I am always looking for a new way to cleanse and for new products. Sometimes I will stumble upon something in my drawer that is an old love and I’ll bring it back out to play, which is exactly what happened with this Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm. I used this daily for about a year, and then I was playing with a few things that were sent me to me and I rediscovered it. If you’ve been reading the blog lately you’ll know I called it one of my Halloween Essentials and I listed it as a Fall Favorite.
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So what is it? This is a cleansing balm with some magical qualities. The texture reminds me a lot of coconut oil when it’s in its hardened state. I simply dip my fingers into the jar and the texture turns from balm to oil once it’s rubbed onto my face. From the oily state it seems to dissolve even further to a milky type fluid as it melts away every last trace of makeup. It can remove everything from foundation and sunscreen to waterproof mascara with ease.
After I remove my makeup with this I go back in with a cleanser to remove the residue it leaves. I’ve been using this one that fights acne since I’m struggling a bit with breakouts lately. If you want to see how super effective it is at removing stubborn makeup, I wanted to show you how quickly it took off every trace of the Lancome eyeliners I reviewed the other day.