Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer

Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer

You’ll remember my recent review on the Overnight Radiance Moisturiser recently – a perfectly decent night cream with (I think) doubtful exfoliating properties. I mean, the ingredients are there, but I’m not sure that it will perform any great shakes overnight. However it did, over a period of time, keep my skin looking quite bright and ‘awake’ so I moved on to testing the Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer which is a silky oil-free serum with (again) exfoliants to brighten and renew the skin overnight. I find this serum version to be far more effective than the moisturiser and it will probably last a little longer, too. If you have oily or combination skin you might not even feel the need to follow with a moisturiser (I don’t follow my highly potent Liquid Gold with a moisturiser, so I’m guessing that the Clinique will definitely be fine!) and if you have drier skin, or prefer the feel of a moisturiser, you can follow with the Clinique one mentioned above.

This is a pretty new release for Clinique, and I’m guessing that it’s replacing the highly popular ‘Visible Skin Renewer’ so I’ll be interested to know if long-time fans of the range think that it lives up to its predecessor!

Clinique Turnaround Concentrate Radiance Renewer is £32 from House of Fraser of counters nationwide.

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  1. Scelestus Tempestas
    January 1, 2012 / 8:00 pm

    Hello m’dear,

    Sorry to bring you back to this post but I just wanted to pick your brain if you had the time!
    I (like you) worry about the effects of over exfoliating, and would like some suggestions on night/ day creams that would give my skin a little bit of a break from all the brightening and sloughing away of dead skin cells! I mean I’m sure there are times it just wants to BE and relax!

    I use a lot of similar products to you including the clarisonic (a couple of times a week), liquid gold (again a couple of nights a week) and the same with the liquid gold overnight serum AND this Clinique day serum. (Not all at once of course, I’m not mental :)) And even a few other bits and bobs that I have lying around often have some measure of glycolic or a ‘radiance’ agent.

    I just wonder.. should I not perhaps add a nice collagen re-plumper cream or something to keep the wrinkles at bay to my evening routine? Something juicy and relaxing? I just feel that my face may end up a bare skull soon with all the masonry work it has to endure! And more to the point, really, what on earth might you suggest? :)

    lots of love xx

    • Ruth
      January 2, 2012 / 1:34 pm

      @ST well, contrary to how it might FEEL, the glycolic is actually supposed to be the most effective thing at boosting collagen production. All of these juicy creams that we lust after because they feel thirst-queching often just have ingredients that sit on the surface of the skin. Saying that, I know exactly how you feel, and I do have a couple of creams I turn to on a regular basis to get my ‘lushness’ fix! Melvita Naturalift is one of them, and I am a bit partial to Elemis Pro Collagen, though it is very over-fragranced! I’m always trying new formulas, but I could also recommend ISOAge from Filorga and any moisturiser from Institut Esthederm, Alpha-H’s new anti-ageing overnight cream (review soon!) xxx

  2. Scelestus Tempestas
    January 2, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    Thanks Ruth,

    I know you are busy so I really appreciate you taking the time to respond :)

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