As fun and exciting as new beauty brand launches are, one of the pitfalls of so much newness is that it becomes easy to forget about the classic staple beauty brands. Brands like Clinique, which is not only a household name but has an avid and devoted fan base and has maintained its superstar status in the skincare world for over fifty years. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a skincare influencer or beauty obsessive out there who doesn’t already have at least one Clinique product on their bathroom shelf.
Here are seven Clinique products to add to yours.
Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Those struggling with oily, dry, or combination skin will love this light gel-cream moisturiser. I tend to stay clear of thick oil-based creams (since I’m prone to breakouts) and I find that water-based formulas do a better job of keeping my skin balanced and hydrated. I love how refreshed my skin feels when I apply this – like it’s just had a big drink of water.
Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly Anti-Pollution
If you’re looking for a day cream that helps to soften and smooth skin (creating a perfect base for makeup), look no further. This clear gel sinks in fast, dousing skin in a hydrating blend of sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, and cucumber. What’s more, the formula is boosted with anti-pollution technology – ideal for city dwellers like me.
Liquid Facial Soap
This no-nonsense gel cleaner comes in three variations based on skin type – but they all have one thing in common. Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, they’re formulated to cleanse without stripping the skin. So, after whisking away impurities and excess sebum, skin is left feeling balanced and clean.
Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm
A universal crowdpleaser, this luxurious cleaning balm is one of the brand’s bestselling products for good reason. Whether I’m removing waterproof eyeliner or longwear concealer, it gets the job done by quickly melting into a thin oil which melts away makeup, sunscreen, and other grime and dirt. Unlike other cleansing balms, I find it doesn’t leave a residue on skin, making it ideal for all (even oily) skin types.
Clarifying Lotion 3
Clinique offers several different variations of this toner, but Clarifying Lotion 3 is the one for me – and anyone else with combination skin. The potent blend of salicylic acid, witch hazel, and glycerin works to keep pores clear and replenish hydration levels. There’s a reason why this pulls in so many five-star reviews…
Blackhead Solutions Self-Heating Blackhead Extractor
Targetting clogged pores, this intensive treatment removes the oil, dirt, and debris that can build up and lead to blackheads. When combined with water, the salicylic acid-based formula heats up and opens pores while the built-in applicator acts like a gentle extractor. This combination of physical and chemical exfoliation helps to leave skin clearer and softer.
Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C
Thanks to its innovative packaging, which maintains the freshness and potency of this famously unstable ingredient, this harnesses the full power of vitamin C for maximum results. Simply mix two drops into your moisturiser to help brighten and retexturise skin.