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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
 
4.3

(based on 133 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Non-greasy (68)
  • Lightweight (64)
  • Soothes skin (47)
  • Softens skin (45)
  • Moisturizes (33)

Cons

  • Irritates skin (22)
  • Bad smell (10)
  • Not effective (10)
  • Dries out skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (86)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
  • Enlarged pores (29)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (21)
  • Uneven skin tone (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (51), Survivalist / minimalist (30), Budget shopper (13), Beauty expert (9), Brand buyer (6)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (62), Oily (23), Dry (9), Normal (7)

Reviewed by 133 customers

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2.0

Not as gentle as it claims

By Nilestiger

from Richmond, TX

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

      I really think this could work for some people. For me, however, after using it twice, my skin became alarmingly red. My husband even asked if my face was swollen. After discontinued use, my skin stayed red and got itchy and extremely dry, sandpaper dry. I was sad it didn't work for me, but perhaps my skin is too sensitive.

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

      omg i loved it

      By lia

      from san jose ca

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

        i didn't think this would work like all the other products i have tried but this product works wonders in 3 days i noticed a difference and by week one even my most stubborn pimples had disappeared i know it may not work as well for others but for me and my skin it was a miracle

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

        I will never stop buying this product!

        By Jenna

        from Utica, NY

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

        After using this product for only a week I can already see a major difference in my skin. After having 2 kids, my face became very prone to break outs and the pores on my cheeks looked huge! After using this product for a week my skin tone looks even and I no longer have any redness or visible blemishes. My pores are also shrinking! I can't wait to see what happens in the next few weeks!

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

        Finally I'm clearing up!

        By Em43

        from Michigan

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

          I'm in my early forties and have suffered from acne my entire life. I've tried everything! Accutane, proactive, $1,000's on dermatologists, etc. I finally feel like I'm getting a handle on my skin. I'm less oily and definitely have less pimples. I feel it keeps my skin clean and keeps new acne from forming. This is great for really oily skin as it does not make it dry. I'm a believer! And will buy over and over again.

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

          AMAZING

          By Gabby

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Doesn't Dry Skin
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

          • Little Product

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

          I've had severe acne since I was about sixteen and now I'm 20. I quit taking antibiotics because although they did clear my acne, getting off of them made me break out profusely. I went another route and decided to invest in over the counter products and came across this three-step system by Clinique. And when I say I swear by this stuff, I mean it. This cleared my acne within days AND I've noticed an overwhelming decrease in future breakouts. These products also don't dry out my skin, which has been the case with a lot of over the counter acne systems that I've used in the past. Highly recommend for people who struggle with acne and have sensitive skin! The only con is that it's easy to go through the box very quickly, so you will want to invest in the individual large sizes if this system works for you.

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

          Finally something that works!

          By Elicia

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

            I have been having texture and clogged pore issues for the past six months, trying new products and techniques with no success. Tried this system out on a whim, my forehead texture is gone! Blackheads and clogged pores clean, and any spots I do develop clear quickly. Can be a little drying, but I also have dry skin and live in Colorado. Highly recommend giving this a try, and the price is very reasonable.

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

            Its helping!

            By Jackie

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Reduces Acne
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

              I'm having the worst breakout of my life and nothing was helping. I started using Clinique's acne system about 2 weeks ago and I've noticed a reduction in the number of pimples. Its made my skin very soft, but I have combination skin and my cheeks dry out if I use this more than once a day. Overall I like it very much, my problem now is the acne scars left behind now that the acne is FINALLY clearing. The smell may be a little offputting but you get used to it and its worth it to finally see a difference in my skin.

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

              I do not recommend

              By Vivian

              from Holland, MI

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin
              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

              I got this product when my local Ulta brought in more Clinique products and found this kit to help with my acne and oily skin. It says to use teice a day but I wanted to ease into it by doing it only once a day and by the second day my skin started breaking out more, the toner (step 2) irritated my skin and when I would remove my makeup, my skin would be very itchy. One week after I stopped using it my skin went back to normal (some acne and very oily).

              • Skin Type:
              • Oily
              • Age:
              • 18-29
               
              2.0

              I can't use it every day

              By Eve

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                I was really looking forward to this product but was let down. I guess I have very sensitive skin on my neck because I can't use the product there or I'll be irritated all day. I also got a huge pimple on my chin the morning after using the product for the first time. I guess it's not for me. Basically, I've only been able to use "step 1" the 3 step process.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                2.0

                Too harsh

                By Yolanda

                from Rockwall, TX

                About Me Minimalist

                Pros

                • Non-Greasy

                Cons

                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System:

                  I believe it may work for acne but it was too harsh for my skin. My face has what feels like chemical burns and it's so tight it doesn't move. My face is peeling & burns. I don't have sensitive skin so this was a complete shock. I used it just a few days but will be tossing the rest. Hopefully I can get my skin back to normal.

