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The grainy feeling of the exfoliator is precisely what I desire from it - the grains are the right size to get into your pores and clean them outside. They're rather dense throughout the liquid, which is fairly thick itself. I find it functions best when thinned down slightly with hit water, especially since this helps open the pores. It is an excellent feel for me personally as it's not fine enough to have an effect although not too rough that my sensitive skin is irritated by it.
Although it is known as a 7 Day Scrub, I tend to just use it once quite 2-3 days. I use theexfoliator in the shower, as the steam helps to open the pores. I combine a little bit of the product (only slightly more in relation to the total amount of toothpaste I'd use) and unite it rubbing that in my hands' palms. Then i use my fingertips to rub it into my skin, focusing on spot inclined regions along with dry, areas that are flakey. While scrubbing, you can sense it cleaning your skin and removing oil and dead skin from your face.
If I take advantage of the cleanser without exfoliating it does not have the same effect as my skin is considerably rougher and my pores are clogged.
I rinse my face with cold water so as to close all and prevent anything being in a position to clog the pores, when finished.
I'd be lying if I said the results were not instant - as soon as I had used this product for the first time, my skin felt 10x smoother. The more visible the results became the more I used it, over a week then monthly. My skin now FEELS smooth, but looks it also. In addition, I tend to get spots less commonly within my fatty areas (which are still oily, simply not so spot-prone) and my flakey regions like eyebrows and my forehead are no more at all flakey! They may be still not wetter compared to the rest of my face, therefore I'm overjoyed, but it's not visible anymore.
The product comes in two sizes - a 100ml bottle and a 30ml bottle for about GBP7. I first received the 30ml bottle included in a gift set and, using it about 3 times per week, it lasted me for about 2 months. I then repurchased the product as the 100ml bottle and the it lasted about 6 months - that's about GBP3 per month, which is certainly not a bad deal when taking into consideration the financial value of the product. Yet, GBP19 may look a great deal to fork up at once, when there are several other facial scrubs out there for a couple of pounds. The question of how nicely your skin is worked on by other scrubs and whether it is worth it or not actually depends on you. Inside my event, I understand it's worth my while to save up for this kind of product, but if unsure I'd go for the smaller bottle first.
All in all, the exfoliator is not cheap, but due to it's great uniformity and formula, and I will definitely continue to purchase it just how well it works on my skin in comparison with others. I'd strongly recommend this to anyone, as my issue was effectively removed by it with skin that is flakey as well as helped with my oily, spot-prone areas.
Since I have sensitive, combination skin, I find it hard to find good exfoliators for me - T-Zone is too irritating, Olay isn't very effective. The only thing I've found to work, other than this, is the Clinique face cleanser and an exfoliating cloth!
There are two sizes you can buy this product in, and both come in tubes. This is convenient as as you don't need much product at a time, so just a small squeeze of the tube is perfect. It is a little annoying, however, when you reach the bottom and can no longer get any out - similarly to toothpaste - but this is only a small issue and is generally inevitable.
The grainy feeling of this exfoliator is exactly what I want from it - the grains are just the right size to get into your pores and clean them out. They are quite dense throughout the liquid, which is pretty thick itself. I find it works best when thinned down slightly with hit water, especially since this helps open the pores. It is the perfect texture for me as it is coarse enough to have an effect but not so rough that it irritates my sensitive skin.
Although it is called a 7 Day Scrub, I tend to only use it once very 2-3 days. I use theexfoliator in the shower, as the steam helps to open the pores. I combine a small amount of the product (just a little more than the amount of toothpaste I'd use) and combine it with some hot water, rubbing it in the palms of my hands. I then use my fingertips to rub it into my skin, focusing on spot prone areas as well as dry, flakey areas. While scrubbing, you can feel it cleaning your skin and removing both oil and dead skin from your face.
After using the scrub, I rinse my face with warm water before cleansing with the Clinique Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser, which leaves my skin literally squeaky clean - I can hear it squeak while washing! If I use the cleanser without exfoliating first, it doesn't have the same effect as my skin is much rougher and my pores are still clogged.
When finished, I rinse my face with cold water in order to close all of my pores and prevent anything being able to clog them. I moisturise with either my Nivea moisturiser or, in autumn and winter when my skin is particularly dry, my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion, and set about my day.
I'd be lying if I said the results weren't instant - as soon as I had used this product for the first time, my skin felt 10x smoother. The more I used it, over a week then a month, the more visible the results became. My skin now not only FEELS smooth, but looks it too. I also tend to get spots less often in my oily areas (which are still oily, just not so spot-prone) and my flakey areas like my forehead and eyebrows are no longer at all flakey! They are still drier than the rest of my face, but it isn't visible anymore, so I'm overjoyed.
