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Clinique Liquid Facial Soap

What it is: A non-drying liquid soap that cleanses gently and thoroughly. What it is formulated to do: Clinically formulated cleansing—that's how great skin starts. This dermatologist-developed Facial Soap maintains protective lipids and loosens surface flakes to leave skin clean, comfortable, and refreshed—never taut or dry. It rinses away easily and prepares skin perfectly for the exfoliating action of Clarifying Lotion. A convenient pump dispenser provides just the right amount of product. What else you need to know: Enhance your cleansing regimen by using the Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush with Liquid Facial Soap.
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Question
Does it help with acne?
Instead of using the clinique acne solutions, if I were to use the 3-step skin care system, would it help clear up my acne, prevent my skin from being so oily, and clean my face?
asked 4 years ago
sheyshey
(Syracuse, NY)
on Liquid Facial Soap
8 answers
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answer 1
Hi,

This item is not formulated for acne but, will keep your skin clean and will clarify impurities.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
I've been using this for a few months now, with the rest of the 3 Step System, and it cleared my acne right up. I've had terrible acne for the past 7 years, and nothing else works this well.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
paigeypaige
(Socorro, NM)
answer 3
For acne, I would recommend sticking with the Acne Solutions 3-step system. I am also an acne sufferer but the Acne Solutions system is too harsh for my sensitive skin. The regular Clinique 3-step system will keep your skin from being oily and will cleanse it properly, given that you use the right formulation for your skin, but it will not tackle the acne problem. If you're still struggling with acne while using the Acne Solutions system, I recommend using Clinique's spot treatment containing benzoyl peroxide. It works wonders to help zap zits.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
chantellemathany
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 4
Even thought I'm 40, I still get occasional breakouts. It won't prevent breakouts, but it will help keep your skin clean. The soap is gentle on my skin and there is no greasy or oily feeling after rinsing. It washes away clean. It also helps me to use the Clarifying Lotion in this regimen.

I believe you can get samples of this. At a department store, they gave me several samples of some Clinique lotions to try out and I loved them all!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
miranez
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
It depends on your acne I suppose, but I really wouldn't say this one would aid in preventing further break outs etc. To me it's more so something to clean my face, not preventative for anything.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
schristensen
(Montreal, QC)
answer 6
Not an esthatician, but this would definately be a little milder than the acne solutions line. Some Sephoras have trial size samples of the 3 step line, so ask for one. Or, go out on a limb, buy it, try it for a few weeks, and if it's not to your liking, take everything + reciept back to the store!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
eariel
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 7
It will clean your skin quite well - but if you have oily skin, it may feel too emollient.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
mommyrose
(Boston)
answer 8
I think it would be a good option for an acne sufferer, provided you are also using another medicated product. I use the Type 3 set but also use an Rx from my dermatologist.
answered 4 years ago
Anonymous
(The Woodlands, TX)
Question
Best formula for oily sensitive skin?
I have skin that is oily all around my face, with my t zone and chin being extremely greasy, and my cheeks being relatively greasy as well. In addition my skin is sensitive, and harsh cleansers will irritate it. I've also noticed that when i use stronger cleansers, they make my skin feel smooth for an hour or two, but then it gets just as oily as it was when I woke up. What formula of the facial soap should I use? I've heard that the clinique wash is very good for troubled skin, but i need something that cleanses well without totally stripping my face of moisture. Which type is best for me?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
eirbear
on Liquid Facial Soap
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
Switch to the 3 step I also have oily skin and this has really helped me. I don't breakout like I used to and my face feels fresh.

I recommend ordering the 3 step from the Clinique cite get one of their gift sets (one is for for dry skin the other for oily )you get the full sized products, the toner is bigger than the regular size and you get them in travel size. They have a lot of promotions I usually order when they give out little bags filled with some of their products and if your order is 50 or more you get free shipping.
