Clearly Corrective™ Clarity-Activating Toner

Advanced skin retexturizing toner
  • High-performance clear toner gently re-texturizes skin
  • Infuses skin with hydrating actives for noticeably cleaner and softer skin
  • Activated C helps visibly diminish dark spots  and skin discoloration
  • Use daily-morning and night after cleansing
  • Paraben-free, fragrance-free, colorant-free,  dermatologist-tested
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"The best toner! My skin has become noticeably softer, and my discolorations have diminished."

Alison, Kiehl’s Insider

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How to Apply:
-After cleansing, moisten a cotton pad with the toner and apply to face, avoiding the immediate eye area

Kiehl’s Insider Tip:

For optimal results, use with the other formulas in the Clearly Corrective collection.

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Activated C

A potent next-generation active, works faster than the leading dark spot ingredient. Penetrates rapidly to attack deep-set dark spots while preventing the formation of new discolorations for visibly more uniform skin tone and clarity.

White Birch Extract

A sugar derived ingredient known for its ability to restore hydration and nutrients to the dermis and epidermis layers of skin . This potent active increases skin elasticity levels and collagen production resulting in restored skin density, volume and thickness.

Peony Extract

Works synergistically with Activated C to facilitate the reversal of discoloration for skin clarity.

Salicylic Acid

Works by softening the intracellular cement and decreasing cell-to-cell adhesion, encouraging the shedding of cells in the stratum corneum layer of the skin. It is effective on acne, as it encourages the peeling of the top layer of skin and the opening of plugged follicles.


Plant-based Glycerin: A renowned skincare ingredient that works as a moisture magnet and pulls essential moisture into skin. It is highly compatible with skin and also creates a “reservoir effect”, enhancing the water-holding capacity of the skin and ultimately helping to provide skin elasticity and plumpness and facilitates epidermal barrier function. The glycerin used in this formula is plant-based and can be derived from sources including palm fruit, rapeseed and coconut. .

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have oily skin want to try and reduce dark spots
Donna R on Jun 29, 2015
To aid in the minimization of dark spots and sun spots. Even out skin tone.
melanie j on Jun 23, 2015
Already use Clearly Corrective face wash
Iyana D on Jun 24, 2015
Like that it helps even skin tone. I've been having some hyperpigmentation issues.
Allie M on Jun 20, 2015
Is this toner Alcohol-Free ?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2013
Is this toner can rid the acne prone?
A shopper on Apr 4, 2013
Hi i have some acne scars , dark spots from acnes. Which products shall I use? this one or the Blue Herbal moisturizer?
dora z on Sep 16, 2013
Best Answer: It will gone few week if you use everyday
Reply · Report · Hanh N on Sep 16, 2013
Are these products alcohol free? I'm allergic to it.
A shopper on Mar 28, 2014
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How is this toner different from the Cucumber Alcohol-Free Toner?
A shopper on Jul 4, 2013
Best Answer: Cucumber Alcohol-Free Toner gives you a fresh finish but nothing much. In comparison, this Clearly Corrective™ Clarity-Activating Toner gives you more moisturized feeling and of course an even skin tone.
Reply · Report · Yue Z on Jul 8, 2013
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is this oil free?
A shopper on May 15, 2013
Best Answer: It has natural oils, Angustifolia/Lavender oils - in a small amount. I have combination skin, but at the same time I need to take care of wrinkle prevention. That is why I prefer this toner. It goes vey well with great results with the clearly corrective dark spot solution. I would not recommend it for a person with very oily skin.
Reply · Report · Ioana R on May 15, 2013
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Is this toner appropriate for use with a retinoid, like Atralin? If so, in what order would I use them and other Kiehl's before-bed products?
Marcia J on Apr 21, 2015
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Can apply with any moisturizer ?
A shopper on Mar 16, 2013
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Is it sutible for dry skin ?
A shopper on Feb 19, 2014
Best Answer: I think that this product would be suitable for dry skin. I have noticed skin softness from this product.
Reply · Report · danielle b on Feb 19, 2014
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Is this toner with or without alcohol?


A shopper on Dec 11, 2013
Best Answer: Aqua/Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Citrus Tachibana/Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Extract/Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract

Alcohol denat is an anti foaming agent, which I would say is not exactly alcohol.

This product is very gentle. My skin is somewhat dermatologically problematic, and is just fine with the toner.

You will love it!
Reply · Report · Stephen G on Dec 11, 2013
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ways to apply the toner?
A shopper on May 16, 2015
Best Answer: I use a cotton pad, moisten it with the toner after cleansing my face and patting it dry, and swipe my face and then my neck before applying serum and moisturizer. I was out of toner for two days before replenishing my supply today, and I felt a difference not using it!
Reply · Report · Kathleen H on May 17, 2015
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What is the difference between Kiehl's Clearly Corrective WHITE Clarity Activating Toner and Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Clarity Activating Toner?
Vicky on May 6, 2015
Best Answer: I have only try one of them so I can't help U
Reply · Report · Antha J on May 6, 2015
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Does this toner work well on teenagers?
sylvia on May 26, 2015
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Was this previously Photo age Corrector?
A shopper on May 16, 2015
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Does it diminish sun spot?
A shopper on Mar 23, 2015
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Would this toner be effective for liver spots?
Lolita on Jan 14, 2015
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I used tretinoin and now my skin is to thin. Can i use this product to brighten my skin and for dark spots?
A shopper on Dec 25, 2014
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Do your products contain Edetate Disodium?
A shopper on Jun 20, 2014
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Does the Clearly Corrective toner have alcohol in it?. I have aging/dry skin and don't want anything drying? I do have some age spots I would like to disappear which is why I thought this might work for me. Should I go with this or stay with the cucumber toner?
Janice C on Mar 19, 2014
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