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Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin

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

Features and Benefits:
  • Sweeps away pollution, grime, dulling flakes to reveal smoother, clearer skin
  • Preps skin for moisturizer
  • Helps minimize excess oil and keep pores clear

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 Gel
Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol Denat., Salicylic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Benzophenone-4, Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730), Red 6 (CI 15850), Orange 4 (CI 15510).

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 3 - For Combination Oily Skin
 
4.8

(based on 166 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (145)
  • Balances skin (117)
  • Improves skin texture (112)
  • Gentle (109)
  • Not greasy (91)

Cons

  • Bad smell (13)
  • Dries out skin (11)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Combination skin (116)
  • Daily use (84)
  • Oily skin (73)
  • Acne-prone skin (62)
  • Sensitive skin (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (77), Brand buyer (58)

Reviewed by 166 customers

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Skin reaction

By Blu

from Raleigh, NC

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Irritates Skin

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

    I don't have sensitive skin and I've used just about every brand of skincare products under the sun at one point or another and never had so much as red skin or itching, etc. I heard good things about this particular clinique product and thought I would give it a try. The day after using this the first time my skin was red, itched intensely, and my skin was burning. I stopped using it immediately and the itching and burning went away after a few days and some aloe vera. I then went online and found that this is a VERY common reaction and that Clinique is actually one of the worst reviewed skin care brands when it comes to reactions like this. I was very disappointed and I will never buy Clinique again.

     
    5.0

    I have using this clarifying lotion for around 20 years!

    By G.g.

    from Charlotte, NC

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

      After I clean my face at night before adding a night time moisturizer and in the morning after cleansing with Clinique face wash, before putting on my makeup.

       
      5.0

      Helped clear up my skin!!

      By Sarah

      from Idaho

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

        Cheap and effective

         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By Michaela

        from Washington State

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Minimizes pores

        Cons

        • Bad Smell

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

        I'm so excited I got the email from ulta asking how I enjoyed the products from my last purchase. This was one of them and honestly Clinique skincare has saved my life. I have combo oily skin, but I live in a very dry climate, and the winters are very harsh. This leaves me with extra dryness but also my usual oily t-zone. This product doesn't smell the greatest, due to the alcohol that is in it, but it gets the job done. My skin has honestly never looked better and I have this product to thank.
        I pair this with Origins checks and balances frothy cleanser and Clinique's moisture surge extended thirst relief. (With Clinique's exfoliating scrub twice a week) Skin is smooth, balanced, and clean!

         
        5.0

        Amazing!!!!

        By Crys

        from Orange, CA

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

          This is a TONER and I think that many people get confused by the name and it gets overlooked by potential customers. I have been using this TONER for over 30 years (since I was a teenager) and I love it. Does what it says. I had tried a few times to use a different brand and it never worked the way this toner does. I dont think that I will ever change for any reason. I'm a lifetime user.

           
          5.0

          Clinique Toner

          By Jv

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy
          • Removes excess makeup

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

            Love this product! This product changed my skin. Almost immediately I noticed an improvement in my skins texture. It decreased the appearance of my pores, removed blackheads, and helped control my acne. I also feel like my skin is brighter, the skin appears firmer and just overall more clear. I use the product twice a day, after cleansing my face and before putting on any moisturizers. I'm obsessed!! Highly recommend!

             
            5.0

            I like it

            By Aman

            from Nj

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

              I love this product

               
              5.0

              Can not live without

              By Faith

              from Southern California

              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
                • Daily Use
                • Dry Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

                This product has saved my skin! No more dry uneven patches on my face.

                 
                5.0

                I love it!!!

                By Elizabeth

                from Hacienda Heights

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Skin Texture

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

                    Once a day

                     
                    5.0

                    Best exfoliater there is !

                    By pat

                    from Station Park Farmington Utah

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Oily Skin

                      Comments about Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin:

                      When I stop using this product my face breaks out

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                      • Q:

                        Can you please tell me if this is non-acnegenic or non-comedegenic?
                        Asked on 11/1/2017 by Lisa from Ohio

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi! You'll be happy to hear that all Clinique products that remain on the face are extensively tested to not clog pores or cause blemishes. Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 contains salicylic acid, plus alcohol and witch hazel, which all are astringents. I am also noting the full ingredient list below. Thank you for your question and have a great week.

