Clinque's product claim is...
-What It Is:
A mild, medicated formula that fights acne.
-What it is formulated to do:
This cleansing foam helps clear and prevent acne. It gently removes dirt and excess oil while fighting acne breakouts, leaving skin soft, smooth, and comfortable.
I found that this cleanser absoultly helps with my acne. I havent' been breaking out as bad since I have been using this. I don't even have to use the whole three step system to see results, just this product alone. I do think that it leaves my skin soft and smooth, but after I use it I get a bit of that residue that cleansers can often leave behind. I didn't get that super clean face feeling.
On the back of the cleanser's packaging, in the directions it says to pump the product two to three times for optimal results. Yet another downside to this was I ended up having to use seven to even be able to have enough to clean my whole face. When you pump the cleanser out, it foams nicely, but as you begin to wash your face, the foam disappears. Like it never really was foam in the first place! This was one of the most disappointing things about the product. It will cost you a pretty penny at about $18.50, and a little does not get you a long way. I can find drugstore cleansers that can do just as well of a job for less than half of the price tag.
See what I mean? The foaming power of this is just not there.
If you have the money to spend on this product, please be warned that it is also very drying. I found my skin is peeling a bit around my nose and forehead because it has dried my skin out so much. I even followed with a great moisturizer. This would probably be the ideal product for those who have oily skin. Since I have normal/combo skin, this probably dried me out too much as it is aimed to those with oily skin.
If this seems like it could be the product for you, I recommend you try it. Everyone has different skin types, and this may be the product for you! It just didn't cut it for me in terms of price, drying and residue.
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