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I have oily and spot prone skin. It can be kept under control but I need to ensure that I properly remove my make up at the end of the day to ensure that I don't get new blemishes. For this purpose, I bought the Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam by Clinique after having been happy with a similar product by Simple.
What does the product do?
The product has been designed in order to remove dirt, oil and make up from the skin. It unclogs the pores which prevents blemishes from forming leaving the skin clean and clear. It also calms and soothes sensitive skin and also reduces the redness of your complexion. The mild product leaves the skin soft and smooth, as well as comfortable and completely fresh. The product is suitable for use on all skin types.
How do you use the product?
The product should be applied to damp skin. You need to dispense a couple of pumps of the cleanser into your hands and massage it onto the face, carefully avoiding the eye area. Once you've done that then you rinse the product off the skin and follow it up with a good moisturiser. It can be used both in the mornings and in the nights.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a plastic bottle which is pale pastel green and which has no decoration other than a C for Clinique and some extra information about the product on the bottle. The top half of the bottle is a white pump and you push down on it in order to dispense the cleanser. The dispenser is protected with a clear cap. The product will cost you around £14 for 125ml of the cleanser and it can be bought from stores with a Clinique counter such as Debenhams and Boots, as well as a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product comes out as a foam which you push down on the dispenser, as is suggested by the name of the product. The foam is light and bubbly, and it doesn't seem like it's going to do a very good job at cleansing the skin. The product has a slightly medicinal aroma, which although isn't exactly pleasant, it isn't offensive either. The product is easy to dispense from the bottle and when the skin is wet, the foam glides easy onto the skin. It doesn't feel like it's going to do a particularly good job as you massage it onto the skin. It is gentle and doesn't irritate my skin in any way which is a good thing as sometimes Clinique products can be too strong for my skin.
The product is easy to rinse off and when I pat my face dry, no product comes off on the towel which means it must have deeply cleansed my face because I wear a lot. My skin does feel tight or dry after use which means that it doesn't strip my skin although I do still wear a moisturiser straight after use. The product hasn't caused any blemishes to develop on my skin and my skin has been clear since application. Whether it is any better than the Simple foaming cleanser is hard to say and as that costs almost a quarter of the price then I would probably just buy that one in the future even though it is a perfectly good cleanser.
All in all, this is a good cleanser which leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean. It looks clear and in a good condition, and it has prevented any blemishes from developing on my skin. It is gentle and gets rid of all of my make up. The product is expensive so although I can't fault the cleanser, there are cheaper cleanses which work just as well so I probably wouldn't purchase it just because of the cost.
I know this probably sounds a bit weird, but surely no one 'likes' cleansing. Everything about it, I just don't like. Soap makes my skin feel tight, I can't do with the faff of cotton wool and creams, and then rinsing, and splashing water in my face is my worst nightmare. So cleansing my oily, blemish prone skin was always an annoyance. Something which had to be done, but I hated it. Until clinique brought out this cleansing foam.
It is in the anti-blemish range, so if you have skin like mine and are prone to blemishes and spots, this is aimed at you. The anti-blemish range has products in it which are used in acne medicine. Obviously not very strong in their skin care range, but it is a bit of extra umph to banish those blemishes.
It costs £14.50 for 125ml which does seem a bit pricey, but from my experience it is worth it. In the tube it is a liquid which when pumped out, turns into foam. This is really soft and light which you rub onto your skin, and then rinse it off with water.
Of course moisturising is always suggested after cleansing, but with this foam, your skin doesn't feel as though it is screaming for a bit of moisture after. I have found with some cleansers and soaps, that skin can feel really tight and dry and even itchy after use, but this foam doesn't have this effect. I have also found, that after regular use, along with other products in the anti-blemish range, my skin is noticeably better.
Initially I hated this cleanser. I used it for a couple of days and it dried out my (somewhat sensitive) skin. I abandoned it and went back to my trusty Soap and Glory Cleanser.
