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Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System

Clinique

Acne Solutions Clear Skin System

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Three days, 37% clearer skin-and that's just the beginning. It's gentle, non-irritating. But so effective you'll see fewer blemishes, smaller-looking pores, skin that's less oily or red.

Kit includes:
  • Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam (1.7 oz)
  • Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion (3.4 oz)
  • Acne Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment (1.0 oz)
Cleanse with Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam. Exfoliate with Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion. Moisturize with Acne Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment .

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CliniqueAcne Solutions Clear Skin System
 
4.4

(based on 102 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (50)
  • Lightweight (48)
  • Softens skin (33)
  • Soothes skin (33)
  • Moisturizes (26)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Not effective (6)
  • Dries out skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (62)
  • Sensitive skin (31)
  • Enlarged pores (27)
  • Acne-prone skin (16)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (37), Survivalist / minimalist (18), Budget shopper (13), Beauty expert (7), Brand buyer (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (48), Oily (13), Dry (5), Normal (4)

Reviewed by 102 customers

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5.0

Definitely going to buy this product again

By Sammy

from El Paso TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

    Helped my skin a lot!

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    Saving grace for sensitive skin

    By Emily

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Beauty Expert

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne prone skin
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

      As an adult I still experience acne flare ups. I have tried every acne system you can think of. I have very sensitive skin and this product cleared my acne within 3 days. It left my skin soft and glowing, and best of all, did not dry it out and irritate it! I use Clinique foundation, powder, and primers. I am a big fan of Clinique for sensitive skin

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      3.0

      Not for me

      By Kel

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

        I heard a lot of great reviews about this product. From all the Ulta employees to the reviews online, but my skin reacted very badly. Everyone's skin type is different, so I understand why there would be different reactions to products. My skin turned extremely red, and my face was extremely itchy. Even after a few days of not using this product, my face was still itchy and red. I'm not going to say to not buy this product just because it has worked on so many other people. I would say try the sample products first before buying full sizes.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Works so fast!

        By LuLu

        from New Jersey

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Acne
        • Acne Scars
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

        This stuff is AMAZING! I started using this on Sunday, today is Wednesday. I had terrible breakouts along my checks, chin and jawline and they've all dried up now and I have zero acne. There's some scarring since it dries out any acne you may have but that is also starting to fade. I have tried everything: natural route, lush, proactive, even got facials at Ulta and used the Dermologica suggested. Nothing worked/made it worse. Clinique has won me over.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Cleared up in a couple of days!

        By Ortech

        from San Antonio, Tx

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

            Daily use is best!

            • Skin Type:
            • Normal
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            AMAZING!

            By jessandpuppycat

            from Austin, Tx

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

              This product is amazing! I am almost 30 and still suffer from cystic acne outbreaks, like the ones that hurt underneath the skin! I broke down and bought procactiv and that cleared my skin but irritated it really badly so i stopped. I went back to my old lush products that were ok but didnt give me the result i wanted. So one day in Ulta i decided to try clinque acne solutions, i was having a rather bad break out on my chin so i was desperate. that night i used the product and it's like magic my skin felt so soft and clean. I used it before bed and thw next morning my acne had gone down considerably in size and they did not hurt at all. After 3 days of morning and night usage my face is almost completely clear! i am definitely going to buy the full sizes once I'm done with these!

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              5.0

              Excellent buy!

              By Clinique fan

              from Manitowoc, WI

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                Absolutely excellent for acne with sensitive skin and allergies!!!

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cystic acne is finally getting under control!

                By Carly

                from Michigan

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Cystic Acne
                  • Daily Use
                  • Uneven Skin Tone

                  Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                  I'm 33 but I've battled skin issues my whole life. My cystic acne has gotten progressively worse and I've tried numerous treatments from every end of the price spectrum. My cheeks and chin were so red, blotchy, and covered in acne that I finally mentioned to my family doctor that I'd like to get on a prescription or a referral to a dermatologist. She suggested I try Clinique's acne system, as that is the only thing that worked for her daughter. I ordered it the next day.

                  After a week of use, I could see a difference. Now, after using it for a little more than 2 weeks, my face has dramatically improved! I was getting 1-2 new cystic zits every week and they were lasting months on my face...yet I haven't had a new once since starting this treatment and my previous ones are finally shrinking and disappearing. My smaller acne is practically gone. My skin feels dramatically smoother. I catch myself running my hands across it because it feels so foreign to me. And there is no pain. Before, touching my face caused me to hit painful spots, but now nothing. If feel like this is what normal is supposed to be and I'm ecstatic about it! :)

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 30-44
                   
                  5.0

                  Maybe the product I have been looking for for years....

                  By Maris

                  from UTAH

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Lightweight
                  • Moisturizes
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Sensitive Skin
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                    I have adult acne.. and it's destroyed my skin. I have wasted so much time and money on products that do not work. I have been so surprised by Clinique. My skin is actually settling down. I am regaining my confidence and very grateful.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44
                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing!

                    By Lauren

                    from Rochester, NY

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Gets rid of acne
                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Reduces pores

                    Cons

                    • Dries skin

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne
                    • Daily Use
                    • Enlarged Pores

                    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                    I am absolutely in LOVE with the Clinique Acne Solutions kit! It clears my hormonal breakouts basically overnight! I have tried other spot treatments, cleansers, masks, professional facials, but nothing has cleared my skin like this!

