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Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:25 am      Reply with quote
I would like to join the hate- club of clinique skincare lines. Absolutely abbysmal Mad .However, now i have switched over to Dr. Lorettas cleanser and toner, followed by Paulas BHA 1% solution. I am quite satisfied with paulas product.Also, her anti-oxidant concentrate is quite good.Not sticky at all, absorbs easily. Also, recently i have placed an order for Peter Thomas Roth's Potent Botanical Skin Brightening Gel complex,(HQ free) for the mild/subtle discoloration on my face.Hope it works.If anyone has used this product, pls let me know. Wink
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Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:26 am      Reply with quote
I would like to join the hate- club of clinique skincare lines. Absolutely abbysmal Mad .However, now i have switched over to Dr. Lorettas cleanser and toner, followed by Paulas BHA 1% solution. I am quite satisfied with paulas product.Also, her anti-oxidant concentrate is quite good.Not sticky at all, absorbs easily. Also, recently i have placed an order for Peter Thomas Roth's Potent Botanical Skin Brightening Gel complex,(HQ free) for the mild/subtle discoloration on my face.Hope it works.If anyone has used this product, pls let me know. Wink
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Wed Sep 29, 2004 9:07 pm      Reply with quote
I thought i share on the chanel radiance serum.
i read so many reviews that i bought it last year at the duty free shop.
maybe it's just my skin, but for all the money i paid i just didn't see the great "glow" they were talking about, so don't waste your money on that. What else can i think of that was a disappointment? Yup, Clinique is not the greatest at all but my mother loves their dramatically different moisturizing lotion.
Another one which i didn't care for was Elizabeth arden skin care line. The only good thing i found there was their original Velva moisture lotion and that was about it...their ceramide capsules might as well put some olive oil on my face and it should do the trick, but again, that was my personal opinion. I'm sure it works great for some people.
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Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:16 am      Reply with quote
Trish - I almost bought the Chanel Radiance a while back. I must say that every so often it still tempts me but you've just put an end to that. Thank you Smile
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Mon Oct 04, 2004 4:42 am      Reply with quote
Revlon "Advanced fairness cream and lotion" is really the worst pdt I've ever come across..I've been using the pdt for over 2 months and not a visible sign of change!!
I can't believe a Brand name pdt like Revlon claiming to be a world leader in cosmetics SUCKS!! (Fair&lovely or ayur is a lot better..)

similar experiences with Revlon pdts, now'd be a good time to share.

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Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:28 am      Reply with quote
bringing this old thread "back from the dead"... Laughing

Products I will NEVER repurchase or let anywhere near my skin:

Vichy OLIGO 25 cleansing mousse
Vichy OLIGO 25 for dry and sensitive skin.

These 2 products created total havoc with my face... Irritateing, drying and it just did not suit my skin.

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Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:39 am      Reply with quote
Mary Kay products.
Horrible!! Had the WORST time getting my money back as well.
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Mon Jan 16, 2006 2:25 pm      Reply with quote
Clinique I feel has made a name for itself somehow but the products are not what they are stacked up to be.

I would compare their products to buying cheap hand cream and putting it on your face.

On the other hand I have had a few eye shadows from them and they were alright. I do have at the moment a blush/bronzer combo that my mom passed to me for she did not like it. The blush is fine but the bronzer makes your skin uneven looking.
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Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:44 pm      Reply with quote
Boots No7 eye shadows are rubbish, no pigmentation and absolutey no lasting power

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Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:48 pm      Reply with quote
Hi everyone.

I used Clinique when I was younger (in my 20's and early 30's and they were actually quite good. In fact, Clinique was quite popular here in Malaysia, many people I know use it. I think it is suitable for us as the weather here is hot and humid , and a majority of the women here have oily skin. However,I stopped using their products in my mid 30's as the condition of my skin started to change.
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Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:52 am      Reply with quote
Just thought I had best add John Frieda shampoo and the the conditioner for blonde hair to this thread

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Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:20 am      Reply with quote
Clinique.. oh Clinique,

Thank goodness the ladies look pretty selling it to you. The pH level in the formula is so high it really is surprising it works for anyone at all.

My suggestion, stay away!
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Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:26 pm      Reply with quote
I also hated clinique. my skin was never so bad. I am now using phytomer oligopur, i have for the last two weeks. I like it so far. it seems to be controlling the oil and helping my skin clear up. has anyone else used this line? i am rather new to it and was just wondering.
Thanks, oh yeah, didn't like aveda skincare either

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Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:25 pm      Reply with quote
Clinique skincare has got to be the worst department store line ever. Their toners are very harsh and not good for sensitive or dry skin since they contain alcohol. However their dramatically different moisturizer is not bad. But if you have acne prone skin, this moisturizer can cause your acne to worsen. Another line i find very bad is Vichy. Their cleansing gel and toner are very harsh on the skin and causes major dryness

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Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:13 am      Reply with quote
Totally agree clinique is the worst product I have ever tried..their 3 step system ruin my friend's face and mine feel really tight after using and their eyes n lip makeup remover stings the eyes.No way I will buy their face range
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Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:12 am      Reply with quote
this really has turned out to be a "I hate Clinique 3-step" thread!

How about not mentioning Clinique for the rest of the thread??? - I think most people understand and know now that it isn't much appreciated...

Just a humble wish...

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Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:29 am      Reply with quote
I tried a ton of things at one time and these were the worst products overall. I think I just wanted to "believe" - lol that I could find what I was looking for on an infomercial or drugstore.
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Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:19 pm      Reply with quote
Palmer's Cocoa butter for preventing and smoothing stretch marks, tones skin, relieves dry skin.

I tried this while pregnant. I found that the cream does not seem to absorb into the skin, nor was it easy to rub onto the skin. Still felt dry after using it. Plus was not appealing in smell while pregnant. I still do not like the smell. I should say i tried two different kinds of their products for stretch marks and dry skin and one is fragrace free but still not worth the money I spent.
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Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:20 pm      Reply with quote
The Scent of Palmer's Cocoa Butter makes me feel sick, it smells awful

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Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:34 am      Reply with quote
I love it! LOL!

My little nephew tells me that I smell "lovely like Cadbury's Chocolate Buttons" and my DH chases me around the bedroom when I use it! Laughing
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Sun Jan 22, 2006 2:47 pm      Reply with quote
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My little nephew tells me that I smell "lovely like Cadbury's Chocolate Buttons" and my DH chases me around the bedroom when I use it!


Laughing too cute! Had to smile at this.
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Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:04 pm      Reply with quote
I am also joining the rants against the Clinique 3-step system (tried it in my teens by thinking that I was moving up a notch from drugstore brands but this stuff was horrible). However, not to diss the entire Clinique line they do have some hits like the High Impact Mascara & the Superbalms are the best lipglosses (I own MAC, Nars, Stila, Revlon, too many & this is the best).
I'm also interested in trying the Clinque Cleansing Balm as I've heard great things about it hopefully Clinique has smartened up.
Cheers!
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Fri Jan 27, 2006 8:44 am      Reply with quote
1.Mychelle cleansers- the citrus one and the one with azaleic acid. Both irritated ny skin beyond belief. They have a good philosophy for their skincare unfortunately it doesn't translate into a good product.
2.Cellex-C vit C serums and cream.
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Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:16 pm      Reply with quote
Mary Kay - anything
Clinique 3 step
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Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:00 pm      Reply with quote
MAC Studio Fix, DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask, and Fresh Umbarian Clay mask have all caused some of the worst breakouts ever. These products are HGs for some, but awful for me. Sad
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