Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

4.3

522 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyethylene, Peg-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Water, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This. is the best thing. I have bought myself. Period. I picked this up during Sephora's VIB $20 off $50+ purchase and it retails for $29.50. That sounds like a lot to shell out for an oil cleanser, but I don't use it for my entire face. I end up washing my face after removing my makeup anyway so it'd just be a waste. I don't wear too much foundation/concealer/no contour so my heaviest makeup is on my eyes- primer, shadow, pencil liner, liquid liner, mascara. I use literally a baby's pinky nail size amount for both eyes each night. It sounds like it'd be hard to spread, right? But a drop of water turns this balm into a milky texture, and the product is much more slippery. It easily removes my makeup and wipes clean with a wet baby washcloth. Not greasy like coconut oil, and I can see this lasting me for more than a year. So this is a pretty cheap product for how much I can get out of it! It's so fun to watch all my eye makeup melt off that it's become my favorite part of my face washing routine! Only complaint is the giant jar isn't portable, I'd have to transfer some to a container if I want to bring it anywhere, and the jar size isn't ideal for sanitary reasons too. But the product itself? Perfect.
p.s. I chose this over the Lancome Bi-Facil because in the long run, if used as just eye makeup remover, it will last much longer than a liquid remover. So...trust me, it took me a long time to make the switch, haha

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

This cleansing balm is a dream, feels beautiful removes make up and dosent make skin feel tight. The only downside is I tend to have to double cleanse when using this.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This a lovely and gentle cleansing balm from Clinique which is available in a set with Clinique mascara and their Aromatics in White perfume for Christmas.


The cream turns into oil once you take it in your hands and start massaging it on your face. It can then be rinsed off or if you are feeling too lazy it can be removed using a cloth or cotton wipes. Once rinsed, it leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh with no oily residue. As a bonus point, it also makes your skin feel very soft. The pot lasts for a long time as well!!


Highly recommend getting it as a box set (treat yourself for Christmas!)





2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I really wanted to like this but my skin did not approve. I love cleansing balms and have tried a few - elemis and thefaceshop's fermented cleansing grains cleansing balm - I loved these so much I thought it would be great to find something more accessible in the US.

TTDO seemed to strip my skin of oils and led me to have some minor irritation and a breakout. Not entirely sure why but I don't think I'll give it another chance.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is a really lovely cleansing balm and a joy to use. I like it better than 99% of the cleansers out there and I plan to buy it again. I like it better than coconut oil even.

Pro's:
Unscented
Takes off all you makeup without stripping the skin
Does not leave a film on your skin
Wonderful texture, feels luxurious
No breakouts with this product

Con's:
A little on the expensive side but less than Eve Lom or the Peter Roth Thomas version
I wish there was alternate packing in a smaller container or tub, the tub itcomes in is not travel friendly.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is an OK balm. Im not totally sure I understand the hype though....

1) The packaging KILLS me. It heavy, I have nowhere to place a jar that big (NYC ugh), and I can't travel with it.

2) The balm is OK. It does remove all my makeup and leaves my face clean enough for my second cleanse.

3) There is no fragrance. This is a positive for many... but I like lovely smelling things!

4) It's not cheap.

So you're paying a good amount for clunky packaging, no fragrance, and IMHO an only OK balm...


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

After trying the cleansing milk and hating it, I was really hesitant to try another clinique product but I got a sample of it. I have layers of high end, super long lasting makeup with the curse of acne prone skin and huge pores. I found the trick for me is to leave it on my face for 30 seconds while i run the water. By the time I wash it off, my entire face comes with it. My only dislike is it sucks to remove my mascara and I dislike the oily residue feeling. My way of correcting that is with my toner afterwards.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

Awesome Cleansing balm. I was using the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm which was pleasant but too much of a greasy residue for my liking. I decided to try this, and I am now on my second tub. I do wear makeup and I find this removes all makeup in own wash, I find you need a flannel to remove fully. My skin feels clean but not dry and stripped. My skin is normal/combination and for me this just does a good solid job, and I will repurchase.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Like a lot of others here, I got a generous sample of this from a recent Sephora order. I let it sit for a few weeks since I figured it was nothing special, but once I Finally tried it, I fell in love.

No matter how little or how much makeup I put on, it is hard to get off. Even after scrubbing my face with my expensive face wipes, there is always some foundation stuck on the dry patches on my nose, or some on my cheekbones... basically there are always traces of it left, and it was frustrating.

This product was a little confusing to use at first, because there's a three step process. First, you rub your fingers in the product (it's solid, but instantly turns into oil on your fingers), and then rub it on your makeup. Then, once you've covered your face, you wet your hand and rub that into your face; it will turn thick and white. Finally, take a wipe or a towel and just wipe off the balm. Everything just instantly wipes off, it's amazing. Compared to before when I was scrubbing and scrubbing, this is a treat. The BEST part? The fact that it moisturizes your skin. My face feels soft and amazing afterward.

My only complaint about this is that it's pricey. But it works so well that I'm happy to pay that price, and once my sample runs out, I am absolutely running over to Sephora and geting the full size.

EDIT: I have since purchased the full size of this product, and was happy to see that I got a huge jar (almost 4 ounces!!) for the price. If you're unsure about the price, it might help to know that you get a lot of product. :)

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Warm

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I received a large sample of this solid cleanser in a big plastic bubble blister pack from a recent Sephora order. I am perplexed by this because the first time I used it, it removed all traces of my eye makeup (Stila liquid eyeliner, UDPP, NARS eyeshadows) and my NARS foundation (no mascara because I currently have eye lash extensions, and yes, I know I'm not supposed to use oil-based cleansers with them but I'm in the process of growing them out). However, I continued to use this several nights in a row and it left racoon smudges underneath my eyes several times, and left some residue on my skin. I think the key is to not use too much, but it just isn't as good at removing eye makeup as my trusty DHC cleansing oil so I will be sticking to that. However, I love that this is an unscented cleanser and was surprised to see that it's made in Japan. I think there's room for improvement re: packaging though; it would be much easier to dispense if it came in a squeeze tube or something other than a screw-top jar.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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