Jnaynay
10 months ago

Opinions of Clinique? Need help simplifying!!

I apparently have MANY repeated ingredients within my daily skincare products. The analysis recommended I simplify my routine but I have no clue how to choose which products are better than others. Is Clinique a good skincare line? Are there other, more effective, skincare lines you would recommend for mature skin?

Morning Routine: Clinique 1. All About Clean Liquid Facial Soap Oily 2. Clarifying Lotion 3 3. Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter Serum 4. Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum 5. Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream (Under eyes) 6. Repairwear Anti-Gravity Eye Cream (Eyelids) 7. Moisture Surge Broad Spectrum SPF 28 Sheer Hydrator Evening Routine: Clinique 1. Take The Day Off Charcoal Cleansing Balm 2. Clarifying Lotion 3 3. Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter Serum 4 Smart Night Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Repair Treatment Retinol 5. Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream (Under eyes) 6. Repairwear Anti-Gravity Eye Cream (Eyelids) 7. Smart Clinical Repair Lifting Face + Neck Cream Lips: AM: LANEIGE Lip Treatment Balm PM: LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
AM - Everyday
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All About Clean™ Liquid Facial Soap Clinique - All About Clean™ Liquid Facial Soap
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Clarifying Lotion 3 Clinique - Clarifying Lotion 3
3
Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter Serum Clinique - Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter Serum
4
Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum Clinique - Smart Clinical Repair Wrinkle Correcting Serum
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Smart Clinical Repair™ Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream Clinique - Smart Clinical Repair™ Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream
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Moisture Surge SPF 28 Sheer Hydrator Clinique - Moisture Surge SPF 28 Sheer Hydrator
PM - Everyday
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Take The Day Off™ Charcoal Cleansing Balm Makeup Remover Clinique - Take The Day Off™ Charcoal Cleansing Balm Makeup Remover
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All About Clean™ Liquid Facial Soap Clinique - All About Clean™ Liquid Facial Soap
3
Clarifying Lotion 3 Clinique - Clarifying Lotion 3
4
Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter Serum Clinique - Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector + Interrupter Serum
5
Smart Night™ Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Repair Treatment Retinol Clinique - Smart Night™ Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Repair Treatment Retinol
6
Smart Clinical Repair™ Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream Clinique - Smart Clinical Repair™ Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream
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An easy thing to skip is the eye cream: your normal cream usually works just as well. A cleanser isn't really needed in the morning (unless you use a heave face oil the night before) - just water is fine!

I would also look for serums that combine actives that tackle multiple issues at once. Niacinamide does a LOT of things for your skin, for instance. Hyaluronic acid is also a great one. Maybe you want some antioxidants or retinol. But don't try to use everything in one routine: I think 2 serums plus a cream (and SPF!!!) is alright, but more might not be good for the skin.

For example I use 2 serums (antioxidants) in the AM with a moisturiser with SPF, and in the PM I have a cleanser and two other serums (Niacinamide and HA) and then I switch between a cream or an oil, depending on what my skin needs. I feel like more would be oversaturation.

Depending on where you're located there are some good and affordable brands you could check out. I think The Ordinary and The Inkey List are widely available. I use a French brand called Typology and I'm very happy with it!

I do use some makeup from Clinique and I'm also considering the cleansing balm. So I do like the brand in general - I have not checked out their skin care in a while, though. You can look up your products here and see if you can find similar products that are more affordable!

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