Review – Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus
Now that summer’s over, you’re going to see skincare brands push products like the Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus quite a lot over the next few months. Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus is a serum that promises to undo the damage done to skin through constant UV exposure. Now, if you used sunscreen every day you wouldn’t need this but these products are there for people who have realised that they’ve done some serious damage over the years.
Let’s get to it!
New Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector. Visibly reduces lines and wrinkles whilst repairing UV / Photo damage to the skin and improves texture for a smoother, younger looking appearance.
Prevents future damage and encourages cellular repair, promoting healthy elastin and collagen in skin. Adds vibrancy, luminosity and improves texture.
For best results use after your daily Repairwear Lift Day and Night creams. Suitable for all skin types.
- It moisturises your skin very well thanks to the combination of silicone, water and hyaluronic acid. Because your skin is so hydrated, any wrinkles caused by dryness will begin to look less pronounced quite quickly.
- It contains retinyl palmitate (a form of retinol) in a decent concentration, enough to give it some anti-ageing clout. It also contains peptides to help with anti ageing but not very much of them.
- It contains a mild level of anti-oxidants which will help protect from future sun damage to the skin.
- It doesn’t contain much of anything other than moisturising agents and a medium amount of retinol. There isn’t enough retinol to make it a powerful anti-ageing serum, no exfoliating agents to help brighten up the skin and not enough tone-correcting ingredients to do a good job at fading hyperpigmentation and sun spots. As a ‘UV Damage and Wrinkle Corrector’, it’s pretty average.
- I had someone test this for a while and while their skin definitely looked more moisturised (making the dry lines look less apparent), there was no real reduction in sun damage or wrinkles.
Overall: For £35 (from Boots), I was expecting something more than a moisturising serum with an average amount of anti-ageing ingredients thrown in. I thought this would aim to fade sun damage but the tone-correcting ingredients in this aren’t good enough or in high enough of a concentration to work. It’s not bad but it’s not as impressive as the name ‘Repairwear Laser Focus’ suggests. I’ll be writing a post soon about how you can undo summer damage to your skin so keep an eye out for that!