I love to wear makeup but I wish removing makeup was just as fun. It is messy and takes a while to get all the gunk off, and above all, most makeup removers leave some residue behind; especially waterproof eye makeup is hard to remove even with high-end makeup removers. But apparently, cleansing balms have eliminated this ordeal by making the makeup removal process simpler and easier. I bought Heimish Cleansing Balm as part of my Korean skin care haul.
The balm-like texture changes to an oil cleanser upon contact with water to cleanse thick makeup without tugging or dehydrating skin. Hypoallergenic ingredients including shea butter, citrus herbs, fruits and white flower extracts make it suitable for sensitive skin.
My Experience with Heimish All Clean Balm:
I was fascinated by Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm because it made the makeup removing process so much easier, but it is a bit of a high-end product and can be expensive for daily use, so I refrain from buying it. Fortunately, I have found an equally amazing dupe, in the Korean skincare line Heimish.
I usually use makeup remover wipes to remove my face makeup and for eyes, I use various types of makeup removers, such as micellar water, The Body Shop Gentle eye makeup remover and even used a really expensive one by Estee Lauder as well, but they all failed to remove eyeliner and mascara products satisfactorily and also irritated my eyes. Hence, I decided to invest in a cleansing balm to see if it could make this process easier.
Heimish cleansing balm comes in a very sturdy and pretty white tub with a lid on top and an extra protection cover which holds a tiny plastic spatula. The main ingredients of this balm are heavy oils such as coconut oil, which worried me a little because coconut oil gives me terrible acne, but I reasoned that a skin care company must be aware of comedogenic properties of coconut oil and would have somehow figured out how to tackle that.
The consistency of this cleansing balm is like that of solidified oil, which when rubbed between the fingers turns into an emollient formula, which helps in removing all makeup. A small, pea-sized amount is enough for one-time use and can easily remove liquid lipstick, eyeliner and mascara products. I usually, gently rub my eyelids and lashes for a few seconds to remove all stubborn makeup and then add a little water to remove makeup better. I then wipe my face and wash it with a gentle face cleanser and that’s it. I go from full makeup face to makeup-free face in just a minute.
I absolutely love this product and recommend it to women who are looking for an affordable cleansing balm and would like to simplify their makeup removing process.
Pros of Heimish All Clean Balm:
- It is half the price of Clinique cleansing balm and is just as good.
- Easy removes stubborn eye and lip makeup.
- It does not cause acne, even though it has coconut oil in it.
- The packaging is really pretty, looks expensive and comes with a tiny spatula that helps keep the product sanitary.
- It is fragrance free.
- It contains a lot of beneficial oils.
Cons of Heimish All Clean Balm:
- Availability can be an issue for some, but some Korean websites do ship to India as well.
- It can irritate eyes a little, so be a little careful while removing makeup from the waterline.