Sunday, July 14, 2013

Clinique Clarifying Lotion : Photos, Review

Ever since I came to know about the CTM routine I wanted to invest in some good Cleansers, Toners and Moisturizers. I do use Cleansers and Moisturizers but had no idea how would a toner work and does my skin really need it ! To find the answer I headed to the Clinique store a  few years back as their 3-step program was pretty popular then. The Clinique people did clarify all my doubts and insisted that I get a 'clarifying lotion' [not a toner !] for myself. I went ahead and bought all 3 that came as a set.


Description

The clarifying lotion is a light lavender colored lotion that smells a bit strong and feels a bit refreshing leaving the skin oil free after usage. I just pour a few drops on a cotton pad and wipe my face and neck with this lotion. Since my skin falls under the dry-combination type, i.e type 2, I got the type 2 clarifying lotion. The presence of alcohol does bother me a bit but using this keeps the oily T-Zone fresh and oil free for a longer time. Say my T-Zone gets oily in 1-2 hours, this delays it to 4-5 hours ! This did not bother my skin in any way and using this clarifying lotion after cleansing and before moisturizing did make my skin feel a lot better over months of usage :)



Likes
  • The lotion feels very light and refreshing on skin.
  • The fragrance is strong but refreshing so I don't mind.
  • When I use this I do feel a lot of difference in my skin's texture.
  • Just a few drops is all I need so this bottle lasts really long.
  • Keeps the oil at bay for 5 hours easily.
  • Good SAs to help you find the right ones for you.
  • Does not make my skin dry or stretchy.

Dislikes
  • The huge bottles are not travel-friendly !
  • Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol !!




Price

The price of Clinique Clarifying Lotion is Rs.1200 for 200 ml. However if you buy all 3 -cleanser, toner and moisturizer as a kit to try, it would cost you Rs.1850 for all 3 in a kit but smaller version, of course.


Verdict

This is the only clarifying lotion I have used so far and I never felt like trying anything else ! This is my 2nd bottle :) I am really happy with the way it makes my skin feel and the refreshing fragrance is an added advantage. Though the presence of alcohol blinks in my mind often, I just push it aside and keep using it ;) Once I am done with this bottle I might try other toners available in the market just for the reason to have a change ! I do not have any complaints, so if your skin is not sensitive just go ahead and try it once as it is worth the money. People with oily and acne prone skin may notice good changes while using this.



Rating - ♥♥♥♥



♥ Aarthi ♥




12 comments:

  1. I have used this too and really liked it. Nice review.:)

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    1. Thank you Niesha.. what are you using right now?

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  2. I am using the no 3 for combination skin and really like it a lot..the only problem is the horrible alcohol smell :(

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    1. I heard that the fragrance is stronger as the skin type number increases.. so i can understand Pari ..

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  3. Great Review dear! and detailed too...Seems to be like a really great product! I have never tried it but will keep this in mind.

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    1. You should try it Afsana :)

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  4. its a must try for oily skin beauties like us .. thanks for the review aarthi ..nice blog following you

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    1. Thank you so much Punam and ya well said- a must have for oily skin :)

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  5. This seems to be really awesome Aarthi! I wanna give this a try...will keep it in mind!

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    1. Hope you like it dear :)

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  6. This is the best toner I have ever used, I absolutely love it. Nice detailed review:)

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    1. Ya I love this one :D

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