However, after a particularly bad breakout of spots I decided to give it another go. Again, it dried out my skin at first, but I decided to persevere with it. Fast forward a few days and I had soft, smooth, blemish-free skin. I was so impressed that I went out and bought the other 2 counterparts in the three-step anti-blemish system, the clarifying lotion and the day moisturiser. The three work fantastically in harmony and I can honestly say that they've had a remarkable effect on my skin. I've never had such smooth skin in my life; I used to exfoliate pretty much every day but now my skin is so smooth that I'll exfoliate maybe once a week maximum. Admittedly, I still get the odd spot and I feel that I have to use a rich night moisturiser to prevent my skin from drying out slightly. Nonetheless, my skin is clearer than it has been in years.
With an RRP of £13, it's not the cheapest cleanser on the market. Nonetheless, it's hardly the most expensive either, and the pump dispenser and foaming formula means that the 125ml bottle lasts ages (I'd estimate 3-4 months used twice daily). In my opinion, it's excellent value for money.
The Clinique website describes this cleanser perfectly: 'Mild cleansing foam helps clear and prevent blemishes. Removes dirt and excess oil. Unclogs pores. Calms, soothes, reduces the look of redness. Skin feels soft, smooth, comfortable.'
The reason I have used this product was due to the 3 step system recommended to me by the sale consultant while I was trying to find a solution to my aggressive acne problem. The cleansing foam is the step 1 of the 3 step anti-blemish unit and pledges to work by clearing the dirt from the pores and leaving your skin silky smooth. My experience, however, seems to be against this claim.
From the appearance, it looks like any other generic Clinique products; simple looking but the plastic was of pretty good quality. The bottle colour is of pale turquoise and opaque. It has a pump attached which is easy to use; it can easily be pressed down to dispense the foam. Also it has a clear cap for the pump to stop the bacterial contamination.
Since it being the step 1, its application is for when you're washing up your face either during shower or in the morning. The recommended amount is 2-3 pumps, but 2 pumps was enough for me. However you have to make sure that you shake the bottle quite rigorously before pressing the pump as not to waste the expensive liquid product. The problem I have is that the foam itself does not remove the make up and only cleanse your skin. Therefore my first application was quite disastrous as I found streaks of make up when I got out of the shower. Also the foam doesn't work (i.e. turns into liquid) if your face is too wet, so I suggests you simply wipe your face with your hand before applying; otherwise you might find yourself reaching for another pump.
As for the smell, I didn't really find it problematic; it has a slight wet clinical smell to it. Due to it, I think you get a professionally cleansing sensation form it. Also I didn't have any irritation or allergic reactions to it. As for the effectiveness, that's where I have to disagree. I have an oily skin with an oily T zone which is a breeding ground for acnes. From my experience, I didn't feel like the produce has made any significant difference to my blemish problem. Also it can cause dryness after long-term use and thus might not be for people with dry skin. However it does give you a silky smooth skin after each use.
At the price of around £15 per 200 ml bottle, it certainly is at the top of the price range for cleansing products (note that I bought mine about 1 year ago and then stopped using this so the price is likely to have increased). Since I have to apply at least 2 pumps per use, the bottle lasts for about 3 months at most. I have stopped at my 3rd bottle since I felt like it wasn't making a change expect that my purse was getting lighter.
Overall, I don't think this product works well especially on its own. Besides at quite a high price, it does hurt to give this a go only to find that it worsens your acne problems. This is only my opinion and anyone is welcome to give this a go. There is a smaller, and cheaper, size available I believe.
I bought this cleanser a couple of months ago when I was having quite a bad hormonal breakout. My skin has settled down again since then, but I still use this product a few times a week, just to help keep things at bay.
Within a couple of days of use, the blemishes were starting to heal, and they haven't scarred (my skin scars really easily). I haven't had a really bad breakout since buying this, and those I have had cleared up more quickly than I would have expected before using it.