The product comes in two sizes - a 30ml bottle for about £7 and a 100ml bottle for £19. I first received the 30ml bottle as part of a gift set and, using it about 3 times a week, it lasted me for about 2 months. I then repurchased the product as the the 100ml bottle and it lasted about 6 months - that's about £3 per month, which is certainly not a bad deal when considering the value of the product. However, £19 may seem a lot to fork up at once, when there are other facial scrubs out there for a couple of pounds. The question of whether it's worth it or not really depends on you and how well other scrubs work on your skin. In my case, I know it's worth my while to save up for this particular product, but if unsure I would go for the smaller bottle first.
All in all, the exfoliator is expensive, but due to it's great consistency and formula, and how well it works on my skin compared to others, I will definitely continue to buy it. I would strongly recommend this to anyone, as it effectively removed my problem with flakey skin and also helped with my oily, spot-prone areas.
I have oily and blemish prone skin which can be a bit of a handful. I do need to be carefully selective about the products which I do use on it and I often use an exfoliator to keep my skin clean, clear and smooth. I have got along well with some of Clinique's 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed to scrub off the dead and dull skin cells to leave the complexion brighter, clearer and looking translucent. (Why you want translucent skin I don't know but that's what it promises!) It claims that it will give the skin a good polish, removing flaky skin and leaves your skin refined and pores clear which means blemishes will be less likely to form. The product helps to regulate the oil production of the skin which is great for an oily skinned person like myself and also apparently helps to lessen fine lines, as well as helping moisture to be more easily absorbed by the skin. The product is gentle and suitable for use on all skin types.
How do you use the product?
The product should only be used once a day so you can decide whether you want to use it in the morning or in the night. You need to dispense some of the scrub onto your fingers and gently massage the product using circular motion onto the face until the cream turns clear. You need to avoid the eye area but the product can be used on the lips. You then rinse off the product and wipe it off with a damp flannel. It should be followed up by a good moisturiser.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a minty green plastic bottle which has a flip top lid on which is can stand. It is free from decoration other than the C symbol for clinique and some extra information is given about the bottle on the back. The product is quite pricey and it will cost you around £17 for 100ml of the scrub. It can be bought from stores with a Clinique counter like Debenhams or Boots, as well as a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product doesn't have much of an aroma but it is quite natural smelling and does have quite a dry fragrance. When you squeeze the product from the bottle, it comes out as a white cream but as you rub it onto the skin, it goes cloudy and almost clear. It is packed full of exfoliating particles which you can't really see. They are tiny and doing a brilliant job of exfoliating the skin being neither to hard nor too soft to get the job done. The particles have the sixe and consistency of grains of salt but they don't dissolve so you can scrub away to your hearts content. It doesn't hurt or feel uncomfortable and it hasn't irritated my sometimes sensitive skin.
The product is really easy to rinse off and you do get an exfoliating action as you do so again. The product makes my skin feel incredibly smooth and it is also really hydrating so it makes my skin feel much softer too. There is no tightness or discomfort once the product has been removed, and I have no urge to apply a moisturiser immediately as I usually do with facial scrubs. My skin looked different from the very first use, looking brighter, healthier and will a more even skin tone. There was a bit of redness there when I first dried my face but this faded away quicker. The product hasn't caused me to develop any blemishes. I can't say that it has controlled my oil production or lessened my fine lines but other than that I have no complaints.
All in all, this is one of the best scrubs that I have ever used. It gives instant results and exfoliates amazingly well yet manages to be gentle at the same time. It makes my skin silky smooth, soft, bright and radiant, and it has managed to even out my skin tone a bit too. My skin is looking and feeling in a better condition. In short, I love this product!
As said in my previous review, over the past couple of years I have been trying to keep my skin in the best condition it can be and in order to do this I have had to invest in a few more 'up market' items compared to my normally much cheaper brands from Boots. One particular brand that had worked very effectivley with my skin is that of Clinique, I use their 3-step system on a daily basis, however, I also use this product alongside once or twice a week.
~~What is it?~~
This is an exfoliating cream by Clinique. It is effecivley a 'deep cleanser' where the fine grains get in your skin to remove dirt, whereas the 3-step system hasn't got a deep cleaner / exfoliator in it. It is called '7 day scrub' which I guess means that it is okay to use everyday (whereas most exfoliators are only recommended to be used once or twice a week), despite it being called this I only tend to us it once or twice a week as I didn't find using it every day was good for me. It can be used morning or night (which suggests it can only be used once per day) and can be used in conjuction with the 3-step system.
It's main concern is for the 'dullness' of the skin and is suitable for all skin types, meaning regardless of what *Skin Type* you are on the 3-step system, this is suited to all of you.
It comes in very simple packaging, which I find most Clinique stuff does, yet I find it very effective. To me the stuff reminds me of they way products look in a Spa in the way they are presented, in that most of it is very neutral or sea gree/ light blue shades. This particular item comes in a sea green tube with a flip top lid at the bottom of the container.
~~Why this product?~~
I chose this product as although I love the Clinique 3-step system I did not feel that it was actually exfoliating my skin well and enough and wasn't giving it a deep enough clean in order to remove all dirt. I decided to buy this exfoliating cream as I thought that sticking to one brand would be better for my skin and Clinique also state to use it in conjuction with the 3-step system.
