Today I bring you my first indulge in expensive skincare. With skincare I like to use the products for a good month or two at least before reviewing. I’m now addicted to Clinique and here are my thoughts on some of it.
So a few months back now I decided it was time to try a more premium brand skin care for my day and night cream. I’m only 23 but I’ve always been told prevention is easier than cure. A motto I like to live by. So I decided to look for day and night creams, aimed specifically at oily skin types that will still help combat the first signs of ageing.
I hadn’t looked at reviews of products online and decided to stroll into boots and see what counter hit my eye, the scientist in me was draw to Clinique with the white coats reminding me of lab coats and there clean looking display. As I walked up to the beauty counter it was one of those days I need a lot of help and advise and a good chat with an assistant. Unfortunately she decided to ignore me. Nice eh? When you need them they don’t bother. I decided to try House of Fraser as by this point I was set on Clinique. As I strolled in she finished serving and then had a chat with me about what I was hoping to get from my skincare and what my problems were and the main ones I wanted to target.
Nice free gift bag
My free gifts. How generous are Clinique!! Lots for me to test out
One of the things I loved the most about Clinique is you can buy most of their products for different skincare. I was told I was a 3 and could use products aimed at 3 or 4. I was recommended the superdefense SPF 25 age defense moisturiser for combination oily to oily skin. It comes with a slightly eye watering price tag of £37. But as L once said to me if you’ll spend it on a dress or bag why not on skincare. So I splurge and as they were offering a bag of goodies if you bought two items I picked up the night cream to which is the super rescue antioxidant night moisturiser again for combination oily to oily which is £35.
Both products are paraben free, allergy tested and 100% fragrance free. Great for if your skin is a little more sensitive. Something both L and I try to look out for. The day cream is gorgeous. A light product that just sinks into your skin and leaves it well moisturised without feeling greasy or tight. I find some products for oily skin leaves my skin feeling so tight it’s uncomfortable. For the price you get a reasonable 50ml. I’ve been using mine most days now for 3 months and I’m probably 2/3 through the pot. I try to use only what’s needed and make this product last. It also contains a healthy SPF 25 so great for protecting the skin from the sun and hopefully preventing even more wrinkles.
As you can see it’s a good consistency and blends into the skin without leaving a greasy residue. I’ve been so impressed with this product. I’ve had no product related breakouts. Which is always a worry with my skin type and my skin is left feeling moisturised and healthy.
I love the night cream just as much. These two work together so well and I’m so pleased I splurged out on them. They are so worth it. This is again 50ml but I feel I’m using it quicker. One thing I don’t like about the night cream is that it’s in a tube. I prefer a pot so I can get out just the amount I need easily and I can see how much I have left. I feel like this may run out before the day cream which will bug me as I like them to run out at the same time.
The night cream is a slightly thicker consistency but still sinks into the skin well without leaving the skin feeling oily or coated in product. I can’t say how well they work on wrinkles really as the few fine lines I have do appear a little reduced but I’m hoping this will more be protecting my skin against further.
Even though these products are more than I would normally spend on day and night creams I’m completely converted and would repurchase without a doubt. They have lasted a while so isn’t as expensive as it first seems.
I would wait to repurchase till there are good freebies though as Clinique are generous with their free gifts and you get a lot of products to try. I especially loved the eye cream and the serum I got in the free gifts and I am considering purchases those along with a foundation. I’ve heard so many great things about Clinique lately I can’t wait to try more products.
The lady in House of Fraser was lovely and as I had a delay at the till was kind enough to give me all these samples along with my free gift.
Successful first trip to Clinique I think. I’m still working my way through the samples and I’m loving some and will purchase some not so much like the eye make up remover. You can find my thoughts on that here.
Have you tried Clinique products? Any recommendations?
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