I’ve talked about my skin concerns on the blog before, I never suffered from breakouts in my teens or 20’s, but here we are in my 30’s, fighting this constant battle. I think a lot has to do with the fact I’m consistently testing out new skin care products and cosmetics, never giving my skin a break or the chance to breath. You then factor in stress and hormonal, and the problem gets even worse. I’m happy to hear I’m not alone, over 50 million North Americans experience acne, with 20% of them being adults.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel is clinically proven to treat acne and blemishes at home with the same great results as prescribed medication, but at a fraction of the cost and less harsh for those that suffer from sensitive skin. This 4-in-1 clearing complex contains Salicylic Acid to help exfoliate skin for healthy cell turnover along with clearing away any dead surface cells that may clog pores, sebum-controlling oil to help normalize excess oil production and non-irritating sea whip extract that helps to calm and soothe the skin and prevent redness. It will instantly start clearing blemishes and help prevent new ones from forming. Its unique alcohol and water base helps to provide quick absorption into the skin, while witch hazel water helps to minimize excess surface oil.
Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel has a clear, gel like texture that has a slight tingling sensation when first applied. It dries almost instantly, is oil free and is gentle enough for all skin types and skin tones. It is smooth and spreadable and can be used all over the face or as a spot treatment, twice a day, by applying a thin layer after cleansing. Make sure to apply an oil-free moisturizer over the gel to keep skin hydrated and never use in conjunction with another acne treatment product. It starts to work immediately, but you’ll see dramatic acne reduction in as little as 12 weeks.
Since I already suffer from dry skin, the Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel made it even more dry and patchy, but as a spot treatment, it works great. Remember to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize when using this gel, like any product that contains salicylic acid, it can become overly drying. It worked fairy quickly as a spot treatment in clearing up my blemishes, overnight I saw dramatic improvement with less redness and by day 3, the pimple was almost gone. It retails for $29 for 30ml.