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Having tried so many different products on the market over the years and still struggling with outbursts of spots at the age of 31 I felt it's time to change and invest in premium beauty products and it was well worth the money.
I bought this product as part of the Clinique 3 step system, this being the first step. I use it mornings and evenings and it leaves my skin refreshed and feeling clean and not as dry and tight as other products I have used before. And I have sampled a few over the years, from standard drugstore products (Clerasil, Nicea etc) to higher priced ones available in pharamcies and boots (La Roche Posay), I am definitely sticking with the Clinique one as it makes my skin feel the nicest out of all the products tried.
The Clinique products come tailored to your skin type (I'm type 2) and when you first purchase it a Clinique assistant will normally ask you a few questions to work out your skin type. You can also do the test on their website if you would like to purchase online. It is a series of questions and will recommend you products suited to your skin type.
It comes in a handy pump bottle dispensing just the right amount, I just foam it with wet hands and it spreads nicely over my face. Wash it off and there you go.
I have used it for 4 weeks now and my skin is much more radiant and I have not had any spots. Even though this product is pricier (starting from around £15) than others on the market I find it's well worth the money as it lasts you a long time and delivers on its promise. Clinique offers a money back guarantee and if you don't find the same great results as I did it can be returned to the shop for a full refund.
I would recommend the other 2 steps of the system to go with it cause after all they have been designed to go together and I find I have got the best cleansing results using all 3 together.
A handy tip, check out when Boots are doing a points event so you can get your maximum advantage points and always check with a Clinique assistant when their next promotion starts, they have regular promotions that will allow you to grab free samples and other benefits. That way you get the best value for money!
I find that my skin reacts better when it doesn't get used to the routine I am using so I switch it up ever few months. For the start of summer and beginning of winter I find that the best way to prepare my skin for the change of weather is to follow the Clinique 3 step skin care regime.
The 3 step skin care regime is 3 different products that you combine daily for optimal results.
The first step is cleanse and for this I use the Clinique liquid soap. I usually buy my liquid soap as part of a set with the clarifying lotion and dramtically different moisturizer all together as it works out a little cheaper this way but you can buy the liquid soap on it's own for around £13 for a 200ml bottle.
Before embarking on the 3 step routine you need to know what type of skin you have to you can tailor the products to match. I buy the mild version of the soap as I find this is the best one for my sensitive but combination skin. If in doubt ask one of the ladies at the Clinique counter and they should be able to tell you which one to buy.
It comes in a pump action dispenser and you just need a couple of squirts to get enough of the soap to cover your entire face and neck.
The liquid soap lathers up as you massage it in to the skin and alhough it isn't perfumed it has a lovely clean fresh smell.
Once you have massaged your skin you just need to then rise i off with clean water.
The liquid soap is great for being able to remove my make-up and I also feel really clean when I have used it. It doesn't strip my skin of moisture and leave it dry and tight like some face washes can do. It also doesn't aggrivate my skin which is important to me as I have sensitive skin and it can go red and blotchy with some face washes.
The soap is great for removing excess oil and my t-zone area where I usually get greasy always looks much better and more matt when using this in combination with the other products in the range.
With the change in weather I always feel like the 3 step range really does help prepare my skin and help keep it looking in tip top condition.
The Clinique Liquid Facial Soap is Step 1 in their "3-Step" skincare range and is basically designed to cleanse your face and prep your skin for the use of the other 2 Products in the cycle. This cleanser is available in different "types" according to your skin type (as with most Clinique Products) these are;
Extra Mild (Skin Type 1)
Mild (Skin Type 1 & 2)
Oily (Skin Type 3 & 4)
Personally I opted for the Mild type as parts of my skin are Oily but I also have areas that are quite dry. Considering this Facial wash is quite expensive compared to what I normally spend on Beauty Products, I was hoping for the best results possible to get my money's worth.
The bottle has a "Press Pump" lid which you do have to pump a few times when you first use it to get the Liquid up to the top of the bottle. My first time using this I think I applied a little too much to my hands so when I was washing my face with the Liquid combined with Water my face was extremely bubble and soapy! So you really do only need a small amount because this products lathers really well, which is great because it means it lasts longer!
