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Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

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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 220 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (83)
  • Effective (76)
  • Minimizes pores (17)
  • Soothing (12)
  • Smells great (7)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (28)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Doesn't work (7)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (56)
  • Moderate acne (56)
  • Inflammatory acne (33)
  • Teen acne (29)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (50), Budget shopper (36)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

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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

 
4.0

GREAT!

By poppyseeds

from Seattle, Wa

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

    Absolutely love this stuff! It started working it's magic instantly! Especially on this particular scar I'm sick of it's not as noticeable, huge, or even that dark. I would recommend getting a really good moisturizer to put on BEFORE this so that way it doesn't dry out your skin. If you put a moisturizer on after it should still work, but I like to let it usually sit on it's own.

     
    5.0

    BEST EVER

    By Riley

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Gets away so all my blemishes
    • Minimizes Pores
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

    Love this stuff! I've been putting on little bitty dots on my breakout places and it works miracles! It's truly amazingggg!!!!! Totally recommend

     
    5.0

    Fantastic stuff

    By Genilyn

    from Arizona

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

        This stuff is amazing for that occasional breakout. If used at first sign of a pimple about to develop, it halts it and "Wa la!" no pimple! If used after blemish is already there it clears it up quickly. I don't travel without it, because there is no time to waste for controlling the occasional breakout.

         
        5.0

        Works great for my teenage daughter

        By Tracy

        from Browns Mills NJ

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Teen Acne

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          After the foam cleaner it's applied put alittle of the acne spots and redness starts going away after a few hours. Within 3/4 days acne is almost gone

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great for oily/combo skin

          By ReenieReen

          from South

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          I'm in my early 30s and I mostly get a break out here and there which isn't that bad but I do have a lot of blackheads on my nose and excessive sebum mostly on my forehead. I used this every night for a week and now just use it every other night and only at night.
          My routine: gentle cleanser, toner, Clinique clearing gel, moisturizer (always moisturize!). I also ALWAYS wear sunscreen every morning. I don't put one product after another I wait 15-20 minutes before each step. I do believe it has helped control the random breakouts and and control the excess sebum and have only been using this product for almost a month. It's expensive, but a little goes a long way.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Heck yah

          By Turtwig

          from Dekalb, Il

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Minimizes Pores
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          A little expensive but works better than anything i've tried

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best spot treatment I've ever used

          By UltaLovinEm

          from Frankfort, KY

          Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

          I've used various other spot treatments in different brands at Ulta AND I've been prescribed Epiduo and this works better than anything I've ever used. It's amazing!

           
          5.0

          The best

          By Nora

          from Milpitas, Ca

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Moderate Acne
            • Severe Acne
            • Teen Acne

            Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

            Ive used other acne spot treaments but Clinique is by far the bestMy daughter and I both agree.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Causes spots and scars

            By Sandu

            from Texas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • ineffective

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin
            • Ineffective
            • Irritates Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel:

              I began to develop forehead acne as an adult. The Clinique consulant swore by this product. I used it as a spot treatment and it severly dried the area. Oh but the pimple was still there!!! followed by the skin begining to peel . I carefully rubbed the area when wet with a cloth and I ended up with a dark VERY noticable spot and scar taking MONTHS to somewhat heal. Now , Im even more embarrassed. HORRIBLE PRODUCT!!!!!!!

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              • 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:

                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
              • Q:

                Hey! I wanna try the acne solution clinical clearing gel! Can I use just this product or do I have to use some else with this product ?? If this makes since
                Asked on 6/16/2017 by Ashleigh from Stockbridge ga

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! You can absolutely use this product as a spot treatment with your existing skin care routine. It is absolutely amazing!! It offers clinical results that work very quickly on skin. If you are looking to partner it with a cleansing routine, Clinique does offer an entire Acne Solutions 3 step Cleansing System. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 6/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                Is this used only for oily skin? Can it be used for normal skin type as well?
                Asked on 5/29/2017 by thaha from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Yes, all skin types can use this product. It should be used as a spot treatment only if you do not have oily skin or constant breakout. It works very quickly and I believe you will love it. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                  Answered on 6/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
              • Q:

                I want to try this product and make sure I use it correctly. So my question is, should I use and exfoliating scrub and then put this on my face? Or should I just use a normal cleanser first? And is it okay to use on arms and upper chest area?
                Asked on 4/30/2017 by 26yearoldacneproblems from Carmel, IN

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hi! Thank you for your questions. If you have active breakout you should not use exfoliating scrub on any of those areas. It can cause breakout to spread, as it is a manual exfoliating product. Chemical exfoliation is the best way to exfoliate the skin when you are looking to clear breakout. You may want to try something like Clinique's Clarifying Lotion. After you cleanse and moisturize, Clinical Clearing Gel is a great product to use in areas where you need it. It is absolutely ok to use it on other parts of your body that you are experiencing breakout. Have a great week!

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