Star Product today: Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C
I have always given my skin all the care possible since an early age. As mentioned in my earlier article here, I know skincare enough to be including it on my blog and make it official. Obviously beaming with pride (and glow!) as I say this. I will begin with sharing a few of my favourites that I have now bought for a while. Nothing sponsored and no one paid me. So you know I mean it.
I have now ordered and replenished my stash for this product countless times through Clinique’s direct site here. I’ve been using this every single day for almost over a year and a half. This stuff is expensive and if I were to use it exactly as per instructions, it would get even pricier. Simply put, this is a face-wash in different format. The concept is that the pure form of Vitamin C is most potent immediately after coming in contact with the air. Vitamin C is good for brightening the skin and getting rid of blemishes and uneven skin tone. There is quite a bit on the internet about rubbing fresh lemon juice on your face or on blemishes. However, it can sting sensitive skin and could worsen skin issues by causing irritation.
Clinique recommends each sachet be used in one go to wash your face. This is a lot of powder and it is enough to wash much more than just the face; I mean it’s just shy of being enough for a complete bath! The frugality gene in me decided to try rationing this sachet. Because logic. I am proud to reveal that it was Rasi:1 and sachet:0. Well, sachet gets 3 to 4 points actually. Because it keeps well for a couple of days in a clean sample pot (or any airtight and small skincare container). And it does last for 3-4 washes.
This range also offers their serum i.e. Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%. I tried it and did not find the wow-factor I was after after just using the sample quantity for a week. The same kind that the sachets did. Also didn’t particularly like that the serum can’t be rationed like the sachets.
I have quite dry skin that is happy in the summers. But winters and any dehydrating situations (like airplane travel) just cause flaky, lifeless and dull skin for dry skin and most normal skin types. This Clinique powder has helped my skin feel soft and plump in any weather. It also helps with clearing up the flakiness. The day I skip washing my face with this, I can feel a difference immediately.
Clinique counters in Australia are kind enough to do a couple of sample sachets and you can see how your skin likes it. Try them for a few washes and you will be able to tell if your skin feels the difference with it.
If you decide to take the plunge and make this a staple in your skincare routine, stock up using this neat trick. Every few months, Clinique does offers a great beauty bag with 8 minis on a minimum AUD $60 purchase. I purchase the sachets each time this offer is available. I am unsure if this would work for Clinique online in other countries, but in Australia this is the best method to stock up.
Clinique is reputed to offer excellent quality products that are friendly for sensitive skin and mostly hydrating without greasiness. They are on the lower end of the expensive skincare and the results are positive for most users. Do give the Vitamin C powder a try and see if your skin likes it too! Have you tried it? Let me know in the comments if you have, or after you do.
Maltodextrin , Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate , Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate , Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate , Kaolin , Ascorbic Acid , Sodium Chloride , Sapindus Mukurossi Peel Extract , Salicylic Acid , Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer , Cyclodextrin , Coconut Acid , Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride , Water\Aqua\Eau , Disodium Edta
Where’s the hygge?
Good skin is essential if you care about your appearance at all. Some skin types and age groups need stronger/more potent products to help the skin. And that may come with higher price tags. Using such products wisely and sparingly can give your skin some benefit without breaking the bank. Some products that show you promise with just sample quantities – now those are worth dropping a bundle on. Hands down.