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Rated 4.21 out of 5 stars
All the reviews I read about this product were from "younger types". I turn 50 this summer and still have weekly breakouts and blackheads (it's hereditary). Never had to worry about wrinkles because of oily skin, but it is now becoming an issue. This correcting serum definitely helps with the breakouts, and after one bottle I see an improvement in the little lines I am getting around my eyes and mouth. I would recommend this for acne-prone skin at any age! Some days I need more moisture around my cheeks and forehead, so I just use the moisturizing gel before foundation.
I had high hopes for this product to be my go-to serum since I have fine lines around my mouth and forehead, some mild acne scarring and discoloration from acne, and the occasional hormonal flare-up on my face. The sample I received was more than enough to get me through a few weeks, even with using it on multiple areas of my face. I used the serum after the Acne Solutions acne bar and toner, but prior to the Step 3 treatment, since I had really no clue if it was supposed to be applied before or after the Step 3 treatment...there was nothing clear in the instructions about this. Either way, I had no change in my fine lines on my forehead or around my mouth. I even furrowed my forehead to make sure the serum directly targeted them. It's concentration of salicylic acid (I believe around 1%) was also far too weak to do anything for existing acne or flareups that came up during the month. I have had greater success using the Acne Solutions Clearing Gel as a proactive measure to prevent and treat acne. I plan to use that instead because of its effectiveness and affordability and have already bought an anti-aging serum from a competitor's site instead.
Yavila from Texas
I used this product as directed on the bottle, twice a day. I was breaking out very bad and I noticed it has gotten worse with this product. And the bad news is that how much I payed for it to make my face look worse. I really had faith in it but I guess it just wasn't for me, even thought the skin analysis on the Ulta app recommended me this one.
Fran from San Jose
One pump, day and night. Working well for my skin (adult acne prone skin). Lately, everywhere is out of stock. Please don't discontinue.
Ashley from Long Island, NY
Let me start by saying I'm a loyal Clinique customer for over 15 years. I love all their products. I was a little disappointed by this one though. Acne and line correcting, sounded too good to be true! I found this serum did little for my acne. I even bought two bottles and used regularly hoping for results! I guess I just expected more for the money for this one.
Jan77 from Cincinnati, OH
This is a beautiful serum. I've been looking for something that combine salicylic acid with a nourishing base for skin. Well, this is certainly that - just not for me. Yes, I know there is no added fragrance to this product, but something happens when you put it on and it starts to evaporate. It's a very sweet aroma that lingers in the background. The only way to get rid of it is to wash my face again. Some nights I can tolerate it; others I can't. So, I'll use this up because I love the performance. I just won't buy any additional serum.
ME2006 from MA
As someone with very troublesome skin, I usually have to stay away from products such as serums and anything "extra" aside from face wash and traditional acne treatments. I was so excited to see this serum from Clinique and was even more excited once I tried it and realized how nice it was. It's such a nice consistency and does not dry my skin out like typical acne treatments. I have been using it twice a day and it truly seems to help keep my acne at bay and help my skin's overall appearance. For reference, I have combination skin (quite oily in summer months and dry during the winter) with hormonal cystic acne like clockwork. Please, please do not discontinue this!
CAT from Chelan, WA
Since the Clinique All over Treatment has been out of stock I started using this serum! It helps my adult acne outbreaks immensely! I use it in the AM & the PM — it's very effective for fighting acne! And my skin is so soft and it eliminated little milia (spelling) on my forehead! I'm hooked for life!
Hannah from Wisconsin
I personally have been on the hunt for a product that clears my skin without leaving my skin super dry. This product is wonderful! The first month of use I definitely see improvements in my skin and not to mention feeling very hydrated. The only downside to this product is that it is expensive for the amount you get, but worth it for the results!
Bel from Virginia Beach, VA
Have not used very long but it does not burn, sting, or irritate your skin as I expected. Will have to review again once I have been using for a while.
Midori from Honolulu, HI
I've been using this product religiously for the past few weeks and I can already feel a difference! Skin feels smoother and fresh! Prior to using this serum I had major breakouts on the side of my face, near my eyes, that caused my skin to be constantly rough. I tried many different creams and serums from various brands (Olay, Neutrogena), but after just a few days, that small patch of skin cleared! I will continue to use and reorder in a month or so. Definitely recommend.
Jessica from Oregon
Im a big fan of Clinique, I used all products. This is the most of my favorites serum !
