The Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel was designed to offer users an over the counter alternative to prescription acne care products that provided similar results within a short amount of time. According to the brand, the results you can expect from this product are as good as the leading topical prescription for clearing acne. The main active ingredients within this format include 1% salicylic acid, as well as sugar kelp and sea whip extract. These three ingredients work together to starting clearing blemishes and reducing their visibility, while also preventing new breakouts from forming in the future. Depending on your skin type and how you experience acne and breakouts, you can either apply this product all over in a thin layer, or spot treat certain areas that commonly experience breakouts. Finally, it’s worth noting that the first ingredient in this formula is denatured alcohol, so if you do have sensitive or dry skin, this could be potentially irritating.