Saturday, April 26, 2008

Product Review: Clinique 3 Step Skin Care System

For the longest time, I couldn't find a cleanser that my face meshed well with. I have really REALLY dry skin especially around my cheek area. For the facial soap, I use "Very Mild" which is for very dry to dry skin and #1 for the clarifying lotion. The first product is to cleanse, the second product is to exfoliate, and the third is to moisturize, which is their dramatically different moisturizing lotion. I find that this product works my skin type because it doesn't dry out my face AT ALL. It's a very gentle cleanser--it's just like the bar soap version so it's not foamy. All the liquid soaps are clear in their bottle except the Very Mild one. The Very Mild one looks like the texture of lotion.

The clarifying lotion comes after the facial soap and it's supposed to get off any residue left by your facial soap. The bottle says to use a cotton ball to apply it on your face and even your neck if you want. The main ingredient in this is alcohol whereas a lot of toners are alcohol-free. I've found that even though this is an alcohol based toner, it doesn't dry out my face and still does the trick. So I guess it just depends if you're picky about alcohol or non-alcohol toners. I'd also recommend buying the bigger bottle for this one because I find that it goes pretty quickly.

The dramatically different moisturizing lotion is a little bit on the heavy side. It's the same one for all skin types whether you have dry skin or oily skin. I only use it around my dry areas during the day and I put it all over my face at night. This has never made me break out or anything though.

I'd highly recommend these products to anyone who needs a new facial routine. I think Clinique might even offer some samples. You should check with your local store to see if they do.

1 comment:

Mz-Barbiie♥xo said...

Thanks for the tip on only using the moisturiser on the dry areas of your face :) I'm gonan try that from now on.