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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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Get results as good as a leading topical prescription in clearing acne. Clinique's daily treatment Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel starts clearing blemishes upon application. It helps prevent new ones from making an unwelcome appearance, and makes visibly clearer skin a way of life.

Solutions For:
  • Acne/blemishes
  • Pores
  • Oiliness
  • Redness

Formula Facts:
  • Allergy Tested
  • 100% Fragrance Free
  • Non-Acnegenic
  • Oil Free
  • Paraben Free

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  • 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
Alcohol Denat., Water / Aqua / Eau, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Sea Whip Extract, Butylene Glycol, Benzalkonium Chloride.

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CliniqueAcne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
 
4.6

(based on 162 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (43)
  • Effective (36)
  • Minimizes pores (9)
  • Soothing (8)
  • Smells great (6)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (12)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (31)
  • Moderate acne (28)
  • Inflammatory acne (17)
  • Severe acne (14)
  • Teen acne (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (25), Budget shopper (17)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

Reviewed by 162 customers

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5.0

I have used this product for years and will continue to do s

By Bee

from Ocala, Fl

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

    Although No one likes to over spend on products the results are what matters. I know my financial limits and when to walk away.

     
    2.0

    didn't work as promised

    By jimi

    from Minnesota

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin
      • Ineffective
      • Smells bad

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        I was frustrated with my persistent breakouts and talked with the Clinique specialist, took a mini quiz at an Ulta store, and was recommended this product as step 2 of a 3 step routine. I was told that this product would almost instantly reduce and prevent breakouts and that I should see results right away. After two weeks I still have the same problem areas and definitely have new breakouts. The product is also very drying but I follow it up with the moisturizer, so it isn't too noticeable. It also drys very quickly during application and I feel like I have to use a lot of product to cover my whole face. This product has a slight chemical odor more noticeably than the other Clinique items I purchased, nothing too horrible but not my favorite.

         
        5.0

        Cleared me right up!

        By Gbeena2

        from PA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        I got this as a sample & was clear within a week. I just break out once in a while, with one here & there. I went back & bought the full size!!! It may sting for about 3 seconds & stops. That just told me it was working. Hey it's Clinique!

         
        5.0

        A Little Expensive, But Worth It

        By Whitney

        from Florida

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Inflammatory Acne
        • Severe Acne

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        I bought this to use in conjunction with the Clinique 3-Step Acne Solutions kit, and it has worked wonders. After two months of using everything possible and nothing working, it was refreshing to finally have something work for me. I don't loathe looking in the mirror anymore like I have for the past few months. Although this has dried out my skin severely I will still continue to use (with a moisturizer, of course).

         
        5.0

        I would buy this product again!

        By Anne

        from Cynthiana

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Soothing
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          Use this product on acne spots on face and sometimes on back and shoulders. Works very effectively at minimizing and shrinking the pores and acne without risk of scars.

           
          5.0

          Strong Acne Fighter!

          By Pauline B

          from Detroit

          About Me Brand Buyer

          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:

            This is perfect to put on zits you wake up to because it works all day long and quickly to boot!

             
            5.0

            Really works!

            By Patty

            from Warren, MI

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

              Works great - not sure if it would be good for sensitive skin though. Mine isn't but it does tingle/burn a little but that's how I know its working!!

               
              2.0

              disappointed

              By Pamela

              from Pawtucket, RI

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

              • Inflammatory Acne
              • Moderate Acne

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

              I wanted to like this so much because I use Clinique soap, lotion and other beauty products but this did nothing for me. I had an allergic reaction to a different non-Clinique beauty product that caused me to breakout. I usually only have hormonal breakouts so I wouldn't use daily the product normally. The first time using it I applied at night spot treating.When I woke up, the redness went down and the acne, swelling seemed to be slightly less so I washed my face and spot applied again. After applying morning and night everything was still there days later. It all went down somewhat mostly in swelling but it was all still there. I am fair skinned so blemishes really stand out and this product did not help me with hiding them or make them go away any faster. I feel like I would've had the same results using nothing. The product didn't dry my skin around blemishes so that was nice. I also like how I could spot treat and the product dried fast creating a barrier between the blemish/acne and skin surface so I could apply makeup. However, be warned that barrier the gel creates over the acne is visible in camera, bright lighting under makeup. I kept trying this product with just clean face, with lotion, with makeup, without makeup, it didn't matter the results are the same: nothing. I think the product only worked the first couple of days for me cause I wanted it to lol. I used for 2 weeks and acne didn't improve any better than using nothing. I will stick with Neutrogena On-The-Spot treatment. I have had good results in the past with that. I am disappointed in Clinique. I don't know how this works or dried out others but it's useless for me.

