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Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin

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Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin

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Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin is Step 2 in Clinique's customized 3-Step Skin Care System. Dermatologist-developed Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin clears the way for smoother, brighter skin.

The secret's in the system. Their revolutionary 3-Step Skin Care System was created by a celebrated dermatologist. It's simple, customized, and takes just three minutes, twice a day: cleanse with Facial Soap, exfoliate with Clarifying Lotion, moisturize with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.

Features and Benefits:
  • Sweeps away pollution, grime, dulling flakes to reveal smoother, clearer skin
  • Preps skin for moisturizer
  • Helps remove surface flakes that can be a barrier to moisture absorption. Even helps fine dry lines disappear
Formula Facts:
  • Allergy tested
  • 100% fragrance free
  • Dermatologist developed
  • Oil free
  • Paraben Free

Explore Clinique's Perfect Skin Care Routine - Click here!

  • Use twice a day, morning and night
  • Apply with a cotton ball, sweeping gently over face and neck
  • For external use only
  • Avoid eye area and lips
  • Follow with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Trehalose, Salicylic Acid, Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Benzophenone-4, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090).

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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CliniqueClarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin
 
4.6

(based on 44 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (36)
  • Gentle (33)
  • Improves skin texture (29)
  • Balances skin (28)
  • Not greasy (26)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (27)
  • Daily use (25)
  • Sensitive skin (19)
  • Combination skin (8)
  • Acne-prone skin (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (17), Budget shopper (17)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (3)

Reviewed by 44 customers

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5.0

This is a must have for me.

By Martha

from Titusville, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin

    Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

    I have used this product for many years as a part of the 3 step skin care. It does exactly what it is made to do. Live ir.

     
    5.0

    Gentle and Effective Clarifying

    By NSMartini57

    from Mandeville, LA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

      I have tried several of Clinique's clarifying lotion and have been using this version (1) for many years now. It is effective at exfoliating my skin but is very gentle. It doesn't sting my skin at all and I am very happy with this product. I will keep using this one.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worst product for dry skin

      By Jesika

      from New Jersey

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

          Ulta employee recommended for my extremely dry winter skin. I do not understand how this is recommended for dry skin when Alcohol denat is the Second ingredient which is the most stripping ingredient you could possibly put in a product. My mistake for researching the ingredients after purchasing. Definetley Do Not recommend this for even slightly dry skin.

           
          5.0

          Will make sure to never run out!!!

          By Charlieb

          from Bishopville, SC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

            I have extreme facial redness. I just started using this product about one week ago and already can see a dramatic difference in how my skin looks. Very pleased...

             
            5.0

            Great Step 2

            By ashlee_2018

            from Minneapolis

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

              Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

              I really like Clinique's 3 step skin care routine, including this step 2. I noticed a difference within the first week. My skin felt softer and smoother. This product works well, but can dry out my skin a bit so a good moisturizer is important. There really isn't a smell to this which is also a plus.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              awful

              By heybob

              from oceanside, ca

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin
              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

                This product is awful! I have extremely dry skin right now and have been trying to find products to help! I was using some other products, some of which were clinique and was almost out of my benefit moisture prep toner and the sales associate suggested this....I was so excited to try it but as soon as I did, I immediately regretted iT! It felt rough on my skin like sand paper. My skin immediately felt tight and dry and got really red and the next morning it was like every bit of work I had put into trying to get my skin back decent was completely gone! Never in my life has a product dried me out so fast or so bad as this! Why is there alcohol in it????? I am returning this!

                 
                5.0

                Love this toner

                By Jusrene

                from San Luis Obispo, CA

                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
                  • Dry Skin

                  Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

                  This was my first time trying this toner. I absolutely fell in love with it! I actually look forward to coming home after work and taking my makeup off and using this product. It makes my skin feel so soft and fresh. I highly recommend this product.

