Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great for Beginners
I have never tried a cleansing balm like the Banila line. There are four different types of balms in the line, and currently are formulated to suit different skin concerns. I used each for 3 days.
The first one, Clean It Zero Original (pink bottle), is an unscented balm that applies easily. It removed my makeup and left my face feeling refreshed and "minty". No complaints and would use this one again!
The second one I tried, Clean It Zero Purifying (blue bottle), in my opinion is suited for more sensitive skin that is also acne prone. True to its' name, it left my face purified and refreshed. It wasn't harsh, but still felt like it deep cleaned my skin. It did not irritate me or cause any adverse reaction. No complains and would use this one again, too!
The Clean It Zero Nourishing (yellow bottle) in my opinion is suited best for dry skin that requires a little extra moisture, although it would probably work on any type! It felt very "light" compared to the others and had a more subtle affect. Again, no complaints on this one either! I would definitely try it again.
The Clean It Zero Revitalizing (green bottle) was different in that it has a soft smell that is not too overpowering (for me anyways). It is the only one out of the four that had a noticeable scent, and was the only one that felt a little "waxy" after the application. Not a showstopper, as it easily was removed, but it definitely felt like a different texture compared to the rest. I would still use it again, but only if I had no other makeup removed.
To conclude my review, I enjoyed trying each product in this line and figure out what works best for me. I would honestly like to incorporate these products into my routine after quarantine (not wearing as much makeup, haha) as a makeup remover. Each different formula removed my stubborn eyeshadows, mascaras, etc. without any irritation or spreading. These would also be great for a beginner who needs a good pre-cleanser or makeup remover!
Most Helpful Critical Review Decent Cleansing Balm but not the best
The packaging of these balms got me super excited with its multiple scents and pastel colors, and I got to try a sample of each type. But maybe my excitement gave me expectations that were to high because I wasn't in love with the product once I started trying it. The balm is very oily which is great for removing makeup but it can be difficult to wash it all off even with a double cleanse. The scents also aren't my favorite. There's a bit of an artificial scent to each one that doesn't make it very pleasant to use. I think there are much better cleansing balms out there but maybe a bit more expensive in price, so at the end of the day, if you're looking for something that will do the job at an affordable price, this might be the product for you! Definitely will remove your stubborn mascara and liner after a long day
Reviewed by 558 customers Great at removing makeup and dryer
Mic from Panama City Beach, FL
I use this balm before a regular facial cleanser. I have sensitive skin, and normally use a baby wipe to remove makeup before soaping up. I gave this a try and it is better than wipes for removing makeup! After using a small amount and rinsing, there's no makeup residue when I dry my face. I follow with the Zero cleanser and, together, my face feels squeeky clean.
Good, Not Ideal
Rae from Pittsburgh
It is a decent balm cleanser and totally disintegrates face makeup. Sadly though, it leaves some mascara and dark eye makeup on even with generous application and taking time o massage it away
RASH- never have had a reaction to anything
Cara from Wisconsin
I used it twice and woke up with a red scaly burny rash on my cheek. I've used a lot of random products and have NEVER reacted like this to something
Affordable cleansing balm
Makeup_mom from CA
I've only used the original but love it! It's the affordable alternative to my usuals ( Clinique and farmacy cleansing balms) takes off all my makeup and doesn't feel greasy or oily when using or rinsing off. If you are new to the world of cleansing balms then I would recommend trying this out!
a from Memphis
and now I can't be without it! love this product so much.
LEM from Illinois
Works great. No issues.
TB from New Jersey
Takes the most stubborn make up off with ease! Never going back to any other make up remover!
Madison from NV
I love this stuff! this is the best makeup remover ever. It does not clog pores, and it removes makeup effortlessly.
Dorothy from Illinois
This is the only product that can get all of my mascara off! It's amazing, and it doesn't strip my skin! The only thing I recommend is taking it off with a wet wash cloth or else your eyes will be blurry for a while
Mariah from United States
I have combo/ sensitive skin so I was kind of skeptical about using this product because I breakout easily. But I have used it for 3 days and love the way it removes my make up. I do feel that it dries out my skin a tad bit but that is not really an issue because my nighttime moisturizer has hylauronic acid in it.
