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.


15% 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. .

Clearly Corrective™ Clarity-Activating Toner
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Kiehl's Since 1851 Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Yiming Z: never tried before Sep 20, 2014
Lara T: I chose this product to go along with the cleanser to bring the pH levels of my skin back to normal after washing but without clogging my pores. Sep 17, 2014
Holly B: melasma Sep 16, 2014
Donna B: Works! Sep 15, 2014
doreen h: Starting a complete routine & have age spots Sep 11, 2014
Valda D: From the description of this product I am looking for a miracle. Sep 11, 2014
MICHELLE S: I use this as part of my Clearly Corrective regimen. My dark spots haven't completely faded, but there is definitely some improvement, and my skin overall looks bright and feel soft. Sep 10, 2014
Mimie E: replenishing supply, this toner is very effective Sep 9, 2014
Judith W: my standard skin care regimen - feels refreshing Aug 31, 2014
Jennifer H: Need clear face Aug 30, 2014
Suzanne H: i have been wanting to try this toner Aug 27, 2014
Jennifer M: I ran out of Chanel, and since I like the Kiehl's lotions so much I thought I would try the toner Aug 10, 2014
Rachel L: FRIENDS RECOMMEND Aug 10, 2014
Esther K: I have purchased this product before and I really liked it Aug 9, 2014
Anat C: first time trying it Jul 29, 2014
Hui Y: recommended by agent Jul 26, 2014
Michelle N: I chose this item because my dark spots have visibly faded after 6 weeks of using this product. Jul 21, 2014
Shannon M: For a point of reference to see if it is better than blue astringent lotion. Jul 16, 2014
Elvia P: To try it Jul 14, 2014
Catherine P: Loved the Cucumber Toner and this sounded right up my alley! Jul 13, 2014
Denise D: acne scars Jul 8, 2014
Anne M: I need help with acne scars Jul 5, 2014
Mary M: With the summer heat and humidity my T-zone has been oily and breaking out. Based on reviews, I hope that this toner will help to control my breakouts and curb the oil. Jul 4, 2014
ann m: works well on my combination skin Jul 3, 2014
OD M: THE REVIEWS Jun 30, 2014
Melanie B: This is a wonderful product for women with moderate sun damage. Jun 26, 2014
Diane B: Advised by dermatologist to start using a toner ... trying this one! Jun 16, 2014
ESTHER H: for better clear skin May 19, 2014
shaoping h: try May 17, 2014
Katie H: Combat my aging skin May 16, 2014
Tomoko P: I've used two bottles and it worked! My brown spots are much lighter color now and I hope by using the third bottle, it will go away.. May 16, 2014
Renee B: Description matched skin type May 15, 2014
Loretta J: Dark spots May 15, 2014
Josabeth P: acne scars and blemishes May 14, 2014
Marva W: I have been impressed with the results of other products in the collection. I want to see how effective the use of additional products in the collection may make. May 14, 2014
Laura H: I need a good toner May 11, 2014
joann R: skin is old and dry, though I'd try it if I don't like it I wont get it again. I'm 81 yrs need all help I can get May 9, 2014
kelli c: TRIAL May 7, 2014
Barbara A: Seemed best for my skin type and needs May 1, 2014
Amber B: used the sample, love it! Apr 16, 2014
Xun L: friends need Apr 8, 2014
Janine S: wanted to try with other products I have in this line..... Mar 31, 2014
Kathy D: I love how my skin feels after using the right toner and based on the reviews, this toner will soften and brighten my skin. Here's hoping! Mar 25, 2014
PATRICIA T: to go with clearly corrective cleanser. Mar 23, 2014
zhengqi l: want to try Mar 22, 2014
Deb S: very nice; skin feels great and moisturizer seems to get onto skin better after I use this... Mar 22, 2014
Leigh K: needed a new toner Mar 22, 2014
Carolyn S: To try it Mar 17, 2014
Jacqueline W: acne skin Mar 14, 2014
Jennie L: like to try it Mar 13, 2014
Liting K: want my skin become brighter Mar 11, 2014
Shannon P: used kiehls colindra wanted to try a different toner Mar 10, 2014
LAURA V R: i wanted to try a different toner. I already use other products from this line and i love it Mar 10, 2014
