This is my favorite night time moisturizer. I have been using it for over a year now and every time I buy it, I miss a heartbeat !! It is $$$. I love the fact this is fragrance free and loaded with antioxidants and also that it comes in a tube and not a jar. I alternate between the very dry and combination versions depending on the season. All in all I love it and will continue using it.
This product was alright. I found it made my face look slightly red and irritated right after applying it, but in the long run it appeared to improve my complexion, and I never once broke out using it. I ended up switching to Nivea's Light Regenerating Night Care when I ran out based on the price of this product alone. Maybe if you got a bit more product for what you paid for, I would have considered buying this again. Haven't completely written it off, though. I might repurchase after I run out of the Nivea one.
Here's my experience with this product:
I wanted a cream that would start the anti aging process that wouldn't be harsh on my skin or make me break out. I am acne prone to begin with and sensitive too. I used this product for about 2 weeks and my skin looked amazing. I noticed in the morning when I got up some of the laugh lines and forehead lines had diminished. I was thinking this was the product I had been looking for all along and was praising it to a few people on how great it was.
I continued using it for a few more weeks and started noticing every day when I would wake up, a new little pimple had emerged on my face. Mostly on my chin/jaw and around my nose, a few on my cheeks. I kept using it thinking it was my skin trying to get used to the cream. Then it got worse and more pimples started popping up. I am not talking about 2 or 3 little ones, I am talking about 10-13 in total that were visibly large, red and hard to conceal with makeup. My chin looked like an acne war zone! I am 32 and I looked like a teen that was suffering from a bad case of acne.
So I put the cream away and went back to using my Avon aloe vera gel ,Spectro Hydra Care face cream with tea tree oil to keep the pimples at bay. Within just a few days my skin cleared. No more nasty pimples have emerged since I got rid of this horrible cream. The only youthful look I got from this cream was the horrible nightmarish acne that it gave me :(
Clinique claim : No matter how well you protect your skin, sun, stress and pollution bring daily damage. Now a potent moisturizer works overnight to deliver a unique complex of eight rapid and delayed-release antioxidants that defuse this free-radical activity. Helps keep skin strong and prevent visible signs of aging.
Review: So far so good, it does moisture my skin but not too sure about making my skin strong (whatever that means)
I tried the combination to oily skin version in a sample pot, after hearing a very positive review of the cream. Initially, i was impressed that it kept my skin matte during my long hours in a hot busy restaurant. I used the cream for 2 evenings and one morning, until i began to see terrible irritation. I discontinued trialing the sample pot i had, and the irritation took a long time to calm down. It is now 3-4 days afterward. Initially the irritation was extremely tight, red skin on my chin area, the sides of my nose, and my lower forehead, especially the area around between my eyebrows. It progressed to a very dry rash with whitehead very small pimples and lots of them. The next stage was very sore skin from bleeding where the skin had opened. This was at the sides of the nose. These are healing, and i am suffering mostly now from very dry flaky skin especially in the cheek area and just generally very flaky skin. This is all such a shame as i had gotten my skin to a very good texture. I have learnt my lesson. I am pretty sure that it is the cereatyl alcohol in the product that has caused this pretty strong reaction. This ingredient has high irritation and comedogenic levels scientifically. I won't be putting another product containing this any where near my face again. Just glad i hadn't purchased a full size bottle of this. Just awful for my skin.
i usually like clinique products, but this seems to clog my pores. it doesn't feel especially moisturizing either, so i keep applying it, which maybe is what's clogging my pores :)
Profile: Male / 22 / oily-acne prone
I have only been using this for a week, anyway, here I go:
-you only need to apply a small amount and spread it evenly so I could see this last a long time! (Approx 6 month of daily use at night)
-a little is hydrating enough, maybe it's just me? I have oily skin.
-it doesn't upset my acnes and actually calms down the redness, weird I know, but it happens.
-it sinks in very fast.
-omg the price, here is around 65 USD per tube. I MUST USE THIS SPARINGLY!
-i think it makes my skin oilier, as I've told you I usually only apply a small amount but it makes my face so shiny... A healthy shine, but wait an hour you'll see me turning into discoball (party, anyone?), so it's best used at night time only.
For now it's not a hate but a lot of love but annoyed with the price so I'm rating it 3. will update in march.
Yes it makes your skin plump, radiant, and more evenly toned. Nevertheless I can't stop noticing the birth of new acnes after using it every night. So I tried using it every other day, and this solved the acne problem. Maybe it's too rich for everyday use.
But that's just me, my skin can't handle too much good, how unlucky of me. I'm giving it 4 lippies because I tho it doesn't work so well on me, I firmly believe in the goodness of its ingredients and this will be good someone out there who's less acne-prone. All and all, good product, but just not suited for me.
Okay, I'm bumping it up to 5, I recently changed the version from combo-oily to combo-dry, although I am combo-oily, weird thing is, I didn't get any break out from it even tho I've been using it daily(okay, so I've only used this combo dry version for a month). I don't get why the combo dry version works a lot better on my face, but I'm guessing because my skin is combo, it's always best to try which combo it is your face has(mine is dry on the cheeks, very shiny on the nose, normal on forehead, I know, weird)
So for those who have a combo type, I suggest that you try both version(combo oily or combo dry) and see which fits your face perfectly. Anyway I'm so glad I can use this product, because really, the antioxidants are just THAT impressive.
Oooh, this one was a heartbreaker. I really loved that it made my skin look so smooth and moisturized, and even gave a bit of mattifying to keep my oiliness at bay. I really hated that it broke me out after a few days. I tried it again a few times to be sure it was the culprit, and I get several new zits overnight every. single. time. I use it. Sorry Clinique, it's not me, it's you. Back to the drawing board for a moisturizer for oily skin. Someday someone will get it right. :(
I've decide to try out this Clinque product after reading the reviews here, i thought of not writing a review on it...too lazy...but then i was tinking i can't be so selfish to bank on other peoples reviews and found this great product then keep it all to myself....so i would like to share my thoughts for this great product. I would say....its works GREAT for me! I have got oily yet very dehydrated sensitive skin, i need something hydrating, frangrance free and yet does not break me out. i had not been using Clinique products for years after trying for their Turnaround cream which disappointed me greatly many years back. 1st point: this product is FRAGRANCE FREE had me attracted to once again consider this brand(I do not like frangrance in any of my facial products/Body moisturiser as it feel so artificial), 2nd point I came to MUA to read reviews of all of the other ladies who had tried it and convince myself to take one more chance on Clinque moisturizer. Ok...ordered online....product came....moment of truth: my first feel of the texture on fingers was good, it was creamy (The turnaround cream i last tried i remembered it was sort of gel cream & does not sink into the skin at all), no fragrance....i love the creamy texture, as it really makes it feels like it is really a "cream" and it was still pretty easy for me to spread all over my face AND it just sink into into my skin (some cream just seem to stay on the surface of your skin/does not absorb)...that instant i was very satisified and happy with giving a shot again for this product!! No regrets, been almost using it for a month, and so far this is one of the best moisturizer for me, i will DEFINITELY repurchase again n again unless i can find another one better than this.
Even though I have combination skin, the oily areas of my face tend to get dry at night in the winter (go figure!). I purchased the "Very Dry to Dry" formula of this night cream. So far, so good! I love the way this feels when I apply it: it blends in to the skin and seems to form a nice barrier. I wake up with a dewy look, not oily nor dry. I'll give it another lippie if it continues to amaze me after a month's time. :-)
02/27/11 UPDATE: Love this night cream. It continues to hydrates, I wake up every morning with super soft skin and I don't break out. Added another lippie...it's worth the price!