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Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream

I originally wrote this post back in 2013, as I’m still actually using the Clinique CC cream as my day to day face make up I thought it was time I printed an updated view of the product which you can read in the italic font.

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I’ve been a fan of BB creams for a while now and swapped my heavy foundation for the light textured cream that really did offer what it said on the tube.  When I heard about the new contender to the market the CC cream I was really excited, it offers a colour corrector which can help cover and correct redness in the skin.

Since hitting my 30’s I’ve noticed that my cheeks are getting more and more colour of the red variety, I also have some pigmentation marks on my forehead which I can only assume is from sun damage.  I find trying to cover areas of colour on my skin a very hard task, what works on my forehead doesn’t work on my cheeks and if I have any spots that’s another product needed.  My skin is looking very dull and seems to have lost it’s radiance over the past few years.

I don’t ask much from my skin products!  I would like to see some of the radiance restored,  some of the colour to be corrected, natural coverage and an SPF.

I’m 36 years old and over the past couple of years have noticed an increase in enlarged pores, fine lines and discolouration.  My skin is not radiant and I have an increase of fine broken capillaries on my cheeks.  The skin underneath my eyes has a blue/purple tone to it and I have increased pigmentation marks.

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The Clinique moisture surge CC cream is suitable for all skin types and comes in 9 different shades, Very Light, Light, Fresh Peach, Natural Fair, Natural, Light Medium, Medium, Medium Deep and Deep.

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I picked Light which I felt was the colour best suited to my skin tone, it’s actually a perfect match and looks flawless on the skin.

What really stands out for me about the CC Cream is the SPF30, I’ve never seen such a high number in any skin care product.  The cream is thicker than my usual BB cream but blends in very well and a little really does go a long way.  I like to know I’m getting value for money with my face products and I predict that this 40ml tube will probably last 4-5 months with daily use based on the amount I need to cover my face.

I actually get around 5-6 months use from each tube, the product is not full coverage but can be built up and even worn underneath foundation if required.  I use the CC cream after moisturising and set with powder.

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In my opinion the CC cream has definitely helped to enhance my skin’s natural radiance.  I suffer from very dry skin and I have noticed that a level of hydration is added to my skin when I use the product.  My dry patches are not enhanced when I use this product and it doesn’t seem to cling to eczema.  My face seems to have more of a  flawless look which I’ve not been able to achieve for a long time.  My pigmentation marks are completely covered and the redness on my cheeks is toned down when using the cream.  I can’t advise how this product will work on different skin types to my own but what I can say is that if you have sensitive dry skin with eczema breakouts like myself you should pop down to your nearest Clinique counter and give this a try.

The cream formulation is still very well suited to my skin and if I’m having a particularly rushed morning I’m more than happy to go out with just a small amount of this by itself to enhance the appearance of my skin.

I love the idea of wearing make up that doesn’t look like you are actually wearing any and this make up really does offer that natural look.

Clinique CC cream is available to purchase from any Clinique counter or online at a rrp of £28.00  The price has not increased since this post was originally published in 2013



Freyaluna Try Me Selection Box

If like me you love natural skin care products you need look no further than Freyaluna.  Freyaluna products are natural and handmade.  They contain no harsh chemicals or preservatives and are packed full of Mother Nature’s gorgeous-ness to help you achieve naturally beautiful, healthy skin.

For those of you out there who have never tried totally natural products and are not sure how your skin will react after years of using harsh chemicals I would like to suggest the Try Me Selection Box which I’ve recently purchased myself.

I personally know that my skin craves natural products and as a trained aromatherapist I like to blend my own oils and creams when I get the chance which is not very often.  To find a company like this is a blessing for both myself and my daughter.

The box holding the items is beautiful and it seems such a shame to open it, but trust me you really do need to open it!

You choose up to 5 products that you would like to try and Freyaluna will add 3 more recommended for you!

Rose & Geranium handmade herbal soap (full size costs £2.95)

Ingredients: saponified olea europaea (olive), Cocos Nucifera (coconut) and Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oils, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, rosa gallica, essential oil of Pelargonium graveolens

Marigold & Bergamot handmade herbal soap (Full size costs £2.95)

Ingredients: saponified olea europaea (olive), Cocos Nucifera (coconut) and Helianthus annuus (sunflower) oils, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, Calendula Officinalis Flower, essential oils of Citrus bergamia (bergamot), Medica Limonum (lemon).

Tea Tree & Peppermint foot scrub (Full size costs £7.50)

Ingredients: sugar, Olea europaea (olive) oil, pumice, essential oils of Melaleuca Alternifolia, Mentha Piperita

Honey Hand Cream (Full size costs £8.00)

Ingredients: olea europaea oil, honey, cera alba, pelargonium graveolens essential oil.

Night Time Foot Butter (Full size costs £8.00)

Ingredients: vitis vinifera (grapeseed) oil, theobroma cacoa, cera alba, butyrospermum parkii, cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemon grass) essential oil.

Rose Lotion (Full size costs £15.95)

Ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond) oil, rose water, cera alba, sodium bicarbonate, vitamin E oil, essential oil of rosa centifolia.

Tropical Sugar Scrub (Full Size costs £13.00)

Ingredients: sucrose, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, rosa sinensis linn, carthamus tinctorius, essential oils of citrus paradise, aurantifolia, medica limonum, citrus aurantium amara.

Lavender Lip Balm (Full size costs £3.50)

Ingredients: helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, cera alba, prunus armeniaca (apricot kernel) oil, alpha topcopherol oil, essential oil of lavendula angustifolia.

I can’t wait to try all of these samples out, I will review individually as I use them.

The Selection boxes cost £6.00 and give you a great chance to try before you buy.

ou can order the boxes here: www.love-yourself-naturally.com