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Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 is a dermatologist-developed exfoliating lotion for dry/combination skin types. Sweeps away dulling flakes and excess oil.
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Rated 4.63 out of 5 stars
I LOVE the fact that Clinique finally brought back the Exfolation ingredient " Salicylic Acid" in the #2. Clairfying - Taking the product back to what it is meant to do "Exfolation" - So many people forget or don't use the Clairfying thinking it is just a Toner - Get Ready to Turn Back the Clock - After I use the soap - then the Clairfying #2, follow with the Dramatically Different lotion - AM & PM & (2x a week the regular scrub) My skin is translucent as it just was given a drink of water - Everyday People always ask "what I use" I say "Clinique of course" Stay Young - Laugh alot & you too will Always use Clinque - It Works!!!
I used this for a long time before I realized that using alcohol and witch hazel on the skin is not exactly the best way to go about cleaning or prepping skin. Even though people behind the Clinique counter will always say that this is "cosmetic grade" alcohol, it is still alcohol (and not the fatty alcohols which are moisturizing). For the time I used them, I felt the only way to clear my skin was to be agressive....that really didn't help my problems at all and the proof is in using other products from Clinique like their oil cleanser, which is making my skin thrive. I really think the alcohol and witch hazel needs to go and for the Step 2s to be more of an exfoliating essence type of "lotion". That way it can still exfoliate with the BHA but provide moisture and really prep skin for serums or the moisturizer. I LOVE Clinique's Even Better Essence and I really believe that a formulation more similar to those would take Clinique's 3 step to the next level. Out with alcohol, in with more of a hydrating but exfoliating essence "lotion" please :)
em from tampa fl
i have used this on and off since 7th grade and it always does me justice, after a few weeks there is clear improvement, this will always be my fav toner.
Frost Heaves Ahead from New York
Great product but #2 does NOT contain Salicylic Acid as the web page on Ulta and some of the comments suggest.
Glassshaper from Zeeland,MI
I use this every morning and night after washing myself.
Julia from Texas
I tried this product years ago as a youth. I've tried other products but always come back to this one.
Spooky from AR
Refreshes face after sweating &/or working. Mild & does not dry out skin.
Lexus from OH
Makes my skin feel smooth and soft after using the toner. gets rid of all the dead skin skin on my face
Helen from Seattle, WA
There are tons of better Salicylic Acid products out there, many for cheaper too. This clarifying lotion has tons of alcohol, which can dry out skin over time (definitely not good for dry skin types!) and menthol, which is generally irritating and has no purpose in providing skincare benefits. Even the Witch Hazel can be an irritant to many people, even though it is viewed positively. I would steer clear of this product.
susie from Kentucky
Have been using for 30 years.
Definitely my go to from Cali
I have tried a dozen other toners! But nothing compares to this! It is more on the pricey side but it definitely rises to the occasion for me!
007saan from Utah
This toner from Clinique has drastically changed the texture on my skin! I have been bouncing between multiple different brands and products, and so far this has been my favorite. My skin feels nourished and soft. I haven't yet applied a full face of makeup since I started this new skincare routine a week ago, but I'm excited to now that I can visibly see and feel a difference! This doesn't strip my natural oils, and my face is left clean and nourished, and not at all tight or irritated.
Jen from New York
I am obsessed with this. I use it twice a day, morning & night. It makes my skin so clean & so soft. I use it after my Clinique face soap & before my moisturizer. 10/10 recommend!!!
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Clair Rose from Illinois
I have dry skin that is acne prone so I decided to give this product a try. The first thing I will say is it has a really strong alcohol smell! Alcohol is the second ingredient so I guess that makes sense but oh my gosh it smells strong. Despite this crazy smell it doesn't seem to dry out my skin at all. I've been using it every morning for about a month & it seems to work really well. If you're sensitive to scents this might not be for you but it does seem to work well.
Bored T from Melbourne, FL
I use this everyday day morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing. My skin only feels clean after using this product. Great stuff, must have!
Deb from Liberty, MO
Wash your makeup off and then apply the cleanse before your moisture.
Theresa from Illinois
on my face and neck area, morning and evening. Have used it for years, love it
Kitty from Long Beach, CA
Been using for years keeps me from breaking out in the T-Zone area. It's the best!
Kate from Maryland
It makes sense due to one of the main ingredients being alcohol :/ but after using this product for a few weeks, I did not notice a difference in my skin other than it being super dry. Disappointed
Miah The Mouse from Tennessee
10/10 will buy again
nicky from ca
The second ingredient is alcohol, YIKES. I'm glad I only used it twice. Luckily, it was a "free gift" with a purchase, but, it is fit for the garbage can.
Michele from Highlands, Texas
My daughter in law referred this to me and I am so glad she did. It makes me skin feel so clean and smooth. It works great.
Sue from Highland Park, Il
Nicole from Rochester NY
Perfect for my sensitive skin
Nosejob queen from Va
Made my zits worse
Tcharisse from Atlanta
Exfoliates, dries up and diminishes fine bumps or acne very quickly. The best I've used so far.