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I have never been a fan of soap bars. I find them boring and they usually leave my skin too dry.
But when I tried this facial soap a few years ago, I had to change my mind.
I use the "all skin type" face soap as part of the "3 steps" routine and my skin has greatly improved. The soap is "step 1 - cleanse". You can also find a stronger version for oily skin or a mild one. The regular soap is suited for most types of skin, so if you are in doubt go for this one.
You can buy 3 little bars (£13) or a single bar, which comes in 2 sizes: 100gr (£10) and 150gr (£13). Go for the big one. It lasts ages and so it is much cheaper than the liquid soap. If you use it twice a day, as recommended, one bar will last over a year. Also, when the bar becomes too small it's fiddly to handle, so the big bar it's better for this reason too.
All soaps come with a nice-looking dish and a lid, so if you travel you can easily carry it around. Do rinse the dish every now and then to keep the soap dry and clean.
This soap does not produce much foam but it leaves the skin clean and ready for either "step 2" or your own tonic and moisturiser.
Finally, remember that like most Clinique products, this soap is unscented. So if you like fragranced soaps this is not for you.
I love the clinique foaming face wash, and when I was looking around, ready to buy my next one I decided to try the soap as it advertised to be able to do pretty much the same job, but was slightly cheaper at £12 per bar, than the face wash at £17. I know soaps normally last a long time so I hoped to get lots of use out of it, even though it did seem very shocking having to fork out that much for a soap!!
The soap comes nicely packaged and engraved with the clinique logo. It is beige / very light pink and has a very light floral fragrance to it, it reminds me of very posh old fashioned soap, but not in a overbearing or horrible way, just like a classic cosmetic product.
The soap lathers up nice and easily when you rub it on your hands with warm water. It is then nice and easy to apply to your face. Either the problem areas you wish to target or just all over, please do avoid your eyes though, like most soap this product really stings!!
The soap is easy to wash off, again with more warm water, and I also try to use a flannel aswell to try and get a bit of exfoliating action also going. The soap feels nice on the skin, it certainly doesn't irritate it or inflame my eczema, but unfortunately it does leave my areas which are prone to dry skin, even drier. The other clinique face wash products, like the ultra foaming face wash does not do this.
The soap however does minimise spots, grease and blackheads and makes your face feel really really clean afterwards like it has had a proper deep clean.
If I didn't get dry skin I would probably buy this soap again, but unfortunately I wont be spending this quite huge amount on a soap which makes my skin drier. It just does not suit my skin type. I would recommend this for people with more oily skin who are not prone to dry trouble spots.
I have really sensitive skin so tend to spend a lot of time researching products that won't irritate it further. I look for quality ingredients and always make sure no alcohol is involved. Because of this i have a few clinique products.
I really like clinique products and think the quality is great. This product is a bar of soap priced at £12 but does it live up to the clinique quality?
I didn't actually buy this product from the clinique counter I bought it from a Market stall for £7. I thought it was worth a try given that it was quite a saving from the initial price tag. I'm not sure quite how the stall got the clinique products but hay ho I gave it a go!
As always with clinique products this one was packaged beautifully and safely contained to prevent moisture getting to it.
The initial smell is pleasant and when you put it on your skin it isn't overpowering, something that is very important to me. I hate smelling soap on myself. The only thing I want to smell is my perfume.
When you lather up this soap it bubbles reasonably quickly and has a kind of richness to it. It glides onto your skin smoothly and cleans well. I just use my hands then clean off with a damp flannel. After the skin is left feeling fresh and clean. I would have liked a bit more moisturiser in this as it does dry out my skin unlike dove soap. Maybe that's because I have sensitive skin though.
I like this soap and keep it for my face although it can be used all over. The scent is nice and the cleaning power is good. I do think at full price it's a bit much as it certainly isn't a miracle soap and doesn't do masses more than a regular 50p dove soap.
My Mum has pretty much every Clinique product going, it's not a brand I particularly go out with the intention of buying apart from a few things but my Mum's ever growing collection gives me plenty of new things to try. We moved house about two and a half months ago now and one product she decided to get out in our new bathroom was Clinque's Face Soap. My Mum paid about £12.50 for it she says which I can't help thinking is a lot for a bar of soap but she was paying so I wasn't complaining.
