Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector (Review)

Product Blurb: Dermatologist-developed to be safe, comfortable. Yet in clinical trials our serum was comparable to a leading prescription ingredient in creating a more even skin tone. A verified 53% improvement in skin tone. For all ethnicities: See results starting in as little as 4 weeks. At 12 weeks, see a visible reduction in dark spots, age spots, and traces of acne past.

Price: $49.50

(via Sephora)

Lately, my face has been stuck on this rut that I can't seem to shake of. It's been looking a bit dull, and not to mention I began breaking out once again. I'm getting horrible flashbacks of the horrific skin I had a couple of years ago. Ugly acne and acne scars were becoming something familiar on my face once again. I needed a fix. Stat.

Then, I heard about the new Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector (say that ten times really fast). This probably wins the longest product name (that I've used up to date) category, but too bad it didn't win my love.

So I did the whole she-bang. Used it twice a day, morning and night religiously. Used it for 4 weeks before even writing this review. A week into using the product, I did notice that my skin was much brighter. I looked like a million bucks (minus the pimples of course). I was pretty happy it was helping my skin look much more alive compared to how it was before. It wasn't lightening my acne scars, but I figured that it's been only a week and I can't expect any miracles yet.

A few more weeks went by, and my ugly acne scars were still there. Staring at me. And it was making me sad and uncomfortable. I also noticed that I was breaking out more than I like, but I wasn't sure if my breakouts were correlated with my usage of this product.


So I decided to stop using it after week four. And a week later, my face started clearing up again. Obviously, less breakouts is a better trade off than a brighter skin in my case. Yes, my skin looked brighter, but it kinda defeats the whole purpose of getting rid of dark acne spots when I'm popping up new ones. I also didn't see a noticeable difference when it came to lighter acne spots. So I had to bid adieu. Sorry Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, but I'll have to say good-bye.  

Rating: 2 out 5 (womp womp)

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5 comments:

  1. I've seen people rave about this product. Good to see an honest review

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  2. I love Lancome's Blanc Expert spot eraser from Sasa for acne scars. Also try pure Vitamin E oil every night. Thanks for the review!

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  3. Thanks for the review. I have and like the original even better. I thin I still wanna give this a try. Bummer it didn't work for u..

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  4. I like how you are so honest with your products reviews. thumbs up :)

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  5. Thanks for the honest review. Before, I want to try this product but not now.
    xo,
    ~Pauline @Kallony

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