Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum - 30ml - $69, 50ml - $99 - delivers targeted repair that visibly addresses skin's changing needs with a formula that uses precision repair technology to repair the damage you see and even the damage you don't.
How Clinique explains their clever little formula is that damaged skin sends out distress signals - the serum understands these signals and delivers the appropriate ingredients to start visibly correcting the damage, if ingredients aren't needed for a specific concern, they remain on call - I imagine it as if they have one of those pagers that you get at restaurants that tell you when your table is ready, so if your face lights ups and starts buzzing not to worry, that's just damaged skin (I totally just made that up, your skin is not going to light up or buzz - but damn it would be cool)!
This multi-tasking serum does a bunch of things depending on what your skin needs:
Optimizes skin with soothing ingredients because skin that is chronically inflamed does not have the energy to repair damage - with: red algae - to soothe and calm skin so it is more receptive to repair; licorice extract and caffeine - to help optimize cellular efficiency and keep irritation at bay;
Targets uneven skin tone with brightening ingredients from dianella ensifolia, morus nigra root extract, scutelleria baicelensis root extract and grape extract to help reduce the appearance of existing discolouration and provide a more even complexion; reduces the appearance of dark spots with antioxidants like vitamin C and ergothioneine to help fight excess melanin production and salcylic acid to exfoliate skin to break up dark spots; and helps diminish the appearance of skin dullness by improving radiance, smoothness and luminosity with glucosamine and salicylic acid - helps promote cell renewal;
Targets lines and wrinkles - to diminish their look with a blend of collagen boosting peptides such as acetyl hexapeptide-8 and palmitoyl oligopeptide to help push up wrinkles from below, encapsulated repair enzymes such as ultrasomes, photosomes and roxisomes are released to work together to help visibly correct and repair UV damage and sodium RNA activates the natural repair systems to help visibly repair UV damage; and firms and lifts skin with collagen boosting ingredients such as whey protein and siegesbeckia orientalis extract to help rebuild skin's support structure to revolumize the appearance of thin, sagging skin and restore elasticity;
Sustains hydration and suppleness with hyaluronic acid, barley extract, wheat germ extract and cucumber extract to maintain skin's moisture levels throughout the day.
If you're thinking now "oooooo that sounds good, I want me some of that" you can have it! - it's meant for all skin types, ages and ethnicities, is allergy tested and 100% fragrance free - so it really is suitable for anyone!
Available at Clinique counters across Canada and online at www.clinique.com.
- Lisamarie -