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answered 11 months ago
jackie10
answer 2
This is a great product I also breakout with other facial soaps but this one has actually helped me. I'm also oily this has made my skin feel better. I use the 3 step and it's actually worth it. Buy it on the holidays in the gift sets and you get the full sized products. The toner comes in a bigger size and you get them in travel size inside a bag and a pretty box I think they only have them in the Clinique cite and they have small makeup bags at times that's when I usually order
answered 11 months ago
jackie10
answer 3
No way! I have a little oil around my nose and chin in the summer and this isn't for that condition. Go up one or two levels, perhaps Liquid Soap in number 2 or 3.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
doradingdong
(Dallas, TX)
answer 4
The liquid facial soap for oil skin is amazing. I have oily skin AND sensitive skin and it's the best cleanser I have used for both. I would recommend following the 3-step skincare regimen: use the liquid facial soap for oil skin with sephora collection cellulose sponges- they are good for total face cleansing; follow up with #3 clarifying lotion- it gets rid of any excess dirt and oil and makes your skin feel fresh and fabulous; then use the dramatically different moisturizing gel-best lotion for oily/sensitive-it hydrates without making your skin greasy. I also use the murad oil mattifying lotion in conjunction. Hope my regimen works as well for you as it has for me :)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bela23
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
You sound like me! I would highly suggest this cleanser for you. I have noticed a drop in the amount of oil on my skin and it is non drying or irritating. I do use the clarifying lotion for oily skin to help with the extra slick spots. But even then I use it all over my face and it doesn't dry me out at all. Give it a try!
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 6
I am no professional, but I would suggest the mild soap. And then exfoliate with either a 3 or 4 toner, and then the moisturizing gel. You should follow Clinique's 3 step system. Ask a consultant about it.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
halosandcrowns
(Chicago, Il)
answer 7
I have oily skin all over and sensitive skin as well and I get oily througout the day. I've been shopping for products that does not make my face oily throughout the day.
I would recommend Clinique's extra mild liquid soap, its more gentle than the regular mild soap. The regular mild soap makes my sky dry and itchy afterwards.
I have not tried the extra mild toner yet, but will get to it soon.
For sensitive skin and to avoid cleansers from stripping away your face, try using alcohol-free products.
I really like Clinique's 7-day scrub as well, its very gentle and helps wash away impurities like dirt, dead skin; and minimizes pores as well.
For foundation, use mattifying or mineral products because they help absorb oil. I use and highly recommend Sephora's Mineral Pressed Compact. It gives your great coverage, does not feel heavy, unless you apply layers and layers of it.
For sunscreen moisturizer, I LOVE the Perter Thomas Roth "Uber-dry Sunscreen SPF 30." You can use it as your daily moisturizer all over your face. I use it under my eyes as well but not too close because you dont want it to get into your eyes, it will burn like regular sunscreen.
Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Richmond, CA)
answer 8
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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Does it remove black heads?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
hellobb
(Houston, TX)
on Liquid Facial Soap
7 answers
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answer 1
It does not remove black heads however, it does help remove dirt and oil!
answered 11 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
not immediately. over time, yes. you might need a spot treatment for faster results.... and a trip to a spa for a facial will help kick start it too. Treat yourself!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
eariel
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 3
No.
answered 4 years ago
Anonymous
(The Woodlands, TX)
answer 4
I havent had any luck with it removing blackheads in the past, I had to use an electric scrub thing. There are other cleansers too, that have a more tingly scrubby type thing for deep cleansing, I feel like this is just for everyday stuff.
answered 4 years ago
amaliae
(Land of Oz, KS)
answer 5
yes , but only right after you use them , wait for alittle wile they show again
answered 4 years ago
Anonymous
(brooklyn,ny)
answer 6
This is a good basic cleanser. For skin concerns such as blackheads, I saw a dermatologist who prescribed a retinol cream.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
danielle919
(Chapel Hill, NC)
answer 7
definately.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Stepha
(toronto, ON)
Question
Is the extra mild for people with dry skin?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
starsa
on Liquid Facial Soap
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes! The extra mild is formulated for people with drier skin and it is a creamy type of cleanser.
answered 11 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Yes. The mild works for me...I have dry skin but with oily T-zone. If you have allover dry skin, you should try the extra mild. It doesn't soap up as easily and somewhat feels like there is moisturizer in it.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
answer 3
Yes!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
kf21
(North Salt Lake, UT)
answer 4
Maybe too mild. If you wear make-up this product may not do a good enough job removing all the dirt and make-up, even if you use a make-up remover. Consider a slightly stronger formulation....unless you wear no make-up.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
doradingdong
(Dallas, TX)
answer 5
Yes, I have super sensitive, dry skin and it works perfectly.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
bling4ruby
answer 6
If you go to the clinique website they have a test you can do that will determine which products are for your skin type.