~~Price and Avaliability~~
This item costs £17.50 for 100ml, so it is definitley not the cheapest exfoliating product around and for me it is a little too expensive to buy aswell as the 3-step system, so although I like this exfoliator I tend to choose it as my 'free sample' when ordering online as I find these tend to last a while and keep me going until I next place an order!
It is avaliable from the online Clinique store, clinique.co.uk aswell as instore at Boots and their online store. Along with this Clinique is also sold in most larger department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser, where I tend to find most of the ladies on the tills are very friendly and are more than willing to talk you through your skin type/ skin problems.
~~What Clinique say/ the claim~~
Skin looks translucent, clearer, brighter. De-flakes, polishes, clears pores, refines and helps lessen fine lines. Helps control oil-related problems. Moisturiser absorbs more easily. Gentle; leaves no residue on skin after rinsing.
~~Using/ Applying the product~~
The exfoliating cream is white in colour and as soon as your sqeeze it out onto your fingers you can feel the tiny exfoliating grains. It looks relativley thick and does not slide of your hand if you tilt it slightly and seems quite robust. To use I scrub my face in circular motions, starting from the T-zone and then working my way out. When doing so you can feel the tiny particles working their way into the skin, I actually quite like this feeling as it gives you a real sense of giving your skin a good scrub!
Despite saying this, the exfoliating cream still appears to be very delicate on the skin when using it and even seems to work up a somewhat moisturising lather. It felt as if it was softening and smoothing my skin at the same time as working out any dirt left in my skin. It did not have a 'tingly' feeling that I have experienced with some exfoliators and other than the exfoliating particles being in there I could of passed it for a normal face wash due to it being so light and gentle on the skin. After a minute or so of working the exfoliator in the lather starts to turn much clearer in colour, though still maintains a good lather. When it is clear the exfoliating cream can then be washed off.
After using the product my skin felt refreshed and much cleaner than when I just use the soap from the 3-step system. Though I did not see any immediate effects of this product from the first use after 2 or 3 weeks of using this product once or twice a week I had definitley noticed a difference. I seemed to have a lot less or virtually no blackheads and my skin appeared to be much more radiant, softer and smoother.
I tend to have quite oily skin and this scrub definitley helped this and seem to keep all oil / shine at bay. This makes me wonder whether it will be as well suited to those who have particuarly dry skin, however, it states that it is suitable for all skin types so I guess it will work just as well.
The exfoliating cream also claims to refine and lessen fine lines, I don't really have any fine lines and the only ones I do are around my eyes and can only really be seen when looking very, very closely. I did not really notice any difference to these, however, if they were perhaps more obvious or deeper a change or lessening in them would have been clearer and more obvious for me to see.
As it is called a 7 day scrub, I also tried using it everyday over the course of a week, however, I found that this just did not work for me and I much prefer using it once or twice a week. This is because although this product is not harsh in the slightest, I did find that when using it everyday, despite my skin being oily, it seemed to be stripping it of moisture and seemed to leave it quite 'tight' feeling. I think I may have been overworking my skin by using this everyday alongside the 3-step system, which resulted in my skin looking worse than if I used this exfoliating cream less often.
It is safe to say that I was very happy with the results of this exfoliating cream as it had removed blackheads, refined poors, made my skin look and feel smoother along with giving it that 'clean' feeling. These results were best for me when using it once or twice a week, so as far as it being a 7 day scrub I don't think it lives up to this name and the results differ considerably, other than than it works great!
~~Is it good value for money/ How long will it last?~~
Although this product works well and does most, if not all that is expected of it I cannot quite call it good value for money. The cost seems far too much for what it is and although I really liked it, I have found similar much cheaper exfoliators that have done just as good and feel that in this case, as much as I love the brand, I am paying for the name 'Clinique'. I buy it now and then occassionally, however it is not something I can afford to buy on a regular basis, that is not to say I do not repurchase this product as I almost always pick this as my free sample as I do love the effect it has on my skin, the price is really the only off putting factor.
The scrub seems to last for quite a long time, which I suppose is the only thing that makes it slightly better value for money. The samples (which I think you recieve in 30ml) seem to last me around 2-3 months using it once or twice weekly and the full size 100ml often lasts me between 8 months and a year, so timewise it lasts a long time.
~~Overall/ Would I recommend~~
Overall, I do really love this scrub and it works really well in conjuction with the 3 step system. The effect it has had on my skin has really made a great improvement to the overall condition of it and definitley gives me the sense of my skin having a really good scrub, which the 3-step system does not leave me feeling.
The cost and the fact that some other, cheaper brands exfoliators can do a similar job is the only thing that really puts me off this exfoliator, though I would still recommend as my skins condition really has improved since using it. If the price were little lower, even if it were around the £14 mark I think it would make it seem a little more affordable and then I would have no doubt in recommending it!