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

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                  35 Questions | 35 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    I have combination to oily skin. I'm 35 years old and I struggle with blackheads, a few random whiteheads and painful "blind" pimples. I always have between 2 & 5 spots at a time. Would this system be a good fit or is there a better option?
                    Asked on 6/29/2017 by Heather from AL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your question. I understand your concern and am here to help. This system targets blemishes specifically. If you always have 3 or more blemishes at all times, this should be a great 3 step system for you. It will help to clear skin quickly. It cleanses, exfoliates and fights oil and bacteria in the skin. Clinique also offers an Acne Solution foundation. If you would like to try this, we offer free color matching in all Ulta stores that carry a full line of Clinique products. Have a great week!

                      Answered on 7/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Ok thanks for your help!! I loved the feedback! I think I will try the acne 3 step system you mentioned! Once I start using this, could I possibly use a moisturizer after I wash my face with this? Or not really! If so could I use the moisture surge extended thirst relief or the dramatically lotion/gel?
                    Asked on 6/18/2017 by Ashleigh from Stockbridge ga

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Good! You can absolutely use either of those moisturizers after the Clinique Acne System. Many people do and love the combination. Let me know what you think when you try it!

                      Answered on 6/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Is it ok to use the Clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel along with this product?
                    Asked on 6/12/2017 by Ale from Phoenix, AZ

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Absolutely! It is a great partner to this system. Thank you for your question.

                      Answered on 6/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    What Clinique moisturizer do you recommend using with this system?
                    Asked on 6/6/2017 by Tracy from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your question. I suggest Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel or Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Formula. They are both nice options that offer hydration in an oil free way. Have a great week!

                      Answered on 6/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    HI I have sensitive oily skin and I also have a good amount of acne. But I also have dark spots of my skin. Will these products help me?
                    Asked on 5/9/2017 by Beauty from Philadelphia, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi. These products are designed to fight acne only. I suggest partnering it with Cliniques Even Better Clinical + Optimizer. Thank you and have great week!

                      Answered on 5/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    hi i have sensitive oily skin. I also have been dealing with dark spots all over my cheeks and forehead and dealing with pimples a lot too. Will this help clear my acne and dark spots.
                    Asked on 5/9/2017 by Beauty girl from Philadelphia,PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi. This will help to clear acne. It is not designed to fade dark spots. I suggest partnering it with Cliniques Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Correctot + Optimizer. Thank you for your question.

                      Answered on 5/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I have oily skin, will this dry my skin out too much making it more oily than it is?
                    Asked on 5/5/2017 by Mary from Washington, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Acne solutions will help to control oil, but it's primary purpose is to fight bacteria. Bacteria is a main cause of acne, but in order to be a candidate for this system, you would need to have more persistent acne. If you are experiencing 3 or more areas of breakout at all times, this will be a great system for you. If not, I suggest Clinique's basic 3 step skin care system. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 5/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Will this dry out my skin??? I have acne and combination skin - I need something to clear up my acne and control the oily areas without drying out the rest.
                    Asked on 5/2/2017 by Gabby from Macomb, MI

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This is designed to be used by someone that has constant breakout in 3 or more areas at all times. If that describes your skin, it should work beautifully without drying your skin. If that does not describe your skin, you may be a candidate for the basic Clinique 3 step skin care system instead. Please share more about your breakout and I am happy to help you determine which one is right for you. Thank you for your interest in Clinique and I look forward to working with you soon!

                      Answered on 5/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I have been using this for about three weeks now. It is a wonderful product. However, I also ordered the Mario Badescu Acne Repair Kit. Can these two systems be used simultaneously?
                    Asked on 4/27/2017 by Tig

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! I am happy to hear that you are enjoying your new Clinique system! I understand that Acne can be very frustrating, but you also do not want to over treat the skin. You should stick with one system to treat acne. If you are looking to add another product to boost your results, I suggest adding Clinique's Ance Solutions Clinical Clearing gel. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 5/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Is it ok to use this 3 step along with the 3 step for dry combination skin? For example, one in the morning and the other at night?
                    Asked on 4/26/2017 by CiciBeauty from MT

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! If you are batteling acne, I suggest using all oil free products for oily skin. It sounds like you may be using the basic 3 step for a dry skin type. If that is the case, I would switch to the basic 3 step for oily skin type #3 before beginning any type of acne treatment systems. Thank you for your question and please let me know how I can help after you edit your 3 step system. Have a great week!

                      Answered on 5/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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