Clinique 'Acne Solutions' Clear Skin System
I have been dealing with acne for a long time and i have used many different products such as proactive, marykay, and every acne solutions you find at the grocery store. Many would help for about a month but then would stop. The acne solutions line with clinaque has helped my face so much! at times it would cause some drying or irritation but if and when that would happen i just decreased my use to once a day and it would recover very fast. i would recommend this product to anyone.
also for my acne scars i started using their dark spot corrector and after just three weeks i already see a difference!
Pleased so far...
It has only been a week but I can see a significant difference in my skin. I have combination skin that tends to be on the dry side so I only use this 3-step system at night. I also follow-up the third step with an additional intensive hydration night cream. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with adult acne that has tried other acne regimens.
The only thing that always works
Whenever I develop a bad breakout whether it is from hormones or stress, I can always count on Clinique's Acne Solutions Clear Skin System.
I use the Foam once a day, and the other ingredients twice a day on blemishes. These products are very drying, especially for more mature skin, so be forewarned.
I find that covering my face with something like Cerave Moisturizing Cream after using this 3 step system really helps.
Highly recommend for teens and adults equally.
Very effective, but some negative "side effects"
I am 29 and I tend to have blackheads on my nose, under the surface bumps on my chin, and one or two actual pimples at any given time. Since I've been using this system, I've had only one breakout per month (I think these were hormone related). I've seen a big reduction in blackheads on my nose and small under the surface bumps on my chin and forehead. My skin is also less oily.
I started out using the system twice per day. My skin was no longer oily and I had almost no acne, but my face was also beginning to get dull and flaky. I've been using the system once per day for a while now. It is not quite as effective (still have the under the surface chin acne), but I have no flakiness and all of the other acne has gone away.
Also, part of the reason I switched to using the system once per day was because the lotion was bleaching out my pajamas and pillowcase. Now, I use the system in the morning and something else at night. I also wash my hands very thoroughly before touching my towels or clothing.
Finally, I am starting to get fine lines on my forehead and under my eyes. I was worried that the system would make the lines appear worse, but I don't think that the system had any effect.