Rated 4.66 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 Refuses to remove eyeliner and mascara
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!
Reviewed by 2255 customers Works fine. Other brands are better.
Tiana from Chicago, IL
I tried this as an alternative to farmacy green clean and it does not perform better. I would definitely recommend getting green clean over this. This one feels more like soap and the other feels like butter. This one also takes more scrubbing to work, and the other works faster with less product. Definitely recommend green clean over this product if you're looking for a cleansing balm.
Jadaj from ND
I keep trying other balm cleansers, but keep going back to this! It's such a great pre cleanse. It is non greasy and leaves no after film. I gave it 4 stars due to the packaging. It would be helpful to have an included scoop or another tool to get the product out without digging with your fingers.
My Favorite Makeup Remover
ZoZo from Cedar Mill
I absolutely LOVE this product. It removes my makeup better than anything I've tried in the past. And if you use it sparingly, it should last a while. I usually go in once and wash it off. Then go in a second time to remove any leftover makeup. Only "complaint" I would say, is that it doesn't smell great. It doesn't smell bad either, but don't be surprised when it doesn't smell like roses.
This stuff broke me out like crazy
kasha from Orland Park, IL
my skin was almost perfect. then i tried this stuff thinking it would help remove my makeup faster. it did that well, but not even a day later, my skin was inflamed, red, dry and flaky. ugh. i had to return. so disappointed.
Kate from Oxford, Mississippi
I bought this because it was highly recommended by a YouTube beauty influencer and because it is half the price of the Colleen Rothschild cleansing balm. I like the CR cleansing balm. I do not like this. I feel like I am applying Crisco to my face - both in texture and smell. Terrible.
Difficulty with eye makeup
UlaLaLaLa from Gainesville, Fl
I've been using this for a few months as a first cleanse remove sunscreen and makeup, when I wear it. I've had problems with getting it to remove mascara and waterproof eyeliner completely. I have to rub a fair amount at my lashes and roll my lashes between my finger and thumb to remove all of my mascara (which isn't waterproof). That is making me lose a few lashes each time I have to do it. If I don't rub the lashes enough, it doesn't come off. I've tried letting it sit for a couple of minutes, which didn't help much.
With the waterproof eyeliner, even with a lot of rubbing, the color never fully comes off. It leaves a light layer that I cannot get off (shades of greens and blues, so it isn't just skin discoloration I'm thinking is a layer of makeup). With non-waterproof liner, the balm removes it without a problem.
I was hoping this would be an HG product for me, since I like the solid consistency of the product in the jar, but I need something to get waterproof eyeliner off (it was the only eyeliners I could find that had the shades I wanted).
Silky touch < 3
anna from Las Vegas
I use this balm before my regular cleanser but even alone it helps my skin out a lot! Feels great on irritated skin and removes makeup effortlessly.
MJ from Los Angeles
The best makeup remover period. Love that it's a balm - great for travel.
10 out of 10!
Lovely Lindsay from Chicago
I use it as my first wash. I massaged to skin and remove makeup. Wash it off clean working the lather around my face. Then I follow up with my regular nightly routine.
Best makeup remover!
Hannah C from Charlotte, NC
I've been using this makeup remover for years and always go back to it! It never leaves my face greasy after I rinse it off and it really gets everything off. I'll never use anything else!
Cristina from Detroit
Constantly gets gunked up in my eyes and need to wash my eyes out after just to get some of the oily film out. Takes so many tries to remove face makeup too. Maybe balms aren't for me but ugh.
I love this product
Jinky from Florida
I'm gonna but this product again and again. I love it coz it cleanses and melt all the makeup residue that you have on your face.
Wow. It works.
Wash it off from Los Angeles
I was expecting this to be greasy, heavy, and over rated. Wow, was I wrong. This product is effective, quick, and leaves a very light hydrating feel. It removed my eye makeup so well. Thankful I got two of them during the 21 days of beauty. It was my first time trying but I figured if I didn't like it I could just give it to a friend to try. But nope I'm keeping both as these are just phenomenal for my super sensitive skin. I like that it didn't need to be rubbed so hard, actually it requires very little pressure when massaging all over the face. I'll say the worst part about this would be the first part applying it dry to your makeup face, but once water is added it becomes nice and it rinses off well. Does not leave residue behind. Also a tiny amount is needed, about half a tablespoon or so depending on how much makeup is worn, how big the face is, etc. overall highly recommend this product.
Can't live without this !
Rocketgirl from Ohio
This is the best make-up remover! This is a must have !
loveulta2020 from yelm, wa
it does remove makeup very easily. it was highly recommended to me by an employee because I have dry skin and it doesnt work for me. it left my skin feeling greasy that I couldn't even moisturize after washing my face it felt so yucky.
Mo! from Richland, WA
Seriously a little bit goes along way, I have been using the mini travel size for over over a year and I still have A bit more left and I use a lot of eye makeup eyeliner and mascara usually and i just wipe a little over my eyes let it warm up and sit for a 30 seconds and then wipe away
Cj from Georgetown
This product blew my mind the first time I tried it! It is really smooth and removes all of my makeup. In love with it, so worth it
mkh from NY
Removes makeup fine, not worth the mess left behind, clogged pores, pimples, texture ughh, abandoned after 2 uses, returning asap. Oily skin types be warned...
Beauty regime staple
Nic from Boston
Amazing for dissolving make up! I buy this over and over again - the best balm cleanser on the market, one tub lasts me six months.
Effective makeup remover
teadivamuse from Pueblo, CO
I keep coming back to this one as the first step of my evening double please. It removes even stubborn makeup effectively and rinses off better than most cleansing balm out there. Doesn't strip my dry sensitive skin either.
Stephany from Ohio
Takes my makeup right off without feeling greasy or feeling like my pores are clogged like with coconut oil. Leaves my skin feeling moisturized which is a huge plus since I have super dry skin. Definitely buying again!
Try once and love!
Find what works from Arkansas
Take about a quarter size into palm rub hands together then "massage" onto face. I rub gently over eyes(closed of course) and my face for about a minute. Then take a warm wet wash cloth and gently wipe away makeup. Sometimes I have rub a little more balm over eyelashes to remove waterproof mascara.
Needed this in my life sooner!
EGerty from Minnesota
I wear make up 5/7 days a week and this stuff is MAGIC! I have tried all make up removers and this is by far the best. I have sensitive skin too that is easily prone to breakouts and this product does a great job of cleaning ALL the make up off and not irritating my skin.
Keep coming back
Cat Ryan from Springfield, MO
I've tried tons of different makeup removers, but NOTHING gets my makeup off as effectively as this. I rub it all over my face and then wipe it off with a damp makeup remover towel or washcloth. Even my stubborn eyelash adhesive comes right off! With other makeup removers, I'm left with red, raw eyes and small bits of lash glue/eyeliner/mascara. And my skin is so soft afterwards! Tipsy me is especially appreciative lol
The best first step in a voluble wash!
Herrera from Ga
Amazing in melting off water proof makeup. Just use a dime size amount, melt in in your hands by rubbing the together... then apply all over the face. Use a small amount of water to emulsify the balm. Wipe away product... then use your daily routine.