|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
After all the reviews, I REALLY wanted to like this product! I was hoping it would be my HG but alas . . . it is not. It cleansed WONDERFULLY, I noticed that my skin texture improved (I have small scars on my cheeks that look like large pores and it made them less noticable!) BUT it did NOT remove all of my eye makeup (waterproof mascara) as it did for other reviewers (but after all it was a sample so it is possible I didn't use enough) and it dried out my skin! It didn't dry it out horribly, but after I cleansed and toned 1 time (I had a sample large enough to try it a few washings) I didn't moisturize right away and I noticed that my skin was dry around my chin area. As soon as I put my moisturizer on it didn't appear dry so I figured it was a fluke or just the weather, but I tried again, and same results and as I used it more I got more dry!
So, bottom line, it cleanses GREAT but it was too drying for my normal skin with oilier T-zone =( and for me, it didn't take off all my wp mascara. So the search continues. I was tempted to get it anyway since it cleanses so well, but it is not worth drying my skin out over. I hope this doesn't discourage anyone and that you still give it a chance, I just suggest a sample first. =)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had to try this after all the glowing reviews I had read. Balm . . .with acne-prone skin? I have to admit I was scared. But what do you know, my skin is clean (albeit I do use my jurlique foaming cleanser afterward) and I don't have to deal with seeing my lost eyelashes on a cotton pad. It really does do a superb job with removing makeup esp. mascara. And I feel like in conjuction with my cleanser, my skin feels better than it has in a long time. The only gripe I have which is why it lost a lippie is take the day off is a pain for my sensitive eyes and I must be extra careful with it lest my vision be blurry for a while. Overall, good product :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I have to agree with gurululu- this cleanser didn't do it for me. My face felt tight and dry after I used it, plus it left raccoon circles of mascara under my eyes even though I used plenty of balm and rinsed like a maniac. Sigh. I'll go back to using my Pond's eye makeup remover followed by a Pond's wipe until someone can invent a cleanser that removes ALL traces of eye makeup in one step!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I erased my original review because it was negative. When I tried this again last month, I noticed that it did remove makeup and sunblock very well without leaving skin dry. I am a firm believer in oil cleansers but most clean so thoroughly that they strip my skin. This one seems to leave my skin supple. I'll review again in winter when my skin is very dry.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I recently bought the liquid soap Extra Mild (see review), but I decided to also give this balm a try. FABULOUS! As a makeup remover before bed and as a gentle way to cleanse my skin in the morning. I don't really need to follow with any other step - this is enough. My skin feels incredibly soft - never dry, never greasy. The packaging is perfect in my opinion: small, compact, and very cute. It's a little more expensive than other clinique cleansers, but I have a feeling this is going to last a long time. HG.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a fantastic cleanser. I bought it after reading the reviews here and I wasn't disapppointed. Previously my favourite cleanser was Eve Lom but its so expensive and I had to buy it by mail order. I've tried lots of other cleansers, including the Boots imitation of Eve Lom, but never found anything that I really really liked ... until now.
