At last! I have one of the Clinique Sweet Pots to call my own. When I did my speed-visit to Paris to see these a couple of months ago, there were no samples to take away – literally what was there had to stay there, although I was itching to pop one in my pocket.Clinique Sweet Pots
So, now I have my own to put to the test. The shade I have is Pink Framboise, but the first thing I’d say about these is that they’re very lightly tinted. The concept is a sugar scrub and lip balm in one pot, so the two compartments are held together by a silver band. I completely love both the balm and the scrub – it’s no wonder they’re called Sweet Pots because you certainly get a taste of the sugar when you use the scrub. Other than that, I’m not getting a lot of flavour going on which is a good thing I think.
In terms of lip smoothing, the scrub element does a great job (it’s a little bit addictive, so don’t over-do) using very fine grains of beet sugar to slough off any dry bits. The balm is virtually colourless – a tiny hint of pink – but gives a lovely sheen and feels very nourishing. It’s not surprising really, because despite the novelty aspect, Clinique Sweet Pots contain jojoba seed oil, shea butter, avocado oil and grapeseed oil in the scrub and coconut oil, shea butter, aloe leaf extract and murururu seed butter in the balm so you really do get a ‘proper’ treatment.
These are just the loveliest things and it’s great to see a lighter side to Clinique. These have already launched in Debenhams for £15 each and go on to nationwide availability on 15th January.
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