Ryan C: Never Tried Mar 6, 2014
Robin J: Love this product. Does a great job addressing dark spots caused by sun, aging and clarifies my skin. Very gentle as well. Highly recommend! Mar 4, 2014
Carlene C: First time user Mar 3, 2014
Emily L: it works for me Mar 1, 2014
roxanna r: will be my first time trying this particular product Feb 22, 2014
cheng y: want to try the new products Feb 18, 2014
pat m: I've never used toner Feb 16, 2014
Sarina W: Recommended by makeup artist guru, hope it could minimize my pore size, and lighten dark spots on my skin. Feb 15, 2014
Lauren P: I needed a toner and was buying the Cleary Corrective face cleanser. Feb 14, 2014
Judy C: Always use this! Feb 10, 2014
Bianca M: I was looking for a toner that could gently exfoliate. I've read on skin care blogs and through additional research that the toning step should be a gentle exfoliating step as well, so I thought I'd give this product a try. Jan 25, 2014
Michele H: I have been using the blue astringent for 15 years and thought it time to try something new. Jan 20, 2014
Jennifer J: I have been using the clearly corrective face wash and really like how my skin has responded to it. Jan 10, 2014
I want try this too.
Jan 5, 2014
Mark A: to try it Dec 31, 2013
rupa s: For Acne prone and uneven skin. Dec 31, 2013
Olivia M: acne Dec 31, 2013
Jia L: good Dec 29, 2013
Brenda V: I need toner & thought I try this brand Dec 19, 2013
Saerom H: Out of toner and want to try new one. Dec 18, 2013
Irene A: It works great for reducing dark spots & evening skin tone. Dec 14, 2013
amal b: to complement the serum Dec 7, 2013
Jung L: My friend recommended it. Dec 5, 2013
Ye Mee K: my mom wants it for Christmas present. Dec 3, 2013
Christy M: I have hyperpigmentation Dec 2, 2013
Phiroza K: use it and love it Dec 2, 2013
Joon L: My mom is using this, its gift for her Dec 1, 2013
Michelle M: I use this product and am very pleased with it. Dec 1, 2013
Jeanette F: I need a new face toner, and I have dark spots under my eyes that bother me Nov 29, 2013
Kit Wing S: I hope to try this line product to improve my skin problem Nov 29, 2013
Jennifer L: needed toner, thought I'd try a new product Nov 27, 2013
Karla P: very happy with this toner Nov 26, 2013
Patty S: I've been using this product, I like it Nov 26, 2013
XUEHUA X: I like it. Nov 26, 2013
Leonard C: I have some areas I would like to lighten to achieve an even look. Nov 22, 2013
Stacie K: Photo age is no longer available. Heard this is a great line Nov 21, 2013
Emily F: Wanna buy a new toner and just know CHEER coupon. Nov 21, 2013
Chien-Chi T: I've use this before, and I think it's a pretty good product. Nov 16, 2013
Lisa B: corrective features with Vit C Nov 11, 2013
Hee I: The reviews were great and the description sounds good and makes me try this. Nov 11, 2013
chuqian c: want to try Nov 2, 2013
Haoyuan P: That is very good for skin~ Oct 26, 2013
Hiroko M: was looking for natural whitening toner Oct 25, 2013
Judy G: Want to try it Oct 20, 2013
Megan M: it works great! Sep 30, 2013
Jin W: Try it. What I wanted to order has out of stock. Sep 29, 2013
Eun C: I really like Clearly Corrective Purifying Foaming Cleanser, and in its description, it s recommended to use Clearly Corrective Clarity Activating Toner, so I thought I would give it a try. Sep 29, 2013
Len B: Goes with cleanse, Sep 28, 2013
H P W: want to try new things Sep 27, 2013
Kristie L: I have oily skin that loves to break out. I needed a toner that would help with that w/o breaking me out. I use a stronger one at night and this in the morning. Sep 25, 2013
Joida M: did not see or feel any difference Sep 24, 2013
Susan B: To get rid of dark spots Sep 23, 2013
Jennifer B: Has been awhile since I used a toner...but want to help my skin be clearer, smoother and less red (rosacea) so I am being proactive and using the entire Clearly Corrective line to see if it can help me! Sep 21, 2013
Anna C: my friend recommend Sep 21, 2013
Kellie H: Wanted to try something new Sep 3, 2013
Mabel A: I have been using this product for about a year and I really see the change in complexion Aug 26, 2013
Laura J: i have sun damage from living in costa rica for six years. i want to even out my skin tone. hopefully Aug 20, 2013
