Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser Review

Hey everyone!

I visited my mom in November, as a Thanksgiving/Christmas holiday hybrid, because I knew I’d be busy with work and that there’d be nasty traffic. Anyways, she gave me a bottle of Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser to try, since I’m always on the prowl for new and exciting products. Read on to see how the Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser stood up to the challenge! 

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First off, let’s look at the packaging. It comes in a small, squeezable plastic tube. There is a flip top on it for easy access to product whether you’re in the shower or at your sink. Something I really like about the plastic it’s made with is that it’s got a weird texture. It’s the same texture as a lot of older lotion bottles. It’s a little bit rough, but not much at all, just so you can have a good grip on it. It says the Clinique name and what the product is. It’s very clean and simple, which I like a lot. 

You’re supposed to use this as a step in a “Clinique skin care system”, but I’ve been trying a lot of products lately, and I really don’t want to commit to a whole new system of doing things when I really still love my Yes to Tomatoes moisturizer so much. I figure it probably boosts the effects of each product when you use them in combination, but probably not so noticeably that it’ll make my skin fall off if I don’t use the other steps. 

Before

Before using Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser – You can see the redness on and around my nose, as well as how lifeless my skin is.

Next up is usage. When I squeezed out the product the first time, I used way more than I needed. This stuff really foams up great! It has a mousse consistency and is a shimmery pale pink color. It smells just like any soap, very light and forgettable. Immediately after rinsing it off of my face, my skin feels tight and clean. I can’t smell the fragrance at all once it has been rinsed off. This works to remove basic makeup, but I still need to use my normal makeup remover cloths for my waterproof mascara. 

During

While using Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, I wanted to take a photograph to show you how it foams up, but as I state in my ratings below, it starts to dry very fast, so it’s faded a bit in this shot.

And finally are the after effects of the product. 

After

After using Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser, my skin is much brighter. The redness around my nose has faded. My skin looks refreshed and soft.

I have very fair, combination skin. I get redness and oily skin on and around my nose. I don’t have breakouts, really, my skin is very smooth. Occasionally I’ll get a stray pimple if I’m not being diligent about my makeup removal. (Shame on me!) I have relatively small pores, but I do get blackheads on the middle of my nose. My skin tone is uneven from top to bottom, but is still clear and bright. Using this product helps to keep my nose from getting oily as the day wears on. If I’m not using any makeup at all, then I tend to get a shine around 2pm if I wash my face with this around 8am. If I’ve applied a full face, including foundation, BB cream, setting powder and my contouring/highlighting, and I’ve washed my face in the morning, then I won’t develop any shine and my skin will stay even throughout the day. However, I’m always sure to baby it that night with a detoxifying mask to get rid of all the gunk in my skin. 

Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser is an excellent face wash, and at around 20 bucks for a 5oz bottle, it’s not a bad deal. I’ve been using a travel-sized bottle for a month now, up to twice a day, but nearly always once per day (with the exception noted in the paragraph below the rankings). I’ve noticed an overall improvement in how red my nose area gets as the day wears on. My skin always feels tight and it helps my makeup to apply evenly. 

Verdict

Packaging: 8/10 – I like it, but a tube is still a tube. If I want to get all of the product out, I’ll have to cut it open and transfer it into another container.

Look of Product: 10/10 – I actually love the way this product looks. The shimmer is lovely and I’m a big fan of pink.

Smell of Product: 5/10 – I’m completely neutral on the smell. It’s fine how it is, but if they want to improve it, I wouldn’t mind.

Texture of Product: 9/10 – Very foamy and thick, rinses off without leaving a scummy feeling afterwards. 

Using Product: 9/10 – Foams up nicely without seeming to go overboard. Dries very fast, though. If you don’t rinse it off immediately after applying, it will start to soak into your skin. 

After Using Product: 8/10 – Skin feels tight and clean. Looks brighter and less red. Reduces oiliness. Sometimes makes my cheeks feel a bit too dry, and I have to really pack on the moisturizer.

