Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum: Review

Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum: Review

It’s no secret that I’m always on the lookout for a product that will magically make my skin look like I’m 25 again. I’ve been testing out the new Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum for the last few weeks to see if it does the trick.

The Background on Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum

The ingredient label on the serum reads like a greatest hits list in skincare: vitamin C, licorice extract, caffeine, hyaluronic acid, peptides, salicylic acid…they’re all there and more. As you might guess, it took Clinique a long time, five years to be exact, to nail this formula down. It holds a whopping 37 patents!

Clinique created this serum to fight all the signs of aging from the ones you have, to the ones you don’t see but are lurking under the surface to the ones you don’t have. It promises to:

  • soothe inflammation
  • even skin tone
  • erase dark spots
  • brighten skin
  • soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • firm skin
  • hydrate skin

You apply it after you wash and before your moisturize, as you normally would a serum.

My Results with Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum

I’ve been using the serum for two weeks and my skin feels softer and looks noticeably brighter. I’m still waiting for my brown spots to lighten (after trying every treatment under the sun, including some lasers, I’m resigned to the fact that that may never happen) and would like to see some of my skin redness fade. I don’t have many noticeable fine lines or wrinkles (thank you, Botox!) so I can’t speak to those concerns.

I am very impressed with what other reviewers have to say about it on the Sephora site. You’ll read comments like, “My little miracle,” “It changed my skin. Period.” and “Holy. Perfection.”

With a price of $59.50 for 30 ml, it’s worth adding the Clinque Smart Custom Repair Serum to your regular skincare routine.

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