Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil ($27) is one of those simple and effective cleansing oils that does not have fragrance and is created with a natural oil-like ingredient from the Castor Bean Plan.
I’m always terribly surprised when folks, especially oily skin ones, shy away from cleansing oils. Believe me they really should be a stable in your makeup removal regime as they do an excellent job of completely eliminating makeup and no, they do NOT make your face oily! Makeup god’s honest truth!
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil is a clear, lightweight cleansing oil that all skin types can use. Compared to other cleansing oils I own and use I’d call it quite thin and lighter in texture but still has an oily feel as you apply it. It rinses clean away and does not leave a film over my face after use. If anything at all in regards to the final finish after using the product I’d say my face was fairly balanced. I don’t feel dry and tight after using it nor do I feel too hydrated, moist, or oily. My skin, simply feels like my skin after use and I like that. Too many formulas end up making me feel tight after rinsing or I feel like I have an odd film on my face after rinsing but this formula truly does well at rinses completely away and doesn’t strip or add anything to my skin in the process of removing my makeup!
To use it, simply pump a few squirts into the palms of your hands and smooth it all over your dry face! No need to wet your face first. I love cleansing oils around my eyes because I don’t feel like I’m tugging around these delicate area and they glide across my lids easily to remove my mascara and eye makeup. After massaging on you’ll add a little bit of water to your face to emulsify the oil. It’ll go milky white as it breaks down! After this simply rinse. Done! Your face makeup will break down and you’ll be nice and squeaking clean. Some folks follow up after cleansing oil with a cleansing foam as well so that is an option should you like!
Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Oil is quite nicely formulated and does an excellent job breaking down makeup! Just be warned it does give me trippy cloudy vision when used around my eyes! Cleansing oils are known to do this. If you want to avoid this you can always remove your eye makeup prior and don’t use the oil around your eyes!
This is available now exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com.