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Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm 125ml

4.7 of 239 reviews


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Gentle cleansing balm formulated to effectively remove eye and face makeups.

  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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Most Helpful Positive

Best Makeup Remover


I have been buying this product for 1-2 years now. I absolutely love it. It removes all makeup in a gentle way. I usually do a quick cleanse afterwards but that is all you need. I truly believe this has helped me to keep breakouts under control as no makeup left behind.

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Makeup remover


this makeup remover gets all your excess makeup off! even mascara!
  1. Best Makeup Remover


    I have been buying this product for 1-2 years now. I absolutely love it. It removes all makeup in a gentle way. I usually do a quick cleanse afterwards but that is all you need. I truly believe this has helped me to keep breakouts under control as no makeup left behind.
  2. Soooo good


    I wear makeup everyday and this stuff is the goods! Definitely a must have
  3. Laughed a


    My friend recommended me to try this saying it takes every bit of mascara off the first time. so I bought a small one. After using it the first time I was completely sold, I had no make up residue. although, I do recommend putting moisturizer on after which should be the case. I makes your skin feel extremely tight.
  4. Love it!


    I wasnt sure about this product but gave it a shot and its so good! Melts off all my makeup from the day and leaves my skin feeling very clean. I use it as a pre-cleanse.
  5. Best oil cleanser - effective and gentle


    I wasn't sure about using this as I don't like oil on my face but it honestly melts away make up and most importantly, zinc-based sunscreen, easily. I use this as a pre-cleanse. Love it.
  6. Fab makeup remover


    I love this stuff a little goes a long way and makes your skin feel great afterwards and removes make up will ease
  7. Great everyday cleanser


    I love this cleanser for removing make up and deeply cleaning my skin. I use it daily as the first step of my two step cleansing routine.
  8. Leaves my skin so clean!


    This is an awesome cleanser. It removes all traces of make-up so easily and leave my skin feeling so soft and clean. I would highly recommend this product!
  9. So good


    Melts off all my makeup so well. I only need to use once Because it does the job on the first go! Doesn’t feel too harsh on my skin which is great too!
  10. Very nice


    I really like this cleanser. It’s very creamy and non drying
  11. Yields a lot


    Cleans very well and leaves no residue on the skin. Without doubt the best makeup remover I've ever used. Ah, a lot of product comes in the package and just needs a little bit per use!
  12. I cannot live without


    This is my absolute holy grail. I take the majority of the makeup off with a cleansing wipe, then use this, and it breaks down every little bit of makeup with absolutely no dryness or skin irritation.
    I use Estée Lauder double wear, and this is the only thing strong enough to make my skin clean after wear.
    I cannot live without, and it lasts for so long, I only repurchase every 6-9 months.
  13. Can't imagine life without it


    This is so easy to use! I use it everyday and it doesn't dry out my skin. Have been using for 5 years!
  14. Great remover


    This cleansing balm easily remove my make up. A little goes a long way. This is definitely one of my favourite makeup remover.
  15. The Best Cleansing Balm!


    Perhaps this balm does not need any introduction, it has been a cult favourite for so long and I can understand why. It takes your make up effortlessly, no rubbing required. It is very gentle and sensitive skin friendly. I have purchased this for so many times and I will continue to repurchase it. This will be a forever favourite!
  16. Best cleanser


    I have been using this cleanser for years and it is my number one skincare product.
    it just melts off make up easily and quickly and is great for a first cleanse
  17. Makeup remover


    this makeup remover gets all your excess makeup off! even mascara!
  18. Holy Grail of Cleansers


    This really is my HG for a first cleanse - takes off all makeup, feels lovely and silky on the skin and a little goes a long way.
  19. A MUST HAVE!