The Liquid has such a Clean and Fresh smell and the smell stays on your face too so I felt really cleansed and fresh after using it. I truely felt as though my face had had a Deep clean with all imperfections removed, I was impressed. Most importantly though, this didn't dry my skin out and make it feel as though it had been stripped of its natural moisture.
I can honestly say that this Facial Soap along with the 2 other products in the range (Clarifying Lotion & Moisturiser) are the best products I've used on my face, they are worth the extra money and I actually fnd they last me quite a while before I need to buy them again.
The 200ml bottle if this Cleanser is £13 but you can get the set with all 3 Products which will usually cost a bit less than buying all 3 seperately.
I got given this as part of a big clinique gift set for my 18th birthday this year, and I was pretty pleased with what I got.
The facial soap comes in a little green tubey/bottle thing, and is easy to use. The soap comes out in a smooth and rightly portioned way (if that makes any sense) and is much better than cheaper facial soaps where you can squeeze the tube and it comes out in big random dollops; not nice. The soap smells really nice, I can't put my finger on what it actually smells like, but it's kind of fruity and makes you feel all clean!
To apply you can either use a flannel or your hands and you just rub it into your face until it becomes foamy. The foam does feel like it's cleaning your face, and feels really smooth. After you've done this, you then wash off with warm water and dry your face. It left my face feeling really smooth and clean, and you there are also toners and moisturisers in the same range that can help to leave you feeling smooth and clean for much longer.
I really enjoyed using this product, but taking into consideration the price (And the price of the other products that come in this range) I might have to use it only for special occasions or when I'm getting paid a bit more! Apart from the price I love everything about it, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to switch to a new facial soap; and can afford to! It's worth the extra money and you can tell that it's of a higher standard to most other soaps.
Hope this was helpful :)
I bought the Mild Clinique Liquid Facial Soap from the House of Fraser around three weeks ago. I'm guilty of buying cheap facial products which run out quickly and don't do much apart from smell nice, and so on the advice of my Mum and the Clinique sales assistant, I decided to make an investment.
The facial soap cost £13 for a 200ml bottle, and this tends to be the going price at most stores. Harrods, Boots and Debenhams all sell this product for the same price. It's probably possible to find this product for cheaper online, for example from cheapsmells.co.uk, ebay or Amazon, so it might be worth having a look around if you're a bargain hunter!
The product comes in a tall, slim, cylindrical bottle that is a pale green colour. It has a pump on the top to make dispensing the soap easy without making a mess. On the front of the bottle is a large letter 'C' with the word 'Clinique' printed beneath it in silver lettering. There is also a brief description of the product in white lettering. On the reverse of the bottle printed in white is further information about the product.
This facial soap should be used twice daily, preferably as step 1 of the Clinique 3 Step Skin Care routine. The soap should be lathered and applied to the face and neck and then rinsed off until all traces are removed. I find that it is best to use this first thing in the morning, applying it in the shower, and then I use it last thing at night.
The soap can be dispensed from the bottle quickly and easily using the pump at the top of the bottle. One complaint that I do have regarding the pump is that pressing it down too far dispenses far too much of the soap, ultimately leading to the product being wasted. Therefore, it is best to press the pump really gently - only a tiny bit of the soap is needed.
- THE PRODUCT
The soap has a very silky texture, and it is transparent. It is also fragrance free. It lathers very easily, hence only a little bit of soap is needed to thoroughly cleanse the skin - I would recommended a pea size amount on skin that is free of make up, and double this amount otherwise.
I have been using this product now for around three weeks, and I have been absolutely delighted with it. I use it every morning in the shower, and every evening before bed. I wear quite a lot of make up during the day, and previously, I would use make up wipes to remove it. I found that these dried my skin out quite a lot. However, I now use eye make up remover and cotton wool to remove my mascara, and then remove my foundation and blush by using this facial soap alone. I use this facial soap as part of the Clinique 3 Step Skin Care routine, and hence after using this product, I sweep the clarifying lotion over my face. I apply this second product with cotton wool, and there genuinely is NO trace of make up left on the cotton wool.
Not only does this product cleanse my skin thoroughly, removing make up, grease and dirt, but it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth. I suffer from oily skin in the T-Zone and this facial wash has only improved this. My skin no longer feels greasy on my forehead and chin, but clear and soft.
