I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect cleansing balm for a while and the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm has been cropping up on beauty blogs everywhere so I finally purchased it and gave it a go. Of course, there have been lots of reviews on this product but I thought I’d share my own as well because it’s become such a staple in my skincare routine (and I’ve only been using it about two weeks)!
The consistency makes this cleanser perfect as a winter skincare staple. A soft, emollient balm which melts at the touch into a lightweight oil. Don’t be scared of oil though (even if you have acne prone skin like me), it actually is incredibly soothing and nourishing for your face whilst also being very good at removing every single trace of makeup, including any products containing SPF. The oil itself isn’t at all greasy so I believe oilier skin types will also enjoy using this. It’s incredibly easy to use – all you have to do is scoop a little of the balm out of the jar, rub it with your fingertips until it becomes liquid and then apply it onto dry skin in circular motions. It’s also 100% fragrance free, it just smells fresh and clean – exactly what I like for a facial cleanser.
It takes off even the most waterproof makeup and its gentle enough to use on the eyes too. I like taking a damp face cloth and wiping off the oil that way but you can wash it off too. There’s no sticky residue, just clean makeup-free skin, and the best thing about it is that the whole process takes only about 2 minutes, even with a face full of makeup. I’ve got into double cleansing lately so I follow up with my regular cleanser to get extra clean.
I totally recommend this if you’re on the hunt for a fairly affordable cleansing balm – especially if you have dry skin. It costs £22 for 125ml and it’s available online at Boots, Feel Unique and on the Clinique website (plus any department store that has a Clinique counter).
Have you tried the Clinique Cleansing Balm?