    I had heard about this product raved by influencers on Youtube and thought it must be like every other makeup remover until I received a deluxe sample of it. The biggest time saver! I would always refrain from using waterproof mascara daily because the removal process caused me to tug at my eyelashes and delicate skin around the eyes to get it all off but this product allows you to remove EVERYTHING gently. A little goes a long way so will last a long time too!
  20. Worth the Hype


    I have been reading/watching reviews of this product for the longest time.. I thought it can't possibly be worth the hype but it really is. For many years I had been using the Body Shop cleansing balm and though how could anything beat this, balm to milk, gets all the makeup off and doesn't upset my oily dry sensitive skin. My issues with that product, bit heavy and the scent are all solved with this. You need the smallest amount and it keeps working into your skin. Then you add water and its the perfect milky cleanser. I think me and take the day off might be in a longterm relationship :)
  21. Intense removal


    Really does get rid of all the makeup on my skin with just one application
  22. Gentle and effective


    Great alternative if you find normal cleanser too harsh and drying. Great at removing eye make up no need to rub them. Love how it easily takes off any heavy make up with me having to rub vigorously. Removes every trace of makeup including long wear foundation
  23. Would give 5 stars if it wasn't so pricey!


    I absolutely love this balm for removing my makeup before cleansing. I find it isn't drying and is really effective at getting everything off! I just wish it wasn't so expensive. It is difficult to justify spending $50-60 for something that gets washed down the drain. If you can afford then definitely give it a go!
  24. Great makeup remover


    This is a great makeup remover. It feels lovely to use and I think the pot will go quite a long way. Like some of the other reviews, I do follow up with another cleanser but that is more for treatment of my acne than feeling like this product hasn’t done a good enough job. A huge plus is that it doesn’t sting your eyes!
  25. Prefer this over wipes


    I love using this over using makeup wipes since makeup wipes leave my skin irritated after constant wiping. This is alot more softer and more gentle on my skin.
  26. Holy grail make up remover


    This is by far my favourite make up removing product! I've tried a number of different ones but keep coming back to this one and I personally think it's worth the price.
    My skin always looks best after removing my makeup with this then cleansing with my clarisonic. There's never a hint of foundation left on my clarisonic brush so you know the balm is doing it's job!
  27. great for removing makeup


    great for removing all the makeup of your skin, however is super messy to remove the balm as its super oily, defs recommend using something like halo remover pad to remove the balm. does leave oily skin a little oily but can be washed off with warm water
  28. Love!


    I'm so glad I found this! Makes taking off makeup and dirt such a breeze. Its silky smooth, face feels clean and soft after. Will be buying again.
  29. Amazing make-up remover


    When I first tried this product I was a little confused at the formulation - but now after using it - WOW. It takes off make-up so quickly and easily. Absolutely love it.
  30. Really Takes Everything OFF!


    The Clinique Cleansing Balm comes in an elegant purple hard plastic jar with a sturdy silver screw off lid.
    The balm itself is a waxy texture and has no scent at all.
    The solid wax melts instantly upon contact with skin! It was incredibly easy and gentle to smooth and rub on my face.
    Best of all-it rinses off effortlessly upon contact with water! No waxy,oily residue left on skin at all!
    I used a cotton bud soaked with toner after using this to remove any remaining makeup -the cotton bud showed up totally white.
    This cleansing balm took off all my foundation, sunscreen and waterproof mascara! Not a trace was left at all.
    I am incredibly impressed with this cleansing balm and will definitely buy again.
    It is so long lasting too as only a tiny amount is needed each application.
  31. Removes all makeup


    This balm is so good for removing all makeup! Doesn't irritate the skin, smells so nice and the formula is great!
  32. Forever a staple


    I just cannot live without this product. I haven't found anything as good as this balm for makeup removal. I lather it all over my face, including the eye area and gently massage to loosen and remove makeup. Then wipe it off with a warm soft cloth or facial wipes. One time that i skipped this step, I found that makeup residue was still on my face, hence not clean enough. Do yourself a favour, make this product a cleansing staple.
  33. Gets off really stubborn makeup


    I originally received a sample pot of this and loved it so purchased. It just really gently melts off ALL your makeup, and feels nice while you massage it in. I'm not usually a Clinique fan but this is an excellent product.
  34. Effective cleanser


    Easy to use and effectively removes makeup, love that it is fragrance free like all Clinique products. It is quite expensive though.
  35. Good for first cleansing step


