I don’t know what is so special about this face cream, but its name is quite promising, and it prompted me to buy it. I bought a travel kit with Clinique bestsellers to form my own opinion about them.
This is my impression of this face cream which I’ve been using for three weeks now.
I bought the kit a long time ago, but decided to try this cream out only now. Maybe it’s for the best, because it's summer, my skin is getting more oily, and such a treatment would be welcome.
My skin is far from perfect. There are enlarged pores, blackheads, pimples and a lot of acne scars. Besides, my T-zone is oily, but my cheeks are rather dry, especially after some lotions that contained alcohol.
I was on the lookout for a lightweight water-based face cream that wouldn’t clog my pores and that would mattify my skin and give enough moisture at the same time.
What it is:A moisture-rich cream to soothe even the driest skins.What it is formulated to do:This dermatologist-developed cream ups the hydration intensity of Clinique’s cult-classic formula. Formulated to combine all-day moisture with skin-strengthening ingredients for very dry skin, it creates more resilient, nourished, and youthful-looking skin.
My travel-size tube contains 0.5 oz. It’s a simple tube with a screw top. It’s hard to squeeze it, and I had to cut it in half to get the rest of the cream.
The cream doesn’t leak, even when it stands upside down, and doesn’t make the cap dirty.
Water , Glycerin , Dimethicone , Petrolatum , Tridecyl Stearate , Tridecyl Trimellitate , Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate , Behenyl Alcohol , Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait D'Orge , Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate , Caprylyl Glycol , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Peg-100 Stearate , Sodium Hyaluronate , Cetyl Alcohol , Butylene Glycol , Tromethamine , Carbomer , Phenoxyethanol , Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) , Yellow 6 (Ci 15985) , Red 33 (Ci 17200)
The cream is milky white, watery and scentless, feels like silicone to the touch. When I touched it, I knew that it would feel like a film on my face, and I was right.
The cream applies smoothly thanks to its runny formula, and yes, it leaves an invisible film.
The dewy finish disappears after ten minutes, making the skin smooth yet not matte. The cream soaks in quickly and doesn’t leave clumps. It’s nice as a makeup base (tested with 6 foundations).
I’m 31 years old, with combination skin and occasional pimples.
Initially I thought I would use this cream overnight, but I didn’t. There wasn’t enough moisture, even for my oily skin.
Well okay, let’s use it under makeup. But it didn’t work out either.
The cream works nice as a makeup base, but it lacks SPF and I don’t want to use it in the morning because I spend a lot of time outside.
I have to apply a sunscreen over it, or a BB Cream.
I ended up using this cream the following way: after I came home, I removed my sunscreen, applied a moisturizing serum, and then applied this cream over it.
I don’t mind silicones and my skin feels okay, but there was no moisture, so why suffer with the oily film?
in the morning
with face cream on
1. Lightweight formula, soaks in quickly, scentless
2. Works good as a makeup base, doesn’t conflict with other cosmetic items (neither with foundations, nor with any serum)
3. Doesn’t clog my pores or provoke new pimples
4. There is no face shine, and no mattifying effect.
5. Isn’t sticky
1. It doesn’t provide my skin moisture and only builds an oily film on it.
2. Doesn’t work as an overnight treatment, my skin looked tired in the morning
3. Has no SPF, which makes it impossible to use under the sun
4. There are a few questionable ingredients
5. Doesn’t mattify
6. I have to use the serum to get a moisturizing effect
As you can see, there are more cons than pros. But the main complaint of mine is that there is no promised moisture.
I give it three stars, but it’s rather two. Not recommended for any skin type, especially considering its price.