                          ingredients: hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) [] alcohol denat. [] water\aqua\eau [] salicylic acid [] butylene glycol [] disodium edta [] benzalkonium chloride [] red 6 (ci 15850) [] orange 4 (ci 15510) [] ext. violet 2 (ci 60730) < iln29343>

                          Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        Is this liquid or cream im confused???
                        Asked on 7/17/2017 by SONSYANEMONE! from La Lima,Cortés,HN

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi I am sorry for the confusion. It is a liquid exfoliating agent. Clinique offers both liquid and also manual exfoliating agents in a cream base. We also offer chemical exfoliating agents in a moisturizer or serum form. Please let me know if you are looking for something specific and I would be happy to guide you in the right direction. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                          Answered on 7/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        Is this safe to use with a vitamin C serum?
                        Asked on 7/10/2017 by Skintastic from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi! Yes, it is absolutely safe to use these products together. It will only enhance your results. Thanks and have a great week!

                          Answered on 7/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        Hi! I love this product and it clears up my skin quite nicely, however, if I use it more than once a day (like the suggested twice a day) it tends to dry out my skin and sometimes even make it flakey. Should I switch to a Type 1 or 2 lotion?
                        Asked on 6/7/2017 by Ana from Miami, FL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi! Each individuals skin is unique, and it sounds like it is working nicely when you use it once a day, so that is how I suggest you keep using it. Clarifying Lotion #3 is giving you more exfoliation, which is why you are seeing more clarity. It sounds like you are very wise about your skin and on the right track. Keep up the great work! Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                          Answered on 6/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        Is this to be used as a toner?
                        Asked on 4/30/2017 by alirette from Louisiana

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi! Yes, it take the place of a toner, but is much more. It also exfoliates the skin. It should be used after you cleanse the skin. Thank you for your question and have a great week!

                          Answered on 5/7/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        Is this product sealed?
                        Asked on 3/30/2017 by Rachel from Orlando, FL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi! There is not a foil seal when you open the top of this item. Thank you for your question! Have a great week!

                          Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        Hello, does this product contain salicylic acid and if so, what percentage ? Thank you !
                        Asked on 3/22/2017 by Erica from Los Angeles

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your question! It does contain Salicylic Acid. I am noting the ingredients below. Our Research and Development teams have demonstrated that a product's effectiveness is not dependent upon any one particular factor or ingredient, but rather the combination of ingredients in a particular formula. For proprietary reasons, we do not disclose ingredient percentages; however, you can be sure that Clarifying Lotion is scientifically balanced to enhance the look and feel of your skin.

                          Ingredient List: water\aqua\eau / alcohol denat. / salicylic acid / hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) / butylene glycol / glycerin / trehalose / sodium hyaluronate / citric acid / sodium hydroxide / disodium edta / bht / phenoxyethanol / benzophenone-4 / ext. violet 2 (ci 60730) / red 6 (ci 15850) / orange 4 (ci 15510) < iln37038>

                          Answered on 3/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        I use a topical acne medicine prescribed by my dermatologist. Is this product safe to use before I apply the acne medicine?
                        Asked on 3/19/2017 by Oily skin and acne issues from Atlanta

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi! All topical medications vary, so I would suggest speaking to your dermatologist. This is an amazing product and I appreciate your question. Have a wonderful week!

                          Answered on 3/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        Can I use makeup after the whole process of cleansing, this lotion and my moisturizer?
                        Asked on 3/8/2017 by Liz from Madera, Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi! Absolutely. This product is meant to be used after cleansing and before moisturizing twice a day. It will help your make up wear longer and look smoother on the skin. Thank you for your question and your interest in Clinique!

                          Answered on 3/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                      • Q:

                        Does this help clear acne, and acne scars?
                        Asked on 3/1/2017 by Jessica Pinal from Las Vegas, NV

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hi! This product exfoliates, and anytime that you exfoliate the skin, you are helping to clear acne. If there is a concern with mild breakout, Clinique's 3 step skin care system is a great place to start. If breakout is a chronic problem, you may want to try Clinique's Acne Solutions Clear Skin System.

                          As for acne scarring, I suggest Clinique's Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector + Optimizer. It will fade existing discoloration due to acne scarring very nicely. It is the #1 selling dark spot treatment in the world.

                          Thank you for your questions and have a great week!

                          Answered on 3/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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