July 26, 2017

Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm Review

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Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Cleansing Balm ($23) is one of several new skincare that Memebox launched at Ulta. So far, I’ve been pretty happy with the products I purchased from the Nooni Skincare Collection. The prices are right, the sizes are generous, and the formulas are quite good.

I’ve been really enjoying and using Nooni Snowflake Jelly Cleansing Oil and it seemed logical to try out the cleansing balm formula too.

Let’s take a look at my review and thoughts.

If you decide you don’t need two cleansers at the moment I would recommend you try out Snowflake Jelly Cleansing Oil prior to the Cleansing Balm. I found the jelly a more innovative and unique formula and I liked it considerably more than the cleansing balm. Not to mention I currently have a lot of different cleansing balms in rotation at the moment from Clinique, Banila Co, Farmacy, etc…

Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm is 4.32 oz in size and comes housed in a simple white jar with a spatula. Compared to Clinique’s version this is a bit larger and cleaner by $6 or so.

This is a pretty standard solid balm cleanser which can be used as the first step in your cleansing routine to remove makeup, dirt, and oil. They market it as a cleansing balm, oil, and milk 3-in-1 formula but really, any balm is the same since texture has three different stages it goes through. The first stage the texture is a petroleum-like balm texture, the second stage as you massage it into skin it breaks down and turns into more of an oil, and the last stage when water is added it emulsifies and goes milky. It’s a pretty standard three stage process that all cleansing balms go through.

This contains shea butter but it also has a main ingredient of mineral oil. It’s not something that’s ever bothered my skin and it’s fairly common in cleansing oils and balms but worth mentioning for those who tend to avoid it. It has a very, very faint fresh floral scent that’s barely noticeable.

I had no difficulties removing my makeup with this. It does a good job getting it all off very easily although, it did give me a bit of cloudy vision when I used it around my eye area (the cloudiness lasted for a few minutes after my cleanse). You’ll use it on dry skin and gently massage it all over your face. After you’ll add a little water and the product will break down and turn milky at which point you can rinse it completely off.

This is actually a good first step in a double cleanse as I do think it is necessary to follow up with a secondary cleanser since I felt like it didn’t quite break down as quickly as a lot of different cleansing balm formulas I own and use already. A second cleanse will remove anything that got left behind. It didn’t try or strip my skin but the fact it didn’t completely rinse away and it was a bit harder to remove made me think of my experience NYX Stripped Off Cleansing Balm but thankfully, not as bad. I think it might be the shea butter that was an issue with the final break down.

Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm does a good job breaking up makeup and removing it easily but I think it might be better suited in a double-cleansing routine. If you’re a one step and go cleaner this might not be a good option for you as it does take time to break it down and it leaves behind some product after rinsing so, double-cleansing is a necessary evil to remove it completely.

Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm is available now at ulta.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • Andi

    ugh the dreaded hazy eye after using, I have that issue with IT’s cleansing balm. I think I’ll stick with the jelly version

    • Isabella Muse

      I prefer the jelly and recommend it over this 😀 although, that also gives me a bit of trippy cloudy eyes!

  • kjh

    Going to try the jelly instead. Don’t double cleanse, if I don’t wear m/u, so it doesn’t use up instantly. Wish somebody would stock the Nooni reed diffusers.