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Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion

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Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion

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6.7 oz Item 2153868

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Clinique's Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion is a medicated formula that exfoliates, reduces excess oil that can lead to breakouts, unclogs pores, and controls excess shine. When used as part of the Clear Skin System, it reduces active blemishes by 37% in 3 days.

Solutions For:
  • Acne/blemishes
  • Pores
  • Oiliness
  • Redness

Formula Facts:
  • Allergy Tested
  • 100% Fragrance Free
  • Non-Acnegenic
  • Oil Free
  • Paraben Free

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  • Use twice a day, morning and night
  • Shake well
  • Apply with a cotton ball, sweeping gently over face and neck
Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol Denat., Nylon-12, Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Caffeine, Sucrose, Glycerin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sorbitol, Sea Whip Extract, Barium Sulfate, 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid, Silica, Disodium EDTA, Benzalkonium Chloride.

Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product package you receive for the most up to date list of ingredients.

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CliniqueAcne Solutions Clarifying Lotion
 
4.7

(based on 194 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (73)
  • Balances skin (57)
  • Not greasy (56)
  • Gentle (50)
  • Improves skin texture (47)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (20)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (79)
  • Daily use (47)
  • Oily skin (45)
  • Combination skin (32)
  • Sensitive skin (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (39), Brand buyer (37)

Reviewed by 194 customers

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5.0

Great for my combination/acne prone skin

By Happywmh

from Great Falls, Mt

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

    There are a few things I regularly splurge on and this one is well worth it. I've always been acne prone but have sensitive skin. I've always loved Clinique for their consistency with creating high quality, hypoallergenic products. My skin reacts to anything scented. It is light & has a clean finish, not tacky or too drying. I use it twice a day after cleansing, occasionally limiting to once a day or every other day if my skin feels too dry.

     
    5.0

    wish I could post b4 & after pics

    By clean skin

    from Indiana

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

    I had tried pro active, clean and clear, and many other lines of facial cleaners. I am 24 and have never had CHRONIC acne until now. I used one "travel size" box of this three step system and was hooked! my face had already improved! Since then I have been using this Product along with other products from this line and have minimal to no acene now. Going on 3 months of using this product I can't say enough about it!

     
    4.0

    Temporary use for acne flare ups.

    By C Hill

    from Valrico, FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin
    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

    Because of my unexpected flare-ups, I have now included this in my 3-step routine. I use it day and night, I've seen improvements in my skin within 7 days

     
    5.0

    smooth skin

    By kaybee

    from santa maria

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

      helps with breakouts and leaves your skin smooth

       
      5.0

      I will never use any other product again. LOVE CLINIQUE

      By Lex

      from Clovis,Ca

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Bad Smell
      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

      After I wash my face I use a cotton round and apply the acne clarifying lotion. I've used tons of other brands and nothing worked the way this one did.

       
      5.0

      LOVE!

      By MC

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

        I use this product twice a day - doesn't dry out my skin and it prevents breakouts. Love it.

         
        5.0

        This is my second bottle!!!!

        By Leticia

        from Houston Tx

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

          Im a huge fan of any Clinique products, but this one takes the cake. Doesn't over dry skin like other acne products it cleared up my face when I have any flare ups or those annoying bumps.

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By Nat

          from Colorado

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

            Love it. Definitely helped me clear up my skin. Will buy again.

             
            5.0

            I love this!

            By Samm

            from Dearborn, mi

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

              Muy Daughter Uses This Daily,

               
              5.0

              I've been using it for the past year ...

              By Alexis

              from Chicago

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

              I use twice a day. Everyday. This ( and the 3 step as a whole ) is the only thing that has kept my pimples at bay, including my redness. This line is a bit drying, so I also use thirst surge to help. I can honestly say

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              • Q:

                What is the difference between this and the clarifying lotion 2 for dry combination skin? I have acne and combination skin, so which would be better for me?
                Asked on 4/16/2018 by Meghan from USA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello. Choose Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion to exfoliate and reduce surface oil that can lead to breakout. Any skin type that also experiences breakout will benefit best from Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion. Thanks for your question!

                  Answered on 4/16/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Is this good for cleaning acne scars? (Hyperpigmentation)
                Asked on 1/29/2018 by sophia from long beach

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello! Say goodbye to dark spots and discolouration with Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector + Optimizer. It helps fade up to 58% in just 12 weeks with twice a day usage. Be sure to let us know what you think!

                  Answered on 1/29/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Would you use this product before or after toner?
                Asked on 1/5/2018 by nichole from california

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion is Step 2 in our Acne Solutions Clear Skin System. Each step of Clinique's Acne Solutions Clear Skin System has a purpose: cleanse, exfoliate, treat. All 3 steps work together to get powerful results in just 3 days. With consistent twice-a-day use, the results just keep getting better. Thank you for your question and be sure to let us know what you think!

                  Answered on 1/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I'm confused on exactly what this product is? It says lotion, but it's an exfoliator? Would you use this after an exfoliator or does this exfoliate enough?
                Asked on 1/4/2018 by nichole from california

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi. Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion exfoliates and reduces excess oil that can lead to breakouts. It unclogs pores and controls excess shine. It is Step 2 in our Acne Solutions Clear Skin System. Use all three steps together to see a 37% reduction in active blemishes in 3 days. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 1/5/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Can I use this alongside my other skincare products that's not Clinique? My breakouts spread because I used exfoliating scrub without knowing it was going to spread all over. I was wondering if I could just buy this product to supplement my other non-Clinique skincare products or do I have to buy the whole set?
                Asked on 10/17/2017 by Kris from Elgin, IL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Yes, Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion can be used after your cleanser and before your moisturizer to sweep dead skin, dirt, oil and acne bacteria from the surface. Be sure to shake well before using. We can't wait to hear your results!

                  Answered on 10/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I would like to know the ingredients in this.
                Specifically, what is the percentage of Salicylic acid?
                Just want to make sure there is no added fragrance or parfum.
                Asked on 9/11/2016 by Robin from Buffalo Grove, IL

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Great news! Every Clinique product is Allergy Tested and all products, excluding our fragrance itself are fragrance free. We never add fragrance to mask the smell of natural ingredients. I am noting all ingredients below. Thank you!
                  active ingredient: salicylic acid 1.50%
                  other ingredients: water\aqua\eau / alcohol denat. / nylon-12 / butylene glycol / hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) / laminaria saccharina extract / caffeine / sucrose / glycerin / acetyl glucosamine / sorbitol / sea whip extract / barium sulfate / 10-hydroxydecanoic acid / silica / disodium edta / benzalkonium chloride < iln32340>

                  Answered on 9/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Does this have benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid in it?
                Asked on 9/5/2016 by shnazzy from New York, NY

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  It contains salicylic acid.

                  Answered on 9/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                does this come with a factory seal??
                Asked on 4/17/2016 by Beauty Buff

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  It does not have a seal under the cap.

                  Answered on 4/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I have used the dramatically different moisturizing lotion underneath my makeup to help with dryness. Can I use this product underneath makeup also?
                Asked on 4/11/2016 by H.G.

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can use this product before you use your moisturizer. We have several clarifying lotions at Clinique and this one is best suited for acne prone skin. Clarifying Lotion in your customized formula will give a smoother and brighter look to the skin. It will also help to deflake the skin for longer makeup wear.

                  Answered on 4/11/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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