    I liked the texture of the product, didn't feel too heavy and was great for removing makeup easily. Felt nice on my skin. Only thing is its not the cheapest for the amount you get, but if you can afford it its a great cleanser for step 1 of your routine.
  36. Best solution for makeup removal


    This balm is brilliant for removing makeup at the end of the day. I found it must be used on dry skin to ensure it works well. I always follow with a gentle milk cleanser so it is not a one-step solution but it works brilliantly at removing all makeup and not giving a "stripping" or tight feeling which I hate. Not a lot of product is needed and can remove (almost) all traces of waterproof eye makeup while still being gentle.
  37. Makes my vision blurry and my eyes water!


    Amazing balm, first cleansing balm I have used and don't want to go back. Only thing is it makes my eyes water after removing mascara and sometimes my vision goes blurry... hoping that is normal!
  38. Not what I expected


    I was keen to try it on my skin. Sadly I was unimpressed I found I needed a large amount of the product to work into my skin and my skin was left feeling over oily and the makeup was not removed. Do not recommend
  39. Works a treat, great value


    I can't believe how long this product has lasted me! Only a small amount is needed, and it takes off all traces of make up when paired with a warm flannel. I can see myself using this forever.
  40. Great cleaning balm


    This cleaning balm is one of the best I have used. It is fragrance free so won’t irritate the skin. It rinses clean without any residue. It removes every trace of makeup on the face. Recommend for every skin type
  41. No oily residue!


    I purchased this cleansing balm in a set or else I wouldn't have bought it at the RRP price! It removes all of my makeup off completely but I find it's easier to remove with a face halo/microfibre cloth. I found that my skin cleared up a bit after using this as I was cleansing much more effectively than using a makeup wipe. I'm not sure if I would repurchase at the full price but definitely worth it if you have the money!
  42. Great to use in the shower


    This gets everything off! Love how I can just apply it in the shower and it gets all makeup off pretty quickly with no scrubbing. Only issue I have is that there is some residue left over so you do need to cleanse properly afterwards.
  43. It does take the day off!


    Like it so much! I don't use it every day, only on days I wear heavy makeup. found it best keep in the shower, apply, and then rinse it off. so convenient that way.
  44. Really loved it but too expensive


    I really love this balm, it did a really great job at taking all of my foundation off and waterproof eye makeup. It never irritated my skin either and always had my skin feeling soft and moisturised afterwards unlike most make up removers. My main issue was that for the price, I went through it waaaay too fast and so I feel like I would not buy it again as it is too expensive for how long it lasts.
  45. Great Cleansing Balm


    This cleansing balm is a no muss no fuss kind of balm. It removes makeup extremely well. This doesn’t leave any residue on the skin and doesn’t break me out. Love this product.
  46. Worked well


    I received a sample of this and found it took makeup off quite well and makes a great initial cleanse in winter. I prefer the Omorovicza thermal balm or drunk elephant slaai cleansers however this does well also.
  47. Gentle remover but can feel greasy


    I like this product for removing heavy eye makeup. It feels more gentle on the skin around my eyes and my lashes than rubbing with cotton pads. However I don't like to use it to remove foundation on my skin as it feels greasy/oily. I have adult acne so I prefer to avoid adding the extra oil to my face.
  48. Great for removing waterproof make up


    I have combination to oily skin and I use it mostly to remove my eye and lips make up. Work great in the shower!
  49. Good different


    This is really different to other make up removing products I've used. I like the feel of massaging it into my face - the balm warms into a really nice feeling oil on your face. It does seem quite effective at removing make up. I don't wear very heavy make up but I think it would be quite effective. It is also nice to not have to rub off eye make up with a cotton pad. The whole process seems a lot more gentle.
  50. One of the best cleansing balms ever


    ​I have been using this product for a while and it is my go to for removing eye, lip and face makeup. I apply it directly onto my face by massaging it in, rinse off with water and the makeup comes off instantly. For my oily/combination and acne prone pre menopausal skin I do not find it greasy at all and the balm leaves my face not dry but so soft. The jar also last a while, so you get your money's worth​. This balm is most highly recommended.
  51. Lovely


    I've only used this product twice, because I really was over the stripping feeling of makeup wipes but I think it's a great product for removing a full glam look or even just an everyday makeup look, which is great! It is quite thick and oily but you really dont have to use much to remove the makeup and after one cleanse the thick butter feeling is gone afterwards
  52. Leaves face oily after use


    I use this product to remove sunscreens and it does the job. However I am a bit reluctant to give it a 5-star as I don't like how it still feels oily on my face after the wash. The smell of the product is not very nice either.
  53. Love love love this product!


