Evening Short Skincare Routine Feat. The New Clinique iD Dramatically Different For Imperfections
hey guys so i thought i would share my evening routine with you and talk about a new product from clinique uh if you recall last year about this time they introduced these new what they call active fit cartridges which go into a variety of their different moisturizers they’re dramatically different moisturizer they’re different dramatically different moisturizing gel uh this one and then they also have one for their what do they call it bb gel so they just introduced a new one actually they have two new ones so i actually hang on one second i’m gonna shut the door so they have this version which is for uh imperfections clearing skin uh it’s got salicylic acid in it which is great for clean cleaning your pores out helping uh exfoliate and helping prevent breakouts they also have one that’s just on clinique’s website which is for they call it sallow skin and it gives things a rosy tone so it’s a gel like the bottle like this but it’s got like pink shimmers in it i actually have like i think seven or eight now these cartridges that go in the middle so it’s even more options but when this one came out i’m always looking for a good exfoliating product so i thought i would pick it up and give it a whirl so let me see if i can figure out how to put it together and i really want to do a ph test of it as well because if the ph is off you’re not going to get much exfoliation so let me put these together if i can figure it out i can figure it once i think i can do it twice okay all the pictures are just embarrassing for me so you take that one off okay sorry guys take this guy off and then you put it in the thing put the thingy in the thingy okay there i wasn’t i guess too technical so anyway in a minute i’m gonna use this but i cleansed when i was in the shower and the sweet chef uh came out with a oat milk latte cleanser which i really like it’s really gentle doesn’t seem to have any fragrance or alcohol in it however the one issue i have with it is the bottle is continually leaking all over no matter what i do it’s leaking and i’ve tried to retighten it anyway i’ll figure it out i’m sure it’s an user error so anyway so i cleansed with that now i’m going to uh do a quick tone with the wish trend quad active boosting essence i’ve been out outside a lot the last couple days so even though i was very diligent with my sunscreen it’s still not when i walk and stuff i try and stay in the shade as much as i possibly can but even then you’re still getting raising things so and i usually take a heliocare pill if i’m going to be outside for more than like an hour in the last two days i totally forgot until i had already left the house but those things the audience was reading more about the fern block and the heliocare and the pill that you can take and the sunscreens it’s the real deal from all the research i’ve read so things always change but it seems to be the real deal so anyway so i used that now i’m going to give my face a little uh pump of the first aid baby ultra repair hydrating serum which i love and my forehead is looking a little red a lot could also just be because i’m super hot i was like 90 out and like the humidity was like in the 70s and i walked for like four hours and i was just like a sopping wet puddle at the end of that so yeah it’s hot out there we go a pretty good layer of that and now i’m going to apply a light layer of the different adapting gel uh what’s brand is this one i think this is a cvs version now it seems like there are four of these dappling products one from different one from la roche posay one from cbs and one from proactive in all four of those are identical there’s no difference in the form between any of them if you’re buying the 0.
1 percent strength which is the one you can get over the counter in the u.s there’s no difference the packaging looks a little different the prices are different but they’re all identical in the formula there’s no difference unless you’re getting it prescribed you’re buying over the counter there is no difference they are all identical i just want to say that again because one of them is like 39 well another version of it is like 19.
