Sunday, 3 February 2013
Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer
p.s. excuse the gross image of the serum smothered all over the dispenser in the first image. I could not detect it until now. A visit to Specsavers is due isn't it.
It's a serum that you're supposed to use before moisturiser if I am correct, as a night treatment or whenever your skin feels dull and lacking lustre and you want to add an instant boost of radiance and moisture. As with all skin care products these days, this one also promises skin cell turnover, even skin tone and reduced pore size I believe.
It feels more like a silicone based, smoothing primer on first contact with the skin. It immediately hydrates and adds a baby butt soft texture on the skin that's unbelievable. I do find it moderately hydrating on my combination-dehydrated skin tone that I can completely skip moisturiser afterwards. It is oil free so a great skincare addition to those of you with oily-combination skin type.
Regarding radiance, it does light up the face in the most natural manner possible. No glitter, no shimmer, no artificial multi-coloured sheen - just an extremely healthy glow as if skin's nourished, hydrated and happy.
I personally cannot give the entire credit to it for skin cell turnover as I do use it alongside my Effaclar Duo which contains glycolic acid for that same purpose. I do feel however that it's a great treatment serum for combination-sensitive skin on days when it's feeling blah.
Great to use as an over night treatment or under make-up as well. It's not a cant-live-without product for me personally but seeing the fantabulous reviews I have seen of it online, I think I need to give it more time until I start loving it as much.
Available for £33 for a 30ml bottle, have you tried this? I'd love to know your thoughts.