Rated 4.67 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 2231 customers 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.
I needed this in my life sooner!
EGerty from Minneapolis,MN
this product is phenomenal!! I have combination dry skin thats sensitive and this product saves my night care routine! I would recommend this 100 times over.
Ekm from Az
Best first cleanse I've used so far, my skin feels baby soft
Kim from Omaha, NE
Makes my skin so soft & smooth
Best makeup remover, gently melts it away!
Heather from Bismarck, ND
I use this cleansing balm to remove my makeup. It seriously melts all of my makeup away, even waterproof eye makeup! The smooth balm gently breaks down the makeup without harsh rubbing or abrasive makeup removing towelettes. I'm a 31 yr. old woman and master aesthetician, my eye area is easily irritated by any kind of rubbing motion, it always has been, and that's also not doing any of us favors in the anti-aging department -- tugging at your skin, especially the delicate eye area! I've tried many different methods of makeup removal in the past -- towelettes, cotton rounds, cold creams, micellar water, etc.! I've found that the best method of use for me is to use this as a double cleanse and remove the balm with my super soft Makeup Eraser or Face Halo and then follow up with my favorite facial cleanser and normal nightly skincare routine!
Note: (I've heard some people say they break out or it leaves them feeling greasy!) It's meant to be used as a double cleanse! I can't stress this enough. Happy cleansing!
The best makeup remover I have ever tried!
MJ from MN
It is incredible and economical. Just a small amount takes off a day's worth of makeup. I also use Clinique's eye makeup remover that is also very gentle but effective.
It's a keeper!
Katy from Kissimmee, Fl
As part one of your double cleanse routine as product is oily initially. Great for removing eye makeup including mascara and rest of makeup on the face. Does work for waterproof makeup. Try not to open eyes while using. May dry out eyes if it gets into the eye.
vmakeup from new york
the balm doesnt feel oily or heavy on my face as i massage my skin. and the ingredients r skin-friendly so i dont worry about upsetting my skin
Love this product !
Angie from Los Angeles, CA
I am never using makeup wipes anymore! I use this product to double cleanse/ makeup remover. It's so lightweight, gets rid of all the makeup and dirt off of your face so easily and does not have a fragrance. I highly recommend this product! It didn't break out my skin and leaves me feeling super clean afterwards.
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Lauren Marie from Cape Coral, FL
It's magic, y'all!!!! Love this product so much!
Steph from Chicago
most have for removing make up! I throw a little bit of this all over my face before entering the shower at night and my make up comes right off. There is hardly any make up residue on the towel I use to dry my face, as there sometimes would be more residue with other cleansers. Additionally, my skin looks so radiant and healthy after using it and the radiance lasts until the following day. I have dry skin for reference.
destinee from houston
just use coconut oil its the same thing
Karabeara from Salt Lake City, Utah
This is one of my must haves! I love taking off my makeup at the end of the day with this. It feels so nice on skin and gets the makeup off.