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I was never really into moisturizing until my girlfriend recommended it too me. I always found that after shaving your skin could feel a little dry and sore, however this product soon sorts that out.
The product refreshes your skin leaving it feeling soft and fresh. It removes and burning effect shaving leaves and is great to use after shaving or having a wash.
The tub is rather small however you do not need a great deal of lotion as a little goes a long way.
As this is a clinique for men product it comes in Cliniques Man style packaging. A small grey box with the cream contained inside it. The tub itself is a smoked glass pot with a silver plastic lid.
The cream isn't too thick as you would expect and is fragrance free. Its brilliant to use on summer morning and after an afternoon in the sun, very refreshing.
Even though the cream is meant for the face, I have used it on my hands when the skin becomes dry and starts to crack around joints. It had 'healed' them within a few days of using it.
I have never really been a lotion and potions girl and have been lucky enough to have had pretty good skin that has never really dried out, my partner on the other hand when he is a little stressed he tends to break out with patches of dry skin around the forehead and also around the chin area and we tried almost everything to try and shift the dry, chapped skin even a visit to the doctors.
One Saturday during a visit to Debenhams we decided to stop at the Clinique counter as we had a gift card to use and he was a little short on Aftershave so he purchased a bottle of Clinique Happy and asked the consultant if she could recommend a deep moisturising cream for his face and she offered two products one of them being the Maximum Hydrator Cream.
Desparate to try anything to solve the problem he opted to purchase it at the costly price of £28.00 for a 50ml pot but if it solved the problem it would be money well spent.
Contained in a small dark grey square box was the tub of cream. The cream itself was housed in a smoky glass round tub that was quite heavy and a lighter grey plastic screw top lid.
A thin white plastic seal was on top to prevent any leakage of the cream.
The cream was bright white in colour and was not as thick as I was expecting it to be, it seems to remain cool most of the time even when we went on holiday it was cool to apply and very refreshing when used first thing in the morning or so my other half informs me!
The product is 100% fragrance free but the smell reminds me a little of a nasal hayfever spray when it is in the tub but once on the face there is no noticeable smell and it is absorbed into the skin quickly. The cream does not feel greasy nor does it need a lot to be applied a small blob will more or less cover the whole of the face as it is very plentiful.
Within the first few days of using this cream my partner and I could see a major difference in the condition of his skin, it appeared to be moisturised and there was no signs of dry skin anywhere.
More recently, I have used the cream when I had a massive outbreak of spots to my chin and it left a rather large dry scab behind, on the advice of a make up artist I was advised to put on a deep moisturising cream and let it soak in to hydrate the skin as it had been so inflammed, I had my one and only tub of vitamin e cream from the Body Shop and that hadn't really been helping so I opted to try a bit of this cream and within 2 days the scabby spot has almost vanished and my skin is feeling so much more moisturised.
My partner always uses an electric razor to shave as he knows if he has a wet shave he will break out really badly with dry skin, but if you know someone who suffers with dry skin then recommmend this to them it is the best pot of cream any guy could wish for and is handy for those little spot outbreaks as well.
I have since found the cream on Fragrance Direct for £22.00 and also on ebay prices start from approximately £16 and used on a daily basis this cream should last between 3-4 months.