Cleansing balms have gained serious popularity over the last year or so, but none other has had such an impact as Clinique’s Take the Day off Cleansing Balm.
The balm itself is super lightweight and works by dissolving all manner of makeup and impurities on the skin, including notoriously-hard-to-get-rid-of sunscreen.
As a solid balm in the tub, it transforms into a luxurious and silky oil upon contact with the skin, without leaving a greasy or heavy residue behind.
It removes every last trace of makeup but rinses clean and if you have oily skin and are worried about using oil: fear not. This cleanser rinses completely clean – there’s absolutely no residue left behind and it’s not greasy at all – Ruth Crilly, A Model Recommends
Why should we be using Cleansing Balms?
The art of double cleansing is gaining in popularity, and shows no signs of slowing down.
The idea behind cleansing twice, is that the first cleanse removes all makeup and impurities on the skin, while your second cleanse actually helps to work with your skin without battling through the dirt.
A cleansing balm is the perfect first step as the oils infused into it actually help to pull oil from the skin and unblock the pores. While some people worry that they can be too heavy and rich for the skin, Clinique’s is completely the opposite. The lightweight texture is unfragranced and suitable for all skin types, and over time will actually work to make your skin cleaner and healthier.