“ Brand: Clinique / Type: Skin Care / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / Product line: Clinique Turnaround „
I mean, this is Clinique, so you know this is going to be pricey. I don't buy everything I use from them, cosmetic wise, wouldn't be able to afford to use their make up, moisturiser, every day things all the time. However, I do like their special sort of products, like this one. And bearing in mind what you would actually pay for a facial and how many this one provides you with, is it really that bad? I love this, it is like magic and if you put some panpipes on, lie down and light some candles, it'll be just like a spa! Your skin feels like velvet afterwards and I swear you will notice a difference after you have used it a number of times, especially if you look after your skin in general in between. you harddly use any, its simple and easy and the results are noticeable. I would reccomend this one.
I received some trial samples of clinique's turnaround range when they were first launched. I fell in love with the turnaround concentrate and so someone decided to get a few items from the range for Christmas. This was one of them.
The 15 minute facial is essentially a face mask in a pot. I asked for advice at the Clinique counter before I used it for the first time and received some helpful instructions from the Clinique lady. Firstly you apply a thinnish layer of the product to your skin, leave for fifteen minutes and then, the Clinique lady assured me, you rub the skin gently in small circles and the product will rub-off. Lastly she advised me to splash my face with tepid water before following with the 3-step regime.
The mask is of quite a thin consistency and so spreads onto the skin nicely. It's got an irridescent sheen to it which is pretty and it's not really fragranced which is good in a face mask I think. The mask goes on pretty much clear and then after 15 minutes has dried to become more opaque, your skin tone is still visible underneath though. I've tried many times to rub my skin in small circles in order to remove the product. I don't know if this is just me but it's not happening. I did get a tiny bit to rub off once but I had to scrub my face so hard it really wasn't worth it. I simply wash the mask off now.
I really love the turnaround concentrate and the body lotion but I'm just not impressed with the 15-minute facial. My skin looks a little blotchy afterwards but other than this I've noticed no significant difference, positive or negative. Maybe the rubbing off bit is an integral part of the process? I can't see what real benefit this would have though.
The product is ridiculously priced at £40-45 and after having acheived zero results with it myself I'm not inclined to suggest you part with your cash.
It was Clinique Bonus time at Boots, and although I only went in to buy a moisturiser I came out with a couple of other extras including a tub of Clinique Turnaround 15-Minute Facial.
I've been using Clinique products for a while now and it's a brand I trust. The staff at the Clinique counters at Boots are always really helpful, full of great suggestions and tips. So when I asked about face masks they recommended this one and I thought I'd give it a try.
This 15 min face mask have been developed to make your skin brighter, smoother and more even toned, it does this with microdermabrasion.
Clinique Turnaround 15-Minute Facial comes in a blue 50ml tub with a silver lid. It also has a cover under the lid to stop the product from drying out. As with most luxury comestics it also comes in a box, which in my opinion is completely unnecessary as it goes straight in to the recylcing bin.
It has no instructions printed on the tub. Rather they are in a paper sticker underneath (or on the paper in the box which you threw out), which is not that helpful. Especially if you want to check the instructions after you have started using it!!
It's a tub of light green pearly cream. It's hard to describe the consistency, probably about the same as yoghurt. The smell is a little chemical, and not really that pleasant. But it's not overpowering which is a good thing.
The instructions are simple (even if they are in an annoying place). Smooth a thin layer over face, avoid eye area, hairline etc, and leave for 15 mins or longer.
After 15 mins or so rub off in a circular motion with fingertips or a wash cloth.
===Cost and where to buy===
For memory this cost me around about £20 from Boots some time back.
I just looked this product up on Boots and on Clinique and unfortunately it has been discontinued and replaced with a new version - "Turnaround Instant Facial" which only takes 5 min!! This is a 75ml tube and costs £29.36 direct from Clinique. So the newer model is slightly more expensive for a bigger size.
I quite like this product. Although it doesn't suggest in the instructions, I like to apply to a clean, slightly damp face. As it dries it turns your face looking faintly chalky colour, but it doesn't make your face feel tight, and you can still smile!
Washing it off is as easy as using your fingertips or a washcloth. I then apply a moisturiser to clean dry skin.
Whilst I don't use this product every week - I tend to like products that I can use quickly and easily in the shower, it is nice for a treat or a bit of a home day spa.
I think it makes my skin feel soft and fresh and more radiant.
I've got a bit to go before I finish my current tub and move on to trying the newer version. But I'd like to give it a go!