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Clinique 3 step skincare system for combination skin- Review

Clinique 3 Step skincare system comprises of a mild liquid facial soap, a clarifying lotion and a Moisturiser. First, the Clinique team analyzes your skin and then recommends a set for your skin type. I got the set for combination skin. The moisturizer is the famous Clinique Dramatically different moisturising lotion (DDML). The whole set costs 1900 INR. After you try out a set, you can buy an individual product in a larger quantity.

Cleanser-The Mild facial soap is a gentle, soothing face wash. It is not a cleanser, you if you wear waterproof makeup; you need to use a cleanser first. I wear very little makeup which has anyway faded away after 9 hours wear so i use my Neutrogena cleanser first and then this soap. It has a really soothing smell and leaves my skin very clean and fresh.

Clarifying lotion- It is basically a toner. This is a very controversial product from Clinique. It reeks of alcohol. So much that i have to hold my breath and apply it with a cotton pad. Alcohol can dry out our skin’s sebaceous glands which can be very damaging to the skin. I am really in two minds about this toner since it works amazingly well for my skin but again alcohol i am not sure about. This clarifying lotion has cult followers and haters in the skincare world. I really don’t want to use it just because it smells like its just alcohol.

Clinique DDML: – This is one of the bestsellers from Clinique and now i know why. It is a very lightweight moisturizer which is just right for my combination skin. Just a really small quantity is needed and it gets absorbed completely within minutes. It’s really one of the best facial moisturizers i have tried in a long time.



Now i will tell you how this set worked for me. I have been using this CTM regime for the past one month religiously in the morning and evening. My skin is relatively very well behaved and clear(*touchwood*). I have an occasional zit and a few dark spots on my cheeks. There is a little uneven skin tone around the mouth area. Despite the alcohol stench, i have been using the toner also as a part of CTM. After a month of usage, my skin has become really radiant and bright. There is a glow which was not present earlier due to the travelling and dust and pollution. The uneven-ness has decreased to an extent and it has become clearer and i have not got any breakouts since the day i have started using this. The dark spots remain the same but i am really, really thoroughly impressed by this set. It has made my skin way better than what it used to be a month ago and i have got so many compliments. These days, i just use a sunscreen on my face. No makeup also: D







I am planning to eliminate the toner because of the controversial alcohol in it and replace it with some better toner like from TBS. I don’t know how the set will perform then but this toner really reeks of alcohol. Otherwise; i am going to purchase the other two products forever and ever. One thing i want to share with you guys is that please try to use all three CTM products from the same brand. They work a lot better together because they complement each other. I have been using this CTM kit twice a day and the Clinique turnaround night cream and i have seen a visible difference in my skin tone and radiance.

Overall, a must try from Clinique!









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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Arzoo

    Clinique has some great skin care products for all skin types though haven’t tried any yet, but would love to try now after reading your review.

  2. krupa

    I have always wanted to try this set.

  3. Vini @dndb

    THis looks like a great range! Nice review dear!!

  4. tejinder

    wow…love to try these ones…
    Great review..

  5. Lana Ray

    Very nice review dear. Ur tempting me to try this out!

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