This cleanser is not that good or that bad. It's just average.
It doesn't strip my skin or make it dry (by the way, I'm combination oily) or make it even more oily. But it doesn't do the cleansing that well too..
Good thing about this product is it's cheap and it's lasts for months and the package will make u want to purchase this product. It shouts like "Buy me, I'm in Clinique 3 step, and I worked!"
Oh well, not giving any huge result for me...
Unfortunately this product did not do it for me. I used to wash my face wit this but to be honest it did not help much. It did not clear my acne, did not do anything for my face but it could have been worse it's not like this product is terrible but it rly has to be used with the right skin type.
ONLY FACE WASH THAT HAS EVER WORKED ON ME
I cannot live without this cleanser. I don't know how I ever survived without it to be honest. I have sensitive, dry combination skin and I use the oily formula.
A few years ago when I was 19, I stopped taking a certain medication and a constellation of acne formed on my forehead and it only got worse when I moved to Nicaragua. In Nicaragua, I had to use a lot of sun screen (which breaks me out like crazy) and I was exposed to dirt and dust a lot more. I tried a multitude of cleansers from different brands but nothing worked.
When I turned 20 I figured I should try Clinique because it has such a great reputation for working on sensitive skin. I was recommended the oily formula by the lady who worked at the counter. She told me to use it twice a day.
After three days of using this cleanser twice a day, the acne I had been struggling with for a year had completely disappeared. I now only use it once a day, in the morning when I'm in the shower. If I'm having a skin crisis I go back to using it twice a day. I'm now almost 22 and my acne has stayed away thanks to the continuous use of this product.
It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin. It leaves a really fresh and clean feeling after rinsing. It really just cleans it but does not strip it. I can't believe the difference in my skin since I started using it. It's my holy grail!!!
A Great Product
Although I buy my cleansers over-the-counter now, I used this product for a while. I really like that it has no scent whatsoever, because I have extraordinarily sensitive skin. It also foams up really nicely to remove all traces of dirt and make-up, but it doesn't strip your skin of moisture.
So I would suffer from hormonal acne and at first this product made my blemishes more visible, but after a week of using this product my texture of skin changed and the cosmetologist told me this product brings all the bacteria to the surface and then you shouldn't break out anymore. I'll give it one more week to see if it actually works on my skin.
I'm not a fan of this. I find that this formula does not foam up at all, which kind of leaves me with the feeling that my face isn't really cleaned. It does not clean off makeup well at all! Especailly mascara and eyeliner, it will just leave black rings around your eyes. I've tired Clinque cleansers before and have loved those, this one did not do it for me. I also didn't like how it doesn't have a smell, things that don't have smells doesn't mean that it's natural or filled with good things. A lot of the time chemical are put in to kill smell. I know that this is part of their 3 step system, but Clinque has other great cleansers that you can just substitue into the system.
Best Cleanser Ever!
I've been using this cleanser for years and I don't think I'll ever stop. It's kept my skin clear & feeling fresh after every time I use it! Also I love the pump packaging as well how much product you get in one bottle.
Classic packaging, and really great product.
I will start by saying that if the price turns you off to this product, then I would highly recommend trying the Cetaphil line. I used Cetaphil religiously for a year before this product, and switched after learning that this brand is formulated for sensitive skin with an array of skin concerns. No fragrance, no colors, and great range of products. My skin changes with the weather, so I alternate between the oily formula and the mild formula. It keeps my skin clean and clear, doesn't irritate or dry out my skin, and it washes clean with no residue.