Another Balm staple: Clinique Take The Day Off

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

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Another cleanser staple has been added to my routine. I've mentioned the TDDO balm before, but thought I'd give a quick review, even if it is a short one.

TDDO balm is plain white balm that has no smell. I'm guessing if we had to go for technical descriptions, it's odourless and colourless. Not much to fire you up, right? While it's not wildly exciting to look at, I've been going to this every evening for the past month since visiting the Clinique Skin Lab in Covent Garden, and I'm so happy that I finally have given it a go.

The texture of this balm is very thick, so only a little is needed to remove makeup. When I say remove makeup, I really do mean it. It was able to take off my current heaviest foundations (NARS ADLWF and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk), as well as a day's trial of Estee Lauder Double Wear with no trouble. I admit that I use a waterproof eye makeup remover, but that is because I use really waterproof mascara that would otherwise refuse to come off. I use this to loosen and take off most of my mascara and any eyeshadow I have on, before going in all over with TDDO. This takes off the rest of my makeup and mops up any eye makeup leftovers, leaving my face ready for my second cleanse.

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The fact that TDDO is a fairly greasy balm shouldn't put you off. Any blemishes I have had are hormonal I am sure. This balm is free of practically anything that could set your skin off. It's also good value for money, coming in at £22.00 for a pot of 125ml, which will last you aaages because you hardly need any each time.

If you're looking for something that has bells and whistles, and dances on top of all that, this might not be something you're interested in. This is a balm that gets its job done. If you prefer an oil, there is one in the range, as well as a eye makeup remover, but seeing as I like balms so much, this has been added to my 'Never to be without' list.

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