Last week, while packing for my trip, I couldn’t find my precious little travel-sized bottle of Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple. What a bummer! I love that stuff. It’s my overall, all-time favorite facial cleanser, but it was nowhere to be found, so I tossed a tube of Clinique’s Liquid Facial Soap into my travel bag and hoped for the best.
Risky move? Maybe. Before this week, I’d never used the product before. It came into my life about a month ago as part of a gift with purchase.
I have sensitive skin, prone to breakouts, especially when I use new facial products. I certainly didn’t want to be wrestling with a new crop of zits while on vacation, but because my face generally tolerates Clinique products well, I decided to chance it.
The product comes in two versions, mild and oily (the stronger one). I have the mild version. A dime-sized amount of the clear, non-scented cleanser removes all of my makeup (even the waterproof Clarins Wonder Mint mascara I’ve been wearing every day) and leaves my skin feeling crisp and clean without a lot of tightening. After about a week of use it hasn’t yet broken me out.
But it’s not all roses; as a cleanser, the product gets the job done, but it’s definitely not as moisturizing as Purity Made Simple. Clinique markets it for dry combination skin like mine, but if you have naturally oily skin, it may be a better fit for you than it has been for me.
To Clinique’s credit, they make it extra easy to take this product with you wherever you go. It’s sold nationwide and comes in sets of three tubes for $18.50. Each set contains — yup, you guessed it — three of the little 1.7 oz tubes, so you can keep one tube in your purse, another at home and maybe leave one at the office.
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap, Mild
Price: $18.50 for a set of three 1.7 oz tubes
Use: As a slightly moisturizing makeup remover and cleanser
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
So, today’s travel adventure began at 4 o’clock this morning. The family is taking the state’s new inter-island Super Ferry from Oahu to Maui.
The ferry, which went into service late last year, makes the trip in about three hours for a cost of $49 per person. It’s a nice way to see another island without having to deal with air travel.
My mission on Maui is to find some local beauty brands I’ve never seen before. Wish me luck!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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