But have you ever wondered how will you know if your skin is Normal? Dry? Oily? Or Combination? I never thought of that, I've always knew I have dry skin because of obvious reasons like skin flaking and itchiness.
But to the rest of the population who doesn't have obvious signs? How would you know? Check out our crystal ball and mumbles... "Ahhhmmm....Ahmmm....Aaaaahhhhhhmmm"
I've passed by Clinique counter recently and it's funny I tried on their Clinique Assessment after I've been using their 3-Step Skin Care system for years. I breathed a sigh of relief as the result is right, I do have dry and combination skin and I should be using #2.
Let me hold my hand to you and show you my experience. Ohhh I feel like a real reporter! I love this! LOL
I met up with Ms. Jossie Ibojos, the Counter Manager of Clinique located at Rustan's Makati.
Here's what happened:
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and answer them too! :D
Ms. Jossie assessed my skin by using the "Clinique Computer" (that's how they call it), I was told these series of questions are developed by the Dermatologists and used by dermatologists to determine skin condition.
I am number 2!!!! Dry alligator-like skin! Ms. Jossie was nice enough not to use that term, but I believe I am a human sized Alligator..or Crocodile? Which one is cuter? LOL
After skin assessment, she tried on the 3-step on my hand and explained to me the importance of each step.
Step 3: Moisturize
I was told there is not one step more important than the other. The 3-Step system is designed to be used together, each step helping the other to provide optimum results.
Ms. Jossie showed me the result of doing all 3 step against just moisturizing the skin without doing the first 2 steps. I've seen a difference! Moisturizers sink into your skin faster if you've cleansed and toned your skin. (but sorry the difference can't be seen on photos)
I am glad to learn all those in just one sitting. I guess before we purchase any skin care regimen, we shouldn't be afraid to let the beauty experts know the condition of our skin, ask questions before you purchase any product. I have to admit, I am very uneasy to sit in front of their counter and have my skin analyzed, but hey! We are consumers, we have the right to know more about any products we are purchasing!
Thanks Jossie and Clinique for taking the time to answer all my queries! Trust me, I've been very nosey! :P
Nosey enough to know that....
They have an improved version of Clinique Super Defense SPF25 Age Defense Moisturizer that I'll be reporting about...soon! I'm excited about it because it has SPF!!! I love my Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion but it lacks SPF! So this could be what I'm looking for!
Hope my experience is helpful to you! :)