Friday, June 20, 2014

Clinelle Review: WhitenUp Whitening Spot Corrector Essence, WhitenUp Whitening Serum, WhitenUp Whitening Day Cream SPF20

I have stopped using brightening products for a while now and to my displeasure, I noticed that I have gotten darker. What better time to jump back to that bandwagon? With impeccable timing, mere days after I voiced my thoughts, several products from Clinelle's WhitenUp range made their way to me.

Drawing inspiration from Japanese brands, the products in WhitenUp are enriched with Japanese Purple Rice Extract, Vitamin C, Daisy Flower Extract and Hydrolyzed Tahitian Black Pearl to promote all encompassing flawless fairness.


WhitenUp Whitening Spot Corrector Essence


Name: Clinelle WhitenUp Whitening Spot Corrector Essence
Price: RM 59.90 for 15 ml
Made in: USA

Did you know that treatments such as the Whitening Spot Corrector Essence are supposed to go right after the toning step? Why? You want it to be close to your skin, so that it will be able to penetrate deeply and to avoid interference from other products.


I have been using it for a number of weeks now on my hyperpigmentation, both old and new. The newer ones fared well for they were lighter than when I first started out but I had no luck in fading older spots.


It gives a smooth, velvety finish, and you'd best wait a couple of minutes for it to set before following up with an oil (I forget my serum on occasions) since it has a tendency to pill.

The full ingredient list for WhitenUp Whitening Spot Corrector Essence:
Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, PEG-75 Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Steareth-20, Ceteth-20, O-cymen-5-OL, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulphite, Vanillin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Dextrin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Pearl.

WhitenUp Whitening Serum


Name: Clinelle WhitenUp Whitening Serum
Price: RM 79.90 for 20 ml
Made in: USA

At first I was not overly pleased with the scent. It was different from the usual suspects because it was medicinal enough to create an impression of seriousness yet tempered with floral hints for a more agreeable olfactory experience. In time I grew to appreciate it, and now I take in deep whiffs every single time I apply the serum. Whitening Spot Corrector Essence bears the same scent as well, however, I don't use it near to my nose, so I don't get to enjoy it.


It has a clear, watery texture, almost as if it was brimming with moisture. With frequent use of this serum, I found my skin to be brighter, so this is definitely a keeper. As the serum spreads effortlessly, you can get away with applying one pump's worth of product. I use two - my neck needs some tender loving care too. Haha!


I only wish that Clinelle sized up. I am seeing an end to the 20 ml bottle all too soon.

The full ingredient list for WhitenUp Whitening Serum:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, O-cymen-5-OL, Sodium Metabisulphite, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Dextrin, Vanillin, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Pearl.

WhitenUp Whitening Day Cream SPF20


Name: Clinelle WhitenUp Whitening Day Cream SPF20
Price: RM 53.90 for 40 ml
Made in: USA

This moisturiser dries to a semi-matte finish and imparts a brightening effect. You can feel it when you wear it (it seems to form a tangible veil on the skin). I think the formula is more suited towards normal or oily skin types considering it lacks the moisture needed for drier skin types.


Even though Clinelle tried to mask it, there is indication in the fancy floral scent of the presence of sun protection ingredients (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide).

I feel less guilty about skipping sunscreen when I have this on. I am good about wearing sunscreen when I am out and about but not so much when I know I am going to be indoors. Just one question for my dear readers, am I supposed to cleanse it with a makeup remover or will a regular cleanser do?


It would have taken a step closer to perfection if it were to have a PA rating - can't forget the UVA rays! We need all the help possible to delay signs of ageing.

The full ingredient list for WhitenUp Whitening Day Cream SPF20:
Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Methyl Anthranilate, Glyceryl Stearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Galactoarabinan, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium PCA, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, O-cymen-5-OL, Sodium Hydroxide, Vanillin, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Dextrin, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Pearl.

Clinelle WhitenUp is available at AEON Wellness, Caring, Guardian, Watsons and selected independent pharmacies nationwide. Like their Facebook page or visit clinelle.com to keep abreast of Clinelle's latest news and events.

Disclosure: Press samples.

3 comments :

Gen-zel said...

It reminds me of Clinique because of the first syllable of their brand name hehe. Love the products and the packaging. We also have watsons here but not sure if they are selling these here already. i should check next week,

cindy tong (cindysplanet.com) said...

i love day cream with SPF leh...ermm seems like this day cream is good choice..but does it turn oily later on? cos I hate oily sunscreen...I rarely wear sunscreen unless necessary though I try to wear them everyday but I jus hate the feeling...but i just tried a new product like an hour ago..it seem doing well but i got to test further....? i also love the purple bottle packaging....Im a sucker when come to lilac colours.....

Yoannita90 said...

Love the reviews! You always provide and introducing beauty brands that we dont normally get here in the States! I wish there would be any asian beauty store nearby where i live! i like their purple packaging!