One thing all us beauty blog readers have in common is we like to spend our money on makeup. Whether it’s high end expensive splurges or budget buys, we all invest our money in the quest to look the best version of ourselves. The quality of our skin provides the foundation for our makeup, so I believe in investing time in my skincare routine to make my makeup look the best it can. Of course I also want to keep those dreaded wrinkles at bay and as we all know, prevention is better than a cure! This is why I have been inspired to share with you all my current skincare routine.
I have combination skin. Dry on my cheeks with an oily T-Zone. I use the Type 2 Clinique 3 Step Skincare.
I invested in the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. This brush is a lot like the Clarisonic Brush. I have used a No7 cleansing brush in the past but found this almost scratched my face and made it feel very uncomfortable. For this reason I was a little concerned about spending such a lot on this brush. However, I need not have worried! The green bristles are a little denser than the white bristles which are softer. The green bristles are used on the T-Zone and the white bristles on the softer more sensitive parts of my face. The brush should be used in circular movements and it switches off after 30 seconds. This brush costs £79.00.
I like to dispense one pump of the Clinique Liquid Facial wash into the Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush. I used the Clinique facial soap bar when I was younger and didn’t get on well with it. However, this liquid wash does not leave my skin feeling overly tight and removes all visible makeup. This is priced at £16.00 for a 100ml bottle.
I then dispense some of the Clinique Clarifying Lotion onto a cotton wool ball and wipe around my face. I am always very shocked to see some makeup transfer on the cotton wool. I didn’t know the Clinique Clarifying Lotion exfoliated as well but there is no doubt it does leave my face looking smoother. This is priced at £16.50 for a 200ml bottle.
I then apply a pump of the Clinique Smart Custom Serum. One pump is enough to cover my face and neck. This stage is crucial as it helps to prepare my face for taking on the moisturiser. This serum targets my problem areas. This step is fairly new in my routine and I can definitely tell the difference. The only thing I don’t like about this serum is the packaging. I like to see how much product I have left as it takes me by surprise when I use the last pump and haven’t bought my next one! This is priced at £48.00 for 30ml.
The next step is the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion +. This iconic yellow moisturiser has transformed my face and I cannot rate it highly enough! It sinks into my skin and leaves me feeling soft and supple. This is priced at £30.00 for a 125ml with pump bottle.
The final stage in my skincare routine is the Clinique All About Eyes cream. I noticed I was starting to see fine lines around my eyes and as you can imagine I was straight out to the shops to invest in a pot of prevention! This eye cream is light and moisturising and sinks into my skin easily. This is priced at £26.00 for a 15ml pot.
So there we have it – my skincare routine post! I would love to hear from you if you use any other products in the Clinique range that you think I may benefit from!
Talk to you all soon x