I've had this product a fair few weeks now. First of all, it's not a miracle product, it hasn't dramatically changed my skin at all really - although to digress for a moment or two, the DDMG and clarifying lotion used daily HAVE really changed my skin which is awesome. I am 26, I have the faint beginnings of a few lines here and there but nothing very concerning currently, I don't use this every day, I use it whenever I feel like I need a boost though. I find this product very moisturising and it gives my skin a very plumped up feeling which is lovely, it's certainly not as siliconey or watery as some of the serums I've tried in the past, I think it's a lovely treat for skin although I really can't say if it actually does much to be honest.
I find it fairly expensive but I've only rated the price a 3 because of the fact there are cheaper things out there that feel rubbish on my skin and therefore are a complete waste of money, it's a decent serum at a middle range price and I love that you can use it around the eyes as well which means you don't need an extra product.
The bottle is very irritating to be honest, I love the dropper idea but it exposes the product to air and I've also managed to drip a whole load of the serum down the sides of the bottle before as well, plus the packaging is very cheap and plastic which the dropper somehow makes look worse - Lancome did it right with the dropper bottle, although their serum is hideously priced (but I'm so tempted to try it after this one).
I think overall, this is a lovely product, I'm really liking Cliniques skincare line, I think some products are very much a waste of time (turnaround concentrate) but some are really really nice, and this is one of them. No beauty product is a total miracle, this one isn't by any means, and the older of the reviewers will be much better placed to judge on its anti-ageing claims than me, although I can cross my fingers and hope that slathering this on my face will make me youthful forever! I can wish can't I?
I've been using this for a month and I LOVE it! At first I didn't notice any difference, but it wasn't hurting anything so i kept using it and just over 4 weeks later, my skin looks so much brighter and just nicer. Yesterday, for the first time in years, I really didn't need to wear any foundation. This stuff is amazing and I will be repurchasing it for as long as they make it.
This stuff works - skin appears softer and smoother, and just 'looks' better in general, so much so that my husband noticed even with his bad eyesight. Absorbs quickly, neither greasy nor sticky, extremely gentle (I put it on right up to the lash lines), this is a keeper. Don't find the dropper to be a problem, prefer it to a pump as there is less control and find that I end up with either too much or not enough product that way. Am getting close to the end of bottle one, the Clinique rep told me that optimum results would be seen in 12 weeks, so looking forward to how good it might get.
This is too drying for my skin, I only used it once per day rather than twice and still found it dried my skin out a bit, making my fine lines look worse. I prefer moisturising formulas like Estee Lauder's Advanced Night Repair (my skin is combination/dry and also doesn't react well to Retinol).
I LOVE this product. I had some hyperpigmentation on my upper cheeks and nose that had been bothering me, but after one month of using this am & pm under my moisturizer, I can only see one of the spots....the others have completely disappeared! Okay, I have to admit that I've been intermittently using my Baby Quasar as well, but when I started using the Repairwear, I noticed marked improvement.
Some reviews talked about this being sticky. I didn't have that problem and I'm trying to understand how someone else would. My skin is normal to dry, and I apply only a few drops ---quickly, as it absorbs and dries fast--- to my face and under eyes (as instructed).
The only thing I'm not crazy about is the dropper, but it's not a big deal. This product is completely worth it, and I'm happy to have found something that I can actually SEE working!
I have very dry skin with rosacea and I wanted to love this as much as everyone else, but I didn't. It did go on smooth, but made my face sting and made my dry skin even drier and sticky.
I have just finished a generous sample I received from Sephora. I have always hated Clinique. I used it in my 20s and it is responsible for some of my acne scars. My scars are from cystic acne along my smile lines which kind of blend most of the time. I have few wrinkles but do have the lines between my brows. I don't actually get why these supposedly age you as I've had them since I was 22 but whatever! So this stuff is amazing!!!! My skin looks better. It is much more even toned and all lines look softer. It feels great too and is easy to just add to your regular routine. My seventy something year old mother recommended this to me! It even helps keep blemishes at bay! Good job Clinique!
UPDATE: I ended up returning the DermaDoctor product mentioned below - it just performed and smelled like any old sunscreen lotion - I got no additional desirable effects from it, and it was one of those silicone-y products that kind of rolls off your skin - my makeup didn't go on well with it at all. Plus it was $85 and took a lot of it to cover your face - it's kind of thick and draggy, unlike the thin, easily spreadable consistency of the Clinique product. I'm getting a full size bottle of it as I DO still like the way it performs, and it does go a long way - I still haven't even used up that sample bottle yet, using it twice a day!
I got a small bottle of this with a Sephora order last week and have been using it in the morning and every other night - using MUAC .3% retinol on the other nights. I have very oily skin for my age, and it has seemed less so since using this. I really like the way it feels - or doesn't, actually. My skin absorbs it right up and leaves no stickiness or residue. Contrary to what someone said below, I don't think it feels at all like a primer - no silicone or glycerin feel at all, thankfully! I hate that. My skin appears finer textured, and my pores appear smaller, especially on my nose where they're most noticeable. It hasn't aggravated either my roseacea or seborrheic dermatitis. I can't speak to long-term effects yet, of course, nor to the bottle/applicator since my sample bottle just has a plain screw top lid.
All this said, I admit that when Sephora sent it, I didn't pay that much attention to its name and meanwhile ordered DermaDoctor Photodynamic Therapy. I've since realized they're similar products, so when I get it, I'll update this as to which works better, especially since there are so far no other reviews for the DD product. I also ordered their Poetry in Lotion with a full 1% retinol, so I'll be very interested to see how it all goes, especially since the Clinique is $45 compared to DD's $85! (I don't know if that's for a similar amount of product yet)
UPDATE: Well, after using Repairwear for 12 weeks, I've got nothing to show for it other than very dry skin. No change in my fine lines, no improvement in a couple of discolored spots (used a hq product to solve that instead), no brightness. I saved the packaging and the receipt, so I think I just might send this bottle back to Clinique.
I'm disappointed that I'm the only reviewer (so far) who hasn't gotten any results from Clinique's new serum. I've used the product twice a day for 5 weeks and don't notice any difference at all in my skin. At 39, I'm very lucky to have just a few very fine lines around my eyes, and I thought I'd see them fade with the Repairwear. But since this didn't make a dent in my lines, I can't imagine how it would work on someone with deeper lines or wrinkles. On the plus side, the product sinks into skin immediately without any stickiness or residue. Still, it's an overall disappointment.
I am 40 years old (almost 41) and thanks to good genes, sunblock and Retinoids (certainly not due to "clean living"), have minimal wrinkles around my eyes and on my forehead so far. I started using this product a couple weeks ago since Sephora sent me a generous sample. I only applied it nightly at the fine laugh lines around my eyes and after a week, swore I saw a difference. Feeling flush with cash one day, I decided to purchase the full-size bottle and have been applying it twice a day for the last couple days, as the instructions indicate. Wow. The laugh lines near my eyes have totally been minimized and I am completely amazed. Since I use a face powder instead of foundation, this is even more noticeable to me halfway through the day when I clearly see no powder settled into my laugh lines. Not only that -- zero laugh line! There are no glittery or plumping or other smoke-and-mirrors temporary effect as with some anti-aging products or lotions; my skin looks better even completely scrubbed and clean after a shower. I would never have guessed an OTC product could have such awesome results. I plan to be loyal to this product!