After seeing everyone RAVE about the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, I knew I had to pick it up! So I finally crumbled and picked up a Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm from Look Fantastic and HAD to share with you what I thought!
Here’s what it says on the Clinique website…
“Lightweight makeup remover quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeup and sunscreen. Transforms from a solid balm into a silky oil upon application. Cleans thoroughly, rinses off completely. Gently helps remove the stress of pollution so skin looks younger for longer. Non-greasy. Non-drying.”
Packaging & Price
So it’s no secret that Clinique is not an affordable brand. This cleansing balm is £26.00 for 125ml…. HOWEVER, it does last forever! So I feel like cost per wear ends up not too bad! The packaging is simple, elegant and very Clinique!
So you lift it out the pan (do you call it a pan? I don’t know) and it’s a solid balm, like you can move it around, but it’s otherwise a lump on your finger. As it warms up on your finger or with your skin it then becomes this silky like texture that is somewhere between and oil and a balm… and it’s just so darn relaxing!
Does It Remove Makeup?
Short answer? Sort of. So it removes foundation and base products perfectly, and your lip products so satisfyingly melt off, and it removes non waterproof eye makeup… but if you have waterproof makeup, it really struggled with it. So honestly I love this as part of a two step cleanser, where I either follow up with micellar water or start with a micellar water to remove my eye makeup.
Would I Recommend?
Yes. It’s such a lovely cleanser, leaves you skin feeling super fresh, soft and hydrated but honestly so clean! It’s one of the most relaxing cleansers I’ve tried! But I really would say you need an eye makeup remover of some sort in your life to go alongside it! It’s expensive, but I’ve used it around 10 times now and I’ve made the smallest dent in it!
Have you tried this? If so, what did you think?