Rated 4.59 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Gentle enough for chemo skin!
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.
Most Helpful Critical Review Mixed Emotionsss
I love using this to clean my brushes and beauty blender (cleans it all out with just a little bit) but oh man, every time I use this on my eyes to take mascara or eyeliner off. It leaves blind. I after I remove it with water, I have cloudy vision for 5 minutes till it clears away.
Reviewed by 1533 customers NOT for sensitive eyes!!
LeLeHG from Arkansas
Be careful of this product if you have sensitive eyes. Within 5 minutes or less of me using it, I was finding it a new home. My eyes were red, swollen, itchy and hurting so bad...I have extremely sensitive eyes and it could have also been an allergic reaction to an ingredient I don't know but wanted to warn others just in case.
Takes it off
VHokc from Oklahoma
I love this because I can easily control the amount needed. It melts away stubborn eye makeup and lipstick with ease. It rinses clean. I use it first and then follow with face cleanser. When it goes on sale I will stock up!
Takes long wearing foundations off easily
Dawnjuan from Iowa
I really enjoy using this product. I wear Revlon Colorstay foundation and it can be tough to remove with ordinary cleansers. This product has made a huge difference. It just melts the foundation away and then I follow with a cleansing soap. I have oily sensitive skin and this has caused no problems with skin reactions. It's actually a product I look forward to using at the end of the day.
AMAZING! I will keep buying this
TaylorP from Boston
This is my first cleansing balm and I'm obsessed with it!! A little goes a loooong way and it takes off everything! I'm usually not a Clinique person but this is amazing.
Best makeup remover ever
blxndesxoxo from new york
I am obsessed with this makeup remover-it truly removes everything completely. It doesn't bother my skin at all. and it doesn't dry me out! It's a great product and would definitely recommend.
Hands down the best for waterproof
Crissi from Florida
I was using the liquid take the day off and then switched to this cream. It works so much better and doesn't leave an oily film on your eyes. After a long day at work and then CrossFit, I scoop out a nickel size, rub it together in my fingers and rub it on my eyes. When I wash it off, I use the gentle cleanser for the rest of my face and it all comes off.
This gets EVERYTHING off
Angie from Chicago
I use this to get off sunscreen, waterproof make up and the days dirt and oil. It works wonders. And you can even open your eyes before rinsing. That is how gentle it is. I have an oily t zone and thought I needed to avoid oil based cleansers but this handles my t zone well too.
I Will Purchase Again
Laura E. from North Carolina
I've seen a lot of mixed reviews about this product. I am 51 with sensitive skin that is on the dry side during the colder months and normal during spring/summer. I have been using Clinique Take The Day Off for a couple weeks and my skin seems to agree with this product more than pretty much anything else I have used before (and I have tried a lot). It does a good job of removing all makeup. It goes on as a balm and transforms into something that is not oily feeling and it easy to wash off. I think a little will go a long way. I follow by using Clinique toner #1 with a couple cotton balls and my face is completely clean and ready for my nighttime moisturizer.
No cleanser else compares
Chronic Artist from Houston, TX
I have oil-cleansed for years using straight jojoba, avocado, or olive oil. Out of curiosity I started trying cleansing balms for the "rinse-ability." I tried Clinique first, then several others at various price points from drugstore to high-end. Clinique wins hands-down: no oily residue, no cloying fragrance, skin is left soft and comfortable and so clean.
BEST THING EVER
Allison from Kansas City, Mo
I went into ulta to get some makeup remover when talking to the sales woman she told me about this product since I never feel like my face is truly clean. Ever since I've used this my life is changed I have really sensitive skin so I was hesitant to buy this but I have bought 2 more so I am stocked up! so amazing I love this product.
Best makeup remover for real makeup
BettyB from Ohio
I've been using this for years. It performs miracles removing stubborn, heavy and even waterproof eye makeup. No premature aging causing scrubbing necessary. I love this stuff. It doesn't burn my eyes or blemishes.
Lu from Atlanta
This stuff takes off an entire face of makeup in 30 seconds! It's so awesome only downside is that after rubbing to get your eye makeup off you open your eyes and it makes them foggy and you can't see until you blink a few times
xstine from garden grove, ca
meh i got this during the 50% off sale and i wouldn't have gotten it if it was full price. so far i prefer a cleansing oil over a balm.
Left me dry...
SD Momma from San Diego
Had to return. And really wanted to love it as it seems to work for so many. I have oily/normal skin.
I love, love, love this product!
Fearless Nonna from AL
This is the best "take-off" make-up I have ever used. It doesn't leave your skin feeling dry, just clean!
Arin from Dallas
this melts of makeup without drying out my skin or making me break out! its it's great for sensitive skin. it gets off even the most stubborn waterproof makeup with ease.
Amazing for your skin
Stephanie from Rogers,ar
Best makeup remover I've ever had
BB from Oklahoma
It removes some makeup. Not all. I tried to remove my mascara. It did remove it but it made my eyes so foggy. I couldn't see for about 10 min!!
Save your Money
Peezy from FL
I love Clinique so this review hurts to write.
I have had to discontinue use after I notice white bumps under my eyes and on my eye lids. My dermatologist informed me that it was Milia and told me to stop using whatever makeup remover I was using and to use those Make Up Remover washable Makeup removers.
I will continue to buy this product
Jess from La California
Love this product because it goes on like butter and begins to remove all kind of make up. It's good on sensitive skin types and allergy prone skin.
Con is that it doesn't remove it entirely and you will have to use a face was to remove all the gunk.
I bought this like 1 year ago and just had to replace.
Underperforms for that price
Linda from OR
Does not fully remove eye makeup.
Was wearing illamasqua liquid liner and benefit they're real mascara.
Applied per instructions, it did smudge and smear eyeliner and mascara, however, it took a second application to remove 95% of it.
I'll find something else, this product is a bust for me.
Best. Remover. Ever!
PookieJones from Gillette, Wyoming
I use a penny size amount to get rid of EVERYTHING. Primer, foundation, powder, blush, contour, shadow, waterproof liner, waterproof mascara, matte lipstick, everything. GONE. I used to scrub my lashes off with makeup wipes trying to get the job done and wondered why my skin and lashes looked awful. This is seriously the best. And a jar lasts FOREVER! I've been using it daily for two months and have barely made a dent. It rinses off clean and doesn't irritate the skin. So worth the price, I've saved a bundle on makeup wipes already.
Best makeup remover EVER
krajuicy from IL
This is seriously the best makeup remover I've ever used. I always use waterproof mascara, and this just makes it melts off. I also have very sensitive skin and never have any issues with this product or any by Clinique for that matter. Can't recommend enough!
Tina from Chino hills
I really wanted to like this product.... It says none-drying but it dried out my skin really bad and makes if feel terrible. I gave it two stars because at least is takes off my makeup... i think you could find a better product for a lot cheaper that gets the job done and doesn't make your skin feel terrible
Seriously sensitive and blemish prone skin
Laurah217 from California
I tried using this on my entire face for the whole double cleanse craze that's got everyone all a'flutter these days . But sadly it broke me out in zits of various sizes. I did end up keeping it though because it is really good for removing eye makeup and lipstick.