A pretty boring post from me today but I thought I'd share my thoughts on this Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream that I've been using for the past few weeks. I've always suffered from a disgustingly red face (such a babe, I know) although never really done anything about it until I splashed out and spent THIRTY FIVE POUNDS ON A 50ml POT OF MOISTURISER. Such a ridiculous price for something so small, I know Clinique is expensive but come on now! I guess I'm even more of a mug for actually agreeing to part with that much cash in the first place though.
But anyway, I've been using this slightly-green tinted cream (it's definitely more green in the stock photos than it is in ~real life) twice a day for abouutttt three weeks I think now, and although I haven't noticed a huge difference in my face, there is definitely a slight improvement. I put this on every morning and night after washing my face (with Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, which - for the record - does not live up to the hype) and it's not greasy, it's nice to apply and doesn't take long to soak in at all. Clinique say that this should "instantly calm" any facial redness but I can safely say that I've never had that happen for me; my face is just as red both before and after application, and I would definitely say it's more of a slow process than anything instant, which would be okay if it wasn't so expensive. So far I've used around two thirds of this pot and I think it'll probably last a couple more weeks, if that, before it'll need replacing. £35 every five or so weeks is pretty extortionate even by my standards.
I'm not sure if I'd notice a bigger difference if I used the cleanser as well. I am tempted to try them together but if it doesn't work then I'll have wasted a massive amount of money - does anybody have any personal experience of using this specific Clinique range? Or have any other recommendations about anti-redness products? I'm really tempted by the Avene Antirougeurs range but again, it's expensive and I don't have enough money to start experimenting with loads of different brands. SIGH.