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Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

Clinique

Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

0.5 oz

Item #: 2271500

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Results as good as a leading topical prescription in clearing acne. Clinique's daily treatment gel starts clearing blemishes upon application. Helps prevent new ones from making an unwelcome appearance. Make visibly clearer skin a way of life.
Apply a thin layer to entire face twice a day after cleansing. Spot-apply if you are using another leave-on acne treatment. Using other topical acne drugs at the same time or right after use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor.

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CliniqueAcne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
 
4.5

(based on 34 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Effective (18)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Minimizes pores (4)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (14)
  • Moderate acne (13)
  • Severe acne (7)
  • Daily use (5)
  • Inflammatory acne (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (15), Budget shopper (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 34 customers

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5.0

Helped clear my acne.

By Angelbello

from Las vegas nevada

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

    I love this gel it helped clear my breakouts and maintains them under control. I used a lot of things and this is one of my holy grails. I used this twice a day. Morning and night .. And u can also use it when u have a stubborn pimple. U can do a spot treatment. But u have to make sure u put a moisturizer after applying it cus it can make ur skin a little dry. Other then that works great

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not the original formula

    By The Bean

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Minimizes Pores

    Cons

    • Causes Acne
    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

    I have been a Clinique customer for decades. Unfortunately, in the last couple years ago, my stand-by products have stopped working for me or they discontinued them. This is another example. Originally, this was called "spot healing gel" and came in a much smaller bottle. It was fabulous. Literally dried spots overnight--I would use a tiny bead and spread it all over my face (as I suspect many others started to do) and it totally cleared my skin and actually prevented future breakouts. After reformulating, it now contains Butylene Glycol which is comedogenic. Wherever I apply it, I break out later, completely defeating the point.

     
    5.0

    Best spot treatment ever

    By Hthrmarie

    from Waukesha, wi

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

    Simple to use! Apply to blemish as needed

     
    5.0

    Oily Skin Holy Grail

    By Drugstore Beauty Queen

    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

      I have pretty oily skin and prone to breakouts every now and then. No matter what primer or setting powder or facial toner/astringent I used my face would always be oily after a few hours. Now I use this after the liquid facial soap and before the dramatically different moisturizing gel and my face is still shine free after an 8+ hour work day (in fast food with lots of oil and grease everywhere)! Not to mention my skin looks absolutely perfect and if I have a pimple forming its gone the next morning.

       
      4.0

      Wow

      By cmb1025

      from Miami Beach, FL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

      This does dry up blemishes a little quicker than if they're left alone but beware, it'll also dry up the skin around the blemish.

       
      5.0

      the best acne product avaliable

      By Lee

      from pgh pa

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • expensive

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

      I used a lot of products without success this product by far blew me away it works great it's worth the cost to have a blemish free face . I was worried about an allergic reaction since I have sensitive skin but I was fine no reaction. Started seeing results in 2 days amazing now I only have 1 to two every once in a while only if I leave my makeup on over night. I use the soap step 2lotion & regarding clinique lotion everyday and spot treatment as necessary I also use the acne solutions makeup they have great shades for light to medium skin tones its been great I will continue to buy as long as they don't change the product.

       
      5.0

      Love this stuff

      By Maddie

      from Fresno, CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Blackheads & Whiteheads
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Moderate Acne
        • Severe Acne
        • Teen Acne

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        The lady who helped me told me to put it over my facial lotion as a last step in my skin care routine. It really helps and works great

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Changed my life

        By Natalia

        from Boston

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        I have never tried an acne product that worked so well, prescription or otherwise. I walked in to Ulta with 6 or 7 large blemishes on my cheek and waking up the next morning after using was incredible. They were barely even visible. 3 days later all that is left are the red marks that come with having VERY pale skin.

         
        4.0

        Great Spot Treatment

        By Miss Mariss

        from Wilkes-Barre, PA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        It is great to use on a pimple to dry it out. It is definitely more of a spot treatment for the occasional break out of just a couple pimples. Extremely drying, which is good to dry up a pimple, but you will be left with some dry skin. I apply before bed and let it work over night. I have not tried it under makeup or anything, so I can't comment on that. I do however, wish it was more. It works and its good, but I feel like there are other spot treatments out there that make you saw wow! That did a great job. This does a good job, but not great.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Clinique Clearing Gel

        By Paddington

        from Las Vegas, Nevada

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          Use this when I have a hormonal breakout on my chin area and sometimes odd breakouts on my cheeks.

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          • Q:

            Will the Clearing Gel work for occasional outbreaks of cystic acne on the chin area?
            Asked on 11/19/2016 by Leah from LA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! Cystic acne is hormonally induced and topical agents are never guaranteed to clear or treat acne that is truly cystic. The Clinique Acne line will help to clear acne blemishes on the skin. Thank you for your question and interest in Clinique.

              Answered on 11/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            Will this product help with cystic, hormone induced acne? I get painful, cystic acne around my chin during that time of month, my skin is otherwise fairly clear.
            Asked on 11/12/2016 by AFwife from TX

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! Cystic acne is tough to treat topically. You may see some benefit from using this product, as it is truly amazing, but no topical agents are guaranteed to treat cystic acne. Thank you for your interest in Clinique!

              Answered on 11/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            When pairing this with the 3-step, would you use this before or after the dramatically different moisturizing lotion?
            Asked on 8/21/2016 by KelseyLauren from Oklahoma

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hello. You would use it in needed areas, after 3 step skin care system.

              Answered on 8/26/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            What's the best product to use for mild acne from Ulta??
            Asked on 7/21/2016 by Preet from San Fransico, CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              This is an amazing spot treatment product and I would highly suggest it!! It offers clinical results, which is very powerful! You will love it!

              Answered on 7/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            I have teenage acne and I was wondering if this product will help clear my skin?
            Asked on 7/21/2016 by Preet from San Francisco, CA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Absolutely! It is amazing! If you have constant breakout and need additional treatment after you start using this, you may want to explore Clinique's Acne Solutions Cleansing System.

              Answered on 7/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            Would this be suitable for acne on the back and chest as well?
            Asked on 4/17/2016 by Lindsey

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Absolutely. It can be used anywhere on the body to treat breakout. We also have an Acne Solutions Face and Body bar that is a perfect partner.

              Answered on 4/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            Does this product help reduce the visibility of acne scars?
            Asked on 3/21/2016 by ww

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Clinique's Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is a wonderful product that helps to clear acne prone skin. If you are looking to simply reduce the visibility of acne scarring, I would suggest Clinique's Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector. It is guaranteed to reduce discoloration 1-2 shades lighter in just 4 weeks, including acne scarring. You will need to partner this product with a sunscreen daily. An SPF will help to prevent the scarring from becoming darker on the skin over time when partnered with this product.

              Answered on 3/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            If you were to recommend one product for someone who has mild acne problems which one would it be? This one or the Acne solutions all over clearing treatment ? I'm trying to find something that's gonna stay on all night and that is gonna help me with my skin. Oh! And also could you please tell me what is the difference between this two. Thanks in advance.
            Asked on 1/18/2016 by GG from Houston, US

            1 answer

            • Staff Expert

              A:

              Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is clinically tested. It was tested against the leading topical prescription for acne and Clinique was able to see similar if not better results in the test. It is an amazing spot treatment for someone that has mild acne concerns. I would always partner it with Clinique's 3 step skin care system.
              Acne Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment Moisturizer is part of an Acne 3 step system. It is only recommended when acne is more persistent. If you do not have several breakouts at all times, you are not a candidate for this product. The person that is a candidate for this product never has clear skin.

              Answered on 1/25/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
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