Clinique Liquid Facial Soap Extra Mild

3.3

105 reviews

51% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Water, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Cholesterol, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose, Caffeine, Ppg-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Urea, Sodium Pca, Linoleic Acid, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria), Pentylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-51, Trehalose, Caprylyl Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

My skin has been very sensitive and dehydrated lately and I therefore needed something that wouldn't dry it out even more, so I bought this cleanser. It's really creamy and mild and I use a wash cloth soaked in warm water to remove it. Unlike other cleansers that are made for dry skin, this cleanser actually makes my face feel clean and not oily. It doesn't break me out, doesn't give me allergy and doesn't clog my pores. Love!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Green

After years of trying several brands, nothing had suited my skin. I have rosacea and very dry skin. I have used moisturizer and toner from Clinique, but I had never used the liquid facial soap. The lady at Sephora recommended this to me and I really like it. It's a milky, almost lotion like substance that makes my skin feel super clean without feeling dry or tight. I follow up with the Clarifying Lotion 2 and Dramatically Different Lotion Plus. My skin has never felt softer. My giant patches of white, dry, flaky skin is gone. This is truly an amazing product. I don't know why there are so many bad reviews on this product, but this is really good. However, you probably will dislike this is your skin is oily, or if you just don't know how to use it. For my skin, it works best when I dampen my skin with lukewarm water and then use one pump and massage it into my skin. Afterwards, I rinse and use the Clarifying Lotion and moisturizer. Overall, it's a great product.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

My skin to begin with is on the drier side, but very clear. I did not have any pimples or breakouts on my face apart from the typical congestion around the nose area. I was looking for a product that was going to be moisturising to help with my dry skin concern. I bought the Clinique Extra Mild Liquid Facial Soap in the 3-step pack with the clarifying toner and moisturiser.

After the first use, I thought it was my HG product. The tiny 'semi-pimple' that was on my face disappeared straight away. The product itself is not actually a soap... it doesn't really foam at all. My skin did tingle a bit after the first use but my skin always does that after using a new product. I really loved this product.

I had used the Clinique Facial Soap for about 2 months before my skin starting breaking out. And by breaking out I mean the deep, painful, big pimples that were either under the skin or the top in my forehead region, and sometimes on my cheeks (I never, ever get pimples on my cheeks). I slowly started eliminating things that I use daily and changing my diet to see what the cause of these random breakouts were on a cycle of about 2 weeks. After I stopped using Clinique face wash, after 2 weeks my skin was so much calmer. My pimples had reduced significantly!! I came to the conclusion that the face was was the cause of my [now] acne.

I do not recommend this product at all - its expensive, the name is deceiving (facial soap - its not actually a soap) and made me break out. The packaging is nice but buying this was a huge mistake. Don't do it!!!

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is more expensive than I like, but it's worth it to me. I have sensitive combination skin. This cleans my skin well, doesn't leave it dry, and doesn't irritate. although it's fragrance free, it had a light pleasant scent to my nose. my only complaint is that the pump feels flimsy.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Bump city! Tried the Clinique extra mild lotion cleanser and my face was covered with little bumps the first day. I actually thought it was from a bronzer I was using. Stopped using that and kept using the cleanser. The next day more bumps. Then I stopped using, cleaned my face with my old cleanser, and moisturized. The red bumps dramatically cleared up in a matter of a couple of hours. I have reactive skin and usually avoid all of Clinique's products except their face scrub and lipsticks. This was runny, did not lather, didn't feel like it cleaned my face and stung a dry patch on my lips. The ingredients seemed harmless enough however at least one of them was clearly a culprit.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

It would probably be better if this product was not marketed as a soap because it does not lather like soap. Obviously that has confused some of the reviewers here. However, I love cream and milk cleansers and run from the hills at any suggestion of foam or lather on my face, so when the Clinique consultant demonstrated in store that this product does NOT lather, I was sold. So far, I'm enjoying it very much. It is not drying. I do detect a very mild, herbal scent, so faint you could easily miss it, but pleasant. All in all, this product seems a reasonable replacement for Clinique's Comforting Cream Cleaner, which I used and loved for years but which has been d/c.

I can't comment on whether the this product leaves a filmy residue because I follow it with Clinique's Mild Clarifying Lotion and that would get rid of any residue. Water probably wouldn't. I do suggest that people fully inform themselves as to how a product is supposed to work before they criticise it.

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

My holy grail facial soup. I have it in the very dry to dry skin type version . Ever since I started using it my dry face became softer and cleaner. I do all the 3 steps, this soap, the clarifying lotion number 1 and then the dramatically different moisturizing lotion +. All of these make my face moisturized and healthy and I have smaller pores. I'll use it for the next few years.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I hate foaming face washes. They always have sulfates in them, which are drying, no matter how much people try to convince themselves otherwise. This product is a cleansing milk that works almost like a cleansing oil. It uses fruit and seed oils to break up dirt and makeup.

Because it is almost a cleansing oil, I use this product on my face dry, massage it into the skin, then use a wet cloth to remove the dirt. It is one of the only Clinique cleansers I like.

I have oily skin, and I don't like any cleansers that drastically change the oil or moisture level. This product is a dream.

And for all those having problems removing this from their skin, I really question their hygiene habits...there's no ingredients in this that would create a film...

4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

PROS:
none

CONS I DON'T CARE ABOUT:
- it's not suitable for removing make-up, you need a separate product for that
- doesn't really moisturize skin, although it's supposed to be suited for dry skin

CONS I DO CARE ABOUT:
- it irritated my skin after a couple of weeks: caused a burning sensation and a rosacea-like redness, I took a break from it, and tried to use it some time later: it irritated my skin right after the first use that time
- left a film on my skin: which my be the reason why the irritation lasted all day long

WHAT I RECOMMEND INSTEAD:
La Roche Posay Toleriane: the best line of cleansers if you want healthy skin

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been using this cleanser for my hormonal acne prone skin since 2011. In that time I have tried other cleansers (and still use proactiv's exfoliant, toner and lotion) but come back to this one for a number of reasons:
1.) it gets my skin SUPER clean w/o leaving residue or making it tight...I can see the ALL of the dirt on the washcloth and there's never dirt left on the cotton ball after toning
2.) it's fragrance-free and non-foaming, as strong fragrance and foaming agents can make me break out in little bumps resembling a heat rash after a while
3.) because of the oil content, it dissolves all (albeit very light) makeup I occasionally wear

NOTE ABOUT USE: because this is a lotion cleanser, it's not designed to foam. In fact, according to the bottle, it can be left on the skin and massaged in in lieu of rinsing off at all (think pond's cold cream). Therefore, if you have oily/combo/acne-prone skin it's most effective if you use it with a wash cloth on a DRY (or only slightly damp) face. Simply use one pump of the product on a damp cloth and wash your face as you normally would. Once you've cleaned your face, rinse the dirt and product from the cloth and your face. Finally, rinse your face one last time with the wet/damp cloth to wipe off any leftover cleanser.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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