September 28, 2011
Anyway, I am deeply distressed by the news that Clinique is planning to discontinue their Turnaround Concentrate from their product line up this coming fall. I was suffering from awful breakouts in June and was in the doldrums of despair.
“I think,” my mother said calmly one day, “you need a new serum and moisturiser. Whatever you are using seems to be absolute crap.”
I laughed and agreed. I always had Clinique Turnaround Concentrate on my list after reading a review by Belledemoiselle so I hopped out and bought it. Salicylic acid has always been one of my favourite zit-busting products and it was a while since I bought an exfoliating serum.
Three days later, most of my breakouts had dried up and the initial redness was gone. It has been a few months since then and I can honestly say that I can see a difference in my skin. Barring hormonal breakouts, my skin does seem clearer and the acne scars lighter. When I am travelling and forget to bring Turnaround Concentrate with me, my skin deteriorates and becomes dull with congested pores.
The war on acne really is a constant battle.
Used sparingly i.e. half a pump each time, I think the large 50ml bottle can last for over 4 months, even when used day and night. I usually use half a pump in the morning and a full pump at night as my skin looks radiant the next morning. It has been over 3 months and I think there is still enough for another 1.5 months.
Seeing how Clinique is going to discontinue my new favourite, it looks like I should stock up on 1 or 2 bottles. Unfortunately, stocking up isn’t going to be cheap as the 50ml bottle retails for RM250. There is a smaller 30ml bottle but I have forgotten the price. Happily, Strawberrynet.com sells it for cheaper at around RM190 but it looks like there is going to be a mad rush for it once word of its discontinuation gets out.
Grab it while you can!
Update 28/9/2011: I wrote this post one and half weeks ago and since then, my local Clinique SA has informed me that Turnaround is being discontinued temporarily. It will be relaunched at the end of October/ early November (confirmed by ParisB as well, thanks). Also, yay for Sabahans, there will be a launch party here as well so we can stop grumbling about how Peninsular Malaysians get all the fun.