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Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

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Get results as good as a leading topical prescription in clearing acne. Clinique's daily treatment Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel starts clearing blemishes upon application. It helps prevent new ones from making an unwelcome appearance, and makes visibly clearer skin a way of life.

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

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

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  • Apply a thin layer to entire face twice a day after cleansing
  • Spot-apply if you are using another leave-on acne treatment
  • Using other topical acne drugs at the same time or right after use of this product may increase dryness or irritation of skin. If this occurs, only one medication should be used unless directed by a doctor
Alcohol Denat., Water / Aqua / Eau, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Sea Whip Extract, Butylene Glycol, 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 Clinical Clearing Gel
 
4.5

(based on 229 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (89)
  • Effective (83)
  • Minimizes pores (19)
  • Soothing (13)
  • Smells great (8)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (33)
  • Irritates skin (11)
  • Doesn't work (8)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (61)
  • Moderate acne (60)
  • Inflammatory acne (36)
  • Teen acne (32)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (25)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (54), Budget shopper (39)

Reviewed by 229 customers

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5.0

Amazing Product. A Miracle!

By Safia123

from Bellevue, WA

About Me Brand Buyer

Pros

  • Diminishes Acne Scars
  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne Scars
    • Adult Acne
    • All Skin Types
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Moderate Acne
    • Teen Acne

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

    I was skeptical about this product at first, as many clearing gels I have tried do not work for my skin, or irritate it heavily. I have many patches of whitehead's and blackheads around my chin and forehead, and when I used it for the first time, I looked at my skin in aw, because it virtually cleared it up in only one use! When I used it on my existing acne scars the next day, I noticed that they seriously faded. LOVE THIS PRODUCT!

     
    1.0

    Sorry, but did not find this to work!!

    By Jbc

    from Redondo

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        Didn't work for spot pimples. Returning

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Works Like a Charm

        By Syl0208

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Minimizes Pores
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        I'm 41 and have had the worst acne breakout on my cheek for weeks now. I've tried various products -drugstore, high end, and all natural. NOTHING has worked and I was really close to visiting a dermatologist. I went to Ulta to purchase another acne product that ended up being out of stock. When I asked the Ulta consultant for an alternative option she suggested this product or the all over Clinique acne cream (sorry...don't recall the exact name). I decided to go with this product since my acne is pretty localized and just on my cheek (so odd) so I liked the spot treatment aspect. I've been using this for about 4 days and the acne that "would not go away" is just about gone. The only drawback on this is that it dries out your overall skin and it feels pretty tight once it dries. I've just been diligent about adding moisturizing/exfoliating skin masks and moisturizing in general. I'll take a little bit of dry skin over an acne breakout any day. Oh...and the price point is pretty high but for my skin it works so I'm ok with that.

         
        5.0

        Works great

        By Rie

        from Hazlet NJ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Blackheads & Whiteheads
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          Use this as a 3 rd step in a Clinique skin clearing regimen. You won't be dissatisfied

           
          5.0

          Yes, most definitely!!!!

          By Cory

          from Porterville, Ca.

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Smells Great
          • Soothing
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          I use every am before I apply makeup. Also every PM when I wash. Believe me i have been seeing a dermatologist for my adult acne, and this works better than what the dr has prescribed me. You don't need alot either. I just spot treat.

           
          2.0

          Works great for cystic acne but caused an eczema flare up

          By Angel

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          I've had issues dealing with my hormonal acne since I was 12-years-old. Despite my diligence routine, I had a bad flare up of cystic acne underneath my jawline. I decided to try out this product. It worked to clear up the pimples underneath my skin, but it caused me to have an extremely bad exczema reaction to it. I'd recommend this product for severe, painful pimples, but it caused my sensitive skin worse trauma than patiently using my other natural products that don't penetrate as deep.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          God's plan

          By Sam

          from NJ

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          Took sometime to work but now my skin is so clear. I still occasionally get the hormonal pimples on my chin round that time of the month. Other than that, this helped get rid of the acne and texture on my cheek bones. This is a god send.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good

          By Winter

          from Reno, NV

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Severe Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          So I've been suffering from acne for over 3 years and this stuff helps get rid of pimples. Mainly whiteheads are gone after one use but big inflamed pimples take up to 3 days. I still have a lot of acne because I'm acne prone and it's genetic but it's not like it made my skin flawless. It helps prevent further scars by getting rid of the acne safely. Love it but not so much the price. But hey it's worth it.

           
          5.0

          One night is all it took...

