Clinique is a high end brand which is well known and trusted for it's allergy tested and fragrance free skincare and make-up products. I kindly received Clinique's Sparkle Skin body exfoliating cream as a Christmas present, for which I am very grateful!
The obvious thing we all do with any cream product we are trying out for the first time, is of course open it up to smell it. I wasn't sure what to expect as I haven't much experience of fragrance free products (other than face wipes) before. The smell is hard to describe but definitely pleasant, very fresh and almost minty which seems to compliment the light blue colour if that makes any sense!
The cream is full of very fine granules, which I much prefer to creams with larger granules that can feel scratchy when rubbed onto the skin. It also still feels consistently grainy when spread further over the skin, whereas in other exfoliators and scrubs the granules either melt or spread so far apart that you constantly need to apply more. It rinses off easily without leaving visible granules in the bathtub which is another plus.
The best thing about it is that it actually lathers up on wet skin so you feel like it is really cleansing as well as exfoliating. When rubbed in it has a kind of cooling effect on the skin which I like as it adds the refreshing feeling. After using it my skin definitely feels a lot softer. I will be using this tonight to exfoliate to make sure my skin is prepped before starting my fake tanning routine leading up to the weekend. Overall I would definitely recommend this product if you are looking for a thick, creamy exfoliator with fine granules.
This 250ml tub is priced at £20 from the Clinique website, find it here!.
Have you used any Clinique products? What would you recommend? xox