This time of year,my skin seems to turn, like Dr. Jekyll into my Hyde. What was once soft or at least passably so, suddenly becomes itchy, dry, and in some places, so rough it catches on soft fabrics.
The culprit is the change of seasons, plus the extra whammy of dry heat, wind, and cold. These skin saboteurs can really make your body face and hands feel especially irritated and uncomfortable. Clinique has three new products for hands, body and face, that can help you give your skin TLC.
The latest and greatest hand product from Clinique just launched this month, not a moment too soon. The Clinique Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream $17.50 2.5 Fl. oz. is not a glamorous holiday product, but it’s a little miracle in a flip top tube! The rich, soft yellow cream works instantly on even the roughest of skin. It envelops it literally, in soothing, hydrating comfort for up to 12 hours. It even helps to improve the condition of your cuticles and nails–body parts we often don’t specifically remember to moisturize. Glycerin and sodium hyaluronate help prevent further dehydration, while birch extract helps to re-establish the skin’s moisture barrier–so claw-like conditions don’t re-appear on your hands. Vitamins C and E provide antioxidant protection, while a blend of interesting ingredients (barley extract, wheat extract, and murumuru butter) work together to help your skin keep moisture in, dryness, away. Gentian extract also soothes and comforts dry or irritated skin. What I like so much about this product is that it has “big guns” for moisturizing, but it’s fragrance free, works lightening fast and yet, it’s not at all greasy. I just smoothed some into my skin just seconds ago, and I’m typing this review but I don’t feel any coating on my hands at all. Still, my hands softer and a lot less dry. Not every hand cream does it’s job well, and many don’t have lasting benefits, but this one, really does.
There’s also a Deep Comfort Body Wash $20.00 that I didn’t try, but I’m willing to bet that it provides a good assault on the dry, irritated skin on the rest of your body, too. Both products are also appropriate for even those with sensitive skin. They’re must-haves for now and definitely throughout the Winter months.
Also new from Clinique is Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer with SPF 20 $42.50. This one’s for your face, and helps to reduce and perhaps, eliminate dark spots. I am always worried when a product claims that it can erase past skin damage. Perhaps it can, depending upon the situation. But I didn’t try enough of the Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer to affirm that dark spots would just disappear by using this peach-tinted cream.
That being said, this is a very nice moisturizing product with a high enough SPF to warrant everyday use. It’s very rich and hydrating, and has patent-pending ingredients that could possibly help to reduce some dark spot damage, and to prevent and protect skin from future discoloration on all types of skin. Advanced, photostable, broad spectrum 3:1 UVA/UVA protection plus moisturization and ingredients known to address dark spots on skin, work together to break down and scatter dark spots and assist in whisking away melanin “dust” with an exfoliating action.
There is a long list of ingredients in this cream and I can’t list them all, but many are known to help reduce discoloration and hyperpigmentation on your skin, and certainly, to help protect your skin against new damage and dark spots. Sun Blocks Octocrylene, Avobenzone, and Octisalate work together to protect skin from the harmful effects of the sun. There’s a Skin Tone Corrector that you can buy that apparently boosts the effects of both products, but I didn’t try it. Dark spots are not easy to treat on your own, so if this is a problem your skin has, you can either go to a dermatologist, or, give these Clinique products a try, first. Clinique’s 100% fragrance free, oil free, and non-acnegenic products are always a good bet. And, If you’re looking for a ne, multi-tasking moisturizer that can also improve the look and feel of your skin, this one works for almost all skin types and is worthy of your consideration.
Visit the Clinique Web Site and your favorite makeup counter for more information and to order
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