Another item in this month’s BNT Box is the Verikos Deep Cleansing Oil Balm* which I did not have very high hopes for. I can’t tell you why, but it was met with kind of a weird, unexciting feeling… At least, initially. I ate all of my “weird, unexciting feelings” after I tried it. I ate all of them!
The Verikos Deep Cleansing Oil Balm is an “easy make-up deep cleanser of Oil Balm type” that claims to “deep cleanse pores” and “exfoliate” sensitive skin types. Most of the information on the box is in Korean, but I know that it is mainly comprised of Canola Oil, and contains plant extracts and aroma oil. Also, it is a “5-free formula,” meaning it has no parabens, artificial dyes, mineral oil, alcohol, and synthetic perfume.
Product Description: “As an oil-free cleansing balm, it thoroughly removes any contaminants and waste stored deep down in pores caused by air pollution. All those organic ingredients in the balm with nettle extract added would dissolve aged skin cells to make your skin clear and bright. Seven plant extracts in the balm protect skin from any unpleasant troubles while it adds luminosity to skin.”
Well, the first sentence makes me feel like I have troughs of grime and dirt that go deep into my skin. Other than that, I deeply appreciate the addition of beneficial ingredients to what is essentially a makeup remover.
The balm itself is sort of a solid balm, with the product melting at the warmth of your finger’s touch. It’s fairly easy to put on and acts mostly like your standard cleansing oil: apply on dry face with dry hands, and work it into your makeup. Emulsify the product with wet hands before cleansing all of it off with warm water.
And you know what? It worked like a charm!
I haven’t been wearing a lot of base makeup, but what I always have trouble removing was eye makeup anyway. This took all of my makeup off, and didn’t cause blurriness in my vision, as cleansing oils usually do. This didn’t leave any residual oiliness, either, which was a pleasant surprise.
There is something oily in the smell, though. It’s mostly subtly floral, but I can smell a hint of oil in it, which I can’t really fault it for, since it’s mostly made up of canola oil.
All in all, this is a win for me!
* This item was provided for review. All opinions are my own.