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Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector %26 Optimizer

Clinique

Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer

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Clinique's two-pronged approach to brightness and even tone: Even Better Clinical serum plus soothing optimizer. Appropriate for all skin types and skin tone.

Clinique started with the power of their Even Better Clinical serum with CL-302 complex over the appearance of dark spots. And paired it with a soothing optimizer for power over the irritations that cause darkening. Dispensed in ideal balance via a unique dual-chamber pump.

Allergy tested. 100% fragrance free.
Use twice a day, morning and night. Dispense 1 to 2 pumps onto fingertips. Spread serum all over your face and neck. Follow with moisturizer. Daily sunscreen is imperative.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Pentylene Glycol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Molasses Extract / Saccharum Officinarum / Extrait De Mélasse, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract / Extrait D'Orge, Salicylic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract / Faex / Extrait De Levure, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Hydrolyzed Prunus Domestica, Sorbitol, Cholesterol, Phospholipids, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Di-C12-18 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Squalane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG-6, Glycerin, Sucrose, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isohexadecane, Acetyl Glucosamine, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Arginine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Sodium Rna, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 80, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate / VP Copolymer, Acrylamide / Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).

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CliniqueEven Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer
 
4.3

(based on 57 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (26)
  • Non-greasy (17)
  • Softens skin (17)
  • Moisturizes (15)
  • Soothes skin (10)

Cons

  • Not effective (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (24)
  • Uneven skin tone (18)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (10)
  • Sensitive skin (9)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (17), Survivalist / minimalist (9)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (11), Normal (6), Dry (5), Oily (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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5.0

Smoother softer skin

By Pam

from California

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

    Used it for a week now, I can feel my skin is getting smoother, and softer. I haven't noticed any changes on my sun spots yet, but I love how my skin feel.

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

    It works

    By Anna

    from Ohio

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dark spot correction

      Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

      I used this product about 5 years ago when it was still sold in a bottle with a dropper. This new pump isn't as great; sometimes it gets stuck and I have to waste a little product to get it unstuck. The product works wonderfully, though. I saw a change in my dark spots after less than 2 weeks. I wear it under my regular moisturizer and my makeup doesn't wear any differently on top of it.

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

      yes

      By na

      from charlotte nc

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • none pricy maybe

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Uneven Skin Tone

      Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

      Had a dark area on left side of my chin. discolored. after about 2 weeks I see visible fading. I love it. Hope it continues. I know some people are not getting results. Some skin types respond differently.Try for a little longer and do not use any other products with it. Maybe you can tell a difference then.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 60+

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I would buy it have not used it that long.

      By Slick

      from Winfield, MD

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

        Like it but have not used it that long.

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        5.0

        Amazing

        By Kaseygrl

        from Allen Texas

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

          Works great on age spots.

          • Skin Type:
          • Normal
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          1.0

          Wouldn't suggest to anybody

          By Therese

          from Rhode Island

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Moisturizes

          Cons

          • Irritates Skin
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

            I was trying to get rid of my acne scars, the lady claimed it would work miracles but it broke me out really bad.

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

            Might be my life saver!

            By Heather

            from Camden, nc

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

              I recently started using this and so far so good. I always give it some time before I really judge a product but in the little amount of time I've used it I'm starting to notice a diffierence. I use to have pretty bad acne but now I'm just left with acne scars and uneven skin tone. I've noticed that my skin is looking a little more even toned and brighter. I'm excited to see what my skin will look like in a few weeks. I use it almost every morning and night, but at least every night for sure. It doesn't make my skin feel heavy or greasy which is a huge plus for me. I also have fairly sensitive skin as well so anyone who is worried about that, this hasn't bothered my skin at all. My goal is to be able to not have to wear make up or wear bare minimum and this seems like it's getting me in that direction!

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              BEST EVER

              By Texas born

              from McKinney,TX

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Redness/ Blotchiness
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

                I have tried other dark spot remover's on the back of my hands and this is by far the best ever! Noticeable improvement after first application.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 45-59

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Total Waste of Money

                By ktaylor

                from Great Bend, KS

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Effective

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Uneven Skin Tone

                Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

                I have been using this product twice a day for two months now and haven't seen any changes in the evenness of my skin tone. When I purchased this from Ulta I was assured by the gal working in the Clinique section that this was indeed the best product in their line to help minimize my dark spots. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

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

                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It's a very nice product !it make my skin soft and clear !

                By Ilef

                from North wales pa

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Smells Great
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

                  I use the product twice a day in the morning and in the night

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

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                  • Q:

                    Hi can i use this on the lip area? The sides of my lip seem dark.
                    Asked on 8/10/2017 by Nik from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, you can use this around the lip area. This is a common area to see discoloration. Please partner this with a sunscreen each day to guarantee results. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 8/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Am I able to use multiple serums and creams at the same time each day? Like repairwear laser focus, anti redness serum, dark spot corrector, all about eyes and a moisturizer?
                    Asked on 7/1/2017 by Patti from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your question. You can absolutely use multiple products together. Our goal is to meet your skin needs, without over using products. Repairwear Laser Focus helps to address lines and wrinkles, while the dark spot corrector addresses discoloration. If you have a concern with both, I suggest condensing, and using one serum that helps with both skin needs. Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum is a wonderful serum that helps to address all de-aging skin needs.
                      As for the other items noted in your question, you should be using them together. The eye area has different needs, and a moisturizer should always be used on the face and the eye area.
                      If you would like to be treated to a skin service to narrow down exactly what you should be using, we do offer free services in stores that carry a FULL line of Clinique product and would love to work with you in the near future! Thank you and have a wonderful week!