Not sure what went wrong
Sscott from Albuquerque
I have never had sensitive skin and have never had bad reactions to anything I used until I used this. It caused irritation and sensitivity around my eyes and caused me to swell. I have very nice skin, never had any problems and this caused so many issues for me. I only used it to remove makeup. I would err in the side of caution with this product
Jas from Dallas
So I don't ever review things unless I hate them or really love them. & I really love this product!!! It's worth every penny. It completely melts all the makeup off my face, something makeup wipes can't do!! I will no longer be using makeup wipes!!
Best Cleansing Balm Ever
Gracie from Virginia
I normally don't write reviews, but oh my gosh... this stuff is so good. It took all of my makeup off with one small scoop. My face was so soft after I washed it off, and my mascara came completely off without irritating my eyes. Although it doesn't burn, you might have a little bit of "blurry" vision for a couple minutes after you wash it off (depending on how much you used, and whether or not you used it on your eyes). Other than that, no eye burning, no scrubbing, AND soft, glowy skin. I will be getting more of this soon.
Angel from Nitro
It literally melts your makeup off, EVERYBIT!! Will be buying again
Caitlyn A from Lexington, SC
The product is amazing, and a little goes a long way! It took all my long wear makeup off with about 30 seconds of rubbing it in!! The only tricky part was the mascara but it takes most off and u can finish off with some micellar water and you're set!! I would seriously recommend this product to anyone who would listen.
nourishing is the best, doesnt dry me out
sarahlikesglittet from slc, ut
i used the original before and the one made my skin feel so dry. thr nourishing one is much better and removes makeup perfectly like the original, but without the drying effect on my skin. it works great on waterproof mascara and the toughest makeup.
Lauren from North Carolina
This is the best makeup remover I have ever used! It removes physical sunscreen in a snap! It doesn't break my skin out either.
Oh Heck Yes
V from NY
This stuff is better than Farmacy Green Clean and Neogen Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil. My sensitive combo skin is clearing up and softer. Excellent first step in a two-step cleanse routine. Specifically get the Clarifying version-- no artificial fragrance!
It Melts NEARLY everything off
Mari from Tampa, FL
I'm not a makeup guru, I just wear makeup for special occasions or on trips, but I was amazed how this removes every step I usually take to remove makeup. I'm talking eyeshadow, lipstick to lipstains, foundation and powder. Only thing I haven't had come off is my waterproof mascara. I had the original but next time I want to try the pore clarifying one (green bottle).
Great product great price
Cassie B from Pittsburgh
I've been using this product for just a little under a year now and I'm in LOVE. It lasts forever because all you need is a little bit and some water and it melts off all your makeup and your skin feels so clean after. It's also a great price point for $19 compared to a lot of other cleansing balms/oils that do the same thing.
kay from NY, NY
I use this once and already love it. I got the original cleansing balm and it is great. It has a nice natural scent to it and is great for removing my face makeup. I don't wear much makeup so I don't use a lot. I' m also sensitive around my eyes so I don't use the product for removing eye makeup or mascara. The only bad thing I would say it that it is kinda oily but that's fine to me. Overall its a great product at a good price point.
Not for Sensitive Skin!!!!!
Brette from San Diego, CA
I used this product for the first step in the double cleanse. I have sensitive dry/combo skin. At first I thought I hit the goldmine of oil cleansers then a week after use the skin around my eyes started to get tight and red. I've had contact dermatitis before around my eyes from a few products and this started to resemble that. Then my face was breaking out in very small white heads. As soon as I stopped use my skin went back to normal.
The best, hands down
Sun from Brooklyn, NY
I've gone through so many of these cleansing balms. I've tried other balms and oils, but nothing has compared to this. It removes everything, feels super gentle, and does not leave any residue after you rinse it with water. I highly recommend this to everyone.
Great product !
Biscuits from Kentucky USA
This has been a absolute great product for me . Has helped clean up my acne rosacea really fast , I couldn't believe it . I've tried so many products and this has made such difference.
Kat from AZ
I got a mini size in an advent calendar this year and it actually blew me away.
I have very sensitive skin and this didn't bother it at all.
I have never used a balm remover before but the first time I tried this it very easily took off most all of my makeup, (on a full glam day.) Including easily melting away my lash glue which I always struggle with and end up picking bits off later.
Did take away a star as I still need to go in with a bit of micellar water for the fine bits close to the eyes but over all would buy it again.