Holy moly, I can't believe that this soap doesn't have better ratings. This is the shit, I swear. I've been using it for years. I got it as part of the 3-step-system back in the day, but didn't like the moisturizer nor the toner, but damn it, did I fall in love with this thing. I love the idea of cleaning your face with a good-old fashioned bar of soap, but I could never in a million years use a regular soap... too irritating, too much fragrance, and way too drying. But this is just amazing. I have really dry skin, and I couldn't agree less with the ladies who claim that it's too drying. Sure, I have to apply moisturizer right away, but I'd have to do that with any cleansing product. What I love most about it is how natural it all feels... I was raised in the mountains and this totally feels like you're washing your face in some well with a basic bar of soap. And oh my God, it lathers so nicely, it's a dream. It only has a very slight smell, no perfume at all, it just smells really fresh. I apply this twice. First time to get the night/day off, second round to cleanse even deeper and get this super cool squeaky feeling that I so adore. My face feels so fresh and clean and pure after it, and it evens out my skin tone. I'd never even consider trying out something else. Also: This lasts for ages and ages and ages, I mean it, one bar lasts me for like year, and I use it twice a day. So the value you get for the price is great, too. A fantastic product. Basic but wohoo!
Best facial cleanser ever. I've used this soap for about 20 years and it's never drying. It's also the best makeup remvover. I backup on this soap. I've tried so many other cleansers and I got tired of it and decided to write this review. This soap takes off all your makeup like a dream. I think for using this soap for so long with my skin care, my skin looks younger than my age by many years.What I like about it is that it's so creamy and smooth and takes makeup off instantly and I wear waterproof makeup. I wet my face with water first and then lather my face and rinse well and them I spray my face with moisture surge spray and wait 30 seconds and then add moisturizer and eye cream. Pure love!
Pls do not buy this bar soap it's a waste of money.
Really a waste of money
I love all of Clinique's bar soaps, except the Acne Solutions. this is great at cleansing and removing all makeup. it gives could lather, and feels creamy. It comes in the classic Clinique soap dish. It does not dry my skin out at all. This is a good option for someone who likes to use soap, but needs one that does it all without stripping the skin. That's exactly what this is. In case of residue, the Mild clarifying lotion goes amazingly well with this.
Fairly gentle on skin, did cause a bit of dryness if used more than once a day. I like using this soap to wash my makeup off to go to the gym which is usually mid day. After i get back from the gym i also use this to cleanse my skin and i feel that it is deep cleaning my pores out. What drew me to this soap is that it is not heavily fragranced and it suggested for those with acne and sensitive skin.
Bottom Line: my skin improved after I stopped using it.
I had been using Clinique bar soaps since I was a teenager, and specifically the Extra Mild for the last three or four years. And I was perfectly satisfied with it. Even though I still had issues with clogged pores, occasional breakouts, irritation at times- I blamed these issues on my lifelong problem skin. Now I see I didn't have problem skin, I had problem products!
Clinique's Extra Mild Facial Soap is a very gentle and basic (not intended for makeup removal of course) complexion bar. But over time, it does strip the skin and throw things "off" which is inevitably going to lead to problems down the road. After being faithful to this cleanser for years and years, I switched to a foaming cleanser in a tube (Algenist Gentle Rejuvenating) and I was amazed at how quickly all my skin's issues disappeared. I'd always heard that bar soap isn't intended for the face, but for some reason I thought this was an exception "because it's Clinique". No.
And on top of all that, this product's packaging is a huge drawback as well. If you're a regular user you start accumulating all these green soap cases in your house, it really can't be avoided. Even when you go out of your way to buy just the refill only, somehow these extra cases just make their way into your life anyway. Very annoying. And- it's not sanitary either. Who knows how many face-wrecking bacteria are inside the case with the bar of soap you're supposed to use on your FACE?
This is a product that's been around forever, but there are newer and better options out there. Will not purchase again, have moved on.
I use a lot of clinique products and find them excellent But what high end company these days recommends clients wash their face with soap.Dress it up any way you like ,mild , extra mild ,gentle ,beauty bar, for sensitive skin,this is soap, and should not be used on the face.My skin was so dry when I used this and around my eyes were especially dry Your skin should not feel tight after using ANY cleanser regardless of skin type.I just put it down to getting older.I'm 56.Even if you think it's not drying it IS stripping the skin of it's natuarl oils .I came to my senses and stopped using this. my skin is so much better. Soaps are alkaline and rob the skin of it's protective layer. The formulation which keeps it in bar form causes problems.I would never use this again.If you insist on using soap , get a bar of Dove , far cheaper.But I wouldn't recommend it, even to youngsters with oily skin. This is one product I wish I'd never touched.
once you have figured out your face hates this, try using it on your body instead- maybe your feet. its a recession, use it up!
the ugly dull green packaging confirms that this product is stranded in a bad 70s time warp.
Overall, not a bad product. In all fairness, I feel that you could probably find cheaper alternatives. Example: Dove Sensitive Beauty Bar....I will admit that this is a pretty large bar of soap and there is absolutely no fragrance and it doesn't seem to dry my face at all. I was told by my Derm that bar soaps are best for those suffering from Eczema and Seborreic Dermatitis. I really went on a splurge when I bought this and I am pretty happy with it so far. My skin seems to be pretty happy and to some degree you really can't go wrong with Clinique Products. I really am pleased with how my complexion looks after switching to this bar cleanser, it really has made a huge difference in Eczema flare ups.
Update: I had to return it, although it is a nice bar, I decided not to change my original choice which is Dove Original Beauty Bar. It is much more budget friendly and it doesn't dry my face like this did.