so don’t spend an extra 20 bucks if you don’t have to so okay so i applied a light layer of that now i’m going to apply a light layer of another serum hang on a second and this one is the purito scintilla unscented go for a light layer of that i can’t wait to go asleep tonight i’m so tired from walking but sunday night it’s sunday night as i’m recording this and sunday night is a really good night for trashy reality tv so i’m sure i won’t fall asleep like i want to i’ll get sucked into the trashy reality tv like i always do i can’t help it it’s a guilty pleasure or addiction i don’t know there we go i know i seem to be a little careless around my mouth area but uh after i apply actives or before i’m finished with my routine i always wipe my ear lip area a bit off again just to make sure i don’t have any retinol because that’ll give me really dry uh lip area okay so i’m gonna ph test this guy quick and we’ll see what we’re getting there is uh between the two formulas there is um salicylic acid which is great for pores uh since it’s a clinique product it obviously has caffeine in it we also have lactic acid zinc apple fruit extract and then glycolic acid salicylic acid a little bit more zinc a little bit more lactic acid and then some um witch hazel and a little bit of probiotic so the formula is a lot more exciting than this one okay now i’m probably gonna have to prime the pump there we go so i would say give me one more little to make them blend you can’t see it probably but there’s a little bit of pink and a little bit of blue in there so that should be a good combination of both the formulas combining together and it’s not looking good it’s kind of disappointing the ph of it is about let’s say maybe four and a half which for most of those products they need to be between three and four to really do a good job exfoliating and i would say they’re just a notch above four which means you’re not gonna get a lot of exfoliation but you’re gonna get some so that’s a disappointment but i had a feeling that was gonna happen i don’t know i don’t know why i had that feeling but just the way clinique is just gave me that vibe that it wasn’t going to be totally uh correct and i was correct so but now the nice thing it doesn’t have any fragrance i don’t think there’s any denatured alcohol in the formula but uh you’re gonna certainly if you’re used to using a stronger exfoliating product daily uh this one is not going to give you a lot of oomph say as per say the uh something like the paul’s choice bha would give you a really nice exfoliation this one is not going to give you that much which you know sometimes it’s okay or if you’re new to exfoliants or have very sensitive skin or if you’re like me and you use it with a retinoid sometimes that’s not a bad thing but if you’re looking for a good exfoliation it’s kind of a disappointment yeah okay i can’t say i’m totally surprised but i thought maybe a little bit better but anyway since i got a use out of that i’ve got a lot of other fun new products to try too so i know the other one i’ve been playing around with is the new saturday skin vitamin c sleep mask which um it’s okay it does have a little bit of fragrance in there which dissipates quickly i feel like at the end of my routine when i apply this after like 10 other layers it’s not going to be as potentially effective but there are some not so great ingredients in there but some okay ones so i haven’t seen any difference yet but i’ve only been using it for i don’t know 10 days so anyway so now i’m just gonna finish up with a moisturizer and since my quick routine let uh do one more thing i’ve been using this the eastern anti-pigment dual serum typically just applied on my forehead i usually try and do it about five nights a week but you can use it twice a day every day but i uh i think it’s helping between this and i’ve added as like acid into a lot of my evening routines that seems to be helping too so i’ve got that on and then what moisturizer should i use i’m debating now for my neck i’m going to use this one which i can’t pronounce illa yoon ilian iliun ceramide apto cream my neck always requires its own routine because it’s special like that so i just like to use that on my neck and then you know what i think for the my last layer i’m just going to go with this first aid beauty oil-free mattifying gel which is not very mattifying but it has some nice good ingredients so for a quick short routine i just like this because it’s easy absorbs quickly no issues with peeling and is hydrated enough uh when my skin is my skin is uh already hydrated when it’s not super cold out or my skin’s not already super dry it works well so there we go see my shirt routine i just kind of get around my eyes and i’m worried too much but most nights is not a short routine night but also most nights i’m not trying a new product from clinique so there we go now i’ll have a better idea when i wake up in the morning if uh it did any exfoliating or not so i guess we’ll find out but anyway there we go so uh i will be finishing up the zinc sunscreen uh versus series this week so be sure to check that out there’s only three more videos left there’s a mosquito i think i just caught that mosquito in my hand but hang on because i don’t want to look at it in case i didn’t get it i don’t think i got it is that weird i don’t know i can’t look at it i just i don’t think i got it it’s probably sucking the life out of me right now as we speak okay anyway so i’m interested in hearing from you guys if you’ve had a chance to try any of the clinique id products uh and if you have what your thoughts are so definitely leave a comment i love hearing from you guys and stay tuned for more tomorrow thank you so much