Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer, $42.50

I've had this moisturizer for a few months now and wasn't quite sure how to review it. What drew me to Clinique's Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer was the promise to even out skin tone. I often get freckles from the sun and figured maybe this would help smooth some of those away.

Initially, I really didn't like it. I started using it and it felt like it was too much for my skin. Funny thing is that this is a pretty thick moisturizer and I was using it in the winter when my skin is at its driest. It felt oily and I even felt like my skin started to break out. I was pretty pissed off that I paid $40 for a moisturizer and it didn't seem to be working well so I took a break from it.

I'm a big fan of a lot of Clinique skin products and have had experience with a bunch of their moisturizers so I thought that this would be a good buy. After not using it for a few months I picked up the jar once again and tried it on my skin once more. It seems to be taking much better now and doesn't have that oily thick effect that I was feeling in the winter. I'm not quite sure what changed but I guess it's true that our skin really does change with the different elements.

Final verdict:
Cost: $42.50 for a large jar. If you want to buy Clinique skin care products wait until they have a nice gift pack to give you along with your purchase, it makes it way more worth it.
Does it actually correct skin tone?: I honestly cannot say that I saw much of a difference in my skin tone in terms of "evening."
What are the benefits?: It moisturizes really well because the cream is a nice thick (but not super thick) consistency. It has SPF 20 which is what drew me to it because I like my daily moisturizer to be higher than 15.
Repeat offender?: I don't think this cream was right for me. I'd rather use Clinique's Youth Surge or Moisture Surge moisturizers.



  1. Good to know . . . I am a fan of Clinique's Moisture Surge.

  2. I got a sample of this in one of my Bonuses and used it, but didn't discern any change (but I don't know if I had enough of it to see a difference). I have used their even-better skin tone corrector serum before, and I think I've noticed changes, though. I was thinking about maybe getting the cream, but maybe not now...or at least waiting until winter and waiting for another Clinique bonus to show up.