Rated 4.06 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I Finally Found the Perfect Cleanser!
I use this product to remove my makeup before bed. I rub it on my dry face in circular motions (you can see all your makeup dissolving), then I use the little muslin cloth rinsed in very warm water to get every trace of my makeup off. The instructions on the jar read to avoid the eye area, so I still use an eye makeup remover. In the morning, I rub a tiny amount on my face and neck before my shower and just massage very lightly.
My skin, which has become very dry recently, was as soft as a petal after four uses. I barely need any moisturizer under my makeup!
I appreciate that this product is very affordable, too, and cannot wait to try the other products No. 7 has to offer.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not The Best But Not The Worst
I've used a number of No7 products over the years and I generally really like them. I was really excited for this product because I recently got really into cleansing balms and this one is affordable and from a brand I know and trust. This gets MOST of the job done but I will not be repurchasing.
The first issue is that I feel like I need to use a lot of product to be able to get it to spread all over my face whereas with my old balm I only needed a dime sized amount and it cleaned my whole face. Not only do I need to use more product to spread all over, but it just doesn't remove makeup as well as I would like. I double cleanse so I was my face with a hydrating face wash after using this and I will still get makeup up on my cotton pad when I apply toner. I never feel like my face is fully makeup free, especially under my eyes. This product also leaves my skin feeling quite greasy.
That being said, I will continue to use it until its gone because it isn't the worst thing I could imagine. It does not irritate, dry out, or break out my skin which is a miracle so its got that going for it.
Reviewed by 79 customers Simple review
Bea from SD
NO. 2/10. Heavy, it takes a while for it to take off all my makeup. I still have a lot left over. Heavily fragranced.
Clinique Cleansing Balm Dupe
Coco Love from Whittier, California
I love to use this as my pre-cleanse balm. I use it on those days I wear a full face of glam makeup. This product is a complete dupe to the 'Clinique Cleansing Balm' except No.7 Cleansing Balm costs way less and comes with a cleansing towel! I don't use this daily as it can be too hydrating for my skin. I love to use this product before I do a deep cleansing facial to help remove any underlying dirt, debris, or makeup that is still hiding in my skin.
Exactly What I Need
Marie from Ohio
This is a great cleansing balm for taking off makeup/first cleanse. I never have an issue with it not taking all my makeup off. It spreads nicely, has a lot of product, and is affordable.
I would not recommend it for being the only cleansing step. It does leave a little film behind after rinsing. That doesn't bother me because it rinses right off after I go in with my cleanser.
It does have some fragrance. It doesn't smell bad and it certainly isn't extreme, but it's there.
Yes I like this product. It removes my make-up nicely.
None from Goodrich, Mi
I use this product to remove my makeup in the evening. It is easy to use. No issues with it at this time.
best ever hands down
best ever from Daytona Beach
i love this cleanser! its affordable and just as good as the expensive, overpriced if you ask me, other cleansers such as take the day off. it melts makeup, doesn't strip your skin and removes even stubborn makeup easily. I'll continue to buy as long as they keep selling it
No 7 Radiant Cleansing Balm
GiGi from Dallas TX
For me, this is an excellent product at an excellent price. It is coconut oil based, so if you have issues with coconut oil, you might reconsider. If not, you'll find this product removes makeup easily and quickly. It has a mild scent but not too much unless you're highly sensitive. It's a great balm to use morning and night but my preferred use is at night with a makeup remover wipe. Now I'm ready to do a double cleanse. Used more as a removal product but it does both, removal and cleansing effectively. Leaves skin not only clean but very soft as well. Highly recommend for mature skin. A definite repurchase!
Lily from MS
I wish I knew that this product existed sooner! Every cleanser I've ever used did nothing but dry my skin out to the point where no moisturizer could bring it back to baseline. This stuff is amazing, it hydrates and left my skin looking so fresh and smooth just after the first use. I use this followed by a toner and oil and it's the PERFECT skincare routine. I'm also so impressed with the price. This has become a new staple in my beauty routine.