               
              5.0

              Works well

              By Alwaysweet

              from Columbus, OH

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Works Effectively

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Blackheads & Whiteheads
                • Moderate Acne

                Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

                I've been using this acne gel for awhile as it works really well. Zits are minimized by the next day.

                 
                5.0

                I love this!

                By Loftgirl69

                from Kirkland, Washington

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Smells Great
                • Soothing
                • Works Effectively

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Adult Acne
                  • Inflammatory Acne
                  • Moderate Acne
                  • Severe Acne
                  • Teen Acne

                  Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

                  This is great product. It really helped dry out and heal a blemish I had.

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                  • Q:

                    Is this used only for oily skin? Can it be used for normal skin type as well?
                    Asked on 5/29/2017 by thaha from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, all skin types can use this product. It should be used as a spot treatment only if you do not have oily skin or constant breakout. It works very quickly and I believe you will love it. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 6/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I want to try this product and make sure I use it correctly. So my question is, should I use and exfoliating scrub and then put this on my face? Or should I just use a normal cleanser first? And is it okay to use on arms and upper chest area?
                    Asked on 4/30/2017 by 26yearoldacneproblems from Carmel, IN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your questions. If you have active breakout you should not use exfoliating scrub on any of those areas. It can cause breakout to spread, as it is a manual exfoliating product. Chemical exfoliation is the best way to exfoliate the skin when you are looking to clear breakout. You may want to try something like Clinique's Clarifying Lotion. After you cleanse and moisturize, Clinical Clearing Gel is a great product to use in areas where you need it. It is absolutely ok to use it on other parts of your body that you are experiencing breakout. Have a great week!

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

                    I am used to using the Spot Healing Gel and it seems to be discontinued. Does this replace it? They both have salicylic acid. I see you have an Emergency Gel that has benzyl peroxide and there was a question/answer that said that product replaced the Spot Healing Gel but it has different ingredients. I just need a spot treatment occasionally and the old Spot Healing Gel worked well. Need a replacement. Thanks
                    Asked on 4/17/2017 by Ewentla from Chicago

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! I apologize for the confusion. If you are looking for Spot Healing Gel, it has been repackaged and renamed due to our additional clinical tested that was conducted. It is the same fabulous product. You will want to purchase the Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel. Thank you for your patience and have a great week!

                      Answered on 4/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I have oily skin and very stubborn acne, do you think this product is right for me? Is there anything else I should use for stubborn acne?
                    Asked on 4/17/2017 by Tired of acne

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This is an amazing product! It offers clinical results. Clinique offers an entire Acne Solutions Clear Skin System that you may want to look into. If you acne is frequent and stubborn, this could help you to achieve clarity more quickly. Thank you for your interest in Clinique!

                      Answered on 4/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    After putting on the Clearing Gel, can lotion be put on my skin?
                    Asked on 3/29/2017 by Sarah from Michigan, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, but it will probably feel more lightweight on your skin if you apply an oil free moisturizer before applying the clearing gel.
                      This is an amazing product and I am excited for you to try it! Have a wonderful week!

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

                    What is the ph level?
                    Asked on 3/27/2017 by Carrie from Texas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Thank you for your question. 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 City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel is scientifically balanced to enhance the look and feel of your skin. Have a wonderful week!

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

                    Does this product contain salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, and in what concentration?
                    Asked on 1/29/2017 by mgraham from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your interest in Clinique! This is an absolutely amazing product! It contains 1% Salicylic Acid. You will love the results you see!

                      Answered on 2/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Hi, what is the percentage of salicylic acid in this product?
                    Asked on 1/26/2017 by Jo from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your interest in Clinique! This is an absolutely amazing product! It contains 1% Salicylic Acid.

                      Answered on 2/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Can this be an alternative for the acne solutions: all over clearing treatment if im allergic to benzoyl peroxide??
                    Asked on 12/18/2016 by kr from ohio

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! The all over clearing treatment moisturizer is a hydrator, so I would suggest using Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel instead. You could then use Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel as a spot treatment only. It is an amazing product! Thank you for your question and have a happy holiday!

                      Answered on 12/19/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • 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
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