Clinique has launched a new Clinique ID Custom-Blend Hydrator Collection that includes five different Clinique iD Active Cartridges that allows you to customize the moisturizer of choice. I’m always up for playing Herbert West with beauty. So, of course, my inner mad scientist loves this idea. Some other more logical part of me is thinking it’s a bit of a gimmick…! But let me have my moment in the sun where I can mix a serum with my moisturizer of choice to create some uber fancy moisturizer that probably doesn’t do what it promises.
I’m sorry, don’t kill me all you Clinique fans 🙂 Clinique has my heart when it comes to some of their color cosmetics and they even capture my attention with SOME of their skincare but a lot of it does prove a little disappointing at times and doesn’t quite work the way they promise! For example, I put so much time and effort into Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector it became a career for me. No, seriously, I really put a lot of effort into that product. I applied it religiously every single day and purchased three bottles of it! I was a woman with a mission! I was going to MAKE it work! There were just too many people raving how great it was and I was convinced I was somehow doing something wrong because it sure as hell wasn’t working for me.
Three bottles and $240 dollars later I still had the pesky dark spot I was trying to get rid of on upper cheek bone. I think Clinique’s skincare can be a hit or miss situation for me. To this day I still love Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. But other products, well, sometimes they can be over marketed. And I have my suspicions maybe the Clinique ID Custom-Blend Hydrator Collection might prove a miss but I will be trying none the less because you never know!
Clinique ID Custom-Blend Hydrator Collection is an interesting idea. Basically you’ll choose either Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly or Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion for $25 and one of the new Clinique iD Active Cartridges for $14.
Each Clinique iD Active Cartridge address different issues and there are five total to choose from!
- Lines & Wrinkles (purple): Smooth lines and re-plump
- Uneven Skin Tone (white): Even tone and brighten
- Uneven Skin Texture (blue): Reduce the look of pores and retexturize skin
- Irritation (green): Calm and comfort irritated skin
- Fatigue (orange): Energize and revive glow
Now Ulta sells these separately at the prices I listed above. However, Sephora.com sells them as a set which sets you back a one time price of $39. Either way, you’re paying $39 it’s just that Ulta for some reason has the cartridges as a separate purchase.
At first, I was happy that Ulta had the cartridges separately as I have both a Hydrating Jelly and a Moisturizing Lotion and didn’t need another one. That meant I could spend $14 rather than $39. However, I am little unsure if the cartridge will fit on my current bottle. I did notice that both the jelly and lotion a little cheaper because they are smaller in size as Clinique left room for the cartridge. Where as either one of these formulas is typically 4.2 oz in size and $28 they are now marked down to $25 with and contain 3.9 oz of moisturizer. I’m not sure if the bottle openings are larger to allow for the cartridge to fit into them or if they are fact the same 4.2 oz bottles. That’s sort of my question of the moment since I already have the lotion and jelly and each is half full I am sort of unwilling to buy another one just to use with a cartridge. That would mean I’d have to wait until I use up one of those moisturizers. If in fact, the cartridge does fit over my current bottle I’d be quite happy as I can easily try one of those without spending more money as the cartridges are fairly affordable at $14 each.
Now the real question begs to be answered would be if they actually work…..! I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of this system!