Monday, July 20, 2015

[Skincare Review] LUXOLA x CLINIQUE 3-Step Skincare Regime Kit


Clinique 3 Step Skincare Regime Kit Review
I cannot emphasize enough that your skincare routine is a very important item on your daily must-dos!

No matter how sleepy or tired at the end of each day you are, you have to make sure your basic skincare needs are met.

In this blog post today, I introduce to you...
Clinique's 3-Step Skincare Regime Kit!
Thanks to Luxola's collaboration with Clinique, I got to try this simple yet effective skincare kit.
It is as simple as 1,2,3, A,B,C!

Back to basics people. We need to go back to the origins of what is most effective in maintaining healthy skin!

3 simple things to remember:-
♥ Cleansing
♥ Exfoliating
♥ Moisturizing

Especially on days when I have to work later than usual, I just want to have my skincare routine settled and done with as soon as I can and get to bed. 

Fumbling around with all my different brands of cleansers isn't that much of a problem, however I've got to think what of moisturizer I should be using in conjunction with all my other skincare products etc etc which burns a whole lot of my brain cells (maybe it's just me).

 Which is why I appreciate having such simple and straightforward skincare regime kits targeted for specific skin types like these!

Luxola.com offers 2 different kits targeted for different skin types; specifically for 
Normal/ Combination Skin (Type 2) & Oily Skin (Type 3).

I chose Type 2 as I have an oily T-zone and normal to dry cheeks.
Th3-Step Introduction Kit Skin Type 2 (Normal/Combo Skin) features three essential products that work together to cleanse skin without drying or making it oily.

This set includes:
- Liquid Facial Soap (50ml)
- Clarifying Lotion (100ml)
- Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (30ml)

Please note that I was sent the full sized products to test and review them, you will be receiving the sizes mentioned above when you purchase it from Luxola.com



The 1st step: 
Cleansing

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Review
Liquid Facial Soap
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Review

The Liquid Facial Soap has the ability of removing impurities effectively yet protecting our skin's natural moisture balance preventing any taut or dry feeling. 

Cleansing is essential in any skincare routine to remove all surface debris, dirt and impurities, so no excuses to even think of skipping this step!

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Review
Secure twist pump ensures no leakage!
Pros
- Mild and light formula that suits sensitive skin
- Doesn't leave a taut feeling after cleansing.
- Twist and lock pump prevents leakage during travels when required

Cons
- Feels a little too mild to be able to remove majority of debris and dirt if heavy make up is used daily


 The 2nd step:
Exfoliating

Clinique Clarifying Lotion Review
Clarifying Lotion
 A lot of you might think of exfoliation with scrubs, peels etc.. But have you ever thought about what exactly a toner does? It is essentially a type of exfoliation as it removes dead cells or debris that are not soluble with soap and water. 

The Clarifying Lotion sweeps away dulling flakes and excess oil so the moisturizer in our next step can do its job better.

It also helps balance the skin without leaving the skin overly dry or taut.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion Review

Using a cotton pad soaked with the lotion is recommended!

Clinique Clarifying Lotion Review

Pros
- Skin feels clean without taut feeling
- Skin feels refreshed (you can try placing it in the fridge!)
- Excess debris is effectively removed (can be seen on my cotton pads sometimes!)

Cons
- There is a slight smell (fragrance free smell) that I can't bring myself to like very much, bearable though


 The 3rd step:
Moisturizing
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Review
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
The last step of moisturizing cannot be skipped! Especially if you sleep often in an air conditioned room or work in an office, your skin needs a layer of protection from the dry environment.

Most people have a misconception that if your skin type is more oily, you should skip the moisturizer. But you shouldn't! No matter what skin type you have, you need a moisturizer that suits it.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Review

The Dramatically Different Moisurizing Lotion+ is just nice for my overall skin, not too heavy for my T-zone and just right for my cheek area.

I would recommend choosing the Clinique's 3-Step Skincare Regime kit Type 3 for oily skin - its moisturizer is a light weight gel moisturizer.

Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Review
Lotion being absorbed leaving a slight healthy glow!
Pros
- Gets absorbed quite quickly
- Not too heavy on the skin
- Leaves a slight healthy glow after application
- No sticky finish

Cons
- Not of the best smell since it's fragrance free - but I can deal with that

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Do note that 

Last but not least.... PROMO CODE for all you lovelies for sticking with me throughout this whole time!

Quote "BLX-GOLLY" for a 15% discount when you make a first time order on Luxola.com before August 15 2015!

This offer is not valid on non-discountable brands as found in the FAQpage.


I hope you enjoyed reading this post and found it helpful!
I will be blogging again very soon!!

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