I used to use this toner regularly. The texture is on the thicker side, but I love it still. It has a very low level of BHA, and it was not effective enough for me. As an alcohol-free toner it's an excellent choice.
I bought this along with the cleanser and foundation for the redness line. I love how the product looks, it's got a pearly shine to it, and it's a pretty blue-green. There is no smell at all. When you put it on your skin it feels like a lotion, not a toner. It leaves my skin feeling clean, and removes all makeup that was left over after washing. It's very gentle and does not make skin feel tight. Has not caused me any break outs or reactions. My skins redness has improved a ton, but I am pretty sure that is a result of using all the redness line products by Clinique. I love love this toner so much, and the price is not bad. I will definitely buy this again once it runs out. I use it twice a day. once in the morning, and once at night. Have been using for a few weeks and you can barely tell I've touched it, so it will last a while. I recommend this to anyone. Makeup seems to go on very nice after using this and following up with a lotion. I like this product a lot.
I LOVE clinique's Mild Clarifying lotion. The numbered studying lotions were all too harsh on my sensitive skin. This one is amazing and has made such a difference in my skin's texture and clarity. I've been using it for almost five years and never intend to use anything else. I highly recommend this if you have sensitive skin.
Love this. I have oily skin and refuse to use products with alcohol. This has a little bit of sacylic acid in it for an exfoliator and I've found that, with my retina-a, this is a perfect combination for a blemish free complexion. The texture of the lotion is rather thick consistency, like a thin cream. I have to use 3 or 4 cotton balls to cover my whole face. My skin never feels dry or tight after using it, which is so, so nice for someone with oily skin. I'm so used to the products that dry my skin out.
Love this. I have been using this for 5 years. It is 1% bha with the right ph to work. My skin is sensitive and this is really mild.
As a self proclaimed beauty product junkie, it pains me to admit this is my first purchase from the Clinique counter. Prior to this I had always walked on by and onto another/other, more expensive brands because I was under the false assumption Clinique products catered only to teen and 20 something skin types. Not so I have learned, and I am now a fan to return! Well, once the 5 products I just purchased run out :-)
This is an excellent toner for dry and patchy skin such as mine. Its contains salicylic acid for exfoliation, which dry skin desperately needs in order to allow next step products to work their magic (serums, lotions). It is also kind of thick and acts somewhat as a light lotion moreso than a toner, adding an extra moisturizing "umph" to one's skincare regime. It contains a ton of beneficial ingredients to feed the skin and is sans detrimental or irritating ingredients such as alcohol, which is a rarity. Matter of fact everything about this product is over the top excellence. The only gripe I have-and its a minor one-is with the packaging: it calls for a waaaaay more effective dispensing process! Such as a pimp or similar, because applying it to cotton balls or rounds is a bit of a nuisance and slightly wasteful IMO. Regardless, this stuff is a lifesaver for dry and/or sensitive skin.
Ouch! Tried this on my combo sensitive skin once and won't touch it again. After a few minutes I had to wash it off. My cheeks turned blotchy red and itchy like my skin was crawling. Day after, my cheeks are still blotchy like I got a mild sunburn and face is still itchy. I have used aha treatments before so I know I am not crazy sensitive. Either I am not ok with bha or I am allergic to something in this product.
I arrived a bit late to the BHA/AHA party. As soon as I heard about the benefits of BHAs, I knew I wanted to give it a go, but because of the bad sensitivity I've developed I figured that it would be wise to try a low concentration formula, which is where this Mild Clarifying Lotion came in. There was also no way I'd try using their other BHA exfoliants, filled with alcohol and witch hazel, even though they'd recommended the number 3 toner.
Overall I'm pleased with this; having used it for a couple of months now I feel I can safely say it hasn't caused any reactions, and while it hasn't transformed my skin overnight (which I was never expecting in the first place) it has contributed towards calming any redness and breakouts. It's an odd consistency; a slightly thick liquid. It's sometimes difficult to tell how much to apply to a cotton pad to get it right - too much can feel rather tacky and leave me a bit tight afterwards, but on the whole I don't get too much drier. Clinique seem to target this at dry/very dry sensitive skin, but I think anyone could probably use this.
Whether I buy this again or not depends how I get on with other products - as a safe base to return to should the worst happen: I absolutely would! However, I'm now aiming to graduate onto the Paula's Choice 1% Gel to hopefully gain some greater benefits.
Clinique Mild Clarifying Lotion is the only Clinique Lotion without alcohol. The other 4 lotion are targeted towards one skin type (dry, dry/combination, oily/combination or oily) whereas this lotion is targeted for "all skin types" that are sensitve.
Now into the review, this lotion is a little bit thicker in consistency compared to other lotions or toners and, like all of Clinique products, it's fragrance-free so it doesn't have a particular scent. The application is just like any other toner, all over the face with a cotton pad, after cleansing. Don't lead the "clarifying" title scare you because this is indeed very mild.The product also contains salicylic acid, but the amount is so small that you don't really get any exfoliation effects.
I wouldn't repurchase again because I really didn't see any difference in my skin but it isn't a bad product at all. The amount of salicylic acid it contains will not, unfortunately, do much when it comes about eliminating blackheads. I think this toner is best suited towards a normal to dry skin that doesn't have issues with blackheads or other types of acne that is looking for a mild toner.
So, Clinique mild lotion, we have more than a year together. I can't say that my skin is very improved, but the first thing that impressed me at this toner is how it exfoliates the pores. I discovered this after one or two uses after l insisted with it around my nose. l was absolutely amazed how a toner can remove dead cells from the pores, better than any cleanser or scrub that l ever had. So , even for this only reason, l' ll repurchase!!