February 15, 2016

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm Review

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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm ($29) is a makeup remover and cleanser that starts out life as a balm bot emulsifies to an oil when water is applied. This is a great pick for those with drier skin that need a cleanser that won’t strip skin or make it tighter after use.

Let’s take a look!

If you like products like Banila Co Clean It Zero or the newest E.L.F. Hydrating Gel Melt Cleanser you’ll love Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm.

This is a thick, emollient balm with a soft, waxy consistency that can be applied to a dry face. Simply scoop a little out of the tub and massage it around your face and eyes. Add a little water to emulsify the balm, it’ll break down and go milky, and slowly massage it around your face. Now rinse! Done!

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It breaks down makeup very easily and leaves behind a clean, fresh face without leaving behind a film or leaving skin feeling tight after use. It contains absolutely no fragrance and is mad up of different emoillents and plant oil that act to dissolve makeup easily without drying skin out.

My skin is extra dry lately so this is a perfect way to get all my makeup off without causing my skin to flake up and freak out! It’s very gentle, it rinses clean away, and it gives skin a nice, deep cleanse without a ton of work.

Loves it.

If you have drier skin this is a great way to remove makeup! E.L.F.’s version is cheaper but I felt a little tight after using it so I do prefer the Clinique formula a little better!

Grab it now on counters or at sephora.com!


Do you use it already?

Do share your experience!

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  • Kimkats

    I have used this in the past and it ROCKS! I have several bottles of cleansing oil stockpiled right now, but when I am (finally) done with them, I may well go back to this. Like you, I find it especially awesome when my skin is super dry. I have to say, that the first couple times I used it, I felt like it wasn’t going to rinse off, and was just shocked when it did! Dunno what kind of elfin magic they put in this stuff, but I hope they never stop making it!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha Kim! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yeah, it’s pretty awesome stuff I agree ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Isabella Muse

      depends how much you use but you should be able to get three or so months from it I would think as you don’t need a ton to get everything off, maybe a little more than a quarter size amount!

  • Ginger

    Honestly…I use coconut oil straight from a tub to the same effect; wiping it away with a warm wash cloth. It breaks down even the worst water proof makeup and considering I get it from the bulk store is also super cheap. I could not make myself pay that much for something after years of coconut.

  • Courtney

    Love this stuff too ! I think my favorite aspect about it is how travel friendly it is. No need to worry about leakage or in-cabin liquid restrictions on airplanes. I have no complaints at all!

  • Sara

    I have been using this stuff religiously for the last two years probably. Most of the time I use a cleanser afterwards just to have a really clean face but I don’t think I necessarily need to. When I’m really tired or feeling lazy, I use just this and it works fine. I found it looking for a sensitive skin friendly makeup remover, especially for my eyes. Everything, and I mean everything else I used made the skin on and around my eyes red, swollen, itchy and scaly. This never did and that’s why I’m a loyal user. Btw, I have combo/oily skin.

    • Dee

      I was just going to ask if you needed to use an additional cleanser afterwards. Thanks,

  • denise

    It’s my favorite makeup remover! But being the fickle beauty product user that I am, I ordered the Clinique oil version and I don’t like it at all. Bummer. I really don’t think I’ll be able to stick to it through the entire bottle since I really dislike it.

  • Michou

    I think I’ll be buying this instead of rebuying the Banila Clean it Zero. I LOVE how easily the Zero removes my makeup but my skin reacts… oddly to it. This is definitely worth a try for me once I’m done with the Zero. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katherine T.

    Oh, I need to check this out, when my skin is winter dry! Plus Clinique usually has good GWP deals

  • Erika

    I love this cleanser. Out of all the things I buy from Sephora, I consistently repurchase this.

  • Rachel

    Muse, have you ever tried out the Equate version of this? It’s available at Walmart at less than 1/2 the price but contains the same ingredients. When I started my beauty budget this year, I opted for the Equate one instead of my usual Clinique and I have seen no difference in effectiveness.

    • Isabella Muse

      No, it literally just launched so haven’t seen it yet ๐Ÿ™ But def will try and see what I think if I find it! Sounds good, can’t wait to try!

  • Dora

    Love it! I wish it were as easy to use as the oil — just because I feel like I definitely want to make sure my hands are very clean before I dip my fingers in, and then feel weird if I need to re-dip, but it feels so luxurious and works so well. Also really good for travel — I just returned from a trip and de-potted some into a small container (Lush sample pot) and it worked great. So that’s one advantage over the oil.