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Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin

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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 187 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (163)
  • Balances skin (132)
  • Improves skin texture (129)
  • Gentle (121)
  • Not greasy (101)

Cons

  • Bad smell (15)
  • Dries out skin (13)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Irritates skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Combination skin (128)
  • Daily use (90)
  • Oily skin (83)
  • Acne-prone skin (70)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (83), Brand buyer (69)

Reviewed by 187 customers

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5.0

I love it

By Shay

from Culver, Or

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:

    I absolutely love this product! From work to school and all around this does the job. You feel it clean your face and leaves my face feeling fresh before and after make up.

     
    5.0

    Love this product and have been using it for years!

    By deebow

    from atascadero, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin

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

      I've got oily skin, so I clean my skin with it during the day and before bed.

       
      5.0

      Finally! A product that get rid of the oil w/o drying!

      By Stacie

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • Oily Skin

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

        Love it!!

         
        4.0

        Prevents breakout

        By Michy T

        from Dayton, NJ

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            This is my second time trying this clarifying lotion and just like the first time it works wonders on my skin! I like how gentle it feels even though it contains alcohol and salicylic acid. I definitely noticed that I'm not getting as many breakouts! Still have bumps and texture on the forehead though.

             
            5.0

            removes all oils

            By BreaEliz

            from Duluth

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

            the only time my skin isn't oily is when I'm using this

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great balancer!

            By alaskagurl1992

            from St. George, UT

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

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

              I love this Clarifying Lotion, I think it is what ultimately does the most good for my skin. I use a variety of Clinique products at this point and this is the money maker! It makes my skin feel so clean after use--it is not drying at all. It really does help balance my skin to give a more even complexion. A bottle of this will last about six months--I use it twice a day and put a little extra on the cotton swab to make sure I have enough. I

               
              4.0

              Only use once a day

              By Kc

              from Houstin

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin

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

              Only use once

               
              4.0

              VERY Strong

              By ZC

              from Boise, ID

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

              • Irritates Skin

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

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

              Now that I've figured out how to make this work with my skin, it's working well. I usually did two passes over my entire face with previous toners, but using this the same way was overdrying my skin and actually causing more breakouts. Now one time over with a little on a cotton pad and I'm good to go. Just be warned that this is probably too harsh for people with compbo or normal skin. I have very oily skin and have to use it sparingly.

               
              5.0

              I have been using this for sometime now and observed that my

              By Rose

              from Milpitas, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Oily Skin

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

                Love it!

                 
                5.0

                Staple In My Skincare Routine

                By Catseye

                from Cheltenham maryland

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Bad Smell

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin

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

                This right here is definitely a tried and true for me. I had no idea what I was doing before I started using this product and changed up my routine l Highly Recomment

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                • Q:

                  Do you suppose to wash your face after using clarifying lotion??
                  Asked on 5/16/2018 by Ty from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello! No need to rinse. For best results, follow with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel to hydrate and control surface oil. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                    Answered on 5/17/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Hi. I have combination skin but recently have noticed a lot of flaky skin on my chin area. Will the clarifying lotion type 3 help get rid of the flakes or should I be rather looking at the type 2 option?
                  Asked on 5/3/2018 by Lee from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Great question. Clarifying Lotion formulas help to sweep away dead skin and flakiness for all skin types. For a skin type 2, dry combination (dry cheeks and oily t-zone), choose Clarifying Lotion 2. For a skin type 3, combination oily (comfortable cheeks and oily t-zone), choose Clarifying Lotion 3. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                    Answered on 5/3/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  Do you have to use cliniques face wash and and lotion that it recommends with it or can you use any face product i use the take of your day balm. I also love the moisturizer i am currently using and dont want to have to switch but i hear very good things about this and want to try it but dont want to have to buy steps 2 or 3.
                  Asked on 4/9/2018 by Skin care questions from Mooresville, NC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello. For best results, follow Clinique Facial Soap with your appropriate Clinique Clarifying Lotion and Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion + or Gel. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                    Answered on 4/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • Q:

                  What is the pH?
                  Asked on 3/9/2018 by TiffanyF from Maryland, US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello. 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 the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3 is scientifically balanced to enhance the look and feel of your skin.

                    Answered on 3/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
                • 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
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