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This or That? Banila Co. vs. ByRoe

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cavi.ga
BANILA CO - Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm
BYROE - RICE CLEANSING SORBET
As a girl with combination skin that leans more towards the oily side, I was skeptical about trying oil or balm cleansers. However, once I tried them, I was absolutely hooked on the way they easily removed my makeup and left my skin soft. I have tried quite a few of them at this point, but today I wanted to compare these two. BANILA CO. ($19, 100 ml) A thicker cleansing balm that takes a bit to melt down (almost like coconut oil at room temperature). This one definitely emulsifies with water, but it feels a bit heavy and leaves a noticeable film afterwards (though I always do a double cleanse, so this is not a deal-breaker for me). BYROE ($72, 3.04 oz.) A more creamy balm that melts down quickly, this one is thinner and I believe it would suit any skin type. No noticeable film afterwards, just soft, supple skin – but a second cleanse is a must for me. THE VERDICT Although the Banila Co. balm does what it claims to do, I am not in love with it. It is almost too functional. However, the Byroe one not only does what it is meant to do, but is a joy to use. They both give you the “foggy eyes” that are typical with balm cleansers (not something I enjoy, but it is the nature of the product), but it dissipates much more quickly with the ByRoe. The big difference here is the price point. ByRoe is considerably more expensive than the Banila Co., but I think in this case, the price difference is justified. ByRoe is the winner of the This or That challenge!
Feb. 13
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Linda_Harringtonoh thanks for your detailed review! Helps me cure my hesitation
Feb. 14·1 like
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cavi.gaOf course! Which one were you leaning towards?
Feb. 18
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Best Cleansing Balm and It’s Dupe!!
This is all about one of the best make up cleansing balms I have ever used - and about an equally good, less expensive dupe. Best Cleansing Balm: Then I met you- Living Cleansing Balm It’s Dupe : Banila Zero Cleansing Balm I started using , Then I met you -Living Cleansing Balm almost 2 years ago, after deciding to follow the double-cleansing method at night. I have dry and dehydrated skin, with a simple routine. That said, this cleansing balm is a dream. I actually look forward to slathering it all over my face every night as the first step in my routine. This melts away all my makeup off and I complete the cleansing routine followed with a face wash. I no longer wake up looking like a raccoon!! (With the remaining eye makeup smudged all around my eyes!!). This product melts off stubborn makeup seamlessly without stripping your skin of its natural oils, it naturally exfoliates and brightens too. It's gentle and doesn't sting my eyes. It rinses thoroughly and off easily. The magic about these cleansing balms are that they look oily when put on your face but once it mixes with water, it gets soapy and washes away completely very easily. It leaves my skin nicely hydrated and not tight or irritated. I usually steer away from scented products but this is just lovely. It smells like mango sorbet but isn’t too overpowering. Now, to talk about the dupe for this product!! I bumped into Banila Zero Cleansing balm in Ulta and was just curious to test it . I used an entire tub of this before writing this review. This cleansing balm does exactly the same thing as the -Then I met you: Living Cleansing Balm. Didn’t dry my skin or irritate it but did the job of melting away all my makeup perfectly fine. This product doesn’t have any scent associated to it,nor does it have any color. I was very ecstatic to find two very same products in two diff price ranges, that does the same thing to my skin-melt away stubborn makeup !! ❣️
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Aiswarya
First cleanse and essence
Banila Co Clean It Zero 3-in-1 Cleansing Balm I like to double cleanse because let’s be honest, our facial washes, oils, and foams don’t really get the job of removing all traces of makeup done. So I like double cleansing my face especially on days when I wear makeup, which is mostly every day. The first cleanse is always the one that removes all my makeup even the strongest of eyeliner and mascara.   I came across this cleansing balm on our trip to Seoul late last year. I was so happy to find its pretty boutique, and my mom, my sister, and I bought a couple of skincare products there. I think the formula of this product is phenomenal cause it starts off as a balm and it melts like oil upon rubbing off on my face. It’s fragrance free too and is good for sensitive skin.   