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Clinique City Block™ Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel

When used in your skincare, charcoal is proven to get rid of impurities without stripping your skin. With each use of this charcoal-infused gel, it sweeps away excess oil while effectively removing makeup and dirt from even the deepest of pores. Suitable for all skin types, it’s gentle enough for daily use—leaving you with “ooh-aah” radiant skin every day of the week.

Clinique City Block™ Purifying Charcoal Cleansing Gel
4.3 out of 5 stars, based on 2,435 Reviews 2,435 Reviews
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Break-out!
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This product made me break out almost immediately after using it. I thought I'd give it another try about a week later, but the SAME thing happened! Disappointed..

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Nothing special
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Wasn't thrilled with this product. I thought it would exfoliate a little more. didn't really make me feel like it made a difference in my skin. overall, not something I would purchase on my own.

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Skin felt clean
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Skin felt super clean but also left a little blotchy washing over a tan. I didn't notice anything that stood out to make me want to buy.

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Meh
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I'm not impressed. I didn't notice anything special about this cleanser. Seems like every other cleanser you can buy at the drugstore wouldn't spend my money on it.

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This did not seem to help my unclog my pores at all

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I see no difference
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I've tried other charcoal products and I don't think any work, including this one.

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Nice sample but not for me
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Clinique always has great sample sizes and I was glad to receive enough of this cleanser to give it a good try. I've not been happy with Clinique in the past, for whatever reason, their cleansers/toners/moisturizers make me break out which seems odd for all the hypoallergenic claims. I have no trouble with Clinique lip and eye products and use several of them. This charcoal cleanser is really pleasant to use because of having no scent as well as being non-drying, but it left me with breakouts after a week of use. I was happy to get to try it though.

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Lifelong Clinique User
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I have used Clinique for over 20 years. I was not impressed with this cleanser. I will stick to the foam wash or cleansing bar.

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Didnt Care for
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I really didn't care for this product. This does not do anything for me. I was thinking that it would help with blackheads/pores, but it did not.

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It was ok
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I hae acne prone skin, and normally I love clinique, but not this product. I've used charcol products before, but this did not make my skin feel clean whatsoever. I'll stick to their simple liquid cleanser.

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