Thursday, October 1, 2009

Askmewhats Reviews: Clinique's Turnaround Concentrate

You know why I've been reviewing a couple of Clinique products? Well aside from the fact that their 3 step skincare system works so well for me, I like it that the company gives importance to testers. I love how they package their testers in cute packaging and I love it that their testers can last for at least 2 weeks or more.

I have a sample of the Clinique's Turnaround Concentrate which I've been meaning to try when I read raves about this. I am glad this came along with the Clinique Sample Kit, I seriously bought full size of skincare products after trying out testers!

**photo from Clinique

Clinique's Turnaround Concentrate says ---

High-performance cocktail of exfoliating ingredients prompts a renewal process that is multilevel, time-released. Speeds fresh cells to the surface. Continually unveils brighter, more radiant skin. Leaves skin with a velvety feel and a perfected look.

AMW says ---

  • easy to use, not too liquidy or creamy, texture is just right
  • makes my skin very soft
  • no breakouts
  • no weird scent
  • absorbs to the skin easily
  • the "brightness" won't be seen at once, so please, be patient lol
  • quite pricey

I've stressed this before and will be stressing this again. This is a kind of product that you see results after weeks or more. Do not expect overnight changes! I find that most products takes it effect on me at least 2 weeks after of constant use. The first time I've used this product, I thought it didn't do anything for my skin, but after weeks and weeks, I've finally realized how smooth my skin is! The brightening effect I still haven't seen but definitely, I got lesser breakouts.

I've been using my Clinique's 3-step system and so far, I think my skin has reached it's saturation point, meaning, I can't seem to find any differences or changes anymore. I've found my skin getting flaky and dry again for the past weeks. So I've tried incorporating this after my 3-step Clinique Skin Care System and it works really well! I woke up the next day with lesser flakes and after a week of usage, I'm back with the skin I'm loving! *knocks on wood*

  • use this twice daily, morning and evening after your skincare system
  • apply just a thin layer will be enough
  • do go to Clinique counters to have your skin type checked before purchasing any products
Will I repurchase?

Seriously? If it goes on sale! I will definitely add this up to my skincare. I've been using it til now combining this with different skincare program and it still works! Doesn't cause me problems.

Where to purchase and how much?

At local Clinique Counters (Rustan's) for PHp3,000 (approx $62.50)

A tiny amount of Clinique Turnaround Concentrate
on my hand

Spread a bit

Absorbs to the skin quickly
Check mark is the area I had the concentrate on

Do you seriously think serums or concentrates are helpful to your skincare regimen? In my case, I can live without it but its an added luxury to have the extra step. I know my oily skinned friends are hesitant to add any additional step to their regimen so please be careful in putting any stuffs...if you see any signs of allergies or negative reactions, STOP using the product..IMMEDIATELY :)

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  1. Texture of this product looks so light and so nice!

  2. This sounds really nice but wow it is pricy, especially for Clinique!

  3. Great review :) I personally have no idea where serums come in skincare. :( But thanks to your review, I understand na :) Yay!

  4. Thanks for the review Nikki!! This product is expensive indeed!! But good to hear that it works for you! :D

  5. oh!! i have this too!!!! and also the turnaround instant facial sample kit too. my face actually feels immediately 'lit' after using the mask and serum :D

    but the price is a setback though :( i am not sure i am going to get the mask after finishing it or not

  6. you are really great on reviewing products Nikki!

  7. I am using this every day now and LOVE it! I can't tell if there is brightening effects either, but I can't stop touching my face! cuz it's made it so smooth! hahaha and I actually look forward to applying it because of how good it feels :p It's about $37 a bottle for 1 Oz, I guess it's super pricy in the philippines!

  8. Thanks for the review. I'm glad it works well for you. It's too bad the price is so high!

  9. i have a sample of this but i haven't tried it though it has really good reviews.

  10. ☆Anastacia☆, yes it is indeed light :)

    Catherine, I know, i was a bit surprised with the amount but it works and a little goes a long way!

    teeyah, I am glad this post is helpful to you

  11. Jenn, I'm glad this works too! Will wait for discounts to purchase this in the future!

    Prettybeautiful, wow..I only tried the serum, I wonder how the other works!

    Nehs,thanks for saying so, I appreciate it.

  12. Lulu, yay, another lover of this product! It is pricier down here, I believe most stuffs are except food hehehe

    Gio, most good products that works for me are pricey, what a girl to do? lol ahhaha

    Crystal, go ahead and try it and let me know how it goes :)

  13. I do like serum! I think it's agreat skin booster. But since it's pretty expensive I usually use vit c concentrate and tea tree oil, works a wonder too. Have you ever tried it nikki?it's a wonderful product at a less pocket hollowing reaction lolz

  14. Hiya Nikki Total Turnaround killed my skin once :( Had such high hopes for it too! However, I am currently loving Moisture Surge!! Its the first and so far, only Clinique product I'm willing to keep using for the long term :D

  15. Hana, I only tried The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil but haven't tried any vitamin c concentrate :) Tea tree oil works for me for spot treatment :)

    PB, aww so sorry to read that this doesn't work for you, but hey! I'm glad you're loving Moisture Surge, I love it so much!

  16. I've been using this for a few days, and my skin looks almost perfect! It was really dry and felt really "scaly" before. The day after I started using it, my skin was already feeling better. I have really sensitive and acne prone skin, but I did not break out when I used ths. I wish it was cheaper though.


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