The one thing that will put off many customers is the price of the product. However, I look at it this way: previously, I used a drug store facial wash and drug store face wipes, costing around £7 together. These would run out every two to three weeks, averaging a cost of £10 - £14 per month. However, I have been using the Clinique Facial Soap now for around three weeks, and I have used less than a centimetre of the product - not even a tenth of the bottle! Hence, you can see for just how long a £13 200ml bottle is likely to last.
I think it is so important to take good care of your skin, and brands like Clinique are world famous for a reason. I am a big fan of beauty investments, as I am of Clinique products, and this is definitely a skin care product that I would recommend you buy.
I have bad skin. Since I was 17 my skin has been all over the place and the slightest thing can trigger a break-out/oil slick especially face washes, moisturisers etc. I am very pleased to say that the Clinique facial soap doesn't.
Supplied in a large green, pump bottle and a little pricey at about £13. The product itself is a clear goo (I'm not sure goo is scientifically accurate but great for descriptive purposes!) and the Clinique lady will tell you you need one pump per wash. The good news is that about half this amount will do just as good a job so a bottle lasts quite a long time - 3 months - ish in my case. The wash doesn't lather up excessively like some I've tried and washes off easily too. One of the main plus points for me is that it doesn't leave your skin feeling tight after you've used it. I know some people like that tight, squeaky clean, just-washed-my-face-with-soap feel, but it's really not for me. This just leaves your skin clean and smooth without that immediate need for 1/2 a jar of moisturiser. And like I mentioned before, it doesn't cause my skin to errupt and it doesn't cause an oil slick later on in the day. Despite the slightly hefty price tag I would (and do) buy this again and again. My only slight negative would be that the pump doesn't work with the last few ml's of product. This is easily remedied however by unscrewing the top. Despite CLinique claiming that it doesn't remove make-up I've found (through sheer laziness!) that it does a very good job of removing most make-up. The only exception I'd say is eye make-up which requires something a little stronger.
I love the Clinique range of skin care and I think it really is excellent quality and in general works well with my skin. Its one of my favorites alongside a couple of other brands like Boots Botanics and Liz Earle. I tried the Clinique Liquid Facial soap when it first came out. Usually I use the Clinique facial bar soap in the mild but I thought I would give this a go as it came with good recommendations. So I bought a bottle in the mild.
I have never used the three step system from Clinique because it doesn't work for me and I already have a different very successful skin care routine which works excellently for me. I used the soap as part of my skin care routine, twice a day, morning and night.
The liquid soap comes in a nice big bottle, with an attractive design in the usual pale green colour which Clinique products are. The price is usually about £13.00 which is a little bit dearer then the bar of facial soap, but I still feel it is a reasonable price as the bottle I had lasted a very long time. The only issue with the bottle however, is that you cannot get the last little bit of soap in the bottom so it is a bit of a waste, and I can't stand to see things go to waste. It is worth noting that like the bar soap you can get a set of three little liquid soaps which would be perfect for travelling.
The liquid soap itself is excellent just as most of the Clinique skin care range is. The mild version was gentle on my sensitive and temperamental skin and washed away all traces of dirt and make-up easily. The soap smells rather nice and fresh and you only need about half a pump to sufficently wash your face. This soap does exactly what it is supposed to do and leaves your skin in nice condition.
However coming from the bar soap to the liquid soap I have to say that I overall prefer the bars of facial soap to the liquid soap. The bars of soap leave you with a squeaky clean and fresh feeling which the liquid soap doesn't seem to quite master and purely for the way my skin feels just after I have washed my face I will be sticking with the bar soap and I will not buy the liquid soap again. Also the bar of soap takes up a lot less less room on the side of the sink then the bottle of liquid soap does. This is just a personal preference and the liquid soap is very good, but in my opinion, just not quite as good as the bar soap.
Overall I would rate the Clinique liquid facial soap as an 8/10 because it is excellent for sensitive skin in the mild version, it looks great, is reasonably priced and washes away dirt and makeup with ease. I mark it down slightly however because of the fact that you can't get the last bit of soap out of the bottle, the bottle takes up more space then the bar and because I think their bar of facial soap performs slightly better then the liquid soap does.
