Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil Review


Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil Review


Clinique’s Take the Day Off cleansing balm is one of my favourite cleansers, it quick, easy, incredibly effective while remaining gentle to sensitive skin (you can read my review here ). I generally wear long-wearing foundation formulas such as Estee Lauder Double Wear and it removes it no problem. But the blogger in me wanted to try out the newer Take the Day Off cleansing oil version. Sali Hughes gave it a good review as did Paula’s Choice, but it’s had a more mixed response on Makeup Alley. For me, it just isn’t as good as the balm. In fact, I actually find it kind of harsh on my sensitive-combination skin. As well as it being harsh it’s not nearly as effective a cleanser as the balm version and I have to use quite a lot for it to cleanse efficiently. Now this flies directly against what Sali Hughes has written about it and highlights just how particular skin care can be. I think Sali has dry skin and isn’t sensitive so if that’s your skin type too it might work for you. 


There’s other things I don’t like about Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil. And one of the main things is the smell. While the balm version, for me, didn’t have a noticeable scent the oil definitely does and it has a chemical smell, slightly like nail polish remover. Surely that can’t be a good thing? It’s not overpowering like nail polish remover can be but I can definitely detect it. Also, if I get this near my eyes it stings same with if I accidentally get it in them. Again this never happened with balm version. Unfortunately this just doesn’t work for my skin type, and Clinique say that it should suit all types. I find it harsh, ineffective and too chemically smelling. Back to the balm for me.



Have you had better success with this than me?



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6 comments

  1. Timely review as I was planning on going for this instead of my usual Shu Uemura cleansing oil (that is comforting on the skin, and non-scented). Thanks for the honest feedback.

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    1. you're welcome! glad it's helpful. The balm is worth a try, it dissolves to an oil on the skin and is definitely one of my favourite cleansers, much better than the oil version.

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  2. Considering this is highly talked about it's surprising that it didn't really work out for you!
    Charlotte // charlottespicks.blogspot.com

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    1. yeah, the reviews are definitely more mixed on makeup alley though. wish I had looked there first!

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  3. Such a shame that it didn't work for you. I don't like the sound of the smell!

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    1. it's quite subtle but definitely there and once I noticed it I just couldn't stop comparing it to nail polish remover. Not a good comparison for a face product!

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