I have a treat for you today on this skincare Friday! Today we are reviewing the Juno & Co Clean 10 Cleansing Balm. This cleanser apparently is Tiktok famous (I am a newly converting Tiktoker, so I am still feeling my way around the app) and I love myself a cleansing balm so yes I certainly wanted to try this hyped up product. I personally had never heard of the brand until they contacted me and asked if I wanted to try their cleansing balm and cleansing cookie. I only needed a second to say yes and I have been using this to take off my makeup since early May. How do I like it? And is it worth the hype?
Skincare review: Junoskin & Co Clean 10 Cleansing Balm
Naturally I received this in PR, but it is still good to look into the brand and how expensive this is. At €14.95 this cleansing balm is not horrible cheap nor is it exorbitantly expensive. It is right in that middle ground and depending on how long this lasts it may actually be a good deal. You get 85 grams of product which is quite a good amount, but there is one drawback and that is its availability. I can only find this through US website or the official Juno & Co website. So if you’re in Europe this may be an expensive product to buy if you have to pay for shipping & handling fees. Therefore I wish this brand was a bit more readily available or at least be available through a retailer that allows you to pay your shipping and handling fees up front. This is usually far less expensive than having to pay for your items at the border.
What does this product have to offer?
The PR team sent me two products: the cleansing balm and the cleansing cookie. I briefly want to discuss the cleansing cookie first. It looks like one of those microfiber cleansing clothes only this has a sponge inside it. So it is a bit more dense and feels more substantial. This may be great for people with normal skin, but my sensitive skin really doesn’t like microfiber anything. So far the only facial cloth I have been able to find to cleanse my face are muslin clothes (hydrofiele washandjes in Dutch!). I got mind from the baby section at Hema and they are really good for taking off makeup and super gentle on the skin. This just didn’t cut it for me as it made my skin feel very irritated and appeared overly red after use.
What is the cleansing balm like?
So this review is mostly for the cleansing balm. This cleanser claims to be an oil-based cleanser suitable for all skin types. It should make light work of taking off your makeup as it easily dissolves even the most full coverage and waterproof makeup looks. It includes Japanese Barly as an ingredient, but in total this cleanser only contains 10 ingredients. It should help brighten and reduce dark sports and it should cleanse the skin without stripping it from its natural oils.
What are the ingredients like?
With skincare the proof is always in the pudding, so let’s have a look at the ingredient list:
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Synthetic Wax,Polysorbate 85, Fermented Japanese Pearl Barley (Saccharomyces/Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Ferment Filtrate), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Water, Butylene Glycol
A cleanser that doesn’t have water as its first ingredient? Many skincare items do so this product is quite unique in that sense. It does have a type of glycerin high up on the list it seems, but I am no skincare expert (just an enthusiastic beauty user who likes to come on here to chat about the products I am using) so I can’t be sure. There are quite a few ingredients here that don’t make sense to my laymen knowledge of skinare, but the Japanese Barley is roughly at the middle end of the list. There is a lot of orange peel oil in this product though and you can smell it! So if you have a sensitivity to essential oils, this may not be for you. It does make this smell nice and zesty but I know that for many people any sort of citrus oil is a big no-no, so how right this is for super sensitive skin? I do not know. My skin’s sensitivities don’t flare up when using this though and with cleansers I tend to be less picky as I rinse it off anyway.
What does this swatch like?
The Juno & Co cleansing balm does exactly what it says on the tin: it is a super oily cleanser that melts the minute it touches your skin. I am glad it comes with a spatula because with your fingers you wouldn’t be able to pick up the product that easily. You only need a little bit as well. As this is so emolient a little goes a long way and I find that this makes light work of my waterproof mascara and there is no residue left at all when I use this. It feels pleasant on the skin too and it doesn’t make my skin feel tight or overly dehydrated after using this. That’s all I’m looking for in a cleanser to be quite fair: that it takes off my makeup, without that nasty tight feeling to my skin afterwards.
My final thoughts
The Juno & Co Clean 10 cleansing balm is Tiktok famous and for a good reason. This is quite easily one of the best cleansers I have ever tried especially when it comes to taking off makeup. That said, the availability is what is holding me back from a repurchase as I just can’t go out and purchase this very easily. I have tried other cleansing balms I like almost as much that I can buy more easily at a similar price point. So those would have my preference over this. Is this nice? Yes, but I need this to be available to me as well.
Would I recommend the Juno & Co Cleansing Balm?
Yes I would, but only if you can buy this. If you’re in the US this is quite readily available from places such as Walmart and Amazon. For us EU folks this can be bought only from the Juno & Co website. And that could easily make this product far more expensive. For good cleansing balms that are nearly as good as this but are easier to buy I would suggest The Body Shop Camomile cleansing balm or the Good Molecules one. The latter one you an buy through Beautylish and they calculate shipping & handling fees at checkout.