Rated 4.53 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Yes Please!
I started using this when I was about 12. Im now 31 and have bounced around from different toners since then and was never totally satisfied. Now that I'm using it again my skin feels amazing and my moisturizer works even better!
Most Helpful Critical Review DO NOT BUY!!!!!
The SECOND ingredient in this product is alcohol denat. Denatured alcohol is a drying type of alcohol that aggravates and weakens the skin. Since it is so high up on the ingredient list, it is very risky, especially for those with sensitive skin. Although this product may have short term benefits, in the long run, it is awful for your skin. Alcohol denat weakens the skin and makes it very dry. It smells awful, and stings, almost like you are putting rubbing alcohol on your face. It also has witch hazel, another harmful ingredient for the skin. Clinique should not be selling this product, and such a large company could easily make a better toner. It is expensive, judging the ingredients and the subpar packaging. It is not cruelty-free, and such a large brand should be doing better. This "toner" gives you horrible breakouts, DO NOT TRY THIS PRODUCT!!!
Reviewed by 479 customers Refreshing and helps with oily/combination skin
Ashley from Phoenix, AZ
I use AM and PM after cleansing, and before moisturizing. I can see it is helping balance my oily skin, clarify and help heal any blemishes.
Aleson from Kansas City
Great product! Doesn't dry out my skin and and leave my face feeling refreshed.
Toriia from Indiana
It's literally just a bottle of alcohol!
Perfect product for my skin type!
Tori from Ringgold, GA
I use this product every morning and night after my cleanser. It works amazingly and gives my skin that extra boost of cleanliness, providing a great canvas for the rest of my skincare.
My go to for years
Erin S. from Indianapolis
I recently ventured out & tried a different product just out of curiosity but ended up coming back to this one. This stuff always comes to my rescue & clears my skin up within a couple days. Leaves my skin feeling clean & soft!
Mpallie from Oregon
I love this toner. I use it everyday instead of harsh cleaners. Leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh.
Already Seeing a Difference!
KamlynI from Oregon
I got this about a week ago to see if it would help the breakouts I'm experiencing on my chin and I can already see the difference!
Love Clinique toners
Kat from Michigan
I normally use Clinique #3 in the summertime when skin is more oily and read a review from someone who said that she uses #2 and 3 interchangeably depending on season. So I decided to get #2 using 20% prestige brand discount at Ulta for the winter when skin is drier and less humidity.
So far I am loving the clarifying lotion!
Benj2 from Olathe Kansas
This is the one thing I was missing from my cleansing routine. I can't believe how much dirt I get off even after cleansing my face first. It has not dried out my skin either. I have only been using it for a couple of weeks but so far I am very happy. My skin is smoother and feels cleaner.
Rranc from Missouri
Gets all that dead skin and dirt off your face. Leaves your face feeling soft, not dried out. Great before a serum or moisturizer and gentle enough to use AM and PM.
Dried my skin out, broke out
B from Wisconsin
I used this in combination with the mild foaming cleanser and the moisturizing lotion. My combo skin got so incredibly dry and sensitive, and i broke out even more because of it. I wish I would've read the ingredients before I decided to try this
This is my every day go to for a clean face'
Kellytg from San Diego
I use this product every night to take the day off my face! I love it! I've been using it for years and I don't let myself run out!
Maryt from South carolina
Cleanest felling ever
I buy this all the time!
GG from San Diego, Ca
Favorite face clarifying lotion ever!!
Does a great job.
AL from Vero Beach, FL
Morning and evening after cleansing and before serum, moisturizer etc. Saturate a cotton pad and swipe all along face except eye area.
Not too sure
Jay from Tulsa
Is it normal to feel a peel
After using this product.. should I discontinue use. I am using the clarifying lotion for the dry skin
I will be purchasing this product again!
Mel from Ohio
I was recommended this product by an Ulta Beauty Team member after I had expressed concerns regarding my dry/combination skin (worsening dryness in the winter). She recommended to use it twice daily to help keep my skin moisturized and looking more plump. It's great because its light, non-fragrant, and
makes my skin feel very clean afterward. The bottle it's packaged in is a little awkward to facilitate application.
hate to say it but I might be sold
Liv from Maryland
So first of all this product is a toner lol. I've seen similar products from different brands I respect also called "lotions." Imho they have more in common with nail polish remover than lotion. This stuff is clear and smells like alcohol and if I don't moisturize within 3 minutes of applying this, I feel like my face is gonna fall off in my sleep
THAT SAID: I have combination, sensitive, very fair, redness-prone skin with some embarrassingly noticeable eczema in the winter. I'm super Irish, my family has horrible acne, and my face gets super shiny / clogged in the summer from sweat and SPF products. I've only been using this product over the summer but for people with skin concerns like mine, believe me this: I think this is a great part of an evening routine to combat the SPF , IF you follow it with moisturizer (I usually use serum between the two but that's personal preference). I've been trying to find the trial size on this site and haven't successfully, despite getting it in an ulta skincare sampler recently. That said, I think it's worth a try. Oh and idk what the directions say but I've been slapping it on my face with bare hands and that works for me
Mo! from Richland, wa
It's so good I will only buy this from now on
I have been using this product for many years. Love It!
Diana from Kalamazoo Michigan
I use it every time I wash my face. I always get that tingly, fresh feeling. I have gone to Lotion 3 but came back to 2 because of the fresh sensation.
Make sure it's for your skin type
Skin Care Honest REVIEWS from MI
My Skin: Oily with some small dermatitis bumps on cheek. Acne prone but not terrible. Hyperpigmentation.
My fault was accidentally grabbing a product for dry skin and still using it thinking it'll benefit me in the long run. It didn't.
This product isn't for me. If you have skin similar to what I described of myself, it's probably best you DON'T use this product. I rated this product a 3 stars because it's probably not a bad product if you have DRY COMBINATION skin. This toner exfoliates and tones so it's a lot going on. You may not want to mix this too much with anything in your regimen.
If you're going to use this product, keep the routine simple or you'll burn your skin and cause rashes.
Claire from Nm
Love using during am/pm routine
My go to toner!!!
Rylanhags from Virginia
I have been using this toner for about two years now, I absolutely love this and it works miracles for my skin. After I wash I use this and it has been helping my skin clear up as early as the next day. I have dry skin and super sensitive skin and couldn't find anything to help my acne without leaving my skin super dry. They also have one for oily skin and even drier skin. I swear by this and would 100% recommend this stuff to anyone!
End the day with Clarifying Lotion
Lady Linda from Wheaton, IL
I make sure I have Clarifying Lotion to use after I wash my face with the Clinique facial wash. The Clarifying Lotion helps my skin. I have the large bottle at home and I have the travel size for trips. It is used daily.
Problem solver 🙌🏾
Dade from DFW
I tried the sample kit first to make sure that my skin approved. Needless to say, this is my regular investment to my skincare. I am 43 and have sensitive skin.
I went back for the $17 bottle but soon realized I might as well commit since my skin's reaction to it was impressive. I returned again a few mths later to splurge on the larger bottle (not bc I ran out but bc I washed to stock up) I like that it tingles and as soon as I notice a tiny bump or breakout, I combat it with this and no issues whatsoever!
My skin is clear, happy, radiant and soft.
I told a friend about it who used to use Clarins but it was discontinued. She loves it!!! And has since added to her skincare. I'm extremely pleased with this. I told My 24yr old daughter about it bc she had very dry skin and she opted for the one that's for her skin type and she LOVES it!!! Her skin has never looked better and she no longer experiences breakouts. This is my luxury necessity that has become a mainstay. Not only will I continue buying but I am telling everyone I know!