I got a deluxe sample of this from Sephora, and wrote a reveiw that they kindly deleted but I know my reveiw will stay if I write it on MUA. :)
This is my first Clinique product I've ever tried. I wanted to try it because the brand has such a good reputation.
I don't really have acne, just a few blackheads and the occasional blemish. I have used products with salicylic acid in it (2%, just like this one) and had no problems. This cleanser is so harsh, and my skin is not sensitive. It acutally hurt my face and made it burn even days after I quit using it. I used it one time, and my skin was dry and flaky and pink and I started breaking out. It's actually the worse my skin had looked in a long time! I have combo/ oily skin and even my oily spots were crusty. It took a couple days of not using the cleanser and a heavy moisturizer to get my skin back to normal.
I like the idea of the foam cleanser, but this one is going to run out fast! Even if this product works for you, it's just not worth the price!
I've been using this for about a year now and it's really helped my skin. I used to get pretty bad hormonal acne around my chin during my period and since I started using this cleanser, I haven't had any issues at all! It's very light and gentle - not as harsh as other anti-acne cleansers I've used. I like the pump packaging too, but beware when you travel! I ended up losing half a bottle because it leaked out in my suitcase during a flight. The lid stayed on the whole time, but it seems like the liquid leaked out the sides. Wouldn't stop me from buying it again though.
I love love love this line of products!!! It cleared my skin so nicely! (Although it did make me break out pretty badly the first week I used it) it controls my oil so well!! I can't say enough positive things about this line of products!
Foam is friendly to my acne prone n sensitive skin. It's not too strong and yet helps to prevent acne. Have been using this prdt for more than a year , and will continue using it!
I really like the pump application and the foaming agent that is in this acne solutions cleansing foam. The cleanser feels very cool and refreshing when on your skin and you don't need to add much water; a little goes a long way! There are two things about this cleanser that i dislike: overly fragranced (irritated my skin a little bit) and did not clear up my acne (possibly needs a higher percentage of salicylic acid).
I've tried everything on the market for acne. This by far, is the BEST product in the world when used with the 3-step system! I can't thank Clinique enough for these products! I don't find it drying. I use a Clinique moisturizer after the 3-step morning, and night. The only complaint I have is that the pump is crap after a while. It doesn't come up all the way and I have to pull it back up.
I have sensitive acne-prone skin, and tried this product hoping it would solve some of my problems.
-pump dispenses exactly the right amount of product
-didn't solve my acne, even when used in conjunction with three-step products
-doesn't remove makeup (finally had to start using in conjunction with a makeup remover)
-dried out my skin
-really expensive for an acne cleanser that doesn't work.
It lasts a long time and I love the smell for some reason. You need to also use a make up remover of some kind with this soap. I have tried to use it twice in a row to clean up thick foundation but that just dries me out. Otherwise I like it. (I personally doubt when acne medication is in a cleanser, for the most part you wash the soap off so the ingredients go down the sink right?) I did clear my skin using this line so I can't complain.
Despite it's slightly high price this product is infallible! I've only been using it ,as part of the three step skin routine, for a week but I can already see vast improvements in my acne prone skin. I'm not claiming that it has stopped all acne in the week that I have been using it but it had definitely taken steps towards that as a final goal. I am in love with this product!
I was very happy with this product at the beginning. It helped to clear my skin and I thought that finally I found the right product to control my acne. But after using the cleanser for couple weeks I noticed some acne scars which I have never had before. I was so upset but I didn't stop using the product hoping that my skin will get better. After using the cleanser for two months my skin became extremely oily and flaky at the same time. I was very disappointed.
Since I stopped using this product my skin got better. I really regret that I even tried it. It was too harsh on my sensitive acne-prone skin.