Thursday, 10 April 2014


I have heard a lot about this cleanser and in December, I finally decided to give it a go and I'm glad I did! Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing balm does exactly that- it takes all the dirt/grit/makeup/pollution off your skin from your busy day. This is a no faff, no nonsense cleanser.

Like your perfectly fitted little black dress, it does the job, but if you want frills and extras, it won't give them to you. It doesn't have a scent to it, so if you like your cleansers to have a relaxing scent while you work them in, this won't have it.

Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing balm

That said, the cleanser balm melts like butter in your hands and makes a nice film which you massage into your face and it removes everything! Waterproof mascara, glued on lashes, eye makeup, foundations, everything just starts to detach, leaving you with soft, non stripped, clean skin. 

Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing balm

I love this when you don't feel like taking your time and just want a cleanser to quickly do it's job so you get to bed quicker- I think using it will actually be quicker than a face wipe (so no more excuses to use face wipes at night!!!), you don't need to spend time to rub your eyes like crazy to remove the makeup, it is a super quick, effective cleanser. 

Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing balm

I also love the fact that you don't have to use a muslim cloth/flannel with it, if you are in a rush, just wash it off with water and it does not leave any oily residue! 

Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing balm

All in all, I have used it from December to now (you can see I only have a couple of times left to use it) and I will always repurchase it, I think everyone should have this cleanser in their bathroom cabinet. It simply does the job! 

What are your favourite cleansers?
Have you tired this one?

Love, London Girl  xxx


  1. Ive been meaning to give this a try for a while now. I heard Tanya Burr rave about it but haven't gotten around to ordering it. I think it will be one of my next purchases, thanks for the review!

    -A | Mirror, Mirror

    1. I really think you will like it! :) It's a true staple in my bathroom cabinet, as soon as I run out of it I need to get it again cause it really works well. Happy you liked the review! xx