Rated 4.66 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing Product
This toner is a life saver ! ever since starting the three step acne system my acne has disappeared, except for the occasional blemish that will pop up. NOthing like it was, no more deep blemishes that I can't get rid of :) If I do get a blemish it is gone the next day, which amazes me ! What I love about this toner is that your skin feels so clean after using it, makes your skin so clear and acne free. The only down side that I see is that they don't sell a larger bottle ! ! ! I go through the toner much faster then the other two steps, so a larger option would be nice. Also if you are going to use the three step I recommend using the bar soap instead of the foam pump ! I have used both and the bar is much better, lasts longer and is cheaper just fyi !
Most Helpful Critical Review Alcohol
I was kind of shocked at the potent smell of alcohol of this product.
I have pretty serious acne for someone over 25, but I also have very dry skin. So alcohol isn't something I trust on my face - no matter what the description says ("for all skin types").
Still, I've been using it for a couple of weeks, because of the salicylic acid. Personally, I use an oil cleanser before my acne steps, to try and avoid stripping my skin of the little moisture it still has. Even so, I have noticed that my skin is drier than before I started using this product - even with the preventative oil treatments, and even though summertime usually brings me hydrated skin.
I wouldn't recommend this product to people with severely dry skins like mine, but I think I would've benefited from this product in my oily teens.
Reviewed by 710 customers Helps Unclog Pores
AlexxB from Caribbean
Living in the tropics, my skin become very oily and get clogged easily with dirty. This really does help when it comes to unclogging my pores after a long day
My Skin Needed This!
CaramelBrown1 from Chicago
I use sooo many products and serums on my face. The most important steps for me to prevent acne is using THIS ACNE EXFOLIATING LOTION, omg (lol)! Before using I was breaking out with pimples l, started using this as second step in my skin routine and haven't seen a pimple since. A must have for me!!
Note: I do use a few moisturizing products after using this for best results.
Saved my skin
Kirsten from Falmouth, MA
I've come full circle with Clinique, first as a teenager and now in my mid-fifties. My skin was developing cystic acne on my forehead and nothing was working (not even the costly prescriptions) I decided to go back to what I know and I now have truly gorgeous skin. There has not been one single breakout since starting this regime. I have purchased everything in this line, from the cleanser to the gel and I have been completely satisfied with every product.
works so well!
🌺 from PA
I've been using this for almost two years now and I'm only on my second bottle. it lasts forever and it's so effective!! I started getting really bad acne at the end of high school and I started using this midway through my freshman year of college and it's amazing! I've only had occasional hormonal breakouts but this treats them and helps so much. my go to!
Super i like it
Ayten from Hyuston
this product is awesome. my skin is oily and it made a great effect on it. very happy with purchase
Good for too drying sometimes
marthiany from TX
I had been using this for more almost 10 years, it is good for acne but too drying when I combine with other acne products. So I switch to pink clarifying lotion whenever it is too dry, and use this again when I need to fight stubborn adult acne
I love this product
Brandye Leigh from Birmingham , AL
I can see why this product is often out of stock . This is one of my favorites and I really love every product available in the acne skin care system line of products. My skin is sensitive but these products do not cause dryness , redness , or irritation and do a great job at keeping breakouts away!
Twice a day - no, but product is good
Ann28 from New Jersey
At first I used this lotion twice a day and the rashes decreased, but in spite of moisturizing my skin looked overdried. I started to alternate this lotion with 1.0, so I liked the effect.
