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Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion

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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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4.7

(based on 204 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (81)
  • Balances skin (65)
  • Not greasy (61)
  • Gentle (54)
  • Improves skin texture (53)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (24)
  • Bad smell (8)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)
  • Irritates skin (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (88)
  • Daily use (51)
  • Oily skin (48)
  • Combination skin (37)
  • Sensitive skin (24)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (47), Brand buyer (38)

Reviewed by 204 customers

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5.0

Life changing!

By Terisa

from Nashville, TN

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

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

Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

I used to have a horrible acne problem in middle school and the start of high school, and I would go through brand after brand trying to find a perfect solution to my skin. Then, my cousin recommended me Clinique and at first I was discouraged by the price tag, but it was totally worth the price! This toner helped even out my skin and get rid of scars in less than 2 weeks. The toner lasts for so long, too, so you don't have buy it often. After using Clinique, I started feeling confident again. People would always ask me what's my secret to my "perfect" skin and I would always happily promote Clinque. I am forever loyal to Clinique's Acne Solution line!

 
5.0

Love this product

By Jamy

from Fairport NY

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup
  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin

Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

I have loved the acne prone line. Has helped me more then any other product

 
5.0

IT REALLY WORKS

By Kaitlyn.

from Harlingen, TX

Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

i've already used the whole bottle up and i will be purchasing another. i usually break out once a month, but when i used this, my acne and redness were kept at bay. it is drying by itself but if you layer a moisturizer on top you'll be set.

 
5.0

Love this product

By Nicki

from Raleigh, Nc

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

    Since using this product line I have had minimum to no breakouts.

     
    5.0

    Love!!!

    By Amy

    from Ft Lauderdale, FL

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

    Absolutely love this stuff! I normally don't by "designer" for skin care but I tried this stuff before buying it and it works wonders like nothing else! I have always battled with acne. Tried every non designer product imaginable. Even the dermatologist stuff didn't work. This stuff does! My acne is slowly going away. I'm getting less pimples and redness.

     
    5.0

    Acne under control

    By MakeoversByJessa

    from San Diego

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Combats Acne
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

      My favorite go to exfoliant is this chemical exfoliator. You use it twice a day with a cotton ball, after your face is washed but before your moisturizer. This is the only thing that keeps my acne gone.

       
      5.0

      New favorite

      By Cas

      from Loves Park, IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

        This is one of my favorite go-to acne products. I have combination oily skin and this really helps decrease that oily feeling and is gentle and really leaves my skin feeling refreshed! This is great for me in the fact that I have skin prone to the smaller pimple acne and this clarifying lotion works wonders getting rid of them and keeps my face clear as long as I use it daily. I wouldn't recommend though if you have the larger deep skin acne as it probably isn't strong enough for that. I'm also very happy to say that I haven't ever experienced irritation or dryness from this product - honestly no downsides for me. So overall amazing for those with average to milder small acne as well as helps with oil control.

         
        5.0

        Clinique is always my go to

        By Nikmomofboys

        from Sutton, WV

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

          Clinique never lets me down. I have acne prone but also sensitive skin. This doesn't dry out or irritate my face. My skin also feels smoother and looks healthier. Using the 3-step routine helps lessen my breakouts and keeps my skin almost completely clear

           
          4.0

          One of my favorites

          By Nina

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Acne
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

          Its helped with my acne, one of the few budget friendly that wasnt harsh with crazy alcohol and it works! My only gripe is that youd need a good moisturizer because it does dry your skin a bit

           
          5.0

          Works amazingly well!

          By gp

          from Florida

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion:

            Great product!

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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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