Clinique Redness Solutions: User Reviews

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Claiming to measurably reduce redness, a new range of products for problem red skin called Clinique Redness Solutions has recently been launched.

This range is another attempt by Clinique to enter the rosacea treatment market. Previous Clinique products targetted at rosacea sufferers have only ever received a luke warm response.

The new Clinique Redness Solutions range consists of ;

  • Redness Solutions Urgent Relief Cream is said “rushes soothing relief to upset skin. Quickly calms flare-ups of visible redness, irritation.”
  • Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF 15 is claimed “Protects skin from the UVA/UVB exposure that can aggravate skins with Rosacea or reactive redness. Does it without chemical sunscreens.”
  • Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream is said to “instantly calm skins with Rosacea. Relieves visible redness, blotchiness. Soothes to cool discomfort. Over time, helps improve skin’s comfort, lessens the look of broken capillaries.”
  • Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser is said to “melt away makeup and impurities. Helps calm redness, irritation while preserving skin’s moisture balance. Smooth with mild exfoliation. Leaves skin clean, comforted.”
  • [NEW] Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Powder claims that this powder will reduce visible redness and `broken capillaries virtually disappear-instantly and for hours’. Further `Patent-pending formula helps skin “keep its cool.” Oil-free, talc-free. With anti-bacterial brush. Appropriate for skins with mild-to-moderate Rosacea or reactive redness.’

Update: The Urgent Relief Cream contains hydrocortisone 0.5%. Perhaps some care should be used with the Urgent Relief Cream as we know that over the counter steroids can cause rosacea itself.

Clinique Redness Solutions User Reviews

Paul H says:

I have been using the Clinique daily redness relief cream and it is really good. I have been unable to tolerate ANYTHING – but this seems to be ok. The “urgent relief cream” is OK also, but it is mainly for “itching,” and doesn’t work as well as the daily redness relief cream, which is very soothing.

bellemichelle says:

The urgent relief cream is NOT a rosacea product, but for reactive redness. It’s just hydrocortizone actually, and hydrocortizone doesn’t do anything for rosacea. Save your money on that one, especially at $30!

The daily relief cream is identical to the CX relief cream, just less expensive. I like it though, it’s a nice mild moisturizer. Don’t believe the claims about it “over time reducing rosacea flare-ups”, I can’t believe how much companies get away with in their marketing!

They have a sunscreen and cleanser too. The sunscreen is too oily for my skin, but it’s gentle at least, I didn’t react to it. The cleanser is my favorite product, it’s mild and non-reactive and it doesn’t dry your skin out.

mecheleshnm says:

Hi, I’ve been using Clinique’s Redness Relief for a week so far. Results are good, not great. On the plus side, it’s the only product I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot!) that gives me immediate relief. The relief though only lasts a few hours. I’m going to keep using it because and relief is welcome– and it costs $40! I’ll check back in a month and let you know how it’s going.

Katgo says:

I swung by the clinique counter for something else right before christmas and saw this line…of course I had to try it! I bought the cleanser ($25), the moisturizer ($65), i refused to buy the calming stuff since it was full of hydrocortisone. Basically, it’s a total waste of money. The cleanser was nice, but not worth that kind of cash, and the cream is meant for all the clinique skintypes(1,2,3,4) therefore isn’t very moisurizing.

I used it for three days and called it quits. My skin is combination and this stuff was making it very dry/dehyrated, which in turn lead to my face becoming more red! The women at the clinique counter also said they had a training on this product and were told to tell clients not even to use other clinique products in combination with this stuff or it would effect results, so who knows if they want you to even take your meds with these products.

Lucky for me, the clinique counter took all these products back, so you can always try it pretty risk free. If you do buy this product, I hope you have better results

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  1. Jacki says:

    I started using Clinique Redness Solutions about 3 months ago for facial redness, I get redder as the day goes on or if I get too hot and I don’t go out without make-up. I am yet to see any improvement. I use the Soothing Cleanser and Daily Relief Cream, I tried the Protective base with the green tint – no change. I will continue to use it as it does leave my skin soft but as for curing or reducing redness, it doesn’t work. I also got a sample of foundation from the clinique counter which I tried, it felt quite thick at first but covered pretty well, my only problem with it is I am a dental nurse and wear a mask at work so it rubbed off and looked awful and blotchy with the redness showing through, but its ok if I’m not working. If you are going to buy any of the redness solution range get it from Ebay or Strawberry its nearly half the price. If anyone knows of another product I can try I’ll give it a go, I live in Australia.

