Clinique Breakout-Fighting Duo : Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel & Deep Cleansing Brush
If like me you have blemish prone skin, this is something that you will want to check out. Clinique has launched what it calls the Breakout-Fighting Duo - the first a cleanser, the second a new brush head that complements it.
The new Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel is the latest addition to the Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System. It keeps skin free of blemish-causing bacteria, dirt, oil and impurities using Clinique's signature four-pronged technology that effectively and gently treats breakouts and blackheads.
- Remove bacteria build up and clear clogged pores with Salicylic Acid Beta Hydroxy Acid
- Exfoliate with help of Acetyl Glucosamine which helps to get rid of dead skin cells and keep pores clear
- Control access oil with an ingredient derived from seaweed Laminaria Saccharina extract which prevents blocked pores
- Calms and soothes irritation with Caffeine, Sucrose and Gentian Root
I find this to be a lot more gentle than my usual Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (Type 3), which was a pleasant surprise as anti-blemish cleanser usually tend to be a tad stronger and drying. This gel cleanser doesn't lather up as much as the Liquid Facial Soap but still manages to thoroughly cleanse the skin without stripping the surface of moisture. My skin feels really comfortable and fresh after. It works great used with the Anti-Blemish Solutions Deep Cleansing Brush or on its own.
The new Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Deep Cleansing Brush is equipped with specially designed bristles to deep clean skins prone to breakouts, unclog pores and helps skin look fresh with its gentle sonic action. The bristles are anti-microbial to help keep bristles clean and fresh.
Just like the Purifying Cleansing Brush Head the oval-shaped brush has two types of bristles, the aqua angled tip with firmer shorter bristles targets oilier areas prone to clogging like the t-zone where as the soft less firm lighter blue targets the delicate areas like the cheeks which has fewer oil glands.
This looks pretty much similar to the Purifying Cleansing Brush except for the colour (Read review here). What I notice is that the Deep Cleansing Brush is more firm yet still gentle enough not to be abrasive to the skin. I find after using it a few times I don't need to do a 1 minute cycle anymore, 30 second is enough to thoroughly cleanse, unless I'm feeling extra clogged. You don't need to apply any pressure when cleansing with the brush, it glides very easily.
My skin has generally been behaving really well since I started using this duo over the past month. There hasn't been any major breakouts except for the annoying hormonal ones. My skin has just been looking clear and less clogged.
The new Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel and Anti-Blemish Solutions Deep Cleansing Brush will be available beginning June 2015 at Clinique counters worldwide and at www.clinique.com.my.
New Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Gel: RM 106
New Anti-Blemish Solutions Deep Cleansing Brush Head: RM97
Sonic Brush System + New Anti-Blemish Solutions Deep Cleansing Brush: RM 456 (RM359 + RM97)
*Products courtesy of Clinique Malaysia.