                   
                  1.0

                  Contact dermatitis

                  By Dr. Chris

                  from Dallas

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                  • Irritates Skin

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

                  bought the Clinique three step in addition to the exfoliating scrub after I used samples for two weeks. I had high hopes for this product my face felt fabulous I liked the products very much, but on day 15 I came down with contact dermatitis and had to return the whole purchase. I have dry and very very sensitive skin I've never used skin care products on my face ever and I'm 57 years old. In my entire life I've had less than five pimples. In the past I've tried every now and then to adopt a skin care regime but it always ends like this. Because of Clinique' reputation for testing their products I thought this line of skincare would work for me. Despite my problem I would very much recommend this product for a friend because, I think most people can use these products safely

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE LOVE LOVE!

                  By jackie

                  from indiana

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dry Skin

                    Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

                    I have SUPER SUPER DRy skin , and this brand is amazing , i bought the whole 3 step , and man ! do i LOVE IT!!!! I'm not ashame of my skin anymore!

                     
                    4.0

                    Loving So Far

                    By Rachel

                    from Rockaway, NJ

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Moisturizing

                    Cons

                    • Misleading By Calling This a Lotion
                    • Not Sure It Exfoliates
                    • Slightly Strong Smell

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Dry Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1 - For Very Dry to Dry Skin:

                    I'm not 100% sure as to why this claims to be an "exfoliator" or a "lotion" as this is a liquid toner and doesn't have a gritty exfoliator feel like you may think. But it works very nicely and doesn't dry my skin out at all. I put this on a cotton round and apply after my cleanser and before my moisturizer. It does have a slightly strong "alcohol" smell but it's not too over powering in my opinion. I think it's perfect for dry skin. I do wish there was something on the top of the bottle with a little hole to kinda of squirt the product out - Like the packaging on most micellar waters - but it's just an open bottle head. Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting a lot more product.

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                    • Q:

                      I have skin that is prone to acne. I also use tretinoin cream so I cant use anything that has alcohol or is too drying on my skin. Would this be suitable for my acne prone skin?
                      Asked on 8/18/2017 by kristin from MI

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! You should absolutely be able to use this product! Very nice, alcohol free choice! Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                        Answered on 8/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Why is there even alcohol in the Clarifying Lotion 1 if it designed for very dry skin; why not just have the 1.0? My personal question is understanding the difference in clarifying lotions. I want to use the acne one but am afraid it will be way too drying...I have very dry skin but still suffer from adult hormonal acne. Which clarifying lotion should I use and with what moisturizer combination that will help with both acne and dryness (not an easy combination to work with!)
                      Asked on 6/25/2017 by sher from kenosha, WI

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Thank you for your question. I understand your concern with Alcohol, but please know that the alcohol we use is a cosmetic, denatured alcohol that is safe for skin. It will not dry your skin out if you have the correct formula for your skin type. Alcohol is used as a cleansing agent, keeps the product in it's liquid form and also allows the product to evaporate from the skin quickly. If you would like something that is oil free, you can use the 1.0 clarifying lotion. If you are suffering from acne, you should use an oil free moisturizer like Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel or Clinique's Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief formula. Is the dryness you are referring to a tight and uncomfortable feeling or is it flakiness that you see on the skin? Please let me know a little bit more about your skin and I can best determine the best solution for you. Thank you for your question and I look forward to working with you soon! Have a great day!

                        Answered on 6/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Is there alcohol in it?
                      Asked on 3/17/2017 by binglu from Fort Collins Co

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Yes, there is a cosmetic grade alcohol only. If you are looking for one that is alcohol free, you may want to try Clinique's Clarifying Lotion 1.0. Thank you for your question and for your interest in Clinique!

                        Answered on 3/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Does this contain alcohol?
                      Asked on 12/27/2016 by Rae from Ohio

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Clarifying Lotion 1.0 is the alcohol free version. Thank you for your question!

                        Answered on 12/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      What Is the diffenrence between clarifying lotion 1 and clarifying lotion 1.0? Do they fear form the same for dry skin?
                      Asked on 12/6/2016 by Chin from New York, new york

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! They are both great products for dry skin. The key difference is that Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 is alcohol free. Either partner very nicely with the Clinique Facial Soap and Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer. Thank you for your interest in Clinique!

                        Answered on 12/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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