Alright, this product does do a pretty good job at delivering on its promises and is one of the best formulated items in the Clinique line. You *will* experience an initial purging of acne that will make you feel like this product might be the worst you've ever used, but if you stick with it for at least a month, you'll find that it's actually keeping future acne at bay. It also visibly and undeniably makes your skin more even textured and brighter. Some people seem to think this is a moisturizer, but it's absolutely not--it's a chemical alternative to a manual scrub. The two central problems I have with this product is that they seem to be *forever* messing around with the formulation of the product (it's gone through 4 different versions in the last 10 years), and it just gets more expensive every time. Some have suggested the Estee Lauder Idealist line does the same thing or better, and that's not an accident--same parent company, likely very similar ingredients. But here's my tip--go to the drugstore and get the Olay regenerist products, which cost roughly half the price. They do the same great job of chemical exfoliation and skin brightening. Believe me, I used turnaround products for *years*, and the Regenerist line does the same job or even better.
this and the dramatically different moisturizing lotion made me look like a baby bird the dramatically different moisturizing lotion is yellow and gave me tons of blackheads the total turnaround visible skin renewer made my skin so beauty shiny glowy new born but somehow my whole face looked wider with this skincare-line (3-step and with and even without TT) ...because of the "big" bride fat (sorry) glow........maybe i looked good (yes) but somehow TOO much OIL on there or in there or used to much (can't use just a little from any cream at all) maybe don't know what to think about clinique .....don't know if i like it really got a lot of compliments but always i felt better without it on my face.....and i felt somehow to "have (HAVE) something (!) to do this because my face is done" sometimes maybe everytime somehow sunny mindet sorry so i switched edit: i used to use clinique the 3-phase/step-system with the Clarifiying Lotion from 16-17 years old.
i LOVE LOVE LOVE this product!! It makes my skin soooo smooth! i have oily skin and im extremely sensitive to lots of products! But I can NOT live without this product! Ladies, this is not a moisturizer! it's a additional treatment to speed cell turnover. This will definitely help dull skin, scars, even out complexion!!! I used to have lots of scars from acne and this helps a lOT!! People can not tell if i have anymore scars. I used it for 2 years! I received so many compliments on my skin. I recommended to one of my friends who was breaking out and she has normal skin..and when she started to use it her skin lot soooo amazing!!! No more break out for her too!! GIVE THIS A TRY!!
Love this product - makes my skin feel so soft and smooth. Packaging is nice as well, I like the pump and that you can see how much is left in the container.
I used to have really bad acne over my face. Now, everything is under control, but the scar that has been accumulated for over 15 years seems never really go away. Sometimes, I can see them through my makeup under the light, and it looks like my face has some kind of color pattern under the foundation. Now I only have been using TT for a month, I notice the significant change of my face. Actually, after the first week of using it, I went to office without makeup(didn't have time on that day for applying any), my friend said I looked beautiful. It does not make me breakout at all, which is quite surprising for me because most Clinique products irritate my skin. I am not sure if this product will keep working for in the long run, but for now I do think it fades some acne scar very slowly and lightens up my skin. So be patient.
I bought a 15ml sample of the TT concentrate and have been using it for about a week so far. I'm seeing changes already! My skin is so much smoother, very velvety and my pores appear smaller. There is evidence of it evening my tone a bit as well so I'm quite happy so far. I'm going to invest in the full size as soon as my tube runs out, may try combining it with the TT 15min facial concentrate as some other ladies have suggested. I'll update again in a months time, so far so good!
This product is okay. Not bad, not wonderful, just okay. It seems to make my skin a little softer, but I can't really tell. I use it after the 3-Step system. (I checked with the girl at the Clinique counter to make sure and she said, yes, use it after the DDML and that helps it to be absorbed into your skin). I'm just not seeing any visible "total turnaround" here!
The first time I tried Total Turnaround was in a sample I got with a GWP and at that time I hated it but I wasn't using the 3-Step and it just like flaked off of my face. I went back to get TT cuz I was using the 3-Step years later and the MA suggested I buy the concentrate. My skin felt cleaner and more radiant like I had a glow but I was unhappy with the amount you get in such a small container. So I went to a different counter to get the TT in a jar. I just used it last night and this morning and it's VERY late at night and my skin still feels really clean and smooth. My recommendation is that if you use the 3-step add the TT cream before it disappears cuz you get more for the money. I read somewhere that the extra exfoliators in the TT concentrate are salacylic acid (the stuff in alot of acne treatments). Just a warning. For it being expensive I do agree but it's not if you get it during a GWP. The packaging of the concentrate is better cuz you're not dipping your fingers in a jar like the orginal TT. BTW: I have combo skin that's dry in the winter and oily in the summer.
I like this product. I agree with the other reviews that my face is indeed much smoother. My daughter sat on my lap and ran her hand over my face telling me how soft it was. Then continued to rub my cheeks! My skinn tone has evened out somewhat, I have broken capillaries and it seems to have toned the appearance of them down. My pores appear smaller as well. The one thing I do not like is that I do have a normal to dry skin, and this has a matte finish which erases any hint of moisture on the surface. If you have oily skin, you will love this effect. It does recommend to moisturize afterwards. I will buy this again, I want to see long term results (2 months or so) before I decide to keep this within my regime or not.
I noticed a diffence in the texture (smoother) and appearance of my skin (old acne scars lightening). Expensive, but worth the price for me. I use with the 15 minute facial and it really does what it says! I also use the 3 step system with it. (As far as the order goes, I'll use the 3 step, then put the Renewer on, wait about 5-15 minutes then apply the Gel. If I use the 15 minute facial, I do it after the Soap/Cleansing, then proceed with the toner, renewer, and gel. I don't know if that is the correct order but it has worked okay for me.)