Review: Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm


I really love using cleansing balms. It feels like a proper cleanse, and a good one leaves your skin feeling nourished as well as super clean. So I decided to buy the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. I bought mine from John Lewis here

As I’ve said before, I’m trying to concentrate more on my skin at the moment. It feels like a lovely little treat to spend a bit more on skincare and I felt really excited to start trying this one. I’ve been using for a while now and I can honestly say I love it!

As with other cleansing balms, you scoop some out, massage into your skin, working into your makeup to break it down. Then add a little water worked into your skin, which turns the product into a sort of milk cleanser. Finally, just wash away. I love using a flannel or muslin cloth to wipe it away, as this adds a gentle exfoliation to the process and helps my face feel squeaky clean.

My favourite way to use the cleanser is as my second cleanse. I remove the majority of my makeup with my micellar water from Garnier, then go in with the Clinique balm for a deep cleanse. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry at all, the opposite in fact! Even better is that it doesn’t irritate my eyes – one of my other favourite cleansing balms is the Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Balm, but if I use it to remove eye makeup, it makes my vision really cloudy for a few minutes. With the Clinique balm, I don’t even notice it on my eyes!


You get plenty of product for your money and I can see this lasting me a really long time. I love the way it works with my dry skin, but I can see this working with almost all skin types. I’m really glad I picked this up!



  1. September 5, 2016 / 9:57 am

    Sounds like a really great product, I’m always a bit sceptical about buying the more expensive brands incase they don’t work, but I keep hearing great things about this balm so I just might give it a try! 😀

    • September 5, 2016 / 10:12 am

      I’m the same! Yeah I’m really pleased I bought it, I’d definitely recommend it! X

        • September 5, 2016 / 10:17 am

          Not yet, but the ultra facial moisturiser is on my list! X

          • September 5, 2016 / 10:18 am

            I want to try the midnight recovery x

  2. September 9, 2016 / 8:17 am

    This is such a good review, I’m glad you compared it to the body shop, that really helped xx

    • September 9, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Thank you! I do still love the body shop one, but Take The Day Off is my favourite xxx

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