I find cleansing balms the most efficient at removing makeup. I generally hate the whole makeup removal process because it is messy, time consuming (takes a while to get all the molten makeup off) and above of 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 “makeup removing process” much simpler and easier. I bought Heimish cleansing balm and enjoyed using it, in fact it is the best among all the cleansing balms I have tried so far. I bought the Innisfree Apple Seed oil Cleansing Balm and in this post, I am reviewing Missha Time Revolution White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm.
Recommended for: - Those who typically experience tightness or pulling after cleansing - Those whose sensitive skin makes 2-step cleansing difficult - Those with oily skin who tend to avoid cleansing oils - Those who want a cleanser that doubles as a massage balm - Those who want a cleanser with the added benefit of brightening.
My Experience with Missha Time Revolution White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm:
My tryst with cleansing balms started with my inclination to try out the Clinique Take the Day off cleansing balm because as per the “Youyube Gurus” it made the makeup removing process easier, but since it was a bit on the higher end and can be expensive if used daily, I refrained from purchasing it. I kept on looking for a more affordable option and this cleansing balm from Missha is a part of this search.
My previous makeup removing routine was using makeup-removing wipes to remove my face makeup and for eyes, I used various kinds of makeup removers such as micellar water to remove my eyeliner and mascara, but now, I use cleansing balms to remove makeup. Hence, I decided to invest in a cleansing balm and they do make the process easier.
Missha cleansing balm comes in a very sturdy, white tub with a silver color lid on top and an extra protection cover inside. The main ingredients of this balm is water and heavy oils which worried me a little because most heavy oils give me terrible acne, but this cleansing balm claims to contain vitamin derivatives, glutathione, and other brightening ingredients which brighten skin simply through cleansing, so is most likely does not cause acne.
Its consistency is like that of solidified vegetable oil which, when rubbed between the fingers, turns into an emollient which helps in makeup removal. A small pea-sized amount is enough for one-time use and it can easily remove liquid lipstick, eyeliner and mascara. I usually, gently rub my eye lids and lashes for a few seconds to remove all the stubborn makeup and then add a little water to remove makeup better. I then wipe off 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.
It is not as good as the one by Heimish. The texture is a bit too solid and hard to massage into skin. It has a very strong, artificial fragrance. While removing eye makeup I have to be very careful because it causes terrible eye irritation. I will still go for the Hemish one.
Pros of Missha Time Revolution White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm:
- It is half the prize of more expensive cleansing balms and performs fairly close to them.
- Easily removes stubborn eye and lip makeup.
- Does not cause acne even though it has heavy oils in it.
- The packaging looks expensive and is very sturdy.
- Contains some essential, natural extracts.
- Comes with a spatula to keep the process sanitary.
Cons of Missha Time Revolution White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm:
- Availability can be an issue for some but some Korean websites do ship to India as well.
- Causes terrible eye irritation so I have to be very careful while removing khol or mascara.
- Strong, artificial fragrance.
- The texture is hard to massage into skin.
Do I Recommend Missha Time Revolution White Cure Oil Cleansing Balm ?
I like this product and recommend it to all those who are looking for an affordable cleansing balm, but if given an option to choose between this one or the one by Heimish, I would go for the latter.
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