Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel

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Clinique takes acne treatment to the next-level with the introduction of Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel. Despite the perception that acne is only a skin condition that teens suffer from, you might be surprised to know that 20% of adults suffer from the condition, too.

Fortunately for me, acne is not something I’ve ever had to deal with, but both of my sisters have, so I understand the frustration. Acne sufferers try a variety of treatments to address concerns, which gets to be time-consuming and expensive. And sometimes, an ingredient that works to solve one problem, can actually aggravate another.

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel implements a 4-in-1 Clearing Complex to help treat and prevent future breakouts, combining exfoliating and anti-blemish agents with sebum-controlling and anti-irritant agents. Also, the unique alcohol and water base provides quick absorption while witch hazel water helps minimize excess surface oil and tightens pores.

The 4-in-1 Clearing Complex works this way:

  • Anti-acne: Salicylic Acid clears away dead surface cells that clog pores to help resolve and prevent breakouts.
  • Control-oil: Laminaria Saccharina helps normalize the excess production of oil.
  • Non-irritating: Sea Whip Extract calms and soothes skin and helps reduce surface redness.
  • Exfoliate: Salicylic Acid promotes healthy cell turnover.

Clinique has always been at the forefront of the skincare category, delivering products that work and ones that consumers trust. With the introduction of Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel, Clinique delivers a highly effective yet gentle approach for treating acne right at home. In a 12 week acne reduction study, Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is clinically proven to treat blemishes with results as good as a leading topical acne prescription drug.

While I can’t speak to long-term use, I have used Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel to spot-treat a stress-related breakout. I found this product to be non-irritating, non-drying and effective at clearing up the breakout.

Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is available in two sizes, 15 ml ($17) and 30ml ($25) is available at Clinique counters in department stores including Nordstrom, Sephora and also at

Disclosure:  A Press sample has been provided by the brand/PR for editorial consideration, product testing and review. Affiliate links have been used in the post, which means a small commission is earned.


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