          By Alex

          from Whittier, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Hormonal Acne

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          I've been getting weird clusters of bumps on the sides of my neck and breakouts along my jawline. I've never had problems with acne or with breakouts my entire life. I'm not sure what is causing this, but I went into my local Ulta yesterday and asked the girl at the counter if she had any suggestions. She gave me a sample of this and I went home and put it on last night. This morning I woke up, felt my neck, and all those tiny little bumps that were on my neck are practically gone! There's still a couple little bumps, but I'm hoping they'll clear up in the next couple of days. I put some one this morning and will do so again tonight, but so far, this product is amazing!

           
          4.0

          Good product

          By Jade S.

          from NJ

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          Definitely kept my skin clear for the most part, but I did have to load the product on to get the results I wanted. Also dried me out a little bit since I had to apply so heavily. Other than that, this is a great product

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          • Q:

            Using a dark spot corrector all over my face is it okay to still use it as a spot treatment ?
            Asked on 6/28/2018 by Evy from Monroe, LA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hello. Yes, Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is applied directly to the breakout to help promote healing and reduce inflammation. Apply Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector + Optimizer all over the face after your Clinical Clearing Gel and moisturizer. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

              Answered on 6/29/2018 by Official Answer from Clinique from Brand Answer
          • Q:

            Should I use this product before or after moisturizing ?
            Asked on 1/5/2018 by nichole from california

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! Clinique Clinical Clearing Gel can be used after your moisturizer as a spot treatment to clear acne. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

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

            I don't know if the all over step 3 treatment or this gel is the best option for me. What is the difference between the two? What type of acne is each one better for?
            Asked on 12/16/2017 by erika from Tampa

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hello! Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is applied directly to pimples to reduce inflammation and promote healing for clients who experience 1-2 breakouts. Clinique Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment is Step 3 in our Acne Solutions Clear Skin System for skin types who experience 3 or more breakouts frequently. Happy holidays and thanks for your question!

              Answered on 12/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            I am using the clarifying lotion for dry combination skin, would it be better to use this product alongside it or the all-over clearing treatment that contains benzoyl peroxide?
            Asked on 12/11/2017 by Bailea from Hennessey, Oklahoma

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! Clinique's Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is actually a perfect partner to the basic Clinique 3 Step Skin Care System. Your 3 Step Skin Care System will cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize the skin, the Clinical Clearing Gel can be used after as a spot treatment to clear acne. I do not suggest the Clinique Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment unless you have 3 or more breakouts at all times. Have a great week!

              Answered on 12/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            Should I use this before or after I put on moisturizer? Assuming my skincare regime is: 1. cleanser, 2. toner, 3. moisturizer.
            Asked on 9/18/2017 by la from undisclosed

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi. Please use this product after your moisturizer in areas needed. Thanks for your question.

              Answered on 9/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            Can I wear make up over this product?
            Asked on 9/12/2017 by Maddie from Kissimmee, FL

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi. Yes, it is clear and you can absolutely wear makeup over it. Thanks for your question.

              Answered on 9/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            Hello, I want to buy this product but I am currently using the Clinique dark spot corrector & optimizer for dark acne scarring that I have. But because I do still get breakouts can I use this along with the corrector to treat both? If so which one should I apply first?
            Asked on 8/30/2017 by Kj from Illinois

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! Yes, you can use both. You should apply the Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector first. You can follow with Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel as a spot treatment. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

              Answered on 9/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            Hi! I'm confussed in how to use it correctly. Do I should put it in my face and leave it or I have to put it just for couple minutes and claen it? Do I use it and after that put make up on it?

            Thanks!
            Asked on 7/28/2017 by Taina from Chicopee, MA

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! If you are using it as a spot treatment or as an all over clearing treatment, you will not rinse from the skin. Leave on the skin to heal breakout all day, or all night. It can be used under makeup or at night while you sleep. This is an amazing product and I am eager to hear about your results. Have a great week!

              Answered on 7/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            I have acne papules on my cheeks and chin. Would this be the best product for me to try or should I try the normal Clinique 3 step acne products?
            Asked on 7/19/2017 by Mich from IL

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! Clinique's Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is actually a perfect partner to the basic Clinique 3 step skin care system. The basic 3 step skin care system will cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize the skin. The Clinical Clearing Gel can be used after as a spot treatment product to clear acne.
              I do not suggest the Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin 3 step system unless you have 3 or more breakouts at all times.
              Have a great week!

              Answered on 7/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
          • Q:

            Is this a moisturizer? Or would I still need to use a moisturizer with this?
            Asked on 7/2/2017 by Amber from Chicago

            1 answer

            • Brand Expert

              A:

              Hi! No, this is not a moisturizer. I suggest using an oil free moisturizer daily. Thank you for your question and have a good week!

              Answered on 7/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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