I received a sample of this serum in a gift with purchase in the fall. Since I have been battling a case of adult acne, (cured by my acne.org products!) but also am battling that great adult aging skin too, I am not only cautious about what I put on my skin for acne reasons, but very picky about anti-aging skin care products too.
I ever so carefully started the sample I received only on my chin(my driest spot) and have since been able to move up onto my cheeks with it...no breakouts!! I happily bought a full size version!
I noticed a decrease in very fine lines that were on my chin, after 4 months of regular use!
( I use a retinoid (refissa) to help with crows feet, but everytime I would try to out in on my chin for the pesky little wrinkles showing up down there I would pay for it with awful dryness that looked worse than the fine lines! How odd that the crows feet could handle it though!)
I eventually mixed a bit of my refissa with this serum before bed(for use on my chin), just one night per week and am very happy with the results. Using this was like taking baby steps towards a retinoid as it does have a form of retinol in it. So now I use this six nights per week and one night per week I mix with my retinoid.
Oh and just another note, this really cannot be worn during the day as it forms kind of this 'layer' that can be easily rubbed or peeled off?!?! Its weird, but I still love it for the results, plus I am a tinted moisturizer(with sunscreen!!! see my review on Clinique's city block sheer spf 25) -and thats it - kind of gal, no layering a million products on in the morning for me!
I'm writing this review after a month of regular and consistent use of the serum. I was probably expecting too much, but, why has Clinique made such a big claim as to compare this lotion to a laser treatment? No way you're near any remarkable result. At the start I liked the fact that you can apply it on your crow's feet, so one product does it all, but with time, I have realised that maybe the serum is too gentle, actually so gentle that you won't notice any difference. My lines are still there and some sun damage is still shining on my face. I have pretty good skin but I was hoping for some plumping, refining effect...alas no more waiting now. I'm just looking forward to finishing my bottle and forget abot it. Really disappointing.
I didn't see any anti aging effect other than decent moisturization. It made my face break out so I used it on my neck. I got a large sample with purchase and would not buy the full size.
I've been using for 4 months, day & night. The first 2-3 wks, I thought it was helping refine my skin such as making pores less noticeable. But I think now that any improvement back then might have been due to several new skin treatments I was starting & using around the same time, like mandelic acid peels & ziana (retin a + clindamycin), because I've stopped both peels & the ziana for the past 2 months and now my skin looks the way it did before -- with sunspots as dark as ever & pores as huge as they were before. I did start using Alpha Hydrox spot lightener with hydroquinine for about 4 months too. My skin hasn't really improved.
I seriously wonder if Repairwear does anything at all. Sometimes when I put it on, it does form a rubbery peely surface. I don't think this works for me.
Very nice serum, if I can call it that. I've been using it for one week, and I have noticed a difference in my skin tone and texture. I have a two-week trial, then I return for a skin analysis to see the difference. Then Clinique will give me another 2-week sample to continue in order to see more improvements. So far I am considering purchasing this serum at the end of 4 weeks if the results continue.
I really love this serum! My skin is so sensitive and I can use this with no problems what so ever! Thats a big deal for me! I also find it does what it says its going to do, my skin works great when I use it. Highly recommended!
Here in Canada, The Bay was giving a big 15ml (half the full-size bottle!) sample to try out. The SA told me to use a few drops twice a day and follow with moisturizer. The bottle says that it should last for 2 weeks, but no way that is true. I believe if you use the bottle religiously twice a day, it should last about 6 weeks.
I have been using my bottle for two weeks now but only at night because my skin reacts badly to some new products and I didn't want to take any chances. My verdict so far is that it does indeed make the skin softer and smoother and I can detect some clarity in my overall complexion. I cannot comment on it reducing wrinkles as it has only been 2 weeks. For my temperamental skin, this has produced better results that EL advanced night repair, I found it to be gentler on the skin than ANR.
However, this has caused my skin to become quite dry. I generally have combination skin, but this has caused some flakiness and I can see some dry patches now. I always use my regular Biotherm Aquasource moisturizer on top, but it doesn't seem to cut it anymore. I am now not sure what to do, because I am worried that by drying out my skin it will be counterproductive and actually speed up wrinkles !!! I thought of switching to a richer moisturizer, but worried that a heavy formulation might clog my pores. If anyone can suggest a good moisturizer that can combat the dryness caused by this, I would be very grateful if you could contact me!! (otherwise I think I will have to stop using this soon)
Macy's was giving away a 12 week supply of this product. I used it religiously as directed. While it feels great going on, and makes my moisturizer apply better so that I use less of it, it did not make any difference on my lines and wrinkles (forehead "11" lines, horizontal forehead lines, marionette lines and wrinkles around the corner of my eyes). I am going back to the (much cheaper) routine I used before of Earth Science A/B alpha hydroxy at night and Neutrogena Advanced Wrinkle Repair with retinol in the morning. I always got lots of compliments on my glowing skin with those products and I haven't gotten one since trying the RepairWear.
I got a large sample, and applied this yesterday night.. all over my face. I woke up with new pimples on my nose. I am surprised. Gess ill use it up on my neck & hands! At least it felt silky.
I, too, got the refillable sample. I had such high hopes for this product, but it took my mild rosaea into full throttle - my face is red, itchy, etc. I used it for three days ... I really wanted this to work, but there is no way.