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Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion
Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion, 6.7 fl oz
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on 4/5/2018 5:08:00 PM
More reviews by SKSS
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I tried a deluxe try me size of this Clinique acne toner Bc I had bought their acne starter kit I was hoping that this toner would do something to help control my very oily t zone! But unfortunately it doesn't do much for oil control! & I don't think ūüí≠ it's very healthy for the skin to be subjected to so much alcohol ūüćļ!ūüėĖ In this case this toner is similar to Clinique #4 toner in fact all of Clinique toners have too much alcohol in them & when I finish off all of my inventory of their toners i will never repurchase them again Bc it's alcoholic content can't be possible healthy for your skin ūüė≤! ūüĎéūüŹĽ!
on 3/15/2018 8:02:00 AM
More reviews by MissAnnieB
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This product is really the other thing, besides one other product in my skin care routine, that I actually see make a difference in my acne. Seriously, it's come to the point where I can't be without this toner. It really helps clear my acne. Does make my oily skin dry right after I use it, but duh, it's the salicylic acid. I just follow up with a skin gel and then moisturizer or a face oil. I see such a difference in my skin when I happen to run out of it for like a week. That's why I buy 2 bottles at one time because I literally cannot be without it.
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on 3/7/2018 11:47:00 PM
More reviews by valmont32677
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I am the biggest Clinique skincare proponent fan ever‚ÄĒi should own stock in it. Clinique skincare A+ their makeup is a solid B- always make a point of The GWPs...I have been eating sleep breathing 3 step for some time.. 3 step forever! A little about me: I‚Äôm early 40s no acne for the past 2 years but have a history of bad acne to the point I was put on minocycline long term when I was adolescent too when this all went down. So age 9-20 Minocycline rotated w amoxicillin then age 20 decided on oral contraceptives been on diff brands of ‚Äúthe pill‚ÄĚ all my life & shot. Shot makes my acne worse but I‚Äôm not on it for acne..something else blah. boring been using mainly Clinique all of these years. My skins evolved. I was on clarifying lotion 3 as a kid. I used oily skin facial liquid soap or their bar. I didn‚Äôt need acne solutions til now. Due to Clinique SA she told me Extra Mild liquid soap. I used it a couple of days & erupt into painful unsightly cystic acne! I quit the cleanser & started using Disl Gold e Cleocin T topical int my Macy‚Äôs dot com order arrived. I live on an exceedingly small town. I‚Äôm still having zits popping op out of nowhere. the only new thing was changing from oily skin facial soap to extra mild so i got the 4 week trial. Not fond of BP. My sweat bleaches evthing. After 4 weeks are up I‚Äôll decide if it merits buying full sized bottles this was approx $28 from macys.com. I feel like the products are helping already it‚Äôs not been thafwas able to get a full refund at Macy‚Äôs as for the extra mild liquid facial soap. The trio impressed me. Wow it‚Äôs good & think I‚Äôll buy this cleanser/clarifying toner (why on earth do they call it lotion?!) but not the moisturizer from this trio bcoz of BP. I‚Äôd just use DDMGel. I have a a handle on this acne finally after that horrid soap. I did buy the acne solutions bar of soap Their soap lasts forever! Still going strong 2 years from when I bought my old soap the oily skin bar soap. My mom thinks I spend too much on skincare but you wouldn‚Äôt put didddl in a Ferrari anyways Clinique isn‚Äôt high like chanel I tried chanel a year ago it‚Äôs awesome but too much money. This toner mattifies & clarifies But I still have blackheads to be expected. #winning
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on 3/5/2018 4:40:00 AM
More reviews by EvaVic
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
The product is sold under The Anti-Blemish Clarifying Lotion in the EU.It is an excellent lotion for oilier acne-prone skin-types. People with dryer skin (with acne) should use it only in warmer more humid weather otherwise it can be too drying on the skin.It contains 1.5% Salicylic Acid that is an approved anti-acne substance in the US and also allowed in cosmetics in the EU.It has some humectants and skin conditioners and a blend of some excellent anti-inflammatory ingredients that can counteract the drying effect of Salicylic Acid.It has a higher amount of Nylon-12 powder for oil-absorption. However, it will not be able to much of that. It will, on the other hand, contribute to a smoother feel at application though.Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 1.50% Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau, Alcohol Denat., Nylon-12, Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Caffeine, Sucrose, Glycerin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sorbitol, Sea Whip Extract, Barium Sulfate, 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid, Silica, Disodium Edta, Benzalkonium Chloride
on 3/7/2017 11:37:00 PM
More reviews by elclark334
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
This always clears up my acne. Cystic, whiteheads, blackheads-- it doesn't matter. This works wonders. You DO need to work up to applying 2x per day, but it's great
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on 4/27/2016 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by jessica2314
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
My skin is very acne prone. But recently I was getting so many pimples. My entire face was covered in active pimples and each day I was seeing few more new pimples. I tried many many many products. Each one I tried for 7-10days to see if it is working or not. But none of them worked except this one. I started using it 7 days back and I don't have any active pimples right now. Yes I've many scars but at least new pimple is not coming. And this product is responsible for that as my rest of the skin care routine is same. This product has 1.5% salicylic acid. But this is kind of on the stronger side. It has alcohol in it and very harsh on the skin. My skin become drier since I start using it. I wish it is not this harsh so that I can continue to use this even after clearing up my acne. But I'm not sure if I'm going to reuse it after clearing up my acne. But if I have acne again I may reuse it. This product is a winner for me.
