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Acne Solutions BB Cream by Clinique

Acne Solutions BB Cream

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finish: demi-matte coverage: high coverage
Variation: Deep
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this ges me through an entire day @ work and a work out still mattifying my skin and covered minor imperfections

- Sephora User

love this stuff, it gives you a light wash of color while also mattifying the skin

- Sephora User

staying power


i love how this stays on

- Sephora User

once set with powder, it lasts an entire 12 hour shift at the hospital

- Sephora User

color accuracy

doesn't oxidize

it feels light and clean on my skin, never changes color, and makes my skin look amazing

- Sephora User

this stays put all day, it doesn't oxidize

- Sephora User



it does exactly what is says it does: provides coverage, conceals my imperfections and hides all the redness, very very lightweight, a little goes a long way

- Sephora User

it does exactly what is says it does: provides coverage, conceals my imperfections and hides all the redness, very very lightweight, a little goes a long way

- Sephora User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

i have been using it over dr brandt pores no more primer and i get all day wear without a ton of shine throughout the day

- Sephora User

this product help minimize my pores

- Sephora User


blends well

i love how it blends

- Sephora User

it blends easily with my hands and looks flawless with or without powder

- Clinique User



so i tried this with my my favorite primer the sephora stay matte 8 hr primer and this then a tarte smooth operator translucent powder my face has a beautiful glow and it applies like smooth water

- Sephora User

this bb cream is perfect for my skin

- Sephora User



i dries down to an nice matte/satin finish in my opinion

- Sephora User

i can even use it as an under eye concealer, and unlike most actual under eye concealers, this doesn't crease on me or look dry and weird

- Sephora User

color correction

color correcting

i also use smashbox photo finish color correcting foundation primer in apricot for redness and vein coverage and mufe hd invisible concealer in 325-natural beige

- Sephora User

i mix a little bit of this with the green based color correcting smashbox primer and a matte face lotion - bam

- Sephora User



i have combination skin, and this keeps my face radiant and matte all day

- Sephora User

i actually prefer this to my nars all day luminous foundation

- Sephora User



it evens out my skin, and sets to a beautiful semi-matte finish

- Sephora User

the finish is semi matte, staying power is good enough for a bb product

- Sephora User


high coverage

this is an amazing bb cream this is a full coverage but the amazing part it looks absolutely flawless and natural on my skin

- Sephora User

great full coverage with very little product

- Sephora User
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sephora userApril 23, 2015


This is exactly what I have been looking for in a makeup product. I have acne prone, combination skin and have been looking for a lightweight makeup with medium to full coverage that won't cause breakouts. This BB cream is perfect for my skin! It is easy to apply, smooths out my skin and removes redness while still looking very natural. I like that it looks like my actual skin, but better. The makeup I was using before covered my skin too much and looked too mask-like. A bit of the pinkness in my cheeks still shows through with this -- the unevenness is about 90 or 95% corrected. It also makes my skin look more smooth and makes pores and blemishes look significantly diminished. It has not caused any breakouts, in fact my skin seems healthier and clearer since using this. I feel good about putting it on in the morning because I know I'm treating my skin well. I either put this directly on my clean, dry face or put it on after I have applied Clinique clearing gel on blemishes and/or lightly mist on the Moisture Surge spray (both of those products are great and I highly recommend them as well). I shake the bottle of BB cream and apply to my face with clean fingers. It is easy to blend and quick to apply. After I cover my face, I go back over the more pigmented areas and dab on a bit more of the BB cream (almost like you would a concealer). I wait a few minutes for the foundation to dry and then lightly press a setting power into my skin (I use BareMinerals original Mineral Veil, no spf). This gives a great, natural, matte, perfected finish. I use the Light color and it is a perfect match for my fair skin. The color does not oxidize at any point. The BB cream does have a light sunscreen-y scent due to the spf but I don't mind it and actually kind of like it. I am extremely happy with this product and I hope you try it and love it too!

