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Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum Proves That Great Skin Can Be Created At Any Age

Skin Care, Advertorial
September 8, 2014
Composed by : Bun Bun


A woman really doesn’t want much from a man. There are only a few things we’re looking for in a life partner. 

He should be witty.

Best if he is also funny.

He should be tall.

And rich.

Helps if he’s organized.

He must be charming, but only to me.

He cares, listens, massages my feet, makes me breakfast, and UNDERSTANDS.

There MUST be a guy out there like that, right?

Envision your future husband to possess all these traits AT YOUR OWN PERIL.

Singlish translation: DAN GU GU. Bahahaha!

While we wait for the day to be sent a perfect man, which coincidentally is the day frogs grow wings, let us celebrate the birth of a powerful serum after 5 years of research that understands our skin’s needs and intelligently repairs damaged areas.


Following the successful launch of the Clinique Sonic Cleansing Brush which has become my daily staple, Clinique introduces the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum to deal with damage you CAN see and CANNOT see.


It promises to ‘Understand your skin’s past and change its future’.



Allergy-tested, 100% fragrance free, and formulated for Asian skin, the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum contains a cocktail of ingredients that live together in harmony delivering the most powerful, yet gentle serum Clinique has ever developed.

The formula uses precision repair technology to deal with skin damage – from lack of hydration or too much exposure to sun – you see and even damage you don’t.

Clinique Smart Serum is able to read and understand the distress signals that damaged skin sends out, and then deliver a potent blend of vitamins, anti-oxidants, and extracts straight to the affected area before fine lines and spots have the chance to surface.

How To Use Clinique Smart Serum

After cleansing (coupled with Clinique Sonic Brush!), apply this serum on your skin and follow with moisturizer. I feel that having serum before moisturizer makes the latter easier to apply and be absorbed. You may also use this as a makeup primer, but I like to keep steps separate.

The Clinique Smart Serum feels light and smooth on the skin, and the matte finish formula which adds a subtle radiance to dull complexion is right up my alley for oily skin.



I love anything that comes in a pump contraption. That and the plastic (but expensive looking) silver bottle makes the Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum convenient and safe for travel.


For Whom Is the Clinique Smart Serum

There are skincare products for women all the way from their teens to 70s. Clinique’s brand promise to women around the world is that “Great Skin Can Be Created At Any Age”. My goal is to simply look good for my age and to be comfortable in my skin.

We all know the wonders tricks of lighting and Instagram filters that impart airbrushed skin finishes can do. But what we really want is a product that truly understands our skin and visibly address skin issues such as uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles, loss of elasticity, dark spots, and dullness .

The Clinique Smart Serum fixes your skin issues when and where it is needed! It’s like having your own personal dermatologist in a bottle. 🙂

You know what?

Never mind that our boyfriends/husbands are not quite like the ‘Prince Charming’ we dreamed they’d be when we were little girls. Never mind that they will always be our biggest and oldest child that requires the most adult supervision. Lol.

Whatever comes our way, we can handle it because we are confident women, comfortable in our own skin, proud of our commitment to take good care of it so that we feel good inside and out.

And with a intuitive serum to take care of our skincare needs, we can now focus on taking on the world! MUAHAHA!!! 


The Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum retails for S$106 for 30ml and S$150 for 50ml.

Available at Sephora and all department stores islandwide at all Clinique counters.

Clinique Smart Serum Launch Event



Love the beautiful restaurant setting – Flutes @ Singapore National Museum. The Clinique team always puts in great effort in finding the perfect place for their events and it was my honor to be invited. =)


Appetizer – Carpaccio of Wagyu beef. With Parsnip Chips, Bouquet of Herbs, Black Truffle. I’ve never had truffle in this form. This entire dish was divine.


Soup – Cream of Mushroom. I love the addition of Pearl Barley in the soup!

Quick fact: Barley extract is an ingredient in Smart Serum, which is used to sustain hydration and suppleness in skin.


Main course – Grilled Fillet of Norwegian Salmon

I was a little disappointed with this dish coz mine had some parts left raw. They sent me a second serving and that was better. The Kipfler Potatoes and Asparagus were excellent!

For the confident Clinique woman, this one’s for you:

Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum


This post was brought to you by Clinique.