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Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector %26 Optimizer

Clinique

Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer

1.7 oz

Item #: 2307590

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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 41 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Non-greasy (8)
  • Softens skin (7)
  • Moisturizes (6)
  • Soothes skin (5)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (11)
  • Uneven skin tone (8)
  • Sensitive skin (5)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (8), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (6), Normal (3)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not impressed for the money.

By Mika

from Oklahoma

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

  • Not Effective

Best Uses

  • Daily Use

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

I used the small bottle in it's entirety morning and night, faithfully. I loved the feel of the product. Non greasy, lightweight, felt very moisturizing. But, I purchased the product to treat dark sun spots on my cheeks. I can not tell a difference on me. I'm just not impressed for the money spent.

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

My favorite product

By Elizabeth

from Westwood, MA

About Me Minimalist

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    This is my all time favorite product for my face. I'm 22 and have terrible acne and I've seen many dermatologists about it who all said that "it's just acne" and "you'll grow out of it". The lady at the clinique counter said that it would take about two weeks to take effect but I saw results just the day after. Though it only advertises correcting uneven skin, for me, it helps clear up my acne too.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not fond of new formula

    By KP

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

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

    The dual formula doesn't always dispense evenly.

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 45-59
     
    3.0

    It's okay

    By Selena

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      I bought this product based on the reviews. I hoped it would fade away my acne scars. I've used twice a day everyday for the past month & I see no difference. However I haven't had any recent breakouts & it does leave my face feeling smooth.

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

      Must have for my skincare

      By Kimbery

      from Cleveland Ohio

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Uneven Skin Tone

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

        My dark skin shows dark spots easily from periodic pimples. This product evens my skin tone and removed dark spots. I get complimented frequently on my smooth even skiin. I tried Clinique Smart Serum but it did not work as well as this for my skin.

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

        Favorite skin care product

        By Linda

        from Portland Oregon

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Reduces Dark Spots
        • Reduces Lines
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes 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:

          I use this product after cleaning face and neck.

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

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Still Trying

          By BG

          from FL

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Uneven Skin Tone

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

            I have been told that these products don't work on just one try, you have to be patient with them. I'm on my second bottle now and hoping to see some more definite results. In the mean time, its a great moisturizer for me. Be aware to use sunblock while using this product, could further damage your skin

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

            Loving!

            By Abbicans

            from Grass valley, ca

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Redness/ Blotchiness
              • Sensitive Skin

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

              I love this product! I have acne scars and I feel like this has really helped my face have a more even skin tone. I use this with the even skin tone moisturizer

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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Eh, it's alright

              By Alex S.

              from Bay Area, California

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin

              Cons

              • Not Effective

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Uneven Skin Tone

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

              I used to use the regular dark spot corrector and I loved it. I saw fast results using it twice a day, everyday plus with sunscreen, within 4-6 weeks. However, once they added the optimizer, I've had the same acne scars on my forehead for last 3 months and I've seen super minimal results. Definitely nothing like I saw before the "optimizer."

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

              Love this

              By Penny

              from Vancouver, wa

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Moisturizes
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great
              • 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:

                Feels light and natural
                Non irrating

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

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                • 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
                • Q:

                  I am looking for something to help reduce the visibility of my acne scars. I've been using the Acne Solutions from Clinique and absolutely love them! They work better than anything the dermatologist prescribed me. Now that my acne is cleared, however, I want to work on getting rid of the scars. Is this the product for me?
                  Asked on 2/21/2017 by Kasey from Lowell, IN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hi! Yes, you are so smart to consider this product! It works beautifully on acne scarring! It is the #1 selling dark spot product in the world and offers results comparable to the leading prescription for dark spots. Using it twice a day, coupled with a sunscreen, we guarantee at least 1 - 2 shades lighter in just 4 weeks. It is very important to wear a sunscreen each day of at least 15 in order to minimize the risk of future discoloration. I am so happy to hear about your success with the Clinique Acne Solutions system and am looking forward to hearing the same with this product! Thank you for your interest and loyalty to Clinique! Have a great week!

                    Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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