This is the last step in the Clinique 3-Step system, and it is moisturizing. It is split into two different moisturizers, gel and lotion, depending on the oiliness of your skin. The gel is supposedly oil-free to help with oiler skin. I suspect that the Clinique lady may have been wrong when she profiled me as a III rather than a I, but regardless, I’m using the gel. This came in a 4.2 oz container, and cost $24.
Packaging: This product comes in a small rectangular prism shaped container with a small pump at the top. It is very easy to use, and I like it. It is also very stylish and elegant. Overall, very nice packaging.
Application: Pump out a little moisturizer onto your hands and smooth over your entire face and neck. Pretty straightforward, you don’t really need the instructions to understand it.
Smell: This one has a slightly minty sort of scent, but it is not offending at all. It is very light and hard to detect. I don’t think there will be any problems with sensitivity for this one.
Functionality: There is one thing that I love about this gel, and that it is Clinique has made this an oil-free option. I see too many moisturizers that end up making your face feel oily and shiny after use. That is not the point of a moisturizer! A moisturizer should provide moisture to the skin, while maintaining a balance. I like that this is oil-free. That being said, because it is oil-free, I don’t see too much real moisturizing going on. Yes, there is a little bit, and maybe that’s enough for oily skin, but if you have combination oily/dry skin, I think you could run into problems choosing between the gel and lotion.
Otherwise, I like it, but I feel that since it is the most expensive of the 3-steps, and contains the least amount of product, it is not really worth it. There are tons of moisturizers out there. There’s no need to restrict yourself to this one. Try some others out before you decide. It may work for you, and that’s great, but I probably will not repurchase.