12.02.2014
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Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil
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6.7 fl. oz. for $27
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Face/Body Cleansers
Last Updated:12.02.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil is a lightweight, water-soluble cleanser that feels oily but actually doesn't contain any oils. It does contain oil-like ingredients, though, plus emulsifiers which allow this 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).

This cleanser is suitable for all skin types (yes, even breakout-prone) and removes all types of makeup with relative ease. The formula is fragrance-free and doesn't contain any problematic cleansing agents or other potentially irritating ingredients; however, as with any cleanser, be cautious using this around your eyes.

Just to be clear: If you're already using a good water-soluble cleanser and it's removing your makeup without much effort, you do not need to invest in a separate product like this. But if you routinely use long-wearing formulas or, for example, lip stains, Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil makes the job of removing them much easier and it can stand in for your regular cleanser.

Claims

This powerful oil dissolves all traces of makeup and impurities. Recommended for all skin types, it easily glides on and rinses off cleanly with water, leaving no residue behind.

Ingredients

Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polybutene, PEG-8 Diisostearate, PEG-12 Diisostearate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Water, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Laurate, BHT.

Brand Overview

Clinique At-A-Glance

Strengths: A few excellent moisturizers and serums; excellent sunscreens; very good cleansers and eye makeup removers; unique mattifying products; impressive selection of foundations, good concealers; some remarkable mascaras; much-improved eyeshadows, lip colors and blush formulas.

Weaknesses: Bar soaps (which can clog pores and dull skin); alcohol-based toners; unfortunate choice of jar packaging for antioxidant-loaded moisturizers.

Estee Lauder-owned Clinique launched the concept of cosmetics being "allergy-tested," "hypoallergenic," "100% fragrance-free," and "dermatologist tested." Of those marketing claims, the only one with significance is "100% fragrance-free," which, for the most part, Clinique maintains (although it does add some fragrant extracts to a few products). Unfortunately, terms like “hypoallergenic” and “dermatologist tested” aren’t regulated by the FDA and can mean anything—thus, you still need to rely on the ingredient list to tell you whether their product contains any ingredients with the potential to irritate skin.

That inconvenient fact aside, Clinique is leading the way with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art moisturizers and serums, plus some formidable makeup and more than a few excellent sunscreens. While Clinique has some products that we see as missteps for reasons discussed in their reviews, more than ever, what they offer is quite good (just have realistic expectations, as some of their claims go beyond what their products are capable of).

Turning to makeup, Clinique continues to offer a vast palette of colors and textures, especially with their enormous selection of foundations—many of which feature effective sunscreens. Without a doubt, the numerous formulas offer something for every skin type and almost every skin color—though the blushes, eye makeup and lip colors are frequently not pigmented enough for deeper skin tones.

The bottom line is that, despite a few shortcomings, Clinique is one of the most comprehensive (and comparably affordable) department-store makeup lines, and it is completely understandable why they enjoy such broad appeal.

Note: Clinique is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Clinique does not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Team.

For more information about Clinique, call (800) 419-4041 or visit www.clinique.com

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06.22.2015
Best Cleansing Oil

This is the best cleansing oil that I have ever purchased. it cleanses every traces of make up especially waterproof mascara and eyeliner ( Japan's has the strongest waterproof eyeliner and mascara), also it doesn't leave any residue. Definitely my HG cleansing Oil!!

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christine l.
06.15.2015
top product

MY SKIN IS THE BEST IT HAS BEEN AFTER USING TAKE THE DAY OFF

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pamela m.
11.28.2014
It removes makeup but stings my face

This "cleansing oil" removes makeup but it irritated my skin as well. After rinsing, my face would be bright red from the irritation. I used it for a course of 3 weeks and still reacted to the oil with red, inflamed acne spots. I also used Clean and Clear's Sensitive Foaming Facial Cleanser afterwards and it did not irritate my skin like Clinique's cleansing oil. I returned this product.

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Peter
04.15.2014
definitely a HG

i layer sunscreens,which is tough to remove at night/evening. i've used both the balm & the oil & i prefer the oil more. the oil cleanses effortlessly & never leave any greasy residue. my cleansing routine; after gently massaging the oil on dry face,i use a few drops of BiodermaSensibioH2O to emulsify,instead of water,then wipe off gently with a washcloth,splash & followed with HadaLaboMoisturizingFaceWash. this regime works with the rest of my skincare routine & my skin has never been happier.

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RT
04.10.2014
best cleanser and makeup remover

Bought this product based on this review and I'm glad I did! This cleanser removes makeup with very little product and no rubbing and tugging. I just massage it all over my face, including eyes, and rinse off. Voila! All makeup is gone! I have very oily skin and this leaves my skin feeling fresh. I will buy this product again.

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Margie A
03.12.2014
Perfect makeup remover

I used this on dry skin, massaged it over my face, and then added water to rinse. I followed with my Skin Balancing Cleanser and my skin was perfectly clean and free of all makeup. I experienced no irritation or stinging. I would repurchase!

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