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Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System

Clinique

Acne Solutions Clear Skin System

Item 2165267

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
 
4.2

(based on 170 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (90)
  • Lightweight (86)
  • Soothes skin (65)
  • Softens skin (63)
  • Moisturizes (44)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (33)
  • Not effective (14)
  • Bad smell (12)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Drying (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (113)
  • Sensitive skin (46)
  • Enlarged pores (36)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (27)
  • Uneven skin tone (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (64), Survivalist / minimalist (46), Budget shopper (13), Beauty expert (10), Brand buyer (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (81), Oily (33), Dry (12), Normal (10)

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5.0

A serious game changer

By Noemi

from Wisconsin

About Me Beauty Conscious

Pros

  • Kills that acne yo
  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • Daily Use
  • Uneven Skin Tone

Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

I never write reviews, ever. But this product actually made such an impact on my skin that I felt I had to leave my thoughts!

I've struggled with acne since I was about 11 and I've tried a ton of creams and toners and facial washes. Some worked to an extent, others not so much. But nothing ever did more than just alleviate some acne. I've never had horrible cystic acne, but I've always had some and particularly those pesky little under the skin type ones you can't ever get rid of.

I'm now 18 (with combo skin) and let me just say, my mom got this for me to finally try and clear my acne for good. I also have mild eczema and this product hasn't dried my skin badly at all, which is impressive. Now, within a week, my forehead was completely smooth and silky like it hasn't been since I was 10. After a month of use, I can't imagine going back. My cheeks cleared up so well that only a little bit of acne scaring remains. The amount of makeup I wear has gone way down and people have been complimenting my skin for the first time in my life! I've literally been recommending it to all my friends haha

So now the product itself, it's fairly lightweight and absorbs quickly enough, I use at night always and in the morning depending on how late I am running(: the only downside is the smell, I actually got a headache once from the chemicalness of it. You quickly get used to it though and I think it's a very small price to pay for smoother, softer skin.

After that essay, I'll just say if you're going to splurge on expensive skincare, this is the one to go with for sure!

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

Great for aging skin breakouts

By GrannyD

from Ky

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Aging breakouts

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

    I use this 2x a week to keep my skin from breaking out. I am a 60 year old and I also went to their AS foundation. I am 100% satisfied and I have used the top brands of makeup and don't worry about cost if a
    Product works & their products are very reasonably priced which makes me happy.

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    3.0

    Too harsh on my skin. Reducing usage to every 2 to 3 days.

    By See

    from Mn

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bad Smell
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

      Does reduce pimples. Harsh on skin.

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

      Would definitely buy this product

      By Shoequeen

      from Fairview heights IL

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

        Would recommend this to anyone that has acne it has cleared up my daughter within a week of using products

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

        Wow

        By Me

        from Maryland

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

          I'm 33 and for the past several years I've been suffering with adult hormonal acne. So embarrassing ! I've tried everything from proactive to seeing a dermatologist and spending 100s on kits that only made my face worse. I bought this kit about a week ago and my face has dramatically improved. The third step does dry out my face so I only use it once a day. Try it !!

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

          Life saver!

          By Amira

          from Kentucky

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

            I am 26 and 12 weeks pregnant and NOTHING has helped my hormonal acne....until I got this stuff. My acne is GONE and I'm still in shock three weeks later. It started working just after a few uses and I've only had a couple pimples (when I forgot to wash at night)— instead of my entire face. I used this in combo with the acne solutions foundation. I will most definitely be buying again!!

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            1.0

            Would not recommend for sensitive skin

            By Chelsea

            from Texas

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Allergic reaction
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                I have pretty sensitive, acne prone skin. I am 21 and have been having trouble with pretty bad breakouts. I figured I'd try this line to see if it would help my acne. Unfortunately I had a terrible allergic reaction to these products. My acne got even worse and I got a skin rash all over my face and down my neck. These products are too abrasive for sensitive skin and I honestly wouldn't recommend this to anyone with acne prone skin either.

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

                Not good

                By crystal

                from Tucson Arizona

                Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                helps get ride of present acne on face BUT doesn't stop acne from appearing on face.

                 
                5.0

                I will be a repeat buyer, great product!

                By Tropigal

                from Crescent City FL

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Smells Great
                • Soothes Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Occasional facial breakouts

                  Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                  I used this skin care system as directed for two days and blemishes reduced drastically.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  5.0

                  A must!

                  By Dre

                  from Palm Desert CA

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Redness/ Blotchiness
                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                    Starts working the moment you use it! I got it when I had a horrible breakout, and that same day it calmed my irritated skin. I've been using it for 2.5 weeks and I've seen such a big difference!

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

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                    • Q:

                      Is step one for washing only, step two for exfoliating or is it a toner, and is step three for treatment or moisturizing? Should I still use my regular toner, serum, eye cream, and moisturizer along with this three step system?
                      Asked on 11/20/2017 by Apple from California, US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello, Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System is proper cleansing (step 1), exfoliation (step 2), and moisturization (step 3) for skin types experiencing breakout to help treat and prevent future breakouts. Yes, you can still add your favorites but be sure they are oil-free while treating breakout. Be sure to let us know what you think!

