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Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam by Clinique

Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam


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good for acne

this is the best acne cleanser

- Nordstrom User

this is the best cleanser ever for acne

- Nordstrom User


redness relief

it has reduce my acne scars so much and now i have no acne

- Sephora User

i have the most sensitive skin ever, every face wash i ever use makes me breakout and get hives everywhere, but when i used this, my acne went completely away and i had no rash or hives or acne

- Nordstrom User



love how it's gentle on skin

- Ulta User

the clinique acne foam cleanser is the only thing that calms my face down its gentle and it's not heavily scented, i pair with the sonic cleansing brush and my skin has never been softer

- Nordstrom User



this product is becoming one of my favs =] throughout the years i've used a lot of different otc brands and they all dried out my face bad/irritated or broke me out even more =/ so i'm finally glad i found the one

- Ulta User

this is a great cleanser,non drying, soft smooth cleanser

- Nordstrom User



my skin has never felt so smooth and soft in my life

- Nordstrom User

so i tried many kinds soap and this one really helps and make my skin so smooth

- Nordstrom User

uneven skintone

evens out skin

i also started using the dark spot corrector foundation and it sped my results up more quickly and also hid the majority of my scars and didn't make my acne stand out as much as regular foundation does

- Nordstrom User

i have tried just about every acne product on the market, and even home skin care techniques, some have caused worse breakouts, some haven't worked at all, some have worked for a limited amount of time and then just stopped working all together

- Nordstrom User

pore minimizing

pore minimizing

i have awful skin, constantly have acne and blemishes and this cleanser, the toner, the clay mask, pore mask, and the gel have cleared up my face so well its so amazing to have clear skin again

- Nordstrom User

works great for acne, helps a lot with blackheads

- Nordstrom User



great and u can feel that ur skin is clear and radiant after u dry towel ur face , its a good choice to remove all day impurities

- Nordstrom User

started using the clinique line with this cleanser in combo with the clarifying lotion and all-over clearing treatment, skin looks markedly better, feels tight without drying, smoother and brighter, acne clearing up

- Nordstrom User


good quality

thank you for having such wonderful integrity and quality that is synonymous with all your products

- Nordstrom User

i just want to say thank you to clinique from the bottom of my heart for putting out quality products that really help people to look their best

- Nordstrom User
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nordstrom userAugust 01, 2017

Dramatically changed my skin!

I have suffered with acne since 6th grade. I have suffered from oily skin that would cause small pimples to cover my face and made it look at if I had a rash all over my face. I tried everything- every acne face wash you could think of, I received topical treatments from dermatologists, I tried natural faces washes, I even stopped eating sugar and diary as well as was allergy tested to see if any of it was connected to my acne. I was recommend the Clinique Acne Solution by a close friend and was hesistant... I had tried many four step acne washes and sets from many other companies and didn't have much luck. I was comfortable with my routine and was very scared to try anything new knowing I had a likely chance of making my face worse. I decided to take a chance and try it out. I used the foam wash along with the clarifying lotion followed by the all over clearing treatment, I covered zits with the clinical clearing gel, and finished up by using moisturizing gel (not part of the acne line) one night (hesistant about there being so many steps) and woke up to my face dramatically changed, you could clearly see my acne healing. I was so shocked! I continued to use all these products morning and night and had new skin by the third day! Unlike many face washes it did not make my face irritated nor dry (as I suffered with dry skin flakes and redness as washing my face for hours), it automatically made my face tones more even and calmed down my face dramatically. I would recommend this product to anyone with acne and am a true believer in this acne line. No face wash has had the same effect and has made me feel like a whole new person. I no longer worry about people looking at my face in each conversation, or looking like I have a constant sunburn- this product is truly great!

- nordstrom
nordstrom userDecember 20, 2011

God Bless You, Clinique!

