Monday, March 7, 2016

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector and Optimizer

I'm so stoked for my trip to Bali in May with my girlfriends. We're planning to do a ton of outdoor activities including surfing! I'm pretty much a beach person, I enjoy lazing around the beach clubs soaking in the sun, feeling the sand at my feet, wearing as minimal make up as possible. Now that's going to be a problem if my blemishes, dark spots and past acne marks don't cure in time. They sure aren't going to magically disappear so I'll have to do something about them. I don't want to have to worry about them showing while I surf and I definitely don't want to have to bring my concealer along with me wherever I go, I mean it'll be impossible to bring it along with me into the sea, right?

These spots have been on my skin for the longest time and it's taking me forever to get them off. I've tried various facial products, and they work but not as fast as I would like them to. However, two weeks ago I found the remedy to my problem! I've started using the Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer... Whew! That was a mouthful. 

Anyway if you were familiar with their Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, you'd probably already be aware of how awesome it is. Apparently it is their prescription-strength serum that treats existing pigmentations and dark spots with a patented CL-302 complex consisting of five synergistic brightening ingredients. Let me repeat myself, PATENTED. I've learnt from the movie Joy that that means you can't get it anywhere else.
The Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector contains a key ingredient, gyokuro extract that has loads of antioxidants! They help calm skin and fights hyper pigmentations!

The reason why people get dark spots (in more specific terms, they're called hyper pigmentation) is because of exposure to the harmful UV rays. I don't have any at the moment but if I don't protect my skin against the damages from the sun and pollution from living in the city, I will get them in time to come. And that's a really scary thought because hyper pigmentations are very difficult to remove. 

Just to make it clear, everyone has pigmentations (it simply refers to the colouring of our skin), but hyper pigmentation occurs when there's an excess of melanin (the cell that produces skin colour), resulting in the patch of skin looking darker than normal.

My mom has hyper pigmentations due to excessive exposure to the sun when she was younger. She didn't use any sunblock and the spots started showing up much later as she aged. Moral of the story is, everyone can be a victim of hyper pigmentation, which can make one feel really insecure. The thing is, we won't know how serious our conditions are until the spots start showing up, and it'll be too late then. 

The best way to avoid getting them is to prevent them from forming. That just goes to show how awesome the new Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Sport Corrector & Optimizer is! It has a dual chamber, one filled with the Corrector (to treat existing dark spots) and the other filled with the Optimizer (to treat future pigmentations). When pushed down, the nozzle evenly distributes both corrector and optimizer. Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? hehehe.

The optimizer contains a cocktail of 4 different botanical ingredients. 

Since I don't have any hyper pigmentation at the moment *touch wood*,  I won't be able to show you the differences the serum does to them, but you can always google for results... or you can try it for yourself ;) I tried the serum on my past acne marks though, check out the difference the serum did!


After two weeks.

The Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer is gentle to be used all year round and it leaves skin looking and feeling smoother. I use it as my serum everyday before applying moisturiser, before I head to bed, waking up with clearer skin. hehe. I'm glad that I have a more even skin tone now! My skin's so much more radiant that I can head out without foundation anymore, which also means I can be totally makeup-less for my trip to Bali in May! Yayy!

Thanks for reading!



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  3. Yes, Laura this is very helpful! I've been struggling with dark spots for far too long and not knowing what to do.

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