I have been using this everyday after 3-step for a little more than a month and it dried me out completely! I got so many flakeys around my nose and mouth(which I never got before) to the point I had to buy another moisturizer in-order to fix the problem. I was using the Clinique Mild Toner which also had salicylic acid so it might have been too much for me since this also had salicylic acid or maybe it might be just the winter causing the problem. I see this might be better if used during the summer where I tend to get more oily.
Other than the fact that it dried me out, this also did at first cause me to get some red bumps/pimples but cleared up after couple days-nothing serious...after it cleared up my skin was much clearer and brighter and somewhat smoother in the areas that weren't dried up. And upon putting this on the face it feels very smooth&soft and helps with any redness I had and SEEMS to help with flakeys but after washing my face the next morning that is when the flakeys gets even worse. And this cream isn't really a moisturizer, it absorbed really fast upon putting on and I had to spread this around my face really fast or else it would dry up on my hands but it did give me a matte finish till the morning (no shiny or greasy look with this).
I still have a little more than 2/3 of this left in the jar and now I am currently using this every other 2 days(use one day skip 2 days) which isn't as drying anymore...the process is after cleansing I use the Mild Toner then the DDMG then this Total Turnaround Cream...the other 2 days I switch the Total Turnaround Cream with Olay Regenerist Night Recovery Cream(which is the new moisturizer I had to buy and so far it's pretty good). Now my skin is rid of flakeys and is very smooth and clear and bright! Not sure if it's due to this cream or the Olay cream but I might skip this Total Turnaround Cream after finishing it up just to see if my skin still looks as good as now. I might give it another shot if my skin becomes dull again.
Just be sure not to use this everyday if you have combo dry/sensitive skin like me because the dryness didn't start right away but after like 3 or 4 weeks. I do see this very good for oily skin though.
I loved this stuff! Made my skin sooo smooth and got rid of any dry flaky patches - but it is no longer available in the UK! I am gutted!! :-(
I love this! I see myself using this for the rest of my life. I am married to this product. I have searched high and low for the perfect skin treatment and this is by far the best. Every time I withdraw from this, I get tiny zits and blackheads and they immediately disappear as soon as I resume using this. Excellent!
I'm quite confused about the comments I'm reading. When I bought this, the Clinique guy (yeap, a male sales assistant!) told me to use this only once a week and at night because this is supposed to regenerate new skin cells while I'm sleeping. He also said that it will be too harsh for daily use, so it could be one of the reasons why some users break out. I'm just guessing thoughm
I love this. Put this on before bed and after my Origins (or any) 3-step that I'm currently using cos it will be too harsh on skin on its own. Goes on smooth, my skin feels smooth and plumped. Can't stop touching my face.
It gets even better when I wake up the next day. My skin feels as smooth as a baby, and is of course, instantly brighter. Pores get smaller and generally much easier to put on make-up.
This lasts for a few days, and usually will wait a week before next round. I usually put this on before a special function the next day.
This is great stuff. P/S-My application tips were taught by my Clinique specialist and not my own.
This absorbs like crazy. I rub it into my skins and within seconds I don't feel any residue on my fingers or face. It seems to do a good job with dark spots and creating an overall look that is clearer and brighter. Didn't really do anything for the sun spots on my cheeks, but seem to lighten some recent blemishes that turned dark after they healed. No acne breakouts from using it.
I use this product for about two weeks (and also the clinique 3-step) and my acne is worse than ever! Yesterday I called my skin supervisor and she told me that this is a normal stage and that I should be patient. All the newer skin under the surface will push out all the dirt and the acne, and after that (she says) my skin will be improved. I hope this is true..so I guess I will need to wait and use it for a bit longer. I hope I won't be like when I was 15 :-(
I used the turnaround cream for a long time - many years. Ever since the concentrate came out, I've used that. Even though I get compliments on my skin quite a bit, I started wondering, what is this really doing for me? So, crazy me decided to stop using this for a few weeks - HUGE mistake! My skin got flaky, bumpy, the pores got all clogged, and it just looked lusterless. And that was the only change I made, so I knew the change was due to lack of the turnaround concentrate. So, I'm back to daily use (after toner, before foundation), and I love it. A little goes a long way, and one bottle lasts several months for me. I doubt you'd notice a dramatic change right away, so if you're looking for something drastic, this is not it, but it definitely evens, brightens, clears, and smooths my skin significantly over time. It is the only "treatment" type product I use - I'll never go without again!
I will buy this over and over again. I've been using it steady for about 2 months and I dont think it can get any better than this. It really does brighten my skin and helps it stay that way. I found that it has actually CHANGED my skin. its evened out my tone and made the texture silky and flawless looking. I feel like it keeps my acne at bay and really speeds up the healing / scar fading process like magic. Its really worth the 50 CDN that I paid. I should also note that I cannont use moisturizer on my forehead for some reason it makes me break out like crazy (ive only ever used clinique dramatically different gel) but this is moisturizing enough to keep my forehead satisfied and also fight my acne!