|Would buy this product again.||55%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
It's highly priced, but I think it's worth is! If you use the three step system, twice daily, you'll see amazing results! This was even better than Proactiv, considering it doesn't have a high amount of harsh chemicals in it. I love how this foam wash feels on my face, it's just when I'm done with it, it made my face feel tighter. But It never dried out my face like other products did. I just stopped using it because of the high price :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is the best cleanser I have used for acne. I used proactiv in the pst, and went from maybe 5 spots daily to 2 every couple of weeks, which was awesome. I wanted to switch off proactiv and try something else because of the known harshness of proactiv (and the quest for no acne!). I have been on it for 2.5 weeks now and I am extremely impressed. The day after I started using this cleanser, I noticed the couple spots I had reduced drastically. Since those spots have cleared, I have had no new acne. I am using it with the benzoyl peroxide lotion/cream clinique has, which is assisting it as well, no doubt.
The one negative I do have to comment on, however, is the drying factor. The first few days after I started using it, I noticed my skin getting very dry - unusal because I moisturize twice a day, and wear a hydrating foundation. It only lasted about a week or so, and now my skin is back to normal, although I have to use a hydrating facial mask and heavy-duty moisturizer at night, but this product is totally worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Firstly, I have hormonal breakouts. It's usually one or two mega-huge pimples which are an eyesore. Thus, I'm always on the hunt for an HG cleanser that would give me perfect, flawless skin. If others could find theirs, why wouldn't I? Anyway, this did not give my ideal skin. I still have the monthly one pimple or two breakouts :( And for this price, vichy is better in terms of the foam consistency and pimple prevention.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Excellent Product. I have stubborn skin that usually breaks out with one or two pimples here and there. This product works amazing and has really helped my skin. I purchased this for my boyfriend (who now swears by it) and i was converted instantly. Doesn't over dry skin. and is cheaper then other alternatives.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This stuff is the ONLY thing on the planet that I now use because it works. I use the entire 3-step twice daily and it is literally the only thing that has gotten rid of my acne and keeps it away. I'm 19 and have been struggling with acne since I was like 12, so this has been my Godsend.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
For as long as I can remember, I was the pizza face in my family (AND extended family!). I've used COUNTLESS acne treatments since I was 10 (!!!!). (I've even used the hardcore Accutane drug and it didn't do much for my zits, but it did help with my cystic acne.) Most things just DO NOT work for my skin; and it just does NOT want to work with anything. Boo. :( After years of trying RX only medication, I was advised by my dermatologist to try out Clinique's Acne Solutions line. $60 to try out a three-step system was certainly cheaper than what I was used to shelling out for RXs, so I was up for it.
I use it the product daily (important!)- morning and night (with or without the toner), always before the lotion. I usually wait a couple of minutes before applying the toner (if I use it at all) and lotion, and that's when my skin feels "tight." I think the medication is soaking up all the oils in my skin to prevent acne from forming (I used to be combination/oily prior to using this acne system). It's a bit uncomfortable, but I guess it's a necessary evil.
In my personal case, I saw a difference in a WEEK. My acne slowly faded and after a few months, they just stopped coming in altogether. Overall, I find it worth the try and cannot imagine my daily skin routine without this product. I will say that the three days (on two occasions) I was not able to use the cleanser, two mean cystic acne heads the size of a nickel appeared. Both cysts stayed on my face, buried deep under the surface of the skin for almost two months. (Even with nightly exfoliation and following my regular skin care regimen.) So I think for you to get the full effect of the product, you must use it morning and night without fail.
I've been using this diligently for over two years now and I'm still in love (even with the cystic acne setback). I no longer use any RX acne medicatione!
- clears acne QUICKLY (although results may vary?)
