Like so many of our favourite beauty trends (think oil cleansers, blotting papers, and BB creams), the powder cleanser trend came to us by way of Japan, where innovation is as important in beauty as it is for the newest smartphone release.
Now one of the brands we are most faithful to — Clinique — has launched a regime that takes the powder cleanser trend to a bright new level, with a cleanser-and-booster regime designed for people low on time, and big on getting visible anti-aging results.
The low down
The Clinique Fresh Pressed™ System uses pure Vitamin C at the brand’s highest concentration to brighten, even, and retexturize skin. The ingenious packaging isolates the pure Vitamin C until activation, meaning your skin benefits from the supplement at its full power. Hello results.
Those of you who are low on time (hands up everyone): this regime is just 2 steps, and you can expect to see results in just 7 days. The first step is Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C, an ultrafine powder that activates with water. The second is the Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% — a unique booster that refreshes, repairs, and renews over time.
The how to
After pouring some Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C into your hands, add water to lather, then gently massage over the skin. Leave on for one minute to capture the potency of pure Vitamin C before rinsing well.
Follow with the seriously innovative Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% to boost results. Simply press the button to release the pure Vitamin C, shake to mix with the de-aging soothing emulsion, and mix 2 drops into your favourite moisturiser. Apply, and watch your skin come to life.
The 7-day trial team test
100% of our trial team members agreed that the Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C and Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% left their skin looking softer, brighter, and/or smoother after just 7 days of use.
“I definitely noticed a glow returning to my winter skin straight after the first use of the regime, and a super smooth and feel that was immediate.” Angela told us, continuing, “I had a couple of tiny creases around my lips that seem to be less prominent. Definitely a change in my skin tone and texture in only a week!”
Cindy, who told us her key skin concerns were dry skin, breakouts, and uneven skin tone, said after the trial, “My dry patches have cleared up, no new breakouts, and my skin feels amazing,” while Gen said her skin looked, “softer, fuller, and younger.”
Sensitive souls rejoice! This one passed the test. Sally, who has sensitive skin, told us the regime definitely made her skin brighter, more hydrated, and glowing, adding, “I was pleasantly surprised there was no stinging or irritation. I have very sensitive skin and suffer from roseaca, so I’ve always been weary of trying anything new, especially anything with active ingredients.”
Kristen said the regime brightened her skin tone and, “was nice to use.” Gen agreed, saying, “I found it to be fantastic, the hydration it has given my skin is like no other. My skin looks softer, fuller, and younger”
As the 7-day trial came to a close, the compliments started rolling in. A skin-savy friend told Sally her skin looked great, and even asked if she’d had any work. Gen’s friends and family said that she looked younger, and Angela told us, “I’ve been told many times over the last few days by colleagues and friends that I’m looking great and fresh.”
Clinique Fresh Pressed™ 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C (RRP $45.00)
Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C (RRP $57.00) and Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% (RRP $100.00) are all available now at counters nationwide, Mecca Maxima, Sephora and www.clinique.com.au
Watch RESCU editor, Bahar Etminan demonstrate how to use Clinique Fresh Pressed™ System below.
Clinique are a commercial partner of RESCU