Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Dual Purpose
I'm a natural redhead and therefore prone to sunburn. This product protects my skin from the sun and perfects my skintone on those days when it is just a bit too rosy. It also serves as a wonderful corrector for foundations which are not exactly the right shade for my skin. (It is really difficult to find foundation shades that work well on natural redheads!) I just blend in a few drops of this product and custom mix my own perfect sheer shade to match and flatter my skintone!
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointment
I had high hopes for this product. I love the rest of the Redness Solutions line. The green does hide the redness. However, this product seems to ball up into flakes that take FOREVER to remove. By the time the flakes/balls of product are removed, it's a half hour later and nearly all of the product is off your face. I've tried letting my moisturizer sit longer or using less moisturizer etc., but it didn't make a difference. Glad it works for some. I won't be buying this again, unfortunately. I'd love it if the application process worked.
Reviewed by 258 customers Velvet smoothe base
Amanda L from South MS
I've used this since 2013, it's perfection. Better than the universal (which stays tacky, for me). Perfection. 10/10.
My skin type: oily/combination, prone to redness and shine. I live in a humid climate. Age 32.
- A little goes a long way
- Redness: the primer itself does not eliminate redness, but (green) color correction blends smoothly with found./conc.
- Smooth skin base to build color correction, concealer and foundation
- No shine, no feeling of residue.
Note: I still use eyeshadow primer. It saves this product, and usually works quicker.
Every day Essential
Amycmay1 from Benicia, CA
I use this everyday to help reduce the redness from my Rosecea. I use the entire Redness Solutions line and it's made a huge difference reducing the redness.
Perfect Base! No Pilling When You Do This...
Danielle from Greater New York City Area
Make sure the Redness Solutions cream or whichever product you use before the Daily Protective Base has had enough time to absorb before applying the Daily Protective Base! Waiting about 2 minutes works for me but it will depend on individual factors including the absorption time of the product(s) you use before the Daily Protective Base.
Many dermatologists often recommend 10 minute absorption times inbetween applying the potent products they prescribe. So, I'm used to finding something else to get done while waiting. My 2 minutes passes quickly and the results of this Daily Protective Base are worth the wait!
The first time I used this base, I didn't give enough time for the Redness Relief cream to absorb and the product pilled, leaving super tiny green flecks and globs dotted across my face. So, make sure to find the wait time that works for you!
I love this base as a primer under makeup or on its own for my sensitive, irritated and redness prone skin!
It contains nonirritating mineral sunscreen to protect sensitive skin. It also has silicones to smooth pores and textured skin before makeup and protect barrier deficient, sensitive or rosacea skin types. (Of course, just find an alternative if you're sensitive to silicones.) I always use this primer after the Redness Solutions cleanser and cream, even on make-up free days since it's so protective. It has just the right amount of green pigment to tone down most of my redness without overly dulling down my complexion.
Madi from Las Vegas
After many years of battling hormone problematic skin , redness , and inflammation..I am very thankful for this product . I sometimes use it alone after moisturizing or as a base under my foundation. I will say that I do not use it along with the redness solutions line yet this is how I first discovered this product after trying samples of that line years ago. I noticed since I use it with just my clinique cleanser and moisture surge moisturizer ..or to be honest other branded cleansers and moisturizers.. I do not experience flakes or clumps. I have noticed sometimes with a moisturizer that has daily spf or a face spf it will do this. I also noticed if you do not allow your moisturizer to absorb all the way before applying this product then it may not go on as smooth. Over all happy and continue to repurchase.
I will buy this product again
Rose from Darien, IL
I use it daily. It is easy to pack when traveling.
Dry green flakes
Kristy from WA
I have been a consumer of Clinique products since high school; for over 20 years. This is really the first disappointing product experience I have had. I bought this product with the Redness Solutions daily relief cream, and soothing cleanser. I followed the directions and applied the Protective Base broad spectrum SPF 15 after the daily relief cream. The product dried quickly on my skin and immediately started flaking off in small green balls. It appeared to also take off the daily relief cream. There were dried green flakes all over my face, which I had to wipe off, therefore removing the product and I had to start all over again with cleansing and moisturizing. It was very frustrating. I am not sure why this product is still being sold. After reading the reviews, I was not the only one that had this problem. A huge money waste!
