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City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel

Clinique

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
 
4.6

(based on 62 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (41)
  • Gentle (37)
  • Balances skin (28)
  • Not greasy (28)
  • Improves skin texture (26)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Acne-prone skin (31)
  • Daily use (23)
  • All skin types (20)
  • Combination skin (20)
  • Sensitive skin (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (22), Budget shopper (17)

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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

           
          5.0

          Love this face wash!

          By Court V

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture

          Cons

          • Doesn't Remove Makeup

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel:

          I received a travel size of this face wash as a gift and immediately ran out to buy the full product once it ran out. I have combination skin that is acne-prone. My t-zone tends to get oily while my forehead and chin can get flaky. This wash is gentle enough for daily use, and it works wonders on blackheads. My only complaint is that I typically need to use a separate makeup remover for my eye makeup. Otherwise, I love this product!

           
          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 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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!!

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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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