Clinique Even Better Skin tone Corrector Review
My journey with Clinique:
I had a very clear, beautiful skin throughout my teens. Then during the last two years of my post-graduation I had been through a very busy routine and stressed life-style. These had very bad result on my health and skin both. I started putting up kilos by actually not eating enough and my skin suffered from extreme pigmentation. I tried medical help, blood reports said my hemoglobin was 8.3 (normal being 12-14). I had to undergo medication. But though my health improved I had still to suffer with the pigmentation. I consulted dermatologist but the medication made my skin worst. I did not have that much time to look after my skin either. So I just concealed it and managed it through my college years. Then finally when the problem was too aggravated I took a stand and started looking out for help on internet. This is when I came across Clinique. Made an extensive search about the brand and found that being a high-end brand in skin products, it is adored by many actresses too. Though the prices of the products scared me at first but it was high-time I needed a solution for my problem. Even my mom was very tensed about this problem :-P.
Finally I called up at Clinique and took an appointment with them. This was around August 2010. I entered an almost empty store and looked quite nervous. The SA enquired and then introduced herself with a sweet smile. All my nervousness faded and I started talking to her about my problems. She was very friendly and was patient enough to answer all my doubts and myths related to skin problems. After a series of questions and analysis with running her finger-tips on my face she concluded me that I belong to skin Type 3 according to the Clinique chart which is combination/oily. This was the confirmation for me as I had been always confused about my skin type. :((
Then she customized the Clinique 3 Step skin care routine for Type 3. Explaining briefly each procedure she applied all 3 products on back of my hand stepwise and asked me to see for the difference. As it is rightly said ‘touching is believing’, and yes I could feel the difference. I immediately decided to go for it. Then the main problem was yet unsolved-‘Hyper pigmentation’. She explained that these were basic initial steps you would do every day and now she was ready with the extra products which would go after basic ones. She showed me this skin tone corrector. She swatch the product on my hand. Explain the whole science behind ‘why hyper pigmentation’ occurs (which I already knew being a Genetics student) :)). And yes I had to get this ‘cause this was the main reason for coming to Clinique, right?
So that’s how I started my Clinique journey.
The review on Clinique three step skin care system for Type 2 skin is already done by Rati. Type 3 is for oily/combination skin type. That’s mine!
Here are the Type 3 CTM products I use….followed by the even tone skin corrector and Even tone moisturizer SPF 20.
And now coming to the review product.
Price: INR 2,775/-
Quantity: 30 ml
For All Skin Tones.
Phwew! The ingredient list is huge! It has its share of natural extracts as well as chemicals. But as long as it does not have any harmful ones….and its giving me the desired effect…I don’t mind them!
What does Clinique have to say about this product?
Imagine if you could virtually erase discolorations and dark spots to create more even skin tone gently, visibly, measurably. Within 4-6 weeks, this lightweight serum works to minimize the visible effects of sun, age, stresses and past acne scarring. Helps prevent new darkening through potent antioxidants.
Directions of usage: Apply twice daily after CTM routine. For optimum results, use daily sun protection.
Now I will mention few questions answered by Clinique followed by my take on these claims.
#1. What’s so different about Even Better Skin Tone Corrector?
The light weight serum gently, visibly, measurably improves the look of discolorations and dark spots to create a more even tone, and works equally effectively for all skin tones. Brightens and clarifies. Works within 4-6 weeks, with steady improvement over time. Does it without harsh ingredients, because we expect you’ll use it for a long time.
My take: Yes all the points claimed are true. It has visibly reduced my dark spots within 3 weeks. I could really mark out a huge difference. My pigmentation around the cheeks was fading. No side-effects (I do have a sensitive skin) therefore I believe them in no harsh ingredients.
#2. What causes dark spots and uneven skin tones?
Actually, there are many factors that create darkening. Age is one. UV-exposure is another common culprit. Skin stress is another. And some skin tones are just more susceptible to acne scarring. When skin gets irritated it overproduces pigment. Dark spots and discoloration result. The key word here is “overproduce”, because pigment is the useful natural “umbrella” skin produces to protect itself from sun damage.
My take: The science behind hyper-pigmentation is well explained and satisfying. The reason for my pigmentation would also be sun damage. I have to admit that my skin on face is darker than my hands too which generally is opposite with others. So I can conclude that my facial skin tans very badly as compared to my other uncovered body parts like arms and feets.
#3. How does Even Better Skin Tone Corrector help?
Our patent-pending* approach works to keep skin looking clearer, brighter, more uniform in tone. Actually, inhibits the appearance of uneven pigment. At the same time, special ingredients break apart existing dark spots and whish them away through gentle exfoliation. It’s an utterly unique multipronged technology.
*US and International Patents pending
My take: Yes this product really helped fading my dark spots. It has not completely erased them however I think it takes time. But it has definitely reduced to such an extent that now I have enough confidence to wear my bare skin.
#4. Any other benefits?
Definitely. Even Better Skin Tone Corrector helps prevent new dark spots and discoloration.
My take: I have not experienced any further discoloration since I have been using this. So definitely this product works and prevents any more dark spots.
Comes in a small bottle with pump. Hence very hygienic to use.
Swatch of the product. It’s gel based and very light weight.
I love this product so much that I wanted to continue using this till my dark spots are completely erased. This is my second bottle now, just a wee bit of product left in older one so I got a new during my last Clinique session. Here’s the proof, 😛
Pros of Clinique Even Better Skin tone Corrector
- It actually works. Has done wonders for my skin. The three step system is like a bliss for my skin. Reduced my oiliness. My skin readily absorbs all the product I apply after the CTM basic steps. Even better corrector has miraculously decreased my pigmentation.
- I feel my skin texture has improved considerably. Skin feels so smooth and soft to touch.
- Reduced pigmentation boosted up my confidence. Now there is no need to conceal my face every day. I can wear minimal make-up and step out with confidence.
- Allergy tested.
- 100% Fragrance Free.
- Trusted and recognized brand. So no compromise with the quality.
- Contains natural active ingredients like rice, wheatgerm, yeast extract which has natural Vitamin B complex to reduce spots.
- Comes in easy dispensable pump bottle.
- Very light weight. Gel based hence good for all skin types.
Cons of Clinique Even Better Skin tone Corrector
- Takes time to act. 2-4 weeks you see the difference. But to completely reduce you need to have patience.
- Expensive. But worth if you want some definite solution to hyper-pigmentation.
- Quantity is less. My one bottle lasts me 4 months. Yes I use it twice a day.
I hope you liked my review.
Do give your precious comments about what you think about this product and whether you would like to purchase it. :))
My Rating: :star: :star: :star: :star: + 0.5
0.5 deducted for the less quantity of product. :((
P.S:- This review is solely on my experience and use. The results may vary depending on the degree of pigmentation and skin type.
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