  2. Angela says:

    I am sooo glad I found this site! I was diagnosed with Rosacea around a year ago, it started with hot flushing, my face felt like it was burning and would flush bright red, thought I was maybe starting *the change*. Then the hot flushes gradually stopped happening, after about 6 months I guess and i was left with small burst vessels and a red ring on the end of my nose that i thought was ringworm and breakouts of burning red bumpy dry rashes that I wondered if they were excema or some kind of allergic reaction. Anyway, I am currently trying out this line, started today and my skin feels soft and even, my recent breakout is looking calmer (was such a bad breakout, worst one yet, its even gone down the side of my neck and under my ear a bit), so i will see how I get along with it. I would like to recommend another range for you all to try, I dont know why I didnt think of it when I was desperate shopping today for something to save my skin, and it is Body Shop Aloe Vera range. It is for sensitive skin and I used this some months ago and it was great. I didnt have any burn when using the products which is always a good sign and my rosacea flair up I was having at the time went and I thought I was cured, which lead me to getting slack with the routine and here i am months later having the worst flair up yet. Anyway, if this Clinque line works miracles, I will stick with it, seeing as ive just bought the stuff! but if not, I will definitely get the Body Shop Aloe Vera range again. Do try it if you haven’t found anything that works for you because it really is good. :o)

  3. Maggie says:

    I tried the Clinique range, the cleanser, the Daily Relief cream & the Protective base. My rosacea makes my skin ultra sensitive & very prone to dryness & dehydration, and at first my face felt too dry. It took about 2 weeks before my skin was used to the products, and now my skin feels better than it has in years & is much less red. The Daily Relief cream is the only thing I’ve found recently that doesn’t irritate it, and although the cleanser isn’t the best at taking off foundation, it’s really helped soothe & take off the flakey bumps & pustules. If you try it, give it at least a week. I don’t think I’d buy the protective base again as I don’t think that makes any difference either way.

  4. Vass says:

    Does anyone know how Rosacea reacts with thyroid conditions? I had hyperthyroidism (which is roughly the time i noticed redness stayed; it used to be temporary before). Then I had thyrodectomy in 2006 (there’s a negligible part of my thyroid left only) and I’ve been on Levothyroxine ever since. At first i was on 125mg, then last year flushing went mad, I turned purple when teaching (horrible and humiliating!) because of stress and temperature in the room. It turned out my thyroid hormone levels were high and my GP hadn’t said anything because most people actually beg for more medication due to lack of energy. I’m now on 75mg, but need to go up to 100 every now and then. Clearly I can’t get off the Levothyroxine.
    I was diagnosed with Rosacea abroad, my GP in the UK refused to let me see a dermatologist until my thyroid is stable, but it will never be stable, thanks to the fact that i don’t have one. Normal people don’t have their thyroid work once daily, first thing in the morning (when i take my medication).
    I was put on a three-month antibiotic treatment for redness/spots twice (i can’t remember the name of the antibiotic but it was of the doxycycline family) and it worked miracles. The effect lasted a couple of months after the treatment and then it got worse again. Do i have to take antibiotics all my life?
    Anyway, i was wondering if anyone’s had any experience with both these wonderful conditions. Also, is there any connection between contraceptives and Rosacea, i.e. does the pill make redness worse?