- sephora
Sephora userMay 18, 2015

Magic for Combo/Oily Skin

My skin has changed pretty dramatically since getting off the pill earlier this year. I went from combo to VERY oily and have been on the search for a BB cream or foundation that does not slide off my face. As I am in my early 30's so powders settle into fine lines and really only stay put for a few hours max anyway. I got a sample of this in Light/Medium and even though I am pretty fair, I decided to give it a go after watching TiffanyD's youtube review. I'm pretty fair and ususally wear the lightest shade in most foundations, but I could still pull off the L/M as a bronzy look. After washing and using a vitamin c serum and eye cream in the AM, I apply this with my fingers. Coverage is really good - I don't have a lot of active acne but have some redness and scarring and this completely covers that up. I still use concealer for my undereye area but I also have pretty severe dark circles, so that is to be expected. With most foundations I usually have to blot at least 2 - 3 times a day and will usually touch up with powder once. With this stuff I only have to blot once a day and can get away without powdering. And it looks gorgeous! It looks like REAL skin when you apply with fingers. If you want a really full coverage look you can apply with a brush and acheive that too. Very versatile. After a few days of the sample size I did order the Light and am very pleased. The undertone is neutral and it blends in beautiflly with my very fair but warm skin. This is seriously the best stuff ever for combo to oily skin. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>

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sephora userJune 14, 2016

While I love the mattifying effect this product has, I wouldn't recommend this if you are pale. The lightest shade available still makes me look orange. I like a lot that it drys my oily skin out and it didn't break me out, but I won't be buying this again because of how it does NOT match my skin shade whatsoever. The product is very watery and I wouldn't even call it a cream. It is good for acne but I think there are better options out there too. It has very sheer coverage. It is also VERY hard to blend into your skin.

- sephora
sephora userMarch 14, 2018


I've never actually reviewed a product on here before but felt compelled to review this because it has become my HOLY GRAIL product. I was on the hunt for a lightweight, sheer skin tint/tinted sunscreen (i don't use the word foundation). I used to use full-coverage foundations but felt they were too heavy and greasy and I realized i didn't need THAT much coverage. But finding a sheer alternative that offered SPF, a non-greasy formula, that was lightweight, and had a natural matte finish was a major challenge. I tried every BB/CC cream formula (IT Cosmetics, Dr. Jart, Smashbox, Nars) and NOTHING worked; too heavy, too greasy, it would melt off my face and get all over my clothes. I have combination skin but found that all these formulas only made my face even greasier as the day wore on. Enter this stuff. I found it by accident after asking what I thought was a Sephora employee for suggestions but ended up being a Clinique sales rep who recommended this BB cream. It turned out to be a very happy accident. This formula has everything I've been looking for. I legitimately feel like I have nothing on my face. The finish is naturally matte (ie. doesn't look like a mask)- I don't have to use powder to set it. It's enough coverage to even out my skin, but you can still see my actual skin. I'm fair, so the high SPF is amazing (vs. BBs with only 15 SPF). I wasn't looking for an acne-specific tint, but I'm glad it has that added benefit that it won't break me out. It's the perfect first step to my newly simplified makeup routine. I can't recommend this enough!

- sephora
sephora userJanuary 12, 2016

My favourite BB cream!

I purchased this product after watching a beauty guru on Youtube raving about it. I have combo and acne prone-skin and I have a hard time finding good foundations/BB creams that can suit my skin type, so I decided to give this a try! To be honest, the first few times that I tried it, I hated it. I found that the color (I have Light) was a little bit too dark for me. I also seriously thought for awhile that it was making me breakout. Then I stopped using it for awhile, and restarted later. I can now say that I really like it. It is very liquidy so be careful when using it. A little goes a long way. I usually put 5 drops on the back of my hand and with a finger I dab all over my face and use a brush or a BB to blend it. I figured that I was using too much of it and it made the color too dark. By using less and blending it, the color now matches my skintone. It evens out perfectly my skintone - it has medium to full coverage surprisingly for being so thin and liquidy. It also doesn't make my breakout anymore (maybe it was a hormonal issue). As for the oil control, I'm oily on my T-zone, and I can't really say that it controls it. I always powder my T-zone no matter what. But I feel when I use this product and powder, I don't have to touch up with a blotting tissue at all. I recommend this product and give it a few try if you don't like it at first. I wish it came in more colors.

- sephora


Overall safe Ingredients

Ethylhexyl Palmitateacneirritant
Tocopheryl Acetatehazard
Stearic Acidacne
PEG-3 Dimethiconehazard
Octisalate 2%hazard
Octinoxate 7.5%hazard
PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethiconehazard

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