Its fragrance free and melts into your skin, dissolving any makeup, grime etc and leaves your skin silky smooth - not too oily, not too dry, literally perfect. Its reasonably priced and easy to find in the shops and/or duty free. What more can you want!?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Wow! I love this new balm. It works like a cleansing oil, but is much easier to use since it is in solid form. It completely took off all my makeup, including waterproof mascara with a minimal amount of scrubbing and tugging. My eyes are sensitive and I wear contacts, so I'm always searching for products that will help me remove makeup without tearing apart my face. This stuff is great and very gentle. Will definitely purchase again when I run out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
If you like oil/cream cleasers, this is the absolute best, hands down. It's a solid, waxy emulsion in a wide mouth jar that you have to scoop out with your fingers or an applicator, it's just too solid to use any other way. But the best part is as soon as you spread this over dry skin, it melts into this slippery oil that totally dissolves makeup, sunscreen, mascara, everything. Make sure to use it on dry skin, and rub it over your skin for awhile to loosen everything up. Now here's my trick: don't immediately splash your face with water. Just wet your hands, and rub it around some more. It emulsifies with water and you can really feel it cleaning your skin. Then rinse thoroghly and dry. To me it feels like an oil cleaser once it's on your skin, and rinses like one. But Clinique's doesn't irritate my eyes or leave a film on them (like MAC's cleanse off), doesn't dry out my skin (like DHC's), and it really does take everything off the first time (never found one that does THAT). I'm talking waterproof mascara, gone, first time. The only downside is the price, $26 for 4.2 ounces. I need to use a scoop about the size of a small gumball for my face, which means I'll go through the container in a couple months or so using it morning and night. But since you don't have to re-cleanse, it should last longer than you think. A total winner from clinique!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was randomly review surfing when I noticed the word BALM. I went out the next day and bought this out of curiosity. This stuff is AMAZING. I love how its like a promade that melts once you spread it on your face. This stuff literally MELTED my foundation and my eyeliner/makeup. One rinse and everything was gone. There is a LOT of product in the jar too so if used everyday, it will probably last a good 2 months or more. Thanks MUA for a great find!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is a great product....it removes every trace of makeup and even stubborn eye makeup. I don't like having to scoop it out but it is so thick initially that a pump, etc. would not work. My face feels soft after usage, and it rinses off easily. I will repurchase for sure!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
I have been using this cleanser for a few days now. I still have lots of my eve lom cleanser though! I must say a lot easier to use you really dont hasve to scub unlike the eve lom cleanser. Takes off all my eye makeup (lots of it!) and all my makeup really easily and I'm hooked.
Definately will be switching to this permanately.
I am still using the flannel clothes with this product as I like to exfoliate with these at night.
I feel I only need to use this at night and splash my face with water in the morning and as a result my skin has cleared up remarkably and the redness on my cheeks has calmed down.
Thankyou for all your reviews for this product its great to find a HG product without having to spend hundreds of pounds.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I purchased this cleansing balm for removing high-PPD water-resistant euro-sunscreen(s) that Iím using almost daily. Iíve tried massaging a little bit of jojoba etc oil on my face and then using a regular cleanser afterwards (tried various combinations of oils+cleansers) but I find that this balm performs much much better. Looks like hairwax but when massaged and warmed on dry skin, turns into a very smoothly gliding ďoilĒ that emulgates and rinses off easily with water. When I want to feel extra-clean, I use a very small amount of regular cleanser after this, although the balm itself usually leaves behind a clean face. The cleansing capacity of course depends on how much of this you use and what youíre wearing on your skin... This balm doesnít irritate, dry out or leave my skin oily. I think the jar is cute :) and I donít mind jar-packaging in a product like this, since it doesnít even have active ingredients that could have stability issues (like antioxidants). And since this is a product with very little water content, itís not as likely to contaminate notably. Besides, even a squeeze tube might be difficult with a consitency as solid as this. A bit pricy, but I think the 125ml jar will last in my use long enough to justify the cost. INGREDIENTS: ethylhexyl palmitate, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbeth-30 tetraoleate, polyethylene, peg-5 glyceryl triisostearate, water (aqua purificata), tocopherol, phenoxyethanol [iln28494]
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
After so many poor expriences with high end cleaners, I decided to pick up this after all the positive reviews here. My skin LOVES this stuff, and my skin is very hard to please since I have eczema around my eyes and forehead, which can often be irritated by even the gentlest cleansers. The balm took all my make-up off and left my skin feeling soft and my eczema improved over night. The only thing I am not a fan of is the packaging, but no matter, I will definitely repurchase!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I was quite impressed with this product. It took off all my makeup with one application and made my face really soft without breaking me out. I would definitely purchase again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
Up until now, I've used a make up remover for my eyes only, but I began to feel that my cleanser, anti-bac skinwash from dermalogica, may not do it's best on a skin with makeup on, even though it cleanses well. So, I read about this, read the great reviews and went to the store and bought it. I can't say that I find it cheap, because I don't. And being a girl with oily skin, I found the promises of it turning in to silky _oil_ rather unpleasant. But, after the first use I'm hooked. I just apply a small amount, halv a teaspoon maybe, and dap some on my cheeks, chin and forehead and rub it in first. Then i close my eyes and rub it across my eyes, and I can feel the mascara dissovling on my fingertips. And oily as it feels, it's _not_. It washes off like a dream, leaving me with soft, clean skin and not a trace off makeup left. It feels more gentle on the lids and lashes too, than rubbing with a cottonpad. I highly recommend this, and even though I do find it expensive I will buy it again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this make-up remover. It really does take it all off, mascara, Shiseido lash primer, mineral make-up, Absence.... This balm melts into a liquid and rinses totally clean. I have been looking for an all in one for some time and have finally found it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Hello, immediate HG status cleanser! Ok, this stuff is pretty amazing. I have been looking forever for an all-in-one cleanser that I could use on face and eyes, and rinse off.
