Rated 4.39 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I have every acne medication
I received a sample of this from I forget where, you know those sugar sized packets. I normally dont like trying samples on my face because I end up breaking out. I have super sensitive skin, did laser for acne, it made my skin worse. I was using a mail order product which they would send out shipments too often and it was pricey, after I stopped using that product my face was terrible, I couldn't even believe it.
I started using mild soap and spot acne treatments, it got a little better, not by much. It was at that point I saw the sample I had laying around and thought it has the same ingredients as what the spot treatments I use so I'll give it a try.
AS SOON AS YOU APPLY IT YOU CAN FEEL IT WORKING, no lie! I applied it to my breakouts but when I felt it working I decided to use all over my entire face. I IMMEDIATELY followed up w/a moisturizer, you will feel your face tightening up, so moisturize, it doesn't stop this stuff from working. The next day I noticed the breakouts were drying up QUICK! The packet lasted a few days, after that I had to buy it, my face looks almost like an adult, instead of a teen.
Most Helpful Critical Review disappointed
I wanted to like this so much because I use Clinique soap, lotion and other beauty products but this did nothing for me. I had an allergic reaction to a different non-Clinique beauty product that caused me to breakout. I usually only have hormonal breakouts so I wouldn't use daily the product normally. The first time using it I applied at night spot treating.When I woke up, the redness went down and the acne, swelling seemed to be slightly less so I washed my face and spot applied again. After applying morning and night everything was still there days later. It all went down somewhat mostly in swelling but it was all still there. I am fair skinned so blemishes really stand out and this product did not help me with hiding them or make them go away any faster. I feel like I would've had the same results using nothing. The product didn't dry my skin around blemishes so that was nice. I also like how I could spot treat and the product dried fast creating a barrier between the blemish/acne and skin surface so I could apply makeup. However, be warned that barrier the gel creates over the acne is visible in camera, bright lighting under makeup. I kept trying this product with just clean face, with lotion, with makeup, without makeup, it didn't matter the results are the same: nothing. I think the product only worked the first couple of days for me cause I wanted it to lol. I used for 2 weeks and acne didn't improve any better than using nothing. I will stick with Neutrogena On-The-Spot treatment. I have had good results in the past with that. I am disappointed in Clinique. I don't know how this works or dried out others but it's useless for me.
Reviewed by 295 customers I used it when an unwanted fried appears on my face.
MJ from CO
I use it after washing my face.
Em from Illinois
I swear by this product. I use it as a spot treatment and I see a difference same day. When I have a bad breakout I apply twice a day and it makes the blemish smaller and reduces redness in no time. I love love lovvveee this product!!!
Great spot treatment
Maria from USA
It is effective and reduces inflammation and redness of the acne. It also heals it quickly.
The best spot treatment
Jess from Michigan
I never write reviews but this stuff works great! It makes a noticeable difference with each use.
Great spot treatment
Jessica from CA
I'm 38 and I use this for a spot treatment when acne crops up. My 11 year old also uses it as a daily preventative on her T-Zone and it's really helped her reduce breakouts in general
This is my go to gel. It is the BEST!
JenK from Columbus, OH
I use this every night. Along with a moisturizer. It keeps my face clear and has also helped with shrinking my pores.
Robin from North Providence
It's a great product it really works
Made me burn,dry and break out more .
kla_067 from Ms
This product made my skin burn and I see why just reading some of the ingredients the two that made me burn/irritating are denatured alcohol and witch hazel denatured alcohol can cause irritation and can be really drying and burning witch hazel can cause irritation it also made me break out . Your better off getting the peace out pimple patches ✌️.
Effective High Concentrate
SunnyGirl87 from LA
I've used Clinique Salycilic Acid product for about 20 years. It is predictable, great to combine with Benzoyl Peroxide for prevention and acne treatment. SA is a strong BHA so, skin test for reactions, build up to daily or # times a week effective at preventing acne. Good for deep clearing pores of dirt and sebum that causes acne. Supposed to help refine pores.
Peekok from Oklahoma
This is fast acting and works over your moisturizer!!
Lauren from MO
I use the clearing gel for breakouts, I put on after cleansing and toning. It dries quickly and does not feel sticky or Cakey afterwards.
I woke up with a pimple, I placed the clearing gel after my skincare routine and by then end of the day it was noticeably smaller. I reapplied before bed and woke up and the spot was hardly noticeable!
This stuff is amazing and works faster than anything else I've ever tried!