The soap comes in a little plastic soap dish with a lid; its little touches like this that give the product a slightly higher quality feel about it. The dish is the turquoise colour which Clinique often use with the logo, it's a good idea for keeping the soap nice and fresh as well as making it great for using whilst on your travels. The bar is 100g, which is pretty generous without being too chunky that it's difficult to hold in your hand. The soap is nude in colour and as there's no fragrance to the soap I think it's suitable for male and female.
To use its pretty simple, at the end of the day it's just soap, simply lather it up in the palms of your hands and massage into your face and neck rinsing off with warm water and then patting dry. I found the soap lathered very well and feels very light and smooth when applied to my face.
When it came to the after effect the soap had on my skin I was really disappointed, my skin felt really taut and dry, my Mum also used the soap and found it the same. We decided to just use the expensive soap for our hands but it's also very drying on the hands as well, such a letdown for an expensive product. We both have normal skin, and don't usually encounter these sorts of problems with soap so can't understand why Clinique's Face Soap had such an adverse effect for us.
Everything about this product looks good from the offset, it's nicely packaged and looks good, lathers well and feels good on skin whilst using. However afterwards it doesn't feel good at all, for that reason I can't recommend it, everyone's skin is different though and I have heard good feedback from others about this soap it's just a shame we had a bad experience.
Another Clinique freebie but this time I didn't get this in my Bonus Time product bag. When I went to my local Clinique counter and bought my 2 full sized products and got the little bag of Freebies the assistant asked me if I had ever tried their Soap as she was sure it would help with my skin care regime. To be honest I thought she was just trying to sell another product, and perhaps she was, but I said I perhaps would try it in the future, but wasn't going to buy it this time. She put a little sample of it in my bag and said for me to try it and see how it worked for me.
This normally comes in a 100g bar and the price of this the last time I looked was £9.50. Seems a bit expensive for a bag of Soap, but it is a designer brand name after all. The little bar I got was a 7g bar, and this was packaged in a little plastic bag. Just really a minature version of the full sized bar.
The bar of Soap looks just like the picture but mines seemed to be a tiny bit more curved at the edges in my view. The branding is engraved into the bar, and it looks alright I guess.
Just use this like any other bar of Soap. Wet your face, lather this up, rub over your face and rinse off. Nice and easy. This seems to have a slight scent to it, but it seems to be mostly unperfumed. The scent just seems to be a slight Moisturising Cream kind of smell.
This washed on and off easy enough and after patting my face dry after using this my face felt nice and soft. This didn't irritate my face, and importantly it didn't seem to dry my cheeks out which I can sometimes find that Soap does. This does a good job and although it does seem pricey, if you are spending money on other Clinique products then I would recommend this as well.
This Soap is apparently suitable for all skin types too.
A good product and will make your face nice and soft.
I use a number of Clinique products and this simple, "bar of soap" is one of them. Now I am getting older I have started to take more care about my skin care routine as I think it definitely counts. I actually bought this facial soap on recommendation from one of the girls on the Clinique counter. I use the clarifying lotion as a toner but was concerned that I wasn't actually washing my face properly. I was just washing it with water and then using the toner afterwards which did remove a lot of dirt but I thought I could probably remove a lot more with some form of soap cleaner beforehand.
I have always believed that soap dries out your skin so I was a bit concerned about using this but the girl on the counter put my mind at risk. According to Clinique, the soap is a non-drying soap bar which maintains protective lipids while loosening surface flakes and leaves your skin clean, comfortable, refreshed and never taut or dry. The soap is quite thin so it's sits in the palm of your hand well enabling you to lather up well. It is a beige colour and has Clinique written on the front of it. The instructions given to use it are very simple. You basically just lather it up in your hands with some water and then smooth it all over your face and rinse and then pat dry. I find the bar lathers up well and goes over my face well, very smoothly and is then quite easy to rinse off. I find there is nothing really left on my face when I rinse it off which sometimes I think happens if you use a normal soap. My face feels really fresh and clean afterwards, I can really feel like I have taken all the bad stuff off of my face from the day but none of the moisture from my face.
