Guest Review – Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus (midway)

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 2 - 2010

Back in September, I chose a reader to trial and review the new Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus – Wrinkle and UV Damage Corrector which had been picking up some rather fabulous reviews across the blogosphere.  Helen kindly agreed to provide us with two reviews…. one partway through her trial and another once she’d completed the 12 weeks.

Today, I’d like to share her thoughts on the product that she’s been using for the past 4/5 weeks.

Take it away Helen…


Okay – so Charlotte very kindly chose me to review this product – many thanks Charlotte.

First impressions: Nice solid glass bottle with pipette type dispenser.  Product itself is a milky fluid – 100% fragrance free and allergy tested.  Love the bottle – looks and feels like it knows what it’s doing.  Slight drawback in that you can’t see how much product you’ve got left at a glance but I’m only about halfway through so should last til the end of this review.

What it promises: ‘striking improvements in as little as 4 weeks’… how does it do this… who cares…. oh, hang on… you do… let me quote… with ‘high-level peptides to boost the production of natural collagen’ and a ‘patented enzyme blend that works to mend visible UV damage’  So in just four weeks I should notice a ‘striking reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

What it’s up against: 45 year old mother of two who, although not a sun worshipper, wasn’t particularly good at applying facial sunscreen in her younger years and has only recently seen the error of her ways.   I also wear contacts so my delicate eye area is probably suffering a bit more wear and tear than it should.  I think the ‘before’ photo probably speaks for itself… (viewers of a nervous disposition may wish to look away!)

Usage: 3 to 4 drops to face and around eye area – twice a day.  Product is easy to apply via the pipette, and sinks into skin quickly.  Left my skin immediately feeling smoother and moisturised.  Have to say at this point I was pleasantly surprised as I wasn’t expecting my skin to feel so much better so quickly – but there was a distinct improvement in the texture and appearance after only a few days.

After four weeks – well….I do still have wrinkles/lines… BUT I would swear they are greatly improved in just this short time… please bear in mind the ‘after’ photo was taken after a very hectic weekend of late nights but even then I think you can see a difference.


Thanks Helen, sounding really promising!  Can’t wait to hear your final thoughts once you’ve completed the trial and thanks for being our guinea pig!

Clinique’s Repairwear Laser Focus – Wrinkle and UV Damage Correcter is priced at £35.00 a bottle and available online or on counters nationwide.

12 Responses to “Guest Review – Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus (midway)”

  1. tgz says:

    Looks very promising!

  2. ashley says:

    that looks amazing. do you think in the 1st photo she could have been blinking/squiting/smiling – there is such a vast improvement in the 2nd photo I’m wondering if somehow the 1st was taken in a different pose that could have scrunched up the skin more…if not, this stuff is a miracle and I definitely want to check it out :)

  3. Tracy S says:

    I agree with Ashley-are you squinting in that 1st photo? The poses don’t match too well.

  4. I don’t think that Helen is squinting… her eyelid or nose doesn’t appear to have any tell tale creases… but I think you’re right that she may be smiling in that first one?

    I’ll ask her if she can do a smiling “now” picture yes?

    It’s not easy to take photos over a month apart and keep the same poses mind, trust me! LOL

  5. Elsie Barley says:

    If this is as good as it looks, there will be a stampede! I have been waiting for Helen’s report with keen anticipation and purse at the ready!!!

  6. ashley says:

    That would be great if Helen could take another picture with her smiling because I do think she is smiling in the 1st pic. then we can really see a good comparison. I do understand it’s hard to get the poses the same, and I really appreciate Helen doing this review :)

  7. Alla says:

    and you guys are forgetting the power of photography, as Lipglossiping should know herself. These two photos are taken in completely different lighting conditions therefore can not be compared.

  8. Hi Alla,

    No one is forgetting anything…

    I’ve already emailed and asked Helen a couple of days ago if she would mind taking another photo to get the pose/lighting as simillar to the first as possible.

    I can’t force anyone to do anything though… what would you like me to do? Remove the photos?

  9. Right… I’ve removed the 2nd photo.

    I try not to interfere with guest reviews, that’s kinda the whole point of them… but I’m not comfortable with the inference that I should know better.

    I do understand your concerns and as I’ve said, can only request an additional photo… if I get one, I shall update.

  10. Nazia says:

    I haven’t read the review as I’m not really interested in the serum, but I just had to let you know about something I found hilarious.

    An over eager sales lady for Clinique sold one of these to my 20 year old male friend! I couldn’t stop laughing when he told me! Why on earth would she flog something like this to a 20 year old?!

    Made me giggle!

  11. ashD says:

    Did Helen ever finish trying the Clinique Laser Repairwear? I keep wondering how it turned out b/c I may want to sample it. thanks! :)

    • Hi Ash, Helen felt that it worked for her but I didn’t post her final review because there was some doubt about how misleading her photos may be (not intentionally) because of unfortunate lighting etc…

      If you want to email me, I can forward you a copy of her post so you can have a read anyway x

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