In general, routine doesn’t come naturally to me. I’ve never been one to wash my face before bed (gasp I KNOW!) or make the bed when I got up in the morning. It wasn’t until I had kids of my own that I realized how helpful a routine is for keeping your life in order. Now that I’m heading into my late 20’s and skincare has become more and more important to me I’m learning to make it a priority. That means trying new things to find what works and what doesn’t.
One brand I have always heard very good things about is Clinique. So I decided to give the Clinique Great Skin, Great Deal Set a try, I got the one for Dry Combination Skin but there is also one for Combination Oily Skin. The set comes with – 1 oz/ 29.6 mL (sample size) Liquid Facial Soap Mild – 1 oz/ 28.3 g (sample size) Clarifying Lotion 2 – 4.2 oz/ 119.07 g (full size) Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.
The first thing I tried was the facial soap. Honestly, this is my least favorite thing in the set, not because it wasn’t good but because it was nothing special. I could see spending a little extra money to get the full size of this if you had extremely sensitive skin and this mild soap turned out to be something that wouldn’t break you out. But for me personally, any mild facial soap from the drugstore would be just as good.
Next is the clarifying lotion 2. I really liked this product and loved the little tingle it left on my skin. As There is a slight scent to it in the bottle and when you first put it on your face but it goes away fast and didn’t bother me at all – I actually liked it- it was nice and fresh. There are actually 4 different types to choose from in these clarifying lotions. Altogether this was a good toner and I would recommend it.
Last is my fav. The dramatically different moisturizing lotion+ is so so so good. I noticed a difference the first time I used it and after I went through the sample sizes of the soap and clarifying lotion I continued using this every day. This moisturizer leaves my skin so soft and plump. I even see a difference in the way my foundation looks on my skin. If I go all day without makeup I can still feel the moisturizer on my skin hours and hours later. I really can’t say enough good things about this product and I will be repurchasing this when I use it all up.
Overall I like the set, it is a great deal and I like that you get to try the whole range together to decide if you like it or not. I don’t feel like I wasted any money, quite the opposite actually, I think I got a bargain!
Have you tried this system or another Clinique product? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
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