The Product: Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector
Size: 1 Fl. Oz.
The Price: $49.50
Back in March 22, 2010, I purchased the Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector. I finished the 1 Fl. Oz. container within 3 months, applying it twice a day, once each morning and night. This product was a bit pricey, retailing at $49.50 and promises a significant reduction in acne scars.
CONS: I have combination skin. I have dryness on certain areas of my face and I do get oily on my t-zone area. I noticed that using just the dark spot corrector does not provide my skin with enough moisture so the moisturizer was a must have for me. The price is not practical for something that may take one or two bottles to work. It does not contain SPF.
The Verdict: For a product that costs $49.50 (before tax) you want it to deliver results. I am sad to say that after finishing the whole container of the Even Better Spot Corrector, I HONESTLY did not see any improvements in the appearance of my acne scars. Perhaps, it takes more than one container to do the job but for the $50 spent I really expected to at least see a smidgen of difference.
I used the Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector along with the Even Better Moisturizer that I received as a GWP (gift with purchase) in hopes that it will add an extra boost of effectiveness towards diminishing my acne scars.
As you can see I barely finished the small tub of moisturizer because a little of this goes a long way. If you put too much, it does leave your skin a bit greasy so be cautious of the amount you put on. This moisturizer does not have any SPF either so I suggest using another product with SPF to put on top of this, if you are going outside.
To Repurchase or Not to Repurchase: No, I would not. I am an avid Clinique user and believer but this just didn't do it for me. This is probably one of those products that I would definitely put on the shelf labeled..."Don't believe the hype." I really wanted this product to work for me because of the money spent but it was definitely a lesson learned that you don't always get quality just because the product is a little pricey.
One thing that I want to emphasize is that everyone is different so my experience may be completely different to yours. Just because it didn't work for me doesn't mean it won't work for you. I suggest trying to get a hold of GWP or maybe just asking a Clinique representative if they can give you a free sample.
A similar product that I've tried is this Proactiv Skin Lightening Lotion. I'm not sure how much this would retail if purchased on it's own because I got this along with my Proactiv kit. QVC is selling it for $21.75.
It has 2% hydroquinone which is the active ingredient. Hydroquinone was actually banned by FDA back in 2006 because they found some evidence that it can act as a cancer causing chemical. After finding this out, I completely stopped use right away that's why the tube still looks new with about 90% of product still remaining in the tube. I can't do an in dept review on this product since I barely used it but there are mix reviews of positives and negatives about this product out in the internet.
I hope this review helps out many of you who are curious about any of the above products. Please feel free to comment or ask questions.