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Saturday Sample - Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturiser SPF 15/20.

22 March 2014
Clinique's Even Better range is a group of products that are supposed to help even out skin tone by preventing certain factors from causing dark spots and also to: "break apart surface darkening. It works without using harsh ingredients, because we expect you'll use it for a long time". Clinique clearly state: "Generally, it takes a few weeks of twice-daily use to see visible results. Stay with it, and you'll keep seeing results."

I received a little sample tub of the Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturiser SFP 20 in a GWP bag (the Australian version is SPF 15), It looked like a decent little sample until I got half way through the jar and found that half way was actually the bottom.

Shifty and sneaky!

Now obviously my little tub isn't enough to get "a few weeks of twice-daily use" and I certainly wouldn't be applying it day and night considering the SPF, but it was enough for me to form an opinion.

The ingredients in this don't support the claims of being able to "break apart surface darkening" it only contains less than 1% salicylic acid, making it a massive gimmick in my eyes. In other words an expensive sunscreen.

The consistency is typical of any standard moisturiser and it simply smells like sunscreen, I cringe just a little when I apply this as my moisturiser because it goes against everything that I believe when it comes to having a good skin care routine. All-in-One products piss me off.

The jar packaging just baffles me, there are actually some nice ingredients in this moisturiser but being in a jar they easily become unstable and that leads to not being beneficial for the skin. What is this, the 1920's? Cosmetic companies know the deal with jars but they don't seem to care. I get the impression that they are trying to keep some link to the past so that customers who have been purchasing since the dawn of time don't feel alienated by some big packaging overhaul but when you're spending $90AUD for 50ml of product I think you want it to stay stable and hygienic throughout the time that you use it.

Clearly I haven't seen any results with this, except possibly it could be assisting with making the congestion on my chin worse (thanks Clinique!). For me it's very much a nothing product that I wouldn't bother with, I'd look for a good AHA or salicylic acid based serum, a good facial sunscreen and a good moisturiser and layer those babies and watch the results roll in rather than be lazy and pray to baby Jesus that this will ever do anything.

  • Ummm... it has SPF?
  • Oh Oh, I got a good point.. It doesn't leave your face feeling greasy!

  • It's flawed, ineffective and won't do a whole lot for pigmentation.
  • It's a $90 sunscreen.

Don't waste your money.

What was the last expensive product that disappointed you?

All Products were purchased by myself and I'm in no way affiliated with any of the companies mentioned unless otherwise stated. Links provided are for shopping examples only, I have personally purchased from some (not all) of these online stores but I highly recommend researching before buying.

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2 comments on "Saturday Sample - Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturiser SPF 15/20."
  1. Great review, I really appreciate your honest opinion. I never purchase jar packing when it comes to moisturiser. So sad it does not work for you, its a bit disappointing when such an expensive product does not deliver, while you are lucky you only tried its sample before spending a big amount.

    1. Totally agree, I would have been so annoyed if I had purchased this at full price!