Last week I picked up a sample of Clinique’s new night moisturiser. I tend to browse beauty counters for interesting items and take samples offered to try. So, this one was given to me by a nice sales person after we established that I was not interested in the brand’s makeup items.
The product claims to instantly improve skin texture and make skin radiant after just one night. Naturally, I am sceptical of such bold claims but I like many of Clinique’s products (except the toners) but decided to give it a go. I took the sample sachet which was enough for a week’s use.
I had a quick glance at the ingredients list and in addition to the humectants and slip agents to moisturise and give a smooth feeling, I remember seeing salicylic acid. This would explain the radiance claims because salicylic acid helps the skin shed more to reveal newer skin cells and can kill bacteria in pores. Thus, it shouldn’t block pores and may in fact help get rid of any blocked pores on skin.
I might buy the full sized product when I need a new night cream but would probably not use it daily (every other night perhaps) since I don’t have blocked pores and daily use of a chemical exfoliant and anti-bacterial may not do me any favours.
Verdict: It’s a great night moisturiser if you have dry skin and blocked pores. It’s rich but does not feel overly greasy and its fragrance free.