On thing I will say is that my skin (which is combination and slightly sensitive) finds this cleanser to be too harsh for everyday use. After about two or three days of continuous use I find the skin at the side of my lip starting to crack, and I can feel my skin all over getting tight and uncomfortable. I therefore use a gentler cleanser for my regular routine, and use the Anti-Blemish Solutions if I feel a breakout coming on, or if I feel the need for a deeper cleanse - for example after the gym or in really hot weather. For someone with very oily skin I can imagine this cleanser would work well for every day.
Overall, this has been a useful addition to my regime. You only need a small amount so it works out cost effective as well, especially if you're not using it all the time. I'm not sure how well it would work for anyone with severe acne, but if you're just prone to the odd breakout this is well worth having to help speed up the healing.
This is 1 of the products that was recommended to my when I went to the Clinique Counter a good few years ago and I still use this now and again. i tend to alternate with another Foam from a cheaper range, but find that this is good for my kind of skin.
I have Oily skin, well more Greasy. You would think they are the same thing, but apaprently they are different. I have a little bit of Dy skin on my cheeks as well, and although this would normally be classed as Combination skin, it is only the odd tiny patch of Dry skin that I get. i've used most skincare brands from cheap to expensive and a lot of them aren't all that good for my annoying skin.
This comes in a 200ml bottle and the last time I bought this it cost me £16. This was nearly a year ago so I can't fully comment on current prices. I tend to buy my Clinique products in 2's as often if you buy 2 products then you often get a goody bag with quite a few generous sized trial products in it. I love a freebie!!!
The bottle for this looks alright. A sort of frosted coloured platic bottle. The colouring on here is a light green colour and the large silver C on the front makes this look a bit more expensive. This is a pump action bottle and just 2 pumps of this will dispense a good amount of Foam. This is plenty for me to wipe over my face and neck. This is more a liquid in the bottle but turns to a medium thickness Foam when Pumped.
There isn't a huge amount of smell to this. It smells a bit airy, and in my mind a bit gritty. It isn't a soft and moisturising scent, but it's fine anyway. Just apply this to your wet face, rub the foam over it and rinse off. This rinses off easy enough and afterwards it makes my face feel smooth, a tiny bit tight and fresh and clean. After drying my face it doesn't seem all that tight and it doesn't seem to make my dry patches feel any drier or make them look red as I find some products can do.
This bottle seems to last a good enough lenght of time. I use this every 2nd day and although I have enver counted how long this lasts it is definitely a good few months.
This seems to help my spots to fade and get smaller and I don't notice a nasty crop of them coming on either.
All in all a good product for Combination and just Greasy skin. Perhaps worth spending on.
I am a big fan of the anti-blemish range from Clinique and truly believe that it can work wonders for your skin. In the past I have used the Cinique anti-blemish censing bar and although it works great and is slightly cheaper than the cleansing foam mousse I found that unless you buy a little case to put it in it can be a bit of a pain when travelling. This is what led me to try out the foaming mousse.
The products themselves come in a cardboard box which I think makes them look that bit more sophisticated so if you did want to buy any facial products from the Clinique range as a present they do look a lot better than the regular off the shelf products. It also makes them so much easer to wrap!
The product itself comes in a long green tube which you can't see through which is the only complaint about this product as you cannot see how much you have left.
The tube is topped with a pump which has a plastic lid to place on top so the pump is kept clean and you won't have any nasty spillages if you do decide to take this with you on your travels. The pump itself is also quite firm and only lets out an average amount when you push down so you won't have any waste. You are instructed that 2-3 pumps should be used each time you use the product but I have found that 1 is enough for me.
If you need further instructions on how to use the product or wish to know the ingredients they are all printed on the back clearly and are easy to read.
Using the product
As with most face cleansers you need to splash some water on your face first then you are ready to go.
As I previously stated I find that 1 squirt from the pump is usually enough to wash my face as the product lathers up well and begins to spread further once you start to massage it into your skin. I would suggest that if you are unsure about how much you need try using only 1 pump the first time in order to judge how much you need because honestly I think 3 pumps would be way too much and you do not want to waste an expensive product like this.