  5. Francisco M. says:

    I was hanging around the Cesar Palace in Vegas and run into the CLINIQUE store. The lady that took care of me was extremely knowlegeable of the issue, she explain to me the most likely reasons of my REACTIVE REDNESS/ROSACEA. She also recomended the products I was supposed to use. REDNESS SOLUTION SOOTHING CLEANSER, R. S. DAILY RELIEF CREAM, R. S. DAILY PROTECTIVE BASE SPF 15, R. S. URGENT RELIEF CREAM (in case the I have A realy bad flare up) and R. S. INSTANT RELIEF MINERAL POWDER, which I all used religiously. At the begining the products work satisfactory but after about 5 to 7 months my problem, even though I kept using the producs, started to get worse and worse, and now (a year later) I find myself frustrated not only because I turn scarlet red on a drop of a hat, when I use these products I feel it gets worse. I know that every person have a different reaction to such products. Probably my case might need a madicated product, I’ll find out when I see a Dermatologist.

  6. Francisco M. says:

    I was hanging around the Cesar Palace in Vegas and run into the CLINIQUE store. The lady who took care of me was extremely knowlegeable of the issue, she explain to me the most likely reasons of my REACTIVE REDNESS/ROSACEA. She also recomended the products I was supposed to use. REDNESS SOLUTION SOOTHING CLEANSER, R. S. DAILY RELIEF CREAM, R. S. DAILY PROTECTIVE BASE SPF 15, R. S. URGENT RELIEF CREAM (in case the I have A realy bad flare up) and R. S. INSTANT RELIEF MINERAL POWDER, which I all used religiously. At the begining the products work satisfactory but after about 5 to 7 months my problem, even though I kept using the producs, started to get worse and worse, and now (a year later) I find myself frustrated not only because I turn scarlet red on a drop of a hat, when I use these products I feel it gets worse. I know that every person have a different reaction to such products. Probably my case might need a madicated product, I’ll find out when I see a Dermatologist.

  7. sam says:

    I bought the cleanser, base and moisturiser redness products. I love them all, although its only been two weeks. My skin looks and feels so much better which has upper my confidence! Even my mum (with bad eyesight) commented today on how. pale I was looking which was a compliment for me! It might not suit everyone, but for me it has given me hope and optimism. Go for it! x

  8. Diana says:

    The Redness Solutions range contains some irritants so beware before you buy. For normal skin they should be no problem, but for rosacea they can be. The products that are good are the Daily Protective Base, the cleanser and the urgent relief cream.
    See here for more detailed reviews:
    http://www.beautypedia.com/search.aspx?bid=89&plid=397

  9. Nichole says:

    my dream was to be an makeup artist and to bring out my own lines of makeup… but how can i sell products to make people look better if i can’t control my own skin? i’ve had rosacea since i was roughly 22 when i was told about it. i prolly had it longer. in my heart i believe being that i was combo skin exfoliating the was answer. i thought my skin was protected by my own oils and i can keep washing it. i have oils on my forehead n nose and dryness on my cheeks n chin. i use to use st. ives scrubs. they are the worst. i believe thats what caused my rosacea. my cheeks became red and my nose. then i got bumps on my cheeks n forehead as well. i’ve been told i wore too much blush in high school. i wore lots of makeup like shadow, liner, mascara n lip stick n glosses but never blush. i thought i had bad acne and bought 4 cleansers at a time to always have a back up. i’m so ashamed of my skin. i bought different lines of mineral makeup. i have stands that are like 4 foot tall of makeup. i use to give away avon boxes of makeup filled to the top with different brands of makeup at a time. i been to a derm. and they gave me like 6 products to try on my skin at once and i was to report back how it all works. i didn’t catch the names of all of them cuz my insurance paid for like 3. i had some kind of pills, some kind of gel or cream but it wasn’t the metro gel cuz that didn’t work for me and i had a solution of sodium and sulfur. the wash worked at first cuz i tried different combos of what worked alone. the wash make my face smell like a match (sulfer) and cleared up all pimples and some redness at first. after bout 2 weeks my face started to get big under the surface pimples that hurt so bad i’d cry. my face hurt worse than when i was a lil acne prone teen. it took awhile for it to get out of my system but finally my face healed. i was too afraid to go back to the derm. i started my old routine of buying products till i find one that works. i have bought the (OLAY REGENERIST) line. the scrub was ok it cleaned so it did it’s job. the daily with spf 50 i use to go out and i bought the foundation thats light. the moisture got rid of my dry itchy flakey cheeks i thought there was no solution to and was to afraid to keep exfoliation due to more redness. i i have a mild case compared to some others i seen online with extreme cases. i know others with it but have milder cases than i like few bumps n maybe like a finger print of redness on the nose n cheeks. i have plenty of makeup books that say (CETAPHYL) they use for problem skin clients. it does cleanse n soften the skin. i use to use the night cream thats oil of olay which is the best moisturizer i found but no spf. now i use cytaphyl moisturizer cuz they got one for eczema. it’s called restoraderm and is recommended by the eczema foundation it says on the bottle so it must be mild for irritated skin. it does NOT get rid of redness but if you can’t find something for redness it’s still important to have a mild cleanser and a good moisturizer. i do know that products are diff for everyone and i like get immuned to everything fast. i also used (AMBI) since i get brown spots due to the sun and it worked for that and the pimple like bumps for a lil while. my products i change around alot and i know it’s not good. i just get tired of a product if i don’t see any change and gets excited to try something new. currently my skin line is neutrogena naturals the one to deeply cleanse not to soften skin. they got two but they don’t do the same thing. one is a deeper cleanse n one is to soften skin n some other stuff. anyway neutrogena ($8)for cleanse, olay regenerist (i think $10) for spf 50 for day and i use vitamin E oil (12,000 i.u.)($5) at night on my face till it absorbs and then covered by cetaphyl lotion ($13) and E.L.F. makeup remover clothes (for 20 $5) with aloe for sensitive skin (says on the back not front from they’re professional line) eyelipsandface.com sometimes i use the wipes just cuz of sweating or being out all day. they never irritate my skin so i never have to wipe of residue after using one.