Ram from Michigan
I love Clinique but they took it to a whole other level with this product. Most importantly— it's gentle for sensitive skin. I'm in my early 30s and became extremely dry and sensitive with breakouts. My skin hates me in my 30s. I tried literally everything and this was one of the only things that helped normalize my red flaky acne prone skin. It didn't take long to work either. I literally got a sample of it and it has already really improved.
CgV from Los Angeles, CA
I'm in my late 20s and my skin is so sensitive that can only be receptive to Clinique products. I've been using their products since high school. I was so excited about this serum since their acne products have really helped me. However, I have bought twice this serum (because I thought it would just take time for my skin to react) and I haven't see any difference. I stopped using and I don't think I can recommend this product if you're expecting to see results if your skin suffer from normal to moderate acne.
Lucy from Delaware
Bella from Michigan
If the breakouts happened in spots that acne tends to appear, it is most likely to be skin purging. It is when you try out a new product, and the pimple or acne that was on its way to becoming an actual pustule, sprouts up on your skin. If the acne happens to form in a different area than normal, then it is probably a breakout and you should probably consult a doctor and stop using the product.
Lauren from Philadelphia, PA
I've suffered from Adult Acne for years. I took an oral acne medication in my late twenties but now in my early thirties I'm suffering from more minor breakouts. The Clinique Acne serum WORKS! I've tried prescription retinoids with antibiotics but they were too harsh for my skin for daily use. The Clinique serum's salicylic acid formula is much more gentle and can be used daily before applying makeup and products. My cystic acne gradually flattened out over the course of a week - I am SO happy and relieved that this works! I am hoping that the red marks will gradually fade away as well. Any advice for red marks is appreciated. Best of luck!
Arr29 from New Jersey
I use all Clinique products on my skin and this one is one of my favorites. I love how my skin and hands feel after I put this product on. It's not sticky it's perfect. I've been breaking out a little one my chin and this felt so good on my skin and I haven't had a breakout even when I felt one coming on. I think this product is so cool that it does both acne for adults and line correcting! Love it!
Ari from Trinidad and Tobago
I'm using the 3 step acne solutions products and decided to add this item to my routine, but I started getting breakouts a few days after starting it, is that suppose to happen? Or should I stop using it? Also what can I use for dark spots caused by acne?
tfbm from oregon
I've tried everything for my consistent acne and this worked for me. I use it in addition to an oil control moisturizer and some spot treatments. While I do get breakouts still sometimes, this has definitely made them less frequent. definitely recommend for its function. I don't like the price, however, and I think the design doesn't allow you to get everything in the bottle which sucks.
Themightylatte from KS
I'm in my 30's and I am looking to help with my adult acne and fine lines. This product is a flop. It may help with acne (but I'm also using the whole system) and after over a month I see absolutely no difference in any fine lines. Not worth the money at all.
Tylar from MA
I so desperately wanted to like this product. I spent so much money on this to add it to my skincare routine - I have consistent acne. It did absolutely nothing for me. Nothing. Don't waste your money. Would return if I could, would give zero stars if I could.
Angie37 from Queens, ny
I've always had good skin that is until I turned 30. Well into adulthood I started getting cystic acne nothing worked and they took forever to heal and then forever for the blemish to fade. This product is the only thing that works.The only complaint I have is the size. For that amount it should be bigger or in a different bottle I swear it's all bottle not enough serum. The design of the bottle doesn't allow you to get what's all the way in the bottom
Manumar from NYC
I tried this product for over two weeks to help combat breakouts and new wrinkles that started to appear on my forehead. Although my skin did feel hydrated, I returned this product as I did not see any difference in my breakouts or the appearance of my wrinkles after two weeks.
Meg from Chicago, IL
Made me break out even worse! Hate it. I was looking for something to replace your all over treatment that I absolutely love and this is definitely not it. PLEASE PLEASE bring back the all over treatment! Why oh why is it gone??!!!
Anahita from Sacramento
I love love love this product. I have had acne since I was a teenager and I had tried everything I mean EVERYTHING! I bought this for the lines but as it turned out it has helped me not to break out as much as I used to. My face is way clearer than before, yes I get one pimple every now and then but it has cleared like 90 percent of my face. I wish they would have come in bigger sizes though.
Skincare Lover from Atlanta GA
I have been using this for about 3 months now, and I'm a big fan. I use a dime size amount after toning before any primer, spf, or foundation. Its a godsend for my oily but aging skin.