- keeps face clear
- feels drying and can make skin feel "tight"
- one bottle lasts for at least 2-3 months
- if not used regularly, cystic/acne appear and stay for long periods of time
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I went to Clinique to have a skin assessment because I have sensitive skin and I broke out after trying Olay Total Effects. I always knew I had sensitive skin and I know Clinique products are hypoallergenic. I was suggested to try their Acne Solutions products. I had the complete set from cleansng foam, toner, moisturizers, scrubs. Although I like the cleansing foam, it didn't seem to do any difference with my breakouts. My skin does feel clean after washing with this. I find the foam okay to use, but is it really economical? I repurchased again but I will not repurchase for the 3rd time. Now use cetaphil as recommended by my dermatologist with Neostrata.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is one of my first reviews and I have read thousands, so its about time I contribute! The Acne Solutions line did wonders for my skin when I was battling cystic acne. This in conjunction with Dr. Perricone's book "The Acne Prescription" which is mainly a diet and supplement based system cleared up my skin within months. This product is drying, so I only use at night and some days skip it all together. But I always come back to it if I'm having an outbreak or right before my period. I recommend trying! Also if you don't want to invest in the large size of the 3 step system, Clinique sells a travel size pack that will get you acquainted with the products. Try it out!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Love the foam~ It didn't do much for my acne though, even when I used it for a VERY long period of time :( And the pump is very hygienic :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I recently purchased this, the acne solutions moisturizer with benzoyl peroxide in it and the claryfying toner. I also got two free samples of the moisture surge intense. All of these products combined in the right way have made my skin so much clearer! I LOVE this stuff. My night routine is the cleansing foam, toner, benzoyl peroxide moisturizer, then moisture surge intense gel. Its working SO well. Then my morning routine is the same but I use the tinted moisture surge moisturizer in place of the moisture surge intense gel. I encourage everyone to try it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I've only been using this product for about a week, and already my skin is much clearer! I used to have very nice, very clear skin but about 6 months ago my face basically became pimple-ville overnight, and i have tried everything to get my nice skin back ever since. So far, this is the only regime that has worked. i noticed a difference in my skin the day after i started using it! the only downside is that it does make your skin somewhat dry and tight but this is to be expected of acne cleansers, so it's not a huge deal. Overall great cleasner!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It works well for sensitive skin who have acne.. use this, it's so lovely and soft for your skin.. just doesn't do me justice enough .. I don't have that many blemishes nor do I have sensitive skin enough to use a pure soft bubbly foam... Sorry!! not for me
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This product does work with getting rid of my acne. (spots and blackheads).
I obviously follow the instructions of splashing my face with warm water and pump dispensing 2 pumps on to my hand, lather it up and massage in to face.
However, considering it is a Cleansing Foam. It does not foam/lather up very well, as I like my cleanser to be very frotthy and foamy and lots of suds. This is not like that at all, it pretty much just sinks in to my skin. I understand that even thought it is not foaming up, doesn't mean it's not working, but still.
I prefer the Cleansing Bar - that lathers up a lot easier, and I can use it on my body.
My mother on the other hand, loves the Cleansing Foam!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I bought this along with the clarifying lotion a couple weeks ago, and as of now my skin is looking awful. I have a lot more acne then I ever have had....BUT apparently that is what this product is supposed to do. I went back to the clinique counter when my skin started breaking out really badly, and I asked them if there may be something in this that could be causing a break out. They told me that it is very common for someone who is acne prone to break out for the first few weeks, because the products are supposed to be unclogging your pores and therefore bringing up all the pimples under your skin. So, i'm going to stick with this and the toner for a while and just wait and see if anything improves....I will update this about 2-3 weeks from now and tell you guys if anything has happened. As for the packaging....it is amazing!! it is so easy to use and the pump pumps out just the right amount of product. The only thing i haven't liked is the fact that this "foaming cleanser" doesn't make much foaming action on your face. It foams out into your hand, but then when you work it onto your face, the foam pretty much just dissolves into nothing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
Disclaimer: I am using the Cleansing Foam in combination with two topical prescriptions *and* an antibiotic. Yikes.
I started using this cleanser eight weeks into my topical prescription regimen and about two weeks into the antibiotic prescription. I *immediately* noticed a reduction in my acne after just two days of use and that is why I think the cleanser is working some magic here. The Clinique leaves my skin feeling clean and comfortable. My acne and milia cleared up and has stayed quite clear over the last six weeks. (No doubt the meds are contributing!)
My skin still isn't flawless, but it's 90% clear versus the 60% it was before and that's a great improvement. I will absolutely keep using this cleanser.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great product I have combination skin and I had never really broken out before. I randomly did and decided to try this cleanser and my skin cleared up amazingly! The only bad thing is the smell is pretty gross and it is quite drying so just make sure to use a great moisturizer!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I was hoping this would be my HG cleanser...the search still continues. It doesn't work any better than the Acne-Free line available at Walmart. It cleans my face. Not special enough to keep spending almost $20 on.
Clinique's stuff always smells a little weird to me. I understand why & dont have any problems with it. This stuff smells like some sort of icky mint chocolate chip ice cream. Not complaining, just sayin.