I am not a beauty blogger. I think because I don’t work in an office I don’t really need to “make an effort” everyday and so I don’t tend to wear make up. However, increasingly I have found that my skin is getting very dry. I think a mixture of central heating over the winter, being lashed by wind and rain when out walking the dog, and just generally not taking as much care as I should has all taken its toll.
And because I have naturally red cheeks it can make my eyes look very pale, and as though I have bags under them. So when I was asked if I would like to trial Clinique’s new moisture surge CC cream, I leapt at the chance. This new “auto correcting” cream looked like it would be the answer to all many of my skincare prayers.
After washing my face as part of my daily routine (with a facial wash whilst in the shower) I could put some of this cream on and not only moisture my skin but also even out the difference in the colour of my skin. Making it look like I had applied make up.
Instantly the cream is absorbed. It doesn’t feel heavy, or “sit” on the skin as I have found with other brands. My skin instantly felt refreshed and hydrated. It makes me talk in advertising cliches but it is true!
This is what Clinique say about it:
One day, your skin looks ‘different’ – too red, sallow, dull or ashy. Our guiding dermatologists know why. Skin’s undertones change. Now, Smart Colour Correcting Technology helps change them back. In seconds, you look like the picture of health. Lasting, oil-free hydration and a sunscreen mean a more flawless look tomorrow, too
In fact I lost it for a few days when we went away and it got buried in the bottom of my suitcase and so I had to go without. It was then that I really saw the difference it had been making. My skin had a really grainy feel to it. When I found it again a few days later I grabbed it and put it on immediately.
I could almost hear my skin saying “ahhhh, that’s better”
Available from all Clinique stockists from £28
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