Clean It Zero Foam Cleanser
Banila Co’s Clean It Zero Foam Cleanser delivers a luxe-feeling cleansing experience, while working its magic to remove oil, makeup and other debris. The only thing holding it back from our top rating is the inclusion of potentially irritating fragrance.
Dispensed via squeeze tube, this cleanser’s silky-cream texture glides smoothly across skin, lightly lathering as it mixes with water. It produces a velvety feel, whisking away impurities and leaving skin refreshed—not dehydrated or tight. This is a particularly nice consistency for anyone with normal to oily/combination skin.
We’re a little surprised to see the cleansing agents of myristic acid and potassium hydroxide as the third and fourth ingredients as they can be drying/irritating when used in high amounts. However, the emollients and replenishing ingredients (such as the high amount of glycerin) in this formula seem to offset that effect. This combination works well to remove makeup with ease—we even had luck getting a waterproof mascara to come off (not completely but better than most foaming cleansers).
The one downfall is that the fragranced formula has the potential to irritate skin (and eyes). It’s not a total deal breaker in a rinse-off cleanser such as this, but it would be a safer bet for if it didn’t contain any fragrance at all. That issue aside, Clean It Zero Foam Cleanser impressed us from the aesthetics to the performance!
- Luxe-feeling cleansing experience with a silky glide and light lather.
- Works impressively well to remove makeup, oil, and other debris.
- Leaves skin refreshed—not uncomfortable or tight.
- Fragrant formula poses a slight risk of irritation.
Creamy cleanser lathers into a silky, micro-foam cleanser that gently cleanses the skin to reduce the irritation and effectively draw out impurities from clogged pores.
Founded in 2006, Banila Co designates itself as a leader in K-beauty who’s constantly innovating “advanced formulas that are simple to use.” The line contains both makeup and skin care, but they are most well known for their cleansing balms. In their own words, “with Banila Co, your bare skin looks better, your makeup goes on smoother and lasts longer, and your nightly struggle at the sink is a million times easier.”
At the time of this writing, we’ve only reviewed a handful of Banila Co products of which this assortment has its fair share of pros and cons. Fragrance makes an appearance in most formulas, knocking down the ratings due to its potentially sensitizing effects on skin. Occasionally other irritants show up as well, and in some cases, packaging is an issue.
What Banila Co excels at is creating aesthetically pleasing textures that feel luxe to the touch. From cleansers to creams, they know what they’re doing when it comes to the sensorial experience for customers.
With some formulary and packaging tweaks, Banila Co would be able to offer the full package. We’ll be rooting for them to make improvements as the line continues to evolve!
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