Clinique’s City Block™ Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Review

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Clinique’s City Block™ Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 40

Clinique City Block SPF40

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Here at Skin Matters we are always on the look out for products that not only offer the best value for money, but also makes your daily skincare routine easier to fit into your busy schedule, with this product we believe we have found a little gem.

What It Is:

High-level daily sun protection in a sheer, weightless formula.

SPF40 Protects against sun and environmental damage with broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunblock and antioxidants. You can wear it on its own or as an invisible makeup primer. 100% Fragrance-Free

Skin Type:

For All Skins, even sensitive.

What It Does:

Clinique’s Super CityBlock™Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 40 This is one of Clinique’s best-known skin care products, and it’s among the best sunscreens Clinique has to offer. Its effective overall formula means it gets excellent customer reviews.

Clinique’s City Block Oil-Free Daily Face Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 40 comes in an opaque squeeze tube with a screw-top lid. The product is a lightweight cream that gives a slight tinted tan but blends very well into skin without leaving color behind. It’s easy to apply to your skin and feels lightly hydrating; for those with very dry skin, you might find that you need to put on an additional moisturizer underneath to give your skin a boost.

The Super City Block formula has a lot to like about it, starting with the fact that this provides reliable broad-spectrum sun protection with a sunscreen that has the added benefits of both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. This sunscreen also has a variety of antioxidants like chestnut rose extract, Matricaria extract, gentian root extract, and vitamins C and E. Antioxidants protect the cells from damage caused by these free radicals.

Research has shown that when you have antioxidants formulated into a broad-spectrum sunscreen, this boost’s its effectiveness in protecting your skin against UV and other environmentalfreeradicals.

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Also, the opaque tube the sunscreen is packaged in means the product will stay stable in the presence of light and air.

Ingredients:

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.50%, Octisalate 2.00%, Titanium Dioxide 5.20%, Zinc Oxide 6.00%. Inactive Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol, Laureth-4, PEG-100 Stearate, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Porphyra Yezoensis (Algae) Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’orge, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Plankton Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pantethine , PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Acetyl Glucosamine, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene, Caffeine, Isohexadecane, Methicone, Nylon-12, Zeolite, Lecithin, Polysorbate 80, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isostearic Acid, Calcium Chloride, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

How to Use:

You should apply to clean skin after using Clinique’s 3-Step Skin Care System.

Using fingertips to apply to your face, blend into your skin.

Apply this after you have applied your serum and moisturizers and before makeup.

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Conclusion:

I have tried so many sunscreens on my face, but find that they all cause my skin to dry out as the day wears on, even the most natural and chemical free ones. Clinique has found the formula that works for me, this leaves my skin with a very comfortable feeling, not oily or greasy, but never feeling tight or dry. Also, the bonus is that it works as a light concealer which I love.

You can also use this as your moisturizer, as it has many ingredients that moisturizers with sunscreen protection have (like high, broad-spectrum SPF and loads of antioxidants) and the great thing about this is you can wear it under your foundation, or as a substitute primer every day, safe in the knowledge that your skin is getting great SPF.

It looks like a tinted moisturizer when you squeeze it out of the tube but applies very sheer, and it is very lightweight and smooth, it evens out my skin tone and makes it look more radiant. I find applying makeup on top of City Block very easy to do.

I’m confident that it will protect my skin well from daily sun exposure, and hopefully, it will slow down the aging process of my skin due to the high SPF. It is now an everyday essential for me.

I Highly recommend this product for both winter or summer use.

Have you tried any Clinique Products? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com



 

Clarisonic MIA 2 Facial Cleanser Review

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Clarisonic Mia 2 Face Cleansing Device

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Introducing:

The Clarisonic Mia 2 has two speeds, one-minute pulsing T-Timer®. The Clarisonic Mia 2 comes with its own protective travel case, allowing you to have beautiful looking skin at home and on-the-go.

After just 60 seconds, the oscillating bristles clear 6 times more makeup, dirt and sebum than using cleanser on its own. It is so gentle it can use twice a day for any skin type.

Clarisonic Technology:

A Cleansing Breakthrough:

Deep cleansing of the face is the first step to a healthy skin care routine. The patented Clarisonic Sonic Cleansing Brush uses a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second.

This helps to cleanse the skin far more effectively and thoroughly, yet more gently than traditional superficial cleansing or simple rotating brushes. The result is noticeably smoother, more radiant looking skin.

Effortless Cleansing:

      • 94% of people who used the Clarisonic Mia 2 said it made their skin softer
      • Cleanses 6 times better than manual cleansing
      • 61% greater absorption of Vitamin C after use
      • 2-speed settings – Delicate and Universal
      • 90% of people said their skin felt more radiant after using the Clarisonic Mia 2 Facial Cleanser.
      • It comes with a range of interchangeable brush head

     

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Prepare your skin for your beauty regime:

The Clarisonic Mia 2 helps to cleanse your skin thoroughly and prepares it for the creams you want to apply. The Clarisonic Mia 2 allows you to get more from your moisturizers and serums, by enabling better absorption on the skin.

The built-in T-Timer is easy to operate and ensures you use your device for the recommended time on your forehead for 20 seconds, your chin/nose for 20 seconds and finally your cheeks for just 10 seconds each. By following the pulse, you will know precisely when it is time to move on to the next area.

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Smart technology, with visible results:

It works by using a patented micro-massage motion, the Clarisonic Mia 2 works with the skins natural elasticity, and removes the build-up of impurities such as pollutants, bacteria, and oils.

Also, the Mia 2 will unclog pores and help clear your skin of blackheads. Even the most sensitive skin is taken care of with no chemicals or harsh abrasives involved.

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Conclusion:

The Clarisonic Mia 2 is definitely an investment product. Personally, I’ve been using Mia 2 for just over three months now, and the overall appearance of my skin has improved dramatically.

There is a range of brushes that you can use, the Deep Pore brush head I use once-a-week for exfoliation. I switch over to the Sensitive high-performance brush head for daily use, as its not so severe, and the better option for everyday use.

When you use it, do not press it hard into your skin, just add your preferred gel cleanser, then let the device glide over your face, and it will do the work, you just need to guide it.

There is a timer that beeps to indicate how long you should stay in one facial zone and when to switch — from your forehead to your nose, cheeks, and chin.

My skin has definitely benefited from using the Mia 2, it feels brighter, cleaner, and looks healthier since I have regularly been exfoliating, and cleansing more deeply with the suitable  brush.

And from reviews I have been reading, I see that many people have seen good results from regular use.

I would definitely recommend buying it as an essential part of your skincare routine.

Have you used any Clarisonic Products? Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.

jo@yourskincarehelp.com