Rated 4.49 out of 5 stars
I am 59 years young. I have had two major bouts with severe acne in my adult life where I required Accutane. I have struggled to find a really great cleanser for my skin to alleviate the breakouts and really take away the blackheads which lead to breakouts. I am still under the care of a derm but treatment has not been perfect. I tried this product with much doubt. Boy was I wrong!! This takes awake the blackheads (I following cleansing with the Clinique Clarifying lotion) and makes my skin so much clearer and youthful looking. I get impacted blackheads that are awful and the Covid masks make it worse (despite changing everyday), but this cleanser takes care of everything. I have been using it twice a day, but will caution that you may have to go to one of the other Clinique cleansers as twice a day may be a bit harsh for sensitive skin. I used Clinique in college and moved away from it for some reason. Glad I am back.
I am looking for a few new skin scrubs and potions :) As I look at the ingredients in each I was thrilled to see no Shea (a tree nut which many people react to! - if you notice any hives, itching, redness, swelling, or even additional bumps/breakouts, check your label for Shea!) as well as thrilled to see no almond or other nuts!
That said, I was very surprised to see BHT on the list for this product! It is banned in many countries and still "up for discussion" in the USA as an additive in cosmetics. There are scientific abstracts which show in numerous studies that this chemically produced additive can cause potential reactions. (Ingesting it is a whole other issue) Clinique, you are the go to, the leader in safe, pure skincare and cosmetics. It would be fabulous if your engineers could revisit ingredient lists and remove harsh chemicals and overlooked allergens. (Lavender, chamomile, almond, walnut, shea, moringa, marula, and argan are all high on the list of supposed "great for your skin" allergens)
Please always remain as clean, safe, and pure as you are!!
PS Calyx has been my "go to" fragrance for over 20 years whenever I know I will be outdoors with a lot of mosquitoes! Especially when I'm golfing! Bugs HATE green scents! Calyx not only smells fantastic, it helps keep those pesky buggers away! Bravo! (Could you please add powder to the Calyx line?)
Lisa from Glen Burnie , MD
It makes my skin so clean and it feels wonderful after using this after a full day
PKBear from Atlanta, GA
This is an excellent product that keeps my skin break out free!
KN from FL
After 3 weeks, so far I don't see that this product serves me as expected. It says it would remove buildups - so far I don't see any signs of it. The one thing I did notice, unfortunately, is developing a couple of really bad acnes.
Robyn from Minnesota
My favorite face cleanser! Love the way my face feels while - and after - using it!
Diane K from Indianapolis
I like to use this before I shower, rinsing it off in the shower. It makes my skin feel really clean and smooth.
Cristina from Florida
Leaves my complexion smooth and fresh.
Devon from WA
I got this cleanser + exfoliant as part of a summer bonus bag. While it wasn't on my shopping list, I was very pleased with the product! Every summer I struggle with acne on my back and chest. This clears it up! It's the only thing that has worked!
Matt from Miami
This is the best cleanser I've ever used having oily skin! It is difficult to find a product that can actually help your skin to keep it clean and in my case remove excess of oil. Since I started using this product I even noticed having less breakouts on my skin!
Keyions from Indianapolis
This was my first time trying this and it made my skin feel so soft and clean afterwards.
FloridaGirl13 from Orlando
This stuff is great, I will repurchase again!
Rachel9090 from Washington, DC
I wasn't happy with this product. I began to break out after using this (it was the only change in my skincare routine) and it did the opposite of its promise - my skin wasn't smooth after using. It was tougher than when I started. I am disappointed.
Preety from Yuba city
This product is cool and makes skin smooth and soft after first use this product. Love it .
Tonia from Lakewood
Great product and it solved my dry issues
Jay Marie from NY
I actually bought this a while ago and just started using it last month and I absolutely love it. This has to be the best exfoliater I have ever bought, it's perfect in every way. Gets my skin nice and clean and I also feel like it moisturizes it as well.
LMFE from New Jersey
Deb from IN
I've always used the 7-day scrub cream and didn't like that I had to cleanse first with a separate product. Thank you Clinique!
Nik from Va
This scrub is amazing. I use it before the foam cleanser for oily skin in the pink tube. My face is squeaky clean afterwards but never irritated or flaky like some cleansers do to my skin. Moisture Surge 100h also keeps it hydrated but not oily. Great addition to my routine.
Petite K from Georgia
Equivalent to - or better than! - a motorized facial brush. I have oily skin and the first thing I want to do after I get home is wash my face. I was initially concerned that the smaller granules would not cleanse as well as some some scrubs, but as I continued to wash, my skin felt cleaner and smoother. This is without a doubt my all-time favorite cleanser!
Lara from Colorado
This face cleanser is superb! It is very gentle but yet exfoliates. It leaves your skin feeling really soft and I never feel like there is residual makeup still on my face. It cleans off all my makeup and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and soft. Please, NEVER stop selling this Clinique!!
Elle from Verona, WI
Disclaimer: my skin is slightly sensitive, but not very. After using this the first time, I saw a bit of irritation but figured my skin was just purging. Same for the second. Third, even worse but I didn't think much of it. The fourth time… my skin turns bright red. It's incredibly itchy and painful. It felt like it was burning. Do not buy this.
Rachel from Quakertown, PA
Clinique is the master of face products. I often breakout when I try to wash my face with anything, which is why I do better when I just remove makeup and put on serum/moisturizer without washing. But about once every two I weeks, I need to exfoliate to give myself a deep clean, and I'm left with fresh, clear skin when I use this. Clinique never disappoints me with their face products: cleansers, makeup removers, moisturizers, etc.. This exfoliator is a winner.
Natalia from Temecula, California
This is the best solution between scrub and washing. One day we received this as a gift and found it to work for both of us: me and my husband for everyday use. Making a new order and will definitely add this product again. Thank you Clinique:)
ECF81 from FL
I double cleanse with this scrub and I love it. It cleanses without over drying and cleans out pores like a vacuum. My blackheads were noticeably reduced after one use. A must-have part of my regimen.
Nicole87 from Chicago
Got this from a gift set. It is a kind of jelly cleanser with bamboo beets in it. I only use it in summer or once a week in winter because I'm dry skin. Personally I prefer that kind of gentle cleanser but this could be used once a while.
Teresa from Raleigh
My skin feels and looks better after using for a short period of time.