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.

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