One of the things I like the most about beauty stores in the United States is Freebies! It’s one of the easiest and guaranteed ways a customer or potential customer will walk out of a store smiling. On that beautiful Thursday, I was that girl when I walked out of Macy’s with a little bag of trinkets including a 10 Day Cleanse Kit. Having this, I decided to skip my regular cleanse routine of natural and commercial products, to this simple 3 step process for the next 10 consecutive days. I was nervous and excited to try this and couldn’t believe I was trusting my skin to a brand I hadn’t ever used for cleansing.
This skin care trio was specific to combination/oily skin and featured has a liquid facial soap, clarifying lotion and moisturizing gel. Ranging in size and texture, I liked the fact that the items came in a cute little box with an instructional booklet on ingredients and manners of usage so I didn’t have to do much research on what to do. Here is my review of the products:
I loved the color distinction between each item, which helped to keep things succinct
There was still an average of 50% product remaining in the bottle after the 10 days which was a pleasant surprise. Although the bottle sizes did look deceiving tiny, I’m still using it many days later
It only takes an American dime per product use, twice per day, on my face.
Each product had a smooth, texture and a pure feel
My skin had become clearer and retained its smooth texture during these 3 days
Each item had a clean almost floral scent that was inviting and gave me a little boost when I used it
The Clarifying lotion was the most difficult to use. With no further instructions than use twice per day, I had to discover online that it was supposed to be used as a toner, which involved dabbing it onto a cotton ball and lightly sweeping it across the face. I actually had a much better result of carefully placing spots of the lotion on my face , massaging in using a circular motion and allowing it to absorb in.
At times, the facial cleanser was not able to remove eyeliner product from my eyes, but once the area was washed a second time, it would be completely removed
Overall Score: 4 out of 5
Overall I was thoroughly impressed with this system. I normally don’t follow a routine of products from the same brand, and prefer to use mostly natural products, but I do understand the advantages of not mixing items. My face felt and looked very clean in a pure way and rarely did I have to reapply. The clarifying lotion took the place of my usual apple cider vinegar toner and did so with positive results. I am considering buying the full size products of this system and using it as my regular routine. I would recommend liquid facial cleansers to anyone as it can be massaged easier onto the skin, doesn’t clog pores or irritate the skin due to the lack of exfoliators. It’s also important to always moisturize your face after it’s cleanse as this will help to rehydrate your skin.
I give Clinique two thumbs up on this one! How many steps are in your facial cleansing routine? Do you prefer bar or liquid cleanser?