I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a good facial. Not only it clears my complexion of any impurities, but also gives the much desired glow and radiance. The prospect of having not only a normal facial, but also one that resembles a micro-dermabrasion effect in the comfort of your own home is somewhat sound too good to be true.
Now, is it?
Well, that’s what Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial Masque promises to deliver, in 5 minutes nonetheless! Practicality at its best!
First of all, although the manufacturer states that this product is suitable for all skintypes, I have some reservations. The masque has granules which I found a little rough. It was a bonus to me since I like my scrub to “hurt” a little, but I’m not so sure those with sensitive skin will feel the same.
Scrub? But aren’t we talking about masque here?
Yes. leave the masque for 5 minutes, then, a little water added, massage it for awhile before washing it off. The granules then become a scrub, leaving your skin soft, radiantly glowing with pores tightened. Talk about multi-tasking!
The micro-dermabrasion effect is as promised – with less irritation and stress. I felt a little tingling and warming sensation, but nothing too strong. Again, I can’t speak on behalf of those with sensitive skin. It is possible that the sensation will become too much. My skin is quite stubborn to begin with.
There is also another drawback to the product. Although it never happen to me personally, I know others who have experienced this. The granules in the masque contain tiny glittering particles which, even after you wash your masque thoroughly, may get stuck on your face for awhile. Perhaps logged inside the pores (for those with larger pores) or the sebum attracts it, I’m not quite sure. But unless you have the confidence of Lady Gaga strolling to the nearest grocery store with sparkling face (literally), make sure you don’t have to dash out of the house right after you enjoy this masque.
In general, this is a highly recommended product which will be a mainstay in my skincare arsenal, and I imagine many of you will find it so too. The price is Rp 650,000 and you can get it easily on any Clinique counter.