Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Review

Double Cleansing has been a part of the Asian Skincare Routine for decades. They have been using oils as a first cleanser to remove makeup, sunscreen, and impurities. They have different versions of it from Cleansing Oils to Cleansing Balms. The OG and one of the best sellers in the world of Cleansing Balm is the Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. I had this on my wishlist for a long time and finally made a purchase of it. After using it for a couple of months, here is my take on it.

Product Description

Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm is a revolutionized cleansing balm to take off all-day stress and makeup in one go. It keeps your pore clean and keeps closed comedones at bay.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, PEG-10 Isostearate, Synthetic Wax, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, C12-13 Alkyl Lactate, Butylene Glycol, Water, Salicylic Acid, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/​Stem Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract.


How to use it?

  • Take a sufficient quantity of the balm.
  • Gently massage it on the skin.
  • Add a few drops of water to emulsify it.
  • Finally, wash it off with generous water.
  • Follow up with a second cleanser for thorough cleansing.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Review

Packaging: The cleansing balm comes in a small tub where you can find a lid when you first open the product. The packaging is very sturdy and good for the price we have paid for. It can be a little challenging to use it when you are traveling but I am not complaining after seeing this huge amount of product. Overall I have a love-and-hate relationship with the packaging.

Texture: The texture is sorbet-like and thick in consistency. But it’s lightweight and easy to spread evenly on dry skin. It emulsifies the moment you add water to the product and it doesn’t leave any residue.

Fragrance: I have the pore-clarifying variant and it does have tea tree oil that gives the balm its striking scent. The scent is not bothersome to someone like me who is used to tea tree products. The balm as such doesn’t contain any added fragrance.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm texture

My Experience:

This cleansing balm quickly became one of my favorite products. This does the job very nicely. Even my beach sunscreens and Japanese mascaras can be removed with the balm in one go.

I didn’t have to take a lot of effort into rubbing it into the skin. Just a gentle massage and water rinse were enough. It didn’t dry out or sensitize my sensitive skin or when my skin was at its weakest point.
The balm gets removed without any residue, so one can also skip a second cleanser. But it’s recommended to use one anyhow.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Sorbet

The balm is god-sent for someone who uses heavy makeup during the festivities but becomes very tired when it comes to removing them. It also comes in different sizes and versions so one can buy it in bulk and forget about it for a long time.

The pore-cleansing variant contains salicylic acid which is a chemical exfoliator that is great for acne-prone skin. Overall this is a great cleansing balm that removes makeup in one go without leaving any residue behind.

Banila Co Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Emulsify


  1. Cleanses waterproof makeup and skincare in one go.
  2. Doesn’t dry out the skin.
  3. No residue was left after washing the product.
  4. Doesn’t break me out and is quite lightweight for an oil balm.
  5. Sensitive skin people can also use this product.
  6. Comes in different versions and different sizes for your concern.
  7. Only a little is needed so even the smaller version goes a long way.
  8. Noncomedogenic and gentle for acne-prone skin.
  9. Washes off as soon as you wet it with water.
  10. Actually, does pore clarifying to some extent.


  1. The packaging is extremely bulky so not great for traveling.
  2. Expensive for a cleansing balm.

Rating: 5/5


Would I recommend it? Yes, this is a great cleansing balm. I would recommend it, especially for oily and acne-prone skin types.

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