CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
Take The Day Off Cleansing BalmTake The Day Off Cleansing BalmClinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm

4.2

694 reviews

76% 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: 56 & Over

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This is one strange product for me. I can't really scoop it out like a gel so I end up putting my fingers into it multiple times and it gets really dirty really quickly. I don't think I should remove makeup from my makeup remover! It converts to a pretty slick oil/silicone remover quickly and does a nice job of breaking down all my makeup; but then its time to rinse. I usually use cool water instead of warm to rinse my face and when that cool water comes into contact with this balm on my face it solidifies again and i struggle to get it off. I won't be repurchasing this specific item from the line, but I did try the TTDO Cleansing Milk and it works like a dream. Not a total lose on the Clinique makeup removers, I just changed over to a different product.

3 of 5 people found this helpful.



Age: 25-29

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I added this to my routine as a makeup remover before my usual cleanser. It did work well and I found it pleasant enough to use. Sadly, after a few days, it gave me cystic acne. While I do get the occasional hormonal spot, I never sprout multiple cysts at once like I did when I tried TTDO.

Be careful if you're remotely acne prone. Try a sample if possible and patch test before you slather this over your entire face.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


on 8/17/2017 9:22:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My requirements for a cleanser are that they're 1) makeup removing 2) non drying 3) don't sting the eyes 4) don't break me out and 5) are preferably fragrance free. Happy to report that TTDO passes on all five counts with flying colors! I use it to wash my face when I'm wearing makeup and it gets everything off, doesn't leave my dry skin feeling tight, but also doesn't require a secondary cleanser or feel like it's leaving a gross residue on my face. It doesn't break me out like a lot of drugstore cream cleansers and doesn't sting my eyes, which is important for an eye makeup remover but surprisingly not a gimme. To use it optimally, apply to a DRY face, work it in, and THEN splash your face with water. You need much less product this way, especially when you need to get off stubborn eye makeup. I'm working my way through a few different cleansing balmns (right now I'm using and loving Farmacy's) but I'll probably come back to this one because, simply put, it works and the price is right.


on 8/5/2017 8:50:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have very sensitive and dry skin and this stuff is amazing! My face is so soft and smooth after using, and never stings like with cleansers.


on 7/26/2017 1:03:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I am a big fan of cleansing balms. I have tried ones from Boscia and Farmacy and liked them as well but I purchased this one because of its price $29 Sephora.com $5 less than the others. Not all balms are created equal but they do the same thing some just feel heavier on the skin than others. I am really impressed with this one. It has no scent, is opthomologist tested, and rinses off easily. I would also give Farmacy's cleansing balm 5 lippies.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Takes heavy makeup off with ease without drying out your face and a little product goes a long way.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 7/21/2017 3:15:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

At first, I did not like at all. The texture of this face wash seemed so weird to apply. However, once getting used to it, it is a nice product that gently removes make-up without irritating my sensitive skin. I would recommend for those who are looking for an efficient yet gentle make-up remover, for which you do not need to apply cotton pads (as these are often the cause of my irritated skin).

Update: after about 3 months, the smell of this balm turned so bad, it felt like rubbing gasoline on my face. Will not repurchase / does not feel very healthy.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

After 2 weeks of using this I have a lot of clogged pores and several small pimples. Either the product is clogging me or it's not removing my sunscreen completely. Either way it's just not working for me. I've switched back to Banila Co Clean It Zero which is harder for me to find but has never caused problems.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Other

Eyes: Blue

I really like this cleansing balm. I was previously using Simple face wipes until I did a bit more research on /r/SkincareAddiction and found that wipes really aren't too efficient and can be more drying. I decided to try this after seeing so many glowing reviews.

This product at first feels really weird when applying it on the face but it works so well. It effortlessly takes off my makeup, even when I'm wearing something as long wearing as Estée Lauder's double wear light foundation. I haven't tried it on eye makeup as I always use Garnier's micellar water for that.

I rinse my face afterwards and then sometimes I'll follow up with a second layer just to make sure I've removed all traces of makeup if I wore a lot that day. I rinse with water and then use a First Aid Beauty face wash to clean my face and their moisturizer as well. My skin feels so soft afterwards and I know my face is much cleaner than when I used to just use a face wipe.

Pros
Removes makeup easily
Not drying
Doesn't make me break out
Doesn't irritate my skin
Fragrance free

Cons
Pricy

I've been using this for a couple days and will update my review if my opinion changes.

EDIT 6-11-17: I had to discontinue use because I was beginning to develop cystic acne and it left my skin feeling dry. I now just use 100% mineral oil and I'm much happier, plus it's way cheaper at $6 a bottle at Bed Bath & Beyond. I still recommend this for people if it doesn't irritate their skin though so I will leave my 5 star review.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

For reference, I have mild rosacea, dry cheeks and normal skin not prone to breakouts.

It's been about 12 hours since I used this for the first time and my cheeks are still splotchy and tingly. This removed my makeup and cleaned my face beautifully with no dry/tight feel after, I actually enjoyed the experience, not at all greasy and my face felt super soft thereafter. However, I immediately noticed redness and thought it was maybe from rubbing but it never went away. I usually love Clinique products but this one just isn't for me. I don't want to even imagine what my face will look like if I try this again. Back to the store it goes.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


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