Well I’m probably the last person to the party on this product but I just couldn’t help but share my two cents on it. Ever since I discovered Caroline Hirons, my aim has been to seriously up my skincare game. I try to have a few cleansers on the go at once ranging from lotions to oils to balms. I picked this up on my holidays back in May after reading about its cult status.
This my friends is not a fancy product it’s a case of doing exactly what it says on the package ‘Take the Day Off’. When you open the tub it’s all pretty unexciting, it’s a tub of plain white balm with no fragrance in it at all. The ingredients in this are pretty simple, it contains a mix on fatty acids and oils. There is no fragrance or essential oils so the formula is really suitable for sensitive skin which is right up my street.
You basically scoop a bit of this out of the pot and as you massage it into your face it turns into more of an oil. It kind of reminded me of how coconut oil works. This stuff pretty much removes everything including waterproof eye products. It caused my sensitive skin no irritation and leaves it feeling soft and smooth. About a teaspoon of this is enough for me to do my whole face so the tub should hopefully last quite a while. I just wipe the product off with a facecloth. This doesn’t feel too heavy and there is no oily residue left after cleansing.
I really like this product but I prefer cleansers that come in a pump or bottle as they just feel a bit more hygienic but I realise you can’t bottle a balm! You just need to be very hygienic about using this to make sure no makeup ends up in the pot. I bought this for €22 in Spain but I think you might pay around €29 here. But a little does go a long way and it’s an ideal cleanser for all skin types especially anyone who has sensitive skin. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve tried this.