November 16, 2015

Massage your way to a better shape for your face with this skincare duo from Clinique!

Clinique introduces a clever little  skincare duo to lift and firm while hydrating and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and leaving the skin radiant:

Clinique Sculptwear Contouring Massage Cream Mask - $53 - a luxurious cream mask with skin conditioning agents such as olive squalane and jojoba oil - help to condition skin and provide moisturization; sodium hyaluronate - provides instant moisture and helps to keep skin plump, firm and comfortable; sweet almond seed extract - provides a tightening sensation on skin; and an optics blend of titanium dioxide, mica and nylon-12 - together provide an immediate pink glow that helps to deliver radiant skin while providing a luxurious texture.

As well, it offers long-term lifting and firming with a smoothing / firming complex that includes bamboo extract, pea extract and glucosamine - which helps increase the natural production of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin - helping skin become firmer and reduces the appearance of fine lines; chlorellagen - helps to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production to maintain skin’s firmness and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; whey protein - initiates the development of new skin, helps skin look and feel firmer and increases skin’s natural collagen, providing a bettersupport structure; crithmum maritimum extract - helps reduce lines and wrinkles. Along with a moisture complex including cucumber, barley and sunflower extract to help moisturize the skin.

That you use with: Clinique Sonic System Massage Treatment Applicator - $41 - creates a massage action that gives skin a rosy glow while cooling and refreshing skin  - which attaches to your Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing  Brush - which is what I really like about this whole deal, they aren't making you go out and buy a whole system, just an attachment for something you already (or should already) have!

It's easy to use and just takes a minute:

Apply a generous amount of the mask all over face and neck. Avoid the eye area.

Place massage applicator on chin and sweep across the jawline up toward the ear. Repeat on the other side of the jawline.

Place massage applicator at the corner of the mouth and move up along one cheek in a circular motion using the wave pattern. Repeat on the other cheek.

Glide toward the jawline and chin, meeting at the chin and reversing to the sides of the face. Move gently toward the jawline and continue down the side of the neck to finish.

Reapply product onto applicator and press button for an additional 30 seconds.

Begin at center of forehead and make small circular motions outward towards the temples. Pause at temples and circle 2-3 times. Begin again in center of forehead and repeat out toward opposite temple side.

Finish by placing massage tool between the brow area where tension lines are most visible. Move gently in up and down motion to stretch and relax the skin.

The mask can stay on the skin for 5-10 minutes and you can either tissue off the excess or sleep in it and let it soak in.

Don't have the applicator, no worries, you can also use the mask alone!

And if you want something you can use daily to help boost the mask's effects then check out:

Clinique Sculptwear Lift and Contour Serum for Face and Neck - 30ml - $63, 50ml - $95 - targets three zones of the face: firming and sculpting cheeks for a more defined and contoured appearance while visibly tightening, toning the jawline and reducing the appearances of lines and wrinkles in the neck. This lightly hydrating and silky treatment serum leaves skin feeling immediately tightened and visibly reduces fine lines in the neck area after only four weeks.

It lifts and firms with: PolySculpt technology which includes sweet almond seed extract - to provide skin with an immediate tightening sensation; red algae extract - to smooth and aid in the minimization of the appearance of lines and wrinkles; and soybean seed extract - to help give skin a smooth appearance and provide a flexible film on skin to help provide visible directionality to the surface of the skin.

Revs up skin’s energy with: coleus barbatus extract and clary sage extract - to support skin’s structure to discourage the appearance of sagging skin; and coffee seed extract-  to help fuel the skin and provide a boost to skin’s natural energy.

And energizes and re-awakens skin with: laminaria digitata and acetyl hexapeptide-8 - helps to promote natural collagen production, which can help achieve the appearance of lifted directionality of the skin; and glucosamine / bamboo extract / pea extract complex - that helps to increase the natural production
of hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin.

Available now at Clinique counters across Canada and online at

- Lisamarie -


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