The lather is very gentle on my skin and feels very soft. If you have read my previous reviews you may know that I have sensitive skin, this product does not irritate and carefully works its magic whilst being calming and cleansing.
The product does not only feel gentle it also has a neutral scent so will not irritate your nose as well as your skin.
Once you have massaged the product into your skin it washes off easily with a couple of splashes of water.
As soon as you have rinsed the product from your face you will notice how clean your face feels. In order to get maximum results I use the other 2 steps in this system; the lotion and the moisturiser. This leaves my skin feeling incredible and after a couple of days you can really notice the difference in the appearance of your skin. I do not have necessarily really bad skin anyway but I do suffer with occasional blemishes on my chin, typically the kind of sore spots that stay under the skin but after using this range this has dramatically improved. After reading other reviews about this range online I have seen that the majority of people that have used these products now swear by them and I agree.
The results are similar to when using the cleansing bar but I find that I much prefer using this foam due to the ease of use and ease of transportation as I tend to have nights out quite a lot.
Prices for this product range from around £11.70-£13 on average so it is a bit expensive but the results are priceless!
Although these products are more expensive that other regular products that you see on the shelves I can honestly say they work wonders. My skin has never felt and looked so good. The cleansing foam is gentle but fights the war against bad skin effectively. Would I say this is better than the clinique cleansing bar? Yes I would, I will stick to using this in the future but they are both great! 10 out of 10 from me.
I'm a regular user and loyal fan of Clinique's Anti-Blemish range, and have been for the past few years now. I have found all the products to work so much better than other brands, and constant use ensures my skin stays looking its best, and isn't prone to as many break outs as I would suffer without sticking to the Clinique products. Clinique are well known for their 3 step system, and you can find one customised to your skin type. The anti-blemish range is separate from this system, however it does still boast the same products, from cleanser to moisturiser, meaning you can still follow the simple 3 step system. I have oily, blemish prone skin and whilst I have tried the 3 step system aimed at oily skin types, I find it doesn't help with blemishes the way that the anti-blemish range does.
Of course, Clinique products don't come cheap and they are classed as an expensive cosmetics range. Despite this I always go back to them, as I find myself wasting money on cheaper products which just don't work, or ruin my skin. For instance I have tried using Clearasil in the past, but that burnt my skin and made it swollen, red and down right awful. I have tried Neutrogena, but didn't notice any difference at all to my skin, in fact it became worse if anything, and so the list goes on before I finally admitted defeat, Clinique was the only brand for me. To offset the cost however, I try to only stock up on Clinique products when there is a special free gift offer on. These happen quite often at Clinique counters in various stores, and the usual offer is buy 2 products, one to be skin care, and receive a free gift bag usually full of mini skin care products or make-up. You can then sell these on eBay to offset the cost, or of course keep them for yourself!
Within the Clinique Anti-Blemish range I have used the clarifying lotion, moisturiser and body spray however there was just one more product I had yet to try, and that was the cleansing foam. I don't know why I held off so long on purchasing this, after all cleansing is the first step in the 3-step system, however I always seem to have various face washes, cleaners and scrubs to use up so I always put this off. A few months ago however, I finally did get around to purchasing the cleansing foam.
The cleansing foam is advertised as being a mild foam which helps clear and prevent blemishes by removing dirt and excess oils. It will unclog pores, calm, sooth and visibly reduce redness. Afterwards skin should feel soft, smooth and comfortable. I liked the sound of this, so many other products aimed at fighting blemishes get it so wrong, and are often so harsh that they do skin more harm than good. Clearasil springs to mind, as yes, I am mentally scarred by how terrible that made me look, and I don't have sensitive skin at all!
