Skin Cleansing With Heimish All Clean
New Korean beauty brand on the block is Heimish (pronounced hey-mish). Having launched in early 2016, they have quickly tallied up a range of makeup and skincare products with beautifully chic packaging. My skincare loving self couldn't resist picking up both their acclaimed cleansing balm (to rival the popular Banila Co.) and foam cleanser. The Heimish packaging is designed in a minimal yet luxurious way. Although product effectiveness is number 1, brilliant packaging shouldn't be ignored.
HEIMISH ALL CLEAN WHITE CLAY FOAM
Before everyone freaks out, this is not your average cleansing foam. It doesn't froth up like a bottle of Matey bubble bath and strip the skin of everything it's worth. Yes, it is deep cleansing but in a satisfying and purifying way. It contains amazon white clay to draw out excess oils and impurities as well as hyaluronic acid, coconut and citrus herb oils. The latter work to balance the skin by nourishing and conditioning.
It emerges from the tube as a greyish thick clay. Its formulation is like a clay mask. However, when massaged between the palms with a little water, it lathers into this beautifully rich and creamy consistency. It can then be massaged on to the skin and ends up feeling like a soothing cream cleanser.
Splashes of water wash this off easily. I tend to use this as a morning cleanse or evening cleanse when I've worn no makeup. On the days I've attempted triple cleansing (I'm experimenting here) then it has been my final cleanse. My skin doesn't feel bone dry or stripped or raw after using this. It does feel a little "squeaky clean" though. I don't appreciate this all the time which is why I save this for those days when I need a real deep clean kick. Oily/combo skin ladies and gents, this may work well as a daily one for you.
Drier and mature skins, I'd stay away. Although my skin is usually quite sensitive, it hasn't reacted at all to this. In fact, the cleanser feels quite soothing and refreshing on my skin. I would be wary though if essential oils tend to irritate your skin as it contains quite a few of those. It is however, listed as paraben free, suitable for all skin types and hypoallergenic.
Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, PEG-32, Potassium Hydroxide, Lauric Acid, Bentonite, Potassium Cocoate, Butylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate , Kaolin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil , Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Tagetes Minuta Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Narcissus Pseudo – Narcissus Flower Extract, Rose Extract, PEG-75, Polyquaternium-7, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
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HEIMISH All CLEAN BALM
I'm always up for trying a new cleansing balm. Especially as we turn towards the colder months, there's nothing quite like a luxurious balm and the heat from a hot cloth to relax. The All Clean Balm was how I was first introduced to Heimish. It has been raved about as rivaling the popular Banila Co. cleansing balms particularly because it does not contain mineral oil. I had never tried a Korean brand cleansing balm before so I was curious.
Firstly, how freakin' beautiful is this pot? It comes with a little spatula so you can scoop out a small portion without contaminating the whole jar. This is one of those progressive formulations (I'm aware that I've completely made up that term). It starts off as quite a solid, gritty balm and melts into an oil as it's massaged onto dry skin. Upon contact with water, it then transforms into a nourishing milky consistency.
It does feel like it leaves a film behind if you just wash it off with water. I prefer to use a hot cloth so I can also ensure all remaining scraps of makeup are removed. I've had no trouble using this over my eyes or to remove stubborn mascara. Because it melts so easily into an oil, it's a lot easier to use and breaks down makeup well. It was actually designed to be used to remove heavy makeup.
It leaves the skin feeling nourished and plumped and juicy (you know I love this). Top ingredients in this are shea butter and donkey milk. Trailing behind are a selection of oils and extracts that account for the strong aromatherapy scent this balm has. Personally, I don't mind it. It's quite therapeutic and not pungent (like some other herbally balms I've tried).
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, PEG-8 ISOSTEARATE, Shea Butter, Donkey Milk, Cocos Nucifera Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia Fruit Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Jasminum Officinale Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Nelumbium speciosum, Narcissus, Rose Extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis, Lavender Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Extract, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Tea tree leaf oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Boswellia Carterii Oil,Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, 1, 2-Hexanediol
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