Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Don't Worry About Makeup Residues With Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

There has always been misconceptions that oil products should not be used on oily or acne prone skin. However, this is absolutely not true. Using an effective oil based product in the proper way should give you nothing but benefits to the skin. I have extremely oily skin but have always incorporated oil based skincare products in my maintenance routine. I have never had any problems with them. Recently, I picked up the Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm ($27) from one of my favorite cosmetic brands, Clinique. I decided to try this out because my regular cleansing oil tends to drip and make a mess.

More about the product : Lightweight cleansing balm quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, 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.

When I opened the jar, it literally looks like a giant lip balm. I usually wipe each of my hands once over the balm, and that should be enough for my whole face. The cleansing balm emulsifies extremely well, although still not as good as more premium brands such as the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Fresh ($28 ~ $62). As with other cleansing oil, the balm removes everything from my skin completely, and what I like about it more than regular cleansing oil is the fact that the solid texture is much more each to use and to control. However, the tub packaging is both unsanitary and hard to scope products out. Overall, I am very satisfies with this product as it is another winner from Clinique.

Pick It or Not ? 
  • Quality: 50 (out of 50)  
  • Packaging: 10 (out of 20)  
  • Price: 20 (out of 20)   
  • User Friendly: 5 (out of 5)   
  • Availability: 5 (out of 5)
Angela's Ultimate Pick: A -

11 Responses to “Don't Worry About Makeup Residues With Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm”

Beautygirl24 said...
December 15, 2009 at 7:59 PM

I am so with you on clinique skincare! I am obsessed, and have been since I was sixteen. I love the dramatically different moisturizing lotion, and also the perfectly real foundation. This product looks really cool, i'll have to check it out! By any chance, you haven't tried the even better skin corrector have you? I am eyeing that one too.

Iyah said...
December 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

I did a review on this too!! i so love my cleansing balm :) I finished 3 tubs already.. ready for my 4th :D

Shop N' Chomp said...
December 15, 2009 at 9:26 PM

Ooh, you're lucky that Clinique works for you. My dumb skin hates it.

amynaree said...
December 15, 2009 at 9:31 PM

i really love cliniques take the day off make up remover so i was curious about the balm

thanks for the review! i def want to try this now

lindah said...
December 15, 2009 at 9:53 PM

I AM going to try this when I finish all of my current makeup removers :) I heard so many good things about this ^_^ and I cannot wait to buy it :D

tris1978ton said...
December 15, 2009 at 9:55 PM

Sounds like a raving review! Clinique is such a great brand!

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Ego said...
December 18, 2009 at 2:06 PM

that's great .. am sure gonna get mine cuz water proof mascara is such a pain when removing makeup.
thnx sis :)

The Beautifier said...
December 20, 2009 at 3:59 AM

Ah thanks for the thorough review girlie! I love Clinique products, its affordable and effective. I'm so gonna check this out on my next trip to Boots xoxo

Froso said...
December 20, 2009 at 8:51 AM

thank you, i wanted to try it but i don't really like to put my hands in the products i use for the face!
but I think i will give it a try!

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