Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2: Review

A few  days back I talked about the first product i.e the Liquid Facial Soap Mild Cleanser from the Clinique Kit that my sister got for me. The next product from this kit was the Clinique Clarifying Lotion which is basically a toner and today I am going to talk all about it.


The Clinique Clarifying Lotion comes in a standard Clinique frosted purple bottle with a green cap screw on cap. The packaging is not something I am a big fan of because the opening of the bottle is soo wide that every time I try to get some product out, I spill a little. I usually pour it into a more travel friendly packaging when I have to carry it around because the bottle is definitely not something I feel comfortable carrying around.



The product is light lavender runny liquid with a really strong alcoholic smell. The fragrance is definitely a lot to deal with and if you are sensitive to strong smells than I would suggest sniffing the product once before buying it. The product is alcohol based which works for my skin type aka oil rig but it would not be suitable for any one with skin type on the drier side which is pretty weird because the Clarifying Lotion 2 is meant for dry combination skin.


Overall, I love the effect this toner has on my skin. My acne is under control, the little pores around my nose shrank and my face felt and looked a lot cleaner after I used it. I know alcohol based products freak alot of people out because they can be too harsh but the trick is to test and see if it works for your skin. For my skin type, a little bit of alcohol works really well however this product might prove to be a little drying for other skin types and definitely irritate sensitive skin.