on 12/7/2015 10:49:00 AM
More reviews by sprite26
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Great product for removing oil and impurities. It's amazing how much gunk I can see on the cotton after swiping.This toner is a little on the strong side, but it still does not irritate my skin at all. It has 1.5% salicylic acid and witch hazel in it. Might be too harsh for those with sensitive skins but it's just fine for me. For reference, I have skin that is combo-oily, clog-prone, and not sensitive. My regular toner is Clinique's Clarifying Lotion 2, but sometimes I need to use something stronger when I want to really get in there and get my pores clean. This toner is great for that.My only complaint about this Acne Solutions toner is that it's a tad bit drying so it's not something that I would use every day.I am a fan of Clinique's products and this one is a winner. I'd buy it again.
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on 7/26/2015 4:38:00 PM
More reviews by flowersforjeni
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
My skin type? Acne-prone, very oily all over, prone to clogging, slightly sensitive, medium complexionSkin concerns: Hyper-pigmentation, light scarring, uneven skin, moderate acne (monthly), very oily skin, clogged pores, dry patches (due to acne medication)Product claims: ďGentle, medicated formula exfoliates to clear dead surface cells and reduce excess oil that can lead to breakouts. Unclogs pores. Oil-absorbing powders eliminate shine. Soothes irritation and redness without drying. For all skin types. Allergy tested. 100% fragrance free.ĒI bought this back in 2013 for around $20 CDN and have been using it off-an-on since, along with the Acne Solutions Foaming Face Wash.ďDid it help with my acne?ĒInitially, yes, I believe this did help me clear my acne. In 2013, I broke out very badly along my chin and jawline and this helped my acne medications work better. On its own, I believe it wouldnít have been as effective but I do think that it helped make my routine Ďmore effectiveí and Ďstrongerí. It also helped with dry patches and it does exfoliate my skin because my make-up, afterwards, goes on a lot smoother. The ingredient ďsalicylic acid 1.5%Ē probably has a lot to do with that.ďDoes it help control oil?ĒEhhhh, not so much. Iíd say it probably doesnít make that much of a difference. Because of the high alcohol content, being the second ingredient on the list, it does have a ďdryingĒ effect once you first put it on. However, throughout the day, my skinís natural oiliness peaks through unchanged.ďDoes it dry my skin out and does it irritate my skin?ĒNo, but my skin is pretty tough as itís used to strong medications like ďretinoids, topical antibacterials, AHAís, BHAísĒ so a toner with salicylic acid wonít dry out or irritate my skin. However, for those who arenít used to BHAís and are first starting out, I can see how this might Ďstingí and Ďirritateí those skin types. The alcohol content might also cause irritation and redness.ďDoes it unclog pores?ĒNot really. I now suffer from clogged pores more than I did back in 2013 and this toner hasnít helped me with that problem. Clogged pores are a really difficult thing to get rid of. Iíd say this product would be good for Ďpreventingí clogged pores and just exfoliating surface cells BUT it doesnít have the power to penetrate deep enough to really unclog, hardened pores (thatís what retinoids are for.) My final thoughts with this toner is that itís helped me initially with my acne and it hasnít irritated or broken out my acne-prone skin so I love that about this. However, I feel like the ingredients in this (such as the alcohol) wonít help my skin in the long-run. Iíve just entered my 20ís and am being very careful with what I put on my skin. This isnít the best toner out there but it did work for me previously. Now, it doesnít seem to do anything for my top skin concerns: clogged pores, uneven skin texture, and hyper-pigmentation. Iíll keep this as a back-up but for now Iím on the hunt for a better toner! :)
on 6/22/2015 11:49:00 PM
More reviews by hollifer
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
I've been using this product on and off as part of the Anti-Blemish line for years. I've always found it to be a pretty reliable product when dealing with my acne- it helps to clear away dead skin which can build up causing blemishes, plus because it cleans the skin really well, it prepares it nicely for my topical skin cream. However I've decided it's time to phase out the use of the product due to the high alcohol content. My skin has calmed down a bit over the years and I feel that it's time to start using products that will care for it as it ages, rather than aggressively scrub away layers from my face! I've been through a lot of products over the years so my skin is pretty resilient, but I can imagine those with drier skin would not get along well with this- it's just way to harsh.That said I always did like looking at the cotton bud after wiping it over my face. There was usually some residue makeup, and it was satisfying to know my face was SUPER clean before bedtime. Also helpful if I wanted to test how effective a cleanser/makeup remover was!
on 6/17/2015 12:44:00 AM
More reviews by antiguru
Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
Deluxe Sephora sample, lasted me a couple months of use, a few times a week. Okay toner, I used during times of breakout prone skin, especially. Meaning around my period. It would remove trace amounts of makeup left behind from my cleanser and it did seem to leave my skin a bit tighter but not dry. I won't repurchase because I feel I can do just as well at the drug store for a bit cheaper. Right now, I'm using a tea tree oil spray by Boots and it's working very well.
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