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I have been using the Clinique Three Step Skin care system religiously for almost two weeks now and so I think it’s a good time to review it.
My skin is dry -combination during summers. Mostly it is dry only but on hot summer days, my T Zone tends to get slightly oily. Clinique classifies the skin type into 4 types
- Very Dry
- Dry- Combination
- Combinatio- Oily
- Very Oily
What is Clinique Three Step Skin Care routine?
3 steps, 3 minutes. Twice a day. In about two weeks dull and flaky becomes lively and translucent. Works gently, with each step enhancing the next.
I was given a sample kit that consisted of 15 ml tube/ bottles of liquid cleanser, clarifying lotion (2) and moisturizing lotion.
Step 1: Facial Soap:
Bar or Liquid. This non-drying formula cleans gently, thoroughly. To cleanse, lather Clinique Facial Soap over face. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry. Follow with Clarifying Lotion.
My Review on Clinique Facial Cleanser: The cleanser is mild, does not leave my skin dry and after using this I feel that my skin is squeaky clean. I am more comfortable using soap free cleansers. You may call it my mind block but that’s how it is. Otherwise the cleanser is excellent. Rating: :-* :-* :-* :-*
Step 2: Clarifying Lotion
The difference-maker. Exfoliates to bring brighter, smoother skin to the surface. A gentle tingle tells you it’s working. Apply Clarifying Lotion with a cotton ball after cleansing with Clinique Facial soap. Sweep gently over face and neck, avoiding eye area and lips. Available in five different strengths, one for every skin type.
My Review on Clinique Clarifying Lotion No.2 : I generally don’t use toners because they make my skin super dry. I use rose water which works as a mild toner. I was a little skeptical about using this one but to my surprise, it works great. It is an alcohol based toner so I keep my eyes closed for a few seconds after applying it or else my eyes sting. It works great in removing the dead skin cells, reducing the size of the pores and it leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. Excellent! Rating: :-* :-* :-* :-*
Step 3: Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion or Gel
Softens, smooths. Maintains skin’s optimal moisture balance. Apply Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion or Gel over face and throat all over, or just where needed. Oilier skins may need to apply lotion or gel only on drier areas, like the eyes and neck.
My review on Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion : The moisturizer is light, non greasy and gets absorbed in my skin quickly. Even after hours of its application my skin doesn’t feel dry or dehydrated. It leaves my skin soft and plump after I apply it. Rating: :-* :-* :-* :-*
My overall experience with Clinique Three Step Skin care routine has been good. *Touchwood* I don’t have a problematic skin so there is no drastic difference that I have seen in my skin. I always do my three step skin care routine twice a day otherwise as well. The only reason I would not purchase the full bottles/ tubes of the Clinique Three Step Skin care routine is the price.Since it is a high end brand, I can’t complain much. The economic pack (125 ml) is for Rs 4630 and the regular pack is for Rs 3480 ( Cleanser-200 ml, Clarifying lotion- 120 ml, moisturizer-50 ml). When it comes to skin care products I like to have more economical ranges so that I can use the products generously and according to my needs. I might purchase the Clarifying lotion because out of the three that’s the one one I found exceptional and it worked really well for my skin. I would just like to mention that the Clarifying Lotion is alcohol based so it might not suit everyone. Infact, it might react badly on some people. I am very happy that Clinique has the policy of giving away the sample products. Atleast we can be sure of what suits our skin and what not.