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***What does this product do?***
It helps shield your skin from environmental aggressors like stress and pollution. It also contains a concoction of antioxidants to help keep the skin in tip top condition. And as a bonus it prevents the visible signs of aging. It has no SPF so is recommended now as a night cream and for the Clinique Superdefense moisturiser to pair with it as the day cream. You will read now if you go to the Clinique counter or onto the Clinique website that they have changed the name of Continuous Rescue to Super Rescue Antioxidant Night cream (a bit of a mouthful).
***How to use***
Clinique consultants recommend using their 3 step skin care system day and night which includes a soap, clarifying lotion (liquid exfoliator) and a moisturiser and then to follow with the Superdefense by day and Continuous Rescue by night. Just apply Continuous Rescue to the face and throat.
***How can no SPF be good?***
It is fantastic for people who cannot wear products with SPF because they can then use it as a day and night cream.
***Advantages of this product***
What I love about this product like most of Clinique's products is that it comes in the three skin types so everyone can use it, these include:
Very dry to dry skin type for a person who has very dry skin all over = which is richer and contains oil
Dry/Combination skin type for a person who has an oily t-zone and then slight dry areas = is oil- free but is still relatively rich to help areas of dryness
Combination/Oily skin type for a person who is oily all over = so is oil-free and helps to moisturise the skin without adding any oil.
It retails at £34.00 for 30ml which sounds expensive I know but it actually lasts such a long time and as it is an additional moisturiser there is no need to use it every single night, I use it more or less every other night or the nights my skin feels like it needs a bit extra.
***Would I recommend this product?***
I certainly would because I found dramatic improvements in my skin even when I just started out using it. It made my makeup go on easier and it plumped my skin and made it look less tired. I would recommend it as a definite for the winter time when everyone's skin needs that bit extra and then use it as a one off in the summer when your skin is stressed.
I find that the product absorbs quickly and by the morning my skin feels very soft without my tzone feeling greasy. I have noticed an improvement in the texture and luminescence of my skin and although I do not get much in the way of spots or pimples anyway, I can say that I have not observed any increase blemishes. I find that I quickly lose the improvement if I cease using the product for 2-3 days so using the product regularly appears to be key. I would definitely purchase the product again.
I purchased the 'Dry Combination' (no. 2) product two months ago in Duty Free at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport and I have been using it regularly in combination with Fresh Pharmacy by Lush (Cleanser) and Replenishing Rich Moisturiser by Simple (Day Moisturiser).
I have congested and large pores so the thought of a heavy or oily cream makes me recoil immediately so I was very hesitent to start using a night cream however the dryness of my skin really meant that I should.
The product comes in a cardboard box and the packaging is a tube with a screw on lid. This means that you can get almost every bit of the product easily (unlike the hard plastic bottles that you have to cut and then find lots of product inside!) and the screw on lid means that it won't pop open in your travel bag like some of the flip top lids do.
This is definitely a splurge product, retailing at approximately £30-34 on the UK High Street as of the date of this review.
I hope this review was useful to you and if you have any queries about this product feel free to send me a PM! Also reviewed at BeautyJudge.
I bought this a while ago when I was going a bit crazy spending lots of money on things I don't really need! I really like the Clinique range so I decided to give this a go since I needed a new facial moisturiser, and I don't regret buying it at all.
My skin gets quite dry during the cold weather so I decided to invest in a good moisturiser that combats dry skin specifically and this moisturiser is for 'Dry Combination' skin. It claims on the tube to be a 'continuous rescue antioxidant moisturiser'. It is meant to keep the skin strong and prevent the visible signs of aging.
The tube is a metallic mint green colour. It has a large 'C' on the front in a darker shade of green and 'Clinique' written right underneath it. I like the simple design of the tube. It is made of soft plastic so the tube is really easy to squeeze in order to get the moisturiser out. The tube is not see-through so you can't tell how much moisturiser is left, but the weight of the tube is a give away so this isn't really a problem. The tube has a plastic screw top lid.
The moisturiser is quite thick and is white in colour, due to it being quite thick you don't have to use a lot each time you use it. I tend to just use it on the specific areas that are particularly dry on my face. Since it is quite expensive I tend to save it and only really use it when the weather is cold and icy to protect my skin, I use my normal moisturiser for the rest of the time.
The lotion absorbed in to my skin really quickly and didn't make it oily in the slightest. Instead I thought it really moisturised and really did tackle my dry skin. I use this in the mornings when it is really cold, after I have showered and before my skin starts to dry out. It lasts the whole day too, I don't have to reapply this throughout the day which is good.
The moisturiser is fragrance free and has been allergy tested. I like the fact it is fragrance free because I don't like the smell of some moisturisers, so this is an added bonus.
The moisturiser is to be used within 24 months of being opened, which I find to be a good long time if you aren't using it everyday.
The cost of the moisturiser is £32 for 50ml and I got mine from Boots. The Clinique range is widely available from high street stores such as Debenhams and John Lewis. It is also easily available online.
The moisturiser is quite expensive, but I really have found it to be one of the better moisturisers that I have used to combat dry skin. I can't comment on how well it combats the visible signs of aging since I am still quite young and my skin is still quite peachy! I am sure it is good for me to be using it early on though if it does work, to prevent any signs in the future. I think it is a good idea to have a really good moisturiser anyway, to use when the weather is particularly harsh. I really think it helped me with the dry skin I get during colder weather, especially on my cheeks and round my mouth, which is my real problem area.
(also on Ciao)