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Clinique Acne Solutions BB cream -Review-


I just returned this BB cream to Sephora but I HIGHLY recommend it . Confused??? Let me clarify this for you.

No matter what, even after exfoliation or heavy hydration, this Clinique BB cream clung to every dry spots even the ones I didn’t know I had. The result my face looked horrible …

When I first bought this product I thought I could get away with it having REAL combination skin not oily combination: NOPE! BUT if you have oily skin you will love this product. Why?

What it is :

A multitasking SPF cream for oily and acne-prone skins that feels weightless, conceals imperfections, and does not cause breakouts.

This product is non-comedogenic, allergy tested, and 100 percent fragrance-free. It can be worn over moisturizer or alone.


Lets look at this product more closely:

The very GOOD

♥ It didn’t break me out. (If you have acne prone skin, you know how hard it is to find a sunscreen that won’t cause a massive zits attack!)

♥ A High SPF of 40 (Perfect for summer)

♥ Dries almost instantly. It makes applying the rest of your makeup a breeze, no stickiness whatsoever – A rare fact.

♥ The light coverage is good and evens out my skin tone instantly (It’s totally buildable if you want more coverage)

♥ Although it is mattifying, you don’t end up looking “bla” (It’s not a total matte finish)

♥ The shine control is pretty good. (Not 12 hours as stated, more in the 8hr range)



♥ It is very runny/watery in consistency. (You do have to shake the bottle good – NOT really a problem)

♥ It dries fast which can make it hard to blend. (I applied it with my fingers so I had no problems with it. Using a beauty blender you would loose to much product, a synthetic brush works nicely too).

♥ It’s a 1oz tiny bottle (It would have lasted for a month at best, that’s a bummer)



Bottom Line

With the BIG exception of the product drying my skin like crazy, I love everything else about this product (Ok! The format could have been a little bit bigger). My skin felt like a baby’s butt and it gave me the right amount of coverage for this summer, and let’s not forget about the high SPF 40 protection. All and all, a very good BB Cream if you have OILY  and ACNE PRONE skin type, sadly it was not meant for me. (Unless dry flakey skin becomes a trend)😜

Note: I bought the LIGHT shade that was perfect for my skin but beware if you don’t like slightly pink undertone you might want to skip it!

Shades include Light, Medium Light, Medium 2, Medium Deep and Deep.

Don’t forget to ALWAYS put sunscreen my beauties.


Sad Ingrid xoxo


All products in this post were purchased (and returned in this case) by me. All reviews are my 100% honest opinion.

Pricing & Availability:

I paid 39$CND (37$US). It’s easily found at  Sephora or at Clinique.


16 thoughts on “Clinique Acne Solutions BB cream -Review-

  1. Your experience highlights a BIG aspect of skincare – use what’s right for your skin type! I can’t stress this enough. Just because something that is meant for aging dehydrated skin doesn’t work on some teenager’s oily skin, doesn’t make it a bad product, just the wrong fit!
    It’s so great that Sephora is really good with their return policy huh? I normally try to get a sample to test out, but sometimes I take a risk and the handful of times it’s not worked out they’ve always been very accommodating. 🙂


    1. I totally agree with you! 👍
      Sephora’s return policy is the best (I HATE returning stuff)… I also try to get a sample of the product I want but sometimes it’s difficult because I buy 99% online because of all the goodies I get with each order!
      Have a great day xo’s

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      1. You should go in store look at the products and order it online mainly if you are VIB Rouge (free shipping) because they send so much gifts with purchase. For example in my last parcel I got Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Basics, 3 generous deluxe samples of her eye makeup !!!! 😄


    1. It’s a great product for the oily girls out there!!!
      Great thing about Sephora, I returned it without having any problem 🙂
      Thank you sweetie for your comment xo’s

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    1. Thanks Annie 🙂
      I try to always consider the goods and the not so goods because every girls is so different; a bad product for you could be a hidden gem for me !!! Honesty and respect is key!
      Have a great day too !☀️

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