                        Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Hi. I have the occasional breakouts and was wanting to give this a try. But I have extremely dry skin already.. especially around my nose, cheek chin areas and I don't want anything to dry it out worse. So I was wondering if I needed the whole kit & maybe add a moisturizer so I don't dry out more or if I needed just one step from the kit and then maybe a good moisturizer (which I need a good moisturizer anyways if you have any suggestions) thanks!!
                      Asked on 11/20/2017 by Jess from Virginia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Great question! Anytime you are treating breakout, temporary peeling and dryness can occur as your skin is working fast to uncover newer, healthier skin. Use Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System (all 3 steps) and add Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to alternate with your Clinique Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment. It will provide hydration while also smoothing flakiness. We can't wait to hear your results!

                        Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Hi , I usually have 1 or 2 painful pimples under the skin a week that leave a dark scar i think it's due to clogged pores would this product help ?
                      Asked on 11/14/2017 by Tay from Willow Grove , PA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello. For your degree of breakout, try Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam, Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel (applied all over the surface of the skin), and Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to help clear and prevent your 1-2 pimples per week. Add Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector + Optimizer to fade dark spots left by acne. We can't wait to hear your results!

                        Answered on 11/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Hello, I'm 34 years old and I have been struggling with acne since I was 13. It's not severe, but my skin is bumpy underneath the surface. I used proactiv for the last 7 years and recently it started really irritating my skin. I was so frustrated so I went to Ulta for help and I was recommended the 3 step starter kit #2, and the acne solutions foundation. I have noticed that I have more blackheads and white heads now, and if I use the foundation, I'll get big bumps under my skin. My tone has improved though, and my skin isn't as dry as it was with proactiv. Should I add something from this kit to better exfoliate my skin? Or do you reccommend another product or foundation for someone older with acne prone skin?
                      Asked on 11/14/2017 by Frustrated but hopeful from Harrisburg pa

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! If you constantly have 3 or more areas of concern with breakout, the Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System is a great system for you. If there are times that your skin is clear and free of breakout, you can continue with Clinique's 3 Step Skin Care System, partnered with the Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                        Answered on 11/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Are the steps the same if you have makeup on? Or do you recommend using a makeup wipe first?
                      Asked on 11/2/2017 by Heidi from Elk Grove,CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello. For best results, use a makeup solvent before your Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System. Try Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm to dissolve face and eye makeup before starting your system. We can't wait to hear your results!

                        Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Hi I've been dealing with forehead acne for half a year now. I used to never break of but now it's absolutely frustrating I miss my clear skin. I have dry acne prone skin, would this be a good fit?
                      Asked on 11/1/2017 by Od from Elk Grove, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System helps to clear and prevent future breakout, control oil, and shrink pores. For best results, use both morning and night. We can't wait to hear your results!

                        Answered on 11/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Hello I was wondering if this is good for acne prone skin
                      Asked on 8/24/2017 by unicorn from Dallas,TX

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! This is fantastic for acne prone skin. It is suggested for anyone that experiences constant breakout. In order to be a candidate for the entire system, you should be experiencing breakout in 3 or more areas all of the time.

                        Answered on 8/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      I am currently suffering from postpartum/hormonal cystic acne on my jaw line. Is this a good product for cystic acne or do you have something else for that?
                      Asked on 8/22/2017 by jessbeautyxx from Charlotte, NC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Thank you for your question. If the acne you are experiencing is cystic, my best advice is to see a dermatologist. Topical agents do not treat cystic acne. If you are experiencing a combination of cystic and also blemishes, this is a nice system to treat the blemishes. It is designed for anyone that experiences 3 or more areas of concern with acne in the form of blemishes. Have a great week!

                        Answered on 8/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      i have occasional acne and blackheads on my nose and chin with a dry combination skin type. will this help with my acne and not dry me out at the same time?
                      Asked on 8/8/2017 by kenzie from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! If you only have occasional acne, this system may not be what your skin needs. You mention occasional acne and blackheads. The occasional acne can probably be cleared with Clinique's basic 3 step skin care system, partnered with Clinique's Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel.
                        The blackheads are simply oil trapped beneath dead skin, so you may want to try using an exfoliating scrub a few times a week. You may enjoy Clinique's City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask and Scrub or Clinique's 7 Day Scrub Cream. Use one of these products about 3 times a week on makeup free skin. Follow with Clinique's 3 step skin care system for a skin type #3, as you will want something oil free. Do not use the scrub on your active breakout that you experience occasionally. It is suited perfectly for blackheads and whiteheads, but should not be used on pimples.
                        Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                        Answered on 8/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Im been using it for almost a week and im breaking up more is this normal and skin feels dry
                      Asked on 7/18/2017 by Jj from Las vegas nv

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! I understand your concern, but it can be normal to break out a bit more when you begin a new skin routine. This should not last longer than 3 or 4 weeks. You should begin to see clarity after the initial activity that you are experiencing.
                        If you skin is feeling dry, I suggest using an oil free moisturizer all over the skin and only using the all over clearing treatment moisturizer where your skin is experiencing a lot of breakout. If you are in need of an oil free moisturizer, you may want to try Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel or Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Formula. Thank you for reaching out. Please let me know how your skin is clearing and have a great week!

                        Answered on 7/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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