    for all those into trying clinique redness relief, my advise is to ask the sales lady to try a sample of the cream or day lotion to take home and try. if you notice no difference on clean skin after leaving on for a few ours chances are it will not work for you. yes many times you need the whole system to get the best results but if the heaviest cream won’t calm down your skin then the rest will not do anything either. use with a mild cleaner before applying. this way you save yourself a trip of it doesn’t work, the embarassment of taking it back, and money you can use for something else 🙂

  10. Nichole says:

    Finacea was the gel or cream i forget cuz it’s been awhile that o used from the derm btw…

  11. shelli says:

    I used to scrub my face every day with st Ives also. Maybe there is a connection. Its too bad, because I loved the way it felt.

    I disagree with you on trying it for a few hours, and then dropping it if it doesn’t work that fast. I have found with my rosacea that any time I change a product, I have a reaction. I have to try something new for at least a couple weeks in order to determine whether it is a product that will work for me or not. If I hadn’t tried Clinique for a month first, I would not have realized that it IS something that works for me. Some people may be able to try something and know right away, but for others you have to give your skin time to adjust before knowing if it works or not.

  12. Margie says:

    I just came across the redness makeup and I have to say I am very impresed – I will be turning 50 at the end of this year and I have never worn make up as it would react very badly with my rosacea.

    My friend told me about this so we went to sears to try it out and the lady put it on and I could not believe the difference – it was like looking at a totally different person. I purchased the line for redness had the lady teach me to put it on and that was back in April and I have to say I don’t think I could go a day without my makeup on and I used to laugh at people that said that..

    Thanks Clinique it really is great makeup and cleaners…..

  13. Michelle says:

    HI, does any of you use the dramatically different under the daily relief creme.
    My flare-ups are located mainly on my cheeks and I have wondered if I should use the DD creme and just the daily relief as ‘target’ creme on my cheeks.

    Do any of you have any experience combining the various products??

  14. alice says:

    I find this stuff really good. I recently got off roaccutane and tried for almost a year to get rid of the redness and its really good but very expensive.

  15. Dawn says:

    EXCELLENT! The foundation covers all of the broken blood vessels and redness of my nose. I use the whole line of products. Expensive, yes, but worth it.

  16. Heidi H says:

    I have perioral dermatitis and rosacea and have been using the Clinique Redness Solutions line for nearly a month now. I also have very reactive skin and acne AND I’m pregnant. The cleanser is wonderfully gentle and sufficient with cleansing. The mosturizer is a little bit too moisturizing for my acne-prone skin, but it leaves my face feeling very soft . I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the green tinted base with the SPF. When the other 2 products aren’t working to relieve the redness, the base, along with either the almost make-up or the redness solutions powder, disguises any and all redness on my face, especially around my mouth and nose where the redness is BRIGHT RED.

