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Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer

Clinique

Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer

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Clinique's two-pronged approach to brightness and even tone: Even Better Clinical serum plus soothing optimizer. Appropriate for all skin types and skin tone.

Clinique started with the power of their Even Better Clinical serum with CL-302 complex over the appearance of dark spots. And paired it with a soothing optimizer for power over the irritations that cause darkening. Dispensed in ideal balance via a unique dual-chamber pump.

Allergy tested. 100% fragrance free.
Use twice a day, morning and night. Dispense 1 to 2 pumps onto fingertips. Spread serum all over your face and neck. Follow with moisturizer. Daily sunscreen is imperative.
Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Tromethamine, Pentylene Glycol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Morus Bombycis (Mulberry) Root Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Trametes Versicolor Extract, Narcissus Tazetta Bulb Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Morus Nigra (Mulberry) Root Extract, Molasses Extract\Saccharum Officinarum\Extrait De Mélasse, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D'Orge, Salicylic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Hydrolyzed Prunus Domestica, Sorbitol, Cholesterol, Phospholipids, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Di-C12-18 Alkyl Dimonium Chloride, Squalane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG-6, Glycerin, Sucrose, Polysorbate 20, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isohexadecane, Acetyl Glucosamine, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Arginine, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Sodium Rna, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethoxytolyl Propylresorcinol, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 80, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Sulfite, Sodium Metabisulfite, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985).

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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CliniqueEven Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer
 
4.2

(based on 81 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (43)
  • Non-greasy (30)
  • Moisturizes (28)
  • Softens skin (28)
  • Soothes skin (18)

Cons

  • Not effective (9)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (43)
  • Uneven skin tone (32)
  • Redness/ blotchiness (16)
  • Sensitive skin (15)
  • Fine lines/wrinkles (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (25), Survivalist / minimalist (15)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (21), Normal (11), Dry (10), Oily (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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2.0

Wouldn't Purchase

By Leia

from MD

Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

I received the full size as a gift from a friend. I've been using for almost one month now, twice a day.. prior to moisturizer/sunscreen. Although I can appreciate the smoothness of my skin and lack of irritation, there's been NO difference in my acne scar pigmentation at all. In fact, some of the spots have been worsened (and I've had very limited sun exposure). I've actually used masks that work better than this product. I give it a 3/5 stars for skin's smoothness/irritation improvement and 2/5 overall. I will not be purchasing the full-sized product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

It's ok

By Smack

from Washington State

Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

This was recommended in store as something to help fade acne scars. I've now finished an entire bottle and there is no difference is the color or tone of the scaring. Very disappointed that I spent so much money and have no results.

 
5.0

Helped with acne scarring!!

By KaityGrace

from New Jersey, USA

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

    Hi, I'm a 22 year old female who always had perfect skin. It wasn't until I turned 21 when I started breaking out in cystic acne. I've tried everything under the sun to help, starting with antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide, etc. Prescription medicine just tore up my face, causing me to peel and break out even more and become very dry and sensitive. I did a lot of research online and starting taking natural supplements that cleared up my whole face!! I take Chlorophyll, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Collagen. So once I started getting clear of acne, I was left with horrific scars on my face that left me feeling like I couldn't leave the house without makeup on (which is also very bad for your skin to wear makeup all day, everyday). I went to a local Ulta Beauty and the Clinique consultant really pushed me to buy this serum for the scarring, she told me I would not be disappointed. And she was right!! I have not worn makeup for the past week now and feel so confident in my skin. This stuff is a miracle and is worth the price!!

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    4.0

    New Formula not as good as Old

    By LV Realty Pros

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Skin Care Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

    I have been using since it first came out. Not as happy with new formulation

    • Skin Type:
    • Dry
    • Age:
    • 60+
     
    4.0

    I love it

    By Anita

    from Illinois

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Moisturizes
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

      I just stared using it. I have used it in the past nice

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 45-59

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome product!!!

      By Monica

      from San Antonio, Tx

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Moisturizes
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Softens Skin
      • Soothes Skin
      • Works quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Redness/ Blotchiness
        • Resurfaces skin
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

        I got a chemical peel 6 years ago and mistakenly used a low spf sunblock and went to the beach. Since then I have developed brown spots over my cheeks and have regretted it ever since. I have used countless products containing hydroquinone and although it has been somewhat effective, to my dismay, this ingredient is apparently banned in all countries except the US because of its cancer causing ingredients. After a few days of research, I decided to purchase this product because it seems to have more natural ingredients. I have been using the product for 5 days and my face looks smoother, brighter, and believe it or not, the spots already look less noticeable. I will continue to use this product and hope that my skin tone continues to improve. So far I am truly pleased!! :)

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        MIRACLE WORKER

        By Jordana

        from Auburn, AL

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Moisturizes
        • Non-Greasy
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

          This product is a miracle. Staph infection ravaged my face and left my skin COVERED in red, blotchy scars. I was skeptical that anything would be able to help me. After just a few days of use (once in the morning, once at night) my red scars are completely beginning to disappear. I am so happy and can not wait to see how much this helps over time! I am prone to breakouts and have sensitive skin and this has not irritated me in the slightest.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love the feeling of this on my face

          By Chhely

          from Santa Ana

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

          I use this after I shower at night, I use it in the morning and it has helped out a lot I can feel it and I can see it.

