So I finally caved and purchased a cleansing balm – Clinique’s Take the Day Off ($55 AUD). In a nutshell it was the accessibility, price point and lack of fragrance that ultimately made this one, the one I ended up taking home with me.
Generally, one of the first things I like to do when I get home is remove the junk off of my face. By junk I mean makeup, grime and oil buildup. I’ve now incorporated Take the Day Off as a pre-cleanse solution and I’m finding the whole experience quite novel and enjoyable. Honestly, there’s nothing like a cleansing facial message after a long day – now if only I could get someone to do it for me.
Take the Day Off removes everything from heavy make-up to dirt and impurities. It contains emollients and plant oil to dissolve makeup and as I’ve found out, it’s perfect for removing even the most stubborn waterproof formulas. It feels gentle and non-stripping and best of all my skin feels deeply nourished after use. The balm itself is firm and resembles lard. All you need is small amount and you’re good to go. I scoop a little of the product and rub it between my fingertips. It melts to an oil, which I then message into my skin. Once I’m done messaging I use a hot flannel to remove the balm, and viola!
Like many before me, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about incorporating a balm into my regime, but Take the Day Off seems to be doing a good job as a pre-cleanse product. While it may not be to every bodies liking it fits nicely into my beauty regime.
Have you tried a cleansing balm?Got a favourite you’d like to share. Let me know in the comments below.
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