I usually rotate my skin products
every six months or so. At the moment, I’m mostly on Clinique.
I’m a fan of the Clarifying Lotion
from their 3-step skin care range particularly the very pink #3
which is supposedly the best product for “combination normal/oily skin. I haven’t changed toners since I’ve switched to this from Kiehl’s
. It’s awesome at unclogging your pores and minimising breakouts, leaving your face smoother and cleaner-looking/feeling.
I’ve become a fan of “award-winning” Clinique’s Repairwear Range. As do most anti-ageing products, the creams and serums are meant to “defy” gravity by helping rebuild your skin’s natural collagen.
I use the Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects
serum which I admittedly bought in a jiffy because I left my toiletries in Singapore en route to London. It’s like a 3-in-1 product that’s meant to smooth fine lines, restore your skin’s natural collagen, and correct blemishes. I’ve noticed the changes after about a month of usage. My skin seems a bit more vibrant and there is a visible reduction of lines. I don’t think it works as good as a dark spot corrector like Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution
though (Clinique has a separate produc
t for that).
The Repairwear Uplifting day and night creams are good. They’re rich but light and they leave the skin a nice, tight feeling. The day cream
has an added bonus of SPF15 which is always useful even though I work indoors most of the time. The night cream
is an overnight miracle worker as I always wake up feeling like I’ve slept a million years. The wrinkle-correcting eye cream
is divine. The lines under my eyes appear less visible making them look bigger and brighter.
I finish the skin-care routine with Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel which is something you seriously need in your life. This moisturiser has worked my skin wonders. Most days I don’t even put BB/CC cream because I simply love the ultra fresh feeling I get with this product. My face/neck area feels super hydrated all day and is left with an ultra-smooth feel even during the warmest or coldest of days.
After all that slap I’d sometimes put on a light layer of Clinique Moisture Surge Cream and if I’m in the mood to smell like a sweet little summer girl I’d spritz myself with a classic favourite, Clinique Happy Heart. That would wrap my daily Clinique-al routine.
Most of the time people would buy products on the strength of the brand. I’ve done this before (and failed) but truth is, there really isn’t a way to figure out which ones work best for you until you try. Personally, I like that Clinique is a trusted brand and that most people I know have exchanged recommendations off their various product range but I think their strength lies in the quality of their skincare products. They do have some of the best and though they can be a bit pricey, they do what say on the tin and they last a while.
Do you have a favourite skincare brand?