    Never has my makeup come off so easily. A small amount of this balm can remove a nights worth of makeup in minutes. It’s very gentle and feels really nice to rub into my skin. I was worried it would leave an oily residue as the balm turns into an oil when rubbed on skin, but it washes off nicely leaving my skin smooth and clear. I purchased a tub of this 6 months ago and have only just finished it - a little goes a long way!
  54. How have i not heard about this sooner!!


    This takes your makeup off instantly and your entire face - waterproof and all. I apply a think layer on the tips of my fingers, rub it in, then go into the shower to rinse off. Can get messy if you dont use wipes (if you arent going in the shower) but still by far the best product I now own.
  55. Great product


    So fantastic. It breaks down very little bit of makeup. Super gentle and soft!
  56. A Must Have


    This product is just the best!! Takes everything off as promised, its gentle on my sensitive skin. Love it.
  57. Does the job, but?


    This makeup remover does the job (melts your makeup away), but I don’t think I’d purchase it again. I love the packaging and I really wanted to love it but I found it left my skin very oily (I have dry skin). For the price, I’d just prefer to do 2 rounds of cleansing with my face cleaner or use a cleansing oil.
  58. Melts Make Up


    I love this product because it is a simple balm that you can use on your eyes and face to melt all make up away. This one is my go to product after a day of wearing a lot of make up. I use it purely as a make up remover though and always follow up with a cleanse.
  59. The best double cleanser!


    I love this - there's no scent and it removes all of my makeup. This is a no-nonsense product and I love it for that. It's definitely a must-try, especially if you are new to double cleansing. It works great on my oily, acne-prone skin and has definitely helped to clean my skin without over-stripping it of its natural oils.
  60. Best Makeup Remover


    I love this stuff. I have repurchased before and will continue to do so. I am not even tempted to try anything new because this ticks every box for me. It is very effective at removing even stubborn makeup yet is gentle and non-irritating. I use it every day and it doesn’t cause any congestion in my skin ( I do use a cleanser afterwards though ) The only draw back is it can be easy to use more than you need to and therefore use up the product quicker than necessary but that is more user error on my part. It seems expensive for the size of the jar but if you are careful to use the correct amount it actually lasts a really long time.
  61. MAGIC


    Honestly amazing, I am a person who wears a huge amount of makeup daily and this is a godsend it is utterly amazing at removing makeup.
  62. Melts makeup off


    A beautiful, buttery cleansing balm that effectively takes makeup off. Great first step in double cleansing. My only hesitation is sticking my fingers in the pot every time I use it.
  63. Like it


    This is a great makeup remover, and a great cleanser even if you don't have makeup on. I like to gently rub the balm/oil into my skin for a minute
  64. Great makeup remover


    Not a fan of the jar packaging for hygiene reasons but the product works really well to remove every bit and every kind of makeup. Easy to carry around while travelling. Little goes a long way.
  65. miracle in a jar


    This cleansing balm is most literally a miracle in a jar. It works so well taking makeup off and somehow also manages to leave the skin smooth and soft
  66. Perfect to use in the shower


    I use mine in the shower because I'm a shower at night person and it works well on touch makeup where my ordinary cleanser doesn't suffice. I'm not sure if it's intentional or a coincidence but I really dig the packaging. The chrome finish lid acts as an awesome mirror when you're in the shower so once you apply it you can check to see if it got rid of all your makeup. I also use this one top of my ordinary cream cleanser as I have oily skin.

