I've decided that now is the time to tell you about the No7 Age Defiance cleansing Balm versus the Clinique Foaming Cleanser.
Now, it may have been apparent that I preferred the No7 cleanser and yes, I do. It's applied much like a moisturiser and a little goes quite a long way. It's hypoallergenic, as most No7 products are and I think this might explain the lack of any scent whatsoever. It's quite refreshing to find a product without any smell.
It takes off ALL makeup although to get my mascara off I have to rub a tad more than I'd like.
The best thing about this product (except the way it removes all makeup) is the feel of my face afterwards. Because it's a balm, it feels as if I've just moisturised, but without any greasiness. I don't have any tightness or dry patches and due to this I've not had to moisturise at all afterwards.
In contrast with this, I've used the Clinique Foaming Moisturiser twice. I found it foamed really well meaning there was only need to use a small amount. I didn't feel any tightness although it did feel very, very clean and I had to moisturise after cleansing to make my face feel a bit more 'normal'.
The first time I used this my face became very red and rash like. Even Olie commented on how red my face was. The second time I used this, the redness wasn't so bad although I used it in the morning rather than nighttime so I put makeup on pretty soon after cleansing.
The No7 is much more gentle than the Clinique and I think my reaction has tainted my view on the product although I can see why people would choose to use it. Both clean off makeup extremely well, both apply well and both feel nice on the face. I think it would be an idea to try a tester out before buying the actual products.
The No7 retails at £8.50 for 200ml whilst the Clinique is £14.50 for 150 ml. Although I quite like the CLinique , I personally would choose the cheaper No7.
I hope this is helpful, despite my biased view! I've tried to be fair!
I'll do another review later today, sorry for the late post!