CLINIQUE Take the Day off CLEANSING BALM - Everything you need to know
“Beautiful skin requires commitment, not a miracle”- Lauren Erro
Imagine this hypothetical scenario- You’ve had a super long day at work, hustling, and slaying, only to come back home to realize that you need to cook and clean before you call it a day. If it weren’t mandatory, and you had the option of doing the dishes in the morning, would you? What do you think would happen in that prolonged period of time? It would probably give rise to an infestation of germs, bacteria, and insects creeping in and making your sink their spacious abode. We apologize for this disturbing image, but we are trying to prove a point, we promise and also introduce you to a miracle product that is going to change your life forever – the CLINIQUE Take the Day off Cleansing Balm. Read on to know more.
Coming to the point, how many of you ladies are guilty of sleeping with make-up on at night regularly, or of having done it circumstantially? If your answer is yes, then you need to re-evaluate your skin care decisions. Just like the hypothetical situation stated above (obviously, not so extreme), our skin too is exposed to external irritants such as the chemicals through makeup or the environment, toxins, and the likes which give rise to many conditions and ailments. Therefore, the onus is on us to keep it healthy, balanced, and nourished.
Let us introduce you below to a popular phrase as well as an Instagram hashtag doing the rounds in beauty circles these days:
Skinvestment (n): The action or process of investing time, money, and effort into your skincare routine for your healthier skin.
We, at LadyInRoseGold, stand totally in favour of this trend, and further advocate it robustly to our readers. Ask all the fashion and beauty enthusiasts- they deem this self-care routine as a process of SELF-LOVE.
Dermatologists worldwide have agreed that it is necessary to have a morning and a night time skincare regime to retain youthful, glowing, and radiant skin. While most of them recommend a C-T-M (cleanser-toner-moisturizer) routine, they all swear by a double cleansing method for the same. But sometimes, that may not be possible. And that’s when a cleansing balm comes to save our graces. They are basically wax-textured facial cleansers that are best conducive for dry or extremely dry skin. And, what’s awesome is that they serve a dual purpose of cleaning one’s face and eliminating dirt or impurities while doubling up as a makeup remover. It may acceptably shorten the skincare process.
Since, at LadyInRoseGold, we love to talk about sustainable choices in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, we cannot be ignorant of the fact that these cleansing balms are an ecologically friendly substitute to the makeup wipes that we otherwise use. What do you think happens to them? They probably take ages to degrade and may cause much damage to our Mother Earth.
WHY WE LOVE THE CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF CLEANSING BALM?
Speaking of cleansing balms, we love the Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm. The title too, very efficaciously reminds us to cleanse our skin or remove our makeup, thereby making it very hard to forget this ritual. A subsidiary of the much larger, Estee Lauder, conglomerate, Clinique was founded in 1968 by Evelyn Lauder which was inspired by a 1967 issue of an American Vogue article, titled, “Can Great Skin be created?” This brand was then launched as the first allergy tested and dermatologically driven label, therefore, making it a pioneer of sorts. It has a diverse array of products that have been created after thorough research of skin types and ingredients solving related issues.
All their products are definitely worth the product pricing. Their cleansing balm is preferred from their lotions and oils because it is more effective, providing a deeper layer of cleansing, moisturizing, and nourishment. But the one differentiator that makes it the winner is that it removes heavy and stubborn waterproof makeup with ease, adding that extra protective oomph to your skin.
HOW DOES THE CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF CLEANSING BALM WORK?
Excellent for dry skin, the Clinique Take the Day off Cleansing Balm stays true to its claim of being a ‘lightweight makeup remover’ that ‘quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeups, sunscreens’. It completely traverses from ‘a solid balm into a silky oil upon application’. Not only is it non-greasy and recommended for all skin types, but is also ophthalmologist tested.
Equipped with an innovative and unique texture, it enhances the purification process. This smartly designed cleanser turns from a balm to oil when rubbed onto your skin, thereby permeating your base in moisture. Attributed as being lightweight and luscious, it mainly consists of safflower seed oil, which is responsible for eradicating dirt and oil, while brightening and illuminating the skin. Vitamin E is the chief skin soother and hydration agent, which gives the skin a soft and supple glow. It reduces the redness and occurrences of scars and pigmentations. Since it is free from fragrance and parabens, it opens its door to more customers, since it proves to be a safe and viable product (hello, fewer chances of breakouts and acne, right?).
You know, what is truly commendable is that not only is it affordable and of superior quality, but you also get a sufficient quantity in a tub, which can last for up to 6 months easily. To all those skeptics out there, there is no need to worry, for this is a path breaker in this field. To apply, all you have to do is to take some quantity onto your fingertips, and almost immediately, it will change its texture resembling soft oil. Rub it all over your face, including your eyelids and lashes, and you will see your makeup dissolving almost instantaneously. Gently massage and kneed it around your face and cheekbones, whilst tapping all the stress points and lines (such a whammy, for it serves our relaxing needs partially, doesn’t it?). Evocatively, it is better to use after rinsing your face with some lukewarm water, so that the makeup is emulsified. It really is a marvel because it does not generally sting or burn in the eyes. More importantly, it does not leave any oily residue behind. Instead, it makes the skin soft and satin-like.
This cleansing balm is packaged in a purple jar, which may be a little restrictive in terms of storage with regards to its life-expectancy. Since it contains plant extracts and oils; it is naturally bound to have restorative and skin-repairing properties as well. Our final verdict is that you should totally try out this balm, and we promise you will not be disappointed. Prized at $30 (INR 2,200), this cleansing balm is definitely a steal for its quantity and functionality.
ALTERNATIVES TO THE CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF CLEANSING BALM
Now, as we always do, here’s our suggested list of other alternative brands in case you cannot get hold of the Clinique Cleansing Balm:
- Yes To Coconuts Coconut Oil Cleansing Balm: Available at $10, this cleansing balm is one of the most unique and novel products which is infused with coconut extracts. This too is quite effective in removing waterproof and mascara-based makeup but is still behind as compared to the Clinique cleanser.
2. Pond’s Cold Cream Cleansing Balm: Using the classic cold cream formula, this face wash transforms into a cleansing balm/ makeup remover which provides the skin with the required hydration. It is quite a steal for $10.
3. Dot & Key Melt Away Makeup Remover Balm: Known for comprising of coconut oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, macadamia nut oil, argan kernel oil, neroli, and lime oil it easily cleans stubborn waterproof make up with drying out your skin. Not only is it marked as cruelty-free, but it also does not contain sulphates, phthalates, and alcohols, which may have adverse effects. Prized at $11, it proves to be another great cleansing option.
P.S. These alternatives are just some of our picks. There are many more feasible and noteworthy options that may be fantastic options for all skin types. In case, you’d like to recommend any, please do let us know in the comments section below. We hope this article answered and solved many of your skincare troubles.
To conclude, we would like to leave you with some motivation, “Be good to your skin. You’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life”. So, what are you waiting for ladies? Go invest in some skincare today!