I have been a faithful Clinique user for many years and had been using the 3-Step for Combination/Dry Skin. I always seemed to have blemish or two each month, but no big deal. Earlier this summer I decided to switch to some organic facial cleanser as I was eating organic and thought that would be best for my skin. Well, by Labor Day I had about 15 pimples on my face and by the end of October, after really no improvement, I decided I needed to do something about this. I did pray about it as it was really bothersome to me. I mean I'm now 42, so who needs pimples plus my fine lines ;-) Anyway, right after that I felt led to check out the Clinique website to see what they offered for acne, saw this Acne Solutions line, ordered the trial kit and it began to clear my face immediately. I was so happy I almost cried! It's been almost 2 months now, and I have had just an occasional blemish here & there, but 1 at time, as opposed to 15 and they heal very quickly. My favorite is this cleansing foam and also the 2nd step clarifying lotion. The 3rd step moisturizing lotion is very drying for my skin, so I use the dramatically different gel daily and use the acne lotion just on an actual blemish if I have one. I just want to say thank you to Clinique from the bottom of my heart for putting out quality products that really help people to look their best. In this world of air-brushed advertising, one can really feel unworthy when they struggle with skin problems. So God bless you & may you have continued success in the New Year!

- nordstrom
nordstrom userJune 22, 2014

I love this product!

I've been searching for what feels like all my life for this cleanser. First of all, my skin is in pretty good shape. I've always had very mild acne, and even as an adult I do get occasional breakouts. However, my skin is pretty clear compared to some people. My main problem is small hard bumps, and blackheads. While I do have an oily T-zone, I also get very very dry skin in the summer and winter months. I like this product for many reasons. Before this product, I've never used a foam cleanser that also makes my skin feel CLEAN. I use this product with and without my Clarisonic, and either way my skin has that clean feeling, without feeling "tight" or drained. After using this product for just a few weeks, my skin felt much smoother, softer, and those annoying little bumps were disappearing. The BEST part is that I haven't had any irritation. The oil production on my T-zone has really come under control, too. Some oil is natural and healthy for the skin, but my oil ducts don't feel like they are working overtime anymore. I think that is probably why my blackheads are starting to go away. I'm not sure how well this product would work for people with severe acne, but for me it works GREAT. I follow the cleanser with the toner (usually every other night) and acne cream, and always use the Moisture Surge moisturizer after everything dries. My skin has been SO happy since I switched to Clinique from "another major brand with their celebrity-filled commercials". I'm really excited to see how much better my skin gets with continued use.

- nordstrom
nordstrom userFebruary 16, 2015

Love, Love, Love!

This product is definitely a lifesaver for people who struggle with acne! Before Clinique I had no acne whatsoever! I was using extremely expensive skin care products and after about two months my skin started to breakout! I was shocked and just assumed it would go away over time, but after about another month of using the products my face was getting worse! It looked like I developed a rash on my face of acne! It was so bad and embarrassing that I asked my mom about what products I should get next because I knew the ones I was using was upsetting my skin! She told me about Clinique and how she loves their products! She even told me about how my grandma uses the products and loves them! So I went to my local Clinique and they worked SO well with me and set up a plan to get my face back into shape! I was so impressed with how much the associates cared for my skin! They put me on the acne solutions foaming cleanser, in addition to the acne solutions clarifying lotion and their moisture surge moisturizer! I have been using these products for a little over a month and I'm so impressed! My skin has never felt so smooth and soft in my life! My boyfriend even tells me how nice my face looks because my acne has really started to clear up! My skin is definitely getting back to normal and I couldn't be more excited about it! The best part about these products is they are so gentle on my face I can use them twice a day and my face doesn't get dried out or feel tight whatsoever! I tell all my friends about Clinique and how much their products have helped me! I will for sure be a Clinique costumer for a LONG time!

- nordstrom
nordstrom userJanuary 01, 2018

Doesn't remove makeup,strips essential oils, dries

I have been using the Acne solutions product line for two years now and my skin has only gotten worse with its application. I love Clinique, everything I own is from Clinique and I really tried to make them work for me. I had rare acne breakouts before trying them, especially nearing my period and at least my skin was moisturized and supple then. I only decided to try them because of my occassional breakouts and had a little bit of redness. But this foam just takes away surface amount of Acne Solutions Liquid makeup, strips away the essential oils and does not unclog pores. My skin is left dry, now I have 6 pimples every day, wrinkly and my skin tone has gotten dull and darker. I have a strict diet and beauty regimen, I only use Clinique moisturizers and creams. I have tried other gentle foams and cleansers here, but still no change. And even after cleansing with Acne solutions cleanser, feels like there is still oil and dirt clogged in the pores.

