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Where's the Lather?
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Extra-Mild
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Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Extra-Mild
Advantages: Pump feature is really handy & suitable for really dry skin.
Disadvantages: Absolutely no lather!
Clinique is advertised as a premium brand of make up and skin care products which is currently stocked at Boots, Debenhams, Selfridges and other department stores. The range is quite exclusive and certainly at the higher end of the market with prices ranging from £10 to £30 depending on the product; eye shadows retail at around the £11 mark and foundations at around the £18 mark to give you a couple of examples. All products are allergy tested and fragrance free so it's really good for sensitive or troubled skin.
The liquid soap comes in typical Clinique packaging which consists of a very pale green bottle with a light green pump head for easy usage. The Clinique logo is imprinted on the front of the bottle along with the product name and the skin type it's best suited to. I much prefer the liquid soap to an actual bar of soap as that can get a little gooey and does tend to make a mess in a soap dish.
The soap itself is white in colour which gives a very clean and hygienic look to it and there's very little smell to it as all Clinique products are fragrance free. It's the liquid version of the Clinique famous dermatologist developed bar soap. This particular one is Extra Mild which is best suited to very dry or dry skin, it also comes in a Mild and an Oily form depending on your skin type.
To dispense the product simply press down on the pump once and this will give you just enough soap. The pump action is really handy as it avoids any hassle or spillages that you'd incur with a screw on bottle top and it can be turned to lock the pump feature if you want to carry it around in a bag. One "pump down" will dispense just enough soap to wash your face with so it guides you on the right amount to use.
I've been using the Extra Mild Liquid Soap for nearly a month now and I've been left with mixed impressions. During my time using it I wouldn't say my skin has appeared overly dry so therefore it's not damaged it in the same way that soaps have in the past. However I would say that it has left me very slightly more prone to spots than I've been previously - I haven't changed anything else in my make up regime so can only assume that this is due to the soap.
My main concern with the Liquid Soap is that it just doesn't lather up at all as it's more like a cream soap which doesn't always leave my face feeling the most cleansed. I use it in conjunction with a Clinique Clarifying Lotion and find that when I use this there's still quite a lot of make up residue on my face suggesting the soap alone is not enough to thoroughly clean my face.
The soap retails at £13.00 for a 200ml bottle which isn't bad value for the Clinique range. I've been using it for nearly a month and tend to use it twice daily, based on this routine I'd predict that a bottle will last me just under three months. It hasn't damaged my skin in any way and it does feel more moisturized than it used to, although I have incurred a couple more spots during my time using it although this may be down to January blues and tiredness after Christmas!
Will I be buying this again? At the minute I'm undecided, if I hear of a better product to try I'd probably opt for that (so any suggestions would be most welcome) but I may well go back to Clinique in the future. I know other people that have used this in the past and raved about it so it may well be down to personal preference or your skin type - I would recommend trying it if you are looking for a new cleanser or soap that won't damage your skin.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: An extra mild liquid soap for dry skin from Clinique.