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 18-29

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                    • Q:

                      What are the ingredients in this system?
                      Asked on 4/8/2017 by Charity from UT

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Thank you for your interest in Clinique. I am noting the ingredients below for each item in this system. Have a great day!

                        Acne Solutions Cleanser:
                        active ingredient: salicylic acid 2.00%
                        ingredients: water\aqua\eau / 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 < iln32337>

                        Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:
                        active ingredient: salicylic acid 1.50%
                        other 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 < iln32340>

                        All Over Clearing Treatment Moisturizer:
                        active ingredient: benzoyl peroxide 2.50%
                        other ingredients: water\aqua\eau / cyclopentasiloxane / butylene glycol / ceteareth-20 / dimethicone / sucrose / camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract / hordeum vulgare (barley) extract\extrait d'orge / 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 (peppermint) / perilla aldehyde / caprylyl glycol / isohexadecane / xanthan gum / disodium edta / chloroxylenol / phenoxyethanol / titanium dioxide (ci 77891) < iln32391>

                        Answered on 4/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Hello,
                      I am looking for a skincare routine for my tween, who is starting to get a little acne. Would the acne solution be too strong? should I go with Treatment 3 - she is oily in T zone.
                      Asked on 3/31/2017 by Patty from Dover, DE

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! If she is not using anything to cleanse and exfoliate her skin currently, it is quite possible that she could start with a basic 3 step skin care system in a type #3.
                        The acne system if for someone experiencing persistent acne and suffering from breakouts that are 3 or more at a time constantly.
                        Thank you for your question and have a wonderful week!

                        Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Is the foaming cleanser oil free?
                      Asked on 3/22/2017 by Kelsey from missoula, MT

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Yes, all of the Acne Solutions products are oil free. Thank you for your interest in Clinique and have a wonderful week!

                        Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Will this work if you have very oily skin? I've read reviews that have said it dries out their skin but I haven't really read any that say anything about oil. So will this help with my oily skin? Thanks!
                      Asked on 3/18/2017 by idk what I'm doing

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Thanks for your question! This system addresses acne specifically. If you have 3 or more breakouts at a time consistently, this would be a nice system for you. Acne occurs in the skin due to oil and bacteria getting trapped beneath dead skin. This system helps to control all of those factors, so it is suitable for oily skin types.
                        If you do not suffer from acne, but only suffer from oil, you should try the Clinique 3 step skin care system for oily skin. Have a wonderful week!

                        Answered on 3/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      what are the pH levels in these products?
                      Asked on 3/10/2017 by jess from nc

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        The pH scale is a measurement used to identify the acidity or basicity of substances. The usual pH of skin is 5.5, which is slightly acidic.
                        A cosmetic product's pH varies according to the product's function. Regardless of product pH, research has shown that skin returns to its normal pH shortly after use.
                        Our Research and Development teams have demonstrated that a product's effectiveness is not dependent upon any one particular factor (i.e., pH) or ingredient, but rather the combination of ingredients in a particular formula. For proprietary reasons, we do not disclose ingredient percentages or product pH; however, you can be sure that the Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing 3 Step System is scientifically balanced to enhance the look and feel of your skin.
                        Thank you for your interest in Clinique and have a wonderful week!

                        Answered on 3/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Hi, can I still use Even Better skin tone correcting moisturizer SPF 15 with this 3 step?
                      Asked on 3/7/2017 by Sui from Melbourne Victoria

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Absolutely. They work wonderfully together. You will use the Even Better Moisturizer after your 3 step. Thank you for your question.

                        Answered on 3/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Would this cleanser be a good match to use with my Clarisonic Mia?
                      Asked on 3/7/2017 by Shelby

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! This is a wonderful system for anyone that experiences 3 or more breakouts all of the time. It is designed for someone that has a difficult time getting their skin clear and free of breakout. Clinique also carries an Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel that you could move around on the skin when using a device a bit longer if you prefer that type of texture. Both are nice options. Thank you for your interest and have a great week!

                        Answered on 3/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      hi! to start, i have pretty dry/flaky skin except for my chin and forehead area which can get oily. i also have sensitive skin that can react badly with some skin care product which makes me nervous to take the leap on this! is this compatible with sensitive

                      skin? if not, any other products you recommend? thanks so much!
                      Asked on 3/4/2017 by Megan from Leawood, Kansas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! I totally understand your concern. There are actually calming agents added to this system and it is typically great for sensitive skin. It will also help with the flakiness that you are seeing on the skin because it offers exfoliation. This system was designed to be used by someone that suffers from 3 or more blemishes at all times. It is for someone that is having a difficult time achieving clear skin. This system, as well as all Clinique products are also allergy tested, so we are testing thoroughly for sensitivity. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                        Answered on 3/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Given use twice a day, how many weeks should this set last you?
                      Asked on 3/4/2017 by Soccer Girl from Greensboro, NC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! This set should last about 30-45 days. Thank you for your interest in Clinique. Have a wonderful week!

                        Answered on 3/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used on my 11 yr old daughter?
                      Asked on 2/22/2017 by Bonnie from Long Island, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Absolutely! This system is for anyone that is experiencing 3 or more breakouts consistently. It will help to heal and treat acne prone skin. If you are looking for an oil free hydrator to partner with the system, you may want to try Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirsty Relief Formula. Thank you for your question and have a wonderful day!

                        Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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