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Dermalogica Breakout Control

Dermalogica

Breakout Control

Item #: 2285262 Size: 1.0 oz

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Dermalogica's Breakout Control is a fast-absorbing gel that contains natural antibacterial agents, including Lactobacillus Ferment, to help clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin. An Azelaic Acid derivative helps control oil production for improved skin tone and texture. Tea Tree and antioxidant Zinc Sulfate also help soothe the skin. Contains Colloidal Silver, known to help eliminate bacteria and control acne. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

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Apply a thin layer and allow to dry. Use all over the face and under your prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer.
Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-8, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Lactobacillus Ferment, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Zinc Sulfate, Colloidal Silver, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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DermalogicaBreakout Control
 
3.3

(based on 15 reviews)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Effective (8)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Smells great (3)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (6)
  • Moderate acne (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (8), Budget shopper (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (7)

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4.0

Great maintainer

By Morgan

from Spring, Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

    This product is a great maintenance product of used continuously. It does not over dry me and I still get breakouts but they are shorter and less severe. I still prefer using this with my dermalogica regimens over a product such as acutane or aggressive prescription creams.

     
    5.0

    Different from the others.

    By Maliek

    from Tn

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Hydrates Skin
    • Smells Great
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Blackheads & Whiteheads
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

      It works. Different ingredients. I also get peels and microdermabrasion

       
      3.0

      Not sure

      By Julia

      from Lancaster, PA

      Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

      So I bought this after I went through the Dermalogica skin treatment (medibac treatment) because the skin therapist recommended this to me and the special cleansing gel. I've been using both products together for about a week now. a day or two after the treatment and using these products I felt like my skin looked great. but my skin is currently breaking out and these products aren't really doing anything in my opinion. I do really like the cleanser though. The breakout control seems over priced and not very effective. I have sensitive skin so and this doesn't irritate my skin or over dry it at all thought which is nice. I am gonna go to one more skin treatment and continue to use these products in between but if I don't see an improvement soon I'm giving up on this brand lol

       
      2.0

      Subpar

      By Pancake

      from San Francisco

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Ineffective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

        I found this product to be ineffective. I have been using it daily for nearly a month and have not noticed any change in my skin - my face is not clear of acne or blackheads. I have not noticed a reduction in the amount of acne or blackheads that appear either. I have noticed, however, that my forehead is slightly less oily than normal. This product is insanely overpriced given the amount in the bottle and considering it does not perform as promoted. To me, it's seemingly a glorified mattifier, and not a very good one at that.

         
        3.0

        Average

        By Little Red

        from WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

            I can't tell that it's helping a great deal.

             
            2.0

            Wasn't strong enough

            By Jelly

            from Bronx, NY

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Ineffective

            Best Uses

            • Moderate Acne

            Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

            I was expecting this to work but it was not strong enough for my skin, I have very oily skin and break out a lot and the cleanser did a better job than this product, was a waste of money

             
            4.0

            Excellence Product!

            By Tala Smith

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Good Value
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

              Since the day i used it no acne could appear on my face.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              3.0

              Really controls your breakouts

              By Ali

              from Bloomington, IL

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Clumps/flakes under moisturizer
              • Poor Texture

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Women

              Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

              This product works really well but I notice when you rub it on your skin and put a moisturizer over it the texture gets a little clumpy

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              5.0

              Love

              By GreenBrooks

              from Houston, Tx

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

                Best to apply right after cleansing, on dry face.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                2.0

                Not working on my acne.

                By Beautyandbeast

                from NY

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Not Effective
                • Pricey

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

                Not working for my acne. Probably will not buy again.

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

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                6 Questions | 6 Answers
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                • Q:

                  As part of my morning regimen I use a vitamin C serum after cleansing and toning, and then I use a mattifier and then follow up with BB cream that contains spf...where would I insert this product? I was thinking it would be the first thing I apply to my face after toning, or should I apply after my vitamin C serum and before the mattifier and BB cream? Thank you!
                  Asked on 11/23/2016 by JenZ from Atlanta

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend using this product last and spot treating directly on your breakout. If you apply it first it will be rubbed off of the spot where it was applied.

                    Answered on 11/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  At night I user the overnight clearing gel, then moisturizer along with Dr. Brandts pore no more pore thing with evermat. Should I use the breakout control before or after the clearing gel?
                  Asked on 3/17/2016 by Cher00 from Waterbury CT

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Breakout Control should go on late so you do not smear it off the breakouts. Apply your other products and then apply Breakout Control to the actually breakouts.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 3/18/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Hello, i used breakout control for 2 weeks but its not working on my acne. Is there anything else i can try? My skin is oily and acne prone
                  Asked on 3/12/2016 by Honeybee from WV

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. In addition to Breakout Control it is important to use a full regimen to target breakouts. Daily Microfoliant and Charcoal Rescue Masque 2-3 times. This should significantly reduce breakouts.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 3/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  What is the difference between this and the oil control lotion?
                  Asked on 2/20/2016 by tay

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Breakout Control is an antibacterial spot treat that should only be applied to areas with active breakouts. Oil Control Lotion is a light weight, oil controlling lotion that can be used over the entire face morning and night.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 2/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Hi I'm wondering about the packaging this product comes in. When you open it is the gray lid supposed to be attached to the gray circle plastic ring below the lid? Because when I opened up my product the cap and ring were already separated ask if it had been opened already. Also I would like to know the difference between this and the skin clearing booster?
                  Asked on 9/3/2015 by Erica from San Jose CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Erica,
                    Thank you for your inquiry. The grey ring is supposed to be attached to the lid before it is opened. The main difference between this and Special Clearing Booster is the active ingredient. Special Clearing Booster has Benzoyl Peroxide as it's active ingredient, Breakout Control has Colloidal Silver which is better suited for sensitive skin.

                    -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 9/8/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I have a 2 part question about this product. First, I just want to know the difference between this and the oil control lotion. Also I wanted to know the order of application. I currently use the cleanser, oil control lotion and the mattifier in the AM and same order minus the mattifier in the PM.
                  Asked on 7/3/2015 by Dana from Tracy, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Dana,

                    Breakout Control is a treatment product for acne that contains colloidal silver to kill bacteria and should be applied directly to problem area under moisturizer. If you are using Clearing Mattifier as well. layer Clearing Mattifier, Breakout Control and then your moisturizer. You may spot treat with Breakout Control as needed throughout the day.

                    -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 7/7/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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