So I have finished my trial of the 3 step skin care routine by Clinique
and thought now is the time to post my results, initially I stated I would post after three months
had past but I have now completed the facial wash and the moisturiser twice over
and don't plan on re-purchasing so it was now or never!

Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Mild - Dry/Combination Skin (Step 1)
I do really like this facial wash and found it gentle enough to use both morning and night.
I never experienced any drying out of the skin nor tightness,
I found it to remove my make-up (eye make-up aside) with ease.
I finished my sample - full size bottle and have re-bought once and again finished said bottles
and over the course of nearly three months never experienced any problems what so ever.
Why am I not repurchasing at the moment?
I have been bowled over by Bioderma Micellaire Solution and enjoy being able to use one 
product to remove every element of make-up and the includes waterproof mascara
but as far as gentle facial washes go I do rate this quite highly!

Clinique Clarifying Lotion - Dry/Combination Skin (Step 2)
Like most I found this too harsh on my skin,
it left my face raw and red after a few uses so I never really made much of a dent in this bottle
and needless to say have not repurchased.
I know from previous posts that this works wonderfully for some and not so much with the rest.
I fall into the later category, though it has been mentioned that there is a gentler alcohol free version
that may be less harsh but having not tested it I can't comment.
This is the one product I do really rate and wouldn't not repurchase
or be tempted to try again but that is just my personal opinion.

Clinique Dramatically different Moisturising Lotion - Dry/Dry Combination Skin (Step 3)
For me this is the stand out product and one I will continue to repurchase as it is a great moisturiser.
It is light and non-greasy hydrates the skin all the while being gentle 
but is effective enough to use as a night cream if you should wish to do so.
The sample I was sent did not suit my skin type so I purchased the gel version which is for oily skin.
If you have oily skin you will know how difficult it is to find a moisturiser that delivers light 
hydration that does not overwhelm the skin making a bad situation worse!
Well Clinique Dramatically different Moisturising Gel is great as it does give light moisture,
feels light on the skin and does not clog or make the skin oilier than it already is.
Out of the three products this is the one I rate the highest and do highly recommend.

So I bet you are wondering if my skin improved while using this three step programme?
Well yes and no, for a short while when using step 2 my skin took a turn for the worse
and was quite sore and angry looking but that passed as soon as I discontinued using the Clarifying Lotion.
I don't really feel the Liquid Soap affected my skin one way or the other which is pretty good
as my skin can be irritated quite easily so to not react reinforces how gentle it is.
The one product that I would say improved my skin was the moisturising gel
as it seemed to calm done the oil production on the t-zone of my skin,
resulting in less shine and blemishes!

Have you tried the Clinique 3 Step Skin Care routine?
Did it work for you?

You can purchase all the products mentioned in this post via Clinique - link

Post contains some PR samples but I did also buy replacements of said products
as this feature was reviewed over a pro-longed period of time.