There was a bit of a shake up about a month ago when fans of Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Visible Skin Renewer serum discovered that their favourite exfoliating serum was being discontinued. DISCONTINUED?! You could hear the wails all up and down the Peninsular, all the way to East Malaysia
But fear not for it was not in fact discontinued but reformulated. Clinique has taken their iconic serum and upped it a notch to (hopefully) make it better. This new(ish) serum performs the same functions as the old. It exfoliates the dead skin cells and helps promote skin renewal. With regular exfoliation, newer more radiant skin is revealed and with this new formula, you see results more quickly – within 4 weeks instead of 8 and you get clearer more radiant skin that glows from within.
New ingredients added into the mix are padina pavonica (a seaweed extract to activate skin cells and strengthen the skin’s epidermal layer) and lactobionic acid (to allow exfoliation without irritation and helps bind water to the skin for a softer effect). Our old friend Salicylic acid remains in the mix, the key ingredient that exfoliates dead skin gently.
The serum can be used twice a day but if you plan to use it in the day, I recommend you wear a good sunblock because skin can become sensitive to UV rays. Those with oily or problem skins that react well to salicylic acid usually have a glowing report when using most Clinique products that exfoliate.
I personally have had excellent results with the Clinique Moisture Surge gel cream, Derma White Brightening Essence and even the Repairwear Laser Focus. But I have a small mental fear with regards Turnaround.
You see, way back in the day when Clinique first launched their Total Turnaround cream and serum, I gave it a go. It broke me out so badly I have had a bit of phobia ever since. Now, I realise this new serum is different and now, years later, my skin too is different. So I may not react to it the same way. That said, I haven’t given it a go, to be perfectly honest.
I will in say a month’s time. Who can say curious cat? I don’t know if I’ll regret it but if you want to know what I think of the Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Extra Radiance Renewer, do come back in a month and I’ll have my report for you… for better or for worse.
Are you a Clinique Turnaround fan? I know there are many so come on! Speak up! Tell me I have nothing to fear
Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Extra Radiance Renewer retails at RM200/30ml and RM280/50ml at all Clinique counters.