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Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

Dermalogica

Clearing Skin Wash

Item 2152598

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This non-irritating, naturally-foaming cleanser is the perfect start to around-the-clock control of breakouts, comedones and excess surface oils. Salicylic Acid sloughs off dead skin cells to clear clogged follicles, helping to prevent future breakout activity. Soothing, naturally-antiseptic extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Burdock and Camphor calm congested, aggravated skin. Skin is left clean and prepped for optimal absorption of acne control treatment ingredients. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

How it works:
  • Naturally-foaming cleanser clears away excess oil without stripping skin.
  • Salicylic Acid aids in clearing congested follicles and soothing irritation.
  • An anti-acne blend of botanical extracts including Licorice, Calendula, Milk Thistle, Lemon Peel, Arnica and Bergamot works with Salicylic Acid to help prevent future breakouts.
  • Tea Tree, Burdock, Eucalyptus, Golden Seal and Chamomile help eliminate bacteria.
  • Camphor and Menthol cool inflammation.

We recommend that first-time Dermalogica users visit an authorized skin treatment professional for a client consultation in an ULTA store.

Dermalogica Skin Treatments available at all ULTA locations. Click here for more information.
Work a pea-sized amount into a lather in wet hands. Apply to dampened face and throat, massaging in circular motions while concentrating on areas of congestion and oiliness. Avoid eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with Skin Purifying Wipes and prescribed Dermalogica MediBac Clearing regimen.
Active: Salicylic Acid (0.5%).
Inactive: Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-3 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Taraxasum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhyizome/Root Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Camphor, Menthol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Diammonium Copper EDTA.

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DermalogicaClearing Skin Wash
 
4.5

(based on 330 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (192)
  • Easy to use (179)
  • Soothing (102)
  • Smells great (97)
  • Minimizes pores (79)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (27)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Irritates skin (13)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (160)
  • Moderate acne (101)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (78)
  • Daily use (59)
  • Inflammatory acne (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (134), Budget shopper (114), Beauty conscious (15), Survivalist / minimalist (11)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (22), Oily (13)

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5.0

Essential part of my skincare routine!

By V

from Burlington, NJ

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

    I love this product, I have been using it for about 6 months now. The 8 oz bottle lasts forever since you only need to use a small amount. I use this day and night. I have oily acne prone skin and a bad case of hormonal acne. This face wash is really good with clearing my breakouts fast. I've recently started to use this along with the precleanse balm every night to remove my makeup. Dermalogica is expensive but worth it!

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

    This is MY acne face wash

    By Jada

    from Wichita,ks

    About Me Minimalist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Enlarged Pores

      Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

      Ive been using this for 1 month and the results are fabulous! I love it!

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Be careful...

      By Ladyviola

      from Houston

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

        Cons

        • Irritates Skin

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

          I'm only leaving this review to warn others who may have skin like mine. As a black woman, I have issues with hyperpigmentation, which means that I get darkened areas of skin whenever I have a breakout, pimple or any other type of skin trauma; these blemishes and darkened areas can take ages to resolve. Because of this hyperpigmentation, I'm always actively trying to avoid breakouts and new pimples. Enter dermalogica clearing wash. While I don't have acne, I do get breakouts on a regular basis so I thought this product could help me. Long story short: after using the clearing wash for less than a week, the salicylic acid in this product dried my skin out so badly, that it aggravated my hyperpigmentation. In short, my skin was red, angry and looked like I had been tanning for hours on end. I subsequently found out that salicylic acid may or may not be good for dark skin (or some dark skinned people may tolerate it better than others). Having said all that, I'm sure this product will work fine for most people. This was my first experience using salicylic acid, so I don't blame the product itself. I just think my skin is very fragile and cannot tolerate the drying effects of salicylic acid. If you are like me and have issues with hyperpigmentation, please proceed with caution and make sure you moisturize like crazy.

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

          I love it, use it everyday, but it's a bit drying

          By Red

          from North Carolina

          About Me Beauty Expert

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Dries skin out a bit in the colder months

            Best Uses

            • Adult acne skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

            I'm 56 with occasional cystic acne in spots, blackheads and large pores on my nose. This stuff is great, wish it came in a body wash! It's just a bit drying in the colder months though, use moisturizer afterwards.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 45-59
             
            5.0

            A new piece to my skin care routine

            By Lisa

            from Iowa

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

              I use this in the mornings and it makes my skin feel great all day. I have not had a break out since using this. I love it

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

              Great product

              By Mandy62

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                I use daily to prevent breakouts and oil control.

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

                Keeps my daughter's acne in check

                By Optomom!

                from Houston, TX

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne prone skin
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                  My daughter uses this to wash her face daily.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 45-59
                   
                  5.0

                  Good !

                  By Isy

                  from Redondo Beach

                  About Me Skin Care Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Enlarged Pores

                  Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                  Really helps acne

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Clearing Skin wash

                  By Mum the Makeup junkie

                  from Edina, MN

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Non-Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                    I've been using this for years to help combat my oily acne prone skin. Only in the last year have I found the right combination of products. I start with this, with no water, just right on the skin. I rinse it off in the shower, than apply Glam Glow daily cleanser. (Really wish Ulta sold Glam Glow!)
                    For the last year I've been cleaning my face, not fighting acne, does that make sense?

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

                    The best product around!!!

                    By Beebie

                    from Chicago, Il

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Moisturizes
                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Softens Skin
                    • Soothes Skin

                    Cons

                    • naturally removed skin tags on my neck

                    Best Uses

                    • Uneven Skin Tone

                    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                    Tried all other products, as I have huge pores that caused multiple acne breakouts. Thank goodness my facialist introduced me to Dermalogica back in 2004 and have not had major breakouts since.

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

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                    • Q:

                      Can you use this product to take off your makeup? I currently have one from Glam Glow, and I wet my face at night when I'm taking off my makeup, and then apply it. Takes all my makeup right off and cleans my skin. Looking for something similar that I can use in mornings when I wake up and evenings (to also take off all my makeup).
                      Asked on 11/30/2017 by Sasha from New York, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We do not recommend using this cleanser on your eye area. We recommend Special Cleansing Gel as an all in one cleanser/make up remover.

                        Answered on 12/6/2017 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Is this product safe to use while pregnant?
                      Asked on 11/7/2017 by mich from gilroy ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, this cleanser is ok to use while pregnant. We recommend that you discontinue the use of Overnight Retinol Repair, AGE Reversal Eye Complex and Multivitamin Power Serum due to their retinol concentrations. All of our other products are safe to use while pregnant. If you have concerns regarding ingredients and product usage please consult your physician. Please Let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you.

                        Answered on 11/15/2017 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Hello, I need a new cleanser but I'm not sure which one to use. I have acne prone skin, I recently started using less acne products and used more for the "normal" skin type and my acne has decreased. My nose is very oily but everything else is normal. Which dermalogica cleanser do you recommend?
                      Asked on 8/27/2017 by Loveulta from Illinois

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello There:

                        Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We recommend that you use Precleanse followed by Special Cleansing Gel for all skin types.

                        Best Regards,

                        The Education Team

                        Answered on 8/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      I have dry skin. But i get hormonal and stress