This lotion has a lot of interesting ingredients, including rice bran extract (skin conditioning), pomegranate fruit juice, and Saccharomyces lysate (a type of yeast) extract to "help restore luminosity and radiance", trehalose and hyaluronic acid (notable hydrating, water-binding ingredients) for "a more potent water retention capacity", and fermented Lactobacillus to "[boost] skin's natural defenses against external toxins (it may have anti-inflammatory effects for skin.) I couldn't find very much information about Saccharomyces lysate or pomegranate juice in topical use, though.
Aside from the above fancy-sounding ingredients, the second and third ingredients are glycerin, an excellent humectant, and dipropylene glycol, a humectant and emollient that also helps other ingredients better penetrate the skin, but can cause irritation in rare cases (for what it's worth, I've applied this to my eczema bits with no reaction.) Clinique's press release is surprisingly quiet about the Centella asiatica extract also present; it has anti-inflammatory, collagen-boosting, and anti-bacterial properties.
To use, I shake about 2-3 drops into my hand and press into the skin a few times until I feel it's absorbed (slightly tacky feeling to the skin). It adds an extra layer of hydration in addition to whichever moisturizer I use on top. I haven't really noticed any change in terms of radiance but my skin is feeling very plump and moisturized as a result of using both this lotion and the Turnaround Revitalizing Treatment Oil. I've been trying to focus more on skin care lately for smoother makeup application and this lotion has been a welcome addition.
I feel like this is suitable for most skin types, but especially for dry or dehydrated skin. Sensitive-skinned types (provided you are not sensitive to propylene glycol) will especially appreciate that it has no fragrance or alcohol added and includes anti-inflammatory ingredients. At $39, it might seem like just another skin care step to throw money at, but consider this: it comes in a pretty sizable 6.7 oz bottle and you only need 2-3 drops. I've been using this for the past few weeks and have made no visible dent in it. (And to compare: previously I had been using Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid, which is $47 for 5 oz.)
Just as with the Revitalizing Lotion, I really only need 2-3 drops of this. The only other moisturizing oil I have experience with is Physician's Formula 100% Argan Oil, and Treatment Oil's texture is indeed super, super light in comparison. So light that I initially applied more, only to find my face was a little too oily. Seriously, start with just 2 drops or so in your hands and press all over your face. It doesn't feel like much, but my skin really drinks up and feels hydrated from those few drops, even with makeup on top. You can also mix a drop into moisturizer as a boost, or apply on top of a lotion/cream moisturizer to "seal" everything in. This would be a great option for people that want the moisturizing benefits of an oil but want something that feels light and non-greasy. The light feeling is probably in part thanks to the first ingredient, capric/caprylic triglyceride, an emollient and skin-repairing ingredient made from coconut oil but with a much lighter texture.
Although it's claimed to be suitable for all skin types, I think those with oily skin can skip this one as it's probably just more extra oil they don't need. The lightweight texture is especially nice with summer approaching; applying an oil with a heavier feeling can feel kinda gross as it gets warmer and more humid.
Small note: curiously this is $41 CAD on Clinique but is $51 on Sephora! Wtf @ this random 24% markup! Unless Sephora is having 20% or you really need that extra bump to hit VIB/VIB Rouge, I would buy it from Clinique--maybe during a GWP event to really get your money's worth.
I am really enjoying both products and would seriously consider repurchasing them. I use them in rotation with a skin care routine that includes retinol and AHA and my skin is looking pretty damn good lately. I highly encourage my fellow dry-skinned sisters/brothers to check out both products (please don't ask me to choose which I prefer, I love them both!)
Do you currently use an oil or watery lotion in your skin care routine?
PS: Special note to Vancouverites: the World Congress of Dermatology is being held this year in Vancouver and to celebrate Clinique will be offering special complimentary consultations at Hudson's Bay on Granville Street throughout June 8 - 13. With purchase of a $20-40 HBC gift card, you can also reserve a spot for a workshop (offered twice a day at 2 and 4pm) to learn from Clinique's global experts on topics such as dealing with acne, finding a perfect foundation match, makeup tips for lips, brows, and eyes, and advice for aging skin. Workshop attendees will also receive complimentary, customized samples and special gifts. For consultations or workshop reservations, call the Clinique counter at Hudson's Bay Granville.
Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Lotion ingredients: water, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, propanediol, Saccharomyces lysate extract, Centella asiatica (hydrocotyl) extract, caffeine, bifida ferment, creatine, ergothioneine, adenosine phosphate, Punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit juice, acetyl carnitine HCL, Oryza sativa (rice) bran extract, PEG-8, PPG-6-decyltetradeceth-30, caprylyl glycol, carbomer, trehalose, hexylene glycol, yeast extract, sodium hyaluronate, polyquaternium-51, butylene glycol, tromethamine, trisodium HEDTA, phenoxyethanol
Available at Clinique, Sephora: ~$39 CAD / 6.7 oz
Clinique Turnaround Revitalizing Treatment Oil ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, octyldodecanol, dimethicone, trisiloxane, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, tricaprylin, Salvia sclarea (clary) extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, Mangifera indica (mango) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, salicylic acid, Oxycoccus palustris (cranberry) seed oil, Silybum marianum seed oil, tocopherol acetate, phytosterols, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, BHT
Available at Clinique, Sephora: ~$51 CAD / 1 oz