Essential tool 4 Controlling Acne
KatieC008 from Wisconsin
This was recommended to me almost a year ago after struggling with adult acne for years and it has been a life saver. I had tried all kinds of solutions ranging from drug store offerings to dermatologist prescribed remedies and nothing really seemed to help long term. My self confidence diminished as the acne continued. This product has helped me to FINALLY keep my issues under control. I've now tried other products from the Clinique acne solutions line and they have been equally helpful. I highly recommend! I hope this product is back in stock soon! Thank you, Clinique! :)
Amazing toner for acne skin
Carl from Miami
It improved my skin very much, this toner solved my acne problem effeciently! I also use it on the acne area of my back, I love it so much
Saved me during a time when my skin went crazy!
malloryk7 from New York City
I have been lucky to have skin that isn't too temperamental in the acne department but it is quite sensitive. About a year ago I had outbreaks out of nowhere that I could NOT control. They were not responding to anything. I have sensitive redhead skin that I knew I couldn't use too harsh of products on but I really needed help. This Clinique Acne Solutions line was my savior. I did this lotion and OH MY GOODNESS. Not only did my acne clear up but my skin wasn't overly battered with chemicals or too dry from this lotion. My go to from now on.
Mari from New York
Lotion copes with its tasks. Redness cleans up overnight, the skin becomes cleaner from blackheads and the tone evens out.
Jacque from Fort Myers, FL
I bought this product for my 17 year old daughter who was struggling with acne. Within a week of use, her skin improved so much! My daughter found more confidence in herself. She smiled more, didn't shy away from pictures. If I could rate this product 100 stars I would. Thank you for making my 17 year old smile again!
PAOLA from Ontario CA
I have acne, and my skin is so delicate...
The Acne Solutions kit is amazing, works quickly and my skin feels smooth
Alternate Acne Solution Kit with 3-Step skin care (Skin Types III / IV)
Sals from San Jose ca
I love the product but I usually order from other places. When I finally got it in the mail it was not in its original packaging and it looked like it was open.
MK18 from Pensacola, FL
I was so excited about this product, but unfortunately it did not work for me. I have had mild acne for all of my 20s and was hoping this would knock that out. It did not help to clear my breakouts, and if anything seems to have made them worse, due to the dryness it caused. It may work better for those with more oily skin, but my combination skin was constantly peeling and flaky while using this product.
Received product damaged and half empty.
Faith from Mobile, AL
I was very excited about receiving this product, considering I planned on using it as part of my Clinique Acne Solutions routine that I am already doing, but upon opening my package, I found that it was damaged and half empty. I am now being forced to pay for shipping (without it being credited back to me) to return an item that I shouldn't have to be returning, but have no other option but to do so. Because of this damage and leak due to the poor packaging, the other items I ordered were also partially damaged.
Lisa from Dallas, TX
It's a bit strong but it does help to clear my skin. I just wish it's not that pricey.
Would buy again but not from Ulta
Ari from Lake Zurich IL
Love it!!! I have been battling breakouts for year and this really cleared me up!!
made my skin very irritated
skylar whigham from Alabama
When I first used the acne solutions 3 step skin care routine my skin was doing better for about a week. After that after using the face wash and clarifying lotion my face would feel so dry and irritated and would make my face burn for hours. I definitely don't recommend this if you have sensitive skin like I do because your skin will be worse than it was before.
Whole Acne line was the only thing helped with cystic acne
Stace from Buffalo, NY
The whole clinique acne line was the only line that helped me with cystic acne!
I tried other products and nothing worked.
Please DO NOT Get rid of this product!!
Irritates and burns my skin.
MaddieM from Rather not say
I definitely would not recommend this product if you have sensitive skin. I've been using the Acne Solutions products for several weeks and I'm not happy with the way my skin looks and feels at all. I wash my face with the Acne Solutions Face and Body Soap and I used to follow it with this product and my skin would burn so much. My skin has worsened from using this product, and I 100% do not recommend using it. The only thing I saw that it did was remove the leftover makeup deep within my pores.
Kiki from Odenton, MD
I've been using this product a bit over a year and it has made a tremendous difference eliminating acne. When I use it after I shower and after washing face with Acne Solutions cleansing gel, my face feels so clean and refreshed. I can feel it working it's magic!
Really helps with acne
Tamara from OH
Great for my skin
Ellie from Saint Augustine, FL
Love it! I have textured skin (combination) and it helps a lot i love this product