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Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap

What it is:A mild, medicated soap for the face and body.What it is formulated to do:This bar helps clear and prevent acne on the face and body. It gently removes dirt and excess oil while fighting acne breakouts with encapsulated salicylic acid. Skin looks and feels calmed, smooth, and comfortable. What else you need to know:This product is ideal for all skin types.
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Questions & Answers for Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap

Question
how do you use this product on your face?
i've never used a bar of soap as my facial wash before. step by step, how do you use this? (i.e. do you rub it on a washcloth? rub it directly on your face?)
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
curious16
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
7 answers
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answer 1
You don't. Okay, it might say you can, and I did, and it immediately dried out my face, I wouldn't reccomend it. My face felt sticky and gross after I tried it. Even though I lather the soap with my hands and never apply it diirectly to my body, I still wouldn't want to put the same thing on my face. Don't get me wrong, if it ends up working for you- awesome. I use the Korres White Tea cleanser. It is a little more expensive, but is so gentle on your face, gets all the makeup off (even the small amount of eyemakeup I use) and lasts forever. They always say if there is one area of beauty products to invest in it is skincare ( :
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
katiepixie
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
Splash some water on your face, rub the bar between your wet hands till you form a lather which is pretty quick. Then massage your face with your lathered hands.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
fendigirl
(Queens, NY)
answer 3
Usually I wash my hands very, very well. Then I wet my hands and face with cool water and use just my bare hands to work up a lather with the bar. But don't stick the bar directly into the water or it'll start getting soggy and useless. Keep the bar mostly dry and just moisten it with your wet hands, it's enough water. Using a gentle circular motion I start at my forehead and concentrate on my blemish prone zones. I've gotten it into my eyes as well and it doesn't burn as much as others have, on a scale of 1-10 I'd say it's a 3. After a full minute I rinse as usual and follow up with Clinique's Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion to clean up my skin and even up my skin tone. After that I moistureize with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, it's wonderful and a little goes a long way! Hope this helps a bit!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
melissablack
(CA)
answer 4
For this, I start with washing my chest area and twirl it around in my hands to apply to the suds to my face and massage it all over my face. I wouldn't use a wash cloth or sponge because I don't think it gets to the areas as well. Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
tiggerroo
(Depoe Bay, OR)
answer 5
I use a Sephora scrublet to really rub this in,but I apply it directly to more oily areas like my nose. :)
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
cl0e3
(Canada)
answer 6
I just lather it on my hands and apply to my face. I don't use a washcloth because it irritates my skin. Every other day to every third day, I use an exfoliating cleanser to get rid of any dry patches.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
tifkin
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 7
I use it in the shower in the morning and at night at the bathroom sink and I just wet a washcloth and rub the bar on the washcloth, then go on to rub the washcloth all over my face in circular motions for 60 seconds, then rinse and I'm done.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
soontobe
(Rock Hill, SC)
Question
Does this work for severe acne?
I have severe acne on my cheeks and chin, and I barley ever have acne on my back. Will this product clear up my skin?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Evantelk42
(Somewhere, Texas)
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
In my opinion, this soap isn't enough by itself to treat moderate or severe acne. It is incredibly gentle, however, and will get your skin fresh and clean without creating the sort of irritation or over-dryness that can cause skin to over-produce oil. I use this soap as a basic, gentle cleanser and I feel like it allows my other acne treatments to do their job, since they are being applied to clean, calm skin. I think it's definitely worth incorporating into an entire acne treatment regimen, but it isn't a treatment by itself.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
jadegaze
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
Absolutely! I think the bar works better than the foaming cleanser on my face. Give it a shot!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
paigeincali
(Modesto, CA)
answer 3
yes it will darling! i used this when i broke out from the stess of school and it cleaned my acne up!!!!!!!!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
ash2468
(Bluffton, IN)
answer 4
It worked for me as I had acne on my cheeks. I use it in the morning and before bed time eventually my acne cleared but occasionally get a pimple her or there from time to time.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
elisa121
(Ventura, CA)
answer 5
I would recommend this for severe acne ONLY if you are using an acne treatment or cream as well. This would not be strong enough on it's own to clear severe acne. This has been my experience with this product, but of course it will be different for everyone. I use Philosophy Help Me after this product to treat my acne at night. It has worked for me. I hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
tifkin
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 6
I don't have severe acne, but I recommended it to a friend, and it has improved the health of her skin. I use it to help keep my skin blemish free, and to provide me with a gentle facial cleansing.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
TLJ69
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
Does it help keep oil at bay?
