Step Korean Skincare Routine.

https://thekoreancorner.com/2018/01/19/explain-the-10-step-korean-skincare-routine/

Rating: 

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4/5 punches! A great product if you want to splurge a little bit. It’s definitely a keeper but I’m going to keep searching for THE ONE. I’ll let you guys know if this is the holy grail oil cleanser. It’s on the right track that’s for sure!


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