Clinique - Turnaround Instant Facial


Turnaround Instant Facial

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In five minutes this high-performance facial delivers all the radiance and smoothness of microdermabrasion, with significantly less irritation and stress to skin. Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial promotes surface cell turnover on multiple levels to instantly unveil skin that's fresher, more vibrant and even-toned. Oil free. Use 2-3 times a week for an instant brightness boost. This product replaces Clinique Turnaround 15 Minute Facial


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A superficial mask that is not really beneficial for your skin.

This mask is ok but it is incredibly superficial and overpriced. The light exfoliation is probably perfect for sensitive skin but if your going to compare the results to microdermabrasion then you better be able to backup the claim.

After use my skin feels slightly smoothed but quite dry. Also the shimmer effect is disgraceful. When I spend $70 on a product I expect the ingredients to be beneficial to my skin not superficial. Another overpriced dud from Clinique.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by Shopaholic35.



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Not sure if this is right for me

I have used this product twice and both times it caused my skin to break out. I have normal/combination skin, so perhaps this isn't right for my skin type or perhaps I used it wrong.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by Ellyloves.



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Why does it leave a shimmer behind?

If I was after something that gave me an instant cell renewal, AVON's product which is similar to a professional microdermabrasion does the job for nearly half the price. My skin didn't feel as amazing as I hope it would be and I didn't like the shimmer in the product. I like the packaging though.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by Floreview.



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It's not often I rave about a product to my friends but I do about this product...

My skin feels incredible after using this (especially paired with the Turnaround serum) and I like the way it's a mask but also a killer exfoliant.

Unlike others, the "glitter" doesn't bother me and it's not even glitter, more like a luminous shimmer.

One gripe is how expensive it is (double the US$ price!) and for that reason I wouldn't use it the recommended 2-3 times per week. Still cheaper than microdermabrasian I guess and no downtime or redness.

Highly recommended.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by Kristie_.



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Brilliant product, one of the best

This is an unusual, but brilliant mask.

It is applied as a thin layer, and you don't need to use much product. Immediately you can feel it start to take effect. It can take a bit of time to remove, so don't hurry the process, but it's more than worth the effort - after using this, my skin feels so very soft & looks healthy & radiant all over, including my sensitive tzone area. I love it - can't recommend it enough

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by Linda_Vesinger.



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B-in-B 2012

Turnaround Instant Facial really is like an instant facial in 5 minutes, which is great for when you are pressed for time. It contains some glittery bits, which can be a little hard to rinse off, but I can't hold this against the product, as it gives me such great results!
It gives the skin a really thorough polish, leaving behind softer and smoother skin and gives me a "glow". The other great thing about it is when Clinique have their gift with purchase offer, this product is enough to qualify for the gift, as you usually need to spend over $60, meaning you also get the chance to try a nice little selection of Clinique's other products too! This is a staple in my bathroom.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by notsojayne.

Stay C


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Best in Beauty 2012

Clinique's Instant Turnaround Facial is one of my all-time favourite face care products that leaves my face smooth, soft and supple.

This product is an exfoliating mask that you apply to your face for five minutes, so it can chemically exfoliate, before gentling working over your skin so that the lovely little exfoliating beads can do their thing and manually exfoliate. You can use as little or as much pressure as needed to clear pores and remove dead skin cells. I'll admit to being an over-scrubber so I am a little red after use but if I was more gentle then that wouldn't be an issue, I just can't help it if I'm using a manual exfoliant, I must SCRUB!!!

This product is oil free which is great for my combination skin plus there is no noticeable scent which anyone who has read any of my reviews will know is very important to me when choosing products, I'm so sensitive to scents that sometimes I may find a product that works fantastically but I can't use it because the smell gives me a headache or even worse, a migraine. I should also add that it's a pale blue, kind of like a lighter version of the tube colour which I find rather interesting, atleast you can see where you've applied it.

While not the cheapest exfoliant on the market, $68 for 75ml, a little really does go a long way. I have spent plenty of money on cheaper products only to find that the exfoliating beads are way too large and sometimes quite sharp so they really scratch my skin or the complete opposite where I can't even tell there's an exfoliant in there somewhere, either way they just end up gathering dust in my bathroom reminding me how much money I've wasted.

