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Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

What it is:A cream-mousse cleanser that gently and effectively rinses away makeup and sunscreens.What it does:This foamy cleanser removes long-wearing makeup and sunscreens quickly and efficiently. It gently delivers comfort to skin with soothing botanicals, leaving skin feeling moist, clean, and fresh. Concentrated into a long-lasting formula, it is recommended for daily use.What else you need to know:This ophthalmologist-tested formula is ideal for dry-combination to oily skin types.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

Question
Why is another cleanser needed after using the rinse-off foaming cleanser? I have combination-oily skin.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
ZRSc
(Las Vegas, NV)
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
11 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hi! You definitely don't need a second cleanser after this one. It cleans deeply and leaves your skin squeeky clean. I'm sure they recommend a toner but I don't use one.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lorntor
(Gaffney, SC)
answer 2
I have combination skin and I feel like I have to use a cleanser after this because it is like it cleans your skin almost too much and your skin feels squeaky clean in an uncomfortable way so a normal cleaner after makes your skin feel comfortable/normal again.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
redheadto
(Toronto)
answer 3
I don't use one; toner and moisturizer after is all I need.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
pweber
(Oklahoma)
answer 4
You are supposed to use the 3 steps after but I skip the cleanser if I use this follow with the toner then the lotion.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
corrin99
(Aniwa,Wi)
answer 5
Gosh, I have never had to "re-clean" my face after using this and I too have the combo skin...It rinses well off my skin and I don't feel like a film is left on with some cleansers. I happen to like that it cleans completely and doesn't dry out. I love to travel with this one, as it's easy to pack and less spillage since a mousse formual. Just a dab does it though, you'll see! For the price, I love it and it's one of the top lines. I would try it. HOpe that helps!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
txmamaof4
(Charleston, SC)
answer 6
I don't think it is!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
brazzbabe
(Northport, NY)
answer 7
Because it is designed to be used in conjunction with Clinique's 3 step skin care system. For those who use the 3 step, they (should) know that the bar soap does not remove makeup, so Clinique has a makeup removing cleanser for each skin type to compliment the system. This one is for dry/combo skin, or a type I/II in Clinique terms.
This should not be used as a face wash alone, it's too harsh if you do not wear makeup.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
rachk19
(ft myers,fl)
answer 8
I'm sorry but I don't have any answer.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Jackiethe88
(San Jose, CA)
answer 9
honestly, I don't know the answer to this question. I've used it for years, and only use it solo. Never with another cleanser.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Laurelsv
(Omaha, NE)
answer 10
You will need to follow up with another tougher cleanser if you use water resistant makeup, and if you have oiler skin. This stuff did as much "cleaning" for me as running water over my face. It won't remove anything, in fact, my skin got more blackhead infested and zit prone when I used this stuff.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ThreeCrazyCats
(Bay Area, CA)
answer 11
No other cleanser is needed for general cleaning, make-up, etc. This is all I use at the end of the day.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
abacus
(W. Bloomfield, Michigan)
Question
Oily Acne-Prone skin?
Would this product work for oily, acne-prone skin?
asked 3 years ago
Anonymous
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
11 answers
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answer 1
YES! This product is actually made for combination to oily skin types! This is great because it moisturizes your skin very well but doesn't over moisturize it!
answered 2 years ago
sarahelise026
(Iowa)
answer 2
yes , beautifully!!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
tammylynne10
(Leland, NC)
answer 3
I break out very easily (I have yet to find a product I won't break out with) and it didn't seem to prevent or help the acne i have.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
kittenfireball
(Tampa fl)
answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
pumpkins12
(allen park mi)
answer 5
I have combination skin prone to break-outs along my jawline and chin. I haven't had a single break-out since using this cleanser. Unlike other cleansers I've tried, this does not dry out my skin. It cleanses and rinses well and leaves my face feeling soft and smooth. Honestly, this is the best cleanser I have ever used and the only product I've purchased that I've given a 5 star rating.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
deut65
(Medina, Ohio)
answer 6
ive never had that type of skin but u could try it i really recommend it
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sefari
(Chicago,IL)
answer 7
Yes, I have acne prone skin and this is the only product that doesn't make me break out. This is already my 3rd purchase!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
elegence
(New York, NY)
answer 8
I have blackheads and the occasional angry zit, and it doesn't make them worse. It doesn't really make it better either. You probably would want to alternate with another cleanser, but I would definitely recommend it for getting make-up off because it gets it ALL.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
rebekahh
(South Carolina)
answer 9
Yes! I'm fifteen and am prone to breakouts, and was using this just to make sure all my makeup was off before bed..then I realized it clears up breakouts as well as blackheadds and tightens your pores. It's great. really. Definitely worth the money (:
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
caitlyn1
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 10
yes! i dont have major acne, but i do break out closer to 'that time of month' and ever since i started using this i haven't had any break outs. i use sephora's face complexion brush with it which helps me exfoliate. i can even go a day or two without washing my face and use this and have no break outs. give it a try!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
karob
(salt lake city, UT)
answer 11
Yes, I have had oily, acne prone skin for years. I use this product only to remove makeup, so that when I use the soap afterwards, you remove any residue from the foaming cleanser.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
smalley
(St. Louis, MO)
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Is this Oil free? Will this be okay for my skin type?