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 30-44
           
          2.0

          Returned after 2 days

          By Carolynn

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Dispenser is awful.

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

          I can't really say whether this product works or not. It's a dual serum that is supposed to mix upon dispensing. The pump is awful. It doesn't dispense evenly & basically you just waste product. It's a shame as it's potentially a good product. I went with Murad.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Even Better Dark Spot Corrector

          By Jean

          from Ohio

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Uneven Skin Tone

            Comments about Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer:

            Like this product a lot. This is the second time I purchased it.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 60+

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            • Q:

              Can this clear dark spots caused by melasma?
              Asked on 4/14/2018 by Sara from NY

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Great question. Yes, Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector + Optimizer fades discolouration 1-2 shades within just 4 weeks for up to a 58% reduction at 12 weeks. For best results, apply both AM and PM. We know you'll love this product!

                Answered on 4/16/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
            • Q:

              I just began using the 3-step acne system, but I was interested in purchasing this product to get rid of acne scars. I am African-American with a caramel complexion, so I have dark brown acne scars. Will this product work for me? Also, after (or before) which step of the 3-step acne system should I use this product?
              Asked on 3/30/2018 by Jay03 from Atlanta, GA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello. Yes, Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector + Optimizer fades dark spots and discolouration for all skin tones up to 58% in just 12 weeks! For best results, apply twice per day after your Clinique Acne Solutions system. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                Answered on 3/30/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
            • Q:

              Can I use this product under my eyes and on my eye lids?
              Asked on 2/15/2018 by Mary from Massachusetts

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi! Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer is ophthalmologist tested and safe to use under the eye, avoiding the eyelids. For best results, apply twice a day. Thank you for letting us be a part of your routine!

                Answered on 2/16/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
            • Q:

              Are we able to return product if it doesn't work?
              Asked on 2/14/2018 by Rocio from California

              1 answer

            • Q:

              Hi, what is the shelf life of this product? Unopened, how long before it loses effectiveness or expires? Thank you.
              Asked on 2/10/2018 by Pam from Boston, MA

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello! Please reference the Period after Opening labeling information on the product to determine the date in which the product expires "after opening." The Period After Opening Symbol on the package, which resembles a tuna fish can, and has a number and an "m" representing "months after opening." For example, a (24m) symbol can be read as the product remains fresh for 24 months after opening. Thanks for your question and have a great week!

                Answered on 2/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
            • Q:

              Is this product safe to use during pregnancy?
              Asked on 1/24/2018 by cindy from Wisconsin

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello! All products produced by Clinique have undergone extensive testing to ensure their safety and efficacy. Nevertheless, individual medical conditions present unique circumstances that may warrant product review with a physician. Pregnancy and breastfeeding create many physiological changes, and therefore women should consult their doctors prior to using cosmetic products during this period.

                Answered on 1/24/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
            • Q:

              Can I use this before using the universal primer and Even Better foundation?
              Asked on 1/4/2018 by Curious from Athens, Ga

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello. For best results, apply Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer, follow with a moisturizer, makeup primer and Clinique Even Better Makeup SPF 15. We can't wait to hear your results!

                Answered on 1/4/2018 by Brand Expert from Clinique
            • Q:

              Does this product fade moles, skin tags, and seborrheic keratoses?
              Asked on 12/19/2017 by SkinnyOnskin from Manalapan, NJ

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hello. Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer fades discolouration and dark spots caused by sun, past hormonal changes or past acne. Be sure to let us know your results!

                Answered on 12/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
            • Q:

              I have an old acne scar that looks red, almost like layers of skin cane off, will this product help with an acne scar that is a few months still fresh and not yet "dark"
              Asked on 11/13/2017 by Casey from undisclosed

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Great question. Yes, Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer helps to fade past red acne scars up to 58% in just 12 weeks. We can't wait to hear your results!

                Answered on 11/13/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
            • Q:

              is this product good for little spots left behind by me picking at little pimples here and there?
              Asked on 11/2/2017 by alejandra from Texas

              1 answer

              • Brand Expert

                A:

                Hi. Yes, Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector + Optimizer fades past acne scars 1-2 shades within just 4 weeks. You'll notice a 58% reduction in just 12 weeks. We can't wait to hear your results!

                Answered on 11/2/2017 by Brand Expert from Clinique
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