Size 0.34 oz|
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Clinique Active Cartridge exclusively pairs with a Hydration Base (sold separately) to create a 2-in-1 custom-blend that hydrates + treats your top concern.
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Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
This product is not marketed for acne and dark circles, but here is my story. Clinique discontinued the acne solution moisturizer a long time ago. Since then I wasn't able to find the replacement for my combination, acne prone skin. I tried acne clearing gel they recommended. It dried up my skin. The gel moisturizer is a good one but not enough to tame my adult acne. The consultant I chatted with, recommended the blue cartridge, based on the picture that I sent and my big pores problem. I spent the whole jar without significant improvement. Instead, it was just a waste of money since Clinique ID is more expensive than just the gel moisturizer. I tried non-Clinique products with no significant result. Then I read an independent blog review about all Clinique ID cartridges. It is said the best value is the orange cartridge, because it actually contains ingredients in other cartridges too, but just marketed as "anti-fatigue".
So I looked at the reviews at Clinique.com. It DOES have the highest rating. One of them even said it improves under-eyes dark circles! I also have problems with dark circles and none of the "All about eyes" or "even better eyes" works. So I tried this orange cartridge. It DOES significantly tame my acne. I occasionally have hormonal adult acne mostly on the chin, but with the orange cartridge, it seems that they get flatten and heal faster. And my whole face is more glowing than usual. I took a before-after picture that made it look like I applied the "Face app".. with my after face is more glowing like Korean drama actress. I was curious, then I researched about the active ingredient "taurine" in this orange cartridge. It is supposed to improve CIRCULATION. I guess that makes sense, why it helps my acne heal faster, and improves the dark circles. Most of the time, dark circles are caused by poor circulation. I am glad my acne prone skin has finally improved, and I don't need to spend money on eye products that don't work.
The product itself is great. However, the customer service I received when I had questions was inferior. I order the white lotion cartridge. I explained that there was no lotion coming out of the second opening on the spigot. The first rep. said it was defective and sent me a new one. The 2nd rep. had no idea at all and told me to call a store (even though I purchased it online).
I did call a store and was told that with the white lotion cartridge, the 2 lotions were mixed inside the bottle and only came out of 1 of the openings.
I realize that the customer service reps are not trained in cosmetics, but it seems that they would be able to transfer the customer to someone who has the answer.
ly from ca la
I love this, it makes my skin smooth and delicate, I love every clinique product
SAP from Florida
I tried the fatigue cartridge with the hydrating clearing jelly but it wasn't a good fit. Both products have great ingredients in them for what each one does but sadly, this combination made my face feeling sticky then oily feeling which doesn't happen when I use the jelly on its own. I was hoping for good results but I think this jelly isn't suitable for this cartridge.
Jess from Michigan
I use the fatigue and hydrating jelly and my skin looks great after the first use.
CarolP from Arizona
I recently tried the custom blend hydrator using the "Fatigue" and I just love it. Dramatically Different moisturizer is very hard to beat. The added benefit for "Fatigue" is great. I can see me trying other blends in the future.
rose514 from Montreal
I would like to love this product but the content of the cartridge doesn't come out. I tried 2-3 times to unclog it with a needle but it keeps clogging over and over. Quite disappointing..
Ashley from Ohio
Excellent for boosting skins brightness and appearance. Really enjoy the convenience of serum/moisturizer together.
Kate from Pennsylvania
I wanted to love this moisturizer, but it leaves a weird residue on my skin. It never fully absorbs, so it ends up looking like i have skin peeling. I am going to go back to my old Clinique moisturizer.
Queen B from Jacksonville, Fl
Works so good on my oily skin!
Kim from North Carolina
This product caused my face to swell and break out
Myranda from Lansing, MI
Simple to put together
TaylorCA from Los Angeles
I love this stuff. I have two different ones with the jelly base. It's so versatile. I use it in the mornings before my run, and on other days I use as a serum before my regular moisturizer and after my toner. It absorbed quickly but leaves my skin looking healthy with a nice glow. I use the one with the white cartridge but also have the orange one when I need a pick me up. My only beef is that the concentrate/serum runs out before the base so I'm left with just the jelly base toward the end. Glad that Ulta sells the cartridge so I can replace it.
Psychjudy from Peachtree City, GA
With my moisturizer, great compliment.
AmyChere from Missouri
I have the one for lines & wrinkles and the brightening one. I rotate them with other moisturizers depending on what my skin needs each day. I love the little extra boost of serum in the cartridges.
Cindi from Marquette
GS from Missouri
Love the extra moisturizing provided by the product.
Kaly from Lancaster, PA
Use this every morning after washing my face!
Ashton from Evansville, Indiana
Obsessed is an understatement. Clinique is by far the best skincare I have ever used. Worth every penny, and does what it promises to do. I will never use anything else on my face or skin. I am a loyal Clinique fan!!!
Ivana from Nanuet, NY
Excellent add for everyday cream for redness!
sp from Ohio
I was really excited to try this bc it seemed like a cool concept. I purchased the blue jelly lotion combo. The clear jelly lotion is very hydrating and I loved it but the blue cartridge... not so much. There was actually very little product compared to the jelly. The proportion was completely off. I ran out of the cartridge a month before I was done with the lotion. Wish there was more! Besides hydration I didn't really notice any difference.
AT04 from Minneapolis, MN
I've been using the red imperfection cartridge with the hydrating-clearing gel base for the last month and it has made a huge difference! I'm 40 and suffer from hormonal acne on my chin and wearing a mask makes it worse. I need a salicylic moisturizer for daytime but other ones I've tried cause my other products to pill when I put them on (primer and foundation). This does not! It goes on smooth and dries quickly. No issues applying any other products right after. I'm super pleased and will continue to use this as a daytime moisturizer.
Me from Sanford, FL
Does not make your face oily
Jer-Z-Girl from NJ
Although a little thin and watery, it goes on well and absorbs well. It's definitely calming and not irritating to the skin. I like using it on days I'm staying home and don't want to wear make up but when I also don't want to scare myself when I get a glimpse of my reflection in the mirror.
Veronica from Az
Best new product! The hydrating jelly is my favorite product and adding the active cartridge for fatigue makes my skin feel awake and fresh in the morning.
I'm going to be telling all of my friends about this!
Liz from Brooklyn, NY
I always use the moisturizer but adding the cartridge concentrate has been a life saver! It goes on so smooth and leaves the skin glowing. Not to mention how refreshing it feels
Kaleigh C. from Spokane, WA
My first Clinique ID purchase was the hydrating Jelly and fatigue cartridge and half way through the bottle, I'm impressed! I did however start using this the same day I started using the Vitamin C booster serum of which I have since stopped using because I can't afford $20/week to maintain it. That being said, I can't say for sure if the dramatic change in my skin is solely due to the ID and not the other. Nonetheless, I love this stuff and have since made two additional purchases of BB gel and pore refining cartridge as well as the new anti-imperfections with pore refining cartridge. You can't go wrong with these man, props to Clinique for putting them out there, they truly are game changers!