Tuesday, 26 October 2010

My new and improved skincare routine!

Hi bloggers!

Today I thought i'd share my skincare routine seeing as I finally seem to have found something that works!!
Ive suffered with bad skin since I was at secondary school, and everything Ive ever tried hasnt ever made much difference. This was until I completely changed my products that I used, and then the results started to show...

It all started with the Clinique 3 Step System trial back in the summer.
I chose the 'Oily' skin type, and got sent set 3.

Included came Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel, Liquid Facial Soap, and type 3 Clarifying Lotion.

After a bit of noseying on the Clinique website, the sets come in different strengths from what I can gather (1-4), according to your skin type. My skin isnt overly oily, or dry, (TBH I dont really know what it is, ha!). But for my spot prone skin, this has worked wonders!! The Clarifying Lotion smells quiet strong, but it does feel like its giving my skin a good old deep clean!

Using these products leaves my skin so soft, and any spots that have popped up have almost gone by the next day! They tend to be smaller and dry up super quick now. Ive been using these for 2 weeks now (I dont really know why it took me so long to start using them!!)

 I loved it so much I bought another mini set from a blog sale whilst I wait for Birthday Vouchers to buy the full size bottles (expensive much?!). The Liquid Facial Soap retails for £13, Clarifying Lotion is either £14 for 200ml or £23 for 400ml, and Moisturising Gel retails for £15 for 50ml, or £26 for £125ml.

The next item im using is Nivea Visage Daily Essentials Makeup remover.
I used to use facial wipes from Superdrug's own brand, but after using a liquid makeup remover after wipes one evening, I saw how much makeup they seemed to leave on my skin and was shocked!

The next day I popped to Tesco and picked up this chap, on offer for £1.69 :)
This is nice and gentle on my skin, and gets rid of all traces of makeup. I figured i'd get a gentle one as Clinique Clarifying Lotion is strong, and thought i'd better not totally abuse my skin!

And last but not least...

I'd done a bit of research after reading on other blogs that a lack of Zinc can cause spots, so off I trundled to Tesco (again) to buy some supplements.

All I could find was Zinc with Vitamin C so I settled for this one. Vitamin C is good for you too so figured after working with kiddies at school I could use an immune sytem boost! 2in1! I *think* it was about £3.50.

After 2 weeks, my skin is better than ever! The next week and a half will be the real test as my skin is always at its worst during the last week of me taking my Pill before the break.

Phew, what a marathon post!
Ive heard mixed things from people who've used Clinique - some people say its made their skin worse, others say its been a miracle!

What items have you found that made you go 'wow!'
And how have you got on with Clinique? Are you a lover or a hater?

Daisy xx


  1. I love Clinique! My Mum used it in the 80s and I've never used anything else. I use Clarifying Lotion 2 for my dry/combination skin. Works like a dream. I use Super Rescue Antioxidant Moisturiser at night and I use the gel and the normal moisturiser in the day. It's amazing. Love your blog btw <3 xxxo

  2. I work for Clinique and I am passionate about every single product! :)

    I am glad you like it lovely, go clinique!! Woop! xx

  3. Fab post :) Pleased your skin is clearing up for you. Ive tried the Clinique 3 step system but it was just too harsh for my skin, the clarifying lotion made my skin break down and crack which was soooo painful and looked awful, so i changed to Decleor and had no further problems. I do know lots of people who use it tho and love it so i guess its just down to individual skin xxxx

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