My final thoughts are that this is a lovely deep cleaning scrub, that is still gentle on the skin. I don't think it lives up to the name of being a '7 day scrub' as it did not suit my skin to use it this often, nonetheless I was very pleased with the results. If you want to try this I would suggest trying to find a free sample somewhere or ask for it as a gift as it can seem expensive for what it is, but you will be pleased with the results!
Another day and another free sample review. And another free sample i'm definately not buying again!
This product came to me as a part of the clinique "bonus time" offer. You buy two products, one of which being skincare and get a whole range of sample products to try out. I honestly think its a great offer, but the clinique 7 day scrub failed to wow.
The product comes in a green squeezy tube, with a flip top lid, along with black writing with the label Clinique, the name of the product and directions of use. The product itself is a white cream, with small gritty particles inside. It is fragrance free and allergy tested which i think is a great bonus from clinique, as it is a rare find on the market these days.
The product claims that with regular use skin looks clearer, brighter, fine lines become plumper and skin tone becomes more even. You are supposed to use this everyday for one week and then go back to your normal face products for the rest of that month according to the lady on the counter.
On use the product was very gentle, it went on easily and my skin did feel smoother after use. I am however horrified that clinique are recommending using an exfoliant every day for a week. I tried it for a week, and about 3 days in, i had angry little bumps on my cheeks mainly due to the over exfoliating and the skin around my nose was peeling.
The product does last for ages, but i definately won't be buying it out of principle when it runs out. I feel it has been terribly miss-marketed, and that over exfoliating is a dangerous thing and can wreck havoc on your skin. It did do the job it was supposed to do, but now i use it as a body exfoliator rather than on my face
This Clinique 7 day scrub cream came to me as part of a 'Bonus Time' pack. For anyone who isn't familiar with 'Bonus Time', this is a promotion which Clinique run occasionally whereby if you buy two Clinique products (one of which must be from their skincare range), you receive several sample-size products to try. It's a great opportunity to try out some really high-quality products and, as the samples are quite large (50 ml in this case), you actually get to see the medium-term impact that the products can have. A good marketing ploy from Clinique, and several times I have actually bought the full-size product after sampling the gift.
The scrub comes in Clinique's trademark green, flip top plastic bottle; it looks OK, but nothing special. If it didn't have that premium name 'Clinique' written on it, I wouldn't give it a second glance. A 100 ml bottle costs £17, which is pretty dear for a scrub. However, based on my sample-sized one I estimate that this would last maybe four months if used daily. It is allergy tested and fragrance free.
As usual, Clinique don't skimp on the promises! They say that with regular use 'skin looks translucent, clearer, brighter' as the product 'takes the edge off tiny lines with better stimulation. Promotes even skin tone. Helps control oil-related problems. Gives a light reflecting look to mature skin. Allows better makeup application. Moisuriser absorbs more easily. Deflakes, polishes, clears pores'. Well, there's not much left to ask for, is there!?
To really test these hefty claims, I committed to using it every night for a week. I thought that might be a struggle, but I really enjoyed it.
This scrub is unusual in that you apply it to dry skin. As recommended, I removed all make-up from my face and squeezed some product onto my finger. It is pure white with a creamy consistency, and when I rubbed it between my fingers I could feel that the beads were very fine. I applied 5 pea-sized blobs around my face and gently massaged them into my skin. I could definitely feel the grains, but they were gentle and didn't irritate in any way. After maybe 30 seconds, the whiteness disappeared from the product and it became clear - my skin just looked damp. It was very interesting to watch in the mirror! After maybe a minute of massaging, I rinsed the product off using warm water, and I was pleased to find that it rinsed away easily and left no residue on my face. I patted my skin dry and waited......
I was waiting for that customary tightness that my dry skin gets after exfoliating. And it did feel a bit dry, and I did want to get some moisturiser on there, but it was nowhere near as uncomfortable as I had expected. That really impressed me as I can NEVER get my face wet without it feeling awful when it dries.
I repeated this every night for seven nights (last night was the final one). By half-way through my experiment, I found that each application took less time - the product seemed to glide around my face more easily, and it turned clear more quickly, needing even less rinsing.
I genuinely have noticed an improvement in my skin while using this. I thought that daily exfoliation on my face might be too much for my ageing skin to cope with, but it was very pleasant to use and didn't irritate in any way.
After the first use, my face started to look clearer and brighter. This became more noticeable as the week went on. Having dry skin, I tended to get 'flaky' patches down the sides of my nose and even on my cheeks. Those have completely gone. My moisturiser does tend to absorb more easily now, and I feel that I need to apply less mosituriser to get the result I want. Now, bear in mind that I already look after my skin quite well; to someone who doesn't tend to bother much, I think this product could seem like a mini-miracle!
I really like this, and when I have finished my sample I shall buy the full-size product - unless I can pick up another freebie during Bonus Time!