I have oily, acne-prone skin. I have tried Clinique's Wash Away Gel Cleanser but it dried my skin out. The wash away gel cleanser said it was oil-free but I didn't see anything in the description about this cleanser being oil-free. I am hoping that this cleanser will not dry out my skin and it won't break-out my skin. So will this cleanser be okay for my oily, acne-prone skin?
asked 3 years ago
candy93
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
11 answers
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answer 1
I've been using this cleanser just over a month now, I have a very oily T-Zone, & have yet to get a breakout (I just knocked on wood lol).
It's a cream cleanser that DOESN'T FOAM (I thought it did when I bought it), so I think that fact may attribute to the reason it doesn't dry my skin out.
I use this twice a day along with Ole Henriksen's The Whole Truth kit, & have yet to have anything but luminous skin.
Good luck with the search for "the perfect" cleanser for u (Lancôme makes a good one that does foam, & also has a very pleasant, light fragrance ((this one is fragrance-free)), I can't recall the name, but it comes in a white tube with a light blue cap. If u go into the store, they'll know which one u mean)!!!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
illcomm
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I also have acne-prone skin that can get pretty rowdy & oily. I use this twice a day and I swear, it's a God-send. It will not dry your face out, but it also reduces oil. Use this without fear.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
jenaywins
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 3
Yes! I have oily and acne prone skin and this was actually a recommendation as I was breaking out a lot. I used it and within a day or so I noticed that my acne had lessened and actually was gone by a week or two. Just make sure you use this first and then your own cleanser.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Assyrianbeauty
(San Jose, CA)
answer 4
Yes, I have pretty oily skin except for on the sides of my face by my ears. It doesn't dry my skin out at all! In fact, it moisturizes your skin great, but without over moisturizing it.
answered 2 years ago
sarahelise026
(Iowa)
answer 5
yes
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
pumpkins12
(allen park mi)
answer 6
I have oily combination skin and this cleanser works very well for me. It is oil-free and cleans extremely well. Foaming cleansers are great options for combination/oily skin because they clean with out over-drying.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
handypants
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
I have extremely dry skin and it doesn't dry my skin out. I'm also prone to breakouts, and this does wonders for mine!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
melizinms
(Jackson, MS)
answer 8
Hello-My suggestion (not a pro answer) would be that this product will probably not exhibit the ideal results that you are seeking because its texture and ingredients are directed more for the drier types of skin. Speak to a sephora specialist about your oil and acne-prone needs and ask for recommendations on at least 2 or 3 products-ask for samples and try them out. A close mentor of mine is oily/combo/blemish prone and she swears by Ole Henriksen-- Hope this helps & take care!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
caase
(Washington, DC)
answer 9
i think sooo
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sefari
(Chicago,IL)
answer 10
This would be great for you! When I bought this i was trying to decide between this foam wash or the gel cleanser and the lady said the gel cleanser might dry my skin out so i went with this and it doesnt make my skin dry! It's oil free and definitely is a great cleanser!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
karob
(salt lake city, UT)
answer 11
I use this product mainly as a makeup remover. You only need a small amount of product. I then use the soap afterwards. This is important as it will remove any residue from the foaming cleanser. I found the rinse off Clinique gel cleanser for oily skin was too drying and this may irritate sensitive and acne prone skin.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
smalley
(St. Louis, MO)
Question
Ingredient list
For allergy prone skin, what are the listed ingredients for that product?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Montreal, Canada)
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
8 answers
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answer 1
First I'm going to note that on clinique products they are labelled Allergy Tested. 100% Fragrance Free. The ingredients are as follows: Water-Potassium Myristate -Glycerin-Potassium Behenate- Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate- Potassium Palmitate- Potassium Laurate- Potassium Sterate- PEG3 Distearate- Cholesteryl Hydroxyserate- Butylene Glycol- Sodium Hyaluronate- Trisodium EDTA- Disodium EDTA- Phenoxyethanol
answered 4 months ago
CarleeS
(Texas)
answer 2
The ingredients for ALL of the products Sephora carries are always listed next to the photo of the product (on the full page, not the quick preview). You'll see a box that says "ingredients", click on it, & it'll drop down with a complete listing.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
illcomm
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
im not gonna write down the ingridients ?
