This is a best seller in the Clinique's line, and a couple of times I've even seen it sold out at my local beauty store. It actually cleared up my friend's acne which was what made me give it a try. Her break-outs weren't half as bad as mine though...
For someone with pretty bad acne-prone skin for 5 yrs now, I would say that this DOES NOT work.
-Packaging is: nice.. secure, and convenient with a pump
-Made me continue to break-out, sometimes even worse
-Smells bitter; like chemicals, but not a strong scent IMO
This was extremely strong. I could smell the chemicals in it. The primary ingredient is salicylic acid I could have save money buying something else from Target.
I hate this product! I bought it 2 years ago thinking it would help the blemishes I got on my period but it just made my skin worse! Dry and oily, even though I have a normal skin type! When I took it out of the cupboard and tried it again it gave me such a red allergic reaction I had to put my ultracalming concentrate serum for the redness and the burning sensation to go away. I don't like this product. It might work well on people with severe acne who has combination skin but on my normal skin type it didn't work. Thumbs down.
I would not buy this product again. You need to use a lot of product each time and it doesn't last long for the price. It was not effective at treating or preventing my acne. It was very drying and harsh. Especially used in combination with other products in the line (e.g. toner and treatment lotion)
- Well packaged
- Requires a lot of foam for each application
- Very drying
- Ineffective at treating or preventing my acne
- strong fragrance
This stuff is alright. I use it a long with the other two products (toner and moisturiser). Although, this product isn't anything special and you could probably have a similar affect using a drug store cleanser with sylic acid. It seems to work alongside the toner and moisturiser, however, I would not use alone.
i bought the whole acne solutions system, and it was not helpfull at all. it was harsh and abrasive, overdried my oily skin (making me produce more oil) , made my face very red and tight, and didnt help with my mild acne problems
I suffered from mild acne, and this made my skin break out even more! Foaming cleansers actually encourage bacteria according to Caroline Hirons, skincare goddess who has led me to clear skin! Don't use this stuff, it doesn't feel like its cleaning your face and it makes you break out even worse.
I have very dry, acne-prone skin and this cleanser did not work for me.
I think it would work better for people with oily skin because it gets rid of all the oil.
It also makes your skin really soft. I'm not sure if it has been helping with my acne or not because I'm currently on some acne medication, but my skin has gotten a lot better.
It's a gentle cleanser that will make your face 100 % clean, so if you're looking for a more mild cleanser (best if your skin tends to get irritated easily, is really dry or gets red) this is not the cleanser for you. BUT. If you have oily skin I think this will work really good for you! The smell is also really fresh and nice.
I have acne prone skin, NOTHING works. Until I found this :) I use the cleansing foam, clarifying lotion and the moisturizer that comes with the scene solutions kit. At first my skin became a little dry but it went back to normal. My face feels soft, blemish free and my pores have decreased in size. Love this product. I swear by it.
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!