Removing your make up on a night is such an important step, be it a boring laborious one, especially if it's late. Lets face it, we all have those days where you weigh up just leaving your make up on and jumping into bed, VS going through the whole make up removal process. Luckily since Christmas my routine has been eased by the arrival of my new holy grail cleanser, the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm.
Ok, I'm about to shock the whole Beauty Blogging community so hold onto your hats! I tried a sample of the infamous Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm a year ago and I really didn't like it (and breathe). I just found it way too greasy for my skin. So that kind of put me off the whole cleansing balm trend, I was more than happy with my Bioderma.
Fast forward 6 months and after hearing so many good things about the Clinique version from my friend Grace, I decided to add it to my Christmas list. Long story short, Santa came through and I am one very happy girl, my skin is too.
Lets get down to business! If you're unsure what a cleansing balm is, it's basically a solid balm that you apply to dry skin and turns into an oil upon contact to the skin. This particular balm is lovely, it's unscented so it's prefect for sensitive skin and removes make up like a dream. I massages a small amount onto my dry skin and as it starts to dissolve your make up, it turns into a creamy milk. You can use a muslin cloth to remove it, but I like to just splash my face with lukewarm water.
One thing I really love about this cleanser is that it's so gentle to the skin, you can really work the product into your lashes and it doesn't sting or irritate your eyes. It also doesn't leave an oily film on your skin, but your skin still feels soft and hydrated afterwards. Which for me is really important for my combination skin. This tub contains 125ml, which for the price, £22, is really good considering the Emma Hardie one only has 100ml of product and costs £34. A little really does go a long way. Plus the packaging is cute and sturdy, I can't recommend this cleanser enough!
Have you tried this cleanser? If not what's your go-to make up remover?