Nooni Snowflake stick cleanser Review + Demo

Nooni snowflake stick cleanser reviewCleansing oils have been a life saver for me whenever I have to take my make up off.  They take less time to melt away all my make up while leaving my skin moisturized and comfortable unlike a lot of make up remover wipes.  I usually prefer liquid or jarred types of cleansing oils, so this is my first cleansing stick.  Let’s see if I like it in a stick formation since it is suppose to be more convenient and easy to use. Let’s go! б(>ε<)∂

Nooni cleansing stickFull name of product:
Nooni Snowflake stick cleanser

Limited edition/ Permanent?:

Description of product:
“Nooni’s Snowflaker Stick Cleanser is our top selling Nooni Snowflake Cleanser Balm in a convenient stick format. It removes light makeup, impurities, blackheads and sebum while deeply hydrates your skin! This cute product is a perfect 4 in 1 cleanser that is convenient when you’re on the go or traveling. It removes, gently exfoliates, cleanses, and hydrates. The upgraded formula contains Peach Blossom and Salicylic Acid so it’s perfect for users with troubled/ oily skin.”

$18 + Free pore cleansing jelly pad

Amount of product:
36 g

Duration before expiration:
24 months (2 years)

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea
Manufactured by Memebox

Where to buy:
Can only be bought in Korea

Versions available:
There is either this stick version or their classic “micro cleansing balm“.  I do find the stick version to be lighter then the classic one, so keep that in mind.

Mineral Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed Butter, Microcrystalline Wax, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Bud Extract, Prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Water, Fragrance

Highlighted ingredients:
Peach blossom: helps skin absorb ingredients
Jojoba oil: rich in vitamins and minerals
-Olive Oil: hydrates and firms
Sunflower seed oil: proteins to lock in moisture

How to use: Nooni cleansing stick copyStarting off with this cleansing oil, gently massage this stick all over your dry face like how it shows in the picture above.  Once you have a sufficient amount of product on your face, either massage the oil with your fingers or with the jelly pad also included in this line of cleansing products.  When you have done a thorough job with melting off all your make up, dampen your hands and massage once again.  At this point, you’ll see the oil turn into a milky consistency. After you have massaged it well, rinse away the cleansing oil and continue on with your regular cleanser and the rest of your skincare routine.IMG_5371

Nooni cleansing stickProduct packaging:
Nooni’s snowflake stick cleanser comes in a sleek, light pink stick which has a twist up function.  The product is labeled with a light pink label that is water resistant with just the name in English while the rest of the information is all in Korean.

IMG_5374One flaw to this cleansing stick is the lid.  Firstly, I don’t understand why the lid is so tall when the tube opening isn’t even that tall to begin with.  Secondly, the cap sucks. LOL I can flick the cap off with just my thumb, so imagine how it would be if it was to tumble around in a travel bag.  That is bad news itself.

IMG_5378As for the amount of product you get in this cleansing stick format, you get significantly less compared to it’s faternal twin, Nooni snowflake cleanser which contains 4.2 oz (119 g) for $23 while the stick cleanser contains 36 g for $18.  That is definitely something you’d have to decide for yourself whether or not you like the stick format or the jarred original.

IMG_5386I personally don’t enjoy the stick style because of hygienic reasons.  Yes I do understand it is more convenient to rub a stick all over your face, but this happens.  The make up that is melted off your face ends up sitting on the top and the side of the tube.  Yes, I could just chop off some of it and rub it into my skin that way but what’s the point in doing that when you can just get the jar style. The clean freak in me freaks out seeing this.

Texture/ Finish:
In the description, they briefly mentioned this snowflake stick cleanser to be the same as their cleansing balm, but just in a stick style.  I would have to disagree.  I feel as though the texture from the stick cleanser seems to be on the slightly lighter and drier side in terms of the oil.  It is kind of like Jose Maran argan oil compared to the body shop serum in oil.  The argan oil may seem to go on the skin looking and feeling oily at first but once it dries down, your skin doesn’t feel as slick and greasey like the Body shop’s serum in oil.  It is kind of the same case with the stick cleanser.  Their original balm seems to take a bit more time to melt into the skin but goes on the skin a bit thicker and leaves a bit of hydration after being washed off.  This version seems to work with my skin but I do prefer the cleansing balm for my dry skin type.  Bottom line, those who light a lighter cleansing oil, this one is for you.

pH level:
This product has a pH level of 5, translating to being neutral on the pH scale.  This means it is not likely to react to your skin, of course that is if you aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients.

I think we complained (aka. voiced our opinions pretty darn strong last time Nooni dropped their toners) that heavy and unnesscary fragrance was a big turn off.  I think they did listen to us since this time around, these products aren’t heavily fragrance but just subtly fragranced.  This time around, it is a very light soapy scent with a hint of floral.  Smell-o-scale: 4/10 in terms of strength of the scent.  The smell does go away after application. Those of you who are sensitive to fragrance, I think you’ll find this product okay and most likely won’t make you gag.  But if you got a nose of a blood hound, sorry I can’t help you there.

IMG_5382Okay let’s try how good this cleansing oil works with some lip tint (left is Pony effect Favourite fluid lip tint, Pony effect ink lip stain, Pony effect Brush liner (liquid eyeliner), Pony effect personal cheek (powder blush)).

IMG_5383With a bit of gentle massaging, the liquid eyeliner and powder blush came off no problem.  Both the lip tints seems to take a bit more work but then again, the lip stains usually stay on my lips for a day and a half until it finally truly goes away so I’m not exactly surprised.

IMG_5387This cleansing stick did a pretty darn good job in term of removing the basic make up products.  For the lip stains, it actually did quite a good job considering straight up olive oil wasn’t able to take off the rest of the stain, it’s already done a bang up job here.

-easy to use
-affordable price

-unsanitary since make up residue sits on top of balm


Stars given out of 5:

Overall thoughts:
I’ve been testing out a lot of cleansing oils for the past two years so speaking from experience, this stick cleansing oil did a pretty bang up job.  It didn’t strip my skin down, it left my skin hydrated afterwards and my make up came off my skin no problem.  The only con I can think of with this product is how significantly less product you get with this style compared to it’s original counterpart.  Other then that, I give everything a passing grade. Not the most amazing thing I’ve tried but not bad either.

What do you guys think about this product?  Is it something you’d dry for yourself?  Have you tried other stick cleansing oils and what do you think about those?  Let me know in the comments down below what you think!
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  1. Fiona

    For some reason, I always thought that stick cleansers were mean to be applied to hand, or perhaps a foaming net, and not directly to (dirty) skin. The hygenic thing is a HUGE no-no for me, too. I wonder if you can just apply it to a clean hand, then massage it into the skin? But in that case a balm is almost equally travel friendly, which kind of makes this moot, doesn’t it? *ponders*

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