13.5 oz/ 400 mL
Clarifying Lotion 3
What It IsClinique Clarifying Lotion 3 - For Combination Oily Skin sweeps away dulling flakes and excess oil that can lead to breakouts.
What Else You Need to KnowThis product is allergy tested, dermatologist developed, and free of fragrance, SLS, silicone, oil, and gluten. It is comprised of 100 percent vegan ingredients.
The Do’s and Don’ts for Oily, Acne Prone Skin
Knowing your skin type and skin condition is the first step to treating it. I personally have dehydrated yet oily acne prone skin. The right type of products in a routine can make a huge difference. *Disclaimer: I love all the products above except the Clinique toner (Dont use this please). I will explain below why things are good or bad for acne. Step 1: Cleanse Do - Use gel cleanser like the FARMACY - Clean Bee Ultra Gentle Facial Cleanser . The gel formula will deep cleanse the face without stripping. Don’t - Use a cream cleanser like the GEORGETTE KLINGER - Green Tea Cream Cleanser . This is more geared towards dry skin. It will cleanse and hydrate but won’t give you the deep cleanse oily/acne prone skin needs. Step 2: Treat Do - Use a product with salicylic acid like PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator . Salicylic acid is oil soluble and will dive deep into your pores breaking up any sebum or debris. Don’t - Use something with detnatured alcohol like the CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3 . It may feel good at first but the alcohol is stripping your skin and does more harm than good. In the end your face will over compensate for the stripping effect and produce more oil. Step 3: Moisturize Do - Use a gel moisturizer like the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair BarriAIR Cream Safe for Sensitive Skin . I love this because it is free of a lot of skin irritants like fragrance and dyes. The gel formula won’t feel too heavy on the skin but will give you all the hydration benefits you need. Don’t- Use a heavy, cream moisturizer like the Milk MAKEUP - Vegan Milk Moisturizer . Heavy creams are more geared for dry skin. For oily skin it will just sit on top potentially clogging pores (plus I do believe this has some comedogenic ingredients). These are basic steps I’ve been using for a while to make my skin routine the best is can be for my skin concern. If you have any questions about any steps or products let me know below. 🖤 /*some products gifted
CLINIQUE-Clarifying Lotion 3
I have a special place in my heart for Clinique because the brand is actually the first that I used when I started to be more mindful of my skin. They had their 3-steps kits based on your skin type and it was the best ever that happened to me. I had really dry skin and I purchased the dry-skin kit first, I didn’t even use toners then and the toner actually did so much for me; my skin started to clear up, it got brighter and also really refreshing. I fell in love with toners from Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion nr 1 I no longer use it now because I have my other favourites. I have sensitive dry/combination skin which means that I have to switch items from winter to summer to fit my skin type. Let’s talk about the items in this picture. 🔅Clinique liquid facial soap: I don’t like this one, it says that it’s for dry to combination skin but I feel that it should be for oily skin types. It also irritated my sensitive skin although it does not contain fragrance. 🔅Clinique clarifying lotion 3: this toner is for oily skin types and it is perfect when I visit warmer countries during summer. I get really really oily and this was a saviour for my oily skin during those times. It’s a no no when I’m back in Sweden though because it will dry my skin out! 🔅Rince off foaming cleanser: I love this one, it’s great when I’ve used an oil based cleanser and when I use my Clinique Sonic system brush. I only use this cleanser when I’ve been wearing heavy make up though. 🔅Dramatically different moisturising gel and lotion+ : the gel is for oilier skin types and the lotion+ is for dryer skin types. So one is for summer and the other for winter. They work fine as a moisturiser, they don’t do anything else other then moisturising my skin so I use these when I feel like my skin needs a break from all the other ingredients and just need more moisture.