- nordstrom


Overall safe Ingredients

PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethiconehazard
Salicylic Acid 2% Waterhazard
Butylene Glycolacne

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What’s a good cleanser, moisturizer & foundation for super oily skin? I have very oily skin, yet it’s also rough/dry. I’ve also noticed my face being super red constantly too. Never used to have acne and also have been breaking out. 😕
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i use this, the cleansing lotion, which is a liquid that you get to match your skin type, and the dramatically different moisturizer. also, going to a dermatologist if/when possible will be good too :)
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What are some good cleansers, serums, moisturizers, toners, etc. for acne? I have oily skin, acne (not cystic though), acne scars, and black heads on my nose and cheeks.
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Use this twice a day
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Anything that will help with my acne on cheeks😖? I’m so insecure about it and I’ve been having it since last year. It will come and go away. I can’t find anything for it I’ve tried so many face washes, toners, moisturizers Etc and nothing seems to help does anybody recommend something that will definitely work. I was also taking minocycline but unfortunately it stopped working for me.
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Meisha Beau 💛
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An absolute life saver. You have to be consistent with this regime or your acne will come back but you’ll see results within 3 days. See a specialist at a Clinique location (I go to Macy’s). I used to have similar acne on my forehead and chin. It’s G O N E for good girl! Also, be cautious about using cheap drug store products. The ingredients are not quality and often don’t work for those of us that suffer from real acne. Invest the money to care for your skin, if you take care of it, it will take care of you. Good luck beauty 💛
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Erin Dover Morrow
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So I have combination, acne prone, sometimes dry, sometimes oily skin. I used Proactiv for years but I’d like to try a new skincare line for my sensitive skin. I need something that will be gentle but effective. Any recommendations would be so appreciated!
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This product was a game changer! I have very sensitive acne prone skin that also gets dry easily, I used this along with their moisturizer and it cleared my skin up beautifully!
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What’s a good exfoliating wash? I have oily skin, bad black heads, white heads, and acne.
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Diana Mayo
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It really helps with the oily skin, black heads, and the acne. It breaks down your acne and it gentle on your skin. I love it I hope u try it out :) !!
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Rachel Miller
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Looking for a good everyday cleanser? I do get pimples every so often and have a lot of acne scars and some discoloration , honestly open to any price point!
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sadya sayeed
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This one pretty good
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Ingrid Ruiz
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I have been dealing with acne ever since middle school. I am pretty oily and I tend 2 break out most of the time. I am asking all my oily skin girls if you guys know any good cleaners for my oily/ acne face.
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i have really oily skin and this is the only thing that’s helped. it’s a little pricy but i swear by it!
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Sophia Bauder
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Im looking for a good facial cleanser that helps clear acne?
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Andrea Padilla
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I find the acne solution steps work amazing!!
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Ariana Nava
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I’m looking for a new skincare routine. My skin isn’t too bad but I have these annoying bumps on my cheeks that won’t go away. I want that porcelain looking skin that everyone seems to have. I’ve tried proactive but once my skin cleared it came back once I stopped using it. 😭😭
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Lore Galore
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I started using Cetaphil first to cleanse all dirt and bacteria before I got into acne products and it manages but the best one I ever used is Clinique, I used to break out over any little thing I have sensitive yet combination skin, break out on my cheeks too but I recommend Clinique for sure try getting the kit for it. does wonders!!
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Hannah Hughes
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So I have sensitive skin that is very prone to breakouts! Any holy grail products that work for you guys??!
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Cely Hinojosa
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I used Clinique’s cleansing foam along with the toner and moisturizer. Other products tend to be a bit harsh on my skin and overly dry me out.