For some reason I have been holding off on writing a review on the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm for quite sometime. Its not for any particular reason, except maybe that I don’t think it is the stand out product that most people seem to think it is. I know that products are different for everyone, but I havent found a bad review of Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm yet, and for that reason I keep thinking I havent given it chance enough to like it.
I have such a large selection of cleansers with my favourites being cream and foaming, with the occassional gel cleanser thrown into the mix. The only other balm cleanser I own is the Emma Hardie Moringa Face Balm which I absolutely adore, but the £36 price tag puts me off slightly. Priced at just £21, Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is a cheaper alternative, and seems to be a popular dupe for Emma Hardie.
First of all, the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is very plain and no frills. It looks white in the jar and turns into a translucent oily milk when water is added. It reminds me of lard when it is in the tub, and the formula is a tad off putting when I apply it to my skin. I find it feels very cloying and overwhelming on my face, and I think this is the reason why I haven’t given it chance, as it feels so claustrophobic on my skin. I’m sure this sounds very odd, however I found this with the NSPA cleansing gel too, and stopped using it for this reason. It removes all make up and stubborn mascara which is brilliant, and leaves my face feeling soft and smooth and overall very clean without any oily residue. The properties of the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm are great, its a great cleanser in terms of removal and does do what it says on the tin. With the basic formula of the balm cleanser, it is suitable for sensitive skin and causes no irritation.
If the feeling of the balm on my face was a lot lighter and not as cloying, then I would be using Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm daily, but I’ve let this feeling put me off. Like a trooper, I keep trying and it has ended up in my long haul suitcase for when I am downroute, however hot climates and a lard like substance on my face has made my feelings towards Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm a lot worse.
Have you tried Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm?