Rated 4.38 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I have every acne medication
I received a sample of this from I forget where, you know those sugar sized packets. I normally dont like trying samples on my face because I end up breaking out. I have super sensitive skin, did laser for acne, it made my skin worse. I was using a mail order product which they would send out shipments too often and it was pricey, after I stopped using that product my face was terrible, I couldn't even believe it.
I started using mild soap and spot acne treatments, it got a little better, not by much. It was at that point I saw the sample I had laying around and thought it has the same ingredients as what the spot treatments I use so I'll give it a try.
AS SOON AS YOU APPLY IT YOU CAN FEEL IT WORKING, no lie! I applied it to my breakouts but when I felt it working I decided to use all over my entire face. I IMMEDIATELY followed up w/a moisturizer, you will feel your face tightening up, so moisturize, it doesn't stop this stuff from working. The next day I noticed the breakouts were drying up QUICK! The packet lasted a few days, after that I had to buy it, my face looks almost like an adult, instead of a teen.
Most Helpful Critical Review disappointed
I wanted to like this so much because I use Clinique soap, lotion and other beauty products but this did nothing for me. I had an allergic reaction to a different non-Clinique beauty product that caused me to breakout. I usually only have hormonal breakouts so I wouldn't use daily the product normally. The first time using it I applied at night spot treating.When I woke up, the redness went down and the acne, swelling seemed to be slightly less so I washed my face and spot applied again. After applying morning and night everything was still there days later. It all went down somewhat mostly in swelling but it was all still there. I am fair skinned so blemishes really stand out and this product did not help me with hiding them or make them go away any faster. I feel like I would've had the same results using nothing. The product didn't dry my skin around blemishes so that was nice. I also like how I could spot treat and the product dried fast creating a barrier between the blemish/acne and skin surface so I could apply makeup. However, be warned that barrier the gel creates over the acne is visible in camera, bright lighting under makeup. I kept trying this product with just clean face, with lotion, with makeup, without makeup, it didn't matter the results are the same: nothing. I think the product only worked the first couple of days for me cause I wanted it to lol. I used for 2 weeks and acne didn't improve any better than using nothing. I will stick with Neutrogena On-The-Spot treatment. I have had good results in the past with that. I am disappointed in Clinique. I don't know how this works or dried out others but it's useless for me.
Reviewed by 309 customers Love
Michelle from San Antonio
Works great as spot treatment
Works so good!
Millie from Newington, NH
This is perfect to use day or night. ( I personally use it during the day because it is clear)
SHR from Dallas, Texas
I continue to purchase this. It really works!
Tayylorr from Virginia
Healthcare worker here! I used to have nice, clear skin with minimal problems. Now that I'm in a N95 mask all day that doesn't allow my skin to breath, my skin is so oily with A LOT of acne. Within a week of using this 2x daily (after washing with Clinique liquid face soap) my skin is almost fully cleared!!! With little new acne coming up!! This works great and fast too!!
I will continue to buy this product.
Erin from Detroit
I use as a spot treatment for acne up to 2-3 times per day if needed. It really helps heal my pimples without destroying my skin like benzoyl peroxide does. Make sure to use a moisturizer because it can be drying if using more than once/day.
Worth every penny!
Mel from Roseville, ca
I buy this product for my teen daughter. She uses it as spot treatment so it's not drying on her face and within a couple days her face starts clearing! When it was first recommended to me I thought it was a bit pricy for a 1oz container but if you use it as a spot treatment it goes a long way and still has great results!
Mask Acne is REAL
Lizerlu from Charleston SC
I have to wear a mask everyday at work. I started developing acne around my jawline and chin. For someone who never had to deal with acne their entire adult life this was irritating because the acne just kept becoming worse. I ordered this clearing gel to add to the Clinique face regimen I already used. I use this twice a day and my acne is gone!!
Dries acne fast
Andrea from Texas
Got a sample of this and it really works fast. It does leave a weird skin like layer though but it dries my acne spot the next day. Gonna think about purchasing a full size once I run out.
It Works and Then It Doesn't
Gabby from Illinois
I find myself having an on and off relationship with this product. It works for awhile and then it reverses the effects and causes cystic acne. And then it works again. I've used this product for many years and I just can't work out its kinks.
Great for acne
ShariG190 from NY
This product has helped my teen with her acne and it cleared up after a few uses
Alaina from AZ
I have oily/acne prone skin & this did absolutely nothing for my skin. Still had the blemishes. Very strong "alcohol" like smell.
Never going to stop buying this product!
Alena from Cerritos, CA
I use this every morning and night before I go to sleep and let me tell you.. it's the only thing that clears up my hormonal acne after literally trying everything.. absolutely love!
Not for sensitive skin!!
g from Dallas
I have pretty sensitive skin and cystic acne, this just made my skin burn and irritated so bad!! May be best for people without sensitive skin!! Did not help my acne at all
Liv from Georgia
I really like this product! I use this product currently for "maskne". I have acne due to wearing a mask all day for work and bacteria must have built-up on the surface of my face. I bought this to use with the Clinique Acne Solution Gel cleanser. The consultant told me I could use this all over my face, and although this is true, it is REALLY drying. Which is great for acne, but not great for the rest of my face. I use this solely as a spot treatment, and I make sure that I use a good moisturizer as a follow-up step. Since I use both the cleanser and spot treatment, it can be extra drying. I don't want more unwanted acne because my face is too dry. All in all, this is a great product to have for that stubborn acne that just doesn't want to go away.
I used it when an unwanted fried appears on my face.
MJ from CO
I use it after washing my face.
Em from Illinois
I swear by this product. I use it as a spot treatment and I see a difference same day. When I have a bad breakout I apply twice a day and it makes the blemish smaller and reduces redness in no time. I love love lovvveee this product!!!
Great spot treatment
Maria from USA
It is effective and reduces inflammation and redness of the acne. It also heals it quickly.
The best spot treatment
Jess from Michigan
I never write reviews but this stuff works great! It makes a noticeable difference with each use.
Great spot treatment
Jessica from CA
I'm 38 and I use this for a spot treatment when acne crops up. My 11 year old also uses it as a daily preventative on her T-Zone and it's really helped her reduce breakouts in general
This is my go to gel. It is the BEST!
JenK from Columbus, OH
I use this every night. Along with a moisturizer. It keeps my face clear and has also helped with shrinking my pores.
Robin from North Providence
It's a great product it really works
Made me burn,dry and break out more .
kla_067 from Ms
This product made my skin burn and I see why just reading some of the ingredients the two that made me burn/irritating are denatured alcohol and witch hazel denatured alcohol can cause irritation and can be really drying and burning witch hazel can cause irritation it also made me break out . Your better off getting the peace out pimple patches ✌️.
Effective High Concentrate
SunnyGirl87 from LA
I've used Clinique Salycilic Acid product for about 20 years. It is predictable, great to combine with Benzoyl Peroxide for prevention and acne treatment. SA is a strong BHA so, skin test for reactions, build up to daily or # times a week effective at preventing acne. Good for deep clearing pores of dirt and sebum that causes acne. Supposed to help refine pores.
Peekok from Oklahoma
This is fast acting and works over your moisturizer!!
Lauren from MO
I use the clearing gel for breakouts, I put on after cleansing and toning. It dries quickly and does not feel sticky or Cakey afterwards.
I woke up with a pimple, I placed the clearing gel after my skincare routine and by then end of the day it was noticeably smaller. I reapplied before bed and woke up and the spot was hardly noticeable!
This stuff is amazing and works faster than anything else I've ever tried!