Friday, April 25, 2014
Clinique Even Better Essence Lotion
Facial Lotions or Essences are a very popular skincare product in Asia. It's something that we're just starting to see more of here . With this new launch from Clinique, inspired by Asian consumers, and a couple others out there , I think we might be seeing the beginning of a new trend here.
Clinique Even Better Essence Lotion is a lightweight liquid . It's not really a "lotion" as we might think of one, thick and creamy but a liquid that's not quite as thin as say , water. Used to hydrate , calm , soothe and prepare skin for moisturizer these can be used alone or as a first step in your skincare routine after cleansing.
Clinqiue's come in two versions one (skin types 1, 2) for drier skins and one for oilier skins( skin types 3, 4 ). I ended up with the drier one which isn't my skin at all, but none the less I was anxious to try this.
Even though it has hydrators including Olive, Squalane, and Jojoba Esters , along with what Clinique calls NMF Complex using Watermelon Extract, Apple Extract, Lentil Extract and Sodium PCA to help maintain skin's moisture levels, I didn't find this to be overly moisturizing. It was just enough. The lotion sinks right in, leaves behind no greasy feeling and skin feels comfortable . For me , I can use this as is for moisture. For those who have dry skins, you most likely would need a serum or moisturizer over this .
Since Essence Lotion is part of the Even Better line , there are brightening ingredients in there as well and I noticed a little brighter look within a few days of use.
I love the lightness here, it's so great for upcoming warmer months when we usually don't want anything too heavy . It's a keeper, and I want to eventually try out the oily skin version. That has ingredients to normalize sebum production over time, which I would love.
Clinique Even Better Essence Lotion is available at Sephora through April , and everywhere after that and is $ 32 for a 3.4 oz bottle.