Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review pretty good
i've been using this kit for 4 days and have already seen a great change in my skin. before using, my skin had three hormonal and painful pimples and many many clogged pores. after a couple uses, the hormonal acne decreased significantly and my pores and skin looked and felt much better. i like the wash because it is not very drying makes the skin feel very clean. i follow that with the mario badescu special cleansing lotion c. afterwards, i use the clearing gel on my forehead and cheeks (where i mostly breakout). i apply it even when there is not acne there, as i feel it keeps acne at bay. the dramatically different lotion makes skin feel hydrated, not oily like a lot of moisturizers do. it's sinks into skin smoothly and doesn't really leave a residue. i then follow with the mario badescu drying lotion directly into active pimples. overall really good products
Most Helpful Critical Review Skin is peeling off!!!!!
This is the first time ive ever used an acne kit and its been terrible. The first day or two seemed like it was working a bit i noticed reduced redness in my face and then bam it went down hill from there. Im breaking out more then i was and all the skin around my eyes and cheeks is peeling and flaking off. I didnt use it yesterday as the directions said if peeling occurs to use it every other day. Well this morning i only used step 1 and 3 hoping it wouldnt make my face as dry as before and this evening when i looked in the mirror the peeling and flaking were worse. I am mortified by the way my face looks .After one week ill be returning this tommorow i cannot even imagine what prolonged use would do to someones face.
Reviewed by 105 customers Not What I Expected
SquidGal from Charlotte, NC
I have oily/acne-prone skin, and this product just didn't quite cut it. I really liked it at first, but the long-term results were unimpressive. If anything, my acne seems to have slowly gotten worse, but the gel is great for on-the-spot treatment.
Great for maskacne
Rosiecheeks89 from Georgia
I am an RN and I have to wear a mask 12 hours each shift for 3-4 days and some days I wear an N95 and a mask on top plus eye protection so my face was really breaking out. Pre Covid my skin was fine. I had stopped wearing my makeup since May 2020 but my skin was still in pretty bad shape. I was starting to worry my face wasn't gonna survive this pandemic. My normal skin care routine just wasn't cutting it. My coworkers started to notice my skin breakouts/ blemishes and I was starting to be really conscious of my looks. I was desperate and was really debating on clinique brand or proactive. I am so happy I got Clinique. It really works. I've used it for 10 days now along with the Clinique charcoal
Face mask and my face has cleared up and the redness is gone. It's done a good job at keeping my skin dry and preventing future breakouts. The bottles are small and that's the only downside to this product. My skin looks even better than before Covid. I love this product and wish I had found it earlier.
Works well but can't get over the smell
katyq from Idaho
The kit works well to keep away acne. I have combination skin, but this wasn't too drying at all. My only complaint is that it has such a strong medicine smell to it. Not for me.
Jo from Cary, Illinois
My 11yo uses it daily and has had amazing results with her acne
I would buy this again
Nicole from Erie PA
This product works well. It clears acne fairly quickly. My face always feels very clean after using it. Only con I would say is after applying the clearing gel my face feels sticky until I apply the lotion and it is a little pricey for the size.
smooth skin right after!
jenny from smithfield, rhode island
Ive been on the search for a acne treatment now that i am breaking out from the mask and i went out and bought this. i instantly saw that the acne bumps simmered down a bit with the first use. i kind of thought the gel bottle was going to be a "gel type lotion" but its not (it dries super fast) so i use it as spot treatments instead of using it on my full face. Soooo so far this kit gets 4 stars. i really do wish the bottles where kind of bigger also!!! that would be a plus!!
Curiositykills530 from Boston
I've been using this product now for last couple of weeks, and have seen an overall reduction in the redness, swelling, and amount of my acne. Over the last month, I had a pretty major outbreak of acne, and was desperate to clear it up on my own before meeting with a dermatologist. I saw that Clinique had great reviews and wanted to give it a try and I'm glad I did. The only negatives are it's size is too small for the price point. I actually ran out of product after two weeks of consistent use twice a day, and just bought another kit the other day. I also agree with a previous post that mentioned that the gel cleanser doesn't absorb into skin but kind of just sits there. I'd like to see my skin after a month of using this though.
oily/acne prone skin
Jewels from Florence, Al
I just got the product. Smaller than I thought, but it's something to try. I'm 34 yrs old, 2 kids, and work in a restaurant. Oily skin has always been an issue. Acne got worse with hormones, work, and these darn masks! So far, I liked how the stage 1 cleansing foam felt like a good clean. Stage 2 was kinda sticky at 1st and a it took a few dabs to get that thin layer. Stage 3 made my face feel smooth and not Oily (like it says), it's hard for me to find a moisturizer bc of my daggum skin. If this works for my skin type, I may try the other Clinique Oily skin face cleaners.
