Friday, 11 October 2013

Beauty review - Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus

I was childishly pleased to receive a free sample of Clinique's Repairwear Laser Focus with the October copy of Marie Claire.  I'm a cosmetics junkie lover of beauty products - for better or for worse, these kind of things excite me.

Before I begin, let me clarify - this was the serum I was trying.  There seem to be a lot of similarly packaged items called Repairwear Laser Focus.


I'll be honest, I was somewhat sceptical right from the start.  'Laser focus'?  Their blurb says, '63% of the visible wrinkle-reducing power of a laser at 12 weeks'.  A laser and a face cream are two completely separate things. They react on the body in very different ways. Mmm...

The claims were that the cream 'smooths, restores and corrects'.

Let's start with 'smooths'.  I found this rather curious.  Unless you are unfortunate enough to suffer from acne scars, human skin is generally pretty smooth.  I have smooth skin so I really didn't see any difference.

'Restores'.  Restores what?  C'mon Clinique!  I think the French text was more accurate - reparation (repairs).  I was doing some long hours at work and coming home looking pret-tay haggard.  I do think I looked a little less knackered and worn after applying this.  Or maybe it was to do with the fact that I could sit down, relax and have a cuppa. Difficult to say really.

'Corrects'.  Again the French text - correction anti-age provided more of a clue as to what they really meant.  To be honest companies which suggest that ageing is a mistake to be corrected actually really annoy me.  I don't want to look 16 again, I just want to look good for my age.

So my overall verdict?  It was ok.  I had no adverse reactions, I certainly didn't look worse but, then again, I didn't really look better. As for the laser thing - surely no-one's that gullible.  
   

3 comments:

Coulda shoulda woulda said...

Funny I have freckles so I tried this and the other spot remover from their range and nothing. zilch. if anything it made my skin so dry!! I have to be frank and it has put me off clinique. the only product i like from them is moisture surge other than that it just does nothing for my skin...I say try a proper dermatological brand or go for the real laser!

Style At Every Age said...

Glad I didn't rush out and buy the mag! I find that most creams don't actually make any difference to your skin despite the claims these companies make x

Chinwags and Tittle-Tattles said...

Agree with you--don't like it that companies make out that there's something wrong with ageing (and to call it anti is so nega that consumers actually feel very bad about the natural process!). Like you, I just wanna look good for my age. I've given up on Clinique a long time ago. I'm sure it works for other women, but definitely not for me x

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