It comes packed in the same style as all the other products in the anti-blemish range which has a green/blue theme to it. The bottle itself is rather plain and simple and if anything, looks rather medicinal. The bottle is pump action with a clear lid. When I shake the bottle I can hear it's liquid, however when you press down the pump foam is dispensed into my hand. The consistency of the foam is just right. I didn't want it to resemble the thickness of hair mousse, but it isn't too watered down either. It's very easy to use, and the fact that it's already a foam means it's even quicker to use than a normal face wash. You see I can spend ages massaging a face wash into my face attempting to build up a nice foaming lather, but with this it's already a foam, and a gentle but quick massage into the face is all that's needed. I should however, point out the one huge downside to this product which I really do hate. You see I'm a Lush girl, I have a stock-pile of Soap & Glory products and I have a love of Body Shop strawberry scented soap. I love all things which smell nice in my toiletries, you won't find any plain boring shower gels or bubble baths in my bathroom. This cleansing foam however is the exact opposite to all these sweet smelling products. It smells awful. It really does smell like an acne product you may have gotten from your doctor on prescription as it almost smells like a cleaning product without any hints of lemon. I don't know if Clinique intend for it to smell this bad, but I do know they don't use fragrance in their products, they are 100% fragrance free in fact, but doesn't play well for this one. I use other products in the range which okay, don't smell of flowers but they certainly don't smell as strong or as pungent as this!
Despite the awful smell I have stuck by this product, after all it's Clinique and their products work wonders on my skin where others don't. You are supposed to use this twice a day, morning and evening however I only use it on a morning as on an evening I either use a good exfoliator or I give my skin a break and skin to moisturiser. I didn't think my skin could get any better, however Clinique yet again have amazed me and I have noticed a difference in my skin as the rate of my breakouts has become fewer. To test this, I did stop using the cleansing foam for 2 weeks and switched back to cleansing milk which I have always used before, and as I right this I have a spot on my cheek and a mini breakout on my chin, and so I'm right back to using the cleansing foam again. I won't make the same mistake twice, and so this has instantly become a staple skin care product of mine.
After using it my skin does feel soft and smooth, it doesn't sting or burn (despite the smell making me think it's going to peel my skin!) and I can follow it up with the Anti-Blemish clarifying lotion and moisturiser. The bottle also lasts a really long time. I've had it a good couple of months now and when I shake it I can still hear plenty of liquid inside. Unfortunately you can't see into the bottle to determine exactly how much is left, but I am pleased with the amount of time it's lasted me. I actually only pump it a couple of times in one usage, the foam spreads around the face nicely.
So do I recommend it? Well it certainly does do it's job, there's no doubt about that. It's just a shame it smells so bad. Over time I have got used it, but that doesn't mean I enjoy it. If I could ask anything of Clinique, it's for them to attempt to at least tone it down a little. In the mean time, I will continue to use it, I can't complain too much if it's fighting off those spots.
A 125ml bottle of this costs £13.00, however do keep an eye out for Clinique bonus time offers, and I also like to stock up on Boots where you can often get bonus advantage card points.
Thankfully I have recently left my teenage years behind me, and what a rollercoaster they were for my poor skin. As well as having quite fair and sensitive skin, I was always (and to a certain extent still am) prone to breakouts.
In the magazines, you can't turn a page for seeing adverts on all the various spot treatments, Freederm, Clearasil, Neutrogena, Tea-Tree and Clean and Clear to name a few. It was whilst buying make-up in my local House of Fraser that I first came across Clinique products at their counter. I noticed they seemed much more interested in individual skin types and skin research as a whole, than your average high street brand of products (which are usually too harsh for my skin or simply didn't work). This is why I gave Clinque's Anti-Blemish range a try.
When you try and buy this from a Clinique counter, beware they are very good at persuasion tactics and that commission they earn must really mean alot, as they heavily encourage you to but the accompanying toner lotion to the cleansing foam. The cleansing foam itself comes in at £13 (125ml), and can be bought on Clinique's website if you prefer to avoid the pushy sales people.
