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Shahnaz Loves Beauty

Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum

Introducing the latest in Clinique’s skincare the Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum. Claimed as the latest in skincare technology the all singing all dancing serum that has been 5 years in the making this one definitely made me sit up and listen.

Its Smart because its supposed to know what your skin needs even if you don’t and picks what is the most important issue, but ultimately it deals with firming, radiance, even skin tone and wrinkles and therefore creating a better version of itself. Its got 37 patents so its a big deal with a lot of money and research gone into it.

My skin even though I have some dark spots and loads more freckles from the sun as I have gotten older doesn’t seem to be my main problem, its more hydration which I think a lot of us struggle with as I know I never quite drink enough water and need a skincare product that will keep my skin hydrated all day long. This serum helps deal with hydration and is also collagen boosting so for us slightly older ladies we need need this in our lives.

So the serum is supposed to understand th skin’s past and see’s the damage that we don’t see, it transmits unique signals so the serum understands what it needs to target and works where its needed. Whatever your skin concern is at the time only the specific ingredient is delivered to visibly correct the damage, hence why the serum is called the Smart Serum.

With ingredients like Red Algea and Liquorice Extract and Caffine to help soothe skin, so while the serum is doing its thing your skin won’t get irritated. The serum is full of brightening extracts hence why my skin seemed more radiant is due to ingredients such as Grape Extract, antioxidants like Vitamin C to help with dark spots and even out the complexion, Glucosamine and Salicylic Acid to help promote skin renewal which improves luminosity, radianance and smoothness. As well as collagen boosting peptides to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, repair enzymes to help correct UV damage that has caused the fine lines and wrinkles. The skin’s moisture levels are maintained with Hyaluronic Acid, Barley Extract, Wheat Germ Extract and Cucumber Extract to ensure skin stays supple all day.

Its for all skin types and all ethnicities and must be used after your cleansing, toning, exfoliating and if you are using a mask then you apply the serum, I have been using 2 pumps on each application. The bottle isn’t that large so it doesn’t last that long at at R700 for a 30ml and R900 for a 50ml , its quite pricey so its for the more serious shopper that doesn’t mind spending money on skincare and is more likely a better serum to use in your mid 30’s up.

Sounds pretty amazing and makes us think can this really work?

For the amount of time I have been using the serum I can say my skin feels more hydrated and I have enjoyed using the product as my skin felt so soft and smooth after use, its not enough time to say my dark spots have been reduced and I haven’t really got any wrinkles or fine lines yet. By the end of the day my skin still feels good and still has the glow I love so in terms of hydration this one is a winner.

Check out Clinique’s video on the serum to see a little of what they have to say:

Let me know if any of you have tried the Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum and what your thoughts are?

Shahnaz x