Clinique Facial Soap review

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

A few months ago I bought a facial soap for combination to oily skin from Clinique. I started using it straight away every evening. I didn't change any other part of my skin care regime, as my sensitive combination skin doesn't like many changes.

I had read so many positive reviews on this product, my friend even urged me to try it herself. The £16 soap bar comes with a dish, it's packed nicely and from the size of it, it looks like it could last years! 




I didn't notice many changes to begin with. My face felt clean and soft as it normally would after washing. Days later, my skin started to become quite dry. I thought it was a good thing, as my T-zone is quite oily and that was the reason I bought the bar in the first place! A week later I started getting clogged pores, especially on my nose. I kept using it following this for two months - I thought my skin needed to get used to the soap over time but my issues just got worse. I started breaking out much more than usual, my face was becoming blemished and I began getting spots on my cheeks, nose and chin. My forehead had never been so bad, there were small pimples everywhere! 

It has been a couple of days since I stopped using the product, I have since gone back to my old L'Oreal Paris Youth Code Foaming Gel Cleanser. My skin is slowly getting better and I am trying not to touch it or irritate it by wearing too much make up. Clinique skin care products seem a bit too harsh on my skin.

What have your experiences been with the Clinique Facial Soap bar? Did it work for you?



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23 comments

  1. I NEED THIS SOAP
    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/2015/04/live-love-laugh.html

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  2. woah, i didn't even know they had soap! i use a lush soap for my oily face and it has been my lifesaver.

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. I love Lush products, maybe I should check it out x

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  3. ooooh! I always use clinique and it is so good! Thanks for sharing your tips! With love,
    Vera

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  4. I didn't know they had a soap! Is it not too good? I LOVE there moisturiser xx

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    1. I don't have much experience with Clinique but sadly this product wasn't for me x

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  5. I have never used clinque cleansing products because I have heard bad reviews on them, and I guess you confirmed it! :(

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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    1. I guess their products don't work on everyone! Thanks for popping by Shannon x

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  6. That sounds terrible! My flatmate uses Clinique, but I usually opt for lower-end/drugstore products. I had a phase where I tried to use higher-end products because I thought they'd be better, but I had pretty much the same experience as you!

    Laura | FASHION, EATS & TREATS

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    1. I totally agree with you Laura! I guess I will stop experimenting for a bit and try to get my skin healthy again. Thanks so much x

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  7. Thank you for sharing this! Thank goodness I didn't purchase this, my skin is quite sensitive.

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    1. My skin is sensitive too, I should have thought about it before trying the product x

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  8. You can't use the clinique soap of it's own, you have to use the facial afterwards and most important you have to moisturize your face using DDML it's a 3-step procedure. Sorry that no one told you, because it's still the best.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  9. I normally use the Clinique 3 steps skin care, but i've never used the soap of it's own...
    Anyway i find the entire procedure very effective! :)
    xxx
    S
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  10. Love Clinique but never tried their facial soap. Great review!

    Tanya
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  11. Super cute! You have a lovely blog! Enjoy the weekend, dear!!

    Mary | CHECK my last post here!
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  12. I actually thought before I read your review a soap would be too drying for my skin, I didn't expect it to turn out this badly though! It's a shame it didn't work for you, I find using a serum every few nights hydrates my skin and actually balances oil production :)


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  13. I love the Clinique skin products, they are the best!! Nice post!
    -Maria
    in1997.blogspot.com

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