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Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin

Clinique

Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin

6.7 oz

Item #: 2153915

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Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin is Step 2 in Clinique's customized 3-Step Skin Care System. Dermatologist-developed Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin clears the way for smoother, brighter skin.

The secret's in the system. Their revolutionary 3-Step Skin Care System was created by a celebrated dermatologist. It's simple, customized and takes just three minutes, twice a day: cleanse with Facial Soap, exfoliate with Clarifying Lotion, moisturize with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.

Features and Benefits:
  • Sweeps away pollution, grime, dulling flakes to reveal smoother, clearer skin
  • Preps skin for moisturizer
  • Helps minimize excess oil and keep pores clear

Formula Facts:
  • Allergy tested
  • 100% fragrance free
  • Dermatologist developed
  • Oil free
  • Paraben Free

Explore Clinique's Perfect Skin Care Routine - Click here!

  • Use twice a day, morning and night
  • Apply with a cotton ball, sweeping gently over face and neck
  • For external use only
  • Avoid eye area and lips
  • Follow with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel
Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol Denat., Salicylic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Benzophenone-4, Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730), Red 6 (CI 15850), Orange 4 (CI 15510).

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CliniqueClarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin
 
4.8

(based on 114 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (99)
  • Balances skin (83)
  • Gentle (79)
  • Improves skin texture (73)
  • Not greasy (65)

Cons

  • Bad smell (9)
  • Dries out skin (7)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (4)

Best Uses

  • Combination skin (81)
  • Daily use (58)
  • Oily skin (48)
  • Acne-prone skin (37)
  • Sensitive skin (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (54), Brand buyer (38)

Reviewed by 114 customers

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5.0

I would buy this product again

By Tasha

from Indiana

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

    I use this product with Clinique's facial wash and moisturizer for type 3 which is for combination/oily skin and it works better than anything I've tried before. Helps to pick up what your cleanser may miss and leaves my skin more smooth, even toned, and helps clear/prevent acne for me. Also is great in helping to control oiliness

     
    5.0

    LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By EVA

    from Grand Rapids

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Not Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

      LOVE IT

       
      5.0

      Saved my skin

      By Makeup junkie

      from Texas

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

        I use this product morning and night. After just the first day I noticed a huge improvement in my skin.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best toner for combination skin

        By Anna banana Vegas

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

          Best toner for combination skin--I've tried many toners--this does not over-dry my combination skin--I have normal skin except for my T-zone which is oily

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Contols oil. Love it.

          By Jennjenn

          from Longview, Tx

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Controls oil
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

            I have been using this product for a while and love it. Other skin care products were causing breakouts. This controls oil and is refreshing.

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By Toi

            from tx

            Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

            can't live without this! this is a godsend for my oily skin.

             
            5.0

            Satisfied

            By CC

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin

              Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

              No additional comments

               
              5.0

              Would buy this product again

              By None

              from Jackson mi

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • All Skin Types
                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

                Would buy this product again

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again.

                By Lola

                from El Paso, Texas

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

                  Of all other products, Clinique helps balance my complexion the best!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  High Alcohol Content

                  By Hannah

                  from Rye, NY

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Good Value
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy
                  • Remove Impurities

                  Cons

                  • Bad Smell
                  • Dries Out Skin
                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use
                  • Oily Skin

                  Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

                  High alcohol content (like most American toners) strips oil, which will then cause over-production of sebum, so not actually good for sensitive or acne-prone skin. Better than my Neutrogena toner.

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                  11 Questions | 11 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Hi! I love this product and it clears up my skin quite nicely, however, if I use it more than once a day (like the suggested twice a day) it tends to dry out my skin and sometimes even make it flakey. Should I switch to a Type 1 or 2 lotion?
                    Asked on 6/7/2017 by Ana from Miami, FL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Each individuals skin is unique, and it sounds like it is working nicely when you use it once a day, so that is how I suggest you keep using it. Clarifying Lotion #3 is giving you more exfoliation, which is why you are seeing more clarity. It sounds like you are very wise about your skin and on the right track. Keep up the great work! Thank you for your question and have a great week!

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

                    Is this to be used as a toner?
                    Asked on 4/30/2017 by alirette from Louisiana

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, it take the place of a toner, but is much more. It also exfoliates the skin. It should be used after you cleanse the skin. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

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

                    Is this product sealed?
                    Asked on 3/30/2017 by Rachel from Orlando, FL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! There is not a foil seal when you open the top of this item. Thank you for your question! Have a great week!

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

                    Hello, does this product contain salicylic acid and if so, what percentage ? Thank you !
                    Asked on 3/22/2017 by Erica from Los Angeles

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your question! It does contain Salicylic Acid. I am noting the ingredients below. Our Research and Development teams have demonstrated that a product's effectiveness is not dependent upon any one particular factor or ingredient, but rather the combination of ingredients in a particular formula. For proprietary reasons, we do not disclose ingredient percentages; however, you can be sure that Clarifying Lotion is scientifically balanced to enhance the look and feel of your skin.

                      Ingredient List: water\aqua\eau / alcohol denat. / salicylic acid / hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) / butylene glycol / glycerin / trehalose / sodium hyaluronate / citric acid / sodium hydroxide / disodium edta / bht / phenoxyethanol / benzophenone-4 / ext. violet 2 (ci 60730) / red 6 (ci 15850) / orange 4 (ci 15510) < iln37038>

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

                    I use a topical acne medicine prescribed by my dermatologist. Is this product safe to use before I apply the acne medicine?
                    Asked on 3/19/2017 by Oily skin and acne issues from Atlanta

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! All topical medications vary, so I would suggest speaking to your dermatologist. This is an amazing product and I appreciate your question. Have a wonderful week!

                      Answered on 3/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Can I use makeup after the whole process of cleansing, this lotion and my moisturizer?
                    Asked on 3/8/2017 by Liz from Madera, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Absolutely. This product is meant to be used after cleansing and before moisturizing twice a day. It will help your make up wear longer and look smoother on the skin. Thank you for your question and your interest in Clinique!

                      Answered on 3/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Does this help clear acne, and acne scars?
                    Asked on 3/1/2017 by Jessica Pinal from Las Vegas, NV

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This product exfoliates, and anytime that you exfoliate the skin, you are helping to clear acne. If there is a concern with mild breakout, Clinique's 3 step skin care system is a great place to start. If breakout is a chronic problem, you may want to try Clinique's Acne Solutions Clear Skin System.

                      As for acne scarring, I suggest Clinique's Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector + Optimizer. It will fade existing discoloration due to acne scarring very nicely. It is the #1 selling dark spot treatment in the world.

                      Thank you for your questions and have a great week!

                      Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Are there parabens?
                    Asked on 12/30/2016 by Erica from Vermont

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This is paraben free. Thank you!

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

                    Oil free?
                    Asked on 12/26/2016 by Akk from Mi

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi Yes, this product is oil free. Thank you for your question.

                      Answered on 12/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    is this alcohol free
                    Asked on 6/16/2016 by kmegava from Pennsylvania

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      This formula is not alcohol free. We have a mild Clarifying lotion that is oil free if that is an ingredient you are looking to stay away from. We will also have an alcohol free version called Clarifying Lotion 1.0 in July.
                      The alcohol we use in Clarifying Lotion #3 is very safe for skin. It is a refined, denatured cosmetic alcohol called SD Alcohol. It allows the product to evaporate quickly from your skin so you can immediately follow with you other products.

                      Answered on 6/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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