I would love to buy this again
Pamela from Florida
For my acne
Clean Skin Momma from Indiana
I use this product every day and my skin feels so clean! I have oily skin but after using this 3 step system my skin is noticeably clearer and less oily. I love that it comes with the moisturizer because step 2 removes all the oil from my skin leaving it dry.
I would buy this product again
Karol from MO
I love this kit. I am in my 50's but still struggle with acne - especially maskne now. I use it every morning, and sometimes I remember to do it at bedtime. I like the small bottles because they fit in my make up bag and I keep my counter cleared off this way.
I would buy this product again
Chicha from Tucson, az
Im using this product everyday and I'm loving this product
Worst Breakout Ever
Worst Breakout Ever from Illinois
I literally had my worst breakout ever on this system. So disappointing. I went back to Rodan & Fields and cleared right up.
THIS IS IT...
Tay M from Los Angeles
Now this is my first review on ulta... so you know it's good. This kit literally cleared my skin in less than 24 hours. I had a really bad hormonal breakout ALL over my foreheard and nothing was working. This thing is a quick, long lasting fix. JUST DO IT. I recommend it for everyone.
Definitely showed some improvement
Miriam from Palm Springs, CA
I have combo/oily skin and honestly this product is the first ever that actually reduced my acne. I've spent so much $$ on other brands and didn't see any changes until I tried this. I do not like the moisturizer tho. It felt very greasy and my skin would still get dry so I stopped using it. The acid does work, my pimples become smaller overnight or in a few hours. I apply the acid once or twice every week and recommend applying small amount if you have sensitive skin. Definitely recommend if you have combo/oily skin.
Tried This On Whim because of Adult Acne!
Sam from Rhode Island
High school I had no acne! College though and now at 24 I have acne. I get them all on my chin, deep ones, and one or two large pimples on my cheeks. They are usually painfully and very annoying because I'm someone who needs to pop them!!! I was getting sick and tired of having acne and was in Ulta and saw this. I tried it and applied it faithfully, washes my face 2x a day, solid the clinical clearing gel, and moisturizer. Worked wonders and I had the longest run of no acne I have ever had in my adult life. I paired this with CerVe resurfacing cream and significantly reduced my acne scars. I recently ran out of the face wash and haven't had the chance to pick up some more. Working in Heath are with a pandemic leaves me pretty busy. Without it my face is back to its old, rude ways! Ordered a bunch of full sized Clinique products today.
It seems from reading reviews for all sorts of acne products work differently for different people. For me this system works! You have to try different things until you find something that works. I do wish I could try Clinques all over clearing gel, but it seems to be discontinued or out of stock (for at least a year)
Quick easy solution for acne
Christina from FL
this is so easy for teens to use its quick and doesnt have a female smell so easy for boys to use
Gentle and Effective
Texas Sunflower from Fort Worth, TX
Foaming Cleanser is amazing and the spot treatment is incredible. Highly recommend if you're looking for something gentle but effective. The moisturizing gel is a faithful product as well and makes the kit such a great value.
If you want to try their acne line, get this.
Johnny from Louisiana
This kit is a really good deal if you want to try out their acne line. Their cleansing foam will last you a while. The gel will also last you a while. This cleanser if the only cleanser I will ever use. It is a little stripping to my skin, so I only use it once a day. The spot treatment itself is about 18 bucks, a really good deal for the great results.
Crystal from New York
The face wash it very foamy. Two pumps goes a long way. I really love the (Acne Solution Clearing Gel) it really seals up the pimples. It clears it up in one night. And I love the moisturizing gel! It feels so hydrating on my skin. I would definitely buy this again. Although, the moisturizer is a very small size. I suggest getting the bigger bottle, if you want to hydrate your skin more.
Saved my skin!!
Jessie from West Virginia
I've been struggling with cystic acne on my cheeks for years. I've been to dermatologists, been on medications, and used various products. I've been using this for 2 weeks and my skin is the closest to clear that it's been in forever! I seriously can't see myself using any other skin care products besides Clinique!
syd from boston
loved it helped with my breakouts
LuvUSteelers from Virginia
My 12 yo daughter was experiencing terrible breakouts on her forehead. Her forehead was completely covered with tiny little pimples. We tried a lot of different cleansing products that didn't make a difference. Caught this on sale and it has worked wonders! She uses it every night before bed, drinks lots of water, and after a week or so her forehead is smooth again! Amazing!
I would, love the feeling it leaves after.
Siarra from New Hampshire
I love these products, I do wish they came a little bigger for a trial though.
Teté from Tustin, CA
Great product!! It worked great with my skin. I saw a difference within a few days of use.