Clinique Facial Soap and Clarifying Lotion

I sort of ‘failed’ my skin care contributions last week. I should have posted daily too, so all I currently use I could have covered than only the newly incorporated to my routine. Anyway, skin care week is over, but I’ll resume to write about the others I use, particularly, the ‘oldies, but still goodies.’ 🙂

Clinique Bar and Liquid Facial Soap

I’m a long time user of Clinique’s Facial Soap.

Protects skin’s natural moisture balance so there’s no taut or dry feeling.

The Clinique Facial Soap is the first step and I owned in the Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System. My mom introduced me to it when I was in, I think, grade 5; because I was often exposed to dust and dirt. I had blackheads on my nose; I would get one or two pimples on my cheeks.

The soap was enough for my skin at the time since I was still young. It prevented pimples from worsening; it dried them fast. It got rid off the blackheads too, but I would still get them because of enlarged pores. I used a lot of soap bars ever since that I lost count.

Besides the mini/travel size 3-step skin care system, I only had a bottle of the liquid type once. I didn’t like the oily feel it left afterwards and I also find the soap to clean better.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion

The Clinique Clarifying Lotion is the second step in 3-Step Skin Care System. My Mom introduced this to me too around 7th grade or first year high.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 – Combination oily

Dermatologist-developed formula sweeps away dulling flakes and excess oil that can lead to breakouts. Preps skin to be more receptive to hydration.
Leaves skin looking cleaner, more refined.

It does what it promises, but eventually dried my skin. No one taught me that I needed to moisturize after toner. I think that didn’t cross my mom’s mind being I was young and skin care routines weren’t a ‘thing’ yet unlike now. When the family and I went to the US to spend our first winter and Christmas there, that’s when my face began flaking. I needed the Clinique Moisturizing Lotion. I shall talk about that in another post. 🙂

I found this LE pump version in a small shop in Bangladesh.
Cinique Clarifying Lotion for dry combination skin

Dermatologist-developed formula helps reveal fresher skin. Sweeps away dulling flakes and excess oil so moisturizer can do its job better.
Helps fine dry lines disappear.

Size comparison

When I use skin care from other brands, I always find myself going back to Clinique.

The soap still works for me. It’s not only dust and dirt I need to clean now, but also stubborn makeup. It is gentle on the face and unscented that I can recommend this to even those with sensitive skin. The bar soap is big and will take a long time to used up unlike regular soap. Worth spending for, imo.

The Clarifying Lotion does what it claims, but sometimes it’s too strong that it’s drying. That’s why I can’t recommend it really. There are other toners that could do the same and are gentle. But I still use it because it’s the only toner that makes my face feel more refreshed and clean with just a few drops. Unlike with others I used, I find I need to soak a cotton ball because the product dries quick before I could go all over my face. The Clarifying Lotion doesn’t have a strong scent either.

If you’re a skin care newbie and don’t know where to begin, I highly recommend checking Clinique. The Clinique staff could help you with their variety of skin care for your skin type and need.

All photos were taken in different years; throughout those times I use then forget to write about them. 😅 I didn’t take photos of those I use now because they all look the same anyway.

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