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City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel

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City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel

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A pore-deep detoxifying cleansing gel, gentle enough for everyday use. Appropriate for all skin types.

Purifying gel cleanser gently, efficiently removes dirt, pollution and makeup. Natural charcoal helps draw out pore-deep impurities, excess oil. Leaves all skins feeling fresh, comfortable.

Benefits:
  • Non-drying & non-stripping.
  • Allergy tested, 100% fragrance free.
Use daily, or as needed to deeply purify skin. Apply to Clinique Sonic System City Block Purifying Cleansing Brush Head or lather between palms with warm water. Massage over makeup-free face. Rinse thoroughly; pat skin dry.
Water / Aqua / Eau, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Caffeine, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Monosodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Charcoal Powder, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499).

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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CliniqueCity Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel
 
4.7

(based on 66 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (45)
  • Gentle (40)
  • Not greasy (31)
  • Balances skin (30)
  • Improves skin texture (29)

Cons

  • Bad smell (3)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (3)

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (33)
  • Daily use (26)
  • All skin types (21)
  • Combination skin (21)
  • Sensitive skin (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (24), Budget shopper (18)

Reviewed by 66 customers

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5.0

I would DEF buy this again!!

By Deneen

from Mississauga Ontario Canada

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

    My daughter bought this but I have started using it also. I'm going to buy another for my son!

     
    5.0

    Love this product

    By Jane

    from Milwaukee, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy
    • Smooth feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Oily Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

      I use this product every morning for face wash and at night. I've tried using this as a make-up remover and it works wonder as well. The smell of this isn't too appealing, but you'll get to use it after a few times. After using it, my skin feels so clean and smooth.

       
      5.0

      Would absolutely repurchase.

      By Ericka

      from Connecticut

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

        I legitimately cannot thank the girls and guys at ulta for recommending this to me to clear my skin and get rid of blackheads. I've seen such an amazing decrease in my blackheads and have had NO BREAKOUTS in the past two weeks of using this in combination with the clarifying lotion twice daily exfoliator for dry/combination skin. I use all my face washes with a Clarisonic as I usually see better results and even the days that I didn't have my Clarisonic with me, it still felt like it cleaned my skin better than any other face wash I've tried in a long time. I would absolutely recommend this and would repurchase it for a lifetime.

         
        4.0

        I am on my second bottle of this.

        By Christian

        from Chico, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

          Use morning and night with Clarisonic brush.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Didn't do anything for me

          By Becka

          from Louisiana

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

          • Bad Smell
          • Doesn't Remove Makeup
          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

            I was very hopeful for this product, but in the end it really just didn't do anything for me.

             
            5.0

            BEST CLEANSER OUT THERE

            By Mari_lyn1231

            from San benito, TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

              STORY TIME
              About a year and a half ago without knowing the harm I was doing to my skin I used an exfoliator day and night everyday. My skin was a huge mess and never did it cross my mind that it was my skin care. I went into ulta looking for a foundation to cover up my troubled skin. I explained to them what I was doing and they directed me towards clinique cause apparently I over exfoliated my skin and my face was producing excess oil to make up for it. They recommended this product and honestly in about two weeks my face was completely fixed. This has been my holy grail ever since. It's a bit pricey compared to drugstore brands but it's completely worth it. I have never post a review but I thought I'll share this awesome product.

               
              5.0

              Great cleanser for removing makeup!

              By Princeton Shopper

              from Princeton, NJ

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

                I use this product every night to remove makeup and cleanse. It always gets the job done.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                it was ok

                By mb

                from fort wayne

                Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

                it was okay, but not great. it did nothing to clear my skin. i think it was kinda gimmicky and it dried my skin a bit.

                 
                5.0

                My favorite

                By Katie

                from Connecticut

                Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

                I've tried a lot of cleansers. I have acne prone oily skin, this doesn't help with the oil but it does keep my skin under control and I love it

                 
                2.0

                I personally didn't like it

                By Nicole

                from Crofton, Maryland

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                • Doesn't Remove Makeup
                • Ineffective
                • Irritates Skin

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

                  It made me break out

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                  • Q:

                    I am 60 years old but have issues with clogged pores and visible pores. Will this product help with my pore issues and is it o.k. for my age?
                    Asked on 11/2/2017 by T from Capitola, Ca

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello. Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel is ageless and perfect for all skin types who want a deep, pore clean. Be sure to let us know your results!

                      Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Is this product the same as the men charcoal face wash just different packaging?
                    Asked on 10/16/2017 by Alicia from New York, NY

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Clinique for Men Charcoal Face Wash is designed for a man's thicker skin type to help unclog pores, detoxify, and remove excess shine. Happy shopping!

                      Answered on 10/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Can you use this product to clean I makeup
                    Asked on 10/15/2017 by Kristin from Post st. Lucie

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello. Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel efficiently removes, dirt, pollution, and makeup. Be sure to let us know your results!

                      Answered on 10/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Is this cleanser oil free?
                    Asked on 9/27/2017 by tess from undisclosed

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Yes, Clinique's City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel is oil-free. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 9/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Can I use it on excema prone sensitive facial skin?
                    Asked on 9/14/2017 by Judy from Brooklyn ny

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi. Excema prone skin can be very dry, and this product is meant to detoxify and control oil. If you are looking for something a bit more suited for your skins needs, you may want to try Clinique's Extra GentlenCleansing Foam. Thank you for your question and have a great week.

                      Answered on 9/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I read that you should use this on a clean face; will it also remove makeup?
                    Asked on 5/8/2017 by Aleeecia from Dallas

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi. This cleanser could remove some makeup but it is not necessarily designed to cut through pigments in makeup altogether. If you are looking for a makeup remover I suggest using Cliniques Take the Day Off Balm beforehand. Thanks for your question.

                      Answered on 5/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    After using this product, should I then follow-up with my regular 3-step routine?
                    Asked on 5/2/2017 by Rachel from Pottstown, PA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This product can absolutely be used with your basic 3 step skin care system. It is a perfect partner! When you are not wearing makeup, this cleanser can replace your facial soap in your 3 step system. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 5/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    does this help with skin texture/subsurface bumps?
                    Asked on 5/1/2017 by Madeline from Glenside, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! It will help to keep the pores clean and clear, so indirectly it will help with subsurface bumps. I suggest trying something like 7 Day Scrub or Exfoliating Scrub or City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask and Scrub if you are concerned with improving texture of the skin. It is a great partner to the Clinique 3 step skin care system. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                      Answered on 5/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Does this cleanser minimize acne?
                    Asked on 4/24/2017 by Madeline from Glenside, US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This cleanser helps to remove toxins by drawing out impurities from the pores. It will help to keep pores clean and clear. If you are looking for something to directly treat acne, you may want to try Clinique's Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel. Clinique's Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is a wonderful partner as well. Thank you for your question and have a wonderful week!

                      Answered on 4/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    Should you use this product before or after an acne medicated cleanser?
                    Asked on 3/21/2017 by Sarah from Sacramento

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! You can use it before your cleanser as long as you are applying the product to a make up free face. Thank you for your question and interest in Clinique!

                      Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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