1 Nov 2016 21 comments

Put Some Pep In Your Step.

As my bathroom cabinet nearly buckles under the weight of my skincare favourites at the moment, there’s one range that’s been standing out as a clear winner when it comes to no-fuss beauty.
The Clinique Pep-Start range is a new line aimed at girls on the move; the multi-purpose products allow us to make the most of our skin without compromising on time – something I think we can all get behind!

You may recognise the vibrant hues of the Pep-Start Eye Cream; this was released earlier this year with the rest of the range following on behind it.
The Eye Cream is your BFF if you struggle with time in the mornings – the pop-up cap and ‘glide and go’ packaging means you can apply on the move, and still achieve awakened eyes in seconds. The creamy concoction really works to hydrate, de-puff and brighten the eye area in one quick sweep!

Next comes the Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser, a gentle cleansing gel with beads to polish the skin as you massage it in. I’d recommend this to everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve found a cleansing product I love as much as this!
One use and my skin is super soft, incredibly bright and perfectly prepped for makeup. Heavenly!


My favourite of the range? The Pep-Start HydroBlur Moisturiser. This is a primer and moisturiser in one, a miracle-working day cream that blurs imperfections and leaves the complexion looking velvety matte all day long.
Somehow one light application of HydroBlur manages to hydrate the skin whilst also ensuring makeup glides on effortlessly. I’m already on pot two of this!


Pyjamas from here.

Also in the moisturiser category is the Pep-Start Hydrorush Moisturiser – this lightweight, oil-free cream makes light work of your morning skincare routine, ensuring skin feels beautifully quenched and protected, thanks to the SPF20.
This works wonders on all skin types, and it’s a great prep product for makeup too.

Finally, there’s the Pep-Start Quick Cleansing Swipes. These were the only pick of the line that I didn’t think I would get much use out of, but the almost-empty package says otherwise!
I find having these swipes on hand for makeup mishaps has made my morning routine so much easier – I use them to correct eyeliner mistakes, even out my brow gel, clean up lipstick errors and even to quickly remove eye makeup before cleansing in the evenings!
They’re also super handy for travelling too.

Another truly impressive line of products from Clinique; if you often skip out on eye cream on busy mornings, or need something that combines hydration and protection first thing, you’re going to love these additions!

Have you tried anything from the Pep-Start range?

* I teamed up with Clinique for this post. All opinions 100% my own.

  • I just reviewed the whole Pep Start range yesterday. Love the HydroBlur moisturizer and the eye cream!

  • Laura Buxton

    Let me preface this by saying that I love love your blog and am a long time reader. But, I do dislike that when you do sponsored posts they feel very much like advertising copy, e.g. “This is a primer and moisturiser in one, a miracle-working day cream that blurs imperfections and leaves the complexion looking velvety matte all day long”. I’d love to hear more real sounding observations, more personality. I love your personality! x

  • Ooh nice to see they have added more to the Pep range! x


  • These products looks nice to try! 🙂

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Nadia Sabrina

    The eye cream sounds like a one-sweep wonder!

    Love from Indonesia,

  • I love the Pep Start Line as well 🙂
    xx, Corinne

  • THat looks like a great product line. love clinique

  • Ohhh thanks for sharing! Going to try some of these out!

  • Ashley Laughlin

    My skin feels cleaner just reading this post! These products sound lovely. I’m especially curious about the pep start eye cream.


  • Becca

    This looks like such a great range! Those wipes will be perfect for throwing in my gym bag, and will actually be good for your skin too! xx


  • These all sounds so amazing!! I need of trying this range!! Very curious! x


  • I am all about that no fuss beauty, haha! These products sound fab!


  • Wow, I didn’t know about this new line from Clinique! 🙂 I’m a big fan of their moisturizer and makeup cleansing oil, so I have pretty positive feelings about this brand! Will definitely try some of these new products, especially the eye cream! Sounds so convenient! <3 Thank you so much for sharing this great review!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • I really like the packaging. And I used the pep-start Eyecream for a while in the morning and I loved it =)
    I think I will be testing the other products soon.

    Greetings from Cologne,

  • I love the colourful packaging. I’ve never used this line even though I know about it for so long but I’ll be excited to give it a go ! x

    Enora | RemainReverie

  • I love the packaging of this range, so bright and colourful xx

  • Maggie

    I keep hearing wonderful things about this eye cream. I just may have to check it out now.


  • Wildfire Charm

    This entire range sounds wonderful! I might try out the Hydroblur xx


  • I love how you’ve styled and put together this post Kate – all of these products sound wonderful, so bright and colourful too 🙂
    – Ambar x

  • Natalie Redman

    Such a beautifully packaged set of products! I love your pyjamas as well!