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Clinique or Mary Kay for Skin Care???

I need a new line of skin care products. I have been using Dermalogica, and I like it, but it is just too expensive. I have combo/oily skin and fight with zits (even at age 30) often. Any opinions ladies?

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Well, I went with the Mary Kay line. I will try it out first and see how I like it! I just ordered it, so I haven't got to use it yet. Thanks for all the opinions ladies! This was a way tougher decision for me than it should have been!

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I LOVE CLinique. I've used it since I was about 11. Right now I use the repairwear series and LOVE it.

My 16 yr old uses the CLinique line as well.

I do not look my age at all... I pass for early 30's and geesh... I am 49.

THe product is great but good eating, exercise and overall healthy habits as well as genes help a lot.

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My sister sold Melaleuca for years and used it on her daughters acne. It was totally awesome. I suggest you look for someone that sells it and get a facial just to compare.

Otherwise, I only use Mary Kay.

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I totally disagree with Laeh-Maggie. There are no perfumes in the Mary Kay Timewise cleansers and moisturizers. I'm 100% pro Mary Kay. It's the ONLY thing I can use AND they just won the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Most of the cosmetics are mineral and alot of the products contain sunscreen SPF 15 or higher.

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Both brands are excellent. I've used Clinique for years. When I started, I had your sort of skin, and the skin care products were very helpful. Now my skin is much drier, so I use different products but the same line. They're not cheap, but a little goes a long way! And if I can manage to hold out buying anything I need until the store has "bonus days" (Clinique's version of a sale), I get free products that I couldn't put in my budget otherwise. I haven't had to go to the store for mascara or lipstick for years, and not often for shadow.

You might want to ask for a demonstration, try the products on your own skin, and see if you like them.

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I LOVE CLinique. I've used it since I was about 11. Right now I use the repairwear series and LOVE it.

My 16 yr old uses the CLinique line as well.

I do not look my age at all... I pass for early 30's and geesh... I am 49.

THe product is great but good eating, exercise and overall healthy habits as well as genes help a lot.

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I use Mary Kay, I would recommend the time wise collection, and the acne treatment gel is very popular also. Use then both, the moisturizer makes your skin feel Great!

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Between the two brands, Clinique and Mary Kay, I have to say that I have been very pleasantly surprised to find that Mary Kay makes my skin feel a WHOLE lot better. I used Clinique for a long time, and it didn't seem to help the aging process at all. But I started Mary Kay two months ago, and I can tell a big difference. I especially like those tubes of anti-aging serum - wow!

D.

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Mary Kay! Used it for years and LOVE it!!! Plus, I had a friend who used Clinique for years (refused to use anything else) and I had her use mine one time and she switched to MK and now years later still uses and loves it. I also have combo/oily skin. I use the Timewise for the most part but during the hot of the summer I sometimes use the Velocity (marketed to teens so cheap!) when i get super oily and use the zit cream pretty much daily. I'm 37 so I feel your pain with the age and the zits!

Good luck!

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i love mary kay. their timewise line is amazing!! i highly reccomend it.

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I have been using MK fo 23 years! I love it and will not use anything else. No, I don't sell it. LOL I bought it for myself on my 21st birthday, and haven't looked back. I have very sensitive skin, and anything else I have ever tried has caused me serious problems. People tell me that I look years younger than I really am. They don't think I am old enough to have 6 children or be in my 40s. Part of that is genes though, I'm sure. When we were living in Japan, I did use Clinique when I couldn't get MK (I would stock up when I would go home to visit, but sometimes I ran out). I liked it okay, but it was a substitute and not a replacement.

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