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sefari
(Chicago,IL)
answer 4
I do not know what the ingredients are, but I am VERY allergy prone and have no problems with it at all. I have chronic hives which can react systemically if something irritates it, like a particular makeup item. So I am very happy with it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
ctgal1
(Great Falls, VA)
answer 5
Yes, and like all Clinique products it is hypoallergenic which means it has been tested or all known allergies and is safe for sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
tiatia
(Canada)
answer 6
There are no perfumes or dyes in the product. For an exact listing, you can click on product details. I have sensitive skin around my nose and have reactions to a lot of products. I have had no problems, thus far, with this cleanser.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lorntor
(Gaffney, SC)
answer 7
As I have no allergy issues I don't really know.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
Jackiethe88
(San Jose, CA)
answer 8
Here is the list of ingredients as indicated on the back of the tube: Water, Potassium Myristate, Glycerin, Potassium Behenate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Potassium Palminate, Potassium Laurate, Potassium Sterate, Peg-3 Distearate, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Trisodium Edta, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730), Red 4 (CI 14700)

Hope this helps!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
beautycloset
(Montreal, Canada)
Question
Why do the instructions state to avoid the eye area?
Most of those that rate the product indicate they use it to take off mascara so clearly everyone is using it on their eyes.
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
sap99
(Pittsford, New York)
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
8 answers
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answer 1
I actually thin it out and use to take my eye make-up off just make sure you keep your eyes closed the whole time you're washing and rinsing. It probably says to avoid eye area because it is a bit drying and pretty much anything will irritate your eyeballs if it gets in there
answered 4 months ago
CarleeS
(Texas)
answer 2
It says to avoid the eye area because if you get this directly in your eye it will sting. I remove my eye and face makeup with this and it doesn't burn or sting unless I get this in my eyes.
answered 7 months ago
nenarina
answer 3
I use it all over my face morning and night and it takes off everything!
answered 9 months ago
Longd7221
(Columbia, SC)
answer 4
I know that it burns when I rub it over my eyes, so that might be why. May depend on the person though.
answered 1 year ago
pcakes12
answer 5
I have been using this cleanser to remove my eye makeup for years with no issues.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Bunnie505
(Irvine CA)
answer 6
I'm not certain why it says to "avoid the eye area", but I don't mess around with my face, so I keep it away from my eyes when using it. I could be a fool for this, but u never know. Maybe it's not good for ur eyelashes.
It could also be a ploy to sell their eye-makeup remover...nvr underestimate marketing techniques...
I would say to ask a Clinique rep, but they'll just try to sell u something u don't need...maybe try emailing this question to their customer service addy, becuz it IS a good one.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
illcomm
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
I use this cleanser around my eyes all the time, however now I found a great make up remover I don't. I used it to remove all my makeup but if you get the slightest bit in your eye it absolutely burns like crazy. Worse than shampoo in your eye. I still use it around my eye area every now and then though and it hasn't dried the skin out or anything, it just burns if it is actually in the eye.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(Calgary)
answer 8
I would suggest not to use it around your eye. I have accidentally gotten it in my eye and it burned like heck. I mean to each their own if other people want to use it around their eye to take eye makeup off okay but that's on them. I highly suggest not to because it does sting/burn. Hope this helps :-)
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
mylifeasawife
(Granada Hills, Ca)
Question
Does this product contain gluten?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
5 answers
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answer 1
No
answered 4 months ago
CarleeS
(Texas)
answer 2
I have to follow a GF diet and I have never had a reaction to this product
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
clarice
(modesto,ca)
answer 3
no
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
pumpkins12
(allen park mi)
answer 4
nope i dont think so
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
sefari
(Chicago,IL)
answer 5
For a list of gluten-free products available on our website, please email your request to "customerservice@sephora.com" or call 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) & select option 2 to speak with a Beauty Advisor. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Has anyone used this with the Clarisonic?
