Clinique Smart Custom Serum


I love a bit of high tech skincare – I find the research fascinating so I was really happy to get my hands on the latest serum from Clinique. Smart Custom Serum claims to respond to the needs of your skin each time it is applied. So if your skin is dehydrated one week and lacking in radiance the following week, the ingredients in this product will ‘communicate’ with the cells in the skin and respond accordingly. Cell communication technology is an exciting innovation in skincare. For Clinique, Smart Custom Serum uses technologies from a selection of different products from their range and bring them together in one product. The silver packaging is very sleek and a departure from the white and silver/grey and silver pumps that other serums from the brand are packaged in. The texture is delicious – it is a gel with a slight pinky pearlescence which dries clear on the skin. It dries to a matte texture and smells like a cosmeceutical product (ie no floral bouquet or essential oils).

I have been using this serum for about a month and I like the effect that I am seeing on my skin, especially when I use it at night. I have not seen a marked improvement in my scars from spots – but as I mentioned before I have only been using it for a month and I do think my skin is looking more even. I also feel that my skin is firmer after use. I the use product at night and in the morning my skin is glowing, which is always a bonus.

The Smart Custom Serum is recommended for morning and evening use so if you use it in the morning then you need to follow with an SPF as the grapefruit extract might make your skin photosensitive. If you are not sure what your skin needs or you think that your skin has lots of issues that you want to address in one hit – this is a good option.

Clinique's Smart Custom Serum is available in 30ml (£48) and 50ml (£60) from department stores and authorised stockists.

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