Made my skin break out even worse than before using the product, I never seen any results after using the entire system down to the very last drop. I am unsatisfied with this product and I will not purchase it again.
I love Clinique, how ever, this didn't work for me :( I really wish it did because I loved it, but I was hoping it would help with my acne and it got worse after 3 months. I simply returned it and they gave me a full refund which was great. Maybe when I'm out of my teenage acne phase ill go back to this. The items I had was the acne solutions bar soap, number 3 clarifying lotion and the dramatically different gel.
I HATE this product, it makes my skin irritated and red when i first tried it. And their toner is horrible and contains alcohol which is bad for your skin. Having paid so much money, i expect the quality to be good. DO NOT buy it, its a waste of money overall this product is a disapointment
I loved these! I got mine for oily skin and within a few days it'd cleared up!
I was so sceptical whether to buy this or not because of such mixed reviews but i love it, the facial cleanser was beautiful but a bit drying, the toner is amazing and i went on to buy this as a separate product and the gel moisturiser is to die for and dries super fast and leaves your skin feeling beautiful.
I see lots of negative reviews on these and i can say each to their own but i think people honestly do buy the wrong type for their skin tone, a relative of mine bought one for combination skin when she realised her skin was actually very dry months later, be careful which type you buy!
I used the one for combination dry skin (2).
2 months ago I tried the OCM method, it absolutely destroyed my skin. Since the OCM I've getting more and more pimples every week and my face is full of acne and scars. Nothing seems to help get rid of them either. By the way, I didn't have acne before.
Doesn't help reduce breakouts/acne.
I only get more and more breakouts.
= I will never ever repurchase.
Love!! Love!! Love!! I live in Canada, however I came to a conclusion that the make up and cosmetic quality in the USA is a lot better - companies use different (amounts) and products based on which countries will be selling the products. I bought my 3 step Clinique set from Macy's in Buffalo, NY, about a week ago. I have always used drug store cleansers and face washes however those have always left me with more acne (yes, I have a very sensitive, very dry, prone to acne face). I bought a limited edition package 3Step Dry Combination which you can buy from Sephora.com for $63 USD/CND for a limited time. It includes 16.5 oz bottle of the "toner" which actually is kind of like an exfoliated (number 2), 6.7 oz mild face soap cleanser, and 6.7 oz bottle of the dramatically different moisturizer lotion, along with all three of those products in the travel size, and a carrying case for all those!! Great deal, got all this for about $60 USD + tax. Used it every day morning and evening and it has taken away my redness, made my face smooth and took away all of my dryness, and believe me, my face was so dry that it creates flakes which I can take off, gross. I have also seen improvements to my acne. I haven't broken out YET!! But I will make another review when I have used these products for a longer period of time. Most people will find that these products do nothing for them, that's because everyone's face has different needs and not everything will work for them. Talk to a consultant or to someone who can inspect your problem, and your face skin type. Tell them that you are looking into this product but don't want to be sold on it. They will understand. I personally love this line of products so far. Also, it is priced reasonably well. Not as cheap as drug store products and also, it isn't so expensive as some products which can cost about $100-200 per bottle. I also bought the Clinique moisture surge - extended thirst relief which I use during the night since my face gets super dry. Once again, I love these products and would only recommend them to those who are smart about buying the right products for their skin type. I will definitely be buying more of these products if the results stay the same :)
No, no, no, this is not my friend. I have bought this twice, once as a teenager and once as an adult. As a younger girl, I felt I didn't need to spend money on cleansing and moisturisers, my skin was perfect anyways. Used it up and went back to buying whatever was cheap in the supermarket.
As an adult, I bought it because it was on sale, and I was out of both products and cash. I should have just gone and bought something home brand from the cheapo shop, this did nothing. It didn't ruin my skin, give me a rash or turn me into an alien, but it is not at all worth the money.
If it is your first time buying brand name beauty products, I can see why it's easy to fall for this. The bottles look "real", sleek and buying an entire line in one go is easy. The fact that this line is so well known is probably a large selling point for many. But, remember the first time you heard about the Clinique 3 step system? No? That's probably because you've been vaguely aware of it your entire life. As far as I know, they haven't changed it. When you are in the market for a new "system"- shop around, get samples from different brands and talk to the staff at the counter.
Chances are, you will find something that works far better than this. And if you've already spent money on it, no biggie, using it won't affect your skin at all.
NO, NO, and NO. seriously... i tried the acne 3 step system and the SA sold me so hard on it that i dished out lots of money on this product. the cleanser was a complete waste of time money and life. the toner was useless too. it did NOTHING i could have used soa p and water for a better result. such a waste. do not fall for this. watch acne products favorites and fails by wjmalique and she has to say the same thing about it. she will tell u what actually works
I have been using this system for about 2 months now, so I think I am ready to write a review. I first tested it out at a friend's house and was very impressed with how soft, smooth, and non-oily it made my skin feel, so I ended up buying the number 2 system (for combo-dry skin. Yep, I'm oily, so I messed up) In spite of this, however, I have found that this system keeps my oil at bay just fine.
-It controls my oily skin and did not cause breakouts
-I really noticed a difference in my skin, especially when I first started using it. It was softer, way smoother, clearer, and somewhat more even (I have lots of redness)
-The pump bottles are very convenient
-It wasn't THAT expensive ($60 or so for the 3 full-size products and the only one that I have really made a dent in is the cleanser)
-If I do get any little blemishes popping up, I be sure to put a bit of toner on them and they fade away quickly.
-I think the toner feels really refreshing on my skin
-It can be a bit drying, so it might not be the best for dry skin. Even with my oily skin I like to give my skin a little rest from it once in a while and use a different product (I'm a bit odd, but I believe in doing this with all skin and hair care products)
-It did not take away all my redness, but I don't remember ever being told that it would
So I think I might be in the minority, but I will continue to purchase these products. I would probably not recommend them to anyone with dry skin, but for me they work quite well.
I've seen a lot of bad reviews and my best advice when trying anything skin care related is to a) try samples or travel sized or b) keep your receipt just in case.
I tried this system back in high school and I remember it worked for the most part and then I couldn't afford it anymore (For the record I bought the smaller size of everything and the bar soap and it came out to about $45 at Macy's. the sales lady said that large size of everything was only a dollar more but I'm still trying out this system).
I got a sample of the three step system with a Sephora order and I've been desperate to try something that will help get rid of my milia (little white bumps, also known as baby acne) After two days with the sample. My milia was about 80% gone I kid you not. I'm going to keep on using this system. I gave it a 4 because its not completely helping my redness but it is going away. Also, the lotion is a little smelly but it goes away.