CLINIQUE Clarifying Lotion #4

CLINIQUE Clarifying Lotion #4

3.9

79 reviews

78% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

2011 Reformulaton: Water, Alcohol Denat., Salicylic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Trehelose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA-Copper, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Benzophenone-4, Green 5

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on 6/13/2009 5:46:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have oily acne prone skin. I'm suffering from adult acne almost 3 years. I realized my face cleanser (lush- coal face) is not enough to purify my skin and decided to give a chance a toner. I researched the reviews in MUA and i chosed it. I wasn't belived that can help my acne but it really works! I'm using this toner 15-20 min before i wash my face and it makes my skin really matte and oil free.
Everything is going good about this toner except for my hands! Everytime i use this tonic, my palms and fingertips drying like hell, turning white and become ragged! I'm about use this with latex gloves. 5 for facial effect but 3 for my hands and respiratory system (it makes me cough sometimes)

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this product. I used to use #3, but it stopped working for me. I was breaking out like crazy - probably dreaded hormones. I almost have to laugh when I read the reviews. If you have dry skin, why would you even try the blue #4 bottle? It just doesn't make sense. Anyway, if you have oily skin - try it out - you might like it. Update: I stopped using this for a good long while. I couldn’t figure out what was making my skin break out- then it occurred to me to re buy this. I did- and dontchaknow problems put at bay. I do also use a Clarisonic- and my cotton ball still picks up yuck even after washing. Clinique, why did I ever leave you?

4 of 4 people found this helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Olive, Cool

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm not sure how to feel about this lotion. The amount of alcohol in it (the smell!) cannot be good for my skin, yet this is the only lotion that has managed to clear my skin and keep my pores unclogged. After I finished my first bottle, I started breaking out again and my skin became seriously disgusting, so I bought another bottle and within a week my face had completely cleared up! It hasn't irritated my skin and it does not burn like a few other toners out there. It can be a little drying, but nothing that a moisturizer can't fix. For the mean time I will continue using it until I find another alcohol-free lotion that works this well.

Note: This is meant for very oily skin only!! If you have any other skin type this might be extremely drying and/or irritating.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


on 1/10/2009 8:06:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have used it before I looked at ingredients list when shopping so I really haven't been aware that it doesn't use ANYTHING useful for skin health. It's only alcohol, some moisturizing ingredients and colorants.
This product is soooo agressive, I couldn't use it even few times in a row.
Sorry, Clinique, but with so many researches you still wanna harm people's skin?!?!??!


on 12/30/2008 10:19:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This stuff is amazing! It's VERY strong, and only for those of you with super oily skin. I've been using it twice a day for about six weeks with the 3-step system. It exfoliated and brightened my face over time, fading scars, and killing my acne. It's only getting better and I hope my skin doesn't get used to it.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I have sensitive, acne prone skin. I also have seborrheic dermatitis, but where i live at times it can become super hot and humid, and my face will start to sweat alot during such times. This product works great for exfoliation and taking away shine, however, it is too strong for me to use on a daily basis, so i had to stop using it.

I would only recommend using it if your skin can handle alot, because unfortunately my skin can't.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Red, Other, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is pretty good toner. I have pretty oily skin and this toner can be very drying. I only really use this about once a week. Works pretty well, but you really have to moisturize after using this! For reference I am skin type 4 under clinique's system :)

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


on 11/19/2008 5:49:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I use this when I can't afford my Vichy toner. It's pretty awesome... kinda drying though... and my skin is super oily.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been with Clinique for a few years now - I used #2 Clarifying Lotion in my teens and #3 in my early 20s. Once I hit 25, my skin decided to become the Holy Meeting Grounds of the Chuch of Too Much Oil. Tragic, I know. Completley out of the blue my face started breaking out for the first time since middle school. I tried a bunch of acne remedies with no success, finally going to the Clinique counter and asking for the dreaded blue (#4) toner. Well, within 1 week (that is 7 days of the Gregorian calendar) my skin was clear again. Thank you lawd! I mean, seriously, I'm too old for pimples.

Ok, so here's what's up - do NOT use this if you have dry skin, normal skin or even skin that's sorta oily every third Tuesday. No, for this to not take your face off, YOU MUST HAVE OILY SKIN. Like, your face better look like the Fonze was all up in there. Do you even know who da Fonze is?

At the end of the day, this stuff saved my face. Ignore reviewers who say "this burned my face." Well, duh, its not for dry/normal skin.

16 of 17 people found this helpful.


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I've used number 3 for several years, but recently moved up to 4. Number 3 was no longer providing enough exfoliation. I use this toner once a day, and it really keeps my oily skin in check. I don't know how much more salicylic acid is in this product, but I can say for certain that it is quite a bit stronger than number 3.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.


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