Clinique Super City Block

 

 

 

What is it?

An oil-free sunblock for the face that protects the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as well as damaging free radicals. SPF40.

 

The Review:

This product, as with all Clinique products is allergy tested and fragrance free. This goes on nicely and doesn’t make my skin shiny at all. The high SPF means its great all year round, especially in the height of summer, but remember lovelies! Winter sun can be just as damaging to your skin!

This product is great for the beach or for every day wear with no make up but I found that when I used it under my foundation I didn’t like the finish as much. My foundation didn’t blend as well and was rather difficult to work with which was not appreciated! I use the Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation or the Lancome Teint Miracle and it didn’t work brilliantly for me under either. That’s not to say that it won’t under other foundations but be aware it may change the finish for you like it did with me.

Now, when I say it didn’t work brilliantly under my foundation, I’m not saying it looked bad because it absolutely didn’t. I just didn’t like the fact that it changed the way my foundation felt and looked, it was different than it normally feels and to me, I choose a foundation for the finish and how it looks on my skin. To put something on underneath it to find my normal make up was different over the top was just a little disappointing.

Normally I expect a primer (which is what it says it can be used as on the tube) to make my make up go on different but obviously in a smoother, very positive way. The change this made to my foundation was not positive as it was harder to work with.

 

Worth the Money?

This retails at £15.50 for 40ml of product which is a fair amount for the price you are paying (bearing in mind this a high end skincare and cosmetics brand).

If you burn in the sun or have oily skin this is ideal as its protects the skin fully and is non-greasey. Great all year round and will go under make up, although it may change the finish.

For the price and the size of the tube it’s a great product if you’re concerned about sun damage or all the pollution from city living.

This is available from department stores, online stores and from the official clinique website:

http://www.clinique.co.uk/products/1661/Sun/Sun-Protection/index.tmpl?77tadunit=e96f9bf6&77tadvert=5089434780&77tkeyword=clinique%20super%20city%20block&77tentrytype=s&cm_mmc=google-_-search-_-brand-_-clinique%20super%20city%20block&gclid=CKTe1NKd47MCFSbMtAod0EcA8A

PS. Other online stores do stock this product so shop around for a better deal or if you have a beauty card with Debenhams you may as well get it in there to get some beauty points!

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