Clinique SUPERDEFENSE SPF25 Age Defense Moisturizer is the four-dimension protection against the effects of sun, stress and time. This daily moisturizer delivers all-rounded protection to help skin combat the elements that conspire to age skin, Start at the first signs if aging and you can virtually help deactivate skin’s visible responses—lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone. Even enhance the barrier function that keeps skin firm and supple.
Price & Amount: Php 2,950 for 50mL
It stabilizes sunscreen for protection against UVA (the aging rays) and UVB (the burning rays). It prompts skin’s defenses into full alert mode, boosting a natural repair response. It helps skin deflect the visible effects of emotional stress—those fight or flight reactions—that can start a cascade of damage within skin, surfacing as lines, wrinkles, uneven tone.
Clinique Superdefense comes in jar packaging for both sample/travel sizes and the full-size version. I like how I'm able to use it to the last drop because of the jar packaging. I also like the old-fashioned feel of using something that comes in a jar, but agree that it's not the most hygienic way to use this. Pump packaging would probably be more practical. The product itself is not too heavy that it would have trouble squeezing out of one, so it's a viable option.
The new Superdefense comes in two versions: one for dry-combination skin (which I have) and another for combination-oily skin. The product itself is creamy but lightweight, and absorbs quickly. Despite how fast it sinks into the skin, you only need a small amount because there's ample time to spread it around. It leaves a slightly dewy finish at first, which becomes more matte in a few minutes. My skin feels well-moisturized and supple, but not greasy. It is 100% fragrance-free, which means that there is no added ingredient meant only to provide a scent. It does have a very subtle sunscreen-like scent, however.
I quite like this moisturizer. It holds up well under foundation or BB cream throughout the day and does not make me oily; I only have to blot once in the middle of the day (twice if I'm going out at night) as I normally do. It didn't aggravate my psoriasis. As for the anti-aging part, I don't really have lines or wrinkles around the face that this can address but I would say it evened out my skintone somewhat. My cheeks are less red, for sure. The only gripes I have with this are that 1.) it's pricey and 2.) you cannot use it around your eyes, but then again it says "keep out of eyes" on the packaging. In my first few days of using this I did get some product around the eye area and it started to redden and sting like mad! Had to calm it down using the teaspoon-in-the-freezer trick. Lesson learned, sigh.