What's nice is that my bar of soap came with a little plastic container as well which is made to fit the soap so you can keep it nice and fresh in between washes which is great, no drying out or leaving it on the side of the sink for your husband to use!!
I have a bar of the mild soap for skin types 1,2 which is the number of clarifying lotion I use but the nice thing is is that they do a soap for all different skin types such as very mild sensitive skin or oily skin as well. The bar costs £9.50 for a 100g bar and has been a great addition to my skincare routine.
I don't tend to use soap on my face, the drying effects aren't a myth and my skin suffers if I use it instead of a moisturising cleanser. As they say though, there's an exception to every rule - Clinique's Face Soap is the exception. I first bought it when I had an allergic reaction to a foundation around three years ago, it wasn't a severe reaction but my skin was sore and nastily pink afterwards. A friend recommended the soap and after trying it once I was converted, I do think that Clinique are generally overpriced but this is definitely one of their best products and worth the £15 price tag for a variety of reasons.
The soap is lovely to use, it takes a bit of getting used to as you don't really get any lather at all out of it. Sometimes you can coax a thin looking layer of scum on your face, but usually it's like rubbing washing up liquid into dry skin. It doesn't feel like that, I'm talking about the appearance of the soap while using it - the texture is much better! I wouldn't say this is a highly luxurious soap to wash with but it feels like it's benefitting my skin every time I use it, it has a slightly clinical aroma which is lovely really but *very* Clinique.
The trick to get the best out of the Face Soap is to use very warm water and leave your skin completely wet before getting to it with the soap. It has a great shape, rounder than most bars of soap which helps you get the best possible grip. This is less important when using it as a facial soap, but the soap is a large enough size to use in the shower too and then the fist shaped semi-cylinder of soap is perfect to hold without continually having it slip out of your hands. Unlike the ridiculous wavy Dove which is honestly like trying to hold an eel in the shower.
I mainly use it as a face soap though, not all the time as my skin is pretty well behaved and I've a few reasonably priced tube cleansers which suit me perfectly - I save this Clinique offering for when my skin is feeling dull and less than its best. For this reason I'm happy that it's sold in a semi-reusable plastic holder as when stored correctly it'll last for ages between uses, if it was left open to the elements on the bathroom soap dish I think it would dry up quite quickly. I say semi-reusable but I don't know, I have a small pile of them in the bathroom now but haven't come up with a use for them yet as they're the wrong shape for 'normal' bars of soap. I refuse to throw them away though!
The soap is extremely gentle, I don't have sensitive skin but can still feel that it's doing me some good. Cleansers can be harsher than you'd think, and using Clinique's Face Soap shows me that my (cheaper) cleansers aren't as kind to my skin than I thought. The smell is soothing too, which sounds weird I know but it's refreshing to use such a prettily plain scented soap instead of the overdone (but gorgeous!) soaps from Lush, Body Shop etc.
There's only one thing I dislike about this soap and that is the fact that it takes a hell of a lot of rinsing before I feel that all the residue has gone. I use cold water to rinse as I love the healthy pink glow this leaves me with, my skin always feels lovely and smooth whenever I start using it again and after a few days it'll be visibly healthier in both appearance and feel.
When I first bought it I remember the lady on the counter telling me the soap is made to be as close as possible to the cleanser that is part of Clinique's 3-Step system. I don't think I've ever used that (apart from the odd sample) but can tell it's a quality product which is not only good for my skin but also a nice product to use.
The Clinique facial soap is one of my staple face washing items, which I alternate in use with the Botanics sensitive foaming facial wash, and the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser because I like to change things around every now and again (I get a little bored if I use the same skin care products for too long in a row). I've have used products from the whole Clinique range for years now and in general have not been dissapointed with their performance which is why I keep going back time after time.
I actually started off using the soap for oily skin because I do get oily skin and had a lot of problems with breakouts, but I have since realised that my skin has these problems in the first place because it is sensitive and I have to be very careful what I use on my skin or I get spots and blemishes and the harsher the products I use, the more greasy it becomes. So after this revelation, I swapped to the mild soap which is perfect for my skin.