Ali from WI
This is in no way a true dupe for Clinique. It's completely different texture. I can't say I like the texture and I absolutely choke on the fragrance. I think it does an ok job at removing makeup, but it does leave a residue on my skin that I don't like. I used this as a first cleanse. It's cheap but it isn't worth gagging on that scent.
Ashley from US
Nothing like Clinique take the day off. I've actually used the Clinique and this is completely different. Doesn't remove makeup, doesn't spread easily. Everything about this product was awful. Something I've found that's amazing and very close to Clinique is the verse cleansing balm. Will continue that or derma e.
Good Cleansing Balm
Jesenia from PR
For the price this is a good cleansing balm
This is such a close dupe to clinique take the day off !
Blondielocks805 from Ventura ca
Dupe for Clinique take the day off cleansing balm. I have dry and sensitive skin and have had no issues with this product. 10/10 !
Found my new everyday makeup remover
Velvetmuse from Pennsylvania
I had been using a makeup remover oil and loved it but went through it so fast. I don't see the need to spend high end $ on a makeup remover balm, so this one is perfect! It is very emollient and effective and you can't beat the price.
tkreitz1 from Edwardsburg, MI
Works very well, can't beat the price.
Greasy / didn't work
ABS from Atlanta, GA
This has more of a texture of a cream than a true cleansing balm. It feels thick and a little greasy on the face, doesn't work well on eye makeup and doesn't rinse well. Leaves a film on the face after use. Would not ever buy again
If I could give it a -10 I would
A from Glendale, Az
Heard great things about this product and thought I would give it a try. After 3 uses my entire face has broken out in weird bumps and it's all itchy.
best cleanser from Daytona Beach, Fl
this is the best cleanser I've tried and for the money, its the best value too. comparable to take the day off, much cheaper and more product. you can't go wrong with this. takes even waterproof mascara off with ease.
Dupe for take the day off cleansing balm by Clinique
Blondielocks805 from Ventura ca
Best dupe at a great price ! If you like the Clinique take the day off cleansing balm you should give this a try and save yourself some money!!
Maddie from Ripley, WV
This cleansing balm is pretty good compared to other ones around the same price. I really like this one because it does not have polyethylene in the ingredients. One thing I would change about it is the fragrance. Otherwise, it's pretty good! I would recommend.
JZ from West LA
This balm is a dupe for Clinique's balm. My skin loves the moisture it leaves behind. If the residue bothers you a bit just follow up with washing with your regular cleanser. When it's on BOGO I take advantage and stock up.
KT from Kansas
This product feels great on the skin while using. The smell is awful. I was surprised to discover my skin felt very dried out and tight after use. I tried it for 2 days and am returning.
New fave product
Rachel40 from Pennsylvania
Y'all...this is a fantastic cleanser. It obviously does the job—takes off makeup easily—but the bonus is the BABY SOFT way my skin feels afterwards. If comes with a muslin cloth too. For this price, I found a new staple for my bathroom counter!
Broke me out!
Bianca from North Carolina
I was so excited to get this when I found it! My local Ulta didn't carry this product so when I went out of town I was finally able to purchase. When after one use, my face broke out into weird red bumps! All over my face and cheekbones!
I literally thought I caught the chickenpox, but since it was only on my face I figured it was this balm. This balm is the only new thing I've used on my skin, so I knew it had to be this. Upon reading other reviews, I realized I'm not the only one with this issue.
Tammy from ARLINGTON,wa
I use this to take my makeup off and it works great. Awesome for the price.
I will by this product again
Andi from California
good for dry skin
Megan from GA
I think any bad reviews are from people who think this cleanser is for solo use. This cleanser is perfect for a double cleansing system. I use it to remove my makeup then I wash my face with a non-soap liquid cleanser. It removes waterproof makeup very well.
It does have some fragrance so if you are more sensitive you might avoid it, but I think because the cleanser is only on the skin for a minute that the fragrance might not be a problem. I will say I don't see why this product needs fragrance.