This formula is for very dry to dry skin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
tiaraxstar
(Montreal, QC)
answer 7
Yes, the extra-mild is very creamy as compared to foamy with the other formulas. It will leave your skin feeling more moisturized than the others. Too creamy for my combination skin though.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
mischiefeous
(USA)
Question
Which one should I get? Mild, extra mild, or oily skin
My skin type is oily, but I've been using this gel cleanser and it has dried my skin around my mouth, so I want to know what cleanser I should get. If i should get the oily skin one or the other more mild cleanser?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
candyc0uture
on Liquid Facial Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
Try using the mild facial soap and see if it improves the dryness of the skin around your mouth. (If you've got oily skin, the extra mild might be too weak.) You can always also treat the oily areas on your face with a clarifying lotion (maybe level 2 or 3). Also, you can "spot treat" any breakouts you might get near your mouth without putting stuff over that whole area. I'll sometimes get one spot near my mouth that breaks out, and it drives me crazy, so if you've ever had that experience, I sympathize! It's kind of trial and error, but that's what I would suggest. Good luck!
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ohlori
(Cincinnati, OH)
answer 2
Make sure you are doing your 3-step, their Dramatically Different GEL moisurizer is a miracle product. Skin is soft, and not oily like with so many other moisturizers out there when you have oily skin. Hope this helps! Also, are you using their Toner? Maybe you need the one for oily/combination skin rather than oily skin.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ufgatorgirl
(Clearwater, FL)
answer 3
if that's the case, I think you should go for the mild one.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
joycie20
(Mesa,AZ)
answer 4
I had this problem too about drying around my mouth and around my nose. I went back to where I bought this and they recommended two things: 1) using the exfoliating cleanser and 2) using a face lotion that comes in a pot, can't remember the name. I opted to use the exfoliating cleanser around the dry patches every other day or so. Cleared right up.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
miranez
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
if its only drying you in certain areas, you should go with mild, because its for skin thats not the same everywhere. i'm really dry around my chin, oily on my nose, and normal everywhere else, and it does the trick for me
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
kyracali
(beverly hills, ca)
answer 6
Extra mild doesn't "foam up", which i didn't like. Mild is a good choice for what you describe. I recommend mild
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
mdmum
(Maryland)
Question
clinique mild bar soap
Cannot find the bar soap in Clinique. Is this available?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
on Liquid Facial Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
Although Sephora might not have it, I may have seen it at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and/or Macy's.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mina74
(HI 96707)
answer 2
Yes it is available at Clinique's official website.

http://www.clinique.com/
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
adhayes84
(Ridgeland, MS)
answer 3
I was offered the bar soap or the liquid soap when I bought the regimen in July 2010. I opted for the liquid soap.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
miranez
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
I've seen it at the Clinique counter in department stores.
answered 4 years ago
amaliae
(Land of Oz, KS)
answer 5
the last time I saw the bars was at a beauty outlet store about 3 months ago.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lahagins
answer 6
Hi the Bar soap is availble you can buy it at THE BAY!
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
KC1762
(Brampton, ON)
Question
Why don't they make a liquid travel facial cleanser? I travel for work and it is hard to take the big bottle.
I know that they offered it at one time. The bar soap is messy to pack.
asked 4 years ago
Anonymous
(Garden City, MI)
on Liquid Facial Soap
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
the only time i've ever seen the travel sized face soap is in gift sets.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
mp22
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
You might want to check to see if they sell travel sizes at department stores. I have seen them in Seattle.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
miranez
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
agreed! but they do sell the little 3oz travel bottles (with a cute bag to match)... shhh... *wispering*... or try a clinique counter in a dept. store....
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
eariel
(Woodbridge, VA)
answer 4
A travel size is available at Clinique counters, not at Sephora. I've snagged them at Nordstrom and Macy's before.
answered 4 years ago
Anonymous
(The Woodlands, TX)
answer 5
I know they sell the bar soap in mini-bars with a small case that is perfect for travel. But if you just can't stand a vacation without your liquid facial soap, then I would get a small dispenser made for air travel and pump some for each trip.
answered 4 years ago
misstree
(Ashfield, PA)
answer 6
they do make a travel version for sure, because I have one! it's about a third of the normal size, and it has a press open top instad of a pump. Just dont remember if it was a gwp or regular purchase... sorry :(
answered 4 years ago
amaliae
(Land of Oz, KS)
Question
Oil or water
Is this facial cleanser a oil or a water base?
