Product: Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Smooths, Restores, Corrects. Does this serum really produce dramatic results?
Overall Rating = 3.5 Stars – Very Good
Cost: $49.50 for 1 oz. ($49.50 per fluid ounce) Price Category: Expensive
Sold By: Clinique; Dillard’s; Macys; Sephora; Major Department Stores
Container: Glass bottle with glass or plastic dropper
Description: Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus serum is a fragrance-free serum intended to address fine lines and wrinkles. This serum is designed to be used immediately following cleansing, night and day, prior to the application of any other product.
I have been familiar with this brand for decades. Once upon a time, they were the only company with an entire fragrance-free line that was readily available at retail.
The company claims: “Delivers 63% of the visible wrinkle improvement of a dermatological laser procedure at 12 weeks. Not a laser, of course. But impressive results. New ingredients deliver twice the smoothing as before, remarkably refining skin’s texture.” These are some pretty lofty claims, right? I don’t necessarily agree with these statements, but I always take marketing claims with a grain of salt.
Please note, nothing that comes out of a bottle or jar is going to give you results that can in any way compare to the dramatic changes your skin will see if you undergo laser treatments from a physician. Lasers can penetrate the epidermis down into deeper layers and will stimulate collagen production greater than any serum. Lasers can tighten and tone skin. Lasers can eliminate skin issues that no topical product can achieve.
As we age, our skin gets thinner, collagen production slows, and skin regeneration and sloughing decreases. Thinner skin also becomes less flexible which leads to the formation of lines and wrinkles. Light skinned individuals typically first show aging as lines around their eyes and dark skinned individuals typically experience discoloration as they age followed by lines and wrinkles. Because serums are so light and thin, they are readily absorbed into the skin to deliver anti-aging antioxidants and other beneficial ingredients.
Morning Review: This Clinique fragrance-free serum is clear and has almost no scent other than those from the botanical ingredients. The consistency is light and the texture is silky. Due to the high concentration of silicone derivatives, it glides on smoothly onto my skin. This serum feels very gentle and I don’t experience any irritation. Due to the lightness, it is quickly absorbed. Although not specifically designed for it, this serum can be applied to your décolletage. My makeup goes on top of this product beautifully without any stickiness or tackiness. As this product does not contain any sunscreen, please apply sunscreen before your makeup or use a makeup with a high SPF.
Morning Rating = 4 Stars
Evening Review: At the end of the day my skin does not feel tight. This serum helps my makeup to wear well, my face stays soft and smooth, and I do not experience any sensitivity or irritation issues. This serum helps to improve the tone and texture of my skin. I have not seen any evidence of elimination or improvement of fine lines or wrinkles.
Overall Review: Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus serum is an excellent serum for all skin types, especially those with fragrance allergies and/or other sensitivities. This is suitable for both women and men.
Please note: This serum contains ingredients that are air and light sensitive. Do not store this near a sunny window sill and keep the container tightly sealed when not in use. This product comes in larger sizes, but the ingredients begin to lose effectiveness once exposed to air and light. Unless you are going to use the contents within 90 days, it doesn’t make a great deal of sense to buy the large bottle just because it costs less. If you still have a lot of product left after 90 days you’ll essentially just have a nice light weight primer without any anti-aging benefits. If you like to use a lot of serum twice a day and also apply it to your décolletage, then the larger bottle may be a good choice for you.
This serum is suitable for the following skin types:
- All ethnicities;
- All ages;
- All sexes;
Morning Rating = 4 Stars;
Evening Rating = 4 Stars;
Average from Other Testers = 4 Stars;
Value Rating = 2 Stars;
Overall Rating = 3.5 Stars – Very Good. (Please review the About 365 Cosmetic Reviews page for the rating info.)
Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Methyl Trimethicone, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Silica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Methyl Gluceth-20, Polysilicone-11, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’s Wort) Extract, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Plankton Extract, Whey Protein, Sea Whip Extract, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Caffeine, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile), Sodium Hyaluronate, Micrococcus Lysate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ergothioneine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cholesterol, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Lecithin, Carbomer, PEG-8, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol.
Formulated Without: Artificial fragrance, Dyes, Parabens.
Important: Please read our full Disclaimer before using this or any product.