The soap comes in a nice big size and I usually pay £11.00 for it. I think this price is very reaonable as the soap lasts for absolute ages, especially since it comes with it's own soap dish which protects it from wearing down from other factors other than using it to wash with, or from drying out and being no use anymore. The soap is a nice simple attractive design, and smells lovely. The soap dish is also very nice looking in a lovely green colour and I am certainly not ashamed to have it sitting on the side of my sink.
The soap is fantastic, it removes every trace of dirt and makeup easily and washes your face squeaky clean. It even removes stubborn makeup like eyeliner and it disolves waterproof mascara really well. Just don't get it in your eyes though because it really stings! Your skin feels so lovely and fresh after you have used the soap and even though I do like other products, I don't seem to get this lovely fresh feeling when using them. Unlike some products it actually looks like you have washed your face aswell which must be a good thing. I wash my face twice because I find that if you do the second wash, it actually exfoliates your skin slightly aswell.
I have tried the liquid facial soap aswell as this version and I have to admit I much prefer this solid soap version. For me, the liquid facial soap did not perform quite as well, and my skin didn't feel as clean as it usually does when I use the bar version. There is nothing wrong with the liquid facial soap version as I used it for a couple of months and it was fine on my skin and washes makeup off etc, but its just not to my personal tastes and I prefer the way my skin feels after using the bar of soap.
Overall I would rate the Clinique Face Soap as a 10/10. I can't really think of any negative sides to it. It is resonably prices, does exactly what you want it too, cuts through dirt and makeup and leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. The mild version is great for my sensitive, temperamental skin and I don't get any major breakouts when I'm using it.
**As a side note, you can also get the soaps in all their different strenghs as a set of three mini soaps, which are perfect to take away with you when you travel.
I first started using Clinique products 9 years ago when I was 18. I always loved the fresh-faced feeling left after using their cleansing products, and my skin was clear and blemish free.
I found that one large combination-skin soap (cleansing) bar would last me for years... So even though this bar currently retails at about £12 it's certainly no false economy.
I only occasionally used it as part of the 3-step system, but it worked great just on its own. I later found out that I was sensitive to other 3-step products.
Being a total beauty product junkie, I eventually got bored of this product and started to shop around for a new product that would "miraculously" make my skin even better than it already was.
When I stopped using this, the acne kicked in. I have gone back to the Combination Skin Cleansing Bar and it's still as good as it always was. I tried the anti-acne bar but unfortunately it left my skin very dried out - a common side effect from any anti-acne treatment I suppose.
I must say though, I would seriously recommend the full 3-Step System to anybody who can actually use it without irritation. Clinique products are dermatologically tested and exceptionally good.
Also, please note that this should be referred to as a Cleansing Bar, as it contains no pore-clogging soap whatsoever.
** EDIT: Unfortunately after about six months this product stopped working for me. Maybe that's why I stopped using it the first time round? However, I would still recommend for others to try it. Clinique does a good money-back guarantee so it's worth a go.**
When I started using Clinique I didn't believe that it would stay with me for years after. And when I saw that they sold a soap bar, I though it was silly to pay so much for soap when you can get a bar of it from any super market for 49p.
But I have been converted.
Clinique is one of the world's leading brands of prestige skin care, makeup and fragrance products. It was launched in 1968 and is 100% fragrance free and all products are allergy tested. They are designed to meet individual skin care needs and to follow the 3-Step Skin Care System.
Cleanse with Facial Soap. Exfoliate with Clarifying Lotion. Moisturise with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.
All Clinique products come in recycled packaging that is good for the environment. I have never bought a soap from them that didnt come in a green sliding dish to store it in. The dish is the typical clinique green colour and has the words Clinique written down the front in silver. It is great for storing in and keeps the soap dry so it doesn't go slimy in the bathroom.
Price, Types & Size*******
Prices vary depending on size and type.