As anyone who has read my other skincare reviews will know I have quite sensitive skin and am currently using an Avon facial scrub (primarly because of the cost). Before I used that I used this lovely Clinique product. As the name suggest the 7 day scrub is designed to be used everyday. It has lots of fine grains in a creamy base, that makes the scrub strangely soothing and is probably why it didn't irritate my skin. That and the fact that it has no fragrance.
I used this every morning on damp skin, massaging it in circular motions with my fingers and then rinsing. It is designed to be used as part of the Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System. I found that my skin was brighter and my pores were reduced as well as having fewer spots and blemishes.
The only reason that I stopped using this product was because of the cost, it retails at around £17 for 100ml, which I think to anyone is rather pricey. Mind you if it works, I suppose you will pay anything....and it does work!
My little bottle of 7 Day Scrub came to me as part of a little bag of 'free' goodies which gullible people like me obtain after spending a week's worth of grocery money on two Clinque products (but sooo worth it!). I think I must have had this little bottle for a year now and it gets whipped out only in...
There are several situations which I class as Skin Emergencies. These particular occasions require use of premium products only as I, being a woman believe that any predicament of this kind can be fixed smearing/scrubbing/chiseling with expensive ingredients.
The Skin Emergencies that require the use of this particular remedy include:
A Big Spot (or multiples)
General scaly feeling skin
Hair dye stains on forehead
Permanent marker on forehead
Feeling a bit ugly
Preparing skin for fake tan (this one isn't an emergency as such, but I didn't feel it needed its own category).
**The Elite Gang**
These chaps are the products that as mentioned before, are premium brand, used for Skin Emergencies; their main purpose in the bathroom are to create an attractive display for visitors to your bathroom, thus creating the impression that your family income is more than it actually is. This display is prominent for ease of catching the eye and most products are in fact useless to you, meaning that roughly 90% of products do not get used. This in turn means that your Elite Gang lasts for years and your guests will believe that the recession has not affected your family. 7 Day Scrub, although a member of this gang is one of the 10% that gets used as it is a Useful Product.
**Using the Useful Product**
The bottle states that after applying the product and having a good old scrub (not an exact quote), that you should either rinse or 'tissue off'. Quite frankly, I have never 'tissued off' any product in my life, so I choose to rinse so as not to leave residue. Just a small amount is required, which you squirt onto your fingers and scrub gently in circles around your face. It does feel quite scratchy as you'd expect, so go easy. Rinse off, pat dry with a towel and voila! You are radiant and flaky skin free! Replace lid and place back carefully into the hold of The Elite Gang, taking care not to hide the Clinique label in your display.
On a personal level, I must say that my skin feels lovely and soft after using this chap and I love it! I can't say that it has much of a smell to speak of- but to be fair I've had it for so long that it may well have had a scent one upon a time! The grains (whatever they are made of- I'm assuming volcanic rock or the likes) are nice and hard and make you feel cleansed and scrubbed. I have come across many a facial scrub whose grainy bits are made of something pathetic, such as ripped up bits of dish cloth (maybe), and these scrubs aren't worth using and certainly should not be displayed if visitors are due. The scrub can remedy any of the dramas listed in the Skin Emergencies section, with the exception of The Big Spot which is never cured by any of your Elite Gang, but you may feel a little better in yourself after you treat your skin to a bit of a scrub so that the rest of your face doesn't look as hideous as your spot.
After using your scrub for any purpose, followed by a moisturiser, your make up will glide on nicely and your skin will feel like a princess' (or a princess' sister)!
**This Product has Qualified for The Elite Gang...**
Because of it's premium status (nice green Clinique bottle familiar to any woman worth her beauty product salt). But more importantly, because it actually does what it says on the tin (well OK- it doesn't actually say what it does- but you have to assume!). I guess it must be suitable for use every day (the 7 Day bit in the title nods to this), but my usual facial wash (part of the Put Away in Cabinet Gang) has some degree of exfoliation, so as mentioned before- it's a once in a blue mooner for me.
All this talk of 7 Day Scrub has enthused me and I think I might go and use it right now! On a Tuesday morning! For no real occasion! Mind you, I did the Iceland shop yesterday, so today, I'm due to potter in Waitrose...surely that justifies it...
I use this product as a daily face wash in the shower. It is an exfoliating cream, with small particles to scrub off dead skin cells. I know a good skin care regime includes regular exfoliation to remove dead cells and encourage new healthy ones to give you a nice glow, so I think this cream is a fantastic addition to any skin care regime.
It is much more gentle than other exfoliating face scrubs on the market; it does not leave your skin red or looking too scrubbed. It may well be a little too gentle perhaps and for that reason I think it would be necessary to use it every day for a full exfoliation result; which after all, is what it is designed for.
It doesn't foam at all, so some people may not like this so much, but it does still leave my skin feeling cleansed and fresh and soft.
I recommend this product as a daily exfoliating cream and will buy again.