asked 3 years, 11 months ago
hb1294
on Liquid Facial Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm pretty sure it's water based. If it was oil based I definitely would not have purchased it.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
chicagoartist29
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
This is a water-based face wash.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
megsisit
(Chicago, IL)
answer 3
Water based.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
pgnature
(West Palm Beach, FL)
answer 4
The Extra Mild formula is water-based but also contains olive fruit oil as one of its moisturizing ingredients.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
chantellemathany
(Des Moines, IA)
answer 5
Water-based. There is also a bar of soap if you prefer that.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
miranez
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
I'm not 100% sure but I believe that it is a water base
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
schristensen
(Montreal, QC)
Question
Which one should I use for dry skin?
My skin isn't terribly dry to the point of cracking, but I have dry patches here and there. Should I purchase the mild or extra mild?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
ellendsong
(Palo Alto, CA)
on Liquid Facial Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
I would start with the mild:) see how your skin reacts..if you skin in already dry i would suggest using this in combo with an exfoliant....the liquid soap is a very refreshing product you can use to leave your skin feeling refresh and radiant!
answered 2 months ago
Jennifah09
(Cold Lake Alberta)
answer 2
For Dry skin probably Extra Mild, since i am Dry Combo and i use Mild
answered 9 months ago
katiequuu
(Worcester, MA)
answer 3
I would use the extra mild just to be sure to not irritate the dry patches on your face.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
reese401
(Beamsville, Ontario)
answer 4
I would try the mild first. I have dry cheek and chin area, but other areas are somewhat oily or normal. I found that this is gentle enough for the whole face, but doesn't dry out and 'dry patch' areas.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
answer 5
I have dry skin patches like yourself and I use the mild one, never though to use the extra mild, I think what is key is the moisture you use afterwards, you can use the clinique one, the lotion not gel. Usually for the very cold winter days here in NYC I switch up to the clinique extra hydrating cream, for extra protection.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
whygobare
(NYC)
answer 6
I would recommend the extra-mild if you are suffering from dry patches. I use the mild for every day, and use the extra-mild only on particularly harsh winter days.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
mseyes
(Philadelphia, PA)
Question
Is this for mild acne?
At any given time i have about 3 whiteheads on my face, and a few on my chest. Should i use this or the acne solutions cleanser?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
irishbabe
(Boston, MA)
on Liquid Facial Soap
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I think it is good for mild acne-which is what I used to have. I couldn't use the acne cleanser because it contained salicylic acid as it gives me a bad reaction.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
bela23
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I use this and follow up w/ the acne solutions "lotion" (toner) and drop of spot healing gel mixed in my moisturizer and love the result. I think the acne solutions cleanser didn't clean my face well- I always felt like it was still dirty/greasy, and it didn't give me the results I wanted.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
isoanewname
(Bowie, MD)
answer 3
I have a whitehead/blackhead problem too! I use this product everyday, twice a day, and I would highly recommend it. For me, this product keeps my pores clean and clear without drying out my cheeks. I would recommend, however, adding in a secondary product for after washing, like a topical product with salicylic acid or a toner to help keep pores even clearer.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
blushmakeup
(Wheeling, WV)
answer 4
This is for everyday use. If you have mild situation of pimples, use a cleanser that contains Salicylic acid 2 times a week. You can alternate to keep your skin clean.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
vmei
(harrison, nj)
answer 5
I would use this over the Acne solutions. I have mild acne as well.. sometimes worse than others. I have noticed my skin clear up, and it is non drying or harsh on your skin, like most "acne" products are. I would HIGHLY suggest using this cleanser, the clarifying lotion ( for your skin type- I use the oily one) and then the dramatically different GEL lotion. It's not as heavy as the original lotion and is made for oily/ skin that breaks out easily. It will give you the moisture you need so your skin doesn't produce more oil, which leads to break outs. I finally went back to doing all 3 and see a big difference. I would also suggest using the Foaming take the day off cleaner BEFORE you wash your face, It's designed to remove all make up before you cleanse so you really get to clean your skin..makes sense huh! Good luck
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lissie
(Boise, ID)
answer 6
I have the same skin type and I use this one. The acne solutions hurts my sensitive skin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
bling4ruby
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