Clinique Redness Solutions

I have never had great skin. I was that kid that started breaking out in 5th grade. As I have gotten older my skin started to turn red. I have tried countless products and drinking more water. All have reduced my redness slightly but not enough. When I heard about a redness solutions system, I had to give it a try.

I started by doing a lot of research on redness reducing skin products. Ultimately, I decided to try Clinique. I chose Clinique because of the price as well as the number of positive reviews.

I ordered my kit from Sephora for $52.  It comes with a face wash, moisturizer, and a primer.

The face wash is super gentle. If you wear makeup I am not sure it would remove it. I almost never wear makeup so this is not a problem for me.

The moisturizer has a thicker texture than most that I have ever used. I was worried that it was going to leave my face greasy, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have been applying it am and pm and have had no problems.

The primer has a green tint to help correct redness and prime your face for applying makeup. I only wear makeup if I am going to a special event or have an interview, so I am not sure how much use I will get out of this product.

Week 1:

After the first week of religiously applying these products twice a day as recommend, I have seen no improvement.

Week 2:

I am starting to really doubt this product works. After two weeks my face does not look any less red than before.

Week 3:

After three weeks, I am finally able to see a real difference in my skin. Not only is my face less red, but it has a better texture.

Week 4:

After a month of using the product I am sold. I have had a significant reduction in the redness of my skin.


I was very skeptical of this working since I have had no luck in the past. While there has been a great reduction in the redness of my skin, I do have some redness from acne marks and scars. In order to combat the permanent redness from these scars, I need to incorporate more exfoliation, a Vitamin C product, and a sunscreen for my face.

Here are some additional products to help reduce redness that I have tried or have considered trying.

Update 6/26/2015:

I am using an additional face serum and a new eye cream.  I'll share more in an upcoming post!