If you are a fan of beauty products you are probably one of the thousands of women who rushed to purchased the April edition of Glamour magazine where various travel sized Clinique products were attached to the covers. I am not normally a fan of these types of magazines, particularly as they are usually packed with advertisements for products that I could only dream of owning, as their price tag is considerably excessive. Unfortunately, I was only able to obtain two copies as the magazines were disappearing from the shelves with great speed and the product I am discussing today is Clinque 7 Day Scrub Cream
APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT
I cannot state that I have ever purchased Clinque products and my sister, who is a great fan of their range often hands me bottles and tubes to try out in her desperate attempt to convert me. However, whilst I have enjoyed using the products I am not too keen on the price tag. I was fortunate enough to be able to try out the smaller size of scrub where I received 30 ml of product contained within a pale green plastic tube. As I was unaware of the packaging for the larger version I had a quick look on the internet and would advise that it is identical other than the fact that mine has a screw top lid, which sits on the base whereas the larger version of 100 ml has a flip top lid. I was quite surprised to see the RRP of this product, which I shall provide at the end of this review, particularly as it meant that my 30 ml tube was worth in the region of around £6, which wasn't bad considering it was accompanying a £3 magazine purchase.
The familiar logo of Clinque can be found on the front of the tube, together with the letter C, which is located directly above. There is a little information that provides us with the name of the product and the appearance of the packaging is very calming and relaxing due to the darker green text that has been used throughout.
MY EXPERIENCING WITH USING THE PRODUCT
Unfortunately, as I was using a smaller size version there were no directions for use, which may well have been contained within the magazine that had been discarded before I tried the scrub for the first time. However, this was not an issue for me, particularly as I have considerable experience of using many brands of facial scrubs. I dampened my skin and applied a small amount of the good consistency white scrub, which was easily dispensed through the small opening and I started to gently rub. I found that I needed only one small squirt of the tube for the one side of my face, another squirt for the other and a further squirt for my forehead. The texture was very pleasing indeed, as I was able to witness very tiny grains, which offered a favourable and very gentle feeling to my skin. I continued with the process until I had covered my entire face ensuring I made no contact with my eyes and then rinsed away with warm water and then a splash of cold to close the pores. I was pleased to note that there was no sticky residue after I carried out this process. Clinque claim that with regular use this scrub will "de-flake, polish, clear pores and refine and will also assist with oil control.
My skin felt wonderfully soft and smooth after using and whilst the scrub is fragrance free, it offered a very slight and pleasant aroma, which my husband simply couldn't detect. However, as I have mentioned in a previous review, I tend to have a nose similar to that of a sniffer dog and as a result, I am able to sniff out smells that nobody else seems to be able to witness. There was no redness on my skin, which tends to occur with some brands of scrub and as a consequence, this product is suitable for daily use. The texture of my skin felt silky soft and smooth and I felt that I had used a high quality product. I suffer with T-Zone skin, which often becomes a little worse in the warmer weather and I feel that through regular use of this product I was able to keep any problematic areas at bay.
The 30 ml tube lasted me for a good month with me using it on alternate days, as I didn't feel it necessary to use on a daily basis. Whilst some scrubs can be a little harsh on the skin and cause dryness, I can advise that I did not suffer any adverse effects and was very pleased with the results. I think I could be easily persuaded to purchase the full size version of this product, particularly if I can manage to obtain a few freebies from Clinique. Whilst I initially thought the price was excessive, I have to say that I needed to use much less in comparison with my other facial scrubs, yet I achieved very favourable results. In fact, I can probably say that my skin felt cleaner and much fresher.
INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
Unfortunately, there are no listed ingredients on my tube and as you are probably aware I very rarely copy their contents into my reviews. I would advise that the scrub has been allergy tested and is clinically formulated. The scrub should be used within 24 months of opening and the tube can be recycled once empty.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
You can purchase Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream in most large department stores and bigger branches of Boots where a 100 ml tube will cost you £17.00.
Although this scrub has a high price tag I really feel it is worth it, particularly as only a little amount of needed. Consequently, I am not removing a star, so the scrub receives 5 from me, together with a huge recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
Clinique 7 Day Rinse off Scrub
I love clinique products and when I saw that glamour magazine were giving away free travel size clinique products I ended up buying 3 of their magazines (I did want to buy some more but I have not been able to find the magazine in stores near me). Some of the other products I got include the moisture surge and a lip gloss.
*About the product*
It comes in a travel size version which is actually quite a lot of product as you only need a pea size amount each time you use it - it is a 30ml or 1 fl oz squeezy tube. On the back of the bottle it says that it is allergy tested, 100% fragrance free and it is a rinse off formula.
Water, Tridecyl Stearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Sorbitol, Hexyldecyl Stearate, Bisabolol, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Oleth-10 Phosphate, Tea-Carbomer, Stearyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben.
It contains some natural ingredients such as coconut oil and urea but the rest are not. Clinique also does not test on animals.
*My opinion of the product*
-Packaging, colour, texture of the scrub
I really like the packaging for this product, the tube design is really great for any beauty product, but it is especially great for this scrub. Because it is a squeezy tube you can really control how much product you dispense which is great as you don't waste any of the product. It is also more hygienic when compared to tube/pots and it is not messy at all.
