Nowadays it’s possible to customize everything you want. Why not customize where it’s really important: your skincare for example. At the moment I’m testing the new Clinique iD. The system is very simple. You’re able to create your custom-blend hydrator. When you know what your skin needs, you’re able to give it exactly that with Clinique iD.
I know my skin very well because I’m simply obsessed with the whole skincare topic and I read and research a lot about it. As you probably know from some of my other blogposts my skin is acne-prone and oily but can also be dehydrated and sensitive from time to time. Always keep in mind that only because your skin is oily it doesn’t mean that you can skip hydration!! Can’t preach this enough, simply because it’s such an important skincare step and makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE.
When Clinique contacted me and asked if I want to work with them for the new Clinique iD I already knew what custom combination of hydrator and active ingredients I’d like to try. The oil-control gel as a base and the blue pores & uneven texture one as active ingredients would match the needs of my skin perfectly.
Dramatically Different Oil-Control Gel + Aktive Cartridge Concentrate for Pores & Uneven Texture
The Clinique iD I picked claims 8-hour oil-free hydration, to reduce the look of pores and to retexture the skin with AHAs. If you’re watching my Insta Story you probably know that I’m obsessed with AHAs and BHAs and that I use them a lot within my skincare routine. In case you’ve never heard before of AHAs, here’s a super short but hopefully helpful explanation:
AHA stands for Alpha Hydroxy Acid and is naturally derived from milk and fruit extracts. Ingredient list wise you’ll find them as glycolic or lactic acid. AHA basically works exfoliating – it works on the skin’s surface and is water soluble. AHA helps to remove dead skin cells and so your skin feels smoother, more hydrated and less dull. Also it can help with fine lines and wrinkles and uneven skin tone.
The Clinique iD Combinations:
As I said above you’re able to pick your hydrating base and then the active ingredients that fit the needs of your skin the most. There are three different hydrators you’re able to pick from:
- moisturizing lotion
- oil-control gel
- hydrating jelly
Even if I know that the oil-control gel, will fit my skin perfectly, I’m a bit sad that I haven’t decided for the hydrating jelly – my skin is dehydrated from time to time and I love a good jelly base (because it doesn’t make your skin oily) – maybe I will get the hydrating jelly one too at some point so I’m able to switch it up.
the active ingredients in your Clinique iD
The list of active ingredients you can pick for you Clinique iD:
- irritation – calm + comfort with Lactobacillus probiotic ferment
- pores & uneven texture – reduce look of pores + retexturizing with AHAs
- uneven skin tone – even tone + brighten with Japanese Angelica Root
- fatigue – energize + revive glow with Taurine
- lines & wrinkles – smooth lines + re-plump with Whey Protein
optimized results with every pump
Another idea I really like about the concept of Clinique iD is that the Custom-Blend Chemistry Technology™ isolates the concentrated actives in the cartridge from the base. Because of that it delivers optimized results with every pump by freshly combining the precise dose of actives and base.
As I just started testing the Clinique iD hydrator and it takes the skin way longer than one week to show any results I will make an update on this post later on with some more thoughts of how I liked the product and what it actually does for my skin.
If you’re now curious about the whole Clinique iD system I have a little goodie for you as well – when shopping for your customized Clinique iD you can use the code NIKAID to get a Clinique travel set (contains a beauty bag, a mascara and the Pep Eye Cream) for free with your order.
What are your personal thoughts about Clinique iD and customized skincare in general?
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