Clinique's Superdefense Triple Action Moisturizer SPF 25 Review

Clinique Superdefense Review

Clinique Superdefense Triple Action Moisturizer with SPF 25 ($39.50)

This is a patent-pending moisturizer that bridges the evolution gap between your skin’s natural defenses and the demands of today’s environment. Helps neutralize the toxic effect of UVA/UVB rays. Helps rebuild skin’s natural defense systems. Scavenges free radicals. Available in Combination Oily to Oily, Dry, and Very Dry formulations.

What makes it worth it: This is a more luxurious, rich facial moisturizer, compared to their Dramatically Different Lotion. I love a rich formula, especially when it sinks into my skin and leaves me feeling velvety soft in little time. Who wants a layer of cream on their face all day, right? I have to admit, the packaging and the technological spiel kind of get my engine revvin’. It comes in a lovely little pot, and even though you always see these containers and go, “That’s all I get?” you have realize that what you do get will last you at least a month, if not more. You can use the product sparingly, because you can stretch out a dab or two quite well. Beyonce moisturizing, Superdefense is meant to address elasticity and firmness problems. I also love that it contains SPF 25–nothing says anti-aging like sunscreen!

Why you might pass on it: You absolutely cannot put this moisturizer on your eyelids! Yes, the instructions indicate this, but unfortunately I had forgotten during an application and merely put it all over my face, and this was not a good mistake to make. So while I get a product that gives me sun protection as well as great moisturizing effects, I cannot use this on my eyes, which means I have to find something that I can. Sure, your eyelids may not need moisture, but what about some SPF? Also, with a product like this, sensitive skin may find it too much to handle, since it’s obviously not conducive to the sensitive skin on eyelids, I’d recommend doing a patch test, first (which the directions may tell you–read those, too!).

Find this product at Clinique counters, boutiques, as well as www.clinique.com and www.nordstrom.com.

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Thank you for doing a review on this! I’ve always been interested in Clinique’s skin care line because of the wide range of products they have for different skin types, but never bought any of their products yet. With this review, I can narrow it down to the products that seem right for me (I have very sensitive skin, so I know that this product isn’t for me.) Thank you again and keep doing what you do! =)

Hey Kim! It’s my pleasure. Clinique is an excellent brand for skin care, so I hope you can find a few to suit your sensitive skin!

Out of curiousity, what happened to your eyelids when you applied it there on accident? Did they burn/itch? I don’t have sensative skin, but I do have dry skin &I’ve been looking for a great moisturizer than not only deeply moisturizes, but also firms. Do you think this might be a good choice? Thanks!

They just burned pretty badly. They instantly started to burn, so I immediately washed my face off.

This would be a good choice for you!

I use Superdefense (for oily skin) religiously and I only go through about 3 tubs a year. Since it has SPF I use it as my morning moisturizer, and it a) doesn’t break me out and b) gives adequate sun protection.

I’ve never tried putting it on my eyes, and now I will be extra careful not too!

Three tubs isn’t bad at ALL! THat’s quite good, actually 🙂

I didn’t mean to, I was just like, “OH NO!” as soon as I realized it (which was then accompanied by “OW, OW, OW!”).

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