The scrub its self is a bright white colour and it has quite a thick consistency - it does not slide of my fingers when I am using the product. It looks a bit like a moisturiser but it does actually have small grains in it.
The texture of the product is really nice, I expected the grains to be a bit big as with other face scrubs I have used the grains/exfoliators have been big and coarse. But with this scrub the grains are really really fine and small, it makes a great exfoliator and it seems to work a lot better than other face scrubs I have used in the past.
*How to use the product*
I have used this product about 6/7 times as I like to use it more than once a week and I find that it works well it you wash your face with warm water first and then get a small (about a pea size amount for a little bit less) and then rub it lightly in small circles all over your face. Then rinse with warm water.
*Using the product and results*
I like the application of this product, it is easy to control how much comes put of the tube, which is great as you do only need a small amount of the product for all of your face.
I use this more than once a week or when ever my skin looks a bit dull and needs to be exfoliated. I find that it is really easy to use this product. I would say though that you should not use a lot of this product and you should be gentle with your skin when using it - as the fine grained exfoliators in it are quite abrasive, it feels fairly gentle on my skin but it is really exfoliating.
The little grains in the scrub are not really visable unless you look closely and they are very good exfoliators and they do make my skin look brighter and not dull. This scrub also makes my skin really really smooth and soft.
I have eczema and recently it has been getting worse for some reason and this product does not irritate my skin, it did make me break out a little bit after using it but I don't know if that is due to exam/assignment stress or this product - but I did not break out a lot, just a few spots.
Because I have eczema it makes my skin really dry and flaky and this product is really great at getting rid of the flakes and it does not feel like it dries my skin out too. I use a lot of moisturiser after this product (I do anyway) as my skin is really dry and it replaces the moisture lost from the exfoliating.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this product, so if you want to try it out I would suggest that you look for glamour magazine which is giving away free clinique travel size products with this months april issue and the magazine is only £2!
*Price and availability*
I got this with glamour magazine, so I got this product for only £2! which is amazing. But it the full size which is 100ml can be bought from the clinique UK site (link below) for £17, which is a bit expensive so I would try the travel one in glamour first. This product can also be bought from boots, harrods and debenhams for £17 too.
*Easy to use
*Cheap (when bought in glamour magazine)
*Really exfoliating - but it is fairly gentle
*Does not irritate my sensitive skin
*Leaves my skin super smooth, soft and de-flaked!
*Great brand, does not test on animals and the product is allergy tested and 100% fragrance free
*Only need a really small amount of product
*Full size version is expensive
*May cause some people to break out
*very little natural ingredients
For more information: http://www.clinique.co.uk/
Thank you for reading my review - it will be posted on ciao as well under my user name labellavita1992 x
I do like Clinique especially the 3 Step Skincare Programme, and to supplement the exfoliating skin tonic, or as they call it, Clarifying Lotion, I like to use the 7 day scrub cream.
I'm not a big fan of granulated exfoliators as such, I feel that many of them are too harsh, or find that the ingredients aggravate my sensitive skin. When I recieved a sample 30ml size of Cliniques Scrub Cream, I just dismissed it, and basically forgot about it.
During one of my 'breakouts', my skin was feeling particularly clogged, even with the clarifying lotion, I spotted this scrub cream and thought I'd give it a try. Being a bit of a doubter I didn't hold out much hope, but I was totally wrong.
This cream is nice and thick and feels quite luxurious when massaged on to your face. The grains are just right too, not at all sharp and harsh, but rather a more gentle polish revealing softer smoother skin.
This product has no fragrance, and is suitable for all skin types, which is great for anyone who suffers with sensitive, but dull skin. This gives skin a nice glow after use.
It's easy to use, I simply dampen my face with a splash of tepid water, and dispense a small blob on to my finger tips. I then use gentle circular motion, paying particular attention to any dry bits, clogged areas and blocked pores. It can also help to minimise very fine lines. I massage this in for a minute or two then rinse thoroughly. It can also be tissued off, I haven't tried this as I prefer to have a good rinse with warm water.
I think it's refered to as a 7 day scrub as it is gentle enough for everyday use. I only use it once or twice per week as I feel it is sufficient for my skin type. I have found that with regular use my skin is more controlled and less oily as a result.
After rinsing, skin is soft and supple, less clogged with a bit of a glow. Skin looks much clearer after using this. I have also noticed that my moisturiser glides on better, is absorbed more easily, and I need to use less. All good stuff!
After using up my sample I've since purchased a full size which retails at £16.50 for a 100ml tube. The 30ml size lasted my around 4 weeks, so hopefully this will last a few months.
Would I recommend this product? Yes definitely, its great for brightening dull skin and helping to get rid of cloggs and dry patches. It doesn't irritate dry or sensitive skin, feels good to use, and helps regulate my oily skin. I am now a skin scrub convert thanks to Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream. Give it a try, I'm sure you'll not be disappointed.
