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Clinique

CliniqueFIT Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray

1.00 fl. oz. for $ 14.00
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CliniqueFIT Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray is meant to provide a burst of nourishing hydration on-the-go, but this fitness-themed product simply lacks the muscle it takes to be a true skincare heavy lifter.

The spray bottle packaging is perhaps its greatest strength: Compact and lightweight, it's easy to bring along in gym bag, a purse, or even in a pocket. As for the spray itself, it feels refreshing (as would spraying plain water on your face after a workout), and the lightweight formula sinks in to skin quickly without leaving a greasy or tacky after-feel.

But does it have what it takes to "renew" skin as Clinique claims? There are some skin-soothing ingredients to be found, but this lacks a robust mix of antioxidants, hydrating ingredients, skin-replenishing, and skin-restoring ingredients to reinforce the brand's claims.

Another issue is that this contains potentially drying witch hazel extract. It won't refresh skin over time, although some may appreciate the astringent feel.

While the concept behind this spray is good, it just doesn't have the power to rank among the best toners and mists out there.

Note: The tiny amount of alcohol this contains is unlikely to cause problems for skin. Still, the best toners and facial mists steer clear of this ingredient.

Pros:
  • Packaging is convenient and easy to take on-the-go.
  • Spray feels refreshing and lightweight.
Cons:
  • Lacks a good mix of skin-replenishing and hydrating ingredients.
  • Contains potentially-drying witch hazel extract.
  • Includes irritating clary extract.
Jar Packaging: No
Tested on animals: Yes
An instantly refreshing spray that rehydrates and renews skin post-workout or any time.
Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Sasa Veitchii Extract, Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Beta-Acetyl Glucosamine, Alcohol, Dextrin, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin.

Clinique At-A-Glance

Strengths: A few excellent moisturizers and serums; excellent sunscreens; very good cleansers and eye makeup removers; unique mattifying products; impressive selection of foundations, good concealers; some remarkable mascaras; much-improved eyeshadows, lip colors and blush formulas.

Weaknesses: Bar soaps (which can clog pores and dull skin); alcohol-based toners; unfortunate choice of jar packaging for antioxidant-loaded moisturizers.

Estee Lauder-owned Clinique launched the concept of cosmetics being "allergy-tested," "hypoallergenic," "100% fragrance-free," and "dermatologist tested." Of those marketing claims, the only one with significance is "100% fragrance-free," which, for the most part, Clinique maintains (although it does add some fragrant extracts to a few products). Unfortunately, terms like hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested arent regulated by the FDA and can mean anythingthus, you still need to rely on the ingredient list to tell you whether their product contains any ingredients with the potential to irritate skin.

That inconvenient fact aside, Clinique is leading the way with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art moisturizers and serums, plus some formidable makeup and more than a few excellent sunscreens. While Clinique has some products that we see as missteps for reasons discussed in their reviews, more than ever, what they offer is quite good (just have realistic expectations, as some of their claims go beyond what their products are capable of).

Turning to makeup, Clinique continues to offer a vast palette of colors and textures, especially with their enormous selection of foundationsmany of which feature effective sunscreens. Without a doubt, the numerous formulas offer something for every skin type and almost every skin colorthough the blushes, eye makeup and lip colors are frequently not pigmented enough for deeper skin tones.

The bottom line is that, despite a few shortcomings, Clinique is one of the most comprehensive (and comparably affordable) department-store makeup lines, and it is completely understandable why they enjoy such broad appeal.

Note: Clinique is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Clinique does not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brands state that they dont test on animals unless required by law. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Beautypedia Team.

For more information about Clinique, call (800) 419-4041 or visit www.clinique.com.

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