£ 9.50 Mild Price per 100 g : £9.50
£ 12.00 Mild Price per 100 g: £ 8.00
£ 9.50 Extra Mild Price per 100 g: £ 9.50
£ 12.00 Extra Mild Price per 100 g: £ 8.00
£ 9.50 Oily Price per 100 g: £ 9.50
£ 12.00 Oily Price per 100 g: £ 8.00
Has added emollients to comfort the skin and is formulated by dermatologists. It doesn't contain any wax fillers so doesn't lather up too much and is generously sized. It wont dry the slin as it doesn't contain detergents. Comes in Mens and womens.
How to use*****
Use twice a day.
Clean ace of make up and remaining dirt.
Lather up over face.
Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.
Follow further skin care steps.
This everyday Clinique soap leaves your skin feeling fresh, clean, comfortable and I have found doesn't dry your skin like most soaps do. I love the dish to keep it in, its great for travelling, and think there is a generous amount of soap in each bar. It is fragrance free and doesn't sting your eyes or irritate your skin (although not advised to put near eyes).
I do not mind paying that much for this soap as the quality is outstanding. It always leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh and blemish free. You can purchase this from most Clinique counters (look for the bonus time and you could get other Clinique products and a gift) in Debenhams and Boots but I would suggest looking at Ebay and Amazon as these have them for much cheaper.
Another superb addition to my beauty routine.
At about £12 for a bar of soap, you may be tempted just to leave this on the shelf. I would advise you to think of it as an investment purchase.
I went to a clinique counter and the assistant (less orange than most) showed me the range. After stumping up for moisturiser and a toner, I was fast out of cash for a cleanser. She had advised toners in nice packaging, but sensing a 'sale fail' she mentioned that the soap did much the same job, but at a lower price.
It was a risk i was willing to take.
I have since then bought 1 extra soap, and that first incidentw as over a year ago. £22 in over a year? Fab. Usually, £5 cleansers last about a month or 2, so i've saved a bomb.
I mix and match this with other ranges, but this is a staple product for me.
It has a clean, slightly clinical smell, but manages to cleanse beautifully.
The packaging is a bit icky- a green dish and a yellowish soap- the mens range is much more sexy and contemporary- in a clean see through square dish. Oh well.
All Clinique products and soaps match your skin type, and for me - oily- I notice my skin feels squeaky clean after 1 wash.
Great if you feel a bit 'grimy'.
Easy to lather and with it's own soap dish, you can relax knowing that Clinique products are designed with no harsh chemicals that will strip your skin of natural oils, whilst the science is all part of the solution.
Overall this makes my skin feel better, cleaner, and obviously- it lasts forever.
Slightly cumbersome to carry without teh soap dish opening up and ejecting the contents, a carry case in a pouch style from clinique would be a fab bonus.
I much prefer liquid hand soaps in pump dispensers than hard soap blocks when it comes to washing hands but I bought this Clinique Face Soap, obviously for washing my face, after it was recommended by a friend.
I have very sensitive skin and I find my face is left sore and dry if I use the wrong thing on it but I had heard that this soap was tough enough to remove make up but gentle enough not to harm the skin and that is exactly how I would describe it now having used it.
It gives a gentle soft lather which has little scent but the scent there is, is very pleasant, it cleans very deeply and does remove make up very well and it is a hard soap bar that I am very happy with.
It stays hard in the dish even if left a bit wet so no need to worry about it turning to mush, which is just as well with a bar costing £7.99. that may seem a bit excessive price wise to many but I highly recommend trying this soap if you have sensitive skin but need deep cleansing.
I am a lady of mature years but I really feel my skin looks and feels younger thanks to Clinique Face Soap and I will certainly be using it again and again.
I thought I would try this soap as I use a lot of clinique make up and it seems to make my skin so much better and because I am prone to spots thought this soap may help to combat them if used regularly on my face. It cost me around £9.00 and comes in a nice compact box with a floral pattern on the outside. The price is expensive for the soap but the quality of clinique is worth paying for in my opinion. I used this soap and preety much straight away started to notice an improvement in the feel of my skin, it really deep cleanses and cleans out pores and skin felt much brighter and cleaner. However after using for around 2 weeks my skin became very dry in certain areas on my cheeks and chin area. I put it down to the soap so decided to reduce the amount I used it. I now use it as a body soap and occassionally on my face if it becomes slightly oily. I think the key with this soap is to use in conjunction with another facial soap or wash something that is more mosturising, I use dermologica anti bac in the morning, then usually the clinique soap at night and foolw it with a light moisturiser at night, and my skin seems to stay much softer and break out in dry patches.
