Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque Review

Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque Review


When I saw this “Turnaround Facial” on the Clinique website, I knew it would be my first Clinique product. When I told Rati about it, she gave me the green signal to go ahead. Scrubs and exfoliators are my favourite products, I can never be disappointed with them. This Turnaround Facial Masque acts as an exfoliator giving mild microdermabrasion effect. By the way, this masque is suitable for all skin types, 1, 2, 3, and 4. Read on to know more details about this product.

Product Description:

Product Description

Some skins seem to radiate light.  We call this the Turnaround Effect.  Its skin that looks well rested, well nourished, and naturally radiant and glowing from within.  And how you get it is with gentle exfoliation.  It reveals the healthiest, freshest version of your skin.  Eliminates dullness and flaking.  Evens out skin tone and actually minimizes the look of surface imperfections, fine lines, and pores.  As Clinique’s guiding dermatologists insist, these innovative exfoliators are as gentle to skin as they are effective.  Lab-developed to deliver maximum brightening and smoothing results with minimal stress to skin.  Our high performance 5-minute facial delivers all the radiance and smoothness of microdermabrasion with significantly less irritation and stress to skin.  Promotes surface cell turnover on multiple levels to instantly unveil skin that’s fresher, more vibrant, and even toned.  Oil free.

How To Use:

To use, apply mask liberally to cleansed face.  Avoid eye area.  Leave on for 5 minutes. Wet face with warm water and gently massage granules over skin to complete the exfoliation process.  Rinse off.  Use 2 to 3 times a week as needed.  Maintain results with daily use of Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer.

What It Does:

Exfoliating mask delivers all the radiance and smoothness of a microdermabrasion.  All skin types.  2 to 3 times as needed.


Rs. 2900 for 2.5 Fl Oz/75 ml.



My Take on Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque:

I am pretty excited as this is the first Clinique product that I have used and I am reviewing 🙂 This turnaround instant facial masque can be used by all skin types.  Its a creamy masque in a 75 ml tube with very fine, mild exfoliating grainy particles with lots of shimmer and shiny particles.


Its an exfoliator-cum-masque.  At first, when I saw the texture of the masque, I was not sure whether it would work properly because the exfoliating particles were not gritty.  Though, this product claims to be 100% fragrance free, there is a bit of a fragrance that one can sniff out.

Facial Masque

As directed, I applied the mask on cleansed face and left it for around 5 minutes.  It does not sting a bit. The masque dries off a bit in a few minutes.  After 5 minutes, I massaged in the granules using a little warm water.  The granules are not at all abrasive, but they worked out excellently in clearing out dead skin and made the skin smooth to touch and feel.  Truly, this masque gives the microdermabrasion effect without being excessively harsh on the skin. I did see bright and healthy skin after using the masque.

Facial Masque Exfoliator

The effect you get is equal to one cleanup session.  I just loved it.  Though the results tempt me to use it thrice or more a week, I just use it only once a week because I do think exfoliation of such level is not needed that frequently.


There are many good ingredients that I see in the list including my favourite salicylic acid, chestnut seed extract, rice bran extract, but there are also some “cones” in there.  The only hitch is the price, its Rs. 2900 for 75 ml, but its a good product and worth the price.


Summing up the pros and cons of Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque:

Face Mask

Pros of Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque:

  • An exfoliating masque that gives skin that’s smooth to touch and feel.
  • Clears off dead skin effectively.
  • Effect similar to that of salon clean up.
  • Exfoliating cum facial masque.
  • Contains salicylic acid.
  • Brightens skin up.
  • Not at all harsh on the skin.
  • Can be used by all skin types, does not sting.
  • Allergy tested.
  • Microdermabrasion effect true.

Cons of Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque:

  • Price is definitely on the higher side.
  • Not suitable for frequent exfoliation, can be used once a week.
  • Contains some “-cones.”

Overall, I am very happy with my first Clinique product and will try more from the brand.  I have tried the Clinique 3-Step System and did not like the clarifying lotion a bit because it stings so badly, but the Dramatically Different Gel and Lotion are super good and I am getting them on my next visit for sure.

IMBB Rating:

4.8/5 (yeah, its costly).

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30 thoughts on “Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque Review

  1. Wow, I haven’t used Clinique in ages! This sounds like a pretty amazing product, Jomol. I’m a Salicylic Acid junkie too 🙂 Best.exfoliant.ever!
    … you’re like the ‘mask -queen’ of IMBB 😛

    1. Devie…..I love salicylic acid… works quickly on my skin….:) Thankies for the mask queen title Devie….though my folks think all these masques are the reason for my bad skin 😛

  2. Hmmmm J .. first clinique product and that tooo such a good mask :-).. me love face masks :-)) seems to be promising with tiny granules .. hate harsh ones:-)

  3. Oh this sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing the review 🙂 i didn’t even know this existed!
    Jomol does it do anything to prevent breakouts? If I remember correctly you have oily skin right?

    1. Hi Aarbee, I have oily skin. Well, it does help to clear out the skin and it does have salicylic acid, but it does not prevent acne because this can be used only once or twice a week. Using it on a daily basis would def keep acne away. BTW, I am still acne prone 😛

    1. Vidhi….do try out…Clinique people are generous with the samples. I am still using the dramatizing lotion and gel I got 😛

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