Doesn't really work
Ash from Houston
The most results I've seen from this product is shrinking larger pimples to smaller ones over a span of hours. I used this in conjunction with the foaming acne face wash and they both seemed to flop in my opinion. Waste of money. Skin feels tight and stiff when applied..a little goes a long way.
tiffanikki from San Diego, California
Purchased this product after reading all the glowing reviews. I recently encountered post-partum hormonal acne. I can't say it's different than other products I've tried. I use it as a spot treatment and it's definitely tackled my acne within a day or two (NOT overnight). My pimples did seem smaller the next day. It doesn't dry out my skin either. The bottle is tiny and expensive, but a little product goes a long way and it dries quickly.
My daughter loves this product
LC from Tarzana,Ca.
It's the only this game that keeps her face clear.
The only thing that works for me!
Lindsay B from Dorothy, Nj
I've struggled with cystic acne for years. My face used to throb it would get so inflamed, I used to be too embarrassed to go to work or leave my house. I've gone through countless products, and doctors prescribed medication. Nothing has worked, this clearing gel changed my life. My face is completely clear now! I've always loved Clinique, but now I won't use any other product on my face. I'm constantly getting remarks on how great and clear my skin is looking. Thank you Clinique!!!
Definitely buy this product again!
Krem from Chicago, Illinois
I just do a spot treatment on my pimple and let it dry. Make sure to use a good moisturizer after.
I liked it
Andrea D from CT
I'm currently pregnant and began to break out pretty bad. So far this has helped a lot with the breakouts. I was a little skeptical at first because of the gel texture, but it doesn't leave my skin dry at all.
There's a reason skin influencers are recommending it!
Sofía from DC
I am not usually the person to write a review but this product warrants it. Sometimes with pimple treatment products, they are so strong that you are only supposed to put them on the pimples themselves. However, in the instructions for this product, it says that you can use it for specific pimples or as a general treatment by using a thin layer on the whole face.
I like to use it in specific areas. I don't put it on my whole face but I have some red areas between my nose and my cheeks that have a couple pimples, scars and are very red. Since using this product, the redness has decreased, my pimples are gone and I feel so much more confident. Everyone has asked my what product I have been using.
Yes, it is expensive but a small drop goes a long way and I am able to cover every problem area of my face. I will definitely buying another one when I run out.
Not as good as the old stuff
Bebe from NY
I was devastated when they discontinued the gel-lotion but was recommended this as a replacement. Honestly, I think this stuff is absolutely terrible. It does nothing but dry out my face with one use. It has a terrible burn that the gel-lotion never had and is not at all moisturizing. As another kick in the pants, it didn't clear my acne at all, just made more from drying out my skin. I think it's a terrible replacement from the previous product and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
I swear by this!
Lizzie from Florida
I used to use this YEARS ago but stopped because I felt like it didn't work anymore. However, my skin has been breaking out recently and nothing seemed to work. I tried Neutrogena and The Ordinary and neither seemed to give me the results I wanted. I just started this a couple days ago and my skin is already clearing up. I will continue to use this from now on.
Mar from NC
I used this for 2 days and practically all the pimples I put it on are gone or not noticeable. 10/10 would recommend. Quite expensive for such little bottle but totally worth your money!!!
Rowan from Iowa
I use this as a spot treatment 2 times a day on pimples and WOW pimples are gone in like 2 days. Way faster than my old benzoyl peroxide neutrogena spot treatments. I threw those away after 3 days of using this! I'll never go back. It does tend to dry fast so you need to work quickly and it's a little watery so it comes out of the container fast. Haven't tried it as an all over treatment yet
I DO NOT LEAVE REVIEWS
Jackie from Dallas, TX
I literally never ever leave reviews for anything but this product! Omg it was the absolute most amazing product. I'm not sure why I've been having very bad break outs lately and it's just single pimples so I've been researching what I could do. I finally found someone who recommended this product. I applied it as a spot treatment after my regular skin care routing at night and within minutes I could feel the results. My pimples felt smaller and yes a bit drier. In the morning one of them was completely gone and the others practically not noticeable. I bought the smaller one but once I run out I will be purchasing the larger bottle. Definitely 10/10
Best acne treatment out there
Tiffini from Oregon
I bought the sample size of this product to test it because I'm very sensitive and have a be prone skin. After about a week o noticed HUGE changes in my skin and now I've use the whole sample size and I'm coming baby to buy the big one. HIGHLY recommend if you have combination-oily/dry-acne prone skin!
Great spot treatment
KL from Baltimore
Great spot treatment. Dries up without causing an issue.