It's a balm, but turns into a fine creamy oil once you apply to your face. I massaged into my face for a while, paying more attention to my eyes (I use waterproof mascara) before rinsing.
Admittedly, when I opened my eyes to see how the stuff was working, I immediately got a greasy film on my eyes. I was a little annoyed by this, and thought, Ok - that drops the lippies down to 4. BUT, once I had rinsed and then went over my face with a toner/eye makeup remover, I was amazed that there was just a little makeup, but NO mascara. PLUS, this stuff didn't sting my eyes, and it didn't dry my face out, like most other cleansers. (In fact, my face felt nice and moisturized).
So, that brought the lippies back up to 5 and won it HG status. Fantastic!! ($34 CAD)
EDIT: I've been keeping my eyes closed during the entire cleansing process, and only open them after rinsing thoroughly with water. This helped immensely (well, duh!! I shouldn't have opened them with product all over!). I am still so impressed with how well it cleans my entire face, including the waterproof mascara, and leaves it soft and smooth. LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Move over DHC! I hate to say goodbye to the makeup remover that's worked for me for so long, but after trying 'Take the Day Off', I'm a convert. The best part about Clinique (besides all these new, incredibly workable and advanced products) is that I can buy locally. I'm less and less into cosmetic mail-order when there are products available at the closest mall. And I can return products without complication. So this cleansing balm works wonderfully...I've only used it once, but that was enough. I massaged it into my face, and made a gooey finger painting out of mascara, blush, lipstick and foundation. Then I rinsed it all off...it emulsified easily with just water. Next, the test...I use Liz Earle to cleanse in the evening and the technique uses a cute white muslin cloth to wipe off the Liz Earle cleanser and grime...in fact, it's used exactly like the Cleansing Balm, but can't be washed off...has to be wiped off. So I applied the LE cleanser and wiped it off with the white cloth...if there was any makeup left on my skin it would scream at me on the cloth. There was absolutely nothing on the cloth...perfectly clean. The Clinique balm got every last bit of makeup off my skin...including some hefty mascara. 'Take the Day Off' is a great product, and realtively cheap too...especially with no shipping to worry about. I also like this a bit better than my DHC oil...something very clean about Clinique. Gotta try this new product!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have been using the phenomenonally expensive (42 UK pounds, around $80) Eve Lom cleanser for about eight years. It is wonderful stuff, but as far as I can make out this new product, which is a direct rip-off of it, is just as good. Instead of removing it with my hands, I used a wash cloth, the Eve Lom way, rinsing the cloth in hot water and pressing it to the face three times, rubbing off the remaining cleanser on the third, then rinsing it in cold water for the fourth and final stage and pressing that against my skin.
It worked perfectly, and that's it, no more Eve Lom for me, so I can spend my savings on something else. I like the rather stylish purple jar with the silver lid. People will complain about contamination but this product simply can't be pumped, it's far too heavy, in fact solid.
It is far cheaper than its nearest rival on the market, by the way. This should permanently change the way women cleanse their make-up once more companies bring out something similar.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I like this cleansing balm. Take a tiny amountp in your hand and apply to your face. It melts as it emulsifies your makeup. then, rinse it away. Skin feels soft. Supposed to work well on products with SPF. No scent which I consider a plus. Comes in a 4oz+ tub.