I really love this product because it does help me control the redness from my moderate rosacea to an extent. It doesn't fully get rid of the redness, but it does make it more manageable and easier to cover with less makeup. I did take off one star because it can be drying to the skin sometimes and I wouldn't recommend using it unless you also use moisturizer.
I wanted something gentle when I purchased this and I tried their mild soap cleanser which was okay but because my skin is dehydrated in winter I avoid using foaming formulas.
So i bought this and had high expectations. I spent ~30$ on a cleanser after all!!!
This does not cleanse off anything and I only wear bb cream or foundation. I ended up using A LOT of product with one cleansing. And it smells a lot like their yellow pump moisturizers so I am guessing that is the secret of this product: that they add some moisturizer in their cleanser??? Anyhow this formula did not reduce my redness and I didn't enjoy the dirty feeling, sticky residue it left on my face.
The pink tube cream cleanser by neutrogena worth 7$ does a lot better job and leaves a supple feeling to the skin and doesn't dry it out.
I really wanted this to work and I think it some what did. However after a week and a half it started making me break out :(
It did make my face feel nice and not irritated at all. It calmed it down for sure..until that week and a half came. Oh well..
I first bought into the 'anti' redness hype of this product and I think I made myself believe it was working. But when I actually used it for two weeks straight I noticed it does not do anything to get rid of redness. A cleanser can't do that, maybe it can however not cause redness. But it did cause me burning and it DOES not remove makeup for me and I do not wear heavy makeup at all, mostly just powder foundation bronzer blush, mascara liner and a bit of shadow on most days I don't even wear eyeshadow. I found my cotton pad with toner to be coming off my skin with an awful lot of dirt and makeup....so this doesn't cleanse well. So I am using it up in the morning when my skin isn't freaking out sensitive as it has been lately(think it has something to do with the weather change??). However it is expensive and as one reviewer mentioned u can use it up really quick. Better cleansers are out there at better prices, clinique has some also....
Not worth the money. I saw no soothing benefits to this cleanser, and it doesn't remove makeup at all. (And I just wear light foundation, bronzer/blush and mascara.) In an effort to remove my makeup, I found myself having to use a TON of this and rubbing harder than usual, which isn't good for irritated skin! As a result, this $23 cleanser was gone in just three weeks! Also, why does Clinique's soothing line contain artificial dyes (yellow 5, green 5, blue 1)?
I realized that I had been over exfoliating my face and that was contributing to redness and skin sensitivity. Switching over to Clinique cleanser has worked out really well as this is clearly a far more gentle cleanser and is more lotion consistensy than typical foaming soap like cleansers. I find that this is working well and that my skin feels less abused. In terms of reducing redness, I have been using it for about a month and I don't see a huge reduction in redness but my skin is less red and has not been very break out prone and this is a "feel good" product for my face so I am going to continue to use it.
Love this cleanser! I have red and reactive skin and my skin has never reacted to this! It helps with redness and is also quite moisturising. It doesn't foam but once applied to a dry face it really is a good cleanser which removes make up easy
This cleanser is excellent for skin that suffers from redness. It is cooling and keeps my skin from flaring up when I wash my face. It works best when the directions are followed (apply to dry skin and rinse iff with tepid water). Due to the cost, I started using Cerave hydrating cleanser, which is about half the cost for twice the produce. The Clinique cleanser removes makeup better for sure, and is my preferred of the two (go figure)! I will continue to buy despite the cost. I am on my 3rd bottle in a year. I have dry skin and find this to be moisturizing, so not sure how it will work for those with oily skin types.
I have been looking all over for products that will not only hide redness, but prevent it. I looked around for a long time, when I decided to try Clinique. My grandma had always used this brand and she swore by it. I got a consultation, and I was recommended this face wash, along with the toner and lotion. First time I used the face wash, I hated it. I didn't realize that it was going to be a lotion type cleanser, and it does not get foamy. I wet my face before applying, and when I rinsed my skin felt like there was still lotion on it. I checked out other reviews, and found out I was using it wrong. You need to apply it to a dry face. I use makeup remover to get rid of eye makeup first. You need to massage the cleanser in for a minute or two for it to work. I absolutely love it now! My face feels clean but not tight at all. I have only used the product for a week, and my redness have decreased by at least 50%, the directions say it takes a month to show full results, so I can't even imagine how good my skin will look in another three weeks. There is no smell, and I like that a lot. It has a lotion-like consistency, so it takes a little getting used to. I think most people associate "clean" skin with that squeaky clean, tight feeling after they use a foaming cleanser, which really is not the case. I recommend this wash to anyone that wants smooth even skin. It really does melt away makeup, and makeup goes on so smooth after using this wash. I have combination skin, and this does not make me oily, so I would assume this wash would work for any skin type. I will definitely repurchase.
I always find the name brand products a little overpriced. I tend to think the rite aid brands will do just as well, however I must give it up for the Clinique redness solutions. After using for the last three days, I can already tell a difference. I have combination skin, and do not suffer from any sever rosacea, just very irish with red undertones and mild acne. My skin feels soft, clean, and very well protected from sun and such. Give it a try, and if it's not for you, I know, from experience, Clinique is very willing to refund unwanted products. Assuming you're ordering from their site.