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A great system!
Clinique 3 Step Skin System
Member Name: ProntoPlease
Clinique 3 Step Skin System
Advantages: Improved the condition and texture of my skin.
I'm a big fan of Clinique, purely because all of their products are natural and dermatolically tested so therefore I don't break out when using them. Unfortunately, I have dry, flaky skin and I've used most of tar products on the market claming to 'nourish and exfoliate' my skin but none seemed to live up to their claims unlike this 'Clinique 3 Step System.' In this package, you get a liquid pump soap; a clarifying lotion and a moisturiser. I brought this from Debanhams for around £40, I know that is expensive but you get quite alot of product for your money and I'm guessing it will last me atleast 3-4 months. The packaging looks very professional and sleek, like something you would find in a spa, and it looks great in my bathroom.
The system works in 3 simple steps:
STEP 1- Firstly, you just wash your face in hot water using Clinique's mild facial soap. The liquid is contained in a tall, pea green, 200ml bottle and claims to give gentle, effective clensing for the needs of dry cheeks and oily t-zones. Retrieving the soap is easy, just press the pump. I tend to use about half a pump, to avoid wasting any, and a small amount really goes a long way. Just wash your face with hot water and massage the soap into your skin and after just gently towel dry your face. After using, my skin feels clean and refreshed.
STEP 2- After the soap, the second step is to cleanse your face with Clinique's clarifying lotion. Similarly, the lotion is contained in a tall bottle and claims to exfoliate your skin and apparently it 'deflakes' your skin's surface to reveal clearer skin. This time, it is a 400ml bottle, which is flighty larger than the soap and in colour it is a cool, pastel purple, almost lilac in colour. For application of this, I use a cotton ball (as instructed) and just apply the smallest amount you can and sweep it lightly over your t-zone, cheeks, chin and throat. My favourite thing about this product is the 'tingly' sensation you get after using, and this apparently means that its working. Most importantly, if you buy this ALWAYS leave the cap screwed tightly on because the lotion is prone to evaporation. I just love the clean, smooth finish I get after using this. My skin doesn't feel tight and uncomfortable which is something I've found with other clensers I've used. Like I said, this also exfoliates but I think this is better than other exfoliators considering it is in liquid form and doesn't have any harsh sand or exfoliating beads in it that just drag the skin and cause premature skin aging.
STEP 3- Obviously, moisturisation is the key to healthy skin and this 'Dramatically Different' moisturising lotion does just that. The lotion is contained in a medium sized, lemon pump dispenser, it doesn't state how much is in the container..I'm guessing about 200ml? I think this moisturiser will last months! There's so much compacted into this bottle and the handy pump ensures no waste, and gives out just the right amount to cover my entire face. After a few uses, I definately saw amazing results - before I used Clinique's 3 step system, my skin always looked dry and I had a few unsightly lines but like the bottle states its a 'Dramatically Different' moisturiser and its definately made a big difference to my skins appearance. For instance, the texture and condition of my skin has improved and makes my complection seem glowing and healthy. Additionally, I use this before applying foundation because it soaks straight into my skin and gives a nice base to work on. The consistancy of this product is very light and it's not heavy like other moisturisers.
After using the 3 Step System, my skin has never felt and looked so healthy and vibrant. I have slight acne on my cheeks but this has definately reduced the redness of that and is gradually reducing the sight of blemishes. More importantly, my skin is no longer dry - it is more dewy and balanced. I will most definately purchase this again. You can buy it at all good retainers (Debanhams, John Lewis, Amazon etc.) and you can get different systems to match your skin type, e.g there is one for oily skin aswell. Great buy, a perfect, effortless skin regime to follow and gives superb results. 5 stars.
Summary: A great skin regime to follow, easy to use and gives superb results!