I’ve been meaning to put up a few posts but I could never get the chance to take photos and edit them. That’s the part that consumes the most time for me. So one day, I just took an hour off babysitting, and took some much needed photos when the sun was cooperating. Now, I have some photos ready and I wanted to tell you about these few products first. I have 3 things from Clinique with me – 2 new-ish items sent to me a few months back, and 1 oldie that I bought a while back. I’ve been using these for a while now, so I have a solid verdict 🙂
We have here the new Turnaround Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer, Turnaround Revitalizing Treatment Oil and the Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (RM137). Let me first tell you about the mask. I bought it a while back, and I didn’t think much of it because while my skin was nicely hydrated after a night of this mask, there was nothing to shout about. The texture is a little tacky, and you really need to massage it into the skin for it to be absorbed. One day, my husband came home sunburnt and asked me if there’s anything that would help. I knew I had to replace some moisture in his skin so he wouldn’t peel, and I applied a thick layer of this mask on his skin. He felt a cooling sensation immediately. His skin cooled down and before sleep, I applied another thick layer on his face, including his lids. Guess what? The next morning when he woke up, he did not peel. In fact, he wasn’t in pain anymore. There was still redness, so I applied this again. We did this regularly for about 2 days, and his skin was back to normal. We didn’t use anything else but this, and guys, it worked like a charm!
I had mixed feelings about the Turnaround oil (RM175) and moisturizer though. These 2 were sent to me a few months back, and after using them together for a few days, I started breaking out. I had pretty big pimples on my chin, and so I stopped them immediately. I didn’t know if it was my hormones or the products. Once the breakout cleared, I tried the oil first. I knew that if there was any breakout, it was probably due to the oil. My face seems to be very picky about oils. True enough, I broke out again. When I healed, I tried the moisturizer. No breakout. It was time of the month, and I had a few hormonal pimples here and there, but I continued using the moisturizer. I’m now one third down the tub and I have to say that this moisturizer helps with a healing. It feels a little heavy but I don’t mind that in my night moisturizer. I sleep in an air conditioned room, so it’s good to keep my skin moisturized throughout the night. When I wake up, my skin feels a little oily, but after washing, skin is smooth and a little glowy. I suppose there are plenty of moisturizers in the market that do that, but if you prefer your moisturizer unscented and more affordable at RM185, this is it.
From this post, you would have an idea how I test skincare and it’s really putting my skin “on the line”. I know what products work for me, but I test new products out of curiosity as well, but more for this blog. That’s why I’m now only accepting samples from brands I feel comfortable with. You probably won’t be seeing too many different skincare reviews from now on. Just a heads up.
What skincare have you been using lately? Do you have any favourites from Clinique?