Monday, 10 October 2016

100 days with Clinique 3-Step Skincare System

I never thought that I could actually use a skincare range of products for such a long period of time (100 days to be precise) because my skin never works well on a lot of skincare products. As y'all know, I had a super duper bad skin condition since secondary school. I used to thought that using different brands of products in my skincare routine is not a big deal (like all the beauty Youtubers, y'know?), but the the Clinique's 3-Step Skincare System proved me wrong.

4 months ago, the Butterfly Project sent me to visit Clinique's store in Penang to let the professional skin consultant pick my version of 3-Step Skincare System (which basically is the oily skin range) and I'll need to share my testimonial in my Instagram after using it for a month. So I took this chance to really get myself used to only a brand of skincare in my daily routine, cause why not since I don't have to spend a cent on them, and if they don't work again, I'll just give it to someone else.

I've actually shared my testimonial in my Instagram after using it for a month:
Every time when people asked me "What brand of skincare products are you using?", and I would feel very embarrassed to answer them because I always mixed different brands of skincare to use. I KNOW. ONE BRAND IS BETTER THAN MIXING DIFFERENT BRANDS, don't remind me anymore please. But I was too afraid to make a decision. I was afraid that what if the brand I chose doesn't work well on my skin again?! I don't even dare to see doctor for my skin anymore cause it never work for me! Until last month, I decided to give @Clinique's most basic skincare range a try because I really wanted to make a difference! I dare to try this range of product because it has been available in the market since the brand launched years ago, plus it's fragrance-less! Of course I'm sharing this post because I'm loving these 3 babies very much! It's like I MUST CLEANSE MY SKIN WITH IT NOW whenever I saw it! My skin has gone so much better since I started using it in July. If you asked which is my favourite among these 3, honestly, I can't tell. They just magically improved my skin in just a month time, and I've forgotten when was the last time I got new zits! Thank you #Clinique for the awesome products! Let me know if you guys want a full overview and review post on these products in my blog! #butterflymsia #differencemaker #nicoleyiereview
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So now I decided to share my review on all 3 products in my blog after 100 days! As you can tell already, it's a positive review because my skin has improved, and that's why I'm sharing them here!

In case you don't know, the 3-Step Skincare System has been in the market since Clinique was founded in 1967 (almost 50 years man!). They are the most basic skincare that everyone needs it everyday. They ranged from very mild to moisturizing depending on your skin type.

First day of usage: 1 July 2016
The 100th day: 8 October 2016

The products I got here are all for my combination-oily skin. It's recommended that you visit the Clinique store to get the one that suits your skin, or refer their website here for the summary of the products.


Name: Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula
Volume: 200ml
Price: RM97.00
Benefits: Thorough cleansing leaves skin feeling fresh and clean.
Skin Types: Combination Oily to Oily skin

The first step in Clinique's 3-Step Skin Care System. All the benefits of Clinique's dermatologist-developed Facial Soap in a liquid formula. Cleanses without stripping protective lipids. Preps skin for the exfoliating action of Clarifying Lotion. Convenient pump dispenses just the right amount.

My Thoughts:
I personally love love love love this cleanser so much! It feels so 'healthy' to my skin as it doesn't have any fragrance nor bad smell, it just... doesn't have any smell. The texture (refer image above) is like a light liquid gel. It does form soap kind of foam when you lather it, and it just feel nice on the skin. After the cleansing, my skin feels smooth and doesn't feel dry at all.

After 100 days, I've only used half (about 100ml), which means this whole bottle can last me for about 200 days (more than half a year).

Exfoliate (Toner)

Volume: 200ml
Price: RM95.00 (RM158.00 for 400ml)
Benefits: Liquid Exfoliation - Sweeps away dulling flakes, excess oil to help keep skin clear.
Skin Types: 3 - Combination Oily

Step 2 in Clinique's 3-Step Skin Care System-and the difference-maker for great skin. Gentle exfoliating lotion developed by Clinique's dermatologists de-flakes to reveal clearer skin. Smooths the way for moisture. Formulas for oilier skin help sweep away oil, maintain clearer skin.

My Thoughts:
For this toner, I always use this on a cotton pad and act it as a double cleanse, and I love that it always brings out the dirts that cannot be cleansed out from my skin (refer image below). This is one of the reason that I'm not lazy to use toner everyday.

It has a little alcohol smell, which I thought that it's gonna dries out my skin. But turns out it feels cooling instead. I personally think that the alcohol content in it is the reason that my pimples/acne stopped growing because it works to kill the germs that caused acne on the surface of my skin.

Same as the cleanser, I've only used half of the bottle and it probably can last me up to half a year!


Volume: 125ml
Price: RM82.00
Benefits: Maintains optimal moisture balance for oilier skins. Oil-free.
Coverage: Day & Night
Skin Types: 3 - Combination Oily

The oil-free moisture "drink" developed by Clinique's dermatologists to maintain optimal moisture balance for skins comfortable in the cheeks but oily in the T-zone or oily all over. Oil-free formula softens, smooths, improves.

My Thoughts:
This light, oil-free and fragrance-less moisturizer is awesome! Just one pump of little products is enough for my oily skin (a little bit goes a long way). It's light and smooth, very easy to glide on my skin. After starting to use this oil-free moisturizer, I realized my skin secrete lesser oil now.

So here's my skin condition before I started using Clinique 3-Step Skincare System and after 50 days (August) & 100 days (October).

Honestly I was shocked looking back at my skin images. I've got worst at the beginning of this year. After so many years of wishing my skin can turns better, now it's finally came true. Not that my skin has completely recovered now, but I'm satisfied and happy with my current skin condition now. I can finally start to use products that's meant for fading my scars instead of healing my acne, and apply makeup without worrying it's gonna worsen my skin!

So here's some extra tips for y'all who's facing serious skin problem like I used to do. I personally think that the thing that make the biggest change in me is my diet. You are what you eat. There are a few things that I really stopped eating, like eggs and dairy products. I'm not encouraging you to go on diet or eat only healthy food. You need to know what your body needs and dislike. 

But apart from that, good skincare is important as well. These products that I've been using are my saviour from the outside. 

All the volumes after using them for 100 days.

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Disclaimer: Even though the products are sponsored but this is NOT a sponsored post. The review is voluntary based. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely my own and based on my personal experiences and preferences. Results may vary on different person. 


  1. Hey Nicole, good to see such a huge improvement on it! and may I know which store you went/ the consultant so perhaps I might go one day.

    1. Thanks Mable! The store I went is in Gurney Plaza :D

  2. Good to see great improvement on your skin! I am now trying to get rid of acne marks as well! If there is any great product, do recommend me! :-)

    1. Thanks Cece! Ya me too, just tryna get rid of scars! Next time i'll share if there's any products that works on me again! :D

  3. I am hoping the same best effort from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing skills has inspired me. anti cellulite oil