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Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting SPF 20 Moisturizer Review

Clinique's New Moisturizer Is Even Better

I'm pretty suspicious of skin-tone-evening agents, especially since they tend to be nothing more than traditional skin bleachers like hydroquinone that may have harmful side effects. Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting SPF 20 Moisturizer ($42), however, substitutes acids, caffeine, and yeast extract for the usual suspects. Huzzah!

This product is definitely a tone evener, not a lightener, so I haven't gotten any of the blotchiness that can sometimes occur with skin bleach. I can also say that after using it on my arms and hands every day for the past five weeks, the skin is genuinely more even-toned, with my freckles and other pigmentation faded, though certainly not invisible. It's also lightweight and absorbs nicely, and I do appreciate the wide-spectrum SPF — although I think it needs to be higher than 20 to provide long-term protection.

I was afraid to use this on my face since it has sensitizing (but effective) hyaluronic and salicylic acids in it, so I'd suggest you patch-test before you give it a go. Overall, though, a nice product for the money if you have issues with light hyperpigmentation or patchiness and don't want to go under the laser.

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1955nurse 1955nurse 6 years
I have been lookng for an effective tone-correcting moisturizer, I didn't know this was out yet. I'm going to try it - I'm just about out of my Lancome Absolue w/spf, so we'll see what happens....
GummiBears GummiBears 6 years
*sigh* I would like to try this but I am a bit gun shy after a horrible experience with the Clinique 3 step facial care.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
oops, my bad, it was Friends With Money.... durr
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
Im liking this but $42 is a bit steep for my pockets right now...how about a giveaway Bella? hehe Or I could always pull a Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl move and get 14 deluxe samples from the mall lol
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 6 years
Im liking this but $42 is a bit steep for my pockets right now...how about a giveaway Bella? heheOr I could always pull a Jennifer Aniston in The Good Girl move and get 14 deluxe samples from the mall lol
risqueredhead risqueredhead 6 years
I'd love to try this, but I really don't have the money (and I prefer a higher SPF)
chillchic chillchic 6 years
I have been using this for a month. I still haven't seen any result with my acne scars but I'll give it another month before I return it to the clinique counter at my local macy's.
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