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Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer
Member Name: Amyrose
Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer
Advantages: does what it says on the tube, makes skin feel lovely
I am quite a fan of Clinique products (I have yet to find one I am not happy with) and recently decided to splurge out on what I would expect to be a fantastic night cream. Clinique super rescue comes in a 50ml tube and will set you back £35. Rather hefty for a cream I thought but having used cheaper brands in the past and not thought very much of them (especially soap and glory facial skincare which I find absolutely awful) I thought I would spend more than usual with the expectation of far better results.
=== Availability ===
As with all other Clinique products you can find this in independent stores, the usual department stores like Debenhams and House of Fraser, and also in larger boot stores. This night moisturiser is available for various skin types : dry combination, dry to very dry, and combination oily. I personally use the dry combination version.
=== The packaging ===
As with most Clinique products, this comes in your typical green packaging along with some silver. Personally I like the look of this and feel that it does look more expensive and more luxurious than some other cheaper brands. The lid is screw on and the tube is very flexible. This is great as it is very easy to control how much is used which I think is extremely important considering the cost of this cream - I certainly don't want to waste any! There is basic info on the front - branding and the skin type of the particular cream. On the back is the usual blurb of claims of the product and also the usual statement of it being allergy tested and 100% fragrance free as all Clinique is. The only think I am not quite so keen on with this packaging is that you can't see how much product is left in the tube, although obviously the weight is a good indicator.
===Why I bought this product ===
As I have mentioned I wanted a night cream and as I have always had good experiences with Clinique and their staff I went to my local store and asked the consultant what I should be using and was recommended the super rescue antioxidant night moisturiser. She said this was a brilliant one to use as it helps to protect against the signs of ageing and steadily works overnight so that when you wake up the next morning you will have soft, supple and smooth skin. The blurb on the back of my tube states that ' no matter how well you protect your skin, sun, stress and pollution bring daily visible damage. Now a potent moisturiser works to help your skin neutralize this free - radical activity for hours with a unique complex of eight rapid and delayed action antioxidants '. I don't know a great deal about free radicals other than they are not supposed to be brilliant for your skin. To be quite honest I am not all that interested in the science behind a product, I just want to know whether it works or not.
=== So does it work? ===
Although this product is technically fragrance free it does have a definite smell to it which I can't really describe other than to say it is not pleasant nor unpleasant, it's just kind of there. The consistency is brilliant. I have found that some night creams are very thick which puts me off using them a little bit as surely something that heavy can't be great for your skin, especially young skin like mine. The moisturiser is very creamy and not oily at all and feels like a great finisher to my skin routine before I go to bed.
When I use this, I apply a very small amount of this product for two main reasons - firstly you really don't need to use a great deal to cover your face, and secondly when it is so expensive I am going to make sure that it lasts! I apply this after my usual routine of 3 step and I think this prepares my skin well and makes sure that this moisturiser goes even further. You apply this moisturiser like any other and just ensure that you avoid the eye area.
When I wake up in the morning I can definitely feel its effects on my skin which I don't think I have ever experienced with any other night cream before. My skin feels and looks healthy, soft, supple and very smooth. Does just what it says on the tube!
Although this is a night moisturiser I have on occasion also used it as a base for my make-up and I have to say it did this job very well ensuring that my foundation went on very smoothly. A fantastic product all round.
=== Value for money and would I buy this again/recommend? ===
I think that although this is a very expensive product it does work and as you don't need to use a lot of product it should last for some time, making it relatively good value for money. I have been using mine for quite some time now (although admittedly I don't use it every day) and can see it lasting for a couple more months considering how often I use it. I would recommend this moisturiser to anybody who wants soft, smooth, healthy skin.
Thanks for reading.
Summary: great product that delivers on claims