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Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin

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Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin

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Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin is Step 2 in Clinique's customized 3-Step Skin Care System. Dermatologist-developed Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination 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+.

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

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  • 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, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Menthol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 33 (CI 17200), Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730).

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 2 - For Dry Combination Skin
 
4.7

(based on 488 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Not greasy (117)
  • Leaves clean feel (90)
  • Absorbs quickly (82)
  • Improves skin texture (65)
  • Balances skin (61)

Cons

  • Bad smell (13)
  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Irritates skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (156)
  • Combination skin (59)
  • After shower/bath (43)
  • All skin types (31)
  • Dry skin (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (67), Survivalist / minimalist (50), Budget shopper (49), Brand buyer (37), Beauty expert (12)

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5.0

I have purchased this product multiple times now!

By Cierra

from Laguna Hills

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

    I always use this product if I'm having texture and pore issues. I love it! It's the best!

     
    5.0

    Have been using it for over 30 years...

    By Lucy from NYC

    from Miami, Florida

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

      I have been using Clinique since 1986 and is just like brushing my teeth. I use the Clarifying lotion as part of my daily cleansing routine.

       
      5.0

      I love it.

      By Prettigrl

      from DMV

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

        I love everything about this toner.

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Dana G

        from Hamilton, NJ

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types
          • Combination Skin

          Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

          LOVE THIS SO MUCH IT DESERVES CREDIT! Makes my skin look and feel great, I've even seen improvement in my skin tone, blemishes and dark marks. It looks so clean its amazing

           
          4.0

          I LOVE this Lotion!!

          By J Gutierrez

          from Goshen, IN

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Bad Smell

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

          An employee at Ulta recommended this product to me after I showed how my foundation was settling on my skin. I had tried moisturizing AND exfoliating for months and nothing was changing. He recommended this to me and I started to use it that night! It's now been about 8 weeks, not even half of the bottle is gone, and my nose and cheeks look beautiful! My foundation no longer settles in to my dry skin. Love love love this.

           
          5.0

          Best Make Up Removal

          By Christina

          from Mission, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • 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 Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

            Awesome product, love it

             
            4.0

            good toner

            By Fanny

            from San Diego

            Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

            it really cleanses your skin even after you wash it you see that it removes some extra dirt you didnt know was left behind. it is very cooling and refreshing and will not leave your skin feeling dry. the only reason i gave it 4 and not 5 stars is the smell it is strong!like rubbing alcohol! and it will sting on broken or irritated skin but it works really good!

             
            5.0

            Best Toner Ever!

            By Mary

            from Blackfoot ID

            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 Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

              I love this toner. The amount of dirt it gets out of my pores is crazy, even after washing my face with the soap. The toner cleans out my pores and leaves my skin feeling so clean.

               
              5.0

              Fan favorite

              By T

              from WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

                  My absolute favorite toner. This one has a great smell and feels tingly and fresh. I always use it after removing my makeup and follow it up with moisturizer!

                   
                  5.0

                  A key product in my daily regimine

                  By Christine

                  from Yucaipa Ca

                  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 2 - For Dry Combination Skin:

                    Day & night after cleansing before basic moisturizer and all ky anti agikg products. Nothing makes my face feel this clean!

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                    • Q:

                      i have normal but acne prone skin type. would this toner be the right type to use or would the oily skin formula on work better?
                      Asked on 6/18/2018 by lilly from us

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello. Choose Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 for a dry cheek area and oily t-zone. If you're experiencing breakout, choose Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion to sweep away dead skin and clear acne. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                        Answered on 6/19/2018 by Official Answer from Clinique from Brand Answer
                    • Q:

                      Why does this have menthol in it? Isn't menthol an irritant to skin?
                      Asked on 6/2/2018 by Cassandra from California

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello! Consumers around the world trust our brands to deliver the best beauty performance and to do so safely. All of us at Clinique consider this our highest priority and work every day to deliver on that promise.

                        We work continuously to meet the standards put forth by global governmental, regulatory and scientific bodies, as well as our own exceedingly high quality and safety assurance standards.

                        All of the ingredients present in our products undergo a comprehensive safety review and evaluation, and we will continue to comply with regulations regarding the ingredients used in our products, ensuring our overarching commitment to product safety.