It is a fantastic brand of skincare and cosmetics. It fundamentally calls itself a skincare house. Clinique has been going since 1967 when it was established with its famous 3 step skincare system. This is primary what Clinique likes to promote over anything which is understandable because it works so well. Clinique is a very trustworthy brand because it tests its products 12 times on 600 people and if any one of those people have a reaction the whole product is reformulated. And not only is it rigorously tested but it is for sensitive skin and is dermatologist developed. There is no other skin care brand that I trust more than Clinique. Their Clinique consultants are also fantastic to talk to for advice and her trained so well that they are not the sales assistants standing around chatting as you approach them, they are actually there willing and waiting to serve you. I love this quality of Clinique! This is why I am so pleased to promote their products and The 7 Day Scrub is my utmost favourite product.
***Back to the product***
Clinique's 7 day scrub is one of the best exfoliating scrubs I've ever used! It is creamier than most exfoliators so it is not drying and hence you could use it 7 days of the week if you chose to. However since it contains exfoliating granules it is probably best not to use it every day. I use it 3 times a week. I have used this scrub for over 5 years now and I am never without it. It retails at £16.50 for a 100ml tube. It is for all skin types.
To remove dead skin cells, to polish the skin and give it a more refined and even skin tone, as well as removing excess oil with medium sized exfoliating granules.
***How to apply***
It can be rubbed with or without water before being rubbed in a circular motion on the face. Then rinse off with warm water.
It is a great first time exfoliator too because it is so gentle.
***Would I recommend this product?***
I would highly recommend it! And if you go to the Clinique counter and ask them for a full consultation you can try their sort after 3 step skincare and this fantastic daily exfoliating scrub. I can ensure you that you will not walk away from the counter without knowing exactly what you've bought and how to use it to benefit you!
I have used Clinique 7 day scrub cream for several months now. I am not sure why it is called 7 day scrub so if anyone could tell me then I would be grateful! I'm not sure whether you can use it seven days a week or you only need to use it once a week and it lasts seven days?
I use it once a week as an exfoiliater and its great. It isn't too harsh and has lots of granules in it so you can feel it working on your skin. It is great for getting rid of dry patches yet it is gentle enough not to hurt or mark your skin. I like to use it when I do my weekly beauty regime with a face mask as it makes me feel like I've thoroughly cleaned my skin. You just rub it round your face in circular motions for a few minutes and rinse it off and it leaves your skin feeling vibrant and clean.
I've somehow managed to lose The Body Shop face scrub I was using in my up-and-down the country travels. Since I've been buying Clinique products recently I decided to treat myself to the matching scrub. I don't believe any of that rubbish when brands encourage you to buy other products in the range because they work better together; however I like the 3 step system and thought the face scrub would be pretty good. (Of course I checked the reviews on DooYoo first!).
The 7 day face scrub costs £16.50 for 100ml from House of Fraser and comes in Clinique's light green packaging. It does look quite clinical and more like a giant tube of toothpaste than an expensive face scrub, but the Clinique logo and details are on the front in silver which is nice. I read a review where someone complained that the writing comes off too easily, but I've had mine a few weeks and it looks brand new. Then again, it just sits on my bathroom shelf most of the time - I don't tend to hold it and carry it around everywhere!
Just unscrew the cap, squeeze a little of the scrub into your hand/s and work into your face. The product is supposed to be scent-free but has a light odour to it which isn't unpleasant. I use it before the Clinique Facial Soap, and the scrub itself is largely white, but you can feel the grains when you rub into your skin. It's not so sharp it feels unpleasant though. You can use your fingers to apply it, but I prefer to use a face pad thing I got from The Body Shop.
Once worked in, I usually wash my face with cold water, and I'm done! I find I get dry skin around the bottom of my nose, and this face scrub stops my skin feeling dry and tight. It's nice and cleansing.
DooYoo opinion was divided about the name of this product - was it called the '7 day scrub' because you're supposed to use it every day or because you use it once every seven days? I made sure to ask the woman at the Clinique counter when I bought it, and she said every day. This surprised me because it surely can't be good for your skin to scrape layers off every single day?? I settle for using it when my skin feels too dry and it seems to be working for me - I'm sure Clinique want to upsell the amount of times you need to use it and for me it's just not that necessary. Others may feel the need to use it more though, and as it's fairly gentle and pleasant to use, I'm sure it won't cause you many problems.
Fine grains in a cream base suitable for all skin types. De-flakes, polishes, clears pores, refines and helps lessen fine lines.BenefitsSkin looks translucent, clearer brighter; takes edge off tiny lines. Better stimulation; promotes even skin tone. Helps control oil-related problems. Gives a light reflecting look to mature skin. Allows better makeup application. Moisturiser absorbs more easily. Will not scratch. Gentle; leaves no residue on skin after rinsing. De-flakes, polishes, clears pores.How To UseUse morning or night. On a makeup-free face, massage with finger tips in a circular motion until cream turns clear, avoiding immediate eye area. Can be used on lips. Rinse or tissue off.