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Review of "Clinique Clinique"
I've always had problem skin, very oily; prone to spots, highly sensitive and very allergic. All my life I've stuck to a very simple routine of Imperial Leather and Nivea cold cream simply because it was the only stuff that didn't bring me out in a dirty great big rash. I put up with the little blackheads on the tip of my nose and those tiny little white spots on the chin and gave up trying to wear make-up regularly.Well, it came to a point I'd had enough. A friend with, lovely, lovely skin recommended Clinique to me and I decided I'd dig deep into my fluff filled pockets and get myself some of this so called magic.
You can buy Clinique in a number of places, department stores such as John Lewis', House of Fraiser and Debenhams. It is also available in Larger boots stores. The staff wear white lab coats which make them appear very knowledgeable but they also have that weird pancake make-up thing going on that really makes me distrust their advice on how to look after my skin. With this in mind I decided to check out the boots website wellbeing.com.
There's no direct link on the site so I typed in Clinique in the search box and told it to look in 'shop and info' this resulted in 100 Clinique products and the Clinique boutique home page which is where I went.
Which products are right for you?
Clinique at a glance
For men only
I chose which products are right for me, this took me to three further options:
(Blue, Green grey or golden, Hazel, Brown or Black)
(Blond, Red, Light Brown, Dark brown or black)
Skin colour without sun protection
(Always burns, Burns then Tans, Tans, Tans easily)
(Very fair, Moderately fair, medium, Dark or olive)
(Invisible, Small, Medium, Large)
(Never, Rarely, occasionally, Frequently)
Oiliness Vs Dryness
(Dry or Quite dry, oily in areas, Oily, Very oily)
(Many, Several, few, Very few)
You can choose results for women or men.When you've answered all these you are given a skin condition and a skin strength, which combined make you skin type. The type is explained and basic advice on choosing make-up is given.
On the basis of this was recommended three product which fit into the 3 step systemStep 1
Cleanse: using Clinique soap.
Mine was oily skin formula soap:
I bought the large size bar which is huge and i've had it for over 4 months now and have barely made a dent in it, I think that even though is very expensive its gonna last me for ages.Step 2
Exfoliate: Using clarifying lotion 4
After four months I only have a bit left, its a pretty good toner I have to say but for the price I'm not sure it's really worth it. I may buy it again, but I'm undecidedStep 3
Moisturise: Using dramatically different lotion.
I ran out of this after just over two months I dont rate this as highly as the other products, I certainly dont think it's worth the price I've gone back to my nivea cold cream which at £2.99 a pot does exactly the same job.And so I've been using this for about four months now. I was a little alarmed after the first few days as all the little spots, which had been hiding under my skin, broke out and I looked very, very pink. This lasted a few days and have now all gone. For the most part my skin is now close to something it hasn't been since I was about 12, clear. I have also found that my skin is grease free for most of the day when I go without make-up. However I put this down to the disipline of the routine rather than the products and whilst they are very good I feel that only the soap is really worth the price.
Cliniques range includes:
Special skin care products (anti ageing, anti blemish etc)
Products for men
Sun care and fragrances.
Prices range from around £8 (shampoo and conditioner) to £42.50 (Happy perfume spray)
Product Information : Clinique Clinique
Manufacturer's product descriptionCleansing Cloth
Long Name: Clinique
Type: Cleansing Cloth
Listed on Ciao since: 09/08/2000