When it comes to skincare, I’m not particularly loyal but when there are a few products which I have repurchased a number of times such as Bioderma Sensibo Micellar Water, the Nip and Fab Glycolic Fix Pads and the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2. The Clinique Clarifying Lotion is an exfoliating toner and is available in six different types to suit different skin types, and the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 is suitable for dry to combination skin which is what I’d describe my skin as being as it’s very dry, but it’s also blemish prone along my jawline. I’ve bought at least four bottles of the Clarifying Lotion 2 and I’ve not had any problems with it, but it does sting very slightly immediately after using it and Clinique tweeted me and recommended their Mild Clarifying Lotion which I tried but I wasn’t wowed by the results like I was with the Clarifying Lotion 2. I decided to try the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 as a middle ground between the two and I really couldn’t be happier.
The Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 is available in two sizes; 200ml and 400ml and Fragrance Direct have them heavily discounted which is even more amazing with this 400ml bottle costing £21.95 instead of £26.50 on the Clinique website. The Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 is designed for those with very dry to dry skin which suits my skin perfectly, and is a gentle exfoliating toner which works to de-flake the skin and reveal clearer skin.
I like using the Clarifying Lotion 1 both morning and night, and I love that it’s gentle enough to be used twice daily and it doesn’t make my skin sting whatsoever but it’s still very effective whereas the Mild version didn’t sting but it wasn’t half as effective at exfoliating my skin and reducing my dry patches so it’s the perfect alternative. Whenever I use the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1, it leaves my skin feeling incredibly smooth and my moisturiser absorbs so much better for using it. Not only does it help to smooth my skin’s surface, but it also helps to keep my skin clear from blackheads to. I really can’t praise this toner enough, and if you’ve tried the overhyped Pixi Glow Tonic and wasn’t wowed like me, I’d urge you to try this instead as it’s considerably more effective on my dry and dehydrated skin.