Clinique is one of my favourites brands for skincare. I think I’ve loved pretty much every product I’ve tried from them in the past, and I’m still up for trying a load more. This year, Boots released the Clinique Pep-ify Me Set, containing a moisturiser, makeup remover and a cleanser from the Pep-Start collection for just £10 so I knew I had to pick it up.
The Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturiser is one that I’ve actually finished up, and really enjoyed using. This is an oil-free face cream that can be worn alone or under makeup, but personally I found it worked best on no-makeup days. Containing SPF 20, this not only hydrates the skin but also protects against sun damage which is something I like to look for in a moisturiser as I find a moisturiser containing SPF is less likely to clog my pores than an SPF alone (although I do really like the Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50+).
The Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser combines gentle cleansing with exfoliating power which removes dirt and excess oils, sloughs off dead skin cells and gives a smooth and radiant glow. Being gentle enough to use twice a day, I really enjoyed trying this although I probably wouldn’t repurchase the full size (mainly because I prefer an oil based cleanser that I can use around the delicate eye area).
Finally is the Clinique Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes which I’d previously heard great things about, except for the price. Similar to the cleanser, these wipes remove the excess oils and sebum, but I doubt I’d use them for removing makeup. They take a lot of scrubbing to remove even non-waterproof makeup which is a real disappointment for the cost of them.
I was really excited about trying the Pep-Start Products but they haven’t wowed me in the same way that other Clinique skincare products have. Whilst I didn’t hate any of these, I prefer similar products by other brands so probably won’t be repurchasing unless I saw them in a set like this. I’d definitely be interested in trying out the Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturiser in the future, but I have a whole host of moisturisers to get to so that won’t be picking it up in the near future.
Have you tried any of the Pep-Start collection or are you a classic Clinique girl like I am?