Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars
I had written a review previously on this product that wasn't very flattering. It was based on a sample I received at my local Clinique counter. However, I think the consultant accidentally put a different (stronger) clarifying lotion in the container (or, perhaps it was contaminated in some way since it came from the counter's sample bottle), because I recently purchased a brand new bottle from the store (thinking I'd give it another try), and so far I have had no problems with it whatsoever. It seems very gentle and mild with no noticeable smell. I have very sensitive rosacea-prone skin, and I have experienced NO redness, itching, dryness or irritation. In fact, my skin feels soft, hydrated, and it actually has a glow to it. All I've been using is the extra mild cleanser, the 1.0 exfoliator, and the Dramatically Different cream in the jar twice a day. I'm so glad I gave this product another chance!. If Clinique does decide to bring back the old version of this product due to customer demand, I hope they will continue making this version as well for those of us who now don't want to be without it.
I realize writing this review is likely pointless - the old version of the mild clarifying lotion is gone, and never coming back. But just in case Clinique reads this review, I want them to know that the previous mild lotion was the only product I ever found that completely cleared up my acne and gave me great skin. For seven years, it was the magic bullet in my skin routine. Instead of curing my acne, this new lotion makes me break out. To say I'm disappointed is an extreme understatement.
Ekaterina from Tashkent
I use this lotion for more than a year and I really like it. It makes my face feel so good after cleaning because water in my city makes skin very dry, despite the fact that I use Clinique facial soap for washing. I will keep purchasing it!
Jessica from Houston, TX
I can feel a difference when using the toner. it doesn't take much so it lasts a while. my only suggestion is having some kind of a better distribute. it'd be nice if it had where you could squrt a little bit on a cotton ball.
Patricia from Columbia, SC
It leaves my skin feeling refreshed.
Naomi from Sunset, Louisiana
It doesn't work nor does it work with other products I plan to implement.
Mary L from New York
I have flaky skin from trentinoin and this has been perfect for smoothing and removing flakes before skincare/makeup. I appreciate how gentle and effective it is, there's no burning or sensitivity after using twice a day. Would definitely recommend this as an exfoliator for someone with super dry/sensitive skin.
Mary-June from Woodland Hills, CA
Absolutely great for mature, drying skin. I am middle aged and decided to try the 1.0 Clarifying Lotion from Clinique again. When I was younger I always used number 3 and then 2. And then I stopped using it. But my mature skin still needs the cell turnover that creates bright and soft looking skin. And this alcohol free version is fantastic. It gives my skin a very clean look and after 2 weeks of once daily use I looked younger. Yeah!! Twice a week I replace it with the Clarifying do-over peel. That's another great product to promote cell turnover and create beautiful skin.
Carla from WV
Had given up on toners because of dry sensitive skin until I found this. Have been using several months and I find it very gentle..no tingle or dry patches.
Tootie from Sun City West. AZ
This is the one for dry skin
Stevie from Vancouver, Washington
I love this product. I don't have to do much with it. I have combination skin but mostly Dry, and this has renewed my skin and it looks so pretty. I have only been using it a week but so far I love it and it will be apart of my daily until something better comes up.
Dakota from Fresno
Love love love
My skin feels tights and moisturized, not dry or greasy and so fresh. Notice a difference in skin texture too and brightness!
Jordyn from Union, Missouri
For a long time I was scared to incorporate an exfoliant into my routine, because I have VERY dry, flaky, and super sensitive skin. My skin has gotten to the point that it was screaming it needs help exfoliating. The Clinique consultant at Ulta recommended me this product, and with it being 50% off at the time I decided to give it a go. It's amazing! It's SUPER gentle, non-drying, and doesn't make my skin feel right afterwards at all. No burning whatsoever, it just feels like water honestly. My skin feels super soft after using and looks glowing. I should have bought both bottles! Highly recommend for all my super dry and sensitive skin girlies.
Kanna from Chicago IL
I used the mild clarifying lotion for years back to when it was called the aloe based clarifier. This product is not even close to that product. Instead of camping my rosacea it causes it to flare up. It also causes patches of dryness on my face. Please bring back the old product and stop trying to pass this one off as the replacement.
Kathy from Winter Garden
I've been using Clinique toner 1 for years but this is the first time trying this version. I love it. Doesn't dry my super dry skin and has a slight exfoliating property to it. My skin feels and looks good after using. I will be buying this product from now on.
Jacqueline from Las Vegas, Nevada
I'm allergic to alot of products but clinque haas never failed me
Jody from North Carolina
A big thank you to Rose Mary the consultant in Ulta of Florence SC..
She was absolutely the best.. Everything that she selected for me to try was perfect..
The clarifying Lotion is a great asset to my skincare routine.
Rosemary A. from Arlington TX
I was able to use my store coupon with the help of the manager abd would highly recommend the Mansfield store!
Lili from Arizona
I LOVE this mild yet effective toner. I only use it nightly and I have been seen results within a week. My pores are refined, my skin is less dry and sensitive and my tone is more even. I have always exfoliated my skin (chemical exfoliators) but this gives me the best results ever with NO irritation whatsoever.The formula is amazing and I can't believe this product doesn't get enough praise. In my opinion, it's perfect.
Judy from Magalia, Ca
I was using Clarifying toner 2. which is fine at night. In the morning I shave my face and if using the 2 it's was to strong and found Clarifying in 1.0 ( no alcohol ) it's excellent and if you have sensitive skin it's perfect. Comes in the large bottle but it's a lot of product. I will finish up my 2 and use the 1.0 for my routine for night and morning.
JenNC73 from NC
I needed something for sensitive skin that was not too harsh so I tried this. I was shocked at how much dirt came off of my skin even without makeup on. I use it in the morning and at bedtime. Many of my dark spots from the sun have disappeared and my skin appears smoother. I've been using it for about a month.
Vjones from WV
Not for me. This actually caused irritation and breakouts. Will be ordering reg clarifying lotion.
Honey from Georgia
I love this toner! I'm 59 w/combo skin that is getting drier & drier. I was experiencing horrible breakouts due to stress and moving to to a much drier climate. Sooo I turned to Clinique! Wow! My face cleared up & looks great. This toner is very effective & gentle. I use it twice a day without fail along with my other Clinique products. Thanks, Clinique! I will be a lifetime customer!
Mayra from Waterbury
I love this product it really helps with the flaking I have on my forehead
Noir Queen from Missouri
I use this after I use the clinque 2 and 1 exfoliating face wash. Are the clinque 7 day scrub, this is one of my holy grails I love it. It really cleans in exfoliate your face!
RMSM from Oklahoma, United States
This exfoliating toner is great. It's very gentle and soothing but still exfoliates. It never irritates skin, makes skin burn/tingle or turn red. It's great for sensitive skin types who can't tolerate alcohol in a product.
Jade from California
This is a great gentle exfoliating toner with 1% salicylic acid. It's great for those looking to address mild texture issues, and provides light hydration. I prefer this to their other toner/lotions since it is alcohol free and isn't as harsh on my sensitive, acne-prone skin. The bottle is also very large and lasts me at least 2 months when used twice daily.