This Liquid facial soap is part one of the recommended three-step process to dramatically different skin and, having tried a couple of different cleansers in this range, I can safely say that this is by far the nicest one to use for most skin types. The texture is soft, and rubs in easily leaving your skin feeling smooth and clean. Unlike with some other, harsher cleansers this is incredibly gentle, causing no irritation and never leaving skin feeling tight or dried out. The pump action dispenser is easy to use without causing any mess and although the product may seem expensive at first, only two or three squirts are necessary to cleanse the whole face. To make this even easier, there really is no need for a face cloth or flannel, just lukewarm water, your hands and a minute is all it takes. These products must, however, be used alongside the rest of the range, but members of Clinique staff are well-trained and can advise on this.
I started using this face wash as part of the clinique 3 step system when I turned 21. I think at that time I classed 21 as OLD so I thought i'd better start looking after my face before I started to resemble Gorden Ramsey.
The products are matched to your skin type by answering a few questions about your skin either online or in store. You are then given a skin type number (1,2,3,4).
At £13.00, it is pricier than say, simple facewash, but honestly, its worth it. You only need to use a small amount, and thanks to the pump action it easy to dispense when you need without a lot coming out, which can be the problem with squeezy bottles, so there is less waste.
I have type 2 skin, oily in the T-zone yet prone to dryness on the cheeks. I used to suffer from breakouts, yet using face washes designed for oily problem skin left me with really rough uncomfortable cheeks. Not this one!
After using this face wash my skin feels clean, not greasy YET soft and very comfortable. No dryness at all. You only need to use a small amount, it lathers up really well. My partner, who has suffered from acne since being a teen, started to use this too and noticed VAST improvement in his skin. Thats how good it is. It packs a punch yet it is so gentle it won't aggravate skin conditions.
It comes in a very simple, clinical looking bottle. Very classic. The bottle itself is made of hard strong plastic, so you don't need to worry about it exploding in your bag when traveling. It has a pump action to dispense, which is lockable, so again, unlikely to leak.
Combined with the other steps (exfoliating lotion and moisturiser), my skin has never been better. If you are considering trying clinique products, I'd say go for it! I've never looked back.
I bought this Clinique Facial Soap as part of the Clinique 3 Step System a few months ago. It's the first step of the skincare regime which comprises Facial Soap, Clarifying Lotion, and Moisturiser. I bought the products together which cost me £42, but you can buy them separately and the soap costs about £14 for 200ml from the Clinique site. You can also get them in different numbered bottles, each corresponding to a different skin type. I have the mild one, which I feel is suitable for my 'normal' skin.
The soap comes in a green plastic bottle, which is frosted for a nice finish. The name of the product is written on the front and the top has a pump. I tend to use one pump to cover my face and part of my neck. The liquid is like a fairly runny gel, which I dispense onto the palm of my hand. It's not supposed to smell of anything (Clinique is aimed at being good for those with skin problems and allergies), but it has a light, sweet smell which a slightly chemical edge. It's fine though. I tend to wet my hands slightly before dispensing so that I can rub my hands together easily and the gel quickly lathers up into a kind of loose cream. I then rub it all over my face and rinse fully with water. This is then followed by the other two steps of the system.
It's recommended that you complete the full skincare regime twice a day; however I started doing it once a day and I've even cut back on that when I've been in a rush. For the first two weeks it's possible that your skin will get worse, and I did find this. But after this point, and combined with a pretty healthy diet, my skin looks and feels good so this is worth it to me. It is expensive, but I feel like I'm taking care of my skin and it feels smoother and I have fewer spots. Again, this is at least partly due to my diet but the Clinique stuff also gives you that posh 'I'm looking after my skin' feeling. So far I've used maybe an inch or so of the bottle so this will last me months, and I think will still last a long time if you use it as directed (though twice a day still seems excessive to me, especially as I rarely wear makeup).
You can buy Clinique products online at www.clinique.co.uk, from larger Boots stores, House of Fraser and other big department stores. You're best off waiting until Clinique Bonus Time (see Clinique's website for details) to get free goodies when you buy 2 products.
