Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 | Its NOT

by Smriti S
4 minutes read

Today, I will be reviewing the Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2. Reading the word lotion, don’t think that this is a lotion or cream. It is a liquid. It behaves like a toner. It also gently exfoliates the skin. Ok now, read on to know more about the product. I got the dry combination one because my cheeks have become really dry and peeling off.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2

Details about Clinique clarifying lotion 2

What is it?

Clarifying Lotion 2 – For Dry Combination Skin is Step 2 in Clinique’s customized 3-Step Skin Care System. Dermatologist-developed Clarifying Lotion 2 – For Dry Combination Skin clears the way for smoother, brighter skin.

The secret’s in the system. Their revolutionary 3-Step Skin Care System was created by a celebrated dermatologist. It’s simple, customized and takes just three minutes, twice a day: cleanse with Facial Soap, exfoliate with Clarifying Lotion, moisturize with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+.


  • Sweeps away pollution, grime, dulling flakes to reveal smoother, clearer skin
  • Preps skin for moisturizer
  • Helps remove surface flakes that can be a barrier to moisture absorption. Even helps fine dry lines disappear

Formula Facts:

  • Allergy tested
  • 100% fragrance-free
  • Dermatologist developed
  • Oil-free
  • Paraben-Free

How to Use-

  • Use twice a day, morning and night
  • Apply with a cotton ball, sweeping gently over face and neck
  • For external use only
  • Avoid eye area and lips
  • Follow with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+

Price and quantity

Rs 1890 for 200 ml

Shelf life

2 years from the date of manufacture

Sensitive skin alert


Natural/ vegan/ organic?

Paraben free, nothing else specified


Water / Aqua / Eau, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Menthol, Acetyl Glucosamine, Trehalose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Bicarbonate, Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 33 (CI 17200), Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730)

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 1

My experience with Clinique clarifying lotion 2


Colour and texture

It is a clear liquid


It smells like alcohol and some medicine, I didn’t really like it. never mind, since the smell vanishes within 5 seconds of applying this clarifying lotion


I have enjoyed using Clinique skin care products and I expected a lotion which means a cream when I saw this. But, to my surprise, it is called a clarifying lotion twice a day exfoliator but it is actually a liquid. It is a toner that also exfoliates the skin gently. But, it has a very peculiar smell which I dislike. Also, this product does nothing miraculous. It just behaves like any other normal toner. I wasn’t really happy with this product. There are a few good things like it doesn’t dry out the skin. It just removes the impurities from the skin and it is paraben free and has been developed by dermatologists especially for dry combination skin. I took the dry combination skin clarifying lotion expecting it to be a lotion and so that I can apply it on my drying cheek area to get that much-needed moisture. But this is not a lotion. It is a liquid toner. I didn’t really enjoy this product.

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 2

Overall performance of Clinique clarifying lotion 2


  • Allergy tested
  • 100% fragrance-free
  • Dermatologist developed
  • Oil-free
  • Paraben-free


  • Expensive
  • Less quantity
  • Does nothing miraculous
  • Other better clarifying lotions in the market
  • Peculiar medicinal smell
  • Not travel-friendly

Would I repurchase or recommend this?

Not really, since this didn’t really help me in any way. Also, it has this really weird smell of some medicine, which I didn’t like. There are many other clarifying lotions in the market that perform better than this product.

Rating: 3/5

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Leave a Comment


Sreeparna Ganguly February 12, 2018 - 1:22 PM

Such a disappointment!!
Thanks for the eye-opener though :good:

Smriti February 12, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Yes indeed…I expected a lot more from this..

Sone February 12, 2018 - 1:54 PM

This is horrible ! It gave me such a bad case of breakouts :no :no

Juhi Sharma February 12, 2018 - 2:53 PM

Thanks for saving our 1890 on this product :haanji Real and honest Review :love

Smriti February 12, 2018 - 4:04 PM

Welcome juhi..

Smriti February 12, 2018 - 4:06 PM

For me,it didn’t do a thing on my pimples mam.. 😥

Prachi singh February 12, 2018 - 9:29 PM

Dammm initially while reading i thought it would be something miraculous ? ? lol hence never judge a book by its cover

Smriti February 12, 2018 - 11:27 PM

True. Few brands, few product,just the packaging and outer looks are good. This is one of those..