Before being recommended Clinique 3-step by a friend, I used the "simple" products! I can't knock those products because they worked really well on my skin and didn't aggravate it in anyway. However, using the 3 step has really made a difference to my skin and I always feel fresh after using the products and they don't break me out in spots at all!
When I first tried the Clinique products I did find that my skin dried out a little because I wasn't used to the brand and finds that happens a lot with a skin care that I use; but when my skin finally gets used to the change it really started to make a difference!
When I am taking my makeup off I first use the Clinique eye make-up remover which is just amazing and even removes waterproof mascara when I wear that! It is really oily so doesn't aggravate my skin in anyway and doesn't sting my eyes when I use it, seriously if you haven't tried this product yet I suggest you do because it completely removes your eye make-up and doesn't leave any redness to your eyes whatsoever!
|I use this with cotton pads.|
After this, I use the clinique face wash to get my facial makeup off and it removes it so well and lathers up into a really froffy soap and makes your skin feel so nice after using it! I always do this step twice so that after my makeup is removed, I feel like my face is actually getting a good wash on its own! This product also lasts a really long time because you only need a small amount, I get one 3-step pack every christmas!
After this step, I use the toner and it seriously is amazing, you can really feel it cleaning your face and my skin always feels so soft and fresh after using it! The only thing I would say about this toner is it is quite strong and when you first try it, you can kind of feel it burning your skin slightly (not in a painful way) but it really gets a deep clean, so just a warning to new clinique users! It definitely isn't hurting/damaging your skin in any way!
Then for the last step of the 3-step, I use the moisturiser! I find this moisturiser leaves my skin feeling really soft on a morning once the product has soaked in, and you only need the tiniest pump on your hand because this moisturiser really does go so far! I like that this product has a pump on the top of the bottle therefore shows you the right amount of moisturiser you should be using on your face!
|Clinique take the day off cleanser|
And finally the last product I want to talk about is the "Clinique take the day off" cleanser! I have watched a lot of video's on YouTube about this and about how it can remove eye makeup and face makeup all in one go so that you don't have to do loads of different steps! I am definitely going to purchase this cleanser to see what I think, I am guessing I will like it because I like all the other Clinique products, but I will do a final review on this product at some stage to let you all know what I think!
I got a little bag of mini Clinique goodies for christmas with a variety of different products in a sample to try and have to say I am loving them all, it's a really cute little bag that I can take the mini 3-step my boyfriends house so I'm not carrying the bigger bottles! This little bag could also be a good makeup bag or pencil case so I am loving this little extra that I got with my 3-step this time!
|Inside the bag (iPhone photo)|
Mini eye-maker remover
Mini face wash (step 1)
Mini Clarifying lotion (step 2)
Mini moisturiser (step 3)
Mini eye correcting cream
Mini all about eyes
|The Clinique Bag (iPhone photo)|
What are your favourite skin care products? Leave me a comment and let me know!