Untouched for more than 45 years the product, with its distinctive velvety feeling and lightweight texture, has become a Clinique classic – one sells globally every 4.87 seconds.
But with higher spec ingredients and new skincare technology more widely available than ever before, it was time for a change.
Freshly launched – it hit counters last week – the new version looks and feels the same but claims to have double the moisturising powers, while improving skin’s barrier strength by more than 54% in just eight weeks.
New ingredients include skincare superstars hyaluronic acid, glycerine and urea, along with botanical extracts like sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber.
Light and easily absorbed, it’s ideal for this time of year or for any skintype other than very dry – if that’s you, you might need to layer this up with other products.
It’s hypoallergenic and fragrance free so sensitive types should get along with it just fine. I’ve enjoyed it over the recent hot spell and my combo dehydrated/oily skin is loving it’s work.
Oh, and you'll need a separate SPF - which doesn't bother me at all, as I've been trying to use a dedicated facial sunscreen on a daily basis.
And the damage? Rather purse friendly, actually, which was a pleasant surprise – this is €42 for 125 ml or €24 for 50 ml.
What do you think, would you be interested in giving it a whirl?