This is one of the many cleansers which I tried when my skin was at worst.
I wanted something gentle but effective at the same time. For that, I wanted to try a cleanser from a HG brand, and decided to give Clinique a try because 1) it's a well-known, established brand, 2) Their products are allergy tested, 100% fragrance free according to them, and 3) the three step system which seems really good.
I told the SA that I wanted a mild, non-drying cleanser for my skin because I didn't wanted to aggravate my acne anymore with harsh products. She recommended me the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap; extra-mild. She said it would not dry out my skin. On the bottle it's stated that it's for ''dry to very dry skin. Non-drying and leaves skin clean and comfortable''.
I decided to give it a try because I was sold right away when I heard the words ''Extra-mild''...
Yes, this might work for my sensitive, irritated skin I thought, walking happily home with my purchase.
I didn't know how wrong I was...
Sadly to say, it didn't work for me. I don't know why I even managed to use it almost up...guess it was because of the old saying that you must use a product in atleast one month to see if it really works and it wasn't exactly cheap either...I used this for almost 2 months, during the winter season where it was freaking cold and windy outside-.-)
One positive thing about this cleanser is that it's really mild, but not in a way that it won't dry your skin...more the other way around that you don't feel that your skin is clean afterwards=S I felt that it leaved a thinly, film residue afterwards. Non-greasy, but there were definitely something on my skin. After some weeks with using this, I didn't see any improvements on my skin condition. My skin got dry afterwards and felt unclean. It also irritated my skin=(
However, I think this might work for those who don't use any foundation, bb cream etc., because it's primarily a cleanser. But to be honest, I would perhaps try some of the drugstore brands or other HG brands that might work better and be more than a cleanser. This one feels like a cheap cleanser, although the price is the opposite.
Package: Plastic bottle. The pump has a lock-function which is nice for not worrying about the product leaking out.
Formula: Supposedly no irritating ingredients. Fragrance free.
Consistent: Feels like thick lotion. Not runny like water and doesn't lather up much.
Scents: It says that it's fragrance free, but I noticed it gives of a hint of cucumber and mint smell. No wonder because cucumbr extract is in the ingredients list:P
Positive: Convenience package.
Negative: Bad cleansing power, skin doesn't feel clean afterwards. Did nothing for my skin, instead irritated it.
I think this might work for those who don't use any foundation, bb cream etc., because it's primarily a cleanser with not much rinsing power. But to be honest, I would perhaps try some of the drugstore brands or other HG brands that might work better and which have extra properties in addition to being a cleanser.
This one felt like a cheap cleanser, although the price is the opposite. This did not work for my sensitive, acneprone skin=(