Overall Result:

8.1/10

I would recommend this product to anyone with oily or combination skin. If you have normal or dry skin, I would suggest finding something more hydrating. Occasionally I feel like my skin has is a bit too dry, and I use a more gentle gel cleanser for a day or two. However, I always go back to this. I wouldn’t use it more than twice a day, as it would likely begin drying out your skin. 

Have you tried Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser or other Clinique cleanser products? What do you think? What did you think of my post? What would you like to see next?

Thanks again!

 

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Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask Review

Hello Lovelies!

I recently got a gift card to Sephora from my amazingly awesome mom as an early Christmas present. Yay! Makeup! Free samples! New stuff to freaking blog about since it’s been ages! I actually have a couple of posts that I need to put up soon, including the tutorial for how to fix a broken nail with a tea bag, a sunset ombre mani and Jamberry nails! So be ready, I’ll be posting a lot more in the near future.

I’m going to be reviewing all of the items that I received from Sephora. I purchased the following and received them all on Tuesday. Today is the first day I’ve had to relax, which is why I haven’t posted about them sooner. 

– 24/7 Glide-On Double-Ended Pencil from Urban Decay in Blackheart/Darkside

(This matches the Naked 3 palette if you have it!)

– Eyeshadow Primer Potion from Urban Decay in Original

– Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator IL01 (Sheer Beige)

(I’m really excited to try this one as I LOVE contouring and highlighting!)

– WEI Golden Root Purifying Mud mask 

– Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion Age Reform

– Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator

– Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask

 

So I got a relatively good haul. Some of those were samples, but it doesn’t matter as Sephora is always generous with how much they give you. I love the free gifts you get at Sephora because it’s a chance to try something you may not have splurged on otherwise.

Today I’ll be reviewing the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask.

This was one of my samples, and it came in a bright, matte green packet. There’s no weight listed on it, but it’s small, guys. It says the name, “TATA HARPER” underneath their logo, followed by “A fresh start in Skin Care”. It states it is a 100% natural Resurfacing Mask for instant glow. Well, I like glow-y. Reading through the list of ingredients on the back, I see water, aloe juice, willow bark extract (which naturally contains salicylic acid), pomegranate extract (lots of antioxidants) and many others. The instructions read “For immediate glow, apply a thick layer of the Resurfacing Mask on a clean face. Leave the mask on for 20-30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.” I didn’t think it was going to be applied in a thick layer, but even though the package is small, it glides on smoothly and allows for a generous application, without using much at all. It feels a lot like aloe, if you ever got a sunburn and had to sooth the stinging. 

Okay, so I applied a decently thick layer across my face, after washing with my new favorite, Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser. It’s a sample that my mom gave me, and you only need a drop, and it keeps my face from getting oily all day. Ugh, amazing. I’ll put up a post about it eventually. I like trying face stuff for about a month before reviewing. Anyways.

The product has a gel consistency, is translucent pink and smells a bit like Ponds Cold Cream. After about five minutes, I could feel it drying on my skin, and it began to tighten. It was never uncomfortable through the 30 minutes I left it on, and I liked that it was clear because I could watch it work. I rinsed with warm water, and then let my face air dry before checking it out. 

My skin feels amazing to the touch. I can feel how tightened my skin has gotten. The few blackheads I had are still poking about, but looking smaller. I’ll check back in about an hour and see if they’ve shrunk more. My face is very bright. I don’t have much of my usual pinkness around my nose area, and my skin looks much more vibrant than it normally does. The Ponds Cold Cream smell does not linger at all after using. I can’t smell anything at all, and I’m usually quite sensitive to smells on my face. 

I’m sorry, I didn’t post a before and after picture because I have really shit allergies right now and I look like crap and I’m not going to share that with the Internet. But here’s a photograph of the product, selling on the Tata Harper website for $55 for 1oz. 

 

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Overall, I’m quite happy with the results. It’s a nice treat, and I feel it would probably be beneficial once a week or so. 

 

There will be lots more reviews coming soon, my Bloggers and Bloggettes and Bloggees.

Have you tried Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask?

What do you think?