  17. Angie says:

    As for the Clinique line..awful for me. sad i knew more about rosacea than the Clinique lady. First 2 days ok then I broke out worse than ever. Same as cetaphil, cerave, vannicream, avene, laroche posay, neutrogena, vichy, lauder, lancome, la mer, shiseido, I could go on but you get the idea. Some will be great for up to 3 days then all of a sudden huge sores, red red cheeks, and by the end of day 4 a huge rash with pimples. Also finacea was the work of the devil. It surely was my most painful reaction to a prescription and Clinique’s DDM worst reaction in less than 1 hour from a moisturizer. My face was so blistered from DDM, i ended up in ER from the sheer pain and my skin looked like it had acid thrown on it.

    My Story

    I had a reaction in 2003 to a product and went to a derm to get it fixed and find an appropriate product for my concern then. My skin was dry cheeks, oily t-zone and sensitive but no other issues like acne or wrinkles. He swore I had rosacea, prescribed metro gel and desonide lotion. Metro gel did nothing for me but the desonide lotion cleared my face, perfectly. now i was not aware it was a steroid lotion nor was I aware it was for short term use and the derm kept me on it for 6yrs. My insurance changed and the new derm said I did NOT have rosacea because desonide would have made it worse and since I was “highly reactive” she recommended i stick with desonide. Now 9 yrs later I DO have rosacea- Steroid Induced Rosacea. Because i trusted 2 dermatologists i now can only use a tiny bit of vaseline on my dry areas and ice compresses 3-6 times a day. I had a perfect peaches and cream complexion and now i look like I am sunburned with thousands of small pimple that are filled with fluid. So gross. I am just 38 and I am so embarrassed to be even seen. It burns all day, itches so badly I have to sit on my hands to keep from scratching my face off. Now 2 new derms later..still same. the last derm want no meds or creams or treatments used, go for six weeks using nothing. Easy since I do not wear makeup and cannot even use a cleanser just a baby wash cloth (they are super soft) with ice cold water to gently wipe face down every morning and night with a bit of vaseline on dry areas only (be careful it causes more pimple, sigh). I am at my wits end. Im not looking for a miracle, just no burning and itching…maybe smoother skin again, less red. Not perfect again but livable doesnt seem to be too much to want right??

    • Penny says:

      Angie, I’m sorry that you’ve had such a difficult time. My redness is minor, but as a redhead, very obvious. For the last four months I have been using Ponds cold cream cleanser when I remove my make up before bed and then Ponds Dry Skin Cream afterwards. In the mornings if I feel greasy, I use Eucerin Redness Relief Cleanser, moisturize with a little of the Ponds Dry Skin cream and follow with Eucerin Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Lotion SPF 15. I have seen a dramatic difference in the redness of my cheeks. Maybe it would work for you too? Best of luck!

  18. Liz says:

    I have very mild rosacea although in my early 30s (I’m now 39) it was worse.
    I’ve been using the Clinique Redness Solutions range for a year now and am very happy with it. Used to use some gentle natural products which all sounded very ethical and smelt lovely but I always had patches of dry skin. I mistakenly would slap on thick night cream to try to ‘soak up’ the dry patches. I used to use the Clinique SPF25 face sun cream as a foundation in the summer and normal foundation otherwise- tried various things most of which dried my skin.

    On trying the Clinique Redness range I’ve been able to forget the foundation and my skin feels so much better for it. I now use the cleanser (which I believe is a very gentle exfoliator) and that cleared up the dry skin within a week or two. I use the daily moisturiser cream, then the SPF25 on top. I’m now wearing this year round instead of foundation and it does even out skin tone somewhat. I then use the yellow pressed mineral powder to tone down redness on cheeks. As my rosacea is mild this is usually enough – and when it isn’t it’s so rare that I don’t care about it (which helps!).

    I don’t use the emergency relief cream or the green tinted base although I do have a trial of this.

