Rated 4.63 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 738 customers Good
Nick from NC
This product is great for oily skin.
Works for me, but I have heard bad things
mary from North Carolina
Personally, this product has worked wonders for me. I have used it for many years and I have never had issues with it. I only use it at night so my skin won't be wonky in the morning.
Janette from New Britain,CT
Wearing mask all day acne this product is AMAZING and moisturizer
Chey from Texas
This contains alcohol which will dry out your skin and cause problems in the future. Do not get if you care about your skin
horrible shipping experience, but good product
All dona from Clifton, NJ
I would love it more if it was delivered to my house.
Try it. With the face cleanser!
that_girl_shel from Bethlehem PA
I'm 45 and didn't struggle with acne until I started early menopause. Add Covid and mask wearing and my skin was a nightmare. I did some research and decided to try this line. So glad I found it, because this is doing the trick for me! Have purchased more than 1x.
Love! but needs to be bigger....
Erbearina from Michigan
This bottle would last longer if it came in the same sized bottle as the other line of step 2 clarifying lotions. I go through this some times faster then the face wash!
"Maskne" skin is better!
Banananasssssss from Tamuning, Guam
Okay, the new acne is called "maskne".. Acne from your mask.. No matter how many times you change it, if you have acne prone skin it's bound to break out. I have tried honestly everything down to a new face wash, benzoyl peroxide spot treatment/wash & a different salicylic acid wash. NOTHING worked till my Sister told me about Clinique. I bought this Acne solution & Combination oil to oily skin facewash. I've been using it for about a week already & I honestly see such a HUGE difference on my nose. My blackheads & pores are real.. They have drastically changed since I started using this solution! I noticed my pores are smaller & I have a softer look & texture. May sound unbelievable but idk where this has been all my life lol!
Not a Longterm Solution for Me
Alexandra from Chicago
I had been using the normal 3-step Clinique products but wanted to try the acne products to see if they would dramatically help my acne/manage breakouts. I have acne along my cheeks and then will get breakouts around my chin.
The first couple of weeks trying a new product can freak out your skin, but mine never rebounded. I used half of the bottle before giving up, I think this solution is just too much for me. I am back to my combination skin Clinique products and use this when I notice severe breakouts beginning to emerge. It definitely helps manage the breakouts when the appear, but not so much preventative and I definitely can't use it day in and day out. Once this bottle is done, I likely won't use it again.
It's impressive how dirty my face is after washing it
Pagg from Maryville, TN
I have never had pimples before but now at my 41 years old my face has changed and I was getting one after other one non stop it didn't matter how I washed my face or what products I was using for oil/mix face, I started using it after washing my face and couldn't believe how much dirt I still had on my face, my face is clear in less than a week of using it once or twice a day, and using the Clinique acne gel after on each pimple. The alcohol smell is strong and I bet it could be really irritating for some skins but so far has helped me out to clear my face from all the breakouts
Fighting the good fight
Pbfl from Fort Lauderdale, Fl
I have adult acne that started when I turned 30. Recently wearing masks 7 hours per day have made the situation so much worse- huge sore pimples all around my cheeks and mouth. When I started using this product I noticed the pimples are smaller, clear/heal faster, and I have a lot less. The acne is still there but the difference is amazing. I use it twice a day and if my skin starts to get dry I'll use the gel moisturizer.
Nnni from Georgia
This tonic is very good for skin that has acne. It prevents acne and fights it. It is also very gentle, softens and cleanses the skin even more. It also has an exfoliator function. Most importantly, it does not dry the skin.
Great maintenance/preventative care product
Kaleigh from Spokane, WA
I have been using Clinique's 3-step skincare products for over 20 years and swear by them... I've recently been experiencing some break outs of which I didn't necessarily need to utilize an acne routine for but definitely needed to incorporate something into my daily routine that would both clear up my blemishes as well as prevent new ones from coming. This product has been a great addition and since I began using it about 2 weeks ago, I haven't had any new break outs. It hasn't done much for my blackheads and clogged pores however my skin is healthy and blemish free today because of it, therefore it's definitely a new skin care staple in my cupboard. Highly recommend this product!
Works Wonders For My Breakouts!!!
Jen from New Jersey
I am VERY prone to breakouts and this is part of my go-to skin routine. I use this along with the acne solutions cleanser and clearing gel, and my skin has never been better! I have tried so many different brands of skincare products over the years and nothing seemed to work until I found Clinique and this clarifying lotion. I highly recommend!!!
Broke my skin
Lianet22 from Miami fl
I gonna post this for a sencond time i don't know what happen with my other review about the product i think they deleted so don't buy this product broke my skin i use for a complete month and nothing happens my acne was worse my skin complete redness please read the ingredients contain alcohol after a never finish bottle i don't see nothing different just my skin getting worse so i stop using and when i don't put more this product at my skin everything was better and the redness dissappear
Not buying this product again
Lianet from Miami fl
Ok i have a big stament about this product, i use this product for a whole month and make my skin worse than ever make me broke at areas that i never do , just i stop using at just at one day i feel better if you don't want your acne worse don't use
My favorite toner
Milam from Dallas
This toner does a great job of exfoliating my older, combination, breakout prone and sensitive (I have rosacea and psoriasis) skin. It leaves my skin feeling fresh, not tight or irritated! I would definitely recommend this toner if your skin is anything like mine.
Jen from Kingston, NY
I have super sensitive skin, I went into ultra to find something different and new to try and the worker recommended this and it makes such a difference! Love it
Malbo from Florence, SC
I've been using this product on and off for years. Sometimes I try a new product, but I always come back to this one. Definitely helps heal and calm my cystic acne and scarring.
A perfect and necessary step in my skincare routine
Christine from Tallahassee, FL
I hope Clinique never discontinues this! It's so often hard to find in stock!
It's the perfect toner for someone with acne prone skin, especially adults with hormonal and cystic acne. Salicylic acid is a key ingredient for fighting these kinds of breakouts and preventing them, but many products with this are overly harsh or contain too many other ingredients instead of a concentrated dose of salicylic acid.
This formula isn't irritating but has enough salicylic acid to get the job done, plus the price is great when compared to similar products.
Really helps with stopping and ridding of pimples ias they s
Softball mom from Granger, IN
I use daily after cleansing to prevent breakouts as well treating any pimples that start. This product stops pimples in their tracks. I have recommended it to family and friends that have trouble with breakouts.
More like a toner, than lotion
Valerie from Charlotte
This is an odd product. It is liquid like toner, but has powder inside it. You have to shake iut up before each use. I bought it because I like the idea of "oil-absorbing" and it might do that, but it is not what I would call lotion at all. My skin is very sensitive and while I knew this product had acne medicine in it, it really irritated my face.
NOT for sensitive skin
Jey from NC
Worstened my breakouts and made my skin redder than ever. A lot of alcohol. Do not use if you have sensitive, acne-prone skin!
I love this product
April from Prescott AZ
this is helping my acne so much!!
Leen from CA
I have tried soooo many products. I used to have low maintenance, no acne skin. Randomly in my 20s I started having acne and this is the only thing that basically made it go away after trying all kinds of products for years. SO HAPPY with it! Always going to keep buying. I have oily skin and never used a moisturizer at night but I started using a light moisturizer after using this. I think that helped too.