So just as a side note, please excuse the photo quality. I have a bunch of product images taken with my old camera before my wonderful boyfriend bought me a new one for Christmas. So, you might see the quality of the photos differ slightly from post to post for a while until all my old photos have been used. Thanks!
Ok now to the good stuff: beauty products!! You might remember me saying in my New Years Resolutions post that I have been on a frantic search for the perfect night moisturizer for a while now. Not just any moisturizer will do-to make the cut on Team Becca, a moisturizer has to: provide my skin with (duh) moisture-but not too much to where I’m a greaseball (combination-oily skin here people), has to contain at least 2 forms of antioxidants (so picky, I know), and of course, it can’t make my acne-prone skin breakout. In my world, that’s not too much to ask of a moisturizer. In this day and age, where there are constant amazing breakthroughs in the beauty industry and companies are working harder and harder to put out the best product possible, I don’t think it’s too much to ask for at all. So, imagine my delight when I discovered Clinique’s Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer (for Combination Oily to Oily Skin). The ingredients list reads like a dream-turmeric, sodium hyaluronate, soy, ferulic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin E (just to name but a few of this moisturizers incredible ingredients).
I really can’t tell you how excited I was to use this product. It sounded too good to be true! The packaging is an opaque squeeze-tube that protects the numerous antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients from air and light-keeping the ingredients stable and potent longer. It is fragrance-free and the actual moisturizer is a creamy, oatmeal color. It glides onto the skin beautifully and does a great job of providing my skin with just enough moisture. I used this both night and day (with an added sunscreen during the day, of course). I find that once applied, it kind of dries down to a velvety finish on the skin-perfect for my combination-oily skin and perfect as a base before applying foundation.
I was very, very pleased with this moisturizer. Although it doesn’t leave the typical “thick creamy night moisturizer” feel on my skin, it really feels nice on and does everything it’s supposed to (and doesn’t do anything it’s not supposed to). I highly recommend this product for all you combination to oily-skinned gals/guys (after all, it’s a great, no-frills but highly-beneficial-to-your-skin moisturizer that is unscented and works. Perfect for guys too, I’d say). Plus, the geniuses at Clinique released this product with 3 formulations: Very Dry to Dry, Dry Combination, and Combination Oily to Oily. It’s really nice to have a brand that caters to so many different skin types. After all, everyone has different skin-so why should we all use the same products aimed towards one certain skin type?
Pros: great packaging to preserve the ingredients, fragrance-free, doesn’t clog pores/break me out, jam-packed with great ingredients, comes in 3 formulations, leaves a soft, velvety feel, works well under makeup
Cons: those with extremely oily skin may find this moisturizer a bit too rich-it contains pretrolatum (aka: Vaseline) and silicone, so keep that in mind if you are sensitive to those ingredients. Remember to always try (if you can) samples of facial products before purchasing.
»»Pricing: $44.50/1.7 oz. tube
»»Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom, clinique.com
»»Recommended for: those with normal, combination, or oily skin
»»Overall Rating: A