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

                    I'm using the 3 step acne solutions line. 1. Should I be using a moisturizer with that treatment? 2. How would the even better spot corrector work with that regimine?
                    Asked on 6/16/2017 by LeslieS from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your questions!
                      1. You can add an additional moisture booster if you feel that you are in need of additional hydration. I suggest trying Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel or Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Formula.
                      2. If you are also concerned with acne scarring, the Even Better Dark Spot Corrector plus Optimizer is a wonderful option! It is the #1 selling dark spot product in the world!
                      Thank you for reaching out and have a wonderful week!

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

                    Hello, I was reading the ingredient list and I am not familiar with many of the ingredients. What are the active ingredients? Also, would this help with indented acne marks?
                    Asked on 5/8/2017 by Lasol from Seoul

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! I understand, and would love to point out some key ingredients and technologies. Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer helps visibly reduce dark spots and discolourations 1-2 shades in just 4 weeks with patented CL-302
                      Complex, that includes:
                      Vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of discolouration.
                      Advanced Brightening Yeast Blend to break up the appearance of large visible dark spots into smaller, less visible particles, similar to "dust."
                      Encapsulated Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Glucosamine to exfoliate skin to speed departure of surface discolourations and enhance cell turnover.
                      Provides clinically proven results, such as:
                      • In 1 week, complexion is visibly brighter.
                      • Results at 4, 8 and 12 weeks are equal to a leading prescription ingredient.
                      • At 12 weeks, a visible 58% reduction in dark spots and a 53% improvement in skin tone.
                      The Optimizer serum delivers a potent cocktail of skin soothing ingredients to help reinforce the benefits of Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector, by:
                      Helping to calm irritation that can trigger excess melanin production and encourage brighter, more radiant skin.
                      It helps break the dark spot cycle using a special blend of skin-soothing ingredients including Algae Extract, Licorice Extract, and Molasses that calm irritation that may trigger excess melanin production and
                      future discolourations.
                      Also features our NEW Gyokuro (gyo-coo-roh) Extract, a specially harvested Japanese green tea extract that is rich in antioxidants and anti-irritant properties.

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

                    I too started using the acne solutions line from Clinique and it has worked wonders on my skin. I have a lot of scarring though and would like to use this product. I know it is important to use sunscreen while using this product. Is there a certain sunscreen that you can recommend? Do you guys have a sunscreen that won't make me break out. Many sunscreens I have used are very oily and always clog my pores. I am an outdoors person, but I hesitate to wear sunscreen for that reason.
                    Asked on 4/9/2017 by Acne free from Florida

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Great question! You have several options. You could try our oil free version of Clinique Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Custom Repair Moisturizer for Daytime. You would need the Combination Oily Skin Formula.
                      You could also try Clinique's Even Better Lotion SPF 20.
                      If you are looking for a basic SPF with no moisturizer, you could try Clinique's City Block Sheer SPF 25 or Clinique's City Block SFF 40.
                      I am so happy to hear that you have had great results with the Acne Solutions and know you will with the Even Better franchise as well. Thank you for your loyalty to Clinique!

                      Answered on 4/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Will this product help with my under eye dark circles. Also other dark spots on my body other than my face?
                    Asked on 4/9/2017 by Mycurlznlipstick from Dallas, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This item is for dark spots caused by hyperpigmentation to the skin, so it is not designed to minimize dark circles under the eye. It will help with other dark spots on your body as long as you partner it with sun protection and use it twice a day.
                      If you are looking for a product for dark circles under the eye area, I suggest trying Clinique's Even Better Eye Treatment. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 4/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Since this product helps to even out skin tone, will it also work on small white circles? I am fair skinned and some of my acne scars are lighter than the rest of my skin. I am looking for something to even out my skin tone. If this is not the right product, is there another one that I might try? Thanks!
                    Asked on 4/8/2017 by canoness from Tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This product helps with hyperpigmentation, which is discoloration to the skin. If you are experiencing lighter areas in the skin, it sounds like you are experiencing hypopigmentation instead. This product will only help to fade dark spots, and darker areas of the face. I am not familiar with a topical product that will darken the lighter areas that you are seeing on the skin. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 4/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Can this be used for the back also? I have acne scarring on my back and none on my face.
                    Asked on 4/4/2017 by Paula from Connecticut

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Great question! Yes, you can use it anywhere that you are looking to minimize acne scarring. Please be sure to wear a sunscreen when your back is exposed to UV light for best results. Have a great week!

                      Answered on 4/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Does this product contain salicylic acid? I have sensitive skin and I'm highly allergic to this ingredient even in small amounts.
                    Thank you!
                    Asked on 4/2/2017 by Makeupmom from Chattanooga, TN

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, it does contain salicylic acid. I am sorry to hear about your allergy, and apologize for any inconvenience. Have a great week, and thank you for your question!

                      Answered on 4/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I am 20 years old and I suffer from sun spots. Will this help lighten up my hyperpigmentations? Also, how long should I use this product, since this is kind of like a bleach, should I use this for a long run or for 6 weeks?
                    Asked on 3/24/2017 by jspaniel

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This product will absolutely lighten your dark spots. It is the #1 selling dark spot product in the world. It is not a bleach for your skin. It helps to slow down the production of pigment as well as lighten and shed it on the surface. It should be partnered with a sunscreen and should be used twice a day, each day. You would use it continuously, vs. only using it for a certain amount of weeks in order to see long term results that last. It has clinical results based on testing that are very impressive. Thank you for your question and have a wonderful week!

                      Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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