Cleansing balms have been the ‘it’ skincare product for the last year or so and I was eager to try one but I wasn’t too keen on ordering one online from a brand I’d never tried. Then the Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm popped up on blogs and favourites videos – finally there was a cleansing balm readily available in New Zealand from a brand I’d tried and liked before. I got this for Christmas so I’ve been using it for quite some time now and it’s fair to say it’s probably my favourite cleanser ever! First of all I’ll just point out that it doesn’t offer any radical treatment for blemishes or dryness or any other skin ailments, nor does it claim to. It merely promises to ‘take the day off’ and it sure does deliver on that promise! It’s thick, rich and feels very luxurious on the skin. It easily removes all my makeup, even the notoriously hard to remove Benefit They’re Real mascara. I don’t use a makeup remover – this doubles as my makeup remover and cleanser. The thing I really love about this cleanser is that it doesn’t strip my skin or make it feel more dry, nor does it make it feel tight or too squeaky clean.
Watch my video to see how I use Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm
I want to try out the whole first and second cleanser thing so I’m on the hunt for a second cleanser – do you have any recommendations? I’m particularly looking for something that fights redness, dryness or blemishes (or all three!).