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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm is a silky, lightweight makeup remover that quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, sunscreens.
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Rated 4.64 out of 5 stars
I am currently being treated for leukemia, and chemo is really harsh on my skin. I get rashes and scabs and my skin dries and peels. My skin has also become super sensitive all over, so I've had to stop using my regular products and find something gentler. I remembered using Clinique when I was younger and how gentle it was, so I looked through their products and found this. The balm helps with moisture, which I then kick up a little bit with the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. The best part is that when my scalp started to get dry (no hair the past couple months), I just applied this to my scalp and like I do to my face and I get a clean scalp that's ready for a moisturizer too. I know this is meant to take off make up and to follow up with the 3-step system, but this gets my skin so clean and fresh feeling that I use it as a face cleanser all on its own. There are lots of little things that come from treatment that are just a reminder that the cancer is there, like pain and sensitivity. I really like that I can depend on this to help me feel normal, at least when I wash my face.
I have been using Clinique for over 30 years, and noticed a lot of changes (and not very positive ones at that). "Take the Day Off," in the old days was only sold as a liquid and did a great job! Now, I have both liquid and cream and neither removes non waterproof mascara or eyeliner. You'd have to rub your skin off to get it off and I really don't get all the positive reviews. Clinique needs to step up and either find the old ingredients used in their products that made them work or really go back to the drawing board!
Clare from North las vegas
I like how it just removes all of it. But sometimes (and it's unavoidable) when it gets in my eyes it blurs my vision.
Patricia from Nevada
This stuff works like a charm! I also put it where I tightline and it doesn't bother my eyes! I use a warm wet wash cloth and viola, the makeup is off! I've also tried Clean It Zero 3-in-1 cleansing balm and it works the same, only less expensive!
Marie from Las Vegas, NV
I take off all my face and waterproof eye makeup with this and a wet makeup eraser towel. I then double cleanse with Purity Made Simple to make sure all traces of makeup has been removed. I'm 64 and my skin has ever felt better.
athomas from Texas
My skin is sensitive so I have to be careful with the products that I use on my face. I also have trouble with ruddiness, mild rosacea, and some seborrheic dermatitis. After using the entire container, I have not had any trouble with flare ups.
Gramma of 3 from TX - Texas
I love this product and have been using it for years. I do a double cleanse. This is my first step out of 2. This product dissolves all make up .
Risa from Conroe, TX
I really like the consistency of this product, the one thing I would change is that it wouldn't make my eyes foggy after use.. it seems to leave a little residue on the eyes and you must wait a few minutes to see completely clear again.
Becky from Redlands, CA
This is hands down the best makeup remover I have ever used! It goes on smooth like butter and leaves my skin feeling so soft. It takes everything off with little effort, even hard to remove eye makeup. It's worth every cent I paid!
CarSoRo from St. Louis, MO
I've been wearing makeup for around 30 years- in that time it's safe to say I've tried a lot of makeup removers. I honestly got to the point where I assumed everyone who wore makeup either scrubbed their eyes until they were in pain or just always had black mascara and/or eyeliner residue the next day.
After hitting a certain age threshold my skin changed and so did my needs; cue online research and YouTube beauty videos. After lots of watching I stumbled on a video for this makeup remover and thought there was no way it worked that well but was willing to give it a try. I first bought the mini and was shocked that it took everything off. No raccoon eyes the next morning, no rubbing until my skin was red- It's amazing.
I don't use the term Holy Grail often, but this is definitely one of them.
Em from Cincy
Removes my favorite waterproof mascara with ease. Using a similar oil cleanser in the mean time bc I ran out of this and I wake up with raccoon eyes. This balm works wonders.
Em from Wisconsin
Used it last night and I woke up and my skin looked and felt super moisturized !! Will definitely purchase again!!
Alexis from Parma, Ohio
I love this balm, it literally turns to oil and melts any trace of makeup with such ease, I love it!
Nat from 951
Love this stuff so much! Super fast and easy to remove makeup, like any other remover it takes a while to remove waterproof but still non irritating to the eyes, and I love the non greasy feeling once I rinse it off 10/10 🖤
Mazal from Brooklyn,New York
Have repurchased many times! Removes makeup well, doesnt irritate skin or eyes,fragrance free. Love it
LeeLee from CT
It takes all my make up off and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin
Dolphin102 from San Antonio
Would not buy it again, It only works if you have light makeup on. I hate this product go with Milani it's way better
nettie from seattle
Best makeup remover ever. Non scented. A small amount is all that's needed. a tub literally lasts me six months with every day use. Will get off EVERYTHING. Gentle enough to use on eyelids and lips. best if used with cold water. rinse off. I suggest using a wet microfiber cloth for removal it works great.
Rachel from Omaha
I've tried SO many makeup removers, being a backstage dance mom, and this is by far the best! I even use it on my eyes and it doesn't irritate them!! Doesn't leave the skin greasy or oily and doesn't cause breakouts.
Makeuplover from New Jersey
As a woman in her fifties, I know I'm not supposed to rub harshly to remove makeup around the eyes due to the skin being so fragile in that area. Every makeup remover wipe I have tried makes it impossible not to rub to get mascara and eyeliner removed. I received a sample size of this in a Clinique gift box that my husband purchased for me for Christmas. I tried it and was hooked! You just GENTLY circulate this all over face and eyes and rinse. It literally melts the makeup off so easily. I wound up purchasing the larger size because this is all I use now. Makeup comes completely off easily. Highly recommend.
Lauren from U.S.
I've never left a review for anything before in my life (I'm 23) so that's how you know I like it. It was very easy to use and removed EVERYTHING.
Rachel from Vero Beach, Florida
I have very dry skin, this is the best makeup remover, and it lasts such a long time it's worth the money.
QOE from Modesto, CA
I use this when I wear full make ... my face feels clean afterwards and soft not dry or greasy. A little goes a long way so that is good due to the higher price than other cleaners/removers.
Alicia from Georgia
This melted my makeup instantly and took it off so easy! It also doesn't leave your face dry or greasy it's perfect.
May from California
I got the mini version to try it out and It's the best cleansing balm I've ever used. I have sensitive dry skin and it did not cause any irritation and doesn't strip my face like others have. A little goes a long way and it does not irritate my eyes. I wet my face a little, apply balm and remove with warm towel. Seriously magic.
Jan from IL
I wanted to love this product because of all the great reviews and I love Clinique. I was shopping for a product that would take all my makeup off. The balm goes on so smooth and moisturizes my skin like silk. Unfortunately my sensitive face reacted to it and I got raised red bumps especially on my cheeks and nose. Sadly I had to return the product. My Clinique products, liquid eye makeup remover, sensitive cleanser with the 3 step will be what I stay with.
Harriet from Philadelphia
Mild and effective, but does need some washing follow up.