A few weeks ago, I took a trip to my local Boots store in Huddersfield as I had run out of moisturiser and facial wash completely. After receiving Clinique’s facial soap at Christmas time from my mother I became hooked on the product. To be honest, before I had received the gift at Christmas I rarely used facial soaps and toners on my face as I am an avid soap and water kind of girl. I took quite a while admiring the Clinique counter before a sales assistant came over to help me choose which products would work best for my skin type. I have quite sensitive skin so I wanted a product to minimise redness and breakouts. I explained which product I had previously used and she suggested this set of 3 including my favourite liquid facial soap, as well as clarifying lotion and moisturizing gel for £20.
I couldn’t resist buying it as I wanted a set to incorporate in my every day beauty regime which would keep my skin looking brighter and more balanced. Clinique say, “From day one 3 step helps sweep away dulling flakes and balance moisture. See a pimple? It’s the oily “gunk” trapped in your pores emerging as whiteheads or blackheads. Keep going... Soon skin will look clearer, less oily. Pores will seem smaller. After 10 days ... You’re seeing that famous Clinique glow. Skin is fresher, oily/dry areas are more balanced. Skin is better prepared for treatments. Makeup looks better too.”
Step 1- Liquid facial soap- Before applying this product; make sure your entire face is cleansed and make up free. Use a small blob on a dry face and in circular motions rub the facial soap all over your face. Once done rinse your face with warm then cold water and pat dry.
Step 2- Clarifying lotion- The clarifying lotion acts as an exfoliator. Use a cotton pad and pour a small amount on the pad. Wipe each part of your face once as repeating the process could dry your face out.
Step 3- Dramatically different moisturizing gel- Finally moisturise to keep your skin smooth and soft.
I have been using these products for over 2 weeks, twice a day, morning and night; admittedly I have seen a big improvement. Before I started this regime, my skin was looking lifeless as the stress of university took its toll on my skin as I was staying up late nights and eating unhealthy foods to keep my energy levels up. I’m a girly girl so most days I rarely leave the house without make up on: The clarifying lotion definitely cleansed my pores and took away the daily grime from my face. What I love about these products is less is really more. I only needed small blobs of each product which is amazing as it’s going to be a while before I will have to buy another set. I have started to change my makeup for summer by wearing a BB cream instead of foundation, so it’s key my skin is looking its best and Clinique has help me achieve skin I have always dreamt of. Every woman needs this product in their beauty cupboard.
Before I bought the products, the assistant told me if I bought another item, I would receive a free tin filled with more Clinique products. Of course the idea of more products for me to use was a great selling point, so I also bought Clinique’s anti blemish solution which is proven to reduce spots. I will be posting reviews of my other products in the next week so keep your eyes peeled.
What is your favourite Clinique product?