Clinique • Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is a great lotion-y serum that uses lactobionic acid as an exfoliant. It's a very nice alternative to AHAs if you're sensitive to those. Although I have used AHAs, they seem to irritate my skin more often as the years go by. The Clinique causes no burning or itching or irritation; it doesn't cause me any flakiness either. But it's doing something because my skin is definitely brighter and clearer when I use it. This is an almost instantaneous effect; it doesn't require weeks of use before seeing a brightening. This serum also has a lovely, silky feel that serves as a nice base for my other products, almost like a primer, but not as heavy. It claims to reverse the effects of sun damage - it certain brightens the overall complexion and can soften up fine lines, but I don't notice any great fading of my sun spots. I use a lightener with hydroquinone for that.
Comes in a sturdy pump bottle, 30 and 50 ml sizes, good for travel, easy to get all product out by unscrewing the top at the end. No fragrance or stickiness; sinks in quickly. Only downside is the price. It's a bit costly. Not crazy, but getting up there. I've used two bottles and will repurchase when I can get a discount or GWP. In short, I love this stuff. I've found it effective and miss it when I don't have it. Just wish it were a bit cheaper.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Well well! This is a real miracle from Clinique! I was really not expecting that at all. I started using the 3 step at some point during the summer, after my face got a bit berserk for some reason (probably the combination of heat and matte makeup, and I have a feeling that the Jurlique powder I was using was actually breaking me out...) I am not really a massive fun of the 3 step. It strikes me as a bit overpriced and though it usually clears my skin (I use the anti blemish soap and toner) I notice that I get blackheads especially on my nose. And don't even get me started about the alcohol toner - I know it's really bad, but it does help me with my acne...
So: I first decided to use the anti-blemish 3 Step after a 1 year break from it (the 3 step really cleared my acne in about 1-2 weeks, I was quite impressed, but the blackheads were still there) and after reading about the Turnaround on beautypedia (which I don't really follow slavishly by the way...), I thought I don't really have much to lose. I also got the night cream of the turnaround and decided to use them together.
MY FACE CLEARED IN NO TIME, AND I AM NOT JOKING: In about 1 week, all scars and redness disappeared, and I don't get any new spots anymore. And not only that: ALL the blackheads are also gone, and my skin feels incredibly soft. Honestly, I am very impressed by this, I thought this would be another Clinique product (OK, but not terribly great), but in fact, it seems to be the best I've ever bought from Clinique. It doesn't seem to do anything for oiliness though, but it doesn't make my face more oily either. But really, if your problem is some kind of light acne, do try it. I don't think I will stop using it anytime soon! For reference, I am using it with the anti-blemish/acne solutions bar soap, followed by the anti-blemish/acne solutions toner, and either the night turnaround on top, or the DDMG or anti blemish/acne solutions moisturizer.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
this serum has a great rating on beautypedia and since i was looking for a gentle exfoliator and "radiance renewer", i bought it as soon as i found my wallet.
this serum is very silicony and primer like. my skin felt soft and silky after application, but i didn't find it actually nourishing/exfoliating..it did nada to my skin. after 2 weeks i noticed some clogged pores on my cheek bones and the blackheads on my nose seemed to look worse. after a month of consistent use (once a day) i realized this serum wasn't doing any good to my skin. it just didn't work for me. yes, it's a great primer. it didn't dry my skin out. but it's not making my skin actually healthier.
i stopped using it and i certainly won't repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I was so disappointed by this! Used an entire bottle and saw absolutely no difference. Such a shame since this sounded like just what I needed and I was really looking forward to using it after reading all these great reviews. The pump packaging was good though, I guess. It's not very easy to see how much you've got left, it's an unscrew-and-try-to-gauge-how-much-you've-got-left type. Get a sample before you splurge.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a great chemical exfoliant if you cannot use glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or prescription-strength Vitamin A products. My skin is far too sensitive for any of the above, and this product does the trick. I have smooth, glowing skin. I use it every night. I have yet to be convinced of AHAs or BHAs ability to deal with hyperpigmentation, so look into a product with hydroquinone if that is your main concern. But, if you want a product to help the skin turn itself over and look/feel more alive, then this is it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is an AMAZING serum! I've only used it for 2 weeks (once a day) and my skin just glows. I started receiving compliments about it. My cosmetician even asked me if I'm pregnant because my skin looks great :-) The only downside is the price- but I bought mine on a good sale so I can't complain for now.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Used two bottles up completely and saw no difference or improvement.
Positives...didn't break me out or cause a rash. No smell.
Negatives...did nothing for me. Weird consistency. Oily feeling.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Love this a lot!! After application, I can feel that my skin is really smooth~~~ after around half the tube, my friend asked me why my skin is glowing. I am so happy! Will definitely buy again!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Absolutely love this product! This serum feels soothing and moisturizing and I find that I don't need anything else when I use it at night time. Although it says not to use around the eyes, I slather it on everywhere and there has been no stinging or irritation whatsoever. Works as well as other products priced a lot higher and is perfect for sensitive skin. Happy that Clinique didn't add any unnecessary color to this product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have used so many serums over the years--from EL, to Lancome, to Origins, to others of Clinique and Olay and Neutrogena (I use the Intense Wrinkle serum for day)....and this one is definite HG status for me--the price is expensive, but it's worth it--I use it every evening and my skin simply glows. The texture is improved, smoother, clearer, and this has great stuff in it. For the price, compare with other serums, this one is superior in every way--I read labels and research carefully, so I have a very definite notion of what I expect a serum to do for me and my skin. Try it, ladies and gents, you'll LOVVVVVEEEEE it :)