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Clinique 3-step skin system
Clinique 3-Step Skin System
Member Name: GPuddleduck
Clinique 3-Step Skin System
Advantages: It works, you will notice your skin improving within a week or two
Disadvantages: It's quite expensive and it did dry out my skin when using it twice a day
I first tried these products back in February 2010. I was browsing through Debenhams and they made an announcement that if you spent over £40 on anything from the Clinique range then you would get a free make up bag with selected make up worth up to £30. I was getting married in 3 months and wanted to have flawless skin and some advice. I decided it was worth a go so I sat down at one of the seats and spoke to a representative.
She assessed my skin type and then proceeded to show me the products and try them on my skin. I was told I have a dry combination skin type. She gave loads of advice and explanations about my skin and how it works, also about skin in general.
She first used the liquid facial soap, then the clarifying lotion, then the moisturising lotion. She showed me where to apply the moisturiser so as not to make greasy areas worse. I was told to use this 3-step system every morning and every evening. I was told I may get a few spots to begin with but I would see a difference to my skin within a couple of weeks.
I purchased the trial 3-step system for dry combination skin. It cost £20 which included 50ml facial soap, 100ml clarifying lotion and 30ml moisturising lotion. It was more then I usually spent on skin care products but I believed it would work. I also purchased and eye cream for £22 which reduced dark circles and puffiness. More than I would normally spend but it was for my wedding day and I was willing to try anything for the perfect skin. Plus I wanted the free gift! I was so pleased it worked, even my husband commented on my eyes looking less dark!
Basically you have to remove your make up (I got a free make up remover with the free gift) then follow the 3 steps as instructed. I did this religiously and within about a week my skin looked radiant! I was so impressed and so happy with my purchase. The only problem I found was after about 2 or 3 weeks my skin started to feel very dry because the moisturiser was not meant to be used for all of my face so I was beginning to get dry patches. I changed the routine and only used it once a day, in the evening. My skin did start to feel better and not so dry. You can buy another sort of moisturiser to cover all of your face but I haven't bothered yet because I have a moisturiser that I'm happy with and I don't need much after completing these 3 steps.
All in all this is a really good product and I would recommend purchasing it if you have problem skin. I think it was well worth the £20 I spent.
Summary: Great skin care routine that works but it's a bit pricey