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What I Thought Of… Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 Age Defense Moisturiser

Phewf, what a moutful! Also, is ‘defense’ the American spelling of ‘defence’? The English Language student within wants to correct it so badly…

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Packaging: Very cool and slick, feels kinda space-age with the chrome-esque lid… just me?

Quality: I’ve completely fallen in love with this moisturiser and have used it religiously for months. Don’t think just because something’s ‘anti-ageing’ that you can’t use it on youthful skin too, it can’t hurt to get a head start now can it? Really lovely consistency, and absorbs into the skin very quickly so you don’t have that annoying stickiness after application that some moisturisers can give. The smell is so-so, perhaps a bit too ‘mediciney’ for my liking but I know loads of people love it so I guess it’s just personal preference. I got the dry combination version so go for whichever suits your skin type, it certainly hasn’t over-saturated my skin so seems pretty true to form.

Longevity: Most moisturisers are pretty rubbish at keeping my combination skin the right side of glowing.  They either completely overload it, leaving it oily, or they work for a few hours and then leave me with dry skin again on my cheeks and nose. This product is different in that it really does keep the skin soft and supple all day with no additional oilyness… perfect! The added bonus of SPF 25 is great too, I’m pleased to see more and more skincare brands making this a component in their products as you can never be too wary of the sun!

Price: It’s a bit of purse squeezer (did I just make that up?) at the eye-watering £37 for a 50ml tub. Interestingly, on the Clinique website you can get 30ml tubs for £20 but only in the dry combination type. I’m not too sure why this is. Bottom line, while it IS a brilliant product, I recommend putting this on the Christmas list or saving it for a pay day splurge. £37 for moisturiser is a little extravagant, although you really do get what you pay for with Clinique.

 

Lesley-Jane
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What I Thought Of… Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation

Welcome to my new little feature! Essentially this is all about beauty so if you’re looking for a quick review of a whole plethora of products, you can find it here. Let’s crack on shall we?

Packaging: Spot on. So pleased more foundations are utilising the special pump thingy that means all the product is sort of scraped upwards and nothing is wasted (ever so eloquent there, Lesley). It’s sleek, simple and aesthetically pleasing. I love  clean, neat, fuss-free packing. *OCD alert*

Quality: I was very pleased with it actually. It really freshened up my skin and made it look pleasantly dewy without being overly oily. Coverage is medium to full, I’d say. Was particularly good at hiding the pigmentation I have around my nose and on my cheeks. Consistency was perhaps a little too runny; it did result in me pumping too much product out on occasion and it having to  be wiped away. I hate wastage 😦

Longevity: Fantastic. Survived long, full days at uni and would only need to be touched up if I was going out after a particularly gruelling shift at work. Seems to have pretty brilliant staying power.

Price: We all know Benefit is a little pricey and at £24.50, it might be worth getting a free sample before you commit to buying. I still would highly recommend though and I will be repurchasing once I’ve been paid. (Friday 26th could not come sooner!)

Lesley-Jane
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So what do you guys think?  Have you used this foundation before or are you considering it? Let me know in the comments below!

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