I have been using the Clinique soap for oily skin and it seems to help a ton, but I want to have something that helps with pimples as well so I figured I would try this. Does it also help with oily skin?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Haleigh
(Rochester, NY)
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
Yes. My skin is oily and I have had the regular clinique cleanser in the past and liked it - until I tried this and LOVED it. Keeps oil at bay for about 12 hours, whereas the regular cleanser only lasted 6 - 8 before I started having oil problems again.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
ajacobs88
answer 2
Yes it does but I feel it dried my skin out too much.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
momof1
(New York)
answer 3
Cliniques Acne Bar really helped my oily skin, and blackheads. I have used the liquid formula for oily skin from Clinique which helps my oily skin a lot but this bar is better and much longer. Great product at a great price.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
rissavb11
(Greenville, SC)
answer 4
Absolutely! Does everything to clear my face,but that`s just me of course!
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
cl0e3
(Canada)
answer 5
Yes it does. I've always felt that my skin was always oily but once I started using this in the late summer of 09 my skin is hardly ever oily anymore. So it does have a mattifying effect after continued use, but it's not drying.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jadab
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
The Acne Solutions Antibacterial Face and Body Soap contains salicylic acid, which regulates excess oil production and a unclogs pores to prevent and treat breakouts.

This would be an excellent choice for your needs.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Blackheads?
Does this help to clear up and prevent blackheads?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Vienna, VA)
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
It does not clear up blackheads.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
momof1
(New York)
answer 2
Yes, clears up black heads+ white heads.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
lilys88
(Santa Barbara, CA)
answer 3
It barely clears soft milia (whiteheads), I doubt if it would be effective on black heads(hardened sebum)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
tootiewootie
(Chillicothe, Ohio)
answer 4
It does help prevent blackheads but to get rid of existing ones you are gonna need a deep exfoliator or a trip to the dermatologist.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
mermelia
(atlanta, ga)
answer 5
yes it has helped mine
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Loooveitttt
answer 6
This soap contains 2% salicylic acid, which has tremendously helped to clear up the blackheads on my face and on my back and the whiteheads on the backs of my arms. When I use it on my body I use a loofa sponge so that the soap can really get worked into my skin and it has helped me a lot.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
tenngal
(Tennessee)
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What % Salicylic acid does this product contain?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA)
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
Salicylic Acid 2%
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
hulakids
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
2%
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lt2003
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
2%
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
brittania22
(Grants Pass, OR)
answer 4
2
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
ajacobs88
answer 5
2%
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
soontobe
(Rock Hill, SC)
answer 6
It contains 2% salicylic acid. It's gentle and non-drying, but very effective at treating and preventing breakouts.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
jadab
(Chicago, IL)
Question
How long does this last?
The cleansing foam lasts for about 2 months before it is all gone. How long does the bar last (when used twice a day)?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
irishbabe
(Boston, MA)
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
6 answers
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answer 1
Im not done with mine yet but I have used about half of the bar in about 3-4 months so it lasts quite a while.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kaitlystry
answer 2
Almost a year! Seriously, the bar is a much better value. You just need to make sure you keep it clean and in it's box (it comes with a soap dish).
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Emuhlove
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 3
I received the soap on March 5th & began using that night. I do use it 2x's daily, and a few times in shower. (only handful or so in shower, so far). I make sure to only take out of container when using. Lid's on all other time. I don't keep it in shower. If you use it like me..I still have majority of the bar. A little goes a long way. It'll last you. It's March 29th now. I'd say I have another month and a half, easily.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
dyvette
(Carson, Ca)
answer 4
Bar soap is a large size and soap dish keeps water out in the shower. Been one month so far and still looks fairly new. Will probably last 3 months.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
rpalos
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 5
I bought this in October, use it twice a day on my face and everyday when i shower. there is still a lot of the bar left, probably to last me for another 2 or 3 months. all it take is very little of the product to make it lather a lot and work.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
yvetterose
(South Rockwood,MI)
answer 6
Depends on how often and how much you use. I use everyday but only for my back and chest (trouble spots). It's lasted 4 months.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
missbrisa
(Anaheim, CA)
Question
About how long does this soap take to start clearing up acne?
