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3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3)

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3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3)

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For Oilier Skins. Get a 3-week supply of all 3 steps-customized for your Skin Type. 3-Step Skin Care keeps it simple: 3 steps, 3 minutes, twice a day. With consistent twice-a-day use, you'll see skin that's clear, radiant, glowing.

Kit Contains:
  • Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula (1.7 oz.)
  • Clarifying Lotion 3 (3.4 oz.)
  • Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (1.0 oz.)

With tepid water, lather Liquid Facial Soap Oily Skin Formula between palms. Massage over face and throat; rinse. Pat skin dry.

Using cotton ball, sweep Clarifying Lotion 3 over face and throat. For external use only. Avoid eye area.

Follow with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel.

Use twice a day.

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Clinique3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3)
 
4.5

(based on 298 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (218)
  • Moisturizes (214)
  • Softens skin (202)
  • Non-greasy (196)
  • Soothes skin (167)

Cons

  • Not effective (24)
  • Bad smell (19)
  • Irritates skin (15)
  • Greasy (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (252)
  • Sensitive skin (95)
  • Uneven skin tone (59)
  • Enlarged pores (46)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (162), Survivalist / minimalist (88), Beauty expert (14), Skin care professional (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (148), Oily (118), Normal (7), Dry (5)

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5.0

worth the buy!

By gee

from Illinois

Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

first day I used this I already seen AND felt a difference

 
4.0

Good but strong

By Kendi

from Chicago

Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

The toner can be especially strong and sting a bit. Nothing unbearable. The soap can get a little intense as well. It makes me feel super clean though. I have noticed that my skin is a little less oily throughout the day after only a week of using.

 
4.0

Good but strong

By Kendi

from Chicago

Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

The toner can be especially strong and sting a bit. Nothing unbearable. The soap can get a little intense as well. It makes me feel super clean though. I have noticed that my skin is a little less oily throughout the day after only a week of using.

 
4.0

Might not buy the whole kit next time

By eliz

from NY

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

    I like the toner and moisturizer a lot. They make my skin feel clean and smooth. Not sure if it's really doing anything for the oiliness though.

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

    Great product!!

    By Britany

    from Butler, GA

    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 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

      I love this 3-step skin routine. It has cleared up face so much in just a week. I would buy this product again and again!!

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

      LOVE IT!!

      By Kelli

      from New Jersey

      Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

      The directions say to use the kit twice a day. I have only been using once a day (at night) and already see a HUGE difference. Today is day 5 using it. I am starting to break out a tiny bit on my chin, but that's to be expected when drawing out the toxins and gross stuff in your face! I am so happy with this kit, and will definitely purchase the larger sizes once I run out!

       
      3.0

      Too strong

      By Morgan

      from Bethesda, MD

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

        I have combination/oily skin, but this stuff is just too strong for me personally. I thought I would take advantage of the sale but I wouldn't buy this again. The soap broke me out and irritated my skin, which was made worse by the toner. I liked the feel of the gel moisturizer but it made my dry patches super dry and flaky. I have mild eczema, and I had to apply hydrocortisone cream on these areas to restore them to their usual softness. I wanted this to work for me so badly but I will stay away from the soap and toner. Hoping the moisturizer will be better by itself, combined with my regular products.

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

        Love it!!

        By Stepheboo

        from Carson California

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Enlarged Pores

          Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

          Leaves my skin supple.

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

          Love this

          By Brittney

          from Martinsburg, WV

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

            The gel lotion is amazing!

            • Skin Type:
            • Normal
            • Age:
            • 18-29
             
            4.0

            Love it!

            By QueenB

            from NC

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Clinique 3-Step Introduction Kit For Oilier Skin (Type 3):

              I use it daily

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

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              • Q:

                I just recently purchased this product and it is so amazing. I noticed that am kind of starting to breakout which is really rare because I tend to use another skin care routine. I wanted to know if I can add a serum along or like add in a couple of other skin care products?
                Asked on 3/21/2018 by Angeles from California, US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Great question. Yes adding other oil-free products will be perfect. We recommend adding Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel after your 3 step system. Apply it directly to the breakout to reduce inflammation and promote healing. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 3/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I am wondering which set would work best for me. I have fair skin and freckles. I do not have super oily skin and i rarely breakout. I get dry patches on my cheeks and around my eyebrows and the inner parts around my eyes. Every lotion or moisturizer Ive used has made my skin feel more oily and within a couple hours the patches of dry skin have dried back out and looks even worse once I put makeup on. I wash my face daily but i am deperate to get rid of these dry patches without something making my skin breakout or feel greasy afterward. I am afraid to try the Type 3 kit for oilier skin since some people said it burned and tore the layer off. The gel was said to have been better for patchy dryness and not tightness dryness. Lotions ane creams have usually felt heavy, greasy and caused some breakouts. Not sure if there is an exact kit or if i needed to make my own. Help! Please and thank you.
                Asked on 3/21/2018 by FlirtyThirty from Misouri

