Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

After a few months of testing I am back to share my thoughts on Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. Spoiler, it has not become a somewhat cult product for no reason and yes I do happen to rather like it as does my skin.

"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."

The good news is that unlike the majority of other cleansing balms, Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is unscented, perfect if you have sensitised skin as it will not irritate. It is also great if you simply don't like scented products. Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm really is a gentle cleanser yet  completely effective; it removes all traces of my make-up with ease, leaves my skin feeling both soft and hydrated which isn't all that easy in the Winter. I also rather enjoy the fact that it is safe to use on the eye area and removes mascara without the need to pull or tug on such a delicate area. On the skin Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm does turn into a light silky oil, that it is easily removed which isn't always the case with balm/oil cleansers in my opinion. I do recommend being pretty vigilant when it comes to the removal stage as with any balm it could lead to blackheads/blocked pores if all traces are not washed away. 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.

The one thing I don't enjoy about The Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is the really firm texture. I have no idea if this is true to every pot of such product or I have been unlucky. All I know is that it is 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 and you know me I hate waste! 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. Texture woes aside I do rather enjoy using this cleanser and would happily recommend it to all, especially those who gravitate towards balm formulations.

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

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  1. I really liked using this product, but haven't repurchased it in a while, great review :)
    I love your new layout! looks amazing x

  2. Love this stuff - but you are right until you break that top 'seal' you are nearly chipping away at it. I found using it regularly and with it staying in a warm-ish bathroom it has loosened a tad which is nice!

  3. I really enjoy using TBS camomile balm but do find it a little bit greasy for my skin so might try this instead! x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  4. I love this cleansing balm it made it into my 2014 faves. It is VERY expensive in Australia though $55.00!!!

    Becoming Becca

  5. I've been loving this balm and I finished using 2 tubes! I'm now switched to cleansing oils but I'll go back to this one once they run out :)

  6. Although yes, it's hard to scoop up due to its firm texture (I've been through 2 tubes anyway), but it gets soft eventually. So you don't have to worry about the firm texture :)

  7. I've yet to try this cleanser but I've been using the Clinique take off the day eye make up remover and it's brilliant. I think I should give this a go too. x


  8. I love this cleansing balm! It annoys me that Clinique are always out of stock surely they should know its such a hit by now!

  9. Love the new layout!
    This cleansing balm has been on my wish list for a while, I'm even keener now to purchase it when I next need a new one. (:

  10. I have been loving cleansing balms over the winter months. I am currently trying to stick to an actual skincare routine, without constantly changing products. I will definitely be considering this x

  11. I'm so much in love with this cleansing balm and I too am surprised on why it seems less popular because it is truly a remarkable product. I somehow face the same problem with you too, the balm is a bit too hard and I always ended up scooping out too much for one use.

    Mieza Everdeen's

  12. Fab review! I'm really into cleansing balms at the moment and this sounds like it could be a handy addition to my collection x

    Bridie | Upon My Sleeve

  13. Clinique skincare is really good!! I've had this cleansing balm for a while, it just feels so soothing after a long day and is one of the few products that doesn't dry out my already dry skin.
    Lucie |*||*|

  14. Would love to try this, and I'm loving your new layout so far! x

  15. I absolutely love this; it is better than any other cleansing balm or oil. I have even used it to remove heavy stage makeup and it was very effective.

  16. Loved this cleanser so much until I realised it was breaking me out. I double-cleansed so I felt I was removing it thoroughly but once I stopped using it my skin returned to normal. Sad : (

  17. I'm coming to the end of my Elemis melting collagen balm, so perhaps il try this out less as it looks similar but is much more reasonably priced. Although Clinique has a tendency to break me out... :/
    Mimi Flys

  18. really want to try it! but it isnt available in my country!

  19. I still haven't got quite into balm cleansers, though I have had my eye on this one for awhile! Great review xx

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

  20. Fab post and helpful review! I don’t really use cleansing balms I tend just to use makeup remover however this product has always intrigued me. Would love to try it at some point! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog


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