I'm really disappointed with this product. My skin has never reacted badly to any other cleanser, with the exception of one clean and clear product (just dried me out too much). I wasn't expecting this product to actually cause me to have worse acne. I started getting small bumps, especially around my mouth, that aren't red..just skin colored. I also gained acne on my cheeks, which I never breakout there.
I only used this for a week before I decided that it really wasn't helping. It's a shame because I really do like the bottle it comes in.
FYI--My skin is combination, oily T-zone. My acne usually clears up completely with neutrogena products, but I was running out of options with them (they do work wonders, but are rendered ineffective after a month or two).
This is a great facial soap. I have dry skin and face soaps tend to make my skin feel very tight after washing my face. This however doesn't make my skin feel dry at all after washing my face with it. It makes my face feel very smooth and soft. It is a little expensive for a face soap, but would buy it again because a little goes a long way. You don't need to use much of it. That's great.
I have used this for about two months now. I bought it as a last ditch resort. Murad Clarifying wash just did a number on my sensitive/combination skin and this cleared my skin overnight. I have oily T zone and I have used the soap bar for oily in the past, but it would dry my skin out a bit, not alot, but I could feel it. After about a year or so of jumping around from product to product, I came back to the basics and my skin is happy again.
I like the soap this way as opposed to the bar which tends to get messy.
I thought I was going to like this. However, it only took two days to realize this was not for me. After four uses, the skin on my cheek was peeling. That is how drying this cleanser was!!!! I am glad you can return items to clinique. This was not for me!! I cannot believe a brand like clinique uses a cheap surfectant like SLS, such a shame.
I used the Clinique 3-Step System during my early teens and did not find anything remarkable about it. I was particularly put off by the bar soap, which I felt was a waste of money.
After nearly15 years, I re-discovered Clinique and was pleased that the cleanser now came in liquid form. I decided to buy the system and unlike before, the cleanser/liquid soap is not my favorite "step" in the system.
The fragrance-free odor is something I really like. It smells pure and clean. I also love how it lathers and cleans my face w/o drying my skin at all. I can actually stop at washing.
It's great to be back to this basic.
I bought the 3 step system and loved the moisturizer and toner. This, however, was a dud. I've seen some people say "well of course this doesn't take your makeup off, you use a remover first" well, that's what I always do regardless of the cleanser. I take of the majority of it with a wipe. Of course there's some makeup residue that's in the pores so I expect my cleanser to at least be able to get rid of that. Nope. I used this, then the toner and there was still so much makeup on my cotton pad. If it can't even remove makeup residue, I can't expect it will really be cleaning my skin. It also smells odd. It does have a nice bottle/pump.
This face wash works decently well for me. I have sensitive skin and a lot of face washes irritate me pretty bad. It doesnt smell that great but it seems to smooth my skin out a little. Cleanses pretty well, takes off my makeup and doesn't dry me out.
I love this! It makes my face feel great, I use this along with the toner and the moisturiser, I am #2 and it is great. It does get rid of my make-up but you should always remove it with a make-up remover first. The downside is it costs me #30 odd dollars, and I do still break out a bit, but I would buy it again.
I switched to the clinique 3 step about 2 wks ago and I really like this cleanser. Considering I follow up my cleanser with a toner, I think this works well. My face always feels clean and free of any dirt and oil then my #2 toner picks up any leftover makeup that was missed w/o overdrying. I love it!
This cleanser is ok in my book, but not good enough for me to repurchase. It did not remove all my makeup because after washing my face I always use a toner and there was tons of makeup on my cotton pad. This is a decent face cleanser for people who don't use makeup and want a mild cleansing job, even though I purchased the mild version I still found this to slightly dry my skin. It did not break me out or cause any irritations but there are many cleansers out there that are much better for half the price.