I've always been a fan of Clinique skincare as they do as they say on the packaging. They're simple, effective and do my skin some good.
My first taste of the Take The Day Off range was around two years ago when I started using the make up remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips. It is one of the most effective ways of safely removing waterproof mascara and stubborn lipstick, and it's safe for contact lens wearers too.
Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm | £21 buy here
Having tried the Take the Day Off make up remover for Lids, Lashes and Lips - and having loved using it for two years, I moved onto the Cleansing Milk version as I wanted something that could remove all of my make up, not just my eyes. The Cleansing Milk is fine, and I still use it sometimes now but I wanted something more.
Having recently got into using cleansing balms (I've used EH, ESPA, Neal's Yard Remedies and Omorovicza) I found out that Clinique did a cleansing balm of my beloved Take The Day Off, and I knew that I just had to have it.
When it was first released, it was really hard to get hold of. It was sold out online and whenever I went in store to Debenhams, Harvey Nics or John Lewis they were sold out too. It was as though fate wouldn't allowed me to have it.
But alas, I finally got my hands on it and I haven't used another cleansing balm since.
This balm is very soft and gentle on the skin, yet is also really effective and doesn't leave your skin feeling really dry, nor does it leave your skin feeling really oily. I have combination skin and I feel as though it leaves my skin in a moisturised condition rather than it feeling like I have loads of product on my face.
When using this balm, it turns into a milk which removes all kinds of make up and dirt from your face. It's safe to use on your eyes to remove waterproof mascara (which is does really well without ripping your eyelashes out) and it's even safe to use with contact lenses.
The price per ml, I think, is reasonable too. If you compare the Clinique Cleansing Balm to the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm (£21 for 125ml [£16.80 per 100ml] vs £34 per 100ml) then you're definitely getting your moneys worth.
Have you tried any Cleansing Balms? Whats your favourite one?