Clinique Take the Day Off Balm

Earlier this year, I blogged about my discovery of cleansing balms. I had started using Trilogy Make Up Be Gone and it was a total game-changer. Taking off make-up at the end of the day can be pretty tiresome but this gorgeous little balm made all that so much easier. It also lasted really well as I only finished the 80ml pot just before the start of summer. Since I love trying new products, I decided to look for something different (but similar!) to replace it. I ended up with Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm.


Both products work in the same way; you have this solid balm that melts in to a luxurious oil upon application. As you massage it in to your skin, it starts to lift off the make-up. You then use a face cloth or cotton pads to rinse off the excess.

I feel like this is a thicker balm than Trilogy’s but I also find that it leaves some residue even after rinsing and I have to scrub my face a little to completely remove all traces. It’s effective nonetheless and my skin is left feeling fresh and clean afterwards.


Take the Day Off retails at €29 which is that little bit more than its Trilogy counterpart but at 125ml, the pot is a lot bigger so ultimately it works out as better value. Both products work very well but if I had to choose, I think I would go with Trilogy’s Make Up Be Gone. It’s made with more natural ingredients, it feels lighter and it’s that bit easier to remove. I still like and will continue to use Take the Day Off while I have it but when it’s finished, I’ll either go back to Trilogy or try another brand (and knowing me, it would more than likely be the latter!).


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