To use this cleansing foam, I would recommend taking off all make-up first as this will not clean make-up off, it will literally only clean your skin. You are advised to apply 2/3 squirts of the foam onto wet skin, work it in and then rinse off. It also suggests doing this morning and night, however experts suggest using skin care products at night, as the skin heals itself whilst you are sleeping. The smell may appear a bit odd at first, as it is slightly hospitally as the ingredients are a little potent. Having said that, it isn't all that unpleasant and does smell like a professional skincare product.
I used the cleansing foam in combination with the clarifying lotion as recommended, and on the whole there were elements of this product I was really impressed with, and some areas I wasn't too won over by. After using the foam lotion and rinsing it off, my skin does feel noticeably cleaner and smoother. It's hard to imagine that a foam substance can melt into your skin so effortlessly and give it a good clean, but I am pleased to say it really does.
In terms of the claims that it "prevents" breakouts, I think in combination with the clarifying lotion, there was certainly a reduction and my skin did start to improve, however it is difficult to tell whether it was down to this product alone, or a good skin care routine in general. My other doubt is the fact that not all breakouts are caused by what is happening on the outer skin layers, as hormones do play a huge part in skin changes and breakouts.
The bottle that it comes in is fairly stylish looking, given it is an anti-blemish product and not a fancy perfume. It certainly looks the part on my shelf, and the pump-style lid is fairly easy to operate also, distributing just enough for the required amount. However as the bottle is plastic, it is not easy to recycle therefore not environmentally friendly!
My overall opinion of this product, is it does leave my skin feeling refreshed and cleaned, yet it's also gentle against my sensitive skin. However, I would suggest it's not an effective enough product to use on it's own and expect miracle results from. I have found the only way to really combat breakouts, is to use not only Clinique products but also a good exfoliator (and also to make sure all traces of make-up are removed before going to bed etc). I think at £13, using this product alone would leave you feeling a little disappointed, not to mention out of pocket. Having said that, if it is only mild breakouts you suffer from then you would probably find this quite effective, and afterall it does leave skin feeling, smelling and looking refreshingly clean so that's certainly not a bad thing!
Although I do feel the £13 is a little steep (given it is essentially foam), one bottle of this tends to last me on average 6-8 months depending on how often I use it. I have since bought other items from Clinque's Anti-Blemish range and on the whole I am impressed, however it really is a combination of products and the fact that I am no longer a teenager which has improved my skin, rather than this product alone.
After trying too many different facial products and never quite getting the result I want, my mum recommended trying some products from the Clinique range. I received a few different products in a set and one included the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam.
As part of a 3 Step skin care routine, the anti-blemish foam forms the first step.
It comes in the normal blue green see through bottle which is now associated with Clinique. I always find that the bottle although quite modern looking, always looks quite classy with the silver writing, and I find myself positioning it a place where all can see when having people over (yes I realise this is quite sad). The bottle has a see-through lid which enables you to see the pump action applicator, which is my favourite mode of application. I always find it far easier than squeezing tubes with often wet hands!! The bottle is 125ml which is quite a handy size, I took it on holiday with me to America for 2 weeks, and although big enough to last far more than the length of the holiday it was small enough to fit nicely in my travel bag with all my other products.
The product itself is basically exactly what it says on the tin, gentle foam. It's a white product which has an almost medicated smell to it, which although it's not too strong, I feel some people could be put off buying this product for that reason. The foam is for all skin types, and with me having quite sensitive skin it did leave me slightly red, but this soon subsided within an hour. My mum has normal skin and this left no such redness on her face. The great thing about this product is that you don't get the usual greasy or sticky feeling that I find with other cleansers, the product dries leaving no kind of residue on your face, just leaving you feeling well cleansed. My skin always feels soft after using the product and never dry which is another problem I tend to have, and is really important. This means that I can get away with just using the cleanser as a standalone product as well as using it with the other products in the 3 Step set. I normally always moisturise after using any kind of face product, but I can get away with not having to do so after using this which is always a bonus!!!