For these that are interested, Clinique's Facial Soap does not contain parabens. However, Step 3 (moisturiser) does, and you may want to take this into consideration before you try or buy.
I really like this product - I have used it now for 3 years and my young daughter also uses it as it is mild enough for her to use and it is the only way I can get her to clean her face properly. It is no mess, easy to use, and my skin is always clear. It also leaves your skin really soft after using it. I also use lots of other clinique products but this is the one I use the most and am never without. It works nicely as part of the 3 step skincare range. It also lasts a really long time as you don't have to use much. Mine lives in the shower and I take it wherever I go - I believe you can buy a travel version aswell which is useful for those weekends away. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
I bought this product as part of the three step system. The thing that I like most about it is that it is tailored to your skin type which means that it is unlikely to dry out your skin. Since I have been using this product my skin has become a lot clearer and it is definately due to this and the other products in the 'three step'.
The product itself comes out as a gel and rubs on to your face with ease and not much mess. With warm water it easily lathers and washes off.
For a quality product from clinique I think that it is priced reasonably as you get quite a lot for your money, it is more expensive than the basic brands but for a well known skin care company I feel it is very reasonable.
The only thing that I would say is that is a cleanser and not a make up remover so mae sure you take your make up off before you cleanse usng this product.
Clinique's liquid facial soap was recommended to me about a year ago as part of the current 3 step system. I wanted a system that was going to help clear my skin and to just keep my face as healthy as possible really.
Priced at about £12 a bottle, it was pretty expensive to buy, but I was willing to pay for quality and therefore purchased without hesitation. The whole 3 step system cost me about £45 total and has lasted me the best part of a year so was worth it in the long run.
The bottle is of decent size, and is green, its a sort of see thru green though as it shows the liquid inside. I like this as it is easy to tell how much I have left in the bottle. On the top of the bottle is a push down dispenser. One push from this dispenses enough soap for each use. Its easy to push and also twists to lock it should you need to take it on holiday or move it somewhere etc. This is better than it leaking everywhere as that would be a very expensive leak!
One on your hands, lather it and apply to face, wash for as long as you need and then wash off with fresh water. I have got this in my mouth before (don't ask) and it tastes pretty rank so please avoid doing that! Also, try to keep your eyes shut as it will sting! All of Clinique's face range are unperfumed and therefore the scent of the product is not too desirable, but it doesn't bother me really.
My face always feels clean and refreshed afterwards and has really cleared my skin. I noticed results quite quickly actually by using all three steps.
I recently received as a gift lots of small versions of many clinique products. Out of all of them this is one of the ones I will carry on buying. I have slightly oily skin and am prone to spots on my chin which have cleared up since I have been using this facial soap along with clinique toner and facial lotion. I have also got rid of all the clogged pores and blackheads on my nose. This facial soap is perfect for my skin, it doesn't dry it out but my skin does feel clean and tight after each use. It's not cheap but you only need a tiny amount so it lasts a really long time. Also - I got some in my eyes the other day and it didn't sting which is a bonus! If you do get this product be religious about using it every day and get into the habit of using it with a toner and moisturiser if you want to get the best effect. I have and it has been totally worth it, I'm a total convert and won't be using any other soap from now on.
I bought the other two parts of Clinique's 'three step system,' before buying the facial cleansing soap. I thought 'what can this do that anothe soap can't?' But I was so impressed with the other two products that I decided to give it a go. At £13 it's not cheap, but given the amount of time it lasts, it's not all that expensive on a cost per use basis.
Aesthetically, the product is brilliant, it looks great in your bathroom and it's easy to clean. Practically, it really works. There's no fiddling around with a screw top or a flip cap, you just push and go, it's as simple as that. So if you have wet hands, it doesn't take an age to get what you need.
At first, the smell took me by surprise, it's very fragrant, but it does smell clean and you learn to love it. I would say 2-3 pumps is enough for your face, but do an extra 1 if you want to use it in the shower or something. The soap goes quite foamy and it feels very soft against your skin. When you wash it off your skin feels supple and fresh.
It really helped, and allows the other two products to work better. I would recommend this product to anyone who needs a decent skincare regime. Before, I would have frequent outbursts but now my skin is completely clear. I love Clinique products and I think they are greta value for money.