I purchased the Heimish All Clean Balm and so I made a Youtube Video Swatching it, discussing the ingredients, comparing and contrasting it with another cleanser AND doing a Makeup Test to see how well this washes makeup off. Click below to watch the video!
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What it is:
This is a daily cleansing balm which is made to remove makeup very effectively without stripping the skin of its natural oils.
What it does:
This is a Solid Balm that turns into an oil cleanser when massaged into the skin. It can be used to remove both makeup and SPF.
Who it’s for:
It’s aimed at all skin types and even sensitive skins. However, I will say that this contains essential oils, so if you are sensitive to those, then this product may not be for you!
Actually, I have combination skin and I really enjoy using cleansing balms as I find that they don’t strip my skin of water as much as gel or foaming cleansers do. So I will actually use them even if I’m not removing makeup and am simply removing SPF.
What’s in it:
This contains quite a few emollients, a few standouts being Coconut Fruit extract (not meant to be pore clogging) as well as Shea Butter.
This contains Jasmine Extract which is soothing and is moisturising.
As mentioned earlier this Balm contains a lot of fragrant essential oils which may be irritating to some so please be weary. These are Orange peel oil, Lavender oil, Pelargonium Flower oil, Grapefruit Peel oil, Tea Tree oil, Eucalyptus oil and Bergamot fruit oil.
However I will say that tea tree oil seems to be very good with acneic skin and is antimicrobial as well as an antioxidant so it’s soothing. (but of course you can still have a sensitivity to tea tree so be weary).
Personally I prefer unfragranced products, however I find with cleansers, you can be a little forgiving as they are applied and washed off relatively quickly so the essential oils don’t stay on the skin for too long compared to a toner or a cream.
Whats the packaging like?:
In terms of the packaging, I really like it! It’s a sturdy plastic tub which has a flip top cap, a hygiene tab and it came with a spatula! It’s travel friendly and hygienic.
What is the texture like?:
This looks like a white, candle-wax like product. When digging the spatula in, it reminds me of wax, it looks quite waxy and even when applying onto the skin. It has a very different texture compared to something more creamy and soft like the Juno Clean10 Cleansing Balm (Review HERE).
What’s the smell like?:
Even though this product contains lots of fragrant essential oils, overall this actually doesn’t smell that potent. I thought it would smell very strongly of Lavender or Tea Tree at least, but actually this wasn’t the case which is nice.
Does it Emulsify?:
I do the emulsification test, to see if this emulsifies (turns milky) when water is added. Usually emulsification of a cleansing balm makes it much easier to wash off the skin without leaving an oily residue.
How does it wash off?:
When water is added, this does in fact turn milky. It turns watery and lightweight and is very easy to wash off, taking the rest of the makeup with it as I rub a bit more.
And yes this does not leave an oily residue once washed off so that’s great.
Does it remove makeup?:
I wanted to compare the cleansing power of this versus one of my absolute favourite cleansing balms which is the Juno10 Cleansing Balm (which I have reviewed already HERE).
With one wash, this really removed most of the makeup which is impressive! I have been using this product for a few weeks now on waterproof eye makeup and eyeliner and I have found that this has been absolutely fine to use on and around the eyes, it hasn’t stung my eyes, so I can really get in there and massage thoroughly to remove my eye makeup without irritation. Of course, I would recommend a double cleanse for heavy and waterproof makeup.
This doesn’t seem to strip my skin as badly as some other cleansers, and overall, in terms of texture I would put it above the I’m from Fig Cleansing Balm and under the Juno Clean 10 Cleansing Balm and Wishful skin clean genie cleansing balm. But in terms of cleansing power and effective removal, I would say that this is above those other two balms on par with the Wishful Skin clean genie cleansing balm (however I prefer the texture of the Clean Genie Cleansing Balm over this).
Now I still prefer the texture and the feel of the Juno Cleansing Balm compared to the Heimish Cleansing Balm (feels a bit more luxurious) but the Heimish balm does have a higher cleansing power and the heimish balm definitely did do a better job at cleansing, even if it doesn’t feel as soft and cushion-y as the Juno Cleansing Balm.
I think this balm is very effective at makeup removal (even waterproof makeup removal) it doesn’t sting the eyes, I do wish it was unfragranced but the scent isn’t so powerful that it’s off putting. I think both oily and dry skin types could use this but sensitive skins should be weary in case they’re sensitive to essential oils. No this isn’t the most luxurious and soft cleansing balm there is, if you’re more interested in the feel of a balm on the skin I’d recommend the Wishful clean genie cleansing balm or the Juno10 Cleansing balm. But if you want a cleansing balm with strong cleansing power and can really help remove makeup and waterproof makeup, then I would recommend this!
Juno Skin Cleansing Balm Review: HERE
Available on the Website Here (Discount Code: HANNAH10 to receive 10% off your purchase): HERE
Wishful Clean Genie Cleansing Balm Review: HERE
I’m From Fig Cleansing Balm Review: HERE
Available on Yesstyle.com*: HERE
Cleansing Balm Video (Comparing and testing them) – Includes the Fig Cleansing Balm:
Cleanser Comparison, Swatches + Review:
My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.
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