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Review, Photos: Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Review, Photos: Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20

I am in my early 40s and have been using Clinique products for years. It started with their toner, then their moisturizing cream, and so on. I also am a huge fan of their ad campaigns as they normally feature JUST their products, which I find refreshing among so much stimuli in many cosmetic and skincare ad campaigns. I also have sensitive skin and many years ago Clinique stood out to me as being the only hypoallergenic brand when I used to shop at Macy’s Herald Square.

Clinique introduced the Even Better franchise back in 2008 to address hyperpigmentation for women of all skin tones, and years later the need for these types of products has only grown.

Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20 was designed to feature a multi-prong approach to address the overall uneven skin tone of all ethnicities. It is meant to prevent and reduce the appearance of excess pigments on the skin, deter new spots from forming, break-up existing dark spots into less visible particles, leave the skin looking more evenly toned and also take away and remove melanin through exfoliation. This one product has all these components within: that spells PRACTICALITY to me.

Review, Photos: Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Review, Photos: Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20

The fact that there is also SPF 20 helps to protect the skin’s barrier against the environment including the harmful UVA and UVB rays. To understand why this works, I will break down the benefits of each ingredient:

– Seaweed derived Laminaria Saccharina Extract to help regulate excess oil production

– Silica and Trimenthylol Hexyliactone Crosspolymers leave the skin velvety smooth

– Ellagic Acid and Vitamin C help reduce the appearance of dark spots

– Pyrus Malus (Apple) Extract and Cucumis (Cucumber) Extract soothe irritated skin

– Advanced Yeast Blend provides brightening results

– Sucrose/Trehalose help attract and maintain moisture levels in the skin.

I liked the small amount needed from the pump to apply over my entire face and will have to give this product at least four weeks to formulate a true opinion of its effectiveness on my dark spots; I have quite a few from the days of sun bathing (with baby oil and reflectors, yikes!) and I truly hope this product breaks them down and makes them less noticeable. Only time will tell.

Launching in April, it will be available at Clinique counters nationwide and www.clinique.com as well for $44.50.

Nicole Gordon Levine

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  1. Do you know if its heavy? I am in my early 20s and would like to try it, but I am not near any department stores, I would have to commute about 2 hours to get to the nearest one. I have been looking for something to help me wiht my uneven skintone and also protect me from the sun..seems like you like this and I believe you! I’m a huge fan, but what is your opinion for acne prone skin?

  2. What I can tell you Stellar, is that it is not a heavy weight product. I would feel terribly if you commuted all the way and then realize it is not right for you but I would rather you sample it first if possible. Everyone’s skin reacts differently so I cannot promise that it will suit your needs and that’s why a sample might be the best option for you. Good luck and I truly appreciate the feedback.

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