I think Clinique might be one of the most underrated beauty/skincare brand out there.
A lot of their products are efficient, gentle, and affordable for everyone to use. Aside from Clinique’s classic moisturizing gel and lotion, their anti-blemish solution (in the US it’s dubbed as “Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment Gel”). I purchased this anti-blemish solution in Korea, but it’s the exact same thing as the “Acne Solutions All-Over Clearing Treatment Gel” here in the US.
This 2.5 Benzoyl Peroxide solution by Clinique is a topical disinfectant that won’t dry you out if applied all over acne-prone skin. The texture of this solution is silky-gel; the solution contains green tea, acetyl glucosamine and soothing plant extracts that soothe irritated skin and redness as well.
Personally, I’ve had pretty good success rate with this solution compared to other acne-treating lotions. I put this after serum and before moisturizer + spot treatment at night. If I feel like my skin is still inflamed by morning, I’d apply it during the day too before sunscreen. It’s also a good mild spot-treatment for emerging whiteheads, definitely not incredibly effective for cystic pimples.
It definitely doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and the slight tingling feel I get makes me believe that it’s actually working – but then again, don’t make my word for it about tingling = good results.
If it is irritating you for too long, remove it immediately. Always patch test your products!