Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (extra mild!)

What is it?

‘All the benefits of Clinique’s famous dermatologist-developed facial soap in a new liquid formula. Cleanses without stripping protective lipids.’

Who is it for?

Ok it says ‘very dry to dry’ but personally I would say all skin types except really dry. Sorry Clinique. 

Oilier skins will love this as a ‘milk’ cleanser option – especially in the hot months/climates.

And boys. Definitely one for the boys to check out.


What’s in it?

Water Purified, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cholesterol, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose, Caffeine, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Urea, Sodium PCA, Linoleic Acid, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Pentylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Trehalose, Caprylyl Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol


Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?

Glycols

Silicones 

(but they’re both fine if you ask me)


Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan?

Man made


Tested on animals/sold in China?

No/Yes


What’s not in it?

SOAP!

Foaming Detergents/SLS

Fragrance

Mineral Oil

Parabens


How do you use it?

Apply to skin, massage through, remove with flannel 


What’s good about it?

So here’s the thing. This is another product that does itself no favours with its name. I would never normally even look at something called ‘liquid soap’. It gives me shivers.

This, however, intrigued me because it said ‘extra mild’ – and I wondered how a ‘soap’ could ever be considered extra mild – so I grabbed it.

Well, it’s extra mild because it doesn’t contain any of the usual foaming/detergent/salt ingredients that cause me the aforementioned shivers.

It’s a milk texture with ever-so-slight of a nod towards something more gel-ish.


What’s not so good about it?

I wouldn’t give this to someone with really dry/rosacea skin, I think it would prove too drying – especially if used the recommended twice a day.


Where to use in your routine?

As always, although it says it removes makeup, this is a skin cleanser for me. Second cleanse or morning cleanse. I’ll use it more in the hot weather – it’s quite refreshing. And by ‘refreshing’ I in no way mean ‘stripping’.


Similar products?

Hard to say.

Milk cleansers such as Clarins Gentian perhaps?

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (extra mild) is £16.00 for 200ml and available at all stockists/counters including www.clinique.co.uk make sure you state/pick ‘extra mild’ though.

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