Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Customer for life!
I have used Clinique products for a dozen-ish years now, and have no plans to ever change that. They are consistent, and my skin is clear. In the past, I have tried other things from time to time, but have always come back to Clinique because nothing compares.
Most Helpful Critical Review Clarifying #3
I have been using Clinique for years and am disappointed in the new Clarifying lotion #3 formula which appears to be a watered down version of the old formula.I'm oily and It doesn't exfoliate as well and you don't feel the tingle. I even stepped up to the #4 and it's slightly better but doesn't do as good a job. The original formulas were much better for oily skin.
Reviewed by 934 customers Great toner
Anna from NORTH CAROLINA
Help to "clean" my skin, great to use in the afternoon when my face start to feel oily.
Helps clear up my acne!
Bamagirl from Alabama
I use the exfoliating scrub then this clarifying lotion which removes the last remnants of grime left on my face. Then I finish up with a moisturizer and my skin looks and feels so much better! I'm definitely impressed and would recommend this to anyone.
It has the big advantage
Ann92 from NJ
This lotion is not so mild as acne solution lotion but the face is really matte whole day no matter what cream do you prefer.
B from Maine
I was really wowed by this toner! It's so refreshing, feels clarifying, while also adding a layer of hydration under my moisturizer. I was surprised that it wasn't drying on my sensitive skin. Just ordered my next bottle!
Tricia from Richmond va
This was by far the worst product I've used on my face. It broke me out like crazy!
Ysenia from ARIZONA
I used this for two years and the first year it worked great. I started seeing a lot of my sweat pimples and acne clear and break outs became less and less. However I started noticing towards the end of the first year that no matter what moisturizer I followed up with, my face would be more oily. After my second bottle, I realized it wasn't the moisturizer but in fact the toner. And when I finally looked at the ingredients, I saw the denat.alcohol as the third ingredient!! Bad bad, this alcohol is not a moisturizing alcohol and will increase oil production over the span of time because it is dying the skin out. I stoped use after that.
lili88 from UT
Great but sometimes burn
marthiany from TX
As I grow older, I switched from acne clarifying lotion to this because of my combination skin. It works, it doesn't dry up too much. But sometimes I feel like burn sensation after using it.
Glad I switched
Shelle from Chesapeake, va
I was using other brand facial toner and cleanser, I would still have the still oily around my nose. I got the 3 combination oily care line and no more oily nose. My nose and chin are the only parts of my face that get oily but the 2 combination left it oily and the 3 works great.
Great job product
Ana from Georgia
It's a great product for my combination-oily skin! Love it!
Tee from Houston
Bought for a 13 year old female for acne issues
ALaura23 from Aurora, IL
Clean my face after a workout for a quick cleanse when I'm in a rush! Or as a post cleanser step to my skin care routine to make sure I really get all the sweat and dirt off. Great quality, have used this for literally 6+ years now!
Hannah from Michigan
I have suffered with acne for years, to the point where I've been on multiple different medications and have used so many topical creams it's not even funny. I started using this after I wash my face and I am not kidding you when I say it took 2 days to completely clear my face. I've been breaking out due to having to wear a mask during work, but this completely took care of that. I don't have a single pimple on my face and I can't even remember the last time that happened.
I have sensitive, combination skin that is extremely acne prone and I've finally found my holy grail product!
I've been using this for years
HB from TN
This is one of those products I wish I had discovered years ago, and funny enough, I've been using it for years. This is the best product to have on hand to get rid of any bits of makeup you may have missed with your cleanser. It is great at sweeping away any dead skin cells and does not dry my skin out. I am either oily or oily combo and this does not take away too much oil, as some products tend to do. It is the perfect balance.
long time track record
CorgiMom from Arkansas
I have been using this product consistently for > 15 years. I have combination oily skin and am very fair complexion. Never once has this been too harsh on my skin. I love Clinique products and will use for another 15 years too!
Good for combo skin
asianchick from Boulder, CO
I use this lotion on and off over the years. It's good for my combination/oily skin. I feel that my face is really clean after using it. But some people might not like the feeling of using 'alcohol' (that's what it feels like).
Damaged my skin
Sally from Texas
I was looking for a skin exfoliating product and couldn't make a choice. I used the live chat feature on this website to ask the experts. The agent asked me my skin routine and recommended that I use the 3-step cleansing process before applying my other Clinique products (I use dark spot corrector am and pm and even better lotion am). I happily ordered this clarifying lotion along with dramatically different lotion. (I was already using step 1). I used it as directed but after first two uses it gave me acne and "broke" my skin on my cheeks. I stopped using it twice a day and started only nightly. The "breaks" on my skin continued plus I had white heads on my cheeks that I never had before. I switched it to using every other day at night but still no improvement. I stopped it all together and it took 7 days for my skin to heal! NEVER using it again and not recommending to anyone. I ordered 13 oz bottle, what a waste!
good exfoliating lotion
jane from Illinois
It clears my skin and pore very well.
Bri from Hammond, Indiana
This stuff is amazing for oily skin. I've had this product for a looong time now & I noticed a difference in the beginning but towards the end of the bottle it was almost as if it was doing nothing, so I had to switch it up. Still recommend though!
Lili from NY
This product is very good and suitable for me. I will continue to buy it back.
Regan83 from Sebastian, FL
I use this along with the 3 step skin regime. Sometimes it can make my skin burn, but I think that perhaps that is due to my skin being irritated by the environment. I live in Florida where it's sunny and humid all day everyday and probably putting this on sunburn skin can cause it to get irritated. Wear sunscreen!! Overall great product would totally recommend!
Julianna89 from Berea, KY
I have been using this for about 15 years now, and still nothing beats it! It's great for oily or combination skin. It applies easily and deep cleans skin. It doesn't leave any residue behind. This is my favorite toner!
I don't know if I like this
Rosie97 from California
I got this as a sample from another Clinique order. I was excited to try it because I had hopes that it would improve my skin texture and oiliness. The sample size is not anywhere near large enough to notice any changes in my skin but enough to know that I did not have any bad reactions to it so I decided to order a full-size bottle. I've been using this product for a few weeks now, applying it once a day at night after I've washed my face and ready to go to bed. I feel like the product had improved my skin texture, meaning it is smoother than before. However, it has made my skin very dry. I don't mean my skin is not-oily. I mean it is DRY dry. I'm not knocking all the stars down because I've seen a difference that is desired but some that are not welcome. I can't switch moisturizers (I use Dramatically Different Gel) either to accommodate because anything else is too heavy for my skin and will cause me to break out so I am in a bind. 2 pumps of moisturizer used to be enough but now I have to reach for more in order to make my skin more comfortable. Should I keep using this product?
Also for anyone reading, the alcohol smell is VERY strong.
Stinks, but awesome
KLAPV from Alabama
It really stinks to high heaven, but it made my skin super soft added to my skin care regimen.
Reeks of Alcohol!
Sriya27 from NC
I received this toner as a part of the 3 part clinique set, and was excited to try it. Unfortunately, it smells like alcohol, and when I checked the ingredient list, the second one is denatured alcohol. This ingredient can have terrible effects on the skin! I typically like other clinique products, including the other two parts of the set, but this one was a big no!