Recently we had the pleasure of interviewing Madeleine Spencer who is part of the beauty team at Marie Claire, to get an insight into the world of a Beauty Writer and find out what products are in her make up bag…

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

Take The Day Off cleansing balm is a modern-day version of a classic cleansing cream. It claims to be a lightweight cleanser that quickly dissolves eye and face make up by transforming from a solid balm into a silky fluid oil upon application.

Safflower seed oil has been included as it is rich in the omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid, which is used as an emollient in cosmetics as it can help reinforce the skins barrier function to help us keep in that much needed moisture and keep our skin looking healthy and hydrated, whilst cleansing it! As this is a balm cleanser, we would recommend using a hot cloth or flannel when removing the cleanser, as it will be more effective than using water alone!

Tocopherols (a family of Vitamin E compounds naturally found in vegetable oils) is an antioxidant which means that it has the ability to absorb free radicals, therefore it helps to protect our cells from damage which could lead to premature ageing, giving this cleanser an anti-ageing edge. However, we should point out that this features at the penultimate ingredient in the balm, so we are unsure as to whether it can deliver on its claims!

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