I have been using Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Corrector Serum since September 2009. I find the serum very effective in making my acne scars lighter and smoothing the bumpy scars. Since December, I have added the moisturizer to my skin care regime, in conjunction with the serum. I have been using the serum and moisturizer together for about 3.5 months (in total I have been using the serum for 6.5 months) and I do find that there is an improvement in my skin tone because my freckles seem to be lighter. In addition, the moisturizer works well with my dehydrated skin during the dry winter months.
The texture of the cream is white and thick but it feels light on my skin, but I think this cream may be too heavy for beauties with oily skin. My skin feels hydrated using just four little dabs of cream and spreading it all over my face. The cream also absorbs into my skin very fast. While I find the serum very effective and I see results within 3 weeks, I think by adding the moisturizer it cuts healing time of acne discolouration and scarring to about two weeks. Although I still get pimples from hormonal reasons, I have not have a major breakout since using the serum and moisturizer together. As per my review with the serum, the serum is excellent in smoothing out my acne scars and reducing the redness but once it turns brown, it looks like freckles. With the cream, the darkened and browned marks have faded.
I have been using the cream twice a day together with the serum since December and I think I still have about a 2 week supply of cream left. I estimate that one 50mL jar of cream can last me about 3-4 months. A little bit of cream twice a day goes a long way. Since I have been using this during the fall and winter months, I have no idea if the cream would be too heavy for the hotter summer months. If that is the case, I could just stick to the serum and use something a bit lighter. Although I like the moisturizer, I like the texture of the serum better because I like how the serum feels very silky on my skin. I also think the serum works very well on its own without the moisturizer because the moisturizer is really just an add on sale; however, it is nice that the moisturizer has a SPF20 because the serum does not have SPF. It is quite expensive costing $51.50 CAD for a 50ML jar. I am not too sure how long I could budget myself spending about $100 for skin care every two months. If I have to choose between the serum and the moisturizer, I would pick the serum.