Well, now I know better. When I got a chance to consult with a Clinique expert, Baby of Rustan's Makati, she explained to me in detail on how good Clinique 3-step program is in removing dirt, sebum and other irritants but still keep the skin clear, supple and healthy.
It was a conscious decision for me to only use Clinique and only Clinique since that time.
The things is, we always thought that good skin are because of our genes or what we call "minana" from our parents or ancestors. Well, I don't have that. Both my parents were acne-ridden in their puberty. My dad had depressed scars from pimples and my mom was still getting breakouts even at her forties. Imagine if I have to rely on good genes to achieve a flawless complexion. Hopeless, right?
With Clinique though, their philosophy is that Good Skin can be Created. With only a simple 3-step routine, you can really achieve a cleaner and more beautiful skin.
With the 3-Step Skin Care System, I don't spend too much time with my day and night beauty rituals. I have more time to prep up in the morning and during the night, I get to turn in early. I'm really lazy and as much as I can, I don't want to put anything on my face before bed but this Clinique skin care system is so easy, the steps doesn't seem too much of an effort. :) If I could recommend this to anyone, its for the girls who's just starting out in their skin care routine.
I simply love it takes away the dirt and grime of the day. I could really feel my skin breathe with these products.
Facial Bar Soap (oily)
Clarifying Lotion 3 (combination/oily)
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (combination/oily)
I got this as GWP when I bought the Clarifying Lotion and Facial Soap
Even then, Clinique have various types of skin care that can address any and all my future skin problems. From anti-aging to breakouts, Clinique have it. And it being allergy-tested, my skin will surely get the best care..
As early as pre-teen, those showing on set of break outs or even those who just wishes a cleaner feel and look to their skin, I definitely recommend Clinique.
They also have a mini set that one could try for a fraction of a cost.
Believe me, this will last you a long time. :)
Another thing, I'm not that afraid to pile on those makeups because I know I have a Skin Care that are devoted to keeping my skin clean and soft.
Remember, it pays to have a consultation, don't just go off buying things that you may not need after all. What I love about Clinique is that they don't push their clients in buying. On both consultations, I wasn't bombarded with products to try. I was actually the one asking and asking if I need this and that and the consultant would explain the product and suggest if I need it. In the end, I end up buying one product when I initially thought, I'd be hoarding and make my credit card cry.
My idea of clear skin now is very basic, a clear skin is a clean skin. Simple, right?
To know more about Clinique Skin Care System, visit their counters at your favorite Rustan's Department Store.