Clinique Clarifying Lotion #2

2.9

755 reviews

45% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.5

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Alcohol Denat, Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (witch hazel), Menthol, Acetyl, Glucosamine, Trehalose, Soudium Hyaluronate, Butyene Glycol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 33 (CI 17200), EXT Violet (CI 60730)


on 7/19/2015 7:58:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have used this for years. I don't use it every day in the winter, but twice a day in the summer. It leaves my skin clean and feeling refreshed and ready for my serum and/or moisturizer. I always have a bottle on standby so I never run out.



on 7/19/2015 7:15:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

GREAT FOR CLARIFYING, HORRID FOR DRY SKIN!

I was eager to try this product, as I had heard great reviews of it from friends. Personally, the smell doesn't put me off it, as it smells of Witch Hazel, which I like. This product is great for removing all traces of make-up, dirt and oil, and leaves my face feeling fresh and clean.
However, I suffer from occasional dry skin, usually in the colder months. When using this lotion, I experience an intense burning sensation - not enough to cause major discomfort - but enough to make me wonder why it is burning so much. The skin on my face also feels tighter after using it. Also, the day after using it (I tend to use this before bed), I have much drier skin than before. This suggests that this particular lotion is too strong for my skin type - even though it caters specifically for dry combination skin. (I also get the same burning and dry skin effect from the Body Shop's Tea Tree Toner.)
I would suggest that if you have occasionally dry or sensitive skin, trying a lotion that it less strong, as you may experience the same discomfort as I have. Although, if you're in love with how well this lotion cleans your face and don't mind putting multiple layers of moisturiser on - which is what I tend to do - then stick with it!


on 6/30/2015 8:38:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Other, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Clinique has got some great products, and this is not one of them. I got it as a gift, and I just do not like throwing anything away, and will try to find a use for just about every product.

I cannot use this on my face, too harsh. I use the mild clarifying lotion (which is great!). After some time I decided to use it on areas of my body that sometimes can get "bumps". Like my thighs. I use after showering, before moisturizing and it works great! Finally found a use for this stuff.

Gave it 2 stars since it works on other areas of my body. Would not repurchase.


on 6/21/2015 11:07:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Broke me out.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

This works a treat. The alcohol in this is SD 40 alcohol which means it's filtered at least 40 times making it perfectly safe for the skin so no need to panic everyone. I love how refreshing this is and how it's an exfoliant with acetylglucosamine. Perfect. Exfoliation keeps you young people ;)


on 5/12/2015 5:57:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Blue

The first time I used this product a Clinque employee did a skin test on the back of my hand to show me how many dead skin cells this toner removes. I was amazed and grossed out when I saw all the dead skin on the tape after the test. So I bought there entire three step program. The price was great not very expensive. After using the three step a couple time I started to break out. I was expecting this because I was told to give my skin two weeks to adjust. After two months of use my skin was a mess. I had tons break outs, the pores on my face had gotten bigger, and I had more black heads then I could count! I stopped using it and my skin cleared up slowly. Over all I am not a fan. Clinque has some great stuff, but this product is NOT on my list of must haves.


on 5/9/2015 7:54:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my HG toner, I have been using it for many years and it's the one that I always come back to. It contains salicylic acid, so it helps keep my skin smooth and clean but it's still gentle enough for me to use every day.
For reference I have skin that is combo-oily, clog-prone, and not particularly sensitive. And this product really works for me! The cotton pad shows all the gross stuff left behind by cleanser. And with daily use, I'm left with a clearer and brighter complexion.
This is a staple item for me and I can't imagine my skincare regimen without it. I have repurchased it many times and will continue to do so in the future.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I'm in a love-hate relationship with this product. Sometimes it does me good and sometimes it makes my skin dry. I rather stick to clarins if I don't have acne problems and will go back to this when i got some.


on 3/17/2015 10:16:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This toner is amazing! It evens out my skin tone and makes my face feel even more clean after a face wash. I use it after face wash and before my moisturizer: I wash my face with the Aveeno foaming cleanser and after I have patted everything dry, I apply this all over my face with a cotton pad - then I use the Body Shop Vitamin E facial oil followed by the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense moisturizer. My skin looks like it has foundation on, and I have only been using this for about two weeks now! I would not say it is a miracle for acne, but I have noticed it shrunk most of mine in size. It stung for the first few applications, nothing too unbearable. This has become a staple in my skin care regime.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

never repurchase. I guess this is just too drying for my skin




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