  67. beautiful product goes a long way


    i bought this after a girlfriend had raved about it . i was tossed up between this and the alpha but this had more prodct and a better price

    and i am so glad i bought it i use it everyday and after 6 weeks of using it every night there is still so much product in the tub what great value

    my skin feels gorgeous after using this. i use it as first step to remove my make up then i follow with a cleanser
    will definitely re purchase

  68. A staple


    I got this product after seeing Patricia Bright mention it - wow. It melts off evvvvverrrryything. I use this as step one in my cleansing routine in the evening and follow it up with a second cleanse with either the lactic acid cleanser from Skinstitute or the Drunk Elephant Jelly Cleanser. Double cleansing is life changing <3
  69. Amazing but costly.


    This melts makeup and dirt off your face really well but does cost a bit. I also find I still want to wash my face well with a foaming cleanser afterwards to feel properly clean.
  70. Great!


    Fantastic product and works really well at removing every bit of your makeup! Makes night time routine so much easier! Smells nice too
  71. love it


    This cleansing balm is absolutely outstanding ! It exceeded my expectations and I honestly wasn’t expecting it to work so good. I have never come across a more gentle to skin and moisturising makeup remover than this ‘ it smells amazing and I could talk about how much I recommend it for days on end ! Although it took a lot more than just that to get off all of my excess makeup but that’s always expected. 10/10
  72. works great


    I was lucky enough to receive this as a free sample with an order and fell in love! it is the perfect consistency, takes off all makeup (including pesky waterproof mascara) with ease and doesn't clog my pores. It also just feels so gentle and nourishing on the skin and you only need the smallest amount!
  73. Good makeup remover


    I really enjoyed using this it isn’t what I would normally go for. Took my makeup off really well and left me skin feeling very soft.
  74. One of the Best


    I had been on the hunt for a new cleansing balm as it’s my favourite first cleanse of an evening. I had seen a lot of hype about this product and was skeptical but purchased to judge for myself. I loved it from the first time I tried it, the consistency is perfect, you only need a small amount and it turns into the best milky cleanser when you add water. My skin loves it, no breakouts and doesn’t clog my pores


    This product is amazing at removing full coverage make-up!!
    The only issue I have is that is is super overpriced!!!
    There are much more affroable cleansing balms on the market!
    Banila Clean It Zero does the exact same thing for a fraction of the price.
  76. Great first step to cleansing


    As I wear a full face of long wear make up every day, I find this a great first step to loosen my makeup before using a foam cleanser to ensure no traces of makeup are left.
  77. Great


    Great eye make up remover, removes things that don't budge
  78. Lovely texture and result


    This balm is beautiful to apply and takes your makeup no problem. Does exactly what it says and leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated. I’ll buy it again when my current tub runs out.
  79. So easy to melt makeup


    In love with this cleansing balm! I don't know how, but the balm magically melts into an oily texture to melt my makeup. It's super easy so I don't have to tug at my skin. There is no greasy residue left behind after using this.
  80. magic makeup remover


    I wear a lot of eye makeup (shadow, glitter, large wing liner, mascara, lashes) and a makeup wipe or a wash clothe just doesn’t cut it. This stuff is magic. Rub it on my eyes for a few seconds and it’s like I never had any eye makeup on! Never raccoon eyes the next morning either which means it gets everything off the first time
  81. melts on the skin


    it is very good to remove heavy makeup. it is even tough on thick macaras and eyeliners and removes them very easily without breaking my eyelashes.
  82. Gentle, cleanses well, no residue.


    I've just started using this cleansing balm, and I love it. It cleanses really well, and my face felt very clean after, with no residue - which was amazing! I didn't even need to wipe my face with a washcloth. The thick balm turns into an oil like consistency when you start rubbing it in and then nice and creamy when you add water. I love that it's not fragranced (even if this makes it less of a luxury nighttime experience), and its very gentle, no stinging my eyes :)
  83. No smell


    I love that this oesnt have a smell, it appears hard but once you mix with water and warm with your hands it glides on easily to remove even waterproof mascara. love it
  84. The best makeup remover


    I used to use dermalogicas pre cleanse however I severely disliked how most of the product would run through the cracks of your fingers before you even got a chance to rub it into your face - Cliniques take the day off makeup remover is not only cost effective to use as you don’t waste half the product but it does an amazing job at melting and removing makeup :)
  85. Did not love this


    I bought this wanting to love it, but didn't. It felt greasy on my face and I broke out after using it for a few days.
  86. Hmm..


