Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion 200ml
3.1 of 10 reviews
$7.50 x 4
$7.50 x 4
- Acne, breakouts and blackheads
- Oiliness and shine
- Normal to oily
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3.1 of 10 reviews
78% recommend this product
Most Helpful Positive
I really liked it and it hydrates the skin and leaves the skin fresh!!
Most Helpful Criticism
Does the job
The powder element gives me a bit of worry that it will stop my serums from sinking in but my god does it get a lot of gunk out! The colour of the cotton ball after is proof! Makes me realise my cleanser is missing a lot of my make up.
Cleans deeplyI like this product as it removes a lot of dirt that my cleanser doesn't. I only use it once a day (at night) as it's quite strong and I don't feel like i need it in the morning. It is very effective for my oily, adult acne prone skin. This product feels nice on my skin, it doesn't sting my face.
Really confusing labelling!I'm saddened to say I am not a fan of this of many fronts. First off the labelling is really off. It describes itself as a clarifying lotion and a twice a day exfoliator. When I think of a lotion, I think of a water based cream and when I think of a exfoliator I think of a face scrub. Not an alcohol based solution. I feel it should be described as a toner, not a lotion or exfoliator.
The second front is the smell and strong alcohol content. It smells very chemically. It disappears after you put it on but it's not a pleasant experience. Had it been described as a toner I may have been more accepting of this but they didn't :S
Does the jobThe powder element gives me a bit of worry that it will stop my serums from sinking in but my god does it get a lot of gunk out! The colour of the cotton ball after is proof! Makes me realise my cleanser is missing a lot of my make up.
Strong toning lotion for acneI have oily and acne prone skin, this product does sting my skin when it goes on after cleansing, but it definitely helps to heal any pimples I have and stop the spread of bacteria on my face. It does smell quite strong when you open the bottle, like alcohol but it doesn't seem to dry out my skin though, it dries out my pimples and oily areas instead. I do notice a different when I don't use this, such as build ups of dead skin and more black heads and redness around my pimples.
Nice OneI really liked it and it hydrates the skin and leaves the skin fresh!! Slightly drying though so wouldn't recommend for anyone with super dry skin
EffectiveThis product is effective at clearing skin - it dries out acne and helps prevent further breakouts. It is harsh - but acne prone skin sometimes needs a more stringent product for results - it has worked for me!
ExcellentI really liked it and it hydrates the skin and leaves the skin fresh!!
Harsh and strippingI found this way too harsh - while I have sensitive skin prone to the odd spots every now and then, I was told this was a good option by a clinique sales person. After trying, my skin felt extremely dry, and if i used more than a couple of consecutive days, would feel irritated with lots of little red bumps. Looking at the ingredients and level of alcohol I would not repurchase, and threw out the bottle unfortunately.
Pretty harshThis contains 1.5% salicylic acid (which is good), but the 2nd listed ingredient is alcohol (which is bad!) Salicylic acid can be drying enough without adding a ton of alcohol to your skin.
The other issue I find with Clinique (and other old-school cosmetics companies) is though while their products might be 'dermatologically tested' (aren't they all?) -- they don't seem to pay much attention to packaging or pH levels. If the pH is too high, the BHA becomes useless. If the packaging is transparent, any antioxidant becomes useless.
To me, this felt like wiping rubbing alcohol all over my face - without any discernible benefit of the salicylic acid. For cloggy and blemish-prone skin, you are better off finding a salicylic gel with a low pH, like The Ordinary's 2% serum.
Pretty goodI did like this product and it did a great job off cleaning my skin but my skin is sensitive and it did sting a little so I wouldn't use this religiously as I think it's a little too harsh. I would still use it if I feel I needed an extra cleansing step.