As you might know, I've been trying to use up all my lotions and potions recently by following a Beauty Diet: no unnecessary spending and trying to use up what products I do have cluttering up my cupboards. One of the products I've been using was a GWP (gift with purchase) from Clinique - their Liquid Facial Soap in Mild. This is supposed to be suitable for combination skin, which I have, without being drying.
I know that some people rave about Clinique's skincare expertise, and there are some Clinique facial products that I absolutely love. As you may know, I'm a massive fan of their eyeshadows as well. However, I've never used the three-step-system, so I've not tried any of their cleansers before receiving this one. My verdict is I'm not impressed.
I don't use soap on my face usually - infact the only soap I use is on my hands, as I find it very drying on my skin, and there are so many other lovely cleansers to use. However, this Clinique Liquid Facial Soap is very definitely soap. OK, it foams up well and appears to clean pretty well, but it smells like soap, acts like soap and it drys my skin out like soap does. Despite the 'mild' claim, I don't find this any better than if I'd used a bar of soap and a flannel to wash my face.
There's no list of ingredients on the bottle. However, looking at the ingredients online, it's full of chemicals, including sodium laureth sulphate. I don't know how this relates to sodium lauryl sulphate - is it the same thing?
I'm ploughing through it, as I don't like to waste a product, but I wish I'd never started it and just given it away instead!
A couple of last things - although this is packaged cheaply as it was a GWP, the cap on the soap has broken and it won't shut properly (after I took the pictures). I would expect better from such a high-end brand, even if the product is given away. The other thing I dislike about it is the colour of the bottle - it clashes horribly with my lovely Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic which is a lovely pale blue colour. Even if it didn't clash, I still dislike the colour of the bottle!
I won't be buying this again, and if I receive it as a GWP, it's going straight to Give and Makeup!
Thanks for reading! xx