Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm - First Impressions

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Like most my skin is pretty fickle at times and what I think of certain products after a week or two of use isn't always my final thoughts. With that in mind as far as skin care is involved I am going to post my initial thoughts after a week of trial and then update with a more in-depth review once I have finished the product or after three months of use - which ever happens to be the soonest. With that in mind let me share my thoughts on Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm.

"Lightweight cleansing balm quickly dissolves stubborn eye and face make-ups, including those with sunscreen. Transforms from a solid balm to a silky, fluid oil upon application. Cleans thoroughly, rinses off completely. Non-greasy. Non-drying. For all skin types."

So far what I like: It is unscented so if you have sensitised skin it will not irritate, also great if you simply don't like scented products. It really is a gentle cleanser yet effective, it removes all my make-up with ease, leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated. I also rather enjoy the fact that it is safe to use on the eye area and removes mascara with ease. On the skin Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm does turn into a light silky oil, the good news is that it is easily removed which isn't always the case with balm/oil cleansers in my opinion. If you have dry skin or want something a little more nourishing for the Winter months I would deem Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm to be a great purchase - gentle on the skin, deeply cleansing and oddly hydrating. I'd say this is suitable for all skin types and ages.

So far what I don't like: The Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm has a really firm texture making it quite difficult to scoop up the product, I find due to the texture I sometimes chip off (for lack of a better term) more product than I actually need. In terms of consistency this is very similar to The Body Shop's Chamomile Balm Cleanser, on the plus side it is far less greasier and so far has been kinder on my skin. If an overly firm texture is all I have to gripe about come the final review I will be more than happy!

Have you tried Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm £24/125ml (find it here via Unineed -link) ? 
What are your thoughts?

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  1. Ohh this looks great from first impressions I'll have to see what you think later!

    Serene xoxo

  2. This has been my favourite cleansing balm and I've used up two tubs of it! I'm now switched to Cleansing Oils but I will go back to this when my cleansing oils run out!

  3. I've recently got this back out after not using it for a couple of months and I've remembered how much I love it. I find that once you 'break through' the initial surface it does get a little softer - I use coconut oil to remove my makeup and compared to that it's a breeze to get out of the tub!

  4. I've been toying with buying this for a while now but instead opted for the Camomile balm from TBS which I love! I do find it a tad greasy though so maybe this could be a better option for me x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  5. the only balm type I've tried was really oily but clinique never fails to impress

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

  6. I love cleansing balms, and i've heard so much about this one I might have to treat myself when my LUSH ultrabland runs out :) xx

  7. I love cleansing blam and gel-to-oils cleanser. I have never tried this Clinique one but I love The Body Shop Nutriganics Softening Cleanser Gel-oil at the moment.


  8. I'm loving cleansing balms at the moment and am actually currently writing a post about one of my new favourites. This looks wonderful x

  9. A lot of people have started using cleansing balms instead of regular cleansers. But are they really worth it though?
    Xoxo Nathalie

  10. I'm not 100% on this yet. I thought it was to take your makeup off but it's quite unhygienic to keep putting your dirty fingers back in. Maybe I'm using it wrong! Xx
    Glossy Boutique

  11. I swear by this stuff, It gets makeup off like a dream! I'm currently trying the Body Shop Chamomile and I like it but not as much as this stuff!

    Cat || Lilac Ghosts

  12. Interesting thoughts - I've been thinking of getting this as I love their Superdefence moisturiser. I'm thinking the positive outweigh the negatives, so may have to give it a try!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  13. This is almost an iconic product, I have heard so much about it!

  14. I have been using this for awhile and the more I use it, the more I fall in love with it!

  15. I've heard so many people rave about this product but I wasn't sure about it because of the consistency. I think I may wait to purchase until you do a more in-depth/full review! Thanks so much for the information though :)

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

  16. I love this cleanser, it's a great makeup remover and I tend to use it most nights of the week. I have sensitive skin, prone to spots and I've never encountered any problems with this balm.

  17. I am among the few people who don't like it...maybe it contains something bad for my skin because it made my eyes burn like hell and I felt it greasy on my skin. I've finished it but I won't repurchase it.


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