The Review Crew® Report: Clinique 3-Step System
Find out how it fared on three different skin types
The Review Crew® panel
Beauty Crew sent a Clinique cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser to women aged between 18 and 34, each receiving the 3-Step System best suited to their skin type.
What those with very dry to dry skin loved
How gentle the cleanser was: Those who trialled the Liquid Facial Soap Extra-Mild found the face wash incredibly effective in cleansing their skin without stripping it of natural oils and leaving it feeling tight.
How mild the clarifying lotion was: The entire Review Crew® panel received the Clarifying Lotion 1.0, and testers with very dry and dry skin found the exfoliating formulation to be very mild and gentle on their skin, and even helped with dryness.
How nourishing the moisturiser was: Testers commented that Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream worked wonders to nourish dry areas, leaving skin soft and smooth. They also commented that despite its ability to hydrate very dry skin, it felt light and absorbed quickly.
What those with dry combination skin loved
How effective the cleanser was: Review Crew® members trialling the Liquid Facial Soap Mild found it to be incredibly effective in cleansing the day’s dirt, impurities and makeup, leaving skin clean, fresh and soft, without feeling tight or dry.
How mild the clarifying lotion was: Again, testers found the second step in their routine to be a gentle one, with reviewers commenting that it didn’t irritate their skin, even though it worked hard to remove any extra grime and left skin feeling soft.
How quickly the moisturiser was absorbed: The Dramatically Different Moisturiser Lotion+ managed to cater to the dry elements of our testers’ skin without being too heavy on the areas that weren’t as dry. Reviewers mentioned that the moisturiser didn’t leave a greasy feel and absorbed quickly.
What those with oily skin loved
How the cleanser helped minimise shine: Testers using the Liquid Facial Soap Oily found it helped thoroughly cleanse skin, while helping keeping shine and excess oil at bay.
How smooth the clarifying lotion left their skin: Review Crew® members with oily skin found that after consistent use, the clarifying lotion helped make a difference in their skin texture, leaving it smoother and softer.
How non-greasy the moisturiser was: The greatest fear for oily skin types is that a moisturiser will feel heavy and exacerbate shine, but those who tried the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel found the formula helped balance skin and felt light, while providing great moisturising benefits to their oily skin.
Want to know more about these products? Read the reviews for Liquid Facial Soap Extra-Mild, Liquid Facial Soap Mild, Liquid Facial Soap Oily, Clarifying Lotion 1.0, Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream, Dramatically Different Moisturiser Lotion+ and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.
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The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Clinique to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.
Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.