Clinique • Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm • Cleansers

rated 4.3(421 reviews)

Average Rating.4.3
Would buy this product again.80%

rated 5 of 5 nagasakisteph on 5/31/2011 5:14:00 AM more reviews by nagasakisteph

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium   Eyes: Green    

I absolutely love this product. It feels good going onto my skin, gets rid of pretty much everything on it, and comes off nicely. I normally use this before moving on to the Clinique 3-step system, and my skin has never been better. The price is a bit steep (here in Japan at least), but it's so good that I will definitely buy more when I run out.

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rated 5 of 5 cheekygirlgirl on 5/14/2011 7:07:00 AM more reviews by cheekygirlgirl

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral   Hair: Black   Eyes: Black    

I have bought my second one... It does its job and it feels fantastic! The good thing is I no longer need to buy a separate remover for my eye make up!

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rated 1 of 5 blondie2cute on 4/26/2011 1:44:00 PM more reviews by blondie2cute

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

Really strange that I've repurchased this. I am not sure if they have reformulated but it now gives me horrible cystic acne all over my chin and cheek area.

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rated 5 of 5 MUACat on 4/3/2011 3:48:00 PM more reviews by MUACat

Age: 44-55   Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm   Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

First let me say that I don't wear foundation (so I can't tell you how this works to remove it) but I DO wear physical only sunscreen and this stuff takes that off easily and completely! I used to have to wash my face multiple times with my usual cleanser to remove sunscreen and even that didn't get all of it off. Now, I use a little Take The Day Off, rinse, and then wash my face as usual and wha-laa: all gone! And the best sensitive skin has never broken out or had a bad reaction from this.

I do wish this came in a tube -- although it's so thick t would be difficult to get it out. I just don't like digging into the jar but I can live with that.

I would definitely purchase this again but I'm still on my first one -- it has lasted a long time.

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rated 5 of 5 lashjunkie on 4/3/2011 2:29:00 PM more reviews by lashjunkie

Age: 36-43   Skin: Sensitive, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Green    

I love this make-up remover! At first I was hesitant to apply an oily product to my skin because I am prone to break-outs, but I have been using this for 3 months and my skin condition has improved. Previously, I was using just a creamy cleanser to wash my face but in retrospect I can see that wasn't adequate for removing make-up and sunscreen.

The texture of this product is a solid balm (convenient for travel), but it literally melts into an oil when rubbed onto dry skin. After rinsing, my skin is probably clean enough to dry and moisturize, but I l prefer to follow up with a glycolic acid cleanser to address other skin issues.

I have not used other oil-based make-up removers for comparison, but this product is so fabulous I can't see ever trying any others!

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rated 5 of 5 GlossyGirlox on 4/2/2011 9:18:00 AM more reviews by GlossyGirlox

Age: 19-24   Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm   Hair: Brown, Relaxed   Eyes: Brown    

HG! When I was younger, I wore make up everyday and a lot of it was dark and/or water proof, so needless to say I needed a heavy duty remover. I love the fact that this is a solid so you can scoop some up, and put it directly on the spot you need to have makeup removed--ideal for removing pesky eyeshadow on your eyelids. It takes off everything (the name Take The Day Off is perfect!) from mascara to sunscreen to lipstick; both waterproof and non waterproof. I wear contacts so my eyes can be sensitive and even when I rub some of this stuff near my waterline, there is no stinging or burning. However, if you get this in your eye, you will have blurry vision for a few seconds. While it is not painful, avoid that if you can! I will admit that it is expensive ($27.50-ouch!) but the jar is huge and the product is concentrated--a little goes a long way. I think my jar lasted about 5 months and that was with almost daily use.
If you have normal to dry skin, you can definitely use this as an all inclusive make up remover/ cleanser because it does that good of a job at cleaning your skin. However I tend to have oily skin, so I prefer to follow it up with another cleanser just in case.
This product has also saved me time and effort. Before I bought the balm, I used to have to use eye makeup remover to get rid of eye makeup, then a creamy cleanser to get rid of my face makeup, and then an anti oil/anti acne cleanser to get rid of any residue the creamy cleanser left and to help keep my skin breakout free.But with this, I can just use the balm and then my oil free cleanser. Sometimes, depending on how my skin feels, I don't even need to follow up with that cleanser! So it's safe to say, this is my favorite make up remover of all time.

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rated 5 of 5 littleshelly on 3/20/2011 1:46:00 AM more reviews by littleshelly

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Brown    

Very good stuff, but only for the eye area in my case. Expensive, but the jar will last a really long time and there is no tugging, pulling, or dryness while using this. As I age and become more concerned about wrinkles around my eyes, this remover is excellent for removing stubborn eyeliners and mascaras gently. Will repurchase when I finally run out.

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rated 5 of 5 millenniumhand on 2/21/2011 6:14:00 PM more reviews by millenniumhand

Age: 30-35   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

Absolutely my HG face wash. the instructions made me uncomfortable, i have to admit: put the balm on a dry face, rub in it, rinse it off, pat dry. I thought there was no way my face, waterproof makeup and all, could get clean from that. BUT IT DOES! if i use toner afterwards, there is never any residue. leaves my face soft, clean, and is super gentle. LOVE IT.

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rated 4 of 5 miszdeniise on 2/20/2011 2:27:00 AM more reviews by miszdeniise

Age: 19-24   Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium   Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Brown    

Ehhhh its ok. It does take off my makeup but its just a hassle for me. I rather use wipes. Did the job and didnt break me out but would not repurchase.

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rated 5 of 5 hawaiian_tropic on 2/12/2011 9:18:00 PM more reviews by hawaiian_tropic

Age: 25-29   Skin: Other   Hair: Other   Eyes: Other    

I have repurchased this several times.....although I found one at my local macys...another told me it was discontinued. Wonder if it is or not because it is still online as well. This is a hg makeup remover. I tend to jump back and forth between a few oils,m/u cleansers. This leaves my skin soft and no film/grease. Also it is gentle on the eyes and does not irritate my skin at all. Pricey but worth it.

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