Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Clinique Fresh Pressed Cleanser

The other week I was invited to the Clinique counter at Boots in Cardiff for a preview of the new Fresh Pressed Cleanser that Clinique have brought out. I was really interested to see what this cleanser would be like. 



Clinique describe this product as a simple, two step system that contains powerful Vitamin C. Before I had the cleanser used on me I was told all about the product, how to use it and what it does. After getting my makeup removed, it was time to put the cleanser on my face.


The cleanser comes in sachets in powder format. It's an ultra fine powder that activates with water. The first step is to mix it with water to create the cleanser. Clinique say that it instantly purifies, brightens and retexturizes. It can be used every morning as it is nice and gentle. You can apply this to your face with hands and cleanse that way, but you can also use the Clinique Cleansing Brush. This is one of those deep clean brushes similar to Clarisonic. I've never used one of these before, but really enjoyed the feel of it on my skin.

After cleansing, the second step is to use the booster. To use you just press the button on the booster to activate the Vitamin C. You mix two drops of this with your moisturizer in the morning and evening. The sachets and booster work together but are separate products.

The woman on counter who showed me the product was really nice and friendly and took me through it all step by step. At first the product did seem a bit complicated to use but after being shown how to use it, it looked fairly simple. This is definitely a different sort of cleanser to what I normally use. The only thing similar to it that I have used is the Lush cleansers where you have to mix with water to create a paste. 

The cleanser can be bought in a few different ways. For people buying it for the first time, Clinique has a 7 day system with Pure Vitamin C for £25.00. You get 7 single use sachets and a 7 day vial of the booster. You can also buy the sachets separately. A month's supply of sachets is £24.00 while a set of four boosters is £58.00.

I didn't really think much of the cleanser. I think it can get expensive having to constantly buy sachets and the booster. I've tried cleansers from other premium brands and found that they work out a lot cheaper as you don't have to keep buying it every month. A cleanser will last me over a month. I just don't like having the fuss of having to keep getting a month's supply and then bother with a booster.

I just didn't like having to mix the powder with water either. I've tried other cleansers where you have to mix them with water, so having to mix it isn't really new. 

I was talking to my friend yesterday who has also tried this product. She wasn't that fussed on it either, even said that the powder looked like cocaine. 

While some people may like this cleanser and find it works for them, I personally didn't like it. I'd like to thank the staff at Clinique for letting my try this product. 

22 comments:

  1. Looks lovely! You can always rely on clinique to get the job done x

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  2. Oh this looks like a great product and something i need to boost my skin at the minute. I always associate Vitamin C with brightness lol. Will definitely be checking this out x

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  3. Clinique is such an amazing brand, their foundation is great, i really like it

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  4. I really love the look of this range! I think it's going to be a best-seller! xx

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  5. Wow, these products sound fab. I've not used Clinique skincare products before.

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    1. I can't use their 3 step as it's not for my skin x

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  6. It does sound like this would cost a lot of money over time and it's pretty expensive to try out for a week considering I can spend that much and get a cleanser to last a lot longer x

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    1. I've spent about £25 on a cleanser and it's lasted a lot longer than a week x

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  7. It's a shame that you were not that impressed by the new cleanser. I think it would be a bit of a nuisance having to mix it every day. It becomes very pricey if you need a booster too. I'm not sure if that will catch on when they have a good liquid cleanser already.

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    1. I'd rather use one of their liquid cleansers x

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  8. I received some too and absolutely love them. I've nearly finished my 7 days now and am so sad! Need to buy some more xx

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  9. I normally love Clinique but this sounds like a bit of a hassle just to clean your face and very expensive. I like the look of the brush though.

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  10. I really like Clinique products and have used their cleansers and foundation on and off for years. My mother also uses their stuff - very reliable and worth the money

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    1. I like some of their products, i just don't think much of this one x

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  11. I really liked this when I tried it, although I did find it a little messy to use. I thought maybe it would be good for travelling as it's powder form?

    www.laura-simone.com

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    1. I don't think it's that great. You still have to mix it with water, so if you are out and about you will still have to find water x

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