As I tend to suffer from spots on occasions, after only a week or so of using the product I did begin to see a difference in my skin, hardly any new ones were coming through and existing ones seemed to be dried out within a day or two, which is a much better result than most of the products I've used in the past. I've been using the product now for a few months, and although I don't use it as an everyday product, when I feel spots coming through, I use the product for a few days and my face soon clears up.
As I received the cleanser in a set I never paid full price for the stand-alone product, but on looking on various websites you can get it from around £13 which is quite reasonable given the stature of the brand and more importantly the fact that the product genuinely works. I'd definitely buy the product again whether it is in a set or on its own, and although I don't believe it's the best cleanser out there, it's definitely a great product, and one I'd recommend to both family and friends should they be on the lookout for a new product to try. The only downsides with the product are the medicated smell, which can be quite off putting and the fact that it's not great for overly sensitive skin, but for those who do suffer with sensitive skin, I'm sure there's an equal product specifically for that skin type.
From my previous reveiws you may have gathered that I have very tempramental skin. So, on my quest to find my ideal cleanser I was recommeneded Clinique. I toddled off to my local Boots and spoke to the Clinique consultant. She decided that the anti-blemish cleansing pack. She actually guaranteed that I would not react to it at all. Given this guarantee I bought the trial pack to test it.
As it was the trial size that I bought it was a smaller sized bottle (7 fl oz). Its a little green see through bottle with a pump action nozzle. This little bottle is apparently meant to last 4 weeks if used morning and evening. Erm, no, its just plainly not going too.
The cleanser itself; well I pumped a small amount into my hand and massaged it into my face. The first thing that struck me was the very strong smell of alcohol, far to strong for this apparent gentle cleanser. So I washed my face with it anyway and was horrified to find that it took three attempts with it to get all my make up off (and I do not wear a lot of make up!)
After I cleansed I followed with the toner and mosituriser. My face felt extremely tight and very dry. Looking in the mirror I was shocked to see how red and inflamed my face has become. I did think that it was maybe just because I had used a new product but within two hours my face was covered in boil like spots - lovely.
I took the pack back and I was immediatley refunded but I'm still stuck with a face full of spots for now!
Many people rave about Clinique products however I have done a little research and found that quite a lot of people experience problems with the products. Also after contacting Clinique directly I was advised that I should never have been recommended this product due to having dry skin. Eek, thats the last time I beleive any of the 'highly trained' consultants.
Do not beleive the hype over these products, they are NOT suited to everyone!
I have sensitive skin and suffer from acne. Over the years I have tried a many different cleansing washes and wipes but nothing really worked. Then my sister recommended trying Clinique. So I went to Boots and got a free skin care consultation with a Clinique representative and got a three step cleaning routine for my skin type. The first step in this routine is the Clinique anti-blemish cleansing foam.
The foam comes in a pale green bottle with a pump at the top. When you buy it is comes in a card box, both have the Clinique name and logo on. A 125ml bottle costs about £13 from boots.
The foam is really easy to use, you simply wet your face then pump some foam in your hand two or three times. Massage the foam into your skin and wash away, then pat your face dry. That's it! Simple. Plus your skin feels really clean and fresh afterwards. You are supposed to use this as part of a three step programme to cleanse, exfoliate then moisturise your face and I have found that it is very effective as part of this routine.
This is an incredibly good value premium grooming product. Designed for acne sufferers and those with mild breakouts and oily skin, it is a miracle worker.
The main challenge posed by spots is that they are caused by oily skin, but stripping away all the oil simply causes the skin to replenish it faster. This foam is a perfect compromise. It removes excess oil, but leaves some of the necessary natural oils in place. The result is skin which does not feel tight, but feels clean too.
The foam is unfragranced which is good for allergy or dermatitis sufferers, and also allows the unchallenged use of a cologne. The formula also contains salicylic acid which is an excellent antibacterial chemical exfoliant which knocks spot-causing bacteria into orbit!
The dispenser is a sensible pump cylinder, and an average use requires three full squirts which should be gently massaged into the face and neck with circular motions. For the price, this tube lasts for a long time.
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