Travelling away for weekends has been a massive part of my life since I went to Uni. With my friends and family being spread across the country more thinly than a supermarket value pizza, I’ve become accustomed to packing up and being away from my ‘stuff’ for periods of time. What I’ll never get used to though is the impact traveling and ‘packing light’ has on my beauty regime and skin; I can never take everything with me, so I end up sticking to a basic skincare pattern than leaves my complexion dull and in need of a moisture injection. This Christmas was no different – two weeks without my beloved stash of OTT products left me looking and feeling like it had truly been the party season. Since I got back I’ve been using these two products almost daily and have seen a massive impact on my complexion – my skin is more even, brighter, plumper, healthier looking, moisturised and provides a great base for my makeup. So what are these wonder products I hear you say?
1. Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask. This is the first overnight mask from my much-loved skincare brand and it’s been launched at the perfect time of year. The oil-free formula is super light and full of goodness to get to work while you sleep. You only need a small blob to cover the face in a light layer; it also absorbs pretty quickly so you’re not left with gunk all over your pillow. Some overnight masks can be too heavy on my skin, causing breakouts or leaving my pores feeling clogged, but this gives me bright and plumped skin that’s super smooth. It’s even light enough for me to use a little nearly every night (when needed,) so your skin looks better in hardly any time at all.
2. Clinique Even Better Skintone Correcting Lotion. I’m a big fan of the Even Better foundation and concealer (they’re possibly my favourite launch of 2012), so this new addition was always going to have a high expectation to live up to. Although it’s designed for oiler skins, it works wonders on my complexion and creates a flawless base from which to work. It claims to create a more even skin tone while protecting skin from ‘future darkening with high-level UVA/UVB defense.’ It also contains ingredients to break apart surface darkening and exfoliate it away, which is a pretty major claim. However, since using this my skin does look a lot more unified and I have barely had to use concealer. My skin feels rejuvinated and smoother, whilst the fine lines that appeared throughout December have already started to fade away. The formula absorbs into skin within a few minutes too, being super light and not at all greasy (it’s oil-free too) so I can use it under makeup on a daily basis.
You need such a small amount of these products that each bottle will last you all season long (if not longer,) so the value of each is pretty strong. So many products claim to leave you with rejuvintated and hydrated skin, but I can safely say these two really do. They’re universal and pretty much suited to every skin type, plus they feel and smell delightful. I’ll be using every single drop I can get out!
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask is normally £28.00, but you can grab it for £22.62 here. Clinique Even Better Skintone Correcting Lotion is normally £35.00, but you can grab it for £26.97 here.