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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
 
4.2

(based on 179 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (96)
  • Lightweight (89)
  • Soothes skin (68)
  • Softens skin (65)
  • Moisturizes (44)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (35)
  • Not effective (16)
  • Bad smell (12)
  • Dries out skin (5)
  • Drying (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (118)
  • Sensitive skin (48)
  • Enlarged pores (39)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (29)
  • Uneven skin tone (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (71), Survivalist / minimalist (47), Budget shopper (13), Beauty expert (10), Brand buyer (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (86), Oily (37), Dry (12), Normal (10)

Reviewed by 179 customers

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1.0

Never ever again...

By Jenn

from Maryland

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Burns
    • Irritates Skin
    • Redness

    Best Uses

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

      I ended up with burned skin and suffering from severe allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide that is contained in the ingredients. My face turned completely red and swollen after 2nd day use and had to go to the doctor. On meds now and also putting pure aloe on my face 3x a day. Never will buy this again.

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

      will continue to buy!

      By morgan

      from WV

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • clears skin fast
      • evens out tone
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

        i am 22 weeks pregnant and my skin has been absolutely terrible! I've tried everything and nothing was working until i tried this! I've been using this set for a little over a week and I've not had any new breakouts and the ones that i did have, are gone! my skin is so soft and it has also decreased the size of my pores. would definitely recommend this set to anyone that is having trouble with breakouts and has tried everything!

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far , so good! Working well for me

        By Nae

        from Michigan

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

          I've just purchased this recently, so I haven't had it long but it's doing a great job of clearing my acne so far. One of the first products to do so. After purchasing, I read reviews and wanted to return before using but gave it a shot and I'm satisfied as of now. My acne has went down a lot. No more outrageous bumps or pimples. The harsh marks have even calmed down somewhat, but that's still a problem for me but I have another product I'm trying for the dark spots. I'm just glad my bad breakout went away so quick. I've been taking pictures to compare how my skin is changing. Hopefully my journey with this product remains the same.

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

          Average

          By Ultabeautiful

          from Miami, FL

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

          • Enlarged Pores

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

          Based on some reviews I read, I thought this product was going to be effective at least. The fact is, that I have been using it for more than a week, and I do not see significant results. Almost no results at all. I want to clarify that I use it twice a day as indicated, and I even exfoliate my face around twice a week to promote faster results, but it does not work.
          My acne is mild, not severe.

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          4.0

          It Works!

          By kate

          from Middletown,Ohio

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Non-Greasy
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

            I use the foam soap in the shower on my face then when I get out I use the other 2 steps every night before I go to bed. I have acne and I can tell a difference even after 1 use.

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

            Not Bad!

            By Roxie

            from Connecticut

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

            • Dry skin
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Enlarged Pores
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

            This product definitely helped my cystic acne but the brown spots and small bumps all over haven't really gone away yet. I am extremely dry around my nose and mouth when I was never dry around my mouth before, my nose yes. I have used two moisturizers - also from clinic and it hasn't helped.

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

            Purchased more than once

            By CandyLily

            from Arizona

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gets rid of acne
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • For Acne
              • Use in the morning and before bed

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

              I have been using this Acne line for about 7 months and I love it. I tried a lot of things to improve my acne throughout the years and this kit made the biggest impact on my skin. I get one to two blemishes every now and then but my skin is nowhere near as imperfect as it was before I started using this kit. I love it.

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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Sucks

              By Lisa

              from Hanford

              About Me Skin Care Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

              I like it sometimes because once my face is clear I stop using it for a day and I get lots of pimples back. I pay alot of money for this it should work at all times.

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              4.0

              Like the effectiveness of first signs of acne.

              By Alexandra

              from Tampa Bay, Fl

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Acne Control
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • A little too strong for my kind of acne

              Best Uses

              • Acne
              • Not daily use for mild acne
              • Redness/ Blotchiness

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

              When acne strikes for me its bad. I use this product at first signs of breakouts and it reduces the spread and severity or elimates the acne. For me its not a daily cleanser but use 2-3 times a week to stay on top of furture break outs since i have oily skin and get adult acne.

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

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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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