Monday, 27 April 2009

Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial


I've never been a huge fan of Clinique skin care. The products that I've tried have been okay but not amazing. But they recently had a beautiful gwp that I really wanted, so I bought their Turnaround, cause I figured that I couldn't go wrong with an exfoliator.

Here's what Clinique says about Turnaround: High performance 5 minute facial delivers all the radiance and smoothness of microdermabrasion with significantly less irritation and stress to skin. An advanced cocktail of exfoliants promotes surface cell turnover on multiple levels to instantly unveil skin that's fresher, more vibrant and even tones. Oil free. Use 2 to 3 times a week as needed.

I wasn't expecting much, but I really like this face mask. It's a grainy mask and works as a mask and an exfoliant. You put the mask on, leave it for five minutes then rub it in before washing it off. I find that as I rub it in it balls up so a lot of the mask is gone and I just need to do a quick wash to get rid of the excess. After I've used it my skin feels soft and smooth for days.

I've been using this twice a week and my skin looks and feels great. I have sensitive skin and I didn't get any redness or irritation after using Turnaround. It's a lovely product that I will buy again. And the great thing is that as it costs $68, when they have a gwp it's enough to get you the gift.

Ingredients: water, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, dimethicone, diatomaceous earth, butylene glycol, methyl trimethicone, lauryl metharcrylate/glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymer, acetyl glucosamine, c12-14 pareth-12, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, glycerin, salicylic acid, castanea sativa seed extract, laminaria saccharina extract, salvia sclarea extract, polygonum cuspidatum root extract, oryza sativa bran extract, creatine, saccharomyces lysate extract, yeast extract, ethylhexylglycerin, caffeine, allyl methacrylates crosspolymer, di-c12-18 alkyldimonium chloride, adeonsine phosphate, chamomilla recutita, arginine, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, alumina, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxytydrocinnamate, disodium edta, sorbic acid, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, ext.violet 2 (ci 60730), blue 1 (ci 42090), titanium dioxide (ci 77891).

Photo courtesy of Clinique.


  1. I brought this once, it was O.K, though I'd never buy it again as it kinda burnt my skin. Must be getting sensitive in my old age?

  2. That might have been the old forumla? Apparently the new one is different, lighter and not so sticky. But they did warn me that it might not work for my sensitive skin. I think my skin is getting tougher since I've been using AHA's on it though.

  3. I used this product and it burnt the shit out of my face.


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