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Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

Dermalogica

Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

Item #: 2264975 Size: 6.0 oz

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Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. 8 botanicals including tea tree, lavender and camellia known to gently sooth and calm irritated skin. 0.5% salicylic acid.

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Lather. Wash off in hands then massage over damp face, neck, chest anywhere you get breakouts. Rinse.
Active: Salicylic Acid .50%. Inactive: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Polysorbate-20, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oleanolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Porpyra Umbilicalis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

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DermalogicaClear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash
 
4.6

(based on 104 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (56)
  • Leaves clean feel (43)
  • Smells great (38)
  • Balances skin (36)
  • Easy to use (35)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (74)
  • Acne-prone skin (41)
  • Oily skin (32)
  • Sensitive skin (26)
  • Combination skin (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (32), Beauty conscious (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (18), 30 minutes (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (5)

Reviewed by 104 customers

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5.0

FINALLY, THE END HAS COME!

By AwwBre

from New York, NY

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Lightweight
  • Moisturizes
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

    I have used SO many products over the last 10 years and absolutely nothing can compare to this Dermalogica product. It has been the ONLY consistent product I have used! My face has been absolutely clear with an even skin tone and hydrated glow. I have been using it for over a year now and it has yet to disappoint me like the others. Thank you a MILLION for finally ending my acne years!!

    • Skin Type:
    • Normal
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    Wonderful product

    By ND beauty junkie

    from North Dakota

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Smells Great
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

      Bought for my daughter. Works wonders for her skin. Helps get rid and stop future breakouts. Cleared her skin in matter of days. Love Dermalogica products.

      • Skin Type:
      • Combination
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      THE BEST!!!

      By Dali

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

      • Dryness

      Best Uses

      • Acne
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

      Just got a second bottle (since last year) for my son. He's 14 and with acne which I never had.I see a difference immediately if he doesn't use it! He's bad at the whole regimen but so far I've been able to get him to use this wash. I highly recommend it! Just got him the overnight and the day moisturizer, will see if he can keep it up. If he doesn't I'll be using it for BIKINI-line; awesome at that!

      • Skin Type:
      • Normal
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By Cait

      from California

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

        I was extremely disappointed with this product. I know you need to be patient when using a new cleanser, so I used this for about 2 months before finally deciding it was making my skin worse. First note, this does not remove makeup. At all. You need to remove all of your makeup with a wipe or something prior to cleansing your face if you want it to be effective. This also made the texture of my skin dry and rough which I've never had a problem with. Overall I expected a lot more from this product, especially for the reputation of Dermalogica.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        3.0

        Still in the trial period

        By v_cardenas

        from Palm Springs, CA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Softens Skin
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

        • Takes a while to start working

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

        I developed acne on my chin. I get tiny under the skin pimples, medium sized pimples, and ones that are medium sized but are very difficult to get rid of. I use this product daily. At first I wasn't too convinced. It was taking a while for me to notice any changes in my skin. I have not been using it for 3 weeks and I'm starting to see that the acne is starting to dry out and the pimples are getting smaller. But, I also use the all over toner, which helps with acne. I think with these two combined, they are maki g a difference in my skin.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 18-29

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bought this for my daughter's acne, it's been clearing up

        By April

        from Brick nj 08723

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Softens Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

          Wash face with it every day

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          This is my favorite cleanser

          By Toyia

          from Baltimore, MD

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

            I started using this product as an alternative to Proactiv because it was less expensive. I wasn't sure how it would work out but it turned out to be a great choice. I have had acne problems and this product along wirh the toner and moisterizer helped clear my skin. I use it daily and love it. This bottle size lasts longer and is very affordable. I no longer use Proactive as this product is more affordable, and works great. My teenage daughters now use it as well.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            4.0

            I love this product! Helps my acne filled face out so much!

            By Hannah

            from Dixon, IL

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

              Great for everyday use to get rid of my acne

               
              5.0

              Life Saver!

              By Lizzie

              from Flint, MI

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Doesn't Remove Makeup

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

              Fell in love when I used the trial size because it cleared all my acne and prevented mire blemishes from occurring. It is a bit on the pricier side than i would like to pay for a face wash, but you pay for quality you get quality. Because of the price, I had switched to just a regular drugstore face wash and I already dealing with breakouts from using drugstore foundation. Immediately switched back and within a week my face was clearing up! This product is a miracle in a bottle.

