Clinique : Acne Solutions Clear Skin System

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Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam:
Active Ingredient:
Salicylic acid (2%).

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, glycerin, butylene glycol sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sucrose, disodium phosphate, arginine cocoate, laminaria saccharina extract, cola nitida (kola) seed extract, caffeine, algae extract, mentha piperita (peppermint), sea whip extract, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, sodium hyaluronate, ppg-6 decyltetradeceth-30, lactobacillus ferment, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, longifolene, acetyl glucosamine, capryloyl glycine, perilla aldehyde, 10-hydroxydecanoic acid, polyquaternium-7, beta-caryophyllene, phospholipids, sodium stearate, sodium salicylate, disodium edta, phenoxyethanol, chloroxylenol

Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:
Active ingredient:
Salicylic acid (1.5%).

Inactive ingredients:
Water, 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, disodiom edta, benzalkonium chloride

Acne Solutions Clearing Moisturizer Oil-Free:
Active ingredient:
Benzoyl peroxide (2.5%).

Inactive ingredients:
Water, cyclopentasiloxane, butylene glycol, ceteareth-20, dimethicone, sucrose, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, hordeum vulgare (barley) extract, acetyl glucosamine, lactobacillus ferment, poria cocos sclerotium extract, laminaria saccharina extract, polymethyl methacrylate, gentiana lutea (gentian) root extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake, saccharomyces lysate extract, astrocaryum murumuru butter, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, myristyl alcohol, glycerin, zeolite, algae extract, linoleic acid, 10-hydroxydecanoic acid, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, caffeine, cholesterol, tocopheryl acetate, bisabolol, longifolene, polysorbate 80, sodium hyaluronate, beta-caryophyllene, propylene glycol dicaprate, capryloyl glycine, quaternium-22, mentha piperita (peppermine), perilla aldehyde, perilla aldehyde, caprylyl glycol, isohexadecane, xanthum gum, disodium edta, chloroxylenol, phenoxyethanol, titanium dioxide.

The list of ingredients above is provided for informational purposes only. Always check the actual product label in your possession for the most accurate ingredient information due to product changes or upgrades that may not yet be reflected on our web site.


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March 3, 2019
Works amazing for me!

Hi all! I don't usually write reviews but I know the bane of trying to find honest reviews, especially when trying to cure our face. So I am going to be as accurate as possible!

For years, I tried most stuff for my face (products to natural ingredients) and found a routine that finally works for my face after 2 years of really bad acne. So, I  thought of sharing.

When I got this kit, I used it diligently. I usually leave the foam on my face for 2 minutes before washing it off. 

Then I dab about 2 pumps of the toner and wipe my face with it. 

For daytime, I use Clinique moisturiser (but honestly there are better ones out there, I rate the moisturiser 3/5). It does work well when I am putting makeup though. 

At night, I'll use a "heavier" moisturiser since the toner can be a little drying for the face. I like to add a pump of argan oil for extra moisturising effect.

I don't usually use the toner every day, instead I alternate every 2-3 days. But I definitely used the cleanser everyday. 

My face has improved tremendously. I hardly get breakouts (especially on period) and on occasions, pimples do appear but they go away really quickly. 

I really recommend people trying this kit to help our faces get better. Highly recommended! For those going through the process of finding your routine, don't give up. I know it's tough but it will get better, I promise :)

November 2, 2018
Love some products, not others.
I really like the foaming facial cleanser and toner. They last a very long time (which is good for the high price). But definitely didn't like the moisturiser and had to change that for something else. Would choose the foaming facial cleaner over the 'new' cleansing gel any day. Facial cleanser and toner I've been using as my main solution for a few years now, and can say they never irritated my skin like most products did, plus keeping down the spots.
May 6, 2018
Amazing, however, don't use it like this..
This face wash works so well. At first uses, it cleared my acne and left me feeling fresh everyday. But I had constantly been harshly rubbing my face when using the toner as I felt like it would remove a larger percent of the dirt. I also used it day and night everyday making my skin extremely dry. Due to this, I developed an allergy to this set, my eyes get puffy (r e a l l y puffy), and it makes my face red and itchy. It hurts so much yet I continue the use of it ~ It does work, just don't use it the way I did
January 9, 2018
Very confused and don't know what to do?
Hi I'm 15! I've had really bad facial acne for the past 3/4 years and these past few months I have literally had clear skin! I use clinique anti blemish foam, Yasmin pills and occasionally duac. But since the beginning of this month my skin has been constantly breaking out and my cheeks are red and stiff. I haven't changed anything in my routine I wash morning and night. Does anyone know why this is starting to happen now and how I can prevent it cause I really don't want it to go back to how bad it used to be?
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December 31, 2017
Not for me
I have cystic acne and very sensitive skin. This product was not for me. It irritated my skin and made me break out for a few days. I like how it made my skin feel after washing though. Just wasn't a good fit for my skin problems.
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November 26, 2017
Love it!
Out of many many many products I have tried, Clinique has worked the best by far. Despite this product not clearing all of my acne, it has made my face so much clearer than I though possible. I am not afraid to leave my house without makeup on anymore! However, don't use this product twice a day cause it will dry out your face. I use it every night before bed so that it doesn't dry out my face. Overall I love it!!
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November 26, 2019

Curious if you have found a replacement for the third step, now that they have stopped making it?

October 10, 2017
Awesome when used correctly!
This is a very effective product but it only worked well for me after learning how to use it correctly. Here are my recommendations: 1. I use 2-3 pumps when using the cleanser and rub my face with it for ~10 seconds. 2. After drying my face with paper towel, I use cotton pads to apply the toner. I usually use 2 pads ( one for each half of face and neck). You need to get gentle pads that don't have exfoliating beads or bumps on them. Also, be very gentle when applying this. Do not rub hard as if you are removing more dirt by doing so. 3. After toner has dried, apply about a dime sized amount of the clarifying lotion. **4. This product is very drying to the face. I only apply this product EVERY OTHER DAY. On days that I am not using this product, I use the Cetaphil cleanser and a good moisturizer. Hopes this help!
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September 18, 2017
If you have sensitive skin, stay away from this product line of "acne solutions". It made my skin itch horribly and left my skin red for a couple of days. It made my acne worse and dried my skin so badly. $27 dollars for an irritated face, no thank you!
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September 5, 2017
Clinique anti blemish solutions 3 step system
I am 22 and have suffered from back acne since the age of 15 and facial acne since around 20. I started using the 3 step Clinique anti blemish solution set (cleansing foam, clarifying solution and moisturiser) for nearly 2 months. I have had positive results so far - my skin is not too oily or too dry, and I have seen a reduction in the number of spots on my cheeks. I would recommend this to people with facial acne who want to keep any new breakouts under control To note I also apply Duac gel to any new spots before bed and I am also on 408mg Lymecycline and take 2 tablets a day
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July 26, 2017
i started using this 3 days ago and i don't know what to think about it. it's getting the pimples that i wanted to go away, to go away but i'm also getting a few other pimples? is this supposed to happen. i'm gonna keep on using this till it's finished just to see if it actually does work. update: did not work as good as i thought it would. it made the pimples on my forehead that i wanted to go away, go away but other than that it made me break out more on other spots. Right now i am using Cetaphil facial wash and Witch Hazel and let me tell you those 2 things are tha bomb. com lol. it's a whole lot cheaper than this product tho.
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