TAKE YOUR DAY OFF WITH CLINIQUE CLEANSING BALM;NOT MAKEUP WIPES.
February 03, 2017
Clinique take the day off cleansing balm, is a product that is raved about in the beauty industry. It’s been around for a while but for some unknown reason, I had never tried it until now. Last quarter of 2016, I attended the launch of a new Sephora store; I got a beautiful canvas bag with little skincare samples and in it was this cute little lavender jar. I took it home and as usual I couldn’t wait to try every item out so I popped open this little jar, scooped out this balm and massaged what I could only described as creamy goodness, I was hooked! It removed every trace of makeup I had on and left my skin feeling clean and prepped.
CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF CLEANSING BALM (CLAIM)
A lightweight makeup remover that goes on as a balm to milk to melt away all traces of make up.
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE: a non-greasy moisturizing Ester with good readability and good solvency properties
SAFFLOWER OIL: It is hydrating to the skin, it is a non-comedogenic raw material obtained from the plants seeds
CAPRYLIC /CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE: an emollient with good spreading properties it promotes penetration and does not leave visible traces of oiliness on the skin.
HOW TO USE IT
I use it as my first cleanse to take off make up or oil/dirt from the day. I scoop about a dime size balm, massage it on my skin making sure to go from my neck up to my eyes and thoroughly spreading the balm turned oil at this point. I then take a little warm water in my palm and massage my skin which emulsifies (changes into a milky substance) the oil. Finally, I use a warm face cloth to wipe off the substance, leaving my skin prepped and ready for my second cleanse.
In the AM, I follow the process to cleanse my face the only difference is I don’t have makeup on so I don’t have to worry about cleansing twice.
HOW LONG DID I TEST THE PRODUCT?
September 2016 to January 2017
All skin types and all ethnicities
It comes in a lavender plastic jar with a screw on top. It is very secure and I did not have issues with spills. My preference is usually a pump dispenser which Clinique has a take the day of cleansing milk may be a better alternative for me but I would have to test it out and get back to you
REPURCHASE: Yes, I just bought another jar.
It loves the texture. It is smooth, spreads easily, pretty much feel like butter on your skin.
Take make up off better than using make up wipes
It does not leave your skin feeling greasy instead your skin feels slightly moisturized
It does not sting, burn or irritated your skin.
Price: more affordable than other balms
Personally, love the fact that it is fragrance free, which leaves less room for skin irritation to fragrance or essential oils.
No negative reaction to this product. It did not break me out or leave any irritation on my skin.
A little goes a long way so this balm could last you a long time.
It is available wherever there is a Clinique stand which is pretty much worldwide
None for now. I plan to review the take the day off cleansing milk in a pump dispenser so until then the verdict is out on which packaging is better.