               
              5.0

              Holy Grail

              By Tt

              from Mpls

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

                I first purchased this in the trial Kit and fell in love I've tried everything to clear and prevent my breakouts and this was It im dealing with adult acne and i seen results by the next morning

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                • Q:

                  Hello, im 21 with hormonal breakouts from my birth control (small under the skin breakouts), i have dryer skin. what products do you think would be best for me? I was told by an aesthetician at ultra that the clear start would be best.
                  Asked on 4/24/2017 by Kalley from Champlin, MN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. For your age we recommend that you use the MediBac line. These product will help to address hormonal acne. We recommend using Clearing Skin Wash, Sebum Clearing Masque, Breakout Control and Skin Smoothing Cream for your skin.

                    Answered on 4/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I'm 32 with big pores, black heads and cystic pimples. Should I use this regimen or the medibac for my adult skin?
                  Asked on 2/13/2017 by Jjbreshears from Oklahoma City Ok

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend the MediBac line for adult acne. Clearing Skin Wash would be the better choice for your skin.

                    Answered on 2/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  My for my acne does blackheads. I have a crazy amount of blackheads on the four head and cheeks chin. with this product to help with my breakouts?
                  Asked on 1/20/2017 by Solus from Springfield ma

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This cleanser will help however you will also need to exfoliate and use an absorbing masque to clear up skin. Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Pore Control Scrub can be used as a scrub and masque 3-5 times a week.

                    Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I'm 17 and have had super bad acne on my cheeks, forehead, ect. My skin is oily/combo and very sensitive. Should I use this one or would you recommend another one? I have used about every product on the market over the course of 3 years giving my acne time to get used to the product but nothing ever works! I know my sister uses this brand and her skin is flawless! Help please!:(
                  Asked on 1/16/2017 by sara from Phoenix,AZ

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This cleanser would be great for your skin condition however, you will need to use it as part of a system and be consistent with it. We recommend also using Daily Superfoliant, Skin Refining Masque and Breakout Control to treat breakouts. Ultra Calming Mist and Active Moist will help to keep your skin from becoming dehyrated.

                    Answered on 1/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I'm searching for something that will work well with the Clarisonic. Has anyone tried this cleanser with that and, if so, how did it go?
                  Asked on 1/15/2017 by Crissy from FL

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Foaming Wash can be used with your brush. Adjust how often you use your brush this way according to your tolerance levels.

                    Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Did they change the benzoyl peroxide to Sacylic acid ?
                  Asked on 1/2/2017 by Nikki from Los Angeles, Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. This cleanser has also has salicylic acid as it's active ingredient. The formula has not changed.

                    Answered on 1/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I'm 29.. is this product better for teens or for anyone with acne prone skin? I don't want to dry out.
                  Asked on 12/25/2016 by kay00dee from NJ

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your question. Anyone can use it as long as their skin is oily and acneic. If you're not oily and only have a few breakouts I would recommend using Special Cleansing Gel along with a spot treatment to treat your breakouts, such as the Breakout Control which won't dry your skin out. I hope you find this helpful and if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.

                    Answered on 12/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  So I'm 18 years old I do have breakouts most on my forehead then on my cheeks I have bumps and some redness. what can I use to help this that won't irritate my skin, dry it out , or make my skin worse since I do have very sensitive skin but i do have dryness on my cheeks but I'm oily on my T zone.
                  Asked on 6/11/2016 by Amo from El Paso, Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. For your skin type we recommend using Ultra Calming Cleanser, Daily Microfoliant, Skin Refining Masque, Breakout Control and Active Moist. These products will address your breakouts without causing sensitivity or dryness.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 6/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  What is the difference between this cleanser and the clearing skin wash?
                  Asked on 3/23/2016 by Shara from San Francisco, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Both of these cleansers contain salicylic acid. Foaming Wash from our teen line will be slightly more hydrating and have more botanicals to sooth and calm the skin. They are both foaming gel cleansers.

                    Dermalogica Brand Experts

                    Answered on 3/24/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I'm 19 and my canes not terribly bad, but it's still acne, and off and on I will get several breakouts. My skin is dry, so would this be ok to use? Is there a specific age range that this product is for?
                  Asked on 3/13/2016 by Sarah from Pennsylvania

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. You may use this product with your skin type. Use a pea size amount with lots of water to help fight breakouts. Follow with Pore Clearing Scrub and Charcoal Rescue Masque 1-2 times a week.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 3/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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