Rated 4.65 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 720 customers 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.
Great for acne
ShariG190 from NY
Great product for anyone suffering with acne
Clears my skin without drying it out
CC from Memphis, TN
This product is awesome. It helps with my acne without causing irritation or dryness.
It works wonders
RayLA from Los Angeles
I have suffered from acne for over 10+ years and this is the only product I have ever used that has consistently worked for more than 3 months without irritating my skin. I recommend this product to everyone especially now that we all wear masks for work. I can't wait to order more once it's back in stock.
Ashank from Lancaster, Pa
I am 33 yrs old and struggle with acne. I've tried many things and I really like this product. I'm frustrated though because I ran out in April and it's now the end of July and it's been out of stock this whole time?
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!
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.