I have oily and acne-prone skin. I have been looking at products to help this, and this product has pretty good reviews, so I am going to buy it. I was just wondering the approximate time it takes for it to help with acne.
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Vancouver, WA)
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
5 answers
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answer 1
For me it started to work with in 1-3 days
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
kaitlystry
answer 2
I started using all 3 steps of the system and saw visible results within about a month. I used all 3 products twice per day.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
jwichmann1684
(Ravena, NY)
answer 3
From my experience, clearing up acne is a process of creating healthier skin. The best treatments I have used (I've tried many) have taken longer to be fully effective, because they work at the root of the cause. I have found that using this product (with the others) has helped clear my skin in as little as a week. But my skin is fully cleared in a couple months. That's just my experience though.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Emuhlove
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 4
I used this for 3 months and I didnt get anywhere with my acne.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
virgo21
(Toronto, On)
answer 5
Give it atleast 2weeks to get better results.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
cher614
(VA)
Question
Do they sell this in the travel sizes like the regular one?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
4 answers
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answer 1
There is no travel size, but get out your sharpest and widest knife. Cut an inch off and toss it in a plastic bag. Travel size made easy!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
niki24
(Seattle, WA)
answer 2
I have not come across this in a tavel size...but I would buy it if they did!!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mischris
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
I have seen the little mini soap bars at Dillard's and Macy's. They sell them in sets of 3 mini bars. However, this soap already comes in its own plastic case like the regular one and you can take it with you easily without having to downsize the packaging.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
misspres2001
(San Benito, TX)
answer 4
Sephora carries a Acne Solution kit, with travel size products. It contained the soap, facial cream, and toner/astringent. That's what I tried first, and was so impressed with it, I continued to buy the soap.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
TLJ69
(Baltimore, MD)
Question
does this come in a storage container
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
SuperiorMommy
(North Huntigdon PA)
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
4 answers
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answer 1
The first bar did but I'm keeping it just in case they stop!
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Wyric
(Shreveport, LA)
answer 2
Yes, the clinique bar I purchased from in store included a box case to keep the soap in.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
hulakids
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 3
Yes, it has a plastic tray that drains out water too.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
keekabuu
(Victoria, BC)
answer 4
Yes. The green container that you see with the soap is included.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
LolaVal
Question
ingredients?
What are the exact list of ingredients for this product?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
mydarlingnikki
(Pittsburgh, PA)
on Acne Solutions Cleansing Face and Body Soap
3 answers
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answer 1
Active ingredients- Salicylic Acid 2%
Inactive ingredients- sodium palmate, sodium cocoate, water/aqua/eau, palmitic acid, cocamidopropyl, dimethylamine, glyceryl stearate, zea mays (corn) starch, hydrolyzed corn starch, glycerin, caffeine, zinc pca, ppg-26/dimer dilinoleate copolymer, polyquaternium 67, hydrolyzed corn starch ocetenylsuccinate, sodium chloride, tetrasodium edta, tetrasodium etidronate, chlorphenesin, titanium dioxide (ci 77891) [iln32953]
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
hulakids
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 2
I've attached two pictures of this product. All the ingredients are listed, hope it helped!
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answered 3 years, 5 months ago
brittania22
(Grants Pass, OR)
answer 3
Active Ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2%

Inactive Ingredients: sodium palmate, sodium cocoate,water,palmitic acid, cocamidoprophyl dimethylamine, glyceryl stearate, zea mays (corn) starch, hydrolyzed cornstarch, glycerin, caffeine, zinc pca, ppg-26/dimer dilinoleate copolymer, polyquaternium-67, hydrolyzed corn starch octenylsuccinate, sodium chloride, tetrasodium edta, tetrasodium etidronate, chlorphenesin, titanium dioxide.
answered 4 years ago
ama888
(Mpls, MN)
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