Friday, December 4, 2009

CLINIQUE 3 STEP SKINCARE SYSTEM

Hello everyone,
Today i am going to be reviewing the Clinique 3 Step Skincare System. Ever since i purchased it in Haul 16 i have gotten requests to review this but i had to give it time to work and for me to review this product's full potential.
WHAT IS THE CLINIQUE 3 STEP SKINCARE SYSTEM?
The Clinique 3 Step Skincare System is a cleanser, a toner and a moisturiser that is made specifically for your type of skin. It is seen as more effective to target the persons specific skincare needs rather than a majority of people's.

WHAT TYPES ARE THERE?
There are 5 different categories your skin can fit under in regards to the Clinique 3 Step Skincare System.
Type 1- Dry skin
Type 2- Combination, Dry skin
Type 3- Comination, Oily skin
Type 4- Oily Skin
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions
I have the "Clinique anti-blemish solutions" 3 Step Skincare System. I really wanted the anti-blemish solutions because i have heard that it is more effective than the original 3 Step.

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TYPE TO GET?
In your mall there will either be little stalls in the middle of corridors, or a counter within your Myer or David Jones. Within these stalls or counters the assistants will help determine which Type you are. You do not have to worry about them misjudging your skin type because they are fully trained, professional dermatologists! If for some reason you do not have a Clinique near you then you can always go to the Clinique Website and to the 3 Step Page where you can take the Skin Consultation Test.
This test is more like a survey asking you about things such as;
* What your skin concerns are
* Wether your skin is dry, comination or oily
* Do you tan, burn or burn than tan
* What is your natural skin colour
* Size of your pores
* How often you break out
* Facial Lines
* Eye colour
* Hair colour
Once you have completed this survey it will reccomend what skin type you are, then you can order online.

HOW DO YOU USE IT?
It is important to use Clinique every morning and night.
You take one pump of cleanser and lather between your hands, wash you face and then pat dry. The cleanser cleans all surface oil of your face and removes dirt.
Take a cotton ball and soak it with two pumps/tips, of the toner/clarifying lotion. Rub cotton ball all over face and wait for that to set. The clarifying lotion is what is going to treat your acne and moisturise your dry skin or matte your oily skin.
Take a tiny amount of the moisturiser and pat onto face then continue to work it into your skin and bring it down your neck.

WHERE CAN I BUY IT?
You can buy the Clinique 3 Step Skincare system from stalls around your mall of counters in your Myer or David Jones. If all else fails you can buy the products of the Clinique website, eBay and many other online suppliers.

HOW MUCH IS IT?
For the full set of 3 products it is $117 AUD or $48 USD. It is a lot cheaper in America but still totally worth the price in Australia. You are able to buy the products seperatley and they usually go for just under $50 each.

ARE THERE EVER ANY DEALS?
Yes, around christmas time you may find that the set comes with a few extra things. The price is never changed as it continues to stay $117 year round but around Christmas they throw in some freebies such as cases/bags, purfume samples and travel size products.

When they say that your skin will get worse before it gets better, they are not joking and this is because all of the bacteria is being pushed out from underneath your skin. I have been using Clinique for 5 weeks now and have noticed a dramatic change in my skin. I still have a few blemishes but it is clearing up really well so I am going to continue using it with hopes that it clears everything up. Don't be afraid to try Clinique just cause your skin gets worse before it gets better because you are benefitted in the long run.

7 comments:

Dina (XYYan) said...

thanks for the review! i was confused to choose between the oily skin 3 steps or this anti-blemish solution. i'm determined now! :D

Hannah K said...

oh my god you wrote heapz
thats so thorough and helpful
thank you and sorry for being mean to you previously. I think it was because i was jealous and i had no right to take that out on you.

Janine said...

Totally awesome post!!!!

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

@Dina
That's great, what Clinique type are you going to choose? Anti Blemish or level 3? Tell me how it goes for you!

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

@Hannah
Thank you for your apology, don't be jealous; be proud of who you are and not who you want to be.
I am glad that you are now enjoying my posts.

Jordy's Beauty Spot said...

@Janine
HAHA thanks, i like you optimism.

Makeup By Ash said...

Wow excellent review Jordy! So detailed! Now I'm even happier that I'm gonna try this out :)