Clinique has really been impressing me with some of their latest product innovations. The newest additions to their skincare arsenal include some new formulations from their Turnaround line.tempFile_2015-05-13-11-01-30[1]

The Turnaround line focuses on lost radiance by addressing all of the issues that can cause it, including dryness and lack of exfoliation. I have used a few products from this line in the past, and while they were not bad formulas, they were not as potent as I needed them to be. I am used to more puissant exfoliation at this point.

Having said that, my curiosity for new products was piqued and I headed over to  Macy’s to check out the new Turnaround additions for myself. There is a new treatment oil, a daytime moisturizer, and a revitalizing lotion. I ended up leaving with the new Turnaround Revitalizing Lotion, which is in essence, an essence!


Essences are fast becoming staples in the everyday skincare routine. I have been using an essence now for about a year, and I do consider it a necessary step now. An essence should be used after cleansing and toning and before any other treatments or moisturizers. Think of it as an after toner.

First impressions:

This lotion has the consistency of a thinner serum. It is fragrance free, oil free, and suitable for all skin types. This formula will treat your skin to some great anti-oxidants, moisturizers, and yeast extracts. Yes you want yeast extracts on your skin! Yeast extracts aids in reducing hyper-pigmentation, increases cell turnover, and  is a very effective humecant thanks to the mixture of sugars and amino acids. Usage is pretty cut and dry, you just shake a few drops from the bottle into the palm of your hand, and pat into your skin. 


The other impressive thing about this product is how much you get for the price. This bottle is huge! You get 6.7 oz. for $34. This will last for quite a while. I will do a more in-depth review after I have used it for a few weeks.

Have you tried this out yet? Do you use an essence in your skincare routine?