Pond’s Cleansing Balm and Makeup Remover ($9.99) is a new solid, rose scented balm that turn emulsifies when water is added. There have been a few cleansing balms that launched at drugstores this past year like NYX Stripped Off Cleansing Balm and Yes to Coconut Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm but I think Pond’s Cleansing Balm actually nailed the formula in a way both of these formulas did not.
This is very close to the popular Banila Co Clean It Zero out of Korea in terms of consistency and texture. And it’s easily available at stores like Target and Walmart!
Pond’s Cleansing Balm is available in a 3.38 oz aqua, pink, and mint green jar that will set you back $10 to $11 bucks depending where you purchase it. If you like formulas like Banila Co Clean It Zero or Clinique Take the Day of Cleansing Balm you’ll likely love Pond’s version. However, this does contain mineral oil. Mineral oils isn’t an issue for me personally but I know some of you aren’t fans so it does deserve mentioning that it’s a in ingredient present in this formula. It also has a rose fragrance which I found very pleasant but might not be great fro sensitive users.
This is formulated as a solid balm that has the texture and consistency of softened paraffin wax. When you scoop it out of the jar it soft and creamy but it dissolves once applied to your face and becomes more of a cleansing oil. If you’ve never used a cleansing balm it works the same way as a cleansing oil. You’ll be applying it on a dry face, adding a little water to emulsify to the formula, and apply more to rinse it clean away!
I liked how easily it broke down when I applied it to my face and how equally easily it washed away. The formula was waxy or too oily and once water was applied it broke down quickly taking away all my makeup with it. It rinses clean away and didn’t leave behind any film on my skin. Plus it broke down my makeup very easily (even waterproof mascara! Although, I do tend to remove my eye makeup before cleaning my face). I also didn’t experience any cloudiness when using it around my eyes nor stinging or burning. All in all, a very good formula that didn’t strip my skin or make it tight!
I was deeply impressed with this formula. I feel like there have been some true horror shows in the drugstore cleansing balm world that didn’t quite capture the spirit of a Korean cleansing balm but Pond’s managed to do so with their new cleansing balm! This is well worth trying out!
Where to buy
Pond’s Cleansing Balm is launching now at drugstores and is a new solid balm that acts to whisk away makeup easily. This is available in one size of 3.38 oz and will set you back around ten bucks. It has a rose fragrance and does contain mineral oil neither of which bothered me but sensitive users might want to take that into consideration. I felt like the consistency was comparable to Banila Co’s very popular and cult favorite Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm. It’s soft and dissolves it an oil as you massage it on skin and easily whisks away makeup. It also rinses clean away without leaving a film behind or leaving my skin tight or dry after use.
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, MINERAL OIL, CETYL ETHYLHEXANOATE, PEG-20 GLYCERYL TRIISOSTEARATE, PEG-10 ISOSTEARATE, POLYETHYLENE, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), HEXYL CINNAMAL.
- Easily accessible and available at drugstores.
- Rinses clean away without drying out skin.
- Removes makeup very easily.
- Contains fragrance (rose scent).
- Contains mineral oil.
I think Pond’s Cleansing Balm will be a popular pick for those who want a quick and easy way to remove makeup without stripping skin! This formula does an excellent job removing makeup quickly and easily!