Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Soak it up
I was really hesitant to switch my moisturizer, but the acne had gotten bad enough I was desperate to try anything. My skin can be VERY sensitive and reacts badly to the smallest irritant. Nothing! Not even acne cause it was GONE! This stuff is so good it was sold out in all 4 stores in my area. Which was okay, because I found the website!
Most Helpful Critical Review Concerning dry/combination + sensitive skin types:
I have very fair, semi-sensitive skin and I also have some oily spots that breakout. I currently use the foaming face wash for acne and the clarifying lotion since these are salicylic acid and NOT benzoyl peroxide. I don't use this product as my third step; instead I use either the dramatically different lotion or super defense. I gave this 3 stars because it works well for a bad breakout if only used once or twice, after that it makes me breakout more and have severely dry skin that lasts for days. All of the women in my family breakout and the first 2 steps are wonderful for us, but this last product is too severe. I hope this review helps those who have sensitive skin that breaks out often but can't use other acne products since they are too drying. I urge you to try the first 2 steps with a good face lotion. I haven't had a pimple in a year. Before I figured out how to change the acne system to suit me I had at least 1 pimple on my face everyday since I was 14.
Reviewed by 757 customers Clear skin!!!
Purpleflower99 from MI
I paired this product with Clinique Toner number 3, and Clinique oily skin cleansing bar soap and I have been very happy with the improvement I have seen!! My skin has been horrible the last three years, and I am very happy to say this product made a world of difference in under TWO MONTHS. Buy this!!
Bleaches your cloths and towels
BMich 47 from Sacramento
I have used the other Acne products and liked it so I thought I would try this because I'm still having some issues. I noticed that my towle appeared bleached and then my nighttime hoodie, and then finally a sweatshirt. The bleached spots on my cloths clearly came in contact with this product and one of them was a brand new sweater! I din't put it toghter right away but this product was the only new thing that I was using. I'm so upset! I hate my acne but I love my cloths so I'm going to stop using this product because of this issue.
Changed for the worse
Wins from South Elgin il
This use to be great, not anymore it is a nightmare for skin. They changed something because I used it and it was great and soothing with no issues for years up until 2021 when it came back after being out for awhile. Now my skin is very irritated with red bumpy skin almost like it's burning it. Yikes what happened???!!!!!
vicky from Florida
I have used this product, (the 3 step 3 month ago, and its the best .Your skin will change . You have to buy it if you have acne skin
African American Skin oily combo from Albuquerque, nm
I bought the combo pack. It increased my acne and increased breakouts. I wish I never bought it. But try it out too long to return it. Maybe that's if they combo apart item tomorrow but it worsened my face
Amazing stuff, I waited YEARS for it to come back
Shell from California
For some strange reason, Clinique stopped making this a few years ago and replaced it with some salicylic acid stuff. My skin needs benzoyl peroxide to stay clear, that's just the facts. I've been using Paula's Choice benzoyl peroxide all this time which works fine! But it's never compared to this miraculous product. No oily skin all day, no acne, fades marks fast, miracle. Clinique don't ever do that again, don't stop making important products lol
Not the same product as before
CS1777 from Los Angeles, CA
I used this product regularly before it went out of stock. I finally ordered this again when it came back in stock this year. However, this is not the same formulation as before. It made my skin puffy, red and itchy and made my acne even worse. I'll go back to using the Salicylic acid containing clinical clearing gel. I now have 2 full tubes of this product that are useless for me.
THANK YOU FOR BRINGING IT BACK !❤️
Michelle from Houston Tx
Waited years to be able to put my hands on it again! Throughout the time that I wasn't able to get it I had to try other products that would not benefit my skin at all. I'm so happy to see this wonderful product back!
Great acne duo
GK from Caribbean
The all over clearing treatment is a good alternative to the acne clinical clearing gel just as an everyday treatment to keep my acne at bay. It isn't as drying as the clinical clearing gel so its comfortable to use everyday. Both products are good but since discovering the all over clearing treatment I only use the acne clinical clearing gel when I have a severe breakout. Alternating them has kept my skin looking good.
Laumi00 from Weston
I have used Clinique for severals years now without having any issue with their products until today. Last night I used step 2 and 3 of the acne solution treatment line and woke up with my face completely red and burnt (First use of brand new bottles). It is not the first time I have used these special products, I don't know if they changed the formula or what, but should definitely have a caution statement is so, because the product is way more strong and dangerous.
