I am a big fan of cleansing oils for removing makeup. I think they do a hell of a job. I have been meaning to try cleansing balms as well but have never been able to find a good one out there. There is TBS Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter but its always out of stock on their website and stores as well 🙄. And the Clinique Take The Day Off is too pricey for someone who is trying balms for the first time. So I was scrolling through the Nykaa website for a cleansing oil instead and came across this product. Please read on to know more about the Innisfree Apple Seed cleansing oil balm.
Price : Rs 900/-
Available online on : Nykaa.com and Amazon.in
What the brand says about the product :
Innsifree’s Apple Seed Cleansing Oil Balm is a sherbet-like cleansing balm enriched with the vitality of apple seeds oil that gently dissolves traces of makeup and impurities. It leaves your skin clean, clear and refreshed without stripping it of the moisture and rendering nourishment to the skin like no other cleansing product can.
Non-drying formula cleanses thoroughly any makeup residue and impurities
Leaves the skin clean and resilient after cleansing
Skin does not feel tight, owing high content of unsaturated fatty acid
Fresh apple fragrance helps you enjoy a refreshing cleansing time
How to use :
Apply an appropriate amount onto palm and evenly smooth over entire face.
Gently massage until makeup dissolves and wipe off with tissue or rinse with water afterwards.
Depending on skin type and, if necessary, further cleansing maybe required
Ingredients : Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polyethylene, Peg-8 Isostearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Citurs Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Orchid Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance
My take on the product :
The product comes in a white jar with a green lid. The back side of the tub has the directions to use and the ingredient list. This white color balm has a mild scent to it which reminds me of green apple which is very refreshing. The apple seed range has the same scent (I have tried the cleansing oil and foam from the range). Once the product is rubbed in between the palms it turns into an oil instantly. When mixed with water, the oil emulsifies and turns into a milky texture which helps in removing the makeup. The best part of using this product is you don’t have to use a face wash. This product does not leave any oily residue. Just apply and rinse off. Its a balm so I am guessing it will be safe to travel with.
The cleansing balm is pretty effective in removing waterproof makeup. It did remove the long wearing liquid lipstick I had on when I tried this for the first time but for waterproof mascara it does take a little bit time and work. You have to gently massage the product into your lashes so that it can melt the mascara down.
I use a bi-phased makeup remover first to take off the waterproof mascara. Then scoop a little amount of the balm using my fingers, rub it in between my palms and work it into my skin. This ensures that all the makeup that I had on is removed. Since it is a oil and has a silky texture, it does not tug or pull the skin. Then I wash my face with a cleansing foam to remove any residual makeup. It does not dry my skin out and my skin feel very clean and smooth after using this.
Overall, I love this product and will definitely repurchase. The only con I found in this is that it has fragrance as an ingredient. Not that I mind the scent 😉
Hope this post is helpful.