This is the Step-1 product in Clinique’s 3-Step skin care regime for dry-combination skin types.
Price: INR 1200 for 200 ml. (Full size)
I received a sample size of 30 ml. in my January Vellvette Box.
Not mentioned in the sample size. Hopeful that it is listed on the full size bottle.
The sample sized product comes in a pastel green tube with a screw-on lid.
Ample quantity for a sample & convenient to use & travel too.
By the way, the full size product comes in a bottle with a pump dispenser. (love!)
What the product claims:
Gentle, effective cleansing developed by Clinique’s dermatologists for the needs of skin dry in the cheeks, comfortable to oily in the T-zone.
Non-drying. Use twice daily.
Clinically formulated. Allergy tested. 100% fragrance free.
The way I see it:
This is my first product from Clinique. And, I am totally in love with it.
The product is a transparent gel & is slightly runny.
A pea-sized quantity is good enough for a single use on the face & neck area.
Though the product claims to be fragrance free, there is a mild fragrance that of pistachios while using it.
The cleanser lathers pretty well for a mild one – but not like those extremely lathering, bubbling & creamy cleansers.
It is mild as it claims on the skin. Does not dry out or stretch the skin post usage.
There are no breakouts caused & this cleanser leaves the skin squeaky clean.
It doesn’t manage to remove waterproof makeup – it never claimed too! I always use a makeup remover & cleansing milk to get rid of makeup.. so no issues for me in this front.
My skin is normal-dry generally, but my nose tends to get slightly oily during the summers.
I am already saving this for a perfect cleanser during the sunny months. The tube is compact for travel too.
Even if used twice daily, this sample size would last for about 3 weeks easily.
Overall, a great cleanser that has convinced me good enough to pick the full size one 🙂
The ‘Yes’ factors:
- Mild on the skin
- Does not dry/stretch the skin
- Cleanses pretty well
- Lathers good too
- Less quantity required for each use
- Does not breakout
- Perfect for dry-combination skin throughout the year
- Sample size has decent quantity
- Travel-friendly sample sizing
- Pricing could be a showstopper for some.