As a young teen before my career I suffered from oily skin, I used to be afraid to apply moisturizer to it from lack of knowledge how to look after my skin I guess. Fast forward 10 years my skin has done a full circle and is now mostly dry all over. I try to take decent care of my skin and have always followed a good routine. I wouldnt consider my skin to be that bad. I have been using the same products (asap skincare) for several years. You know when you find products that work and give you the results you want you stick with it right? It wasn't until Clinique sent me this duo of their Smart Moisturizer and the Fresh Pressed Booster that I thought what better time to mix up my routine, try something new, hope for good results and take part in the 7 Day Fresh Pressed Challenge...
Essentially Clinique Freshed Pressed System is a 7 day plan that uses vitamin C to clarify your skintone, brighten, retexturize and increase your overall natural glow. The Vitamin C comes in a cute little package that is made to keep the Vit C fresh before activation. You shake the bottle well for about 15 seconds before use, and then you add two drops of this product to your moisturizer, applied in the morning and at night before bed. 7 days after starting a bottle of this product, the vitamin C becomes unstable and you're supposed to throw it out.
I was excited to give this a go straight away especially after reading what it claims to do!
- cell renewal is boosted from the first use
- your complexion should look brighter after only one use, and after a week of daily application, your skin will be more even, smoother and firmer
- after four weeks, hyper pigmentation should be reduced by about 20% and fine lines and wrinkles have reduced by 30%
- after 12 weeks of continued use, hyper pigmentation has reduced by 30%, and wrinkles by 40%.
What I love most about this is that you can mix the Fresh Pressed with ANY of your Clinique Moisturizers depending on what skin concern you want to work on most. I haven't used any of the Clinique Moisturizers but instantly fell in love with the 'Clinique Smart' the texture was divine and a little goes a long way.
As soon I received this package you may have seen me use it for the first time on camera on Instagram (watch again on my highlights). I then updated my followers 5 hours later as I was leaving the house and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I was already, after such a small period of time impressed with how my skin looked and felt. It promised to brighten after the first use and it did just that! My skin was super glowy and radiant, like I had just had a facial. My skin being dry normally was so hydrated. First impressions 100%. I continued using the Moisturizer X Fresh Pressed combo for seven days morning and night.
And here were my results. (BEFORE LEFT, AFTER RIGHT)
*Getting exact posed photos in the same light a week apart was difficult on my iPhone. I made sure the photos were taken at the same time however had more sun on the after shot.
First noticeable difference for me was the feel of my skin, having dry skin normally it was so nice to feel it hydrated. Second was the glow. It defiantly gave me radiant looking skin in all the right areas. You'll notice more of this on the bridge of my nose and cheekbones. I tried to zoom in a bit on the right side of my face since I noticed a improvement on my pigmentation around my mouth, slight change in my pores and my scaring around my jawline.
If these are the results after just 7 days I would be SO excited to see results after 4 or 6 weeks!
You can try this yourself! Clinique Fresh Pressed Booster is available on Clinique counters and other participating stores. RRP $60
FREELANCE HAIRSTYLIST, MAKEUP ARTIST AND BEAUTY AND LIFESTYLE BLOGGER. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND.