Giving my face a Moisture Surge with Clinique’s CC cream

Warning: this post contains images of *gasp* an un-made up face!

I’ve had a mini “eureka” moment this year and it’s all to do with my skin.

To quote the Adam Ant song “Goodie Two Shoes”, I “don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?”..the one thing I do admit to is a lack of sleep. As any parent will know, the “bank of sleep” can be seriously depleted by illness/stress and, having two SN children, my mind will just tick over all night at times. Routine is so important to my children, and the “bank” never gets a chance to refuel.

I’m also within that age where my skin is now classed within the “mature” age bracket so anything that brightens up my skin and additionally provides moisture is welcomed.

I was therefore delighted to be selected by Mumsnet to trial Clinique’s Moisture Surge CC cream, SPF 30.

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Here’s what Clinque say about their product:

“One day, your skin looks ‘different’ – too red, sallow, dull or ashy. Our guiding dermatologists know why. Skin’s undertones change. Now, Smart Colour Correcting Technology helps change them back. In seconds, you look like the picture of health. Lasting, oil-free hydration and a sunscreen mean a more flawless look tomorrow, too”

So, how did I find the cream and here’s where the *gulp* pictures come in.

Firstly, I have very sensitive skin, VERY, as well as combination skin. I haven’t tended to use foundations as I’ve always been worried that I’ll put some on and the familiar tingle of a reaction starts, which then leads to “little miss red-face” and a need to remove said product very quickly before the itching starts.

This cream has been fine.

Here’s a before picture, completely make-up and concealer free. I’m pale, I’m patchy, I need something to brighten up my skin:

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And this is after application. The cream was very thick, I didn’t need much for an even application, this is “Light Medium” shade. Regulated the colour in my face, smooth and even to apply and no sensitive skin reactions:

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I like the fact the cream also contains a UVA/UVB sunscreen as, even during cloudy days, the sun’s rays are still reaching your skin. It’s also fragrance free, which means my children aren’t going to object to the smell. Very important for those hugs at the school gates!

Disclaimer:
I am a member of the Mumsnet Bloggers Network, a group of parent bloggers picked by Mumsnet to review products, services, events and brands. I have not paid for the product or to attend an event. I have editorial control and retain full editorial integrity.

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