review. clinique 3 step skin care.

I'm no beauty expert (if I were this would probably be a beauty blog) but I do recognise the importance of maintaining healthy and clear skin. My mum's a health freak - even more so because I have sensitive skin. Growing up I've tried everything from Clearasil to Cetaphil but the one that stuck with me during my teen years (the crucial ones re: skin) was Clinique and their best selling three step skin care regime. The best thing about it is that it's completely customisable to your skin's tendencies - whether it's breakouts, redness, controlling oil or reducing dryness (take the quiz here to find out which three are best for you) so as the seasons/ years went on I would switch up products depending which way my sporadic skin would take me. I'm just blessed with skin that can be oily one day and completely dry the next. I've been asked to review Clinique 3 Step and I'm happy to say that clear skin is still as easy as 1, 2, 3.*

*See what I did there?

Step 1: Cleanse
This scent-free, mild liquid facial soap gently cleanses and preps the skin for exfoliating. The soap lathers up with even the tiniest amount so the bottle lasts for ages. 

Step 2: Exfoliate
The clarifying lotion (aka toner) removes oil build up, restores moisture and prevents break outs. Refreshing and revitalising, it has an almost minty feeling and cools the skin like the way a cucumber mask does.

Step 3: Moisturise
The dramatically difference formal was a product that was constantly stocked up in my bathroom cabinet (seriously my mum would buy a few every time she went through duty free). There are two options - the lotion which is great for dry skin and the oil-free gel (my pick!) which ensures moisture balance between your t-zone and the rest of your face. The gel is super lightweight which is great for our humid summer.  

If all this talk about healthy skin has got you intrigued - today's your lucky day! I have trial packs of the Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System for the first 10 readers to comment on this post. All you have to do is like Flourished & Sunkissed on Facebook and include your name and email in the comment section below. Hurry! First in, best dressed. 
Open to Australian residents only.

Product was provided for review. All comments and words are my own. 


  1. Ah yay!


  2. wooh! =D

    Omesha Fernando

  3. Already following you on FB obviously


  4. Debra

  5. Oh my gosh so excited to try this!

  6. The moisturiser is my favourite because it is long-lasting, absorbs into your skin well and doesn't leave an oily trace.

  7. I have very little faith in skincare products for breakouts, since I feel like I've tried them all, but haven't tried this. Excited! :)
    Aarthie Ratnakumar

  8. Ashleigh

  9. Cetaphil is wearing off, so I think this may be worth a try.

    Princess Consuela Banana Hammock

  10. oooooo! Always wanted to try clinique!
    i like the tiles in the background ;)

  11. Thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Love to try Clinque, me skin is dry
    Tracy Boulter

  13. Oh I used to use this until I switched to Mario Badescu. Their toners were too strong for me, haha.

  14. Putting my name down anyway. Xx
    Estelle Loyer