Hello my lovely ladies! Todays post is going to be a little different I am going to be doing my first product review like EVER so Im pretty excited about this. Today we are going to be talking about a Clinique Product called Take The Day Off Balm. For those of you who don’t know what this stuff is it is basically cooled oil that starts out solid but as you rub the product onto your face it instantly turns liquid. (So yes your basically rubbing oil all over your face ha)I am going to make this as honest as I can get. I am not so sure about this stuff. There are things I like about it a lot, and there are other things I am not so sure of. So I’ll start with the positives first.
This is not a sponsored post these are all my own genuine opinions.
- It works
I am not kidding when I say this, I have NEVER found a better make up remover that literally strips your face of all make up. no residue what so ever. it even works with stubborn mascara. I have finally found the holy grail of make up remover. It’s incredible and it is fun to take of your make up cause you end up looking like a greasy raccoon. (which is super funny to me and I don’t understand why haha!)
2. It Does Not Irritate My Eyes
This is a big thing for me, there is NOTHING worse than taking your make up off and being punished by your eyes for living the glam life. Its honestly rude. But we all know that when we get make up remover in our eyes we pay for it, mine turn red and they BURN and its the worst ha! Even using specifically eye make up remover still hurts my eyes. So when I first used this stuff I was very impressed that when I was really working to get that mascara off this make up remover was not hurting my eyes at all. It was almost like a miracle.
3. It’s a quick process
What I mean by its a quick process is I have my nighttime de caking method down to a science that takes me MAX 7 minutes. We all have those nights where we just flat out don’t want to take our make up off, because A we are lazy and just want to lay there, B you cant stop binge watching Grey’s Anatomy, you have to make sure they get the tumor out, or bed is just bae and nothing in the world is gonna change that. I get it i’ve been there but I also know how mad my skin gets in the morning if I don’t take my make up off. So, that being said my night time routine is a breeze and I can instantly get back to being cozy in bed. Since this stuff is make up remover on steroids it quickly breaks up that thick make up and removes it completely from your skin. Than all you do is wash your face and finish up and boom you are done! quick & painless(literally).
4. It does not leave my face feeling greasy or dried out
I was actually super impressed with this stuff in that aspect. Since the product is oil based I was terrified I would be a slick greasy mess after using it but to my surprise I wasn’t. Your face does feel a little oily as soon as you take your make up off, but than after you wash your face and get off the excess oil and product my face feels happy and moisturized.
Aaaand now onto my only one concern.
I can’t tell if using this product is making my skin better or worse. Sometimes I’ll wake up in the morning with fresh skins with no blemishes and I think wow this stuff is a miracle! or there are other days where I wake up and notice my skin looked WORSE than it did before and I’m left wondering what happened! I have oily skin, so when I learned that this stuff was an oil make up remover I was a little on edge. But I had seen a lot of people rave about how good it was so I wanted to give it a try. I like this stuff, I think it is an awesome product and the idea behind it is genius. I just can’t tell if this is doing more harm to my skin than good. I will try to use less of it and see how it works. Or maybe only use this when I have a full face of makeup and not just a light amount. I am not willing to give up on this product, I like it to much. So I will continue to use it and also keep you guys updated.