Merari from Brooklyn , NY
After years of struggling with rosacea someone a Clinique consultant recommended this to me and it saved my life! My face cleared up and the spf helps me especially in the summer .
I love this creme it is my daily moisturizer as the years have passed I have been noticing some freckles on my face makes me wonder if using the creme for so many years may have something to do with it ?
Lunamama from Orange, CA
When I apply the Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base over the Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream With Microbiome Technology it clumps up and rubs of in little flakes and balls.
Such a disappointment as I read this system is ideal for rosacea prone skin.
Doesn't work at all
Tori from Wisconsin
I tried several times to apply this solution, but it just clumps everywhere I put it. It's so frustrating because I have to start my whole skin care regimen all over again.
Crumbles off while applying
Cass from Toronto
The product does not absorb or stay on the skin while applying. It clumps into many peices and rolls /flakes right off. Very frustrating..waste of money.
Beads up during application
Reactiveskin from Clover, SC
I've tried to apply this product multiple times without success. It clumps all over my face and I have no choice but to start the redness regiment all over. I've tried to "pat" it on my face but that doesn't work either. I end up with an even redder face.
Ericka from Minnesota
I use this every day to cover my Rosacea.
I love this
Annie from TX
I have red, sensitive, acne prone skin. This comes out green to cancel redness. It has toned down my redness so much. I experienced no white cast or break outs. I love it.
Angie from Evansville, IN
Can't tell that it does anything for my redness. It clumps and is difficult to smooth out t even when extra time is allowed for moisturizer to absorb. I probably won't purchase this product again.
Great soothing base
Dogmomprof from Columbus, Ohio
This is a really nice primer/base. I have sensitive skin w/ocular rosacea and Clinique is one of the few brands I can use. This gives a nice light coverage w/some sun protection (even sunblocks for rosacea irritate me so the 15spf is fine). It can get a little clumpy when applied over the redness solutions moisturizer (also fab); but just use a makeup spong and it evens out. It absorbs quickly and looks natural.
KaraJeane from Huntersville, NC
As other reviews have said, it's pretty thick and not always easy to spread- I like using it with the pore refining lotion. Does a good job of smoothing out the skin
Every Day Lifesaver
Cori from Illinois
It's all in the name - This truly is my "daily protective base" to minimize redness and to prime my face for makeup. I have mild rosacea and the Clinique Redness Solutions products are the only ones that have been able to help me maintain my redness. This protective base is my favorite item in the collection... It's a staple in my daily routine and nothing has ever come close to replacing it!
Clumpy and inaffective
tinted. from MO
This is a pain to smooth out. If my rosacea is super bad sometimes I will use it, but I have to put it on, let it set for 15-20 minutes, smooth out or remove and clumps, and then apply foundation. It also doesnt blend very well and can leave you with a green tint.
use Under makeup
Dottie from Santa Fe NM
I seem to get some irritation from it and it only partially covers the redness in my cheeks. I have switched to liquid bare minerals with the hope of covering this redness. It is only fair in my estimation. I'm not as happy as I'd hoped I'd be.
I can't tell it does anything
Whitney from Tennessee
Not crazy about this base. I thought it was suppose to cover the redness and I can't tell that it does anything. I however like the redness reducer face cleanser and moisturizer. I however won't purchase this again.
Thick but effective
AC from Massachussetts
This product is effective in masking redness, and I love that it has SPF. However, of all the primers I've used, I'm surprised how thick this one is. It is not very easy to spread without mildly dragging the skin (which makes my skin redder!) I've switched back to my other primer only because this formula is too thick for my personal taste.
Great product, but drying
orangena18 from Dupont, PA
I love Clinique skin care, but this was a tad bit disappointing just because it dried out my skin. I have super sensitive & uneven skin. I used the 72 hour moisture surge moisturizer then the primer. However, it worked well on correcting redness, but left my skin a bit dry. I'll still continue to use it, but if you have dry skin, I don't recommend this product.
Mona from Texas
This product makes a really good base for under your makeup! I use it everyday. This redness solution base does work and I love it and I would recommend for everyone to try it if you have redness on your skin!
cristina from moldova
These products are just amazing love them
Use it every morning
Kapar from South Carolina
I use this product every morning before my make up. It is thicker than the other redness solutions cream but it is still easy to apply. The green tint helps conceal some of the redness. I like that it has SPF in it as well.