If you want your makeup to look flawless and beautiful and glowing you should take a really good care of your skin. And with the overwhelming amount of skincare product on the beauty market nowadays it could be quite challenging to find really good products that will meet your requirements and will really treat the problematic areas. In my pursuit to find the skincare items that will keep my skin moisturized and nourished all day long I have tried a huge amount of different products and right now I opt for Clinique skincare line for several considerable reasons.
To begin with I have to say that I have dry skin, that can seasonally become dry to combination type (primarily in summer). My forehead and cheeks can be a bit oily while other face areas could be extremely dry. Although I haven’t experienced extreme dryness or really uncomfortable skin feeling for quite a long time due to very precise skincare routine I still keep in mind the necessity for the right products to be used regularly (a little good skincare secret!).
For about several months I have been using some Clinique skincare items that do really work for my skin. I also believe that the fact that I use these skincare products all together do really do a lot to my skin in terms of moisture. Over the past two months I have noticed that my skin has significantly improved – it now looks not only moisturized, but healthy and glowing and I do not reach for heavy foundations or concealers at all anymore.
The most essential product of the bunch is definitely the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ ($26.00). If there is only one product I can use – it is the one. It has exceptional hydrating abilities and makes you skin look instantly moisturized and glowing. I own a standard version of 125 ml or 4.2 fl. oz. and it is a lot! You need about three tiny pumps for your face and this product will last you for at least 5-6 months. It is very hygienic due to the pump which is a huge plus. It is an awesome moisturizer and works well for dry or dry-to-combination skin types. For those with more oily skin there is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel that is very light-weight and oil-free.
Another favorite of mine is the Clinique All About Eyes Rich eye cream ($31.00). This is my skincare and makeup staple and is a perfect eye cream as I use it at night and before concealer application every single day. It is absolutely fragrance-free and has very light-weight and extremely fast absorbing non-greasy texture. It is an excellent under-eyes moisturizer that works wonderfully with concealers as well. Since using this cream daily I do not experience any dryness under the eyes and the black circle are barely visible. You can also read my full review on this magic eye cream here.
Being a big fan of the two product mentioned above I decided to try the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 ($13.50) and I was pleasantly surprised how much I really liked it! I have the smallest bottle in the range in the amount of 6.7 fl. oz. or 200 ml. It goes pretty fast and I predict it will last me for about three months of daily use (sometimes twice a day!). Three main ingredients here are water, alcohol and glycerin. A very common ingredient list for toners but this one really works in terms of skin cleanse. It was developed for dry combination skin and is a perfect choice for me for summer when my skin is somewhere in between dry and combination types. It has a very refreshing abilities to it and even feels minty on the skin for a couple of minutes afterward that I love! But I always follow with a good moisturizer (mainly with the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+).
As I really like face sprays I couldn’t skip the Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray ($22.00). It is a very nice face spray that dries super fast and you don’t feel any water drops on your face as the mist is very fine. I usually use this one to set my makeup and sometimes to refresh my skin when I have no makeup on. It works perfectly both ways and does really leave a nice feeling of skin hydration as it also absorbs pretty fast and effectively. It has no fragrance as all of the Clinique skincare products and it will last you for quite sometime even if used daily. A very worthy face spray to consider!
I am really happy with my skincare findings this time and I plan to explore more of the Clinique skincare products in future. I really like that the brand has a very good system of skin type appropriate products and no matter if you have dry or oily or combination skin you can always find something that will be good for your skin.
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