I’ve heard about Clinique’s Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm for a while, but never got around to trying it. Then when IT Cosmetics sent me their new Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm — and fell absolutely in love — I knew I had to get the Clinique one and compare them. So I did just that…can you guess which one was better?
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup VS Clinique Take the Day Off
Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm
This is a lightweight makeup remover that goes from balm to oil to milk to melt away every trace of eye and face makeup and sunscreen. It’s made to suite all skin types — from sensitive to oily. For the price you get 3.8 oz.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm
This Bye Bye Makeup is a revolutionary, three-in-one cleanser, purifying makeup remover, and anti-aging serum that will help you achieve better looking skin. It’s made to suite all skin types — from sensitive to oily. For the price you get 2.82 fl oz and it smells heavenly — I’m horrible at describing scents, but it’s a lemony smell.
Comparisons = Which is Best?
I used them, side by side, for about a week — one on the left side of my face and the other on my right. I got a really good feel for how these perform and the differences between them.
The consistency of both cleansing balms are very similar, with that solid yet soft formula — much like coconut oil. There is a slight difference between the two, though. I found the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup formula to be a lot softer and smoother. The Clinique Take the Day Off was more solid and took just a bit more work to warm it up and completely turn it to liquid. The IT Cosmetics’ one was almost the instant you touched your face.
These products perform very similarly! I mean, so close it was almost hard to tell a difference when I rinsed them off my face. But I did notice that Clinique’s Take the Day Off cleansing balm got my face a touch cleaner. If I had a stubborn mascara or eyeliner on, the side that I used the Clinique one would be just a bit more makeup free than the IT Cosmetics. But, seriously, it was VERY close!
There aren’t many other differences to mention except that the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup has a delightful fragrance about it that makes it very enjoyable to use. The Clinique Take the Day Off doesn’t have a smell as far as I can tell. Also, the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup does NOT sting my eyes if I open them. Which is FANTASTIC! The Clinique one, on the other hand, DOES sting my eyes. Something to be aware of. 🙂
So there you have it!
Both cleansing balms are amazing and get the job done. The IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Makeup is a nicer experience, doesn’t hurt my eyes…but you don’t get as much product for the higher price. The Clinique Take the Day Off is bit better at getting the makeup off and you get more for a lesser price…but it will sting your eyes.
Have you tried either of these cleansing balms? What’s your favorite way to remove your makeup at the end of the night?
The IT Cosmetics product was sent to me for editorial consideration. The Clinique product was purchased by me. Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning I get a tiny payment if you purchase through my links. Any questions about my disclosure, read HERE. Thank you for your support!