Back To Basic

3step-793160.bmpSo sorry for the lack of posts recently, I have been bed-ridden for the past one week with a nasty cold. Although being stuck at home for days weren’t fun, I had to admit that I really benefit from the much-needed rest and my skin was also thanking me for giving it a long break from makeup!

I’ve also been trying to a new skin care regime. If for the past 2 years, I’ve been using a line of skin care containing Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AhA), salycic acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, etc etc to improve the condition of skin, I now want to go back to a basic routine, using reliable products to cleanse, tone and moisturize twice daily. And what better products to use for these simple steps than Clinique 3-Steps?

Clinique 3-Steps system has been around forever and is as reliable and effective as your mom’s homemade jamu. (Errr, my mom’s homemade jamu at least, hehehe). It’s dermatologist-developed and custom-fit to your skin’s needs. According to the beauty consultant at my local Clinique counter, I am type II. My skin is normal to oily – even though at certain wheather and hormonal condition, my skin is more to the oily side. So I bought the Facial Soap Mild (soap bar), Clarifying Moisture Lotion 2 and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (DDML).
The Facial Soap feels soft on my skin and gives me a squeaky clean feeling. At first I was hesitant to buy this bar because I’m just afraid it would be impractical and unhygenic – but as it turned out, they gave me a soap dish with a lid with this soap and the dish will make travelling with this soap easy.
The Clarifying Moisture Lotion 2 is also a nice toner to use after the soap and the DDML…well, this is one of Clinique’s best-selling moisturizer of all time so what can say? It never failed me! However, I am thinking of buying this one in gel formula to use during the daytime. Because I think the lotion is a bit too oily for my skin during the day so I only put on a thin layer.

The verdict? I’m glad I rediscovered this basic skin care staple because it’s good and safe enough to use everyday. If you want to try the Clinique 3-Step system, they are now offering a package consisting of :
- Facial Soap Mild with Dish, 50 g
- Clarifying Moisture Lotion, 60 ml
- Dramatically Different Lotion, 30 ml
- High Impact Mascara in Black (small size)
Everything for just Rp. 250,000 plus a nice cosmetic bag to put all your skin care essentials when you travel!
I don’t know until when they have this offer or if it’s available outside Jakarta, but if you live in the city, just make a stop to the Clinique counter and ask for it.