While it does the job (it really does take off all makeup traces, even the strongest and the most waterproof eyeliner and mascara), I don’t like that it kinds of leave a bit of residue on my eyes. It’s weird that every time I cleanse my skin with this, I literally can’t see clearly cause it’s like there’s product lurking on top of my iris. I can’t see properly for a few minutes, and I had to vigorously rub my eye area to “get rid of the product”. I don’t like rubbing my eye area cause I don’t like to have wrinkles there so this product and I are not meant to be together. And mind you, it’s not a nice feeling so although this works well in removing dirt and makeup, I discontinued using it because I feel like it is really bad for my eyes.   Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence I don’t know what is inside this product that miraculously makes my complexion instantly brighter, more glowing, and smoother. I have dry combination skin that is also sensitive so I need to use products that hydrate my skin and won’t leave it red, inflamed, and unhappy. I came across this product while browsing through the aisles of the local Kiehl’s store, and I was immediately drawn to its pretty purple packaging. At first, I thought it was a toner but no, it was another essence.   I’m a maximalist when it comes to my skincare. The more, the better. The fuller my beauty shelf is, the happier I get. So even if I wasn’t happy with the very first essence I bought and thought that essence is not for me, I still purchased it upon reading the bottle that says it will visibly make your skin radiant and younger-looking.   I tried it on that night, and I woke up the next day with radiant, smooth skin. I think it might be the iris extract or the fact that it has a blend of acid. I love that the results are immediate cause I don’t have the longest patience in the world, and when I buy products, I want to see immediate results as much as possible.   On days when I don’t use it, I see that my face is not as radiant and bright when I wake up the next morning. I’m trying on a new essence at the moment to see which one works best for me but this will definitely always have a space on my beauty shelf. I might even include it in my holy grail skincare products. Definitely worth the price. I’ll buy again when I empty this bottle I have now.
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MarianneR
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DREAM DUO
byroe kindly gifted me these two products that i am so obsessed with.😍 their products are formulated with concentrations of high-quality, healthy, food-based ingredients. the philosophy behind this brand is that we should treat our skin with the same quality nutrition that we give our bodies. i couldn’t agree more! each product is designed to provide us with a variety of high-quality nutrients for our skin. each of them contains a select blend of highly-concentrated, food-based ingredients.🥗 ⠀ ⠀ 🍚 i have been double cleansing lately, with the rice cleansing sorbet. the smell of this product, i can’t even explain how delicious it is, but it makes me want to eat it! 🙃 the texture of this solid balm is so nice & so satisfying to apply, it glides so softly on the skin & it transforms into light milky emulsion upon contact with water. it does not leave any oily residue at all, which i like. it’s very effective in removing all makeup & dirt.⠀ ⠀ 🎣the salmon cream is a light weight moisturizer that is packed wonderful ingredients: salmon egg extract (which nourishes the skin & fights signs of aging), adenosine (anti-aging ingredient that helps to smooth & firm skin for a healthy, youthful glow), niacinamide (targets acne, minimizes the appearance of large pores & smooths fine lines & wrinkles), & lastly peptides (promotes collagen production & reduces the appearance of aging for smoother, firmer skin). btw this does not smell like fish at all.😛⠀ ⠀ i am so thankful i have been able to try this brand, i am really look forward to trying out more products. they are so lovely, & i highly recommend this duo!❣️⠀
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michiii
Byroe New York Rice Cleansing Sorbet
I was recently gifted the Rice Cleansing Sorbet from Byroe New York and I’ve loved using it in my routine so far. Function: A cleansing balm that dissolves eye and face makeup, including sunscreen, while moisturizing Target Concerns: Removing makeup and sunscreen effectively Texture: A very soft, fluffy balm. Upon contact with water, consistency becomes a light milky emulsion Overall Experience: I’ve been wanting to incorporate cleansing balms into my night routine along with a regular cleanser. When Byroe reached out to me, I was so happy to finally try this product. I’ve been using this for about a month every night and I love how easy it is to run into the skin to dissolve makeup. A little bit truly gets the job done and my skin feels silky smooth afterwards. I feel that this is super hydrating, as it claims, which is why I love it. It retails for $72 for 3.04 fl oz. The packaging is very luxurious as well. This is pretty expensive for a cleansing balm but is worth the splurge if you’re finding other balms to be ineffective. I would recommend it for those who aren’t swayed by a price because it works very well compared to other balms I’ve tried! BYROE - RICE CLEANSING SORBET
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