I’ve heard enthusiastic recommendations from my longest friend Ichigo about Clinique. She hearts Clinique’s moisturizer and eye cream to the max.

So when i got an invitation by Nic to Clinique’s New Clinique Experience at their 1st stand-alone store in Pavilion KL, i went for it without any hesitation! It’s the first stand-lone store in South East Asia.

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It looks very comprehensive and classy!

There’s a new additional dermatological technology used in the new store–Clinique Diagnostic Mirror.

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Karen the Retail Manager herself attended to me! 😀

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First of all the friendly lady gave me a skin analysis using the Diagnostic Mirror. That special mirror allows her to better see the client’s skin concern through a magnified side whilst the client sees her reflection as she would in a normal mirror, allowing simultaneous 2-way communication.

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Nah. See, got blackhead here!

And in turn, Karen let me know where my skin concerns are. Apparently i have rather sensitive skin and really dry skin. But slightly oily on the T-zone (isn’t that every girl’s problem?). Most likely caused by hectic lifestyle and stress (isn’t that also every girl’s problem?).

And then she recommended Clinique’s latest products–Clinique Superdefense

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She explained that everyone experiences psychological stress on one level or another and it has long been known that stress can impact skin’s immune system and disrupt its barrier function.

Karen recommended the 3-Step Skin Care system as a daily basic regimen. Basically cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize, to achieve the best effects. Then she helped me cleanse my face, put on the clarifying lotion for daily mild exfoliation, and lastly the NEW Superdefense SPF 25/PA+++ Age Defense Moisturizer, which is exactly what i needed–Clinique’s most advanced age prevention daily moisturizer. In Clinique it is all about custom-fitting. You get exactly what you need. 🙂

The newly improved moisturizer comes with special added benefits.

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Old one on the left and new on the right

The new moisturizer has an added Red Microalgae Extract, a patented “stress-neutralizing” sea extract which helps skin neutralize responses that surface as lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Whatever it is, sounds good to me!

There are a lot of things i like about Clinique. First of all of course it’s friend’s recommendation. Secondly Clinique is one of the very few skin care products i can use because i have extremely sensitive skin. And Clinique is allergy tested and 100% fragrance free. Hey, I didn’t know all Clinique products have to undergo a total of 7,200 testing before its being marketed! I was really surprised when Karen told me Clinique tests 12 times on 600 different consumers and IF there’s any allergic reaction at all at any ONE time, they would not launch the product. That’s how big the number ONE means to them and now we all know how safe the products really are! 🙂

Thirdly, i really like the texture of the moisturizer! It is not oily, and i love the fact that it comes with SPF 25/PA+++ so itis a moisturizer + sunblock all in one! I don’t need to slab layers of cream onto my face every morning. 🙂

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It’s available in 3 types of formulas to suit different skin conditions. The Very Dry to Dry formula is a luxurious cream that instantly sinks into skin for immediate comfort with cushioned application. The Dry Combination formula is a soft cream that absorbs nicely leaving skin moist, hydrated and protected. The Combination Oily to Oily formula is an ultra-lightweight cream that offers refreshing hydration and a light, comfortable feel.

Karen said that The Dry Combination formula is suitable for my skin.

I had an absolutely fantastic experience in Clinique Pavilion. After the skin consultation, Alex the Clinique Beauty Expert gave me a makeover!

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Applying eyeshadow for Day Makeup.

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Day Look.

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Proceed to Evening Makeup ny just adding darker eyeshadow and glossy lips.

 

DONE!!

Clinique’s people are sooo friendly!

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Alex

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Karen

 

And of course

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My bottle of Clinique Superdefense moisturizer. I also ended up buying so many things. T_T. I mean :D. Clinique cleansing balm, All About Eyes cream (I listen to my best friends), and a blusher in Giddy Pink! God, shopping is evil!

Am using the products now religiously for the next couple of weeks. Will see how it goes! 🙂

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