heimish All Clean Balm

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lavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm Review

Good thing I was patient. Good thing I gave this a second chance. The heimish All Clean Balm has become my favorite cleansing balm tried to date. But credit should be given in part to the company for tweaking the packaging (and possibly formulation) of a beloved product of many to be even better.

lavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm packaging

memebox's description:

Aromatic and free of parabens, fragrace, or artificial pigments, Heimish's hypoallergenic All Clean Balm will relax and de-stress you as you massage your day's makeup and buildup away. Infused with Coconut Extract and Shea Butter, the balm melts into your skin and emulsifies with water to wash away dust, dirt, and even your heaviest makeup without an oily residue. It also moisturizes and soothes skin with natural botanical extracts like Freesia and Iris, so you won't be left tight and dry.

Directions
Step 1. Spread 3-4 scoops on face with DRY hands
Step 2. Massage in a circular motion with fingertips on point makeup
Step 3. Wash it off with tepid water like rubbing

Ingredients
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, PEG-20 GLYCERYL TRIISOSTEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, PEG-8 ISOSTEARATE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) FRUIT EXTRACT, FREESIA REFRACTA EXTRACT, IRIS VERSICOLOR EXTRACT, JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) EXTRACT, LILIUM TIGRINUM EXTRACT, LEONTOPODIUM ALPINUM EXTRACT, NELUMBIUM SPECIOSUM FLOWER EXTRACT, NARCISSUS PSEUDO-NARCISSUS (DAFFODIL) FLOWER EXTRACT, ROSE EXTRACT, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL, AMYRIS BALSAMIFERA BARK OIL, CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OIL, BOSWELLIA CARTERII OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

Balm 120 ml

Heimish (Korean retail): ₩18,000
oo35mm: USD $20.99
OHLOLLY: USD $19.00
StyleKorean: USD $18.50
Jolse: USD $18.00
YesStyle: USD $17.16

lavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm renewal

lavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm old versus new tubslavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm new lid closeup

lavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm spatulas

Packaging

Opaque white tub with a flip top lid. The diameter of the jar is larger than average but has a shallow height; this is a design choice I appreciate as I would rather have the option to comfortably use my knuckles to scoop over my fingertips and nails.

Not long after I bought my first jar of All Clean Balm to try, heimish re-released it in this current packaging. I had mentioned how I would love to see a brand incorporate a flip-top lid in my Banila Co. cleansing balm review and lo-and-behold someone finally did it! Not that it had anything to do with my sole comment; these small changes probably take ages to plan and execute. But still, I'm sure enough people voice their thoughts that heimish decided they had to take action. I can say this is my favorite cleansing balm, to date, based solely on the packaging. There's no more fuss over handling a jar, a separate lid, and a spatula while juggling a scoop of balm in my palm.

Besides the most obvious change, heimish also switched up the spatula as well. The newer one, left in the photo above, is a tiny bit longer and the scoop portion is a larger, more circular paddle shape instead of the lean and oblong one from before. The new touch lets me scoop out more product in one go.

lavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm new balm closeup

lavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm swatch old versus new

Color, Texture, Finish, & Scent

The cleansing balm, old and new, is white. Both have a solidified coconut oil-like consistency; the new one is much smoother straight out of the tub than the older balm though. After body-heat is added in and some massage action takes place, there is no discernable difference.

I was the most turned off by the scent of the original All Clean Balm—some days it smelled citrusy, some days it stank like smelly feet. After months of using the older tub, the latter scent was a more prevalent than the former. Due to that one reason alone, I never thought I would repurchase this product ever again. Luckily, the newer version doesn't have that rancid smell at all. It doesn't have a scent period.

I am not sure what it was since the ingredients list seems to be the same. Maybe they adjusted the essential oil amounts? Maybe I got a dud? Then again...Bestie C used the older version of the cleansing balm as well and said she never thought it smelled bad, let alone stink like feet.

lavlilacs heimish All Clean Balm before and after

How I Apply

1. Scoop an appropriate amount (varies depending on how much makeup I had put on my face).
2. Massage it gently all over. Focus on crevices and areas with higher concentration of colors.
3. Sometimes wet my hands a little and emulsify the balm.
4. Continuously splash my face with water to fully rinse dissolved makeup and balm away.

Thoughts & Recommendations

Had I not tried the renewed version, I would have recommended people to steer away from this product. The smell was that bad and that persistent. However, the scent is a non-issue now and I only have good things to say about the cleansing balm.

  • The price point is good. (around USD $20 plus or minus)
  • Amount of product is highly generous. (80ml is standard, 100ml is generous, 120+ml is abnormal)
  • The flip-top lid is very convenient. LOVE!
  • Works well without stripping my skin. Doesn't leave a film.
  • Potentially good for sensitive skin; formulated without mineral oil, color, parabens, and fragrance.

There are only a few things I could see being a nuisance to people.

  • Isn't the best at removing fresh waterproof pen eyeliner or lip products that stain. I won't hold that against it because the balm works well enough on worn-out makeup at the end of the day. Even the highly popular Banila Co. Clean It cleansing balm didn't work against the same eyeliner and tint.
  • Can give me cloudy eyes but I find that unavoidable since the balm emulsifies once it meets water and my eyeballs aren't dry. The cloudiness goes away after some rinsing.
  • Has a ton of essential oils. Some people are reactive to it. I did not to this product.

The chances of repurchase, again, is very high with the packaging change and scent-free formula. It is inexpensive for the amount given and most importantly, effective. I've shopped around for new cleansing balms to try next and didn't realize how much less product most other brands offer for sometimes double the price or with less expensive ingredients as bases (such as mineral oil). I think all skin types would like this but may not be right for those sensitive to essential oils.

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