    Ever since I switched to using Clinique I’ve been buying their normal makeup too (eye makeup etc) and as a regular customer get masses of freebies, which is nice.

    I barely need to worry about rosacea any more – aged 29/30 when it started I was slightly obsessed about it but changes in diet also probably helped. I gave up drinking milk (instead I eat loads of yogurt) and gradually during my 30s have become far more aware of what I’m eating now (mainly organic stuff, decent bread, less meat etc). All that has no doubt helped – so has the Clinique range.

  19. Deanna says:

    I have very sensative skin and rocasea. I decided to try this line and noticed a difference as soon as I put it on my face. The redness was almost gone and my face feels so soft and smooth. It doesn’t irritate at all and people noticed the difference.
    It’s a little expensive, but it’s worth it if it works.

  20. Connie says:

    I love the Redness Solutions cleanser and face cream. My facial skin has
    been horrible for the last 5 years and since using this for the last 2 months
    my skin is wonderful. Never dry or itchy. It even seems as if the few wrinkles
    that I do have are not as noticeable. I am hooked on this product. I really like
    the eye cream too.

  21. Kerry says:

    I developed rosacea about ten years ago and although it probably isn’t as severe as many of the posters on here, there have been times when the flare ups make me look like the example pictures you see on internet medical sites, resulting in a trip to the doctor and a course of strong antibiotics. I have worked out some of the foods that set off my flushes (red wine sadly is one of them) and wear sun cream every day. I also take a two-pronged approach to my skin care – pimples and redness. For the pimples, I used Cetaphil for cleansing for quite a while, but didn’t really get on with it. I then spotted a bar of Neem soap in a local supermarket (this is a natural glycerine soap enriched with neem, tea tree and lemon grass oil) and decided to give it a go as it is good for acne prone skin. It is ok, but is a bit drying and I am often left with flaky skin, so moisturising is a must. For the redness, I swear by aloe. I know this doesn’t agree with some people, but if you haven’t tried it, I would strongly recommend giving it a go. I used pure aloe gel to start with, but now use Suncare Central’s aloe and rosehip aftersun as a moisturiser and their aloe suncream. OK so I still have spots, but the redness is well and truly under control. The important thing with aloe is to check it is the first ingredient on the list and keep the chemicals to an absolute minimum. The problem is that I live in the UK and so have to order the SC stuff online and get it shipped from Europe at an additional shipping cost of 6Euros per bottle. I should say that I first discovered these on holiday, when a rep did the by-the-pool sales pitch. I have never looked back. Anyway, today I have been given a sample of the Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Relief cream simply by expressing an interest in the product at the counter in Boots. I am going to give it a go and see what happens.

  22. Shelli says:

    I had to come back and give an update to the post I made months ago.

    I am still using the redness solutions cleansers and cream. They are still working fabulously and I have no reason to try anything new.

    I was using bare minerals foundation, and was happy with it. But then I decided to try the matte, and it really caused havoc on my skin.

    During that switch, I had to go in to get more clinique at van maur. The Clinique girl suggested the redness solutions foundation, and made me a little sample pot of it.

    I was really not expecting much. I havent been able to use a liquid foundation for years!!

    BUT….

    I. Love. It!!!

    It works so well…covers nicely, doesn’t do anything that the other liquid foundations I had tried in recent years did…it’s not cakey, it doesn’t do any of that ugly stuff.

    And my skin is looking the best it has for years!!! I have very little redness, and no outbreaks of acne since I started it.

    I really, really couldnt recommend it enough! Go in and ask for a sample…they gave me a mini pot of it that lasted a number of days so I could really test it.

    • Arlene says:

      Shelli when you say that you were using the matte foundation do you mean the liquid foundation from bareMinerals?

  23. Jess says:

    Have just started using the redness solutions on my (mild luckily) rosacea and love it! I had a free trial at the mall and noticed a difference that very day. Over the weekend every time I looked my face was less red and the bumps that had only just come up that week were disappearing.
    They did recommend a slight variation on their redness line for me though – might work for someone else.
    I also agree with another comment to try Strawberry net if it’s in your country (I’m in NZ) as it’s much cheaper there. But my local (farmers) dept store had a gift with purchase I just couldn’t resist.

