Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System – Scam or Legit?

 

Acne’s a problem that millions of Americans face.  It can affect anyone, from 12 year-olds to 50 year-olds,

I’m somewhere in the middle, and I have suffered from acne for about 15 years of my life. It’s changed over the years, moving from small, simple blackheads and whiteheads in my early teens, changing to pustules by the time I graduated high school, jumping to the dreaded cystic acne when I was in college.

Now, I deal with a combination of all three of these types of acne, the predominant one being the nasty pus-filled pustules that collect around the mouth.

I’ve tried tons of different products to cure my acne, so when I came across a product called Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System, I was a bit hesitant. However, they claim on their website that 96% of those tested in “clinical studies had a reduction in inflamed acne within two weeks.” Seeing this, I figured I’d give it a shot and see what happened.

As a funny aside — when the product arrived at my doorstep, my wife was confused, and I was confused because she was confused. She asked me if I had ever heard of Clinique, and I, being a man, said no. She told me that it’s one of the most popular makeup companies out there. Cue embarrassment.

Regardless of my wife’s chiding, I already had the product so I might as well go for it.

What Is It and How Does It Work?

The Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System (what a mouthful that is) follows the recent trend of having several different components in a single package. The package contains: an “All Over Clearing Treatment”, a “Cleansing Foam” and a “Clarifying Lotion”. These three components are supposed to be use in tandem to eliminate all kinds of acne.

You the components in Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System in steps, as follows:

Step 1: Cleansing Foam — The cleansing foam is supposed to be the precursor for the rest of the components. It’s also the most powerful. It’s supposed to wash away the dirt and oil in and around your pores that cause acne. The active ingredient in this component is Salicylic acid, which is a better alternative to benzoyl peroxide. It’s also got what seems like three thousand other ingredients in it as well.

Step 2: Clarifying Lotion — This is a more topical treatment. You spread the lotion on your face and then swab your skin with a cotton ball. This part of the treatment is intended to rid flakes and oil that may be sitting on the top part of the skin, although I’m not sure how the cleansing foam wouldn’t rid your skin of it, especially because the active ingredient in this component is also salicylic acid.

Step 3: All-Over Clearing Treatment — This is essentially just a fancy name for a cleansing moisturizer. This component is supposed to be smoothed on all over the face after using the first two parts in order to “lightly hydrate and minimize dryness and peeling”. I found this extremely suspect as a look on the back signified benzoyl peroxide as one the main ingredient, which is known to be a corrosive agent, especially against sensitive skin.

The treatment is supposed to be applied every day, which I did. The three bottles all lasted me about thirty days.

Does Clinique Acne Solution Clear Skin System Work?

In two words — not really. I did see a reduction in my whiteheads and blackheads, but on a whole, the treatment was like Pikachu fighting an Onyx — not very effective. My pustules were completely unaffected, and if anything, they got worse.

That might be down to benzoyl peroxide — there’s plenty of experiences out there of it causing redness in the skin. It actually has been shown to peel away a layer of skin, so if you have sensitive skin like me, it doesn’t do much but leave my skin red and painful.

Also, I still have bouts with cystic acne and Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System did absolutely nothing to improve it. It did cure some of my more topical acnes like whiteheads, blackheads and papules, but it didn’t affect anything deeper-rooted like pustules or nodules.

Everyone’s skin is different, so I recommend finding the right acne treatment for you. This one isn’t targeted toward any specific acne, and that’s not a bad thing necessarily. But unlike treatments like Clarity Complete, that include an oral supplement to take out the deeper-rooted acnes, Clinique Acne Solutions Skin System really doesn’t do much to stop acne at all.

All in all, it’s probably best to steer clear of the Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System. There’s plenty of more effective, more targeted treatments that will do a lot more for your acne, while also protecting your skin. For the whopping price of $54.95, just skip it and get something else that will deliver more bang for your buck.

Learn more about Clinique Acne Solutions Clear Skin System on their website.

 

 

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