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This isn’t a new product concept on the market, but as Clinique does, they’ve taken the technology; perfected it and then tested it to the ends of the earth. Vitamin C treatments tend to be quite active, so the fact this has been tested and approved for sensitive skin is quite a coup.
The Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser and Fresh Pressed Daily Booster are available separately but the 7-Day System features a 7-day supply of both.
7 days is enough to give your skin a high-impact shot, although particularly with the booster, this’ll be something I’ll likely use continuously.
Inside the box is 7 sachets of the cleansing powder and a foil topped tube of the daily booster. In regards to the packaging, although they’ve refined the usage process down, for Clinique, it does seem a little clunky.
Vitamin C in Skincare
Both the cleanser and the treatment deliver 10% pure Vitamin C which both provides a shot of antioxidants to the skin whilst removing dead skin cells and resurfacing the upper layers. Vitamin C is inherantly unstable.
Many products that contain Vitamin C use Ascorbyl palmitate which lasts for a long time but doesn’t easily penetrate the skin. L-Ascorbic Acid, which is what you’re getting in the Clinique Fresh Pressed system, is a much less stable form of Vitamin C and is why the products require mixing before use to activate.
Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser
This is the first step of the Clinique Fresh Pressed system. The 7-day system comes with 7 sachets of the cleanser and is best used each evening of the 7 days.
As well as 10% Vitamin C, there’s also cleansing Kaolin Clay and clarifying Salicylic Acid.
Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser Full Ingredients List
Maltodextrin, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Cocoy lsethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoycl Turate, Kaolin, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sapindus, Mukurossi Peel Extract, Salicylic Acid, Allyl Methacrylates Crosspolymer, Cyclodextrin, Coconut Acid, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride, water/aqua/eau, disodium EDTA [ILN430340]
Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster
The Fresh Pressed Daily Booster is designed to be worn directly on the skin or mixed with your moisturiser in your hand and applied twice a day over the 7 day course.
As well as Vitamin C, there’s also Molasses to help break up dark marks and pigmentation; Mulberry Root, Scutellaria Extract and Grape further provide protective antioxidants to the skin; Salicylic Acid clarifies and breaks the bonds of dead skin cells; Finally Sucrose, Betain, Algae and Caffeine work to calm the skin providing anti-inflammatory power.
Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster Full Ingredients List
water\aqua\eau, ascorbic acid, glycerin, dimethicone, squalane, butylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, acetyl glucosamine, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, hordeum vulgare (barley) extract\extrait d’orge, morus nigra (mulberry) root extract, molasses extract\saccharum officinarum\extrait de mélasse, laminaria digitata extract, scutellaria baicalensis root extract, acetyl hexapeptide-8, vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract, algae extract, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, alcaligenes polysaccharides, caffeine, sucrose, whey protein\lactis protein\protéine du petit-lait, betaine, salicylic acid, glycine soja (soybean) protein, sodium hyaluronate, caprylyl glycol, sigesbeckia orientalis (st. paul’s wort) extract, bis-peg-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, propylene glycol dicaprate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake, allyl methacrylates crosspolymer, carbomer, glyceryl polymethacrylate, tromethamine, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, peg-8, polysorbate 20, sodium citrate, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol