Lab Series vs Clinique Help

  • OCDon

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    Jan 31, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    I've been using Lab Series face wash, scrub and moisturizer for a few years. I received a sample of Clinique moisturizer (spf21). I found Clinique to be thicker than Lab Series moisturizer yet it did spread smoothly. Lab Series moisturizer has more of a water base. What I did find is the Lab Series moisturizer had a stronger frangrance than the Clinique. I hadn't noticed this before and now find Lab Series smelling stronger on my face. I'm now thinking of switching to Clinique on the above skin treatments. Does anybody find this true between Lab Series and Clinique? Does anybody favor one treatment in Lab Series and one treatment in Clinique?
  • Celticmusl

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    Jan 31, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    I find Lab Series, at best, rudimentary in terms of skin care. Clinique is a bit better and some of their products, in terms of ingredients, look promising.
  • FriscoJansen

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    Jan 31, 2011 4:29 AM GMT
    Zirh.
  • delthespaz

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    Jan 31, 2011 4:39 AM GMT
    Complex15 and you can get it on amazon.com or walgreens. Best moisturizer I've tried to date. And I've tried them all. Pluses for me are no fragrance and no residue.
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    Jan 31, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    Only product of either brand that I buy is Clinique Face Scrub for men. No other scrub is better to me.
  • jonhyboy

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    Jan 31, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    you can go check there: www.beautypedia.com the site is free for January and February
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    Jan 31, 2011 6:24 AM GMT
    Store market brands that you find in major dept stores really don't do a lot.

    I use Epicuren which is an amazing system, designed by a man who replicated the enzymes of the mouth into a skin care system, the mouth never ages and it heals quite quickly. Remember you don't want soaps that will strip you of your natural production of oil even if you have oily skin, and it takes the skin about 1month to adjust to any skin care regime. This can cause over trying, breaking out, etc... Just give it time to adjust.
  • activeboy90

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    Jan 31, 2011 7:26 AM GMT
    If you like lab stick with it, clinique m lotion is conjesting, when I use it I see it in my pores, gross and it makes my mom Breakout. But besides those two there are world of better products mostly because business dumb down products to their most basic for men products

    Only moisturizer with sunscreen product I've ever used that didn't clog pores and not greasy, actually balanced my skin and look phenomenal, is avon solutions complete balance day. even got my boss to use it and She is now in love with it. its like 9 bucks right now, surpasses those a million times.
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    Jan 31, 2011 8:18 AM GMT
    I use the L'Oreal Men's Expert series.
    Much cheaper, has sunscreen, doesn't make me break out, very lightly scented, does the job for me.
  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Jan 31, 2011 4:12 PM GMT
    Clinique is garbage.

    Zirh is good (although I miss their old shaving cream formula) and I also like Shiseido's men line.
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    Feb 01, 2011 3:29 PM GMT
    I use Jack Black for shaving, and Mario Badescu for everything else. I tried Clinique, but it was too harsh on my skin...like battery acid harsh icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 01, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    I like Clinique and it's quite good for the price. But then again, this has been my experience.

    I've also heard good things about Malin+Goetz, Clarins, Shiseido, Anthony Logistics, and Zirh.
  • jperfit

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    Feb 01, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    Actually the best shaving cream I got was from vitamin shoppe
  • maxferguson

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    Aug 28, 2012 6:53 AM GMT
    OCDon saidI've been using Lab Series face wash, scrub and moisturizer for a few years. I received a sample of Clinique moisturizer (spf21). I found Clinique to be thicker than Lab Series moisturizer yet it did spread smoothly. Lab Series moisturizer has more of a water base. What I did find is the Lab Series moisturizer had a stronger frangrance than the Clinique. I hadn't noticed this before and now find Lab Series smelling stronger on my face. I'm now thinking of switching to Clinique on the above skin treatments. Does anybody find this true between Lab Series and Clinique? Does anybody favor one treatment in Lab Series and one treatment in Clinique?


    I found the Lab Series (with SPF) to have a a stronger fragrance too. I was only wearing it when I knew I would be outside or doing something that would dry it out. As for Clinique, I didn't have much luck with any of their products (wash, shave gel, moisturizer, etc.). One brand I did like though and still use is Biotherm, especially for moisturizer. The normal "Aquapower" stuff is quite fragrant but the Aquapower D-Senstive is great. No spf though icon_sad.gif

    http://www.biothermhomme.ca/_en/_ca/facecare_men/index_seg.aspx?CatCode=AXE_HOMME_FACECARE^F1_HOM_facecare_Moist&TopCat=F1_HOM_facecare_Moist&
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    Aug 28, 2012 10:56 AM GMT
    1) You should never trust a sunscreen to do anything in a moisturizer. Typically they are used as a surfactant in makeup and in skincare. They are chemical based sunscreens and deemed inactive after about 3-4hrs of exposure.
    Always use a separate mineral sunscreen if you want sun protection.
    Sun protection is the most important thing you could ever do for your skin.

    2) Clinique was designed by a dermatologist in the 1960s for people with acne. In the 1960s we had less pollution and other environmental factors affecting our skin. So people that needed or used Clinique had bigger acne problems; they needed something strong.
    Clinique uses cheap detergents that lower the pH of your skin. This strips natural oil away (this is okay but not on a regular basis). Then the idea is to replace that oil with another cheap oil, mineral oil. Everyone knows mineral oil to clog pores.
    I use Clinique DD moisturizer to moisturize my leather jackets.

    3) I've spent $$$ on skincare. Few ingredients are actually proven to work: a)mineral sunscreen b)retinol c)DPHP d)Hyaluronic acid e)vitamin E

    I use OSEA, and I also use a lot of glycolic acid.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 28, 2012 11:31 AM GMT
    I've used Lab series and always been happy. Probably don't use these products enough to be versed on the differences, but glad to see threads like this, since I probably am not educated as to alternatives.