MStr7 from Madison, WI
I don't have major acne, but I do get my fair share of little breakouts and the dreaded cystic zits. Sometimes I use a spot treatment, but I decided to use this because I was breaking out in multiple places recently. Like all of Clinique's acne products, it works great. It takes a bit for the cystic zits to go away (at least you have them as deep in the pores as I do), but the little surface zits disappear almost instantly. If your breakout isn't as intense though, I recommend not using it every single day if your skin becomes irritated and using it every other day. It can also be easy to use too much and then it dries and kind of leaves residue behind that you can scrape off your face.
Love this entire acne care series!
Ann from MA
Going back to graduate school has brought back acne too (not sure if it is the stress or day-long mask-wearing), so I started to use the series whenever I had a breakout. Even though the alcohol-like scent is strong, the products are highly effective! They calm down the redness overnight and help the inflammation to go down a lot sooner!
Lu from Maryland
I have been using it for 20 days. My face had really bad acne, specially on my cheeks, chin and neck and it has cleared up almost completely, right now I only have two pimples, all the other ones are gone. I am really happy with with this product.
Back in my lifeeeee!
Kait from PA
It's been years since I have used this product and I'm so happy I was able to repurchase last week. This is an instant game changer for my problem areas. A week ago my jawline was congested and breaking out - today I'm concealer free! Love using this all over for bigger breakouts and as a spot treatment also. It's gentle but EFFECTIVE - helps with my redness too. I have oily skin so for me this is perfect.
Fights acne and oil!
KBE from Michigan
I've never had great skin. Recently, stress caused my 46 year old face to break out like a teenager. I tried everything. I came across a small sample of this and began using it. Within a couple days the breakouts diminished. I ordered a full size tube and figured I'd try the rest of the system (acne foaming wash, acne lotion and acne clearing gel.) Two weeks later there is not a blemish on my face. My skin is also more even in color. I'm so glad I discovered Clinique!!!
It made my face all red puffy and itchy
Priyanka from Wilmington DE
I was happy with its come back..because in earlier years I used it a lot and it perfectly suited me. But this time something changed in this cream. with the very first use itself I got red and puffy itchy patches all around my face and neck. It makes me really uncomfortable..I am highly disappointed..I was excited for it so I ordered 2 of it…but seems I have to discontinue this..
Thank goodness it's back!!!
T from Columbus
I love this. It keeps my skin clear and non greasy. I forgot how amazing my skin could look until this came back. Two weeks after this came back in stock I stopped wearing foundation. Please never out of stock again
It works, but it pills
Lorrie from New Hampshire
So this is an effective treatment for me on individual pimples, though when I try to use it as an all over face treatment to prevent breakouts it pills and wears off of my face. It also the peroxide smell is definitely present, which isn't my favorite. So I use this occasionally as a night treatment when I have a breakout coming on, but can't wear it during the day, or under make up. I've had more luck with many of the other anti acne products.
IT'S FINALLY BACK!
BeckyB40 from IL
I have tried everything. Every product. Every brand. Nothing- and I mean NOTHING- keeps my skin as clear, smooth, and grease-free as this product. I use the face wash and toner, but the lotion is the real game changer and I cried actual tears trying to find something comparable while it was gone. Don't do that to us ever again Clinique!!!
Only used twice
Dee from California
Left my skin itching, red . It did clear my acne but my skin feels so tight. Had to stop using it . Pretty bummed out I been using clinique for years
Stacey from Florida
This is the absolute best for oily skin! I have oily sensitive skin and this product really does what the description states. This is the ONLY product that keeps my face oil free and not shiny when I wear it. I don't have any irritation and it helps with my redness.
Please don't take this product away again!
Kami from MN
Thank you for bringing this product back!
Mel from CA
i've been waiting for this product to be back in stock and once i saw it I ordered two and gave one to my sister. Please don't stop making this product.
LED3939 from Independence, KY
Thank you for bringing this back! It's amazing! I just started my teenage daughter on it too. Nothing works like this!
I'm happy this came back!
miss kitsu from NM
I've blown and wasted so much money looking for alternatives to reduce my 31 year old adult hormonal acne! I've tried so many things and nothing else worked as good and as fast as this stuff! please pretty please keep this product in stock! don't ever get rid of it!