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! If the dryness you are experiencing is tight and uncomfortable then you are a skin type #2. If you don't experience any tightness at all in your skin and the dryness you are speaking of is only flakiness that you can see, you are a skin type #3 and this is the set for you. Keep in mind, flakiness that you see on the surface of the skin is not dry skin but a buildup of dead skin cells that need to be exfoliated. Thank you for your question and have a great week.

                  Answered on 3/21/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                How long should this last? If I use all three twice a day, about how many days can I expect to use them until they run out?
                Asked on 3/18/2018 by Minnyjay from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello! The Clinique 3 Step Introduction Kit is a 3 week supply. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 3/19/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Do you have something for African-American skin??
                Asked on 1/30/2018 by Tiff from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Staff Expert

                  A:

                  Clinique's skincare kits are designed for all skin tones/ethnicities; they differ by skin type (oily skin or dry skin). If you need help determining your skin type, please stop into your nearest Ulta Beauty store for a complimentary skin consultation. :-) Thanks!

                  Answered on 1/31/2018 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
              • Q:

                I have oily skin on some days and dry skin on other what type would I use?
                Asked on 12/25/2017 by Me from Hollywood

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! If the dryness you are experiencing is tight and uncomfortable then you are a skin type #2. If you don't experience any tightness at all in your skin and the dryness you are speaking of is only flakiness that you can see, you are a skin type #3 and this is the set for you. Keep in mind, flakiness that you see on the surface of the skin is not dry skin but a buildup of dead skin cells that need to be exfoliated. Thank you for your question and have a great week.

                  Answered on 12/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have been using this product for almost 5 weeks and have noticed myself breaking out more than normal? Should
                I try a different type or formula? I do tend to have more oily skin especially around my tzone and so I am using type 3.
                Asked on 12/21/2017 by Kayla from Minnesota

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! It's not uncommon for skin to seem to get worse before it gets better. Any clogging that existed before starting the system needs to be brought to the skin's surface before it can clear away. If your breakouts are mild and you experience oil in the t-zone this is a great solution. You may also want to add Clinique Clinical Clearing Gel as a spot treatment to clear acne. If you break out constantly with 3 or more areas of concern at all times, you are a candidate for Clinique's Acne Solutions 3 Step System instead. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 12/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have the ultimate combination skin. My entire face is so dry that dry patches immediately pop through my makeup. However, my entire face is also extremely oily. I know i cannot find the perfect makeup products for me until I get my skin evened out. Will this be the best set for my skin?
                Asked on 11/20/2017 by Tiffany from AL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello. Try Clinique Exfoliating Scrub to help polish the skin so that skin care and makeup wear more evenly. Choose Clinique 3 Step skin Care (Type 3) if your skin is oily in your t-zone and comfortable in your cheeks. You'll notice a difference in skin tone and texture within just 2 weeks! We can't wait to hear what you think.

                  Answered on 11/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Hi! I am using the starter kit for the 3 step type 3 and I am also using the even better moisturizer. My question is if it was okay to use those two products together? I have somewhat oily skin around my nose and chin but my cheeks and forehead are more dry. Also in the winter time my face gets dry as well. Thank you!
                Asked on 8/13/2017 by Monica from Indiana

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! You are absolutely correct in what you are using. The 3 step system works very nicely with the Even Better Family of products. They are very nice partners. There is a cream formula for drier skin and a lightweight lotion for oilier skin. You may find yourself switching between the two with the different season, and that is perfectly fine as well. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Hi! Is this kit for acne-prone skin? Do these products help clear existing acne?
                Asked on 7/24/2017 by Loloabq from Ventura County, CA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! This kit is great for cleansing and exfoliating the skin, which helps to clear breakout. If your breakout is mild, this is a great solution. You may also want to try Clinique's Acne Solution Clinical Clearing Gel.
                  If you break out constantly with 3 or more areas of concern at all times, you are a candidate for Clinique's Acne Solutions 3 step system instead.
                  Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 7/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Is this drying at all? I have combo/oily skin but when I've used products for oily skin in the past, my skin gets really dry and peely.
                Asked on 7/11/2017 by Skincare Junkie from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! This system should offer the perfect balance for your skin, and when all 3 steps are used, never dry your skin when the correct formula is used. We guarantee results and want you to be happy. I believe you will enjoy the system. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 7/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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