    Here’s what they recommended for me – so far so good!
    Redness solutions cleanser – love how it feels
    Mild clarifying lotion – great because I missed using a toner
    Redness solutions daily relief cream – have ordered this but at the moment still using my Simple moisturiser which is fine for me.
    Super city block – instead of the redness solutions base – has a yellow tinge so you don’t look like a ghost and don’t have to put makeup over it.
    She also recommended the even better clinical black spot corrector to use after it’s settled down and to help with the scarring – haven’t ordered this yet but probably will later on.
    I still use my current mineral powder makeup – I liked the way the Clinique lady didn’t even try to get me to use their stuff – just asked if I was happy with my current one.

    My conclusion is it’s definitely worth a try – even just the cleanser and clarifying lotion – it was sooo great to watch the redness fade! (nothing else has worked this quickly for me or gotten rid of the red so well).

  24. Cleo says:

    I have tried so many products that will help me reduce and calm down the redness on my face…

    I don’t know how I started to get this red mask that goes from my right cheek up to my forehead.. sometimes looks like a rash.. there are times that looks like i have some sort of chicken pox.. it’s HORRIBLE!!

    i have tried from expensive to over the counter products.. such as Mary Kay (that made my skin break out even more, so I gave the product away to my relatives… 380 dollars later) Jafra sensative skin line products, Avon, Clear Skin, Neutragena, Aveeno redness reducer, physicians formula, ProActiv (this product burned my skin)

    One day a commercial ad came on TV.. and got my attention on Clinique Redness solution.. I debated for about a month if I wanted to buy it or not.. since I was not in the mood to continue to throw my money away with products that aren’t working… so three weeks prior my 39 birthday, i walked into Macy’s Department Store and spoke to a Clinique representative.. explaning my skin condition which I didn’t really have to say much.. it was pretty much super visible.. The lady sat me down in front of a mirror and applied Redness Solution Foundation…. And I almost cry!!! the redness DISSAPEAR INSTANTELY!! and my skin looked as I didn’t had any redness, puffiness, nor chicken pox at all!!!
    I purchased the whole Redness Solution line.. Cleanser, moisturizer, sunblock, foundation and the yellow powder (which I love)

    It’s been now 4 days… yes that’s right!!! 4 days since I have been using the product day and night… and my skin looks as if I have NO imperfection.. my redness has gone away completely!!! Foundation is the most awesome thing ever!!! I throw away my M.A.C. make up and my bare minerals make up and my Sheer cover make up and my Bobby Brown Make up… and HELLO CLINIQUE!!

    In exactly 4 days… my skin has actually converted from redness dull condition to uplifted, firm and red free… when I was asked how old I was going to be and I said 39.. people that didn’t know me.. thought I was 32…. what a difference in such a matter of days!!!

  25. Kristyn says:

    The best solution I’ve found for myself is the oil cleaning method. I use 10% castrol oil, 10% grapeseed oil, a few drops of chamomile, I use a Jojoba Oil and Almond Oil mixture as the carrier oils. No soap ever touches my face. I also mix Jojoba oil and Almond oil together as a moisturizer and use Clinique redness solutions daily relief cream. This may not work for everyone, I have very dry skin but after having stuck to this regiment for a month my complexion is better than it has been in years and I no long even bother with base makeup or primers.

  26. Kristyn says:

    Also Gotu Kola taken internally helps with skin issues. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the day as well as this helps the skin alot.

  27. Jess says:

    UPDATE
    I’m the same Jess as above comment.
    Just wanted to say it’s been over a year and I’m still using the Clinique, I don’t think I’ll ever try anything else.
    I still get the occasional spot, but that’s so much better than big patches of red!
    Definitely try it!!
    (tho the dark spot corrector doesn’t agree with me)

  28. Linda says:

    My derma went thru all my makeup & skincare products explaining me the labels (ingredients). I seldom wore sunscreen SPF 15+ but since the rosacea diagnsis I won’t go out without it wearing Elta MD 45 broad-spectrum; I like the Cerave cleanser. I will finish my current supply She says Clinique is garbage & Cetaphil is useless. I will need to shop for a moisturizer soon!

