Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm : Review

 

Hey everyone!

Today I’m reviewing a cleansing product that I absolutely love! This product came highly recommended to me by many people. Its a cleansing balm – works same as a cleansing oil and it is just the most fabulous makeup remover I’ve ever used!

Price : Rs 2000 ($28.50 in the US) for 125 ml

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm  Review

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm  Review

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

 

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What Clinique says about the Product :

 

Lightweight makeup remover quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, sunscreens. Transforms from a solid balm into a silky oil upon application. Cleans thoroughly, rinses off completely. Non-greasy. Non-drying. Ophthalmologist Tested. For all skin types.

 

 

My take on the Product

 

The product comes in a huge tub with a screw on silver lid. The packaging is quite sturdy though its pretty big for carrying around. Its also a tub packaging which means you’ve to dip in your fingers every time to scoop out the product. Now considering the solid consistency of the product, a tub is the most obvious thing to house it in but I still don’t like dipping my fingers in everytime. Sometimes, I’m halfway through removing my makeup and realize I need a little more of the balm and have to wipe my fingers clean first before scooping out some more product.

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm  Review

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm  Review

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm  Review

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

 

 

The product has a thick chapstick-like balm consistency and on light massage on the skin, it melts to a light oil. To remove my makeup, I scoop a small amount of the balm and massage it using my fingers on my entire face (on dry skin) including the eyes. It dissolves light makeup within 10 seconds of massage and more stubborn waterproof makeup is another 20-25 seconds. I then use a few drop of water and massage that into the balm-oil on my face. This emulsifies the product after which I massage for another 10-12 seconds and wash off everything with water. It leaves my face absolutely cleansed and my skin clear and glowing! It does enter my eyes when I massage over that area using my fingertips but it gets rinsed off with water so I do not mind. It doesn’t leave an oily residue on my skin but neither does it dry it out. I don’t feel the need to follow this up with a face wash. My skin feels really soft and smooth post cleansing. I have oily acne prone skin and since I do not use rich creams for massage, my daily ritual with my cleansing balm is really soothing and softening for my skin. It has never broken me out or aggravated existing breakouts.

There is nothing NOT to LOVE about this product! Its removes every trace of even the most stubborn makeup and leaves the skin feeling and looking absolutely wonderful! It will work beautifully for dry as well as oily skin types. It is allergy tested and fragrance-free so it should work for people with sensitivity issues as well.

 

Smeared some balm on swatches of Long stay lipstick, Eye/lip liners and waterproof mascara ~

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm  Review

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

 

 

Massaged gently for about 20 sec and added few drops of water ~

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm  Review

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

 

 

Washed off with water and patted dry ~

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm  Review

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

 

 

 

The GOOD about Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm :

– Removes all makeup

– Balm transforms to light oil – washes off easily with water

– Leaves the skin feeling very soft and supple

– Does not leave an oily residue on the skin

– No need to follow up with a face wash

– Does not dry out the skin

– Adds a glow to the skin

– Huge quantity, will last for many months

 

The NOT-SO-GOOD about Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm :

– I don’t love tub packaging but it seems like the best thing for a balm product

 

 

Overall Verdict

 

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm is hands-down the best makeup cleanser I have used. The thick balm transforms to a light oil on massage and dissolves all kinds of makeup. It emulsifies easily with water and rinses off completely leaving the skin perfectly cleansed, soft and smooth. My face GLOWS everytime I use this product and it has never broken out my oily, acne prone skin. I love this product! Highly recommended!

Rating : 5/5

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Have you tried the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing balm? Which is your favorite makeup remover? Share your comments below! [/note]

 

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29 Comments

  1. June 12, 2013 / 1:11 pm

    Today morning, I was thinking about getting this product, and here you are with the review. Now, now need to really get this 😀 😀

    • Corallista
      Author
      June 18, 2013 / 2:25 am

      You should totally get it Eesha!!

  2. June 12, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    omg this really looks like a must have! n totally worth the price!
    will def try it:)

  3. June 12, 2013 / 1:34 pm

    Wow…ok the makeup removal part is just fabulous….totally getting this the next time I visit Clinique

  4. Nabeela
    June 12, 2013 / 1:37 pm

    Wonderful review will definitely buy this Today! 🙂 Thanks ankita

    • Corallista
      Author
      June 18, 2013 / 2:25 am

      You’re welcome 🙂

  5. Jigishah
    June 12, 2013 / 3:23 pm

    Dislike clinique totally. I love bioderma Sensibio .. It’s just superb removes makeup, non oily and don’t require rinse.. It’s just water so don’t cause breakouts too..

  6. shivani
    June 12, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    thank you..the bit about it never breaking out your acne prone skin reallly helped.

  7. June 12, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Seems fab! I recently bought the Clarins Total Cleansing oil…..once thats over, im surely getting this.

    • Corallista
      Author
      June 18, 2013 / 2:23 am

      🙂 What do you think of the Clarins cleansing oil?

  8. June 12, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Seems fab! I recently bought the Clarins Total Cleansing oil…..once thats over, im surely getting this.

  9. Zehra
    June 13, 2013 / 11:33 pm

    Wow this seems to be really nice!
    Hey could u please tell the shade and brand if the lipstick u applied on ur hand for this review?

    • Corallista
      Author
      June 18, 2013 / 2:24 am

      Its Wet n Wild Mega Last lipstick in shade Rosebud 🙂 Unfortunately not available in India!

  10. christina lobo
    June 14, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    Does it leave the eyes cloudy??????????????????

    • Corallista
      Author
      June 18, 2013 / 12:01 am

      A little bit but when you rinse with water, it clears up!

  11. June 15, 2013 / 9:22 pm

    im buying this next looks like fab product

  12. Komal
    June 16, 2013 / 6:19 pm

    This seems promising. I have been on a lookout for a good make up remover and i have to say I am totally sold. Definitely buying it. Btw, the pink lipstick shade in the above swatch is lovely. I have been searching for the exact same kind of shade. Could you please tell me the brand and shade name, Ankita?? It would be much appreciated, thanks.

    • Corallista
      Author
      June 18, 2013 / 2:24 am

      Its Wet n Wild Mega Last lipstick in shade Rosebud 🙂 Unfortunately not available in India!

  13. July 9, 2013 / 11:50 am

    I Love the way you wrote about the product. Just wanna check if i can buy clinique online in india?? or need to find a store near by?

    • Corallista
      Author
      July 9, 2013 / 5:15 pm

      Clinique is not available online in India unfortunately Fiona. Where do you stay? Clinique has counters/stores in all major cities.

      • July 12, 2013 / 5:45 pm

        thanks a ton sweetie… ordered mine:) will get it in a day or 2..

  14. Ritu
    September 4, 2013 / 5:38 pm

    hello, does it require a muslin cloth like the liz earle, soap n glory etc?

    • Corallista
      Author
      September 4, 2013 / 6:02 pm

      Nope 🙂

  15. Joo
    August 29, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    very expensive makeup remover

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