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City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel

5.0 oz Item 2305632

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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 55 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (38)
  • Gentle (32)
  • Balances skin (26)
  • Not greasy (25)
  • Improves skin texture (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (30)
  • Daily use (21)
  • All skin types (18)
  • Combination skin (18)
  • Sensitive skin (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (22), Budget shopper (13)

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5.0

Seriously the best!

By MsB

from Orlando,Fl

About Me Budget Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

    I have suffered from acne all my life, THIS face wash works, worth the price. I will not go back to my other brands.

     
    1.0

    Not impressed...

    By mdonner

    from Union, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

    Not impressed..didn't notice a difference at all. I have very oily skin and thought it would help that, but I am not seeing a difference. I will go back to using my other products.

     
    5.0

    I bought a kit with a sample size and this is the best

    By ChemQueen

    from Knoxville, TN

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin

      Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

      I love this stuff. Can't wait to order in large size before my sample kit size runs out!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Makeupgirl

      from California

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

        I have acne prone skin and have used benzoyl peroxide wash for years. While that keeps my skin clear of pimples, it also leaves it red, dry and flaky. I was on the hunt for a cleanser without acid or benzoyl peroxide because I am getting my eyebrows microbladed and have to not use those products for at least 2 weeks before the procedure. Seen this online and gave it a try and I am thoroughly impressed. My skin feels clean but never tight after using, it is so soft and really cleans your pores. I haven't gotten any breakouts from switching from my proactiv to this which really surprised me. My skin is never red and is completely balanced with this wash. I also love using this with my Clarisonic! 10/10 for this face wash and I don't think I'll ever be going back to my old wash again!

         
        5.0

        My skin cleared up amazingly after a week of using this!

        By Cait

        from Smiths Station, Al

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

          My skin felt very clean after using this product.

           
          5.0

          Amazing

          By KUR

          from Atlanta, Ga

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Combination Skin
            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

            I use this everyday, it works amazing

             
            5.0

            I will buy this product again.

            By Sam

            from Florence, KY

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • All Skin Types
              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

              I use the product with a Clarisonic brush daily and love it!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Instant results - pore-shrinkage!

              By Yvonne

              from Texas

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Reduces pores

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

                I use the normal Clinique face wash/gel on a daily basis so when I saw they had this cleanser with the charcoal, I just had to try it. Literally, when I looked in the mirror after getting out of the shower, my pores looked smaller and my face felt incredibly smooth! I was instantly sold and use this daily.

                Great for men as well (even though they have their Clinique wash with charcoal) this 'city-block' works to help wash away the work-day!

                 
                5.0

                Thus far I love this product

                By Tiff the Work are Home Mom

                from Knightdale, NC

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Combination Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

                  I use this product as my nightly cleanser and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean for bed! It has helped my skin just in the first week of using it only once a day!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good cleanser but not great

                  By Cleo

                  from Irvine, CA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Leaves Clean Feel

                  Cons

                  • Dries Out Skin
                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

                  I was interested in trying out this new cleanser from Clinique. I have used Clinique's Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel in the past, and I much prefer that one to this. The City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel does the job of cleansing the skin thoroughly, but it can leave the skin a little bit too dry/ tight-feeling. The cap also gets messy from dried out bits of cleanser sticking to it. The novelty of the charcoal aspect of the cleanser drew me in, but I will continue to purchase the Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel instead.

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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:

                    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
                  • Q:

                    Does this product have the exfoliating "sandy texture' in it like the Clinique Exfoliating Scrub does? Or is this more gentle cleanser without any scrubbing texture in it to remove the dead skin from your face?
                    Asked on 1/31/2017 by Heather1119 from Chicago, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This is a cleanser with chemical exfoliating agents, vs. exfoliating beads. It also contains charcoal, which draws impurities from the pores. Thank you for your interest in Clinique!

                      Answered on 2/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    How do you use this?
                    Asked on 1/6/2017 by andy

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! This is a cleanser that you can use twice a day. You can lather into skin with your hands or with the Clinique Sonic Cleansing Device. It should bectinaed off with water. Thank you for your interest in Clinique!

                      Answered on 1/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    I have oily skin. I've always used the Liquid Facial Soap (Oily Skin Formula) and love it. How different is this product and will it be better for my skin?

                    Thanks
                    Asked on 11/24/2016 by ale from Boston, MA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Both are fantastic products! The key difference is the addition of charcoal in this cleanser. Charcoal helps to draw impurities from the pores, so if you battle oil and clogging of the pores, you may enjoy the feel and the addition of charcoal in this product. Thank you for using Clinique!

                      Answered on 11/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                  • Q:

                    What is the pH of this cleanser?
                    Asked on 10/12/2016 by CC

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi! Thank you for your interest in Clinique! Our Research and Development teams have demonstrated that a product's effectiveness is not dependent upon any one particular factor (i.e., PH) or ingredient, but rather the combination of ingredients in a particular formula. For proprietary reasons, we do not disclose ingredient percentages or product PH; however, you can be sure that City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel is scientifically balanced to enhance the look and feel of your skin.

                      Answered on 10/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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