Since I got to New York, I ran out of my favourite Oskia Renaissance Cleanser, and seeing as it is hard to get hold of here, I was after a new cleanser. I have quite reactive skin, so wanted something that wouldn’t break me out, wouldn’t strip my skin and also give me a thourough cleanse, so I decided upon the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, as I had heard so many great things about it. It was also the last one on the shelf at Sephora, so knew it was popular.
Housed in this beautiful purple and silver container is a cleansing balm that looks a little like lard, but don’t worry it has no scent what so ever. In fact, this really is a no-frills sort of cleanser, but I actually quite like that about it. Periodically in between running out of the Oskia and buying this, I had a sample tube of the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish which unfortunately destroyed my skin in a matter of days, I broke out so badly with horrible cystic acne, that I was in desperate need of something that was kind and simple to my skin…this was that product!
I use The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil first to remove all of my make up and then use this as my second cleanse. Massaged into dry skin, this balm melts onto the skin making it easy to massage in. Once I have covered all areas of my face, I take a warm flannel to remove it which I favour as the best way to use any creamy or balm cleanser, job done!
It does a brilliant job of cleansing and removes all dirt and grime from my face easily. Even after just a couple of days use, my skin felt itself again after that horrendous break with the Liz Earle. My skin felt restored, calm and clean. It in no way strips the skin at all as it is very gentle and would therefore be suited to all skin types, especially thoses with sensitive skin who are worried which products to use on their skin. This is just fuss-free good old cleansing at its best and I love it!
A 125ml pot will set you back £21 in the UK – link, or $28.50 in the US – link. You only need a little too, so I can see this lasting a while!
Have you tried this? What are your favourite cleansers?
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