Review: Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

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This has been a staple in my skincare routine for a few months now, but for some reason I’ve only mentioned it once as a favourite for travel skincare – which makes no sense because I clearly love it! So, I’m righting that wrong and putting pen to paper (fingers to keys?) and writing (typing?) you a review post haste. 

Take The Day Off is a lightweight cleaning balm and I use it as a pre-cleanse in the evenings. I don’t notice a smell when I open the lid, which is nice in an unexpected way. It quickly and easily transforms from a solid to a silky fluid when I rub it against my skin, which melts away any makeup I’m wearing – including waterproof eyeliner! (Oh hey there, instant panda eyes!) During the summer I loved that it helped remove any sunscreen I’d been wearing (and let’s face it, I wear a lot of sunscreen!), which in turn prevented the inevitable post-sunscreen breakouts I typically face.

I don’t find it greasy or drying, and I haven’t had any irritations from using it daily for months on-end. It’s made it into my travel skincare essentials, and if I’ve tried a new product and had a reaction Take The Day Off is drafted in while my skin repairs.

Finally, a little goes a long way so it lasts for ages! I’ve had the same container for about five months now, and I’m only about halfway through the tub. This is no bad thing at all; I love when products last like this so I feel like I’ve really got my money’s worth. (Also, I’d rather invest in something a bit more pricey that will work well and last for months vs. buying something cheaper and it running out every few weeks.)

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