Skincare for 11 year old dd

(8 Posts)
lollylaughs Mon 19-Aug-13 09:08:25

At the weekend we were at the shops and I was in one of the department stores as I needed to buy some skincare bits for myself. The consultants were on lunch so only the Clinique consultant was available.

Dd had been complaining since we got to the shops that her face was sore, and when I look her skin was so dry it was flaky. So I asked the Clinique consultant if she would mind if we used a little of the moisturizer tester to use on her face.
The consultant didn't mind and applied the Clinique moisturizer to her face and lip balm, and I have to admit that dd's skin was just glowing afterwards.
I actually did buy the lipbalm for myself as it is so lovely

But then the consultant was pushing me to buy the skincare range for dd, the bar of soap for washing and the day cream, about 50 pounds for the two shock. I said as much as I appreciated her help with dd that I couldn't really justify spending that amount on skincare products for an 11 year old.... She then said that she has lots of 11 and 12 year old customers as their mothers use Clinique as so have started their daughters with it straight from the start...

So, are 11 and 12 year old girls really starting out their skincare regime with expensive brands like Clinique? Dd has a teenager range that she uses, a facewash and a moisturizer when I get at a pharmacy (she forgot to use it that morning).

ihatethecold Mon 19-Aug-13 09:16:12

How about liz Earle cleanse and polish. Much cheaper and very kind to skin.

I use it and will get it for my dd. she is 10 now.

I like Clinique but the 3 step programme will be harsh on her skin and the moisturiser is rubbish. ( dramatically different) or some name like that. shock

lollylaughs Mon 19-Aug-13 09:36:57

Thanks I hate. Can you buy Liz Earle in stores in UK? I'm not in UK and cant seem to find stores that stock the range here, only online.

We get avon though, aren't they linked?

ihatethecold Mon 19-Aug-13 16:05:06

You can buy it off qvc or liz Earle website.

Tigerblue Tue 20-Aug-13 10:09:47

My daughter uses simple facial wash to keep her skin clean a few times a week. She hasn't tried it so can't comment on it, but they do a cream cleanser and moisturizer. You often hear people recommending Simple on here and it's a lot less expensive.

chickensaladagain Tue 20-Aug-13 10:14:25

Dd is prone to the odd spot and blackheads around her nose

She uses neutrogina and her skin is now lovely

lollylaughs Wed 21-Aug-13 06:55:02

She has used Simple facewash so I think I may look at the other products in their range (can you believe that Simple products have only just been launched in South Africa shock and it what I used years and years ago.

I was just surprized that parents would spend that amount of money on a skincare range for a preteen, on one of my other posts I posted that I used the Clinique wash face and now my face had developed eczema so I am so pleased that I didn't let dd try it.... way way too harsh.

specialsubject Wed 21-Aug-13 17:34:08

remember that a large portion of that £50 goes to the consultant as commission, and quite a lot of the rest to the glossy adverts. The product itself is no different from the £2 stuff in Superdrug.

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