To balm or not to balm
Time to get back to the beauty bag and I can’t believe it has taken me this long to write about these products. Spoiler alert – I absolutely love them and wouldn’t be without them! I’ll tell you about one of them in this post otherwise this will turn into a thesis.
I’m going to get straight into it with Clinique’s Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. I started using this product so long ago I can’t even remember when I first bought it. Up until that point I was rather fearful of using any kind of balm or oil on my oily skin which is a completely incorrect notion I know, so I thought this balm was a good place to start. Not on the cheap side but you get a whopping one hundred and twenty five grams for roughly thirty euro. Considering I still have plenty in my first tub and gave a chunk for a pal to try, this is definitely value for money.
I fell in love with this balm the first time I used it. It is a solid balm which turns to oil once you apply it to your face. It is incredible for removing all kinds of makeup, even the most stubborn eye makeup. One of the things I love about this balm is that it forces you to give your face a little massage each time you use it. I apply it straight to a dry, made up face, massage all over and remove with a hot cloth. When I’m not being completely lazy I would follow that with my regular skin care routine; cleanser, serum, moisturiser. Even without a double cleanse, my skin feels clean and soft. It is fragrance free, a huge win in my book and suitable for all skin types. There is not one thing I dislike about this product and think it should be in everyone’s beauty bag!
It is great when you find a product you love and the next one is just the same. I have a lot to say about it, it’s that good, so I’ll leave it for a post on it’s own. Stay tuned.