This Clinique treatment is also really popular. The sales people at the Clinique said it is one of their best selling products and that it "really works". I purchased it after my breakout madness in the hopes that it will help with my break out. Here is what it looks like:
I've used quite a bit of it. A little really goes a long way with this product. the tiniest amount covers a large area.
It's just a clear gel. Can you spot it on my hand?
It smooths out really easily but leaves a sheen on the skin.
Let's read the claims again: "This fast-drying gel is applied directly to blemishes to help diminish their size while promoting quick healing. It works immediately to soothe visible redness and irritation. Formulated to remain invisible, apply either under or over makeup."
Onto the review. This little tube costs $17.50 CAD or $14.00 USD which is really inexpensive for acne treatment. I'm pretty sure this will last at least 4-6 months, just look at how much I've used in one month! However, I feel that it does little for my acne. =( I really wanted this treatment to work since the people at the counter made it sound like a miracle worker but it has proven to be a disappointment.
When this product dries on the skin, it leaves a tightening feeling which I really liked and saw it as a sign of it "working". However, I've noticed no reduction in pimple size OR redness. If anything it caused a little bit of added redness on my skin. Keep in mind though, I have a LARGE area on my face covered in acne, it might have worked on some small pimples but overall here is no visible result. It's not all bad though. Since it dries to a thin film, I do like this treatment for acting as a barrier between my acne and the environment, especially after I just squeezed the pimple. I feel that it kind of protects it from bacteria.
This product claims to be good to be applied under makeup but that is completely not true. When I apply makeup over this gel, the concealer and foundation separates on top of it making the spot even more visible. I would definitely NOT recommend applying it over makeup.
Overall it's not a treatment worth purchasing but I won't be returning this either since I feel like it does have a bit of function as a barrier for my acne. Definitely not a miracle worker. However, Clinique does have a very good return policy so if you are interested in the product, you can always just go purchase it and try for yourself. If you don't end up liking it, you can always return it to Clinique. Again, this is only my personal opinion it might work for other people!