Happy hump day bellas,
As I mentioned in my last skincare post, this month sees me trying out some new products from Clinique. I’ve been a long time user of their Dark Spot Corrector and I just picked up the Anti-Blemish Serum a few months ago. They also recently sent me 3 moisturisers from their range as part of their Clinique #HydrationBar campaign. This will not be a review of the moisturisers, YET, but I will be telling you what I’m going to be doing with them. First things first, let me give you a short review on the products I have already tested.
Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector – R800 (50ml)
I picked this up for the first time around 2 years ago. There wasn’t much scarring, just those from the occasional breakout. I used this serum at night over my entire face and it removed my marks within a couple of months. I also only needed to use a tiny bit so it lasted me quite a while. The texture is a runny, whitish serum (get your mind out of the gutter!) that has no fragrance and sinks into the skin without a greasy feeling.
Then last year I found it on special and decided to repurchase it. I had loads more scarring due to my acne and I needed some help getting rid of it. I used it twice a day, under my moisturiser, and prayed for the best. Unfortunately, this time around, it just didn’t work as well for me. But then again, neither did the many peels and facials that I went for. Only recently on my trip to Lightsculpt Clinic, was I shown just how deep my scars run beneath the surface.
As much as I love using this product, I would only recommend it for those who have light scarring or those who are conscious of an uneven skin tone. It is a bit pricey so if you don’t want to splurge you can try The Body Shop Drops of Lights serum as an alternative. It only has 6 similar ingredients but it works to lighten acne marks, you might just need to use it for longer to see results. Another thing I noticed in-store recently is that the name was changed to include the words “& Optimizer”. The bottle now has a dual chamber that dispenses the original formula on one side, and a calming green tea extract packed with antioxidants and anti-irritants on the other side.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Blemish + Line Correcting Serum – R755 (30ml)
It’s been two months since I started using this serum and I’m hooked. Breakouts are a thing of the past or shortly will be. Even the monthly present that Aunt Flo brings along is gone within a day or two. Like the Dark Spot Corrector, the runny, white serum (here we go again *smh*) absorbs quickly into the skin. In the morning, it mattifies the skin so my makeup doesn’t slide around. At night, my favourite part about this is that it is easy to layer multiple products on top of it without having to worry about clogged pores or it’s efficacy.
The serum is oil free which is great for tackling breakouts but it also targets fine lines and wrinkles. Antioxidants and peptides provide some additional hydration to counteract the drying effect of the 1% salicylic acid it contains. The serum is housed in a dropper bottle which I enjoyed since I could easily dispense the amount I needed every time. However, I do feel now that I am nearing the end of the serum, I’m finding it harder to get out. I don’t want to waste or throw away any goodness left in there.
Clinique #HydrationBar Moisturisers
Since I do have combination, acne prone skin, a great moisturiser plays a huge part of my skincare regime. So I thought, how would I decide on which one of these three Clinique #HydrationBar moisturisers would be my perfect fit. I decided why not all of them.
Now before you get your knickers in a knot, I don’t mean all of them at the same time. I decided that I would put them all to the test during the month of April. 30 days, 3 moisturisers, 10 days a piece. So I’ve begun this month using the Clinique Pep Start HydroBlur both mornings and evenings to see how my skin fares. Today I switched over to begin trying the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel. Ten days from now, I’ll be testing out the infamous Clinique Moisture Surge. That’s probably the one I’m most excited to try in the Clinique #HydrationBar set since most of my favourite beauty and fashion bloggers are always raving about it. I never thought it would be suited to my skin type but we are both going to have to wait for the full review to see how it turns out.
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