I am looking for a new cleanser to use that is good at removing makeup in conjuction with my Clarisonic Mia 2. Just wondering if anyone has used it with the Clarisonic before. In the past I have tried using it with cleansers that I love, but just don't end up working well with the Mia. Thanks!
asked 4 months ago
burk0282
(Minneapolis, MN)
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
3 answers
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answer 1
I use it both on its own and with my Mia and think its awesome either way.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
minderella
(Las Vegas)
answer 2
I thought this worked great with my Mia2, I loved the way it foamed. Unfortunately, this product was very drying with and without the clarisonic, so I will no longer be using it.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
jerseygirl214
(New Brunswick, NJ)
answer 3
We'd recommend using this in conjunction with the Mia 2 it's a great pairing :).
answered 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
In reading about this product it says not to use around the eye area yet when you read further it says takes mascara off????
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
Anonymous
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
3 answers
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answer 1
I intended to use it to remove eye makeup but it made my eyes sting, so I won't be doing that again.
answered 1 week, 1 day ago
JOoakland
(Oakland, CA)
answer 2
I've gotten this product in my eyes before, and it was one of the most unpleasant experiences ever - EVER. I can't stress enough to use caution around the eye area with this. It removes mascara really well, just be careful not to get it in your eyes.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
dalliance
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
You can use it on your entire face, just try to be careful around your eyes. I use it in the shower. It does take off all your makeup. It does a great job without being too harsh on my face.
answered 3 months ago
ekat003
(Olathe, KS)
Question
If I stop using Clinique products, will my face gets worsen?
Since I'm a student, I can't possibly keep buying Clinique products so was wondering if I stop using it like maybe a month, then in the mean time I switch back to my normal cleanser will my face worsen? I have heard of SK II cases that if you start using it, you cannot stop. So was wondering if Clinique products are the same..
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
xiaofur
(Singapore)
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
It happened to me,so my answer is yes!!! Switch to other brands and got breakouts. Hope u can try other products that is hypoallergenic and milder to avoid breakouts. That's the worst thing I hate when I switch to other products.keep trying!!! Good luck dear!!!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
hellokittybabe
(New York, NY)
answer 2
I don't know what you mean by SK II, but I think that any one saying you must use a specific product and if you start it will be worse if you stop is lying to you. It might be they are desperate to sell things to you, through their own motivation, or they have been trained to sell things this way. This is like selling product through threats, and it is ridiculous! Anyway, I think this is a good product, one that I use occasionally but not daily, but it is hardly the only thing you can use. Once again, I recommend trying Clinique facial soap bars as a cheaper alternative.
answered 2 years ago
alencon
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
I recommend clinique facial bar soaps as an alternative. Since they're solid, not liquid, they last forever. for the price of a drug store liquid facial cleanser that lasts 3 or 4 months, I get a bar that lasts a year to 18 months. I save the foaming cleanser for the rare occasions I wear makeup.
answered 2 years ago
alencon
(Toronto, ON)
Question
Are breakouts common?
I have had SEVERE breakouts using Clinique products. I love the feel of this cleanser, and have given in a couple of months to see if the breakouts I started getting on my forehead would clear up. They have not cleared up, so I obviously need to stop using the product... are there certain common ingredients in Clinique products that would cause this?
asked 1 year ago
Solopirolo
(North Platte, NE)
on Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have never had an issue with Clinique's skin care products... I have a combination skin with a touch of dry... I love this stuff & it works great for me. but if is not helping you, you might want to try more on the salidic acid side...
answered 9 months ago
Longd7221
(Columbia, SC)
answer 2
Honestly, I can't answer what exact ingredients might be causing your issues, but I will say that though Clinique touts their skincare line, I find most of their products to be harsh and extremely tough on my skin. I have combination sensitive skin with a tendency towards rosacea, and I always, ALWAYS steer clear of this line. After several uses of this cleanser, it really stripped my skin - and it's the product from their skincare line I've had the least problems with.
answered 10 months ago
sbl679
(Topeka, Kansas)
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