Heimish All Clean Balm makeup remover and cleansing balm is a cult favorite and best seller. It’s been a favorite of mine for a few years, so I finally decided to review it here on the website. I also tried Heimish’s two cleansing foams to see how Heimish products performed in a complete double cleanse in my skincare routine. Continue reading to learn all about these Korean skincare products!
Heimish is a K-Beauty skincare and makeup brand best known for their All Clean Balm which I am reviewing today. In their skincare line, they also offer toners, serums, moisturizers, and hand cream.
All of Heimish’s products are cruelty-free, vegan & EWG (Environmental Working Group) Green grade including their makeup products.
It is important to note that many of Heimish’s products include fragrance, so this may be an issue for those that have sensitive skin. The fragrance debate is difficult because while it is ideal to have no ingredients in skincare products that have the potential to irritate your skin (or your senses), fragrance can completely transform a product and make it more appealing to buyers.
Take Heimish All Clean Balm, for instance. The fragrance is one of the reasons I love this product so much and why I am reviewing these Heimish products. Fragrance is a very personal preference, and it certainly won’t appeal to everyone, so please keep this in mind when making your skincare purchases.
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Heimish All Clean Balm Review
Heimish All Clean Balm is a Korean cleansing balm that removes makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities.
This solid cleansing balm turns into an oil when it comes in contact with skin. When water is added, it turns into a milky emulsion and easily dissolves makeup, including stubborn waterproof eye makeup. It rinses cleanly with warm water without leaving a greasy or oily residue.
The packaging includes a flip-top lid and a mini spatula to scoop out the cleansing balm without having to use your fingers (which could be unhygienic). This balm targets blackheads and clogged pores, and dirt that accumulates on your skin throughout the day.
- Shea Butter: While shea butter is known for its moisturizing properties, shea butter also contains vitamins and antioxidants that soothe and protect the skin.
- Tocopheryl Acetate: A stable version of soothing vitamin E, which offers antioxidant protection.
- Coconut Fruit Extract: From the coconut fruit, coconut extract hydrates and smoothes the skin.
- Citrus Herb Oil Blend and Essential Oils: The cleansing balm contains many plant, citrus, and essential oils and extracts, including orange peel oil, lavender oil, rose geranium oil, eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, grapefruit oil, and bergamot oil.
- White Flower Complex: Flower extracts include rose, jasmine, freesia, and Lilium tigrinum (extract of the white lily bulb). These flower extracts offer a variety of benefits for the skin, including moisturizing and skin conditioning benefits.
While you won’t find any strong actives in this Heimish cleansing balm, keep in mind that cleansing balms are rinsed off your face, so you should look for potent actives in other steps of your skincare routine anyway (like in a serum or moisturizer).
Heimish All Clean Balm is my favorite cleansing balm, and I’ve tried a lot of cleansing balms. It has a lightweight texture and spa-like fragrance. It makes quick work of makeup, sunscreen, eye makeup and gets rid of any dirt or impurities on the skin without any irritation.
This balm cleanser leaves my skin soft, smooth, and moisturized without leaving any residue or greasiness. Also, this cleansing balm is not made with mineral oil.
The fragrance is a big part of the product experience for me, so if you don’t like scent in skincare or have sensitive skin, please note that there are citrus and essential oils in this cleansing balm.
Like I’ve said before on this blog, this cleansing balm reminds me of a spa in a jar. Love it!
The full-size cleansing balm is 4.1 oz (120 ml). If you want to test out a less expensive smaller size or need a travel size, Heimish offers All Clean Balm in a 1.69 oz (50 ml) size.
TIP: With any cleansing balm, your best bet is to follow with a water-based cleanser to remove any residual cleansing oil, dirt, sebum, or makeup.
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Heimish All Clean White Clay Foam Review
Heimish All Clean White Clay Foam cleanser contains natural white clay from the Amazon. It removes sebum (oil), dirt, and other impurities from the pores and leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed.
The cleanser contains lauric acid, a fatty acid that helps emulsify the cleanser that also has antibacterial properties. Research has shown that the amount of lauric acid needed to inhibit acne bacterial growth of P. Acnes, a bacteria that causes acne on the skin, was 15 times lower than the amount of benzoyl peroxide needed for the same results.
Bentonite clay attracts sebum, dirt, and toxins from pores to purify the skin, leaving it bright and smooth. Its calming and healing properties protect the skin.
The cleanser is formulated to be irritation-free and good for sensitive and oily skin types. Even though it is supposed to work well for sensitive skin, please note that citrus and essential oils are in this cleanser, just like All Clean Balm.
The skin types that would really benefit from this cleanser are oily skin and acne-prone skin since the clay in the formula helps to rid pores of excess dirt and oil.
The cleansing foam is thick and rich and creates a gentle foam once water is added. It has the same spa-like fragrance as All Clean cleansing balm. It leaves my skin clean and fresh. I love the scent, although it doesn’t seem as strong as All Clean Balm.
This water-based cleanser is the perfect step 2 of a double cleanse. I use All Clean Balm as step one to remove makeup and sunscreen, and follow with this cleanser to remove any residual dirt and oil. Love it!
Heimish All Clean Green Foam Review
If you want a gentle unscented foaming cleanser, then Heimish All Clean Green Foam is for you. Formulated at a pH of 5.5, this cleanser is made to clean the skin and remove makeup, dirt, and oil without any irritation. It is formulated with safe and low-hazard ingredients and verified Green Grade by EWG (Environmental Working Group).
This gel cleanser bypasses most of the plant extracts and all of the citrus and essential oils to create a gentle non-irritating cleanser that would be ideal for sensitive skin.
The slightly acidic cleanser contains Centella asiatica extract, a soothing and healing plant extract. It contains antioxidants, amino acids, and sugars that moisturize the skin and offer anti-inflammatory benefits. The extract decreases transepidermal water loss, which is very helpful for dehydrated and dry skin.
The cleanser also contains Hamamelis Virginiana Water, commonly known as witch hazel. Witch hazel has many beneficial properties as it is an astringent, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial.
The thick gel cleanser creates a gentle foam when water is added. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all. While it removes makeup and dirt at the end of the day, I’ve been saving this for mornings, as it works well as a gentle morning cleanse.
While this isn’t my favorite Heimish product since I LOVE their other herbal scented All Clean cleansers, this would be an excellent fragrance-free cleanser for those with sensitive skin.
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Final Thoughts on Heimish All Clean Balm and Foams
Heimish products have the feel of luxury brand skincare products at less than half the price. These products easily beat out drugstore skincare cleansers.
- Heimish All Clean Balm cleansing balm is my holy grail oil cleanser that is perfect for double cleansing.
- Heimish All Clean White Clay Foam clay cleanser is perfect for oily skin and as the second step of a double cleanse following All Clean Balm.
- Heimish All Clean Green Foam is unscented and ideal for sensitive skin.
Have you tried Heimish products? What are your favorites?
Thanks for reading, and until next time…