Saturday, 5 June 2010

Clinique Face Cream SPF40

I love this stuff. I never thought I would succumb to using sunscreen on my face. I wasn't sure whether or not it was another one of the scaremongering things that there is no evidence to show whether or not it works. I bought this in Spain last year when the weather was at boiling point and spent the days at the beach. One of the girls I was with had one, so I tried a bit and really liked it.
This is what the website says:

Innovative SolarSmart™ technology stabilizes high-level protection against the aging and burning effects of UVA and UVB rays. Adds a barrier repair and solar-activated antioxidants to help prevent signs of aging. Dermatologist tested. Oil free. Water and sweat-resistant. Appropriate for sensitive skins. 100% Fragrance Free. 

It costs £15 for 50ml, which is reasonable I suppose. You can have a look at the full range from the clinique website. It is a white creamy- lotion but goes on transparent to the skin. It also goes on pretty smoothly. I'm really impressed with it! Especially as my foundation goes over it fine. Only draw back is that I have noticed that my skin looks a little 'tired' in my photos these days when I have the cream on. But to be honest, its not that noticeable and definitely worth it if the cream is helping me fight the ageing process. It could even be that my skin does actually look naturally tired now, oh dear.

This is what it looks like when you buy it:
This is what mine looks like now:
I always do this to my products, I cut and squeeze as much as I possibly can so that I have used everything up. I keep it in an airtight container and it hasn't dried the product up.

I actually wear this as my day moisturiser some days when my skin doesn't feel too dry. Especially when it is warmer outside and I don't have to endure the evil air conditioning at work. I am down to a few more days of application, so off to look for the clinique bonus time stores!

So, overall, has spf on my face made any difference? Well, the answer is, I still don't know. My skin was certainly fairer than the rest of my body when I went on holiday (I forgot to wear spf on my body). And I noticed a bunch of wrinkles around my eyes on a recent bunch of photos. But I've got myself into the scaremongering, so I reckon I will stick to it all. 

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