Beauty // Starting The Day With Clinique

Say farewell to your out-of-bed-face: Clinique has created a whole range of skincare products to get your face ready for the day. The Clinique Pep-Start collection contains a cleanser, a moisturizer, a day cream and an eye cream.

My skin is quite dramatic; always has been and always will be. Clinique's products are all allergy tested and are 100% fragrance free, which is a huge plus for my sensitive skin. Did you know that their final products are tested 12 times on 600 people? If one of those 7200 people gets an allergic reaction, Clinique re-evaluates the product and its formula, until they have reached perfection. I don't think that I need to explain myself on why my bathroom shelves are dominated by Clinique products, now do I?

The whole Pep-Start routine takes up a maximum of 5 minutes, making it the perfect skincare routine for those who don't have a lot of time in the morning. Curious to find out more? Keep on reading after the jump!


* The Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Cleanser (125 ml) sells for € 20,15.
* The Clinique Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturizer SPF 20 sells for € 22,75 (30 ml) or € 31 (50 ml).
* The Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer sells for € 22,75 (30 ml) or € 31 (50 ml).
* The Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream (15 ml) sells for € 26,79.

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The Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser is a freshening gel, scrub like formula, which cleanses and exfoliates the skin at once. It removes dirt, impurities and tallow and thanks to the triple exfoliation, it leaves you with a clean and soft skin which is make up ready. The formula is soft enough to use twice a day. Apply a  walnut sized amount onto your damp hands, massage and let it foam on your face. Rinse with lukewarm water afterwards. Be sure to avoid the eye area.


Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Sucrose, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Bamboo Stem Extract, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Salicylic Acid, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Laureth-2, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Sulfate, Carbomer, Monosodium Citrate, Disodium Edta, Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Orange 4 (CI 15510), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Red 4 (CI 14700)

The Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturizer SPF 20 is a day cream which protects your skin against the sun, which is always a plus in my eyes. It provides UVA/UVB sun protection thanks to the chemical (ray absorbing) and physical (ray reflecting) sun filters. My skin's very pale, meaning that I have to be careful when it comes to the sun, so this cream is definitely one of my favorites. I apply it in the morning and it gets absorbed by the skin very quickly, leaving my skin super soft and make up ready.


Not mentioned on the packaging.

If I notice that my skin is oily and shiny in the morning, I use the Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer instead. It focuses on the pores and imperfections on the skin and contains a 'matte hydration' thanks to the new Hydroblur technology. It can be used in three different ways: 

* As a make up base;
* For a perfectioned skin without make up;
* Or to do small corrections, leaving you with a perfect skin all day long.

Like I said before: I use it in the morning if I notice that my skin is shining like a mofo or in the evening, before I go to bed (it can be used for both morning and evening). 


Not mentioned on the packaging.

My personal holy grail for those puffy eyes in the morning: the Pep-Start Eye Cream. Even though it can also be used after you've done your make up, I prefer to apply it before. The ball shaped applicator decreases the puffy bags underneath your eyes and gives you a fresh and awakened feeling and look. It's the perfect solution after having to get up after a short night with lack of sleep. It fights the signs of stress, fatigue and insomnia with a mix of 7 peptides, keeping the collagen on point and boosting the skin. I think this is my favorite product out of the whole bunch! 

P.S.: To apply the eye cream, you have to pull the ball shaped applicator. It took me quite some time to figure this out, lol. 


* Cafeïne and Melasse for clear, illuminating eyes, creating an awakened look;
* Shea Butter to boost the skin's moisture and a mix of natural moist binders that keep the moist into the skin;
* Whey Protein and Soybeans Protein to make the contours of the eyes healthier, smoother and clearer.

That's it for my current skin routine!
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  1. looks like some good products
    I really like that eye cream

    Polished Cats

  2. I love the packaging of these! The eye cream sounds like the kind of thing I need too, help me look a little more awake in the mornings haha!

    Hope you are having a lovely week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  3. Wow you've been blogging for so long!!! You look really lovely. You will like to see more fun from here.

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  5. The eye cream sounds like the sort of thing I require as well, help me look somewhat more wakeful in the mornings haha! Samish leather


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