I was always a make-up wipe girl. Now I’m a cleansing balm girl.
If you had asked me a few months ago about what a cleansing balm was, I wouldn’t have had the slightest idea. I would always take my make-up off with a trusted Simple cleansing wipe. And before you say anything, yes, I know they’re extremely bad for the environment. (Around 1.3 billion wipes are thrown away each day eeek). But they did the job.
Then, whilst looking for a new cleanser, I came across Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm on a website called Look Fantastic. Look Fantastic is the holy grail of beauty websites and they stock almost every product and brand you could think of. Therefore, for Clinique’s cleansing balm to be so high up on the recommended list, I knew it had to be good. Along with some other bits, I purchased the travel size of the cleansing balm and since then I haven’t gone a single day without using it.
So what is a cleansing balm? Well, it is a cleanser which transforms from a balm to an oil when it reacts with water. Clever, huh. First, you massage the hard balm into dry skin with your fingertips. FYI, a little goes a very long way. Then add warm water and watch your stubborn make-up dissolve just like that. Finish with a warm cleansing cloth and you’ll be left with a clean, make-up free face, ready for bed. It couldn’t be easier.
The product leaves your face silky soft and it isn’t at all drying. In addition, you can use it around the eyes without the fear of sore, itchy eyes all evening. If like me, your mascara is always stubborn and you’re left with remnants that refuse to budge, then you will definitely be impressed.
It’s definitely on the pricier side, but what I’ve learned is that all great skin-care is. It sucks but healthy skin is very very important, so in my opinion, it’s always worth that extra investment. As well as being so much better for the environment, the product lasts much longer than other cleansers I’ve tried and really removes those tough bits of make-up that a wipe can’t reach. After using Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm I will never go back to make-up wipes and I hope you make the change too.
Melt away your make-up and never forget to take the day off.
Price: £25 – 125 ml & £9 – 30 ml (Start with the 30ml to see if it works for your skin)