Who's been absolutely spoilt rotten and been given an amazing K Beauty haul from their girlfriend? ME ME ME! Snail gel, sheet masks, mascara, eyeliner, a clay mask and even Frozen training chopstick (suitable for 36+ months... I think I'll be fine!).
I've been meaning to blog about the sample of Banila Co's Clean It Zero that I've been using to remove my makeup, so when I was given Skin Food's Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Cream, I figured it'd be the perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and review/compare them.
I have heard so much about Skin Food's Black Sugar Scrub but very little about their Black Sugar Cleansing Cream. While on the otherhand, Clean It Zero is one of Banila Co's cult product which (for people who read K Beauty blogs) has been reviewed to death!
Both products can be used as a makeup remover, with most users using this as the first part of a two step cleaning process. The second step is cleaning your face with a foam cleanser.
I must confess it took me a while to want to smear product all over my face which claimed it would dissolve my makeup. It didn't make a lot of sense to be rubbing dissolved makeup all over my face instead of transferring it onto a makeup wipe or cotton pad but I figured there was madness to the method so gave it a go for 'research purposes'.
Skin Food Deep Cleansing Cream
- Cream cleanser
- Contains Brazilian Black Sugar
|Skin Food Deep Cleansing Cream|
Banila Co Clean It Zero
- Sherbet cleaner
- Contains papaya and acerola extract
|Banila Co Clean It Zero|
Clean It Zero is a sherbet cleanser, meaning it's a solidified oil cleanser. Formulated with papaya extract and acerola extract, it has a very subtle fruity fragrance. As it's a thicker texture compared to the Skin Food cleanser, I did need to use a bit more product.
Product instructionsBoth recommend applying over the entire face, massaging the product until makeup dissolves. Both recommend removing with a tissue or tepid water. I prefer to wash it off with water.
The resultsIn terms of makeup removal, Banila Clean It Zero did a better job. However my skin felt softer and more nourished from the Skin Food Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Cream.
In the photo series below, you can see that while the Skin Food Black Sugar Deep Cleansing Cream moved the makeup, it also smeared it around.
Black Sugar Deep Cleansing CreamWhat I liked:
- Fairly good makeup remover
- Lovely pink lemonade smell
What I didn't like:
- I found it to be a bit stingy on my eye area and it gave me blurry vision
- The packaging. It's a rummy formula which would be much better in a pump bottle.
My rating: 3-4 stars
Banila Co Clean It ZeroWhat I liked:
- Excellent makeup remover
- Pleasant smell and not too overpowering
What I didn't like:
- The packaging feels a bit cheap.
My rating: 5 stars
5 stars: This is my holy grail. It doesn't get better than this.
4 stars: This was pretty awesome. I'd buy this again.
3 stars: I can see the appeal and I'll finish it but I don't think I'd buy it again.
2 stars: This is not for me but others might like it.
1 star: This product needs to die. Get it off the market NOW!