    I'm not sure about this one. I do like the way it takes my makeup off however when I put it on the skin i expect an oily consistency, however I feel that it just evaporates the second it's on my face and I end up scrubbing my face because it's not slippery enough. I really wanted to like it ..
  87. This will remove EVERYTHING


    If you wear a lot of makeup like me, this product is calling your name.

    It breaks down my makeup SO quickly, and cuts through even waterproof makeup and lash glue residue that's left on my lashes.

    It works effectively and cuts my makeup removal time in half. I always buy this when I can afford!
  88. Great cleansing balm


    I purchased the mini size to try out and see if it's worth the hype and it definitely removes your makeup well but.... I don't know how I feel about an oil cleanser. This was my first time trying a balm cleanser that is oily and I'll say that I'm not really a fan. If the price was cheaper, I'd probably purchase again but it's just too expensive for what it's worth. I'd rather just double cleanse with a regular cleanser. It is a very good cleanser though, just not worth the price tag
  89. Game changer


    I love this product - it removes all makeup and leaves me with super soft skin. I have combination skin and was worried about breaking out as this was my first go at oil cleansers. I received a sample of this product and purchased the large size immediately because I was so impressed.
    I previously used harsh makeup removers (most of which contained alcohol) but this is such an effective and gentle way to remove makeup.
  90. so effective


    This is so goood. I can defiantly notice a difference in my skin condition after a few days. I used to use wipes (and I knew I shouldn’t be) after telling a staff member in a beauty store that she suggested I use this. She showed me how to use it in store. So simple. Get some on your dry hands, rub on your face, wash off with warm water. All make up gone. Skin does not feel rough or hard as it used to from wipes. Love it. It will be all I use now. Do yourself a favour and try it.
  91. Gets all the makeup off


    This is a great cleanser to get all the makeup off! However, I don’t think it was easy to rinse of the residue because sometimes I would break out from this product. Definitely worth a try though.
  92. Love the balm-style cleanser!


    This is a great cleansing balm! I love the way it breaks up my makeup really easily. It doesn't leave any residue on the skin like other oils. It's super convenient packaging for travel, because unlike cleansing oils, you aren't worried it's going to spill.
  93. What a time saver!


    This is a fantastic product. Makeup is easily removed and skin is left feeling fresh and moisturised. Would definitely buy again
  94. Best make up remover balm


    I love this product been using it for years now, I have acne prone skin and it doesn’t cause any breakouts, removes my makeup in a single wash and makes my face feel soft and fresh. I do however also use a cleanser afterwards as I believe in double cleansing.
  95. Really cleans my skin


    Skin just feels super clean after using this cleansing balm. I tend to use it every second day as it dries my skin out a bit.
  96. Gentle and takes off all my makeup


    I use this to double cleanse my skin - first I will massage the cleansing balm into my face and follow up with a foaming cleanser. This balm is very gentle and doesn't sting my eyes when I remove my eye makeup. I highly recommend.


    I wish I knew about this sooner ! Why is it not spammed everything. Easily balm/coconut oil texture that once you apply, gets greasier.. I wear Estee Lauder Double wear makeup (heavy and hard to rmeove) I applied this and rubbed into my face then hopped into the shower and BAM! Everything came off so easily. Even my waterproof mascara. Will forever be buying this. Best makeup remover. NO wipes needed
  98. Essential


    This is by far my favourite makeup remover! I leave it on for a couple minutes before taking it off with a microfiber cloth and everything comes off easy. I wouldn't recommend to remove eye make-up though, I find that it makes my vision a little blurry and it is really easy to get in your eyes
  99. Truly takes the day off


    This product works amazing it really dissolves all your makeup away. Also great around the eye area!
  100. The only balm you'll need!


    This is my holy grail product to remove my make up for sure. You don't need much product and it lasts a while!
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