CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40 REVIEW

Sunscreen is something I use every day, irrespective of the season and whether I am staying indoors or outdoors. I have used lotus 3-in-1 matte look sun screen for years and wanted to desperately switch to some high-end brand like Clinique. Clinique is well known for their fragrance-free products that suit all skin types including oily and sensitive skin. I don’t really have sensitive skin, but my skin is behaving a little weird these days like breaking out when I use some product! I had trust on Clinique products (thanks to the hype) and it did live up to its claims and did not break me out at all! So here is a detailed review of Clinique Super City Block Spf 40:

CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40 REVIEW
CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

Remarkably sheer, weightless formula contains high-level SPF sun protection plus a boosted level of antioxidants. Provides added hours of protection from UVA/UVB rays and environmental aggressors. Slips on easily, absorbs quickly. Safe for the delicate eye area.

MY TAKE ON CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40:

Packaging: The sunscreen comes in a long and sleek plastic tube form which looks really sophisticated. The tube is pastel green in colour with plastic silver shiny screw-cap. The cap fits properly and there is no leakage if you carry it around in your hand bag.

CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40 REVIEW
CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40

Texture: The sunscreen is oil-free and light weight. It has more of a gel texture than being creamy which I like. Texture is very smooth and gets easily absorbed into the skin after little massaging.

Shade: Unlike most sunscreens, this one is lightly tinted which brightens up your face; although do not expect any coverage since it is lightly tinted just like any other tinted moisturizer.

Fragrance: like I previously mentioned, Clinique products are fragrance-free!

How I use and after-effects: I take a tiny amount on my finger, about a peanut size amount and dot my entire face, including around the eyes (since it is safe to use around the delicate eye area). I simply blend the sunscreen using fingers and I am good to go. I wait or few seconds for the sunscreen to set and use a compact powder over it.

CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40
CLINIQUE SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40

When I first used this sunscreen, I was not happy as I could see white cast and it felt a bit heavy on my face. But after few minutes the white cast vanishes completely and face becomes matte; you won’t feel anything on your face! My face felt quite moisturized yet shine-free the entire-day; quite literally! I have oily skin and I couldn’t see any shininess on my T-zone at all. It is rainy season here but still has strong sunlight when it is not raining, my skin did not tan even a bit.

PROS:
Travel friendly
Light weight
No white cast
Moisturizes face
Will suit all skin types
Classy packaging
Did not break me out

CONS:
A bit pricy for a sunscreen (it’s worth it though)
Available only in stores (Sephora and Clinique)

 

PRICE: INR 2150 for 40 ml

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