Every other company is coming out with their versions of "Cleansing Balms" all thanks to Caroline Hirons! Clinique was one of the very few first companies to come out with cleansing balm and let me tell you straight up they have hit it out of the park in the first try itself! It is a bit on a higher side but worth every penny and let me tell you why!
What is it? 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. Gently helps remove the stress of pollution so skin looks younger, longer. Non-greasy. Non-drying. Ophthalmologist Tested. For all skin types.
One beef I have with Clinique's website is that they have no mention of ingredient list anywhere! I couldn't even find the ingredient list on Sephora! C'mon Clinique! In today's day and age not mentioning the complete ingredient list of a product is totally NOT acceptable! I hope they change this soon!
Ingredients:- Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyethylene, PEG-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Water, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol
I have been using Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm for over 2 years now and have repurchased quite a few times, infact I would never want to be without it..ever! The balm comes in simple sturdy plastic packaging containing 125ml of product. The outer packaging is quite lovely with bright purple accents! The balm itself is white in color and melts right away once it comes in contact with your skin.
It is a fantastic cleanser for makeup removal and removes the most stubborn makeup including waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Its completely fragrance free and very gentle so does not irritate the skin around the eyes. You just need a small dollop of this balm and massage it on DRY skin. It melts the toughest of the makeup! To remove simply use damp hands or a damp washcloth and gently swipe it away. The balm turns milky white when it comes in contact with water and washes away quite easily!
Its completely fragrance free and free of essential oils, mineral oil etc which is more than one can expect in a balm! The formula contains safflower oil and vit e and is suitable for all skin types. The best part for me personally is that it DOES NOT leave any residue behind other than smooth soft skin! A little goes a long way and if you are someone who wears makeup everyday or even few times a week you need this cleanser in your life!
Another way I love to use this balm is after waxing! If you are someone who waxes your face/hand/legs using those ready made strips like Veet etc you know the sticky residue it can leave behind sometimes and that stickiness does not go away with water, it needs a good oil based cleanser and this balm works fantastically well for that purpose! It has never broken me out or irritated my skin! Highly recommend this balm to everyone!
Price:- 29$ for 125ml
Availability:- Clinique.com, Sephora.com, Nordstrom.com (Free shipping always), Macys.com(free shipping always), Belk.com (free shipping always), Ulta.com and other major retailers! Also Clinique website offers 15% off for new customers!
I hope the review was helpful, if you have any questions or queries or if you would like me to review any other product please do leave your suggestions in the comment box below and I will get back to you asap!
Until next time take care and stay beautiful!