The only negative things I have to say about this product are that it comes in a screw-top tube, I really wish these companies would realise that flip-top is sooooo much easier in the bathroom, and that for some strange reason it contains tiny, little, glitter particles which can take a bit of rinsing off. Maybe that's not a bad thing as you know once the glitter is gone then so is all of the product...... maybe..... It really has me baffled why they've added the glitter and as annoyingas it is it's still not bad enough to take away a star from my rating. I just have to remember not to use it first thing in the morning unless I've got plenty of time to get rid of the glitter, I like to shine and not sparkle through the day.

If you're looking for a product that's both a chemical and manual exfoliant yet is gentle and easy to use then Turnaround Instant Facial is definitely for you.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by Stay C.



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Best in Beauty 2012

I was introduced to Clinique Turnaround Instant Facial thanks to a Beauty Heaven trial. I am so appreciative, as it remains one of my favourite facial masks.
This mask comes in a 50 ml tube that is easy to manage and extract the product from, which is almost the consistency of a paste, with obvious exfoliating granules to the touch. It was easy to apply a thin layer of product to the face.
There is a slight smell, that is quite pleasant, though I had to put the tube close to my nose to notice the scent. I also noticed a slight cooling sensation after application.
I love how this mask combines both physical and chemical exfoliation. It's a mask and an exfoliator in one. Five minutes is all you need for a full treatment!!
The mask contains small exfoliating beads, that are massaged over the skin, as the mask is being rinsed off, along with the dead skincells. It does take some time to wash off, but this only adds to the benefits of exfoliating the skin.
I was skeptical that using a product for 5 minutes would deliver results. But boy was I wrong!! My skin felt so smooth and looked radiant. The ugly bumps of problem skin were dramatically reduced, leaving bright, velvety soft skin. All this after just one application and without being as harsh as micro-dermabrasion. So my face clearly showed the results of exfoliation without the redness or irritation that can occur with many exfoliators.
During the trial, I decided to test this mask. I normally mask once a week, but tried twice. The result was remarkable, it definately is gentle enough to use more than once a week, there was no sign of irritation, and I realised just how much my skin benefited from a couple of good scrubs a week. Due to my age, my skin does not rid itself of dead skincells as often as it used to, so this product definately hurries the process along, revealing fresher more glowing skin. Another test was leaving the mask on for longer than the recommended time. I chose to leave it on for half an hour, yes, I was living dangerously!! After scrubbing the mask off, I was surprised to see that there was not even any redness or soreness, no irritation at all. In fact, this is how long I'm going to continue to keep the mask on in future, as the results were even more pronounced. It really is amazing, and convenient, as I know that if I don't have the luxury of extra time, I will still benefit from leaving it on for the 5 minutes that is recommended.
The only reason I gave it 4 stars and not 5, is because of the glitter in this product, it's not necessary, as the skin produces its own glow, without the need for glitter. To overcome this minor"problem" this product can be simply applied at night, and a shower in the morning will remove any unwanted glitter. Other than this small inconvenience, I am a very happy customer, and would definately recommend this product to family and friends.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by IndieAna.



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Glosscars BIB 2012 :)

I love this stuff! After using it my skin looks and feels so much younger. It just feels so smooth, like a baby's bottom! My skin looks like it's had an old layer completely removed and a new layer has emerged from underneath. I only use it once a week though as I feel that the recommended usage of 2-3 times a week is a bit too harsh for my skin and I also do not want to waste it.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by AsheKBabe1992.



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The only mask I ever use now

I must say I was a little reluctant to pay to money but WOW it is worth it. I found I didn't need to apply much of the mask so it will go along way which is how i justified the price. I apply a small amount in the shower and just let it sit for 5 mins then when I'm about to wash it off I rub it in soft small circular motions and viola! It leaves my skin so soft and smooth. I wouldn't rub the mask hard as it is quite a rough scrub and could easily make your skin sore. On the bacl of the paclaging it reccomends to use it 2-3 times a week, but i would only use once a week to once a fortnight. Even tho I'm 20 I found this product to be very beneficial just for the exfoliating properties as I do suffer from a bit of dry skin.

Read the full review of Turnaround Instant Facial by Hayley_22.

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