May I introduce you to: The Clinique Take The Day Off Balm – Cleanser.
This baby was introduced to me by a friend whilst on holiday in July this year… and as soon as I tried it I was hooked and had to have it in my life.
It is not the cheapest of cleansers, don’t get me wrong, this was a luxury purchase for me as I do not regularly spend much on skincare, especially a cleanser. But after trying it I decided that on the way home, in Duty Free, I would treat myself. (You can buy it at Farmers in NZ, or, it is $55.00 from http://nz.strawberrynet.com/skincare/clinique/take-the-day-off-cleansing-balm/51612/?langBox=nz)
How it works:
1. (Face of Makeup) Get about 2 pea sized amounts of the balm out of the tub and rub into face using your fingers. Really get in there and smudge it all around.
2. Them move onto eyes. Rub into mascara (even waterproof) and just rub gently back and forth, you will be amazed at how well it get ALL of your eye make-up off so easily.
3. (Optional) Wet fingers and go over your face, it will turn into a milky consistency, but like a said, this is optional, I tend to just go onto step 4.
4. Wet a facecloth with HOT water, as hot as you can handle to be put on your face and gently wipe off the balm and with that, your make up.
That is it. It may take a bit longer than washing your face normally, but these steps will get it ALL off in one go. Its so easy and rather refreshing. It doesn’t leave an oily residue on your face which is a big plus! This cleansing balm has made me want to try other Clinique skincare, if only it wasn’t so expensive!
As I have not tried other cleansing balms, I an not recommend a dupe or cheaper alternative. If you know of one, PLEASE ; let me know! 🙂