  29. Jackie2 says:

    I’ve ALWAYS had some acne but I would get one or two really bad pimples that would last forever and scar. I tried every product from neutrogena to Clinique and after those failed attempts I gave Citrus Clear’s products a try – first only the cleanser. Skin does better without too many steps! I’ve used it for 3 yrs and only got maybe 5 pimples total (not kidding). I will never change! Their moisturizer is good too, but the Tangerine Tingle was too strong for my skin. . .

  30. Eni says:

    The cream is nothing like its name. I have persistent redness (with broken capillaries on my cheeks) which gets worse when I’m in a heated or hot place. So the reasons I decided to give it a try were: 1) of course, its offer for solution for redness, 2) allergy-testedness, 3) fragrance- freeness, and 4) suitability for all skin types. I bought this cream about a week ago and started using right away. To my disappointment, my skin started burning from the first use like if fire was set on my face, especially the cheeks. At first I thought it could be the way how it actually works, so I decided to continue using and see how it would improve my condition. On the second day, however, flare-ups got worse, my skin became even more irritated with a sign of allergies appearing, and it got very dry. Still, I was patient enough to go on only to let my face get worse and more red than ever (capillaries got more visible). To sum up, this cream, misleadingly titled as redness relief cream, did not comfort or soothe my skin, nor did it reduce the redness. It irritated my skin, the surface of my skin became uneven, rashy and bumpy from the allergy. And I had a terrible breakout on my chin. So, on day 7, I returned the cream for the sake of my skin. I was really looking forward to this product (after a long search) and I was heavily disappointed. Will never buy again. Today is the 17th day and even I have stopped using the cream, my face is terribly dry regardless of my efforts (I am wearing hydrating mask twice a day and applying lots of moisturizers. No sign of improvement yet. Face is still very rashy and bumpy)
    PS: I wrote a review on Clinique’s official site; however, it seems they will not let it appear that today is the tenth day since I left my comment and still no sign of it on their website. Ironically, I noticed a new review, a positive one, (which visibly was entered at a later date than mine) had already appeared on the review section. Pathetic attitude from a line like Clinique; pretty uncool, no?

  31. Samanthajames says:

    I have really bad acne scaring on my face, chest, and shoulders. Not just discoloration but bad scar tissue. The Citrus Clear Grapefruit Spot Treatment is working great at getting rid of all the scar and keeping the acne away. I’ve only been using for two weeks and I see results. I have seen about 70% of the discoloration go away so far.

  32. Vivian4 says:

    I have had amazing results with the Somaluxe Redness Repair – I can even leave the house without makeup on and not be cringing! My skin is slightly reddish in tone, but still what most people would call normal. I use this Somaluxe Repair cream with my gentle face wash and the bottom line is my rosacea is functionally gone.

  33. Marilyn McKee says:

    Best stuff ever, been using for 5 years and if I miss a day I get a red bump, I’m 75 and people think I’m in my fifties.

  34. Ashley says:

    I have rosacea and have had it since I was born (now 26). I DO NOT have sensitive skin, nor allergies. Nothing had ever worked as well as I would have liked. And unfortunately, not this either. EVERYONE’S SKIN IS DIFFERENT AND I SUGGEST YOU TRY IT BEFORE YOU KNOCK IT! And give it more than just a few days. Clinique is not a miracle worker. I’ve used the cleanser and the moisturizer for a month now with no visible difference in my skin. 🙁 I was really saddened because I was excited to see ifor it worked. I’ll be switching back to Origins Doctor Weil line of skin care because that’s what work the most with me. It’s just SO much more expensive 🙁

  35. Melissia says:

    I accidentally dropped drops of makeup on my burgundy shirt. I now have white spots on my shirt. Why did this happen.

  36. Nelly Doretha says:

    I have mild redness all over my face and adding dermalmd rosacea serum to my skin care routine has made a notable difference. I have sensitive skin and am prone to breakouts and this serum worked beautifully. It wasn’t too heavy or fragrant. I highly recommend!

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