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Clinique Turnaround Body Smoothing Cream
Member Name: sparkle1004
Clinique Turnaround Body Smoothing Cream
Advantages: Leaves the skin silky smooth and its gentle
Disadvantages: The price and its size
As a rule, I am not a big fan of Clinique having been let down by a few of their products over the years. However after having heard so many positive reviews about this particular product, I went against my better judgment and purchased it. And I am so glad that I did.
Clinique Turnaround Body Smoothing Cream is an exfoliating product that is intended for use on the body. The purpose of an exfoliator is to remove the dead and dull skin cells from the body and to reveal the radiant and healthy layer of skin underneath. Exfoliation allows your skin to breath, moisture to be absorbed more easily and makes your skin feel silky smooth and velvety soft.
An exfoliating product is nothing new and there are many different varieties and brands that are available on the market. What is new though, is the way in which this product exfoliates the skin. Exfoliating products usually have hard particles in them which buff and polish the surface of the skin and the exfoliating beads help to remove the dead skin. This product however, is remarkably smooth and does not need to be washed away.
Using this advanced form of exfoliation, Clinique claims that this product will leave your skin silkier and smoother than the usual polishing products. It promises to smooth out even the tough areas like elbows and knees while hydrating the skin and keeping it nourished.
How does the product work?
The lotion contains Salicylic Acid which exfoliates the skin by encouraging the shedding of dead skin cells. It is a substance commonly found in acne treatment because it keeps pores clearer so if you get blemishes on your back or shoulder, then it should help with that too.
Despite its name, it is a gentle substance that is suitable for use on sensitive skin. The lotion also contains proteins which ensure that the Salicylic Acid is performing at its best.
The product also contains Urea which is the body's natural form of moisture. It prepares the skin to accept the moisture from this lotion and allows the skin to retain it. It also allows the skin to be hydrated at an extremely deep level.
Shea Butter is included which is one of natures greatest moisturisers and it is extremely nutritious for the skin as it is enriched with so many different vitamins. It acts as an antioxidant which means your skin stays looking younger for longer. The substance also gives the skin an improved elasticity which means it appears more toned. As Shea butter comes from a nut source, this product will not be suitable for people with nut allergies.
Also included are ingredients to ensure that the skin can retain this moisture and also ingredients which make your skin tone more even. And finally some Sea Whip extract is thrown into the mix in order to soothe and cool the skin while fighting against free radicals that may be lurking in the body and preventing them from causing premature aging.
How do you use the product?
This product is to be applied to clean and dry skin. The product can be used twice daily and is to be massaged into the skin, in the same way as a body moisturiser, on the whole body until it has been fully absorbed. This product is not suitable for use on the face.
The product is packaged in a lovely pale blue tube with a click top lid that flips open and shut in order to access the product. It stands on its lid so it makes your bathroom look tidy too which is good as I'm a bit of a neat freak.
The product doesn't come cheap costing around £20 for 150ml although you may find it cheaper if you shop around. It can be purchased from most large department stores, including Boots and it can also be bought from many online websites.
In my opinion, this product is something special. It removes all of the dry flakes from my legs and arms meaning that they look healthier and more radiant. It leaves my skin just as smooth as my more obvious exfoliators do and the effects are fast. It made on immediate difference to my skin that wasn't very dry and within a week had made a different to my knees and elbows.
The lotion is also fantastic at preventing any unsightly and uncomfortable ingrowing hairs from developing. I think it's due to the fact that you can use this twice daily whereas with other exfoliants I have been restricted to twice a week usage.
It is a pleasure to use because it doesn't leave you feeling sticky or uncomfortable and the lotion is so thick and luxurious that it really feels like you are giving your skin a treat. This product is so gentle on your skin and it makes my skin glow with health. It is supposed to be fragrance free but I can detect a fresh clean smell from it which is really refreshing.
The only problem that I have with this product is its size. Because it is a product for all over body usage then 150ml is really not very much for the price. Mine seemed to be gone in a flash and I haven't had the spare money to buy another yet. Although I really love this product, you don't seem to get much of it for your money.
Other than that, I think this product is a lovely alternative to the harsher body exfoliants and will leave your skin feeling silky smooth, hydrated and glowing with health.
Summary: A gentle exfoliating body lotion which softens, smoothes and hydrates the skin
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