Sarah W: reviews sounded great! Aug 2, 2013
Xiao J: try to new one Jul 16, 2013
XU Z: To correct the spots on my face. Jul 7, 2013
Linda T: I currently use the everyday toner, and thought I would give this one a try. Jun 18, 2013
Kathleen H: love it. Jun 17, 2013
JunJian L: I want white Jun 15, 2013
Stephanie W: I've purchased this before and love the product Jun 13, 2013
Li Z: I just want to try May 26, 2013
Hae Seul J: I've been using Caldendula Toner and I thought I would give this a try. May 23, 2013
David L: It was highly recommended May 12, 2013
Jason L: a friend needs it May 6, 2013
Keiko J: I am looking for a produce which reduces my dark spots. May 5, 2013
Karen B: Husband wanted to try. He read an article stating it was effective. Apr 23, 2013
laurie w: trying new item Apr 18, 2013
Jae-Hee K: GOOD FOR SKIN Apr 18, 2013
Eva Z: for my dark spot Apr 12, 2013
Alicia R: I want to get rid of my blemishes and to hopefully control my ance. Since I've bought the sunscreen and Lightweight Rosa Arctia and have been very pleased i thought to try a toner also. Mar 16, 2013
A shopper asked: Is this toner can rid the acne prone? Apr 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: How is this toner different from the Cucumber Alcohol-Free Toner? Jul 4, 2013
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Yue Z: 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. Jul 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is this toner Alcohol-Free ? Sep 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: is this oil free? May 15, 2013
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Ioana R: 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. May 15, 2013
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sharon m: It not oil free, A little bit oil May 15, 2013
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dora z asked: Hi i have some acne scars , dark spots from acnes. Which products shall I use? this one or the Blue Herbal moisturizer? Sep 16, 2013
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Hanh N: It will gone few week if you use everyday Sep 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: Is it sutible for dry skin ? Feb 19, 2014
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danielle b: I think that this product would be suitable for dry skin. I have noticed skin softness from this product. Feb 19, 2014
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JENNIFER C: This is fine for all skin types. Does not leave you feeling dry or oily. Feb 19, 2014
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Douglas P: Well, I think Ultra Facial Toner would be a better choice for dry sk Feb 25, 2014
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laurie w: yes. I've been using it in the winter months for extra moisture Feb 23, 2014
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Stephen G: Yes. Absolutely. Feb 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: Hello!

Is this toner with or without alcohol?


Dec 11, 2013
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Stephen G: 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!
Dec 11, 2013
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Gabriel Romano V: Without Dec 11, 2013
Diana P: It is not - I use it regularly and am always so happy with its deep cleanings benefits! Even after easing my skin then applying my cotton pad with the toner still picks up any "dirt" left behind, closes my pores as it leaves my skin refreshed and ready for my moisturizing routine! I think it's a wonderful, gentle toner. Dec 27, 2013
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A shopper asked: Do your products contain Edetate Disodium? Jun 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Are these products alcohol free? I'm allergic to it. Mar 28, 2014
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Janice C asked: 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? Mar 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: Can apply with any moisturizer ? Mar 16, 2013
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