Since the korean double cleanse routine emerged and I started using it I have never gone back to the way I used to cleanse my skin before. For those of you who are not familiar with it, the double cleanse method consists of first using an oil based cleanser such as a cleansing oil/balm and following up with a water based cleanser (foam or gel). There are so many benefits to this method and this explains why it has become so popular recently.

In this post I’m going to talk about one of my favorite balm cleansers: Heimish All Clean Balm. But before diving into it, let’s talk about what are the benefits.

How do oils or balms work?

Cleansing the face with oils is a great way to gently remove makeup, dirt, dead skin cells and oil. It easily melts away everything such as: foundation, eyeliner, sunscreen and lifts excess sebum. Being as gentle as possible to your skin, especially when cleansing is very important for your skin health. Using oils helps protect the natural lipid layer of the skin, unlike harsh traditional soap or detergent cleansers.

Before cleansing oils became popular, I was using very harsh cleansers with high pH levels, which left my skin feeling so dry, rough and flaky. And I had this misconception that because my skin was oily and acne prone, using oils would break me out.

Let’s get back to Heimish All Clean Balm and the reasons why it’s such a great cleanser.

Heimish All Clean Balm

Application

The balm comes with a spatula, so scrape some of the product and apply it on dry skin. The reason I’m saying scrape instead of scoop is because I think you can have more control over the amount that you use. The balm has lasted me much longer doing it this way.
Spread and massage the balm on your face for a couple of seconds to melt your makeup, impurities and sebum. Then, simply rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

Performance

It’s very gentle and it does not strip your skin of moisture. I have dehydrated sensitive skin that always felt tight and dry when I was using foam cleansers with high pH in the past. But with this one I know I’m not demaging the skin barrier and my skin feels comfortable afterwards.

Effectiveness: Removes makeup and sebum really well: I’m not a heavy makeup user, but I do have oily skin. Those who have oily skin know that when your face gets oily and you touch your T zone area, those blackheads can be felt and they create this bumpy texture which is very annoying. This balm takes care of that. If this is something you experience, too, simply massage the area where you can feel the blackheads a bit longer than usual and you will feel it melt and will be left with very smooth skin.

Texture

The texture is very soft and lightweight, spreads easily on the skin. It’s so easy to remove with water and does not clog pores or leave any residue. I don’t like textures that feels heavy and very oily, because the application doesn’t feel pleasant and they’re hard to massage and remove. I don’t like cleansers that you need to remove with a washcloth either. What? No, thank you.

Scent

It has this floral and citrus scent, but without being overpowering and it may sting your eyes a little. It’s not a deal breaker for me though.

Ingredients

This balm does contain essential oils. Although my skin is generally sensitive, I’m not particularly sensitive to essential oils. Therefore those of you who are sensitive, please keep this in mind.
It is however: Paraben-Free, Sulfate-Free, Alcohol-Free, Silicone-Free, EU Allergen-Free and mineral oil free.

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, PEG-8 Isostearate, Shea Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Lime Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Jasmine Extract, Lily Extract, Edelweiss Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Orange Peel Extract, Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Mexican Juniper Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1,2-Hexanediol.


Price

Heimish All Clean Balm can cost from $13 to $18 depending on the seller.

Final Verdict

Pros

Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Gentle
  • Easy to spread and rinse off
  • Removes makeup and sebum effectively
  • Doesn’t strip the skin of moisture

  • May sting your eyes a little
  • Contains essential oils (sensitive skin types may react to them)

This is such a great cleansing balm. Effective, lightweight and easy to remove while still being gentle enough to not damage your skin barrier. Would totally recommend it for all skin types (dry, oily, dehydrated, acne prone), expect for those with very sensitive skin that may react to essential oils.
I’m on my third jar so far and I will keep repurchasing it.


What are your thoughts on Heimish All Clean Balm? Have you tried it before? Do you have a favorite cleansing balm? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so please share them below.