Why is it great?
Brighten up your days with CLEAN & CLEAR® MORNING ENERGY® Skin Brightening Daily Facial Moisturiser. This fantastic formula gently moisturises and visibly brightens up your skin, while the refreshing fragrance wakes you up!
In all honesty, I picked up this Clean & Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Daily Facial Moisturiser along with Clean & Clear Morning Energy Energising Daily Facial Wash hoping to use them together because they were both from the Morning Energy range. I would have purchased the Orange one but unfortunately they only make these in Green and Yellow. If you remember my last post, Green is for Shine Control and Yellow is for Brightening.
The packaging is pretty blah but I like the fact that it’s compact because it’s small enough to fit in my medicine cabinet (above my sink in my bathroom) for easy access. I also like that it comes with a pump dispenser which also has the locking mechanism if you tilt the pump to the side. The scent is lovely and reminds me of Garnier Fructis Shampoo. It does moisturize my face well enough but it takes longer than I’d like for it to absorb into the skin. The formula is a bit on the runny side which is why I always shake it first before applying it. They claim that it’s non-greasy but it is, just a little bit. The main reason why I don’t like this is because of the light-reflecting particles that are supposed to brighten up the skin. When I’m using a moisturizer of any kind, I want it to quickly absorb into my skin so I can either apply my makeup over top and go out or apply serum and such over top and get in bed. This shimmery moisturizer is too makeup-y for my taste. I don’t feel “clean” when I apply it and I definitely don’t feel comfortable getting into bed with this stuff all over my face. During the daytime, this stuff makes me literally look like a disco-ball. I can’t even prep my skin for makeup with this moisturizer because it’s so over-the-top. If you are into the whole strobing thing then this product might be for you. Think of Clean and Clear Morning Energy Skin Brightening Daily Facial Moisturiser as the discount version of MAC’s Strobe Cream. I really wanted to love this moisturizer but couldn’t because it’s too liquid-y, so shimmery and overall makeup-y. That’s why I purchased Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser (which I love) instead.