Thank you to @clinique and @bzzagent for gifting me the @clinique Take The Day Off Charcoal Cleansing Balm ($38 for 4.2 ounces – https://rstyle.me/+tZc9Pr6QRJ9hE9ICYkBbXg)! I have stated for years that the original version of this is one of the best makeup removers on the market, so I was very excited to try it with the added benefits of charcoal!
What it claims:
🔘 Our #1 makeup remover in a silky balm formula, with Japanese charcoal to detoxify and remove excess oil
🔘 Lightweight makeup remover quickly dissolves tenacious eye and face makeup, sunscreens
🔘 Detoxifies and unclogs pores, helping clear dirt, oil, pollution, and other impurities
🔘 Transforms from a solid balm into a silky oil upon application
🔘 Cleans thoroughly, rinses off completely – without leaving an oily or greasy residue behind
I had a good feeling that this product would work, but how well it worked and how enjoyable it was to use surprised me! When they say “silky,” they mean it! The feeling is like no other I’ve used when it comes to facial cleansing products. In terms of performance, it’s excellent. I was wearing SPF, foundation, concealer, powders, mascara, eyeshadow, etc. and it took it all off! Normally, even when I think a cleanser did a great job, I’ll wake up the next morning with mascara smudges under my eyes. This morning? Nothing! Just completely makeup-free skin, with no residue, while also not feeling stripped. I highly recommend this!
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