I use the regular 3-step Clinique line for many, many years already, so when I get any skin problems, Clinique is my go to. I started getting hormonal acne not too long ago, which gets worse at times, so I researched about Clinique’s Acne Solutions. However, I couldn’t commit to any from the line being I have supplies of my 3-step (I have backups and backups of backups, and so on). When I found the Clinique Acne Solutions Acne+Line Correcting Serum at half its regular price, I didn’t think twice. The serum has been on my want list for a long time especially since I’ve read so many positive reviews on it.
The Clinique Acne Solutions Acne+Line Correcting Serum is designed for mature skin that experience breakouts and have fine lines and wrinkles. I purchased this primarily to address my acne concerns.
The serum itself is similar to essences I’ve used before; it’s white with a thin, nearly runny texture. It sets quickly without tackiness, so it’s fine to include this in the morning skincare routine prior or under makeup.
I apply this usually on my forehead and temples to prevent wrinkles, and a little below the cheeks down to my jaws where I often get hormonal acne.
From Clinique’s website:
Developed specifically for adult skins that are experiencing breakouts along with lines and wrinkles. Gentle, hydrating formula helps clear and treat acne without dryness or irritation. Potent anti-aging technology visibly improves lines, wrinkles, texture. See skin that’s clear, smooth and youthful. Oil-free.
The container is an opaque, baby blue plastic bottle with a dropper.
I had myself fooled because I thought it’s glass that looked heavy in the pictures. But it’s actually light as if the plastic bottle is empty.
Ingredients to take note of:
- Salicylic Acid. Clinique highlights that the product contains 1/% salicylic acid. Also called BHA–it’s the primary ingredient that fights acne.
- Glycine Soja Seed Extract. Soybean extract that is a natural moisturizer and reduces visible signs of aging.
- Acetyl Glucosamine. For skin brightening, so should address skin pigmentation.
- Dimethicone. Silicone; makes the skin look and feel smooth, thus, targeting fine lines and wrinkles. It has a comedogenic rating of 1 in Skincarisma.
I thought I should add dimethicone there because some people might be concerned about silicone.
For the complete ingredients list, please see Skincarisma.
I don’t use this everyday because I alternate my acids and vitamin C, yet I’m inconsistent to which time I will use it. Anyway, I did have noticeable results when I added this in my skincare routine. My face has become smoother and laugh lines seem to have disappeared too. I find this doesn’t prevent future occurrence of acne. It just calms and soothes my hormonal (sometimes cystic) acne; prevents it from going cray cray on my face. 😆
Even though this worked for me somehow there are other more effective BHA skincare. If you’re still young, I’d say: give this a pass. On the other hand, those with mature skin might appreciate this more.
I really wanted this to work better for me because I like the packaging. 😆 That sounds shallow, I know, but the plastic bottle is good for travel and rubber cap of the dropper wouldn’t break so easily.
Price and Availability
I bought mine at Marshalls in DC for nearly half its price of USD44.50. I will update when I find out the price here in the Philippines.