                        Menthol is an alcohol that can be isolated from peppermint or other mint oils. It is used in the formulation of a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products. The FDA determined that menthol is safe to use as intended. We invite you to visit http://www.cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/menthol-0 should you have additional questions.

                        Answered on 6/18/2018 by Official Answer from Clinique from Brand Answer
                    • Q:

                      May I use this product as a toner?
                      Asked on 5/4/2018 by Mona from New Jersey

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello! Clarifying Lotion 2 goes a step further and is a liquid exfoliator that smoothes the way for brighter skin and preps skin for moisturization. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                        Answered on 5/7/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      I have never used this product and am confused. It says it's a "Lotion" but explained as an "exfoliator". Other people I've seen used the term "toner". All 3 of these words means different things to me. A lotion to me is known as a "moisturizer". An "exfoliator" is used to get off dead skin and washed off with water, not left on the face. A "toner" is used after cleansing the face and before putting on lotion/moisturizer. So really, what is this product???
                      Asked on 4/28/2018 by Buff from MN

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello. Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 is an exfoliant that helps to sweep away dead skin cells, dirt, and oil and prep the skin for moisturization. For best results, gently sweep across the surface of the skin and follow with your custom-fit moisturizer. Stop by your nearest Ulta location to experience Clinique Clarifying Lotion in person. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                        Answered on 4/30/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Does Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin have a pump dispenser that can be ordered?
                      Asked on 2/14/2018 by JAS from St Louis

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We're sorry to disappoint, but at this time, Clarifying Lotion 2 with a pump is not sold separately. Thank you for your question and we'll be sure to pass along your request for future consideration.

                        Answered on 2/15/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Is it a moisturizer?
                      Asked on 1/27/2018 by Courtney from NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi. Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 - For Dry Combination Skin is a liquid exfoliator that sweeps away the top layer of dead skin cells along with any leftover oil and debris. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                        Answered on 1/27/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      Does this product contain witch hazel?
                      Asked on 1/26/2018 by Lisa from Buffalo, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! Yes, Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 does contain Witch Hazel. I am noting the ingredient list below. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                        Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Menthol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 33 (CI 17200), Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730).

                        Answered on 1/29/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      I purchased the three step dry combo. Should I use all three products twice daily or just moisturize at night only? At purchase, my skin was definitely dry combo. The first week I used all three products twice daily and everything was great. Now my skin seems to have changed and is more oily. It is super oily by mid/late afternoon... I purchased the larger bottles and do not want to have to buy anything different until they are gone.
                      Asked on 10/9/2017 by Amy from Guyton, GA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi. We want you to love your Clinique results and we're happy to explain. Our 3 Step System is dermatologist developed to be used twice a day. For a dry combination skin type, you would use: Liquid Facial Soap Mild, Clarifying Lotion 2 and Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ (using the Lotion in your dry areas only) morning and night. Please let us know if this helps. Have a wonderful week!

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

                      Hi I was wondering why this products smells like achohol, kind of like nail polish remover?
                      Asked on 8/16/2017 by Riley from RI,US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi. Thank you for your question. At Clinique we do not add fragrance to mask the smell of natural ingredients used in the product. We know that fragrance is a known irritant to skin and we don't want to take that chance at Clinique. There is a cosmetic alcohol used in this product that is perfectly safe for skin. It is denatured, and is used as a gently cleansing agent. When used twice a day, this product will exfoliate skin and improve overall clarity. Enjoy and have a great week!

                        Answered on 8/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                    • Q:

                      I have been using Clinique clarifying lotion 2 for a week now it has dried my skin out really bad what should I do? Am I using the wrong clarifying lotion or what ?? I also use the mild face wash and dramatically different gel
                      Asked on 4/6/2017 by Britt from Valley Alabama

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi! I am so sorry to hear this! Thank you for reaching out. Typically a skin type #2 uses Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion Plus, as it is for a combination skin type. The gel that you are currently using is for a skin type that not experiencing any type of dryness in the skin at all, and it sounds like that isn't the case for your skin. If your skin feels tight and uncomfortable in the cheek area on a daily bases, and you have a need for an oil rich moisturizer, I suggest switching the moisturizer versus the clarifying lotion. Please let me know if this helps. Have a wonderful week!

                        Answered on 4/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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