Love it: Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil

I have never used Clinique's Take the Day Off Balm, but have only heard amazing things about it from everyone who has. Any cleanser that nourishes and not strips is a win for me, and the aforementioned balm apparently ticks all of the boxes. So naturally I was more than excited and intrigued to try the new addition to the beauty megabrand’s cleanser line up - Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil. Boasting all the benefits of the original product with the convenience of an oil base, Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil looks set to become my new go to cleanser now the temperature is dropping and my skin needs all the love it can get. One of the best ever formulas I have found for removing even the darkest of eye makeup, the lightweight, water-soluble cleanser feels oily but actually doesn't contain any oils. It does contain oil-like ingredients, though, plus emulsifiers that allow the cleansing oil to be rinsed easily once you add water (doing so turns the oil into a milky emulsion you can wash off without leaving an oily residue).
The good news is that much like the balm of the same name, Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing oil is unscented - perfect if you have sensitised skin as it will not irritate, or if you simply don't like using scented products. Another bonus is that it has been ophthalmologist tested – so many cleansing oils mess with my contact lenses, so no matter how much I love them I have to restrict their use.
Super gentle yet completely effective, this baby removes all traces of my make-up with ease (even heavy foundation and waterproof mascara), leaves my skin feeling super hydrated and doesn’t pull or tug around the eyes. It also feels absolutely delicious on the skin and is reportedly suitable for all skin types - even oily and dry complexions.
As well as being gloriously un-messy – the pump dispenser helps - it doesn't have a tendency to leave behind any residue, so even if you’ve had a bit of a late night, using it is a breeze. I’ve been using it before a cream cleanser for a double cleanse at night, and have found that even long-wearing formulas and lip stains come off in seconds. Amazing!

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil – and the other members of the new All About Oils collection – are available on counter right now. Next on my wish list is the new Deep Comfort Body Oil, which sounds like exactly what post-holiday, autumnal skin needs!


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