Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Review


The only balm that I had previously tried was Ultrabland from Lush which is an thick oily texture that leaves a slight residue. So when it came to taking this cleansing balm for a test run it was pleasantly surprised as this texture was more my cup of tea, saying that Ultrabland will always have a place in my heart. The texture of the Take The Day Off Balm is light and as soon as it touches the warmth of your skin it melts into an oil that removes my make-up with ease. Not only does it do the job of 'taking the day off' but it comes off with a warm flannel with ease and no residue is left.

I still use a cotton wool pad soaked in cleansing water (my chosen one of the moment being from Garnier) to take off some of my make-up first and use this balm to remove anything that remains and to cleanse my skin. By no means am I saying I need the first step but I am a sucker for the hype of double cleansing, especially now that I am using an SPF daily. If you didn't already know, I am currently using Duac Once Daily - a prescribed gel that treats mild acne/blemish-prone skin, so I use this balm as both my morning and evening cleanser as I wanted to use something simple and not overload my skin with different cleansers so as it doesn't interfere with my treatment gel.

All in all - I would definitely recommend this cleansing balm, even at the slightly expensive price point of £21, you are paying for quality after all. I can't comment on the longevity at the moment but when it's empty I'll come back and add how long it lasted me so you can judge for yourselves whether it's worth spending that hard-earned cash of yours!

What cleansing balms would you recommend for me to try after this one?

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