I have been a huge fan of Clinique products for a few years now. They are one of the more expensive brands on the market but I believe you get what you pay for and I have generally been more than happy with their products. I have gradually begun to introduce my partner to a few of their products as they have extended their mens collection with very pleasing results for all you fellas out there. I tend to only buy their products when they have their regular promotion on. You buy two Clinique products and you get a huge buddle of freebies to try, which makes it excellent value for money when you team that up with the advice you can get at their counters and the fact you can try the make up and be shown how to use it before you buy. This is one of the main reasons I have stuck with them as i can try things before I buy so I know what I am buying is what I really want, though maybe not what I really need!! Anyway my partner suffers from very dry, somewhat irritated skin and shaving was a nightmare for him. I tried varies moisturisers and soothers on his skin but he wasn't too imused as this idea as it wasn't "macho"!! So I got a trial size sample of clinique's extra strength soap for him to try and he got on really well with it so I bought him the real thing when the sample ran out, weeks later! This soap is particulary for oily skin, which, based on my experience of men, seems to be the skin type of most men. Like all Clinique brand male products it is packaged in their new grey, red and white labeling. It looks as expensive as it is, coming in at a whooping £11 for 150g. The box is very well presented but to be honest it is a soap, not really something given as a present so this certainly did not affect my decision to buy it. Though I am sure at £11 you should only buy it as a present!!! The soap comes with its' own grey plastic soap dish which has the Clinique brand name on its' lid and has holes to dr
ain the water away from the soap. This is fantasic as the soap stays firm and does not go mushy or shrink due to the excess of water. The soap is unfragranced and has a natural smell simular to that of Johnsons baby products. This is a pleasant smell but nothing striking or special. The soap is to be used twice a day at morning and night in just the same way as any facial soap. You simply wet your face lather the soap up, rinse of and pat dry. The soap lathers up into a luxiourous and highly extravagant froth. You only need to rub it between your hands for a second to develop a rich lather that covers your whole face. There is no skin tightening feeling on your face after use and it feels like you have used a moisturiser. My partner works fixing computers all day and get come hope pretty grubby after crawling behind dirty computers and being stuck in a sweaty van driving all day. All that gets washed away with the soap and his skin really does look and feel clean and fresh. My partners skin has softened drastically after using this and I will certainly buy it again. his skin is smoother and not at all irrate. It has calmed his skin right down without the need for any other products which I would have to force him to use! Like most people he gets spots from time to time but this too has made their outbursts less frequent and less angry. His face is like a babies bottom - now what more could you ask for!!! Also, I have occasionally used this soap myself and have been happy with the results though I will stick to my anti bacterial facial soap. If it sounds like this may be suitable for you that get down to your nearest Clinique counter and pick up a sample of this soap and give it a try. The sample is small though it lasted as a few weeks. The full size soap we bought before christmas is about half gone so it is good value for money if you think of it as costing say about £2 a month if it lasts for six months. Great if you c
onsider it to work as a cleanser, moisturisers and a mild tooner, what more could you ask for from a soap.
I have used this product for a very long time and have always found it good. But maybe it's because i'm not 21 anymore I now find my skin drying out after I use it. After using it for a week or two I have a change to something else and this seems to do the trick. This is maybe not a good idea but I say whatever works for you might not always work for anyone else. It's handy to take on holiday and I prefer to work with a soap or face wash and I'm going to continue using it the way I do.
Clinique Face Soap With Soap Dish 150g / Face Soap thoroughly cleanses normal to oily skin / leaves it feeling fresh / comfortable / never tight or dry / Clinically formulated by Clinique's guiding dermatologists / Comes with a convenient soap dish / Unique soap formulated to cleanse and refresh oilier skins / No dry / tight after-feel; a plus for shaving / razor travels more easily over face / Recommended by dermatologists as an efficient / controlled cleanser / All skin types / Purifying/ balancing.