This is seriously good and I was literally blown away when I used it last night.
I cleansed, applied a small amount on my fingertips and massaged it on to my face focusing on the dry and flaky areas. Within seconds I found that the gel bound to the dead skin cells and immediately formed little lumps of dead skin. Yes actual little lumps. After I washed my face, I didn’t feel like it had stripped my skin and my face felt noticeably smoother. 24 hours later and I haven’t had any reaction to it.
I have never used an exfoliator which has been this effective at literally lifting the dead skin off my face.
How it works:
The gel works by specifically targeting the cornified skin layer (dead hardened skin) dissolving and removing the dead skin cells.
As a general rule I do not use abrasive exfoliating scrubs and this is the perfect alternative. I am astounded at how effective and gentle it is. I stumbled across this in this month’s You Beauty Box as a sample and I’ve already ordered the full sized bottle at Cult Beauty for £22.00.
Big thumbs up!
I have been using Clinique’s Take the Day off Cleansing Balm for the past 5 months on a daily basis. I love this product and it’s my current favourite cleanser that removes all my makeup including waterproof mascara in an easy and gentle way. It’s fragrance free and is suitable for my sensitive skin.
I take the balm on my fingertips and massage it gently on to my face. Initially it has a wax-like consistency but once it’s on the skin it dissolves which means you can massage it on to your face. Nice if you have a bit of time and enjoy a mini facial massage! I also apply the balm to my eye area and have found that it is extremely effective at removing waterproof mascara. I just lightly tap the product on to my eyes-no rubbing (please!) and voilà the mascara melts! Added bonus- it does not sting my eyes.
I then take a warm flannel and wipe everything off. It literally takes the day off and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. Plus the use of the flannel helps to exfoliate my skin. Yippee!
Why I love Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
I think this is one of the best cleansers on the market as I only have to lightly massage the balm in to my skin and eye area and it removes everything – it does all the work so I don’t have to. I loathe using cleansers where I have to sit there and continually rub and scrub at my poor face. Invest in a good product like this and you won’t have to.
Also a little goes a long way- after 5 months of use there is still loads left in the tub so this is a great skincare investment.
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Polyethylene, Peg-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Water, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol.
Could it be for you?
I think the balm would be suitable for pretty much everyone. I suffer from sensitive skin and I don’t feel a burning sensation or break out when I use this. It is fragrance free so unlikely to irritate your skin and is also mineral oil free.
Available to purchase online at Boots, Debenhams and John Lewis.