CLINIQUE-All About Clean Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
Alcohols in skincare; the good, bad, and ugly
Something I’ve encountered a lot lately at work is misinformation about alcohol in skincare. It’s definitely a myth that all alcohol is bad alcohol. I want to shed a little bit of light on bad alcohols and good alcohols in skincare. The Bad: The most common bad alcohol you’ll encounter in skincare is denatured alcohol. If you see this in the first few ingredients... run! The CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3 is an example of this as it is the second ingredient! *in most cases the higher up something is on the ingredient list the more concentrated it is* You may think you’re seeing instant results with this (especially if you have oily skin) but what it’s really doing is stripping your skin and preventing it from preforming it’s natural functions. This will cause dryness, possible irritation, and will wreck your moisture barrier over time. Another example of this ingredient is the exuviance - Resurfacing Glycolic Wash. More examples of bad alcohols in skincare are isopropyl alcohol, methanol, SD alcohol, and ethanol. If you see these just put the product down, it’s not worth it. The Good: Now at this point you might be thinking that all alcohol is bad in skincare but that’s totally not the case!! There are actually really good alcohols that can really benefit your skin. These are considered fatty alcohols. They help draw in and hold moisture. The most common ones you’ll see are cetyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, glycol, and cetearyl alcohol. A HUGE favorite of mine lately has been the FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask which includes cetyl alcohol, glycol, and cetearyl alcohol. My skin has been really going through it lately with wearing my mask and I noticed how it felt very dry and irritated. I immediately went out and purchased this mask to help soothe (it also contains colloidal oatmeal) and hydrate my skin. It has a thicker, cream consistency with those oatmeal chunks all throughout. When I say this nourished, soothed, and hydrated my skin better than anything I’ve ever used I really mean it. This mask has been a blessing. The fatty alcohols help draw in that moisture and lock it in making it perfect for those with all skin types (but especially dry and combo). It also doesn’t contain any dyes or fragrances making it perfect for sensitive skin. So long story short not all alcohols are bad alcohols. You just have to be careful and read the label to see what’s really in a product. If anyone has any questions please let me know 🖤
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Does the Clinique Acne Solutions Cleanser work?
This is my THIRD bottle of the CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam 😂😂 Honestly, at first you don’t see results like almost any other skin care product. You HAVE to keep using it. PROS It instantly waters down your makeup if you use it as a makeup remover Leaves you feeling fresh and clean It has acne medication Your pimples will go away one way or another because it has a cycle soooooo honestly I feel that this product HELPS you NOT get acne (yeah it may get rid of that pimple in the middle of the forehead, but, at the same time, you don’t know if it was your skin the one that actually cleared it up or if it was the product) CONS You have to buy the CLINIQUE - Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion or the CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3 to get the BEST results. Which means you have to spend more. Because it’s a foaming cleanser, if you have a big face like me, you will use like around 6 pumps to clean your face. Which means the cleanser won’t last long.
CLINIQUE-Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion
Clinique 3 Step Skincare - Oily/Combination
1. Liquid facial soap is amazing on my face, especially on the t-zone area where I found is extra oily. $26 2. Clarifying lotion 3 is specific for oily to combination skin type as only the t-zone area is oily for me. I love using this for hot summer days but find that during winter it makes my skin feel a little dry. There are 3 other types based on what you need: oily skin, dry to combination skin, or dry skin. $23 3. I chose the dramatically different moisturizing gel cause it’s the one recommended for oily skin. I find most creams/lotions are too thick and feel heavy on my face. This one is light and I keeps me feeling hydrated. $36 **limited edition at Sephora, 3 step skincare system for skin types 3,4 $63** **limited edition at Sephora, 3 step skincare minis for skin types 3, 2 $39** - 6/30/2020 This is a great 3 step system for daily and nightly use. It’s a good introduction to skincare products if you’re looking for a basic routine/don’t need a high maintenance routine.
CLINIQUE-CLINIQUE Liquid Facial Soap
Clinique Clarifying Lotion 3
Quoted via the sephora site: “What it is: A gentle, oil-free exfoliating lotion for combination and oily skin. What it is formulated to do: This second step in Clinique's 3-Step Skin Care System is a true difference-maker for great skin. Developed by Clinique's dermatologists, the smoothing formula whisks away pore-clogging oil and flakes to reveal a clearer complexion. It helps control excess oil to minimize breakouts and keep skin feeling clean.” Not going to lie, this helped clear my skin up but the cost was a compromised skim barrier due to the alcohol in this formula (it is the second ingredient). If they reformulated without alcohol I would buy again in a heartbeat because it worked well for me. Even though it worked well for me I cannot recommend this product in good faith knowing that it has high alcohol concentration in it. It is $31.50 for 16.5oz. CLINIQUE - Clarifying Lotion 3
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