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With all the fancy, new-fangled beauty brands out there, it’s easy to forget about the old guys. Estee Lauder? Sounds like a grandma. And is Avon still a thing? Or just the next hot celebrity kid name?

And then there’s Clinique–maker of that giant bar soap (what a bitch to travel with) and old-school yellow lotion. Clinique was the first skincare my mom ever bought me in middle school when she realized I should probably stop cleansing my face with the same Dove bar my brother washed his pits with, and that I had dry skin at an age when other puberty-stricken girls looked like they went bobbing for apples in a vat of Crisco. What?

Anyway, Clinique has stood the test of time and there’s a reason the brand is still one of the most popular today–they continue to put out stellar products and innovate. Well, except for that lotion. They change that formula and they’ll have a bunch of grannies on Rascals picketing at their counters.

The newest breakthrough product is the Repairwear Laser Focus serum.
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This. Shit. Is. Awesome.

It helps diminish age spots and smooth and improve overall skin tone. It does decrease the look of fine lines, but don’t expect it to be Botox in a bottle, because that doesn’t exist….yet. As for what’s in it, there’s no retinol, but it has other retinol-esque stuff (whatever, I’m not a scientist) as well as additional magical ingredients, which I can only assume are droplets from the Fountain of Youth and unicorn tears. A little goes a long way, and the texture is really silky and smooth. Use it regularly and you’ll notice a difference within a month (maybe even sooner). And remember, Clinique products are fragrance-free and good for sensitive skin; although if you’re SUPER sensitive, always consult your derm before slathering a new serum on your mug.

This product is also AFFORDABLE ($47.50+) compared to similar ones, and now you can pick it up at Dillard’s and get a free gift from Clinique, which includes the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (still one of my faves), Different Lipstick in Raspberry Glace or Sugared Grapefruit (that makes me want a vodka drink), Lash Doubling Mascara (it’s a good one), Different nail polish for sensitive skin in a hot pink or peach shade, AND my new obsession…..Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (incredible foundation that provides great coverage without feeling heavy) in cute, floral makeup bag.
clinique free giftYou only have to spend $27 to get the gift and it runs this Sunday, March 9 through the 28th (while supplies last) at all Dillard’s, but if you’re in Atlanta, go see my girl Crystal at Perimeter Mall (remember, she’s the nail guru). And you can even call Dillard’s to reserve your product(s) and gifts (Perimeter is 678-320-9140).

After all, you might need some Repairwear after festival’ing this weekend.

LYLAS,
Ashley

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