Monday, 6 July 2015

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

With plenty of cleansers in my stash (some with a Holy Grail status), it took me a while to finally give Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm* a go. Why, oh why did I wait soooo long to try it? It is blooming AMAZING!

Yes, it looks and feels like lard and it has absolutely no scent whatsoever, but it is incredible at removing all traces of makeup, including the most stubborn waterproof mascara. It's not better than my favourite DHC Cleansing Oil, but it is just as good and I absolutely love it.

It's a solid balm that transform into a silky oil upon application and rinses off with water without leaving a residue on your skin. Simply massage it into your face and all of your makeup will melt in seconds! I remove it with a wet flannel, but you can use a muslin cloth as well. The formula is very, very gentle and suitable for all skin types (even the most sensitive), it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes and you only need a tiny amount for each use. Fantastic!

I personally love a beautiful scent in my cleansing oils/balms, so this is my only complaint. I understand why it's fragrance free though. To make my cleansing experience better, every time I use this balm, I add a drop of the amazing Antonia Burrell Natural Glow Cleansing Oil into the palm of my hand and I am in heaven! Seriously, I find cleansing soooo therapeutic and relaxing!

Overall, I am super impressed with this product and I will definitely repurchase it in the future. I wasn't sure what the fuss was about until I tried it myself, but I am now a complete convert!

You can order  Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm from who are currently offering my readers 10% off all products and a free gift with every order (a sample of b.liv Squeaky Clean Beads Cleansing Gel). The code is valid till the 31st of July. Just type TBPB10 at the checkout. 

  *PR sample



  1. This one is my favorite makeup removal oil for so many years. It doesn't cause my problematic skin any problems :)

  2. I haven’t tried this before, but did try and buy it but at the time it was out of stock everywhere. I might give this a go later this year. I have a few other cleansers I’d like to try first.

  3. This definitely looks worth the buy! Great review :) adding this to my wishlist!

    becca //

  4. I've been meaning to pick this up for what feels like forever! Once I finish my current cleansing balm I'll definitely pick it up :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  5. I have this and I love it don't know what I'd do with out it

  6. This has quickly become my favourite method for taking off my make up. I just love how quick and easy it is x

  7. This sounds so dreamy! This is on my list of cleansing balms to try!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  8. Love this stuff. I'm currently out at the moment but have so many cleansers on the go right now but this will be a definite repurchase sometime soon x
    The Beauty Bloss

  9. I love this for make up removal it's so good isn't it? I'm with you on the scent thing though I wish it smelled nice ha ha, great post as always xxxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  10. I've been wanting to try this for a while. I'm a little bummed about the lack of fragrance as well though. There's just something about being surrounded by a beautiful scent when I'm cleansing that I love.

  11. I have had this on my wish list for what feels like forever! So glad I read your post, I think I may just have to take the plunge at the weekend and make a purchase :) xx

    Amanda -

  12. I've ALWAYS wanted to try this - thanks for the great review! It sounds amazing :)

    LucyAnn xoxo

  13. This sounds perfect when you just want to remove every last bit of makeup after a long day!

    Philippa - ByPhilippa

  14. I love this balm and especially love that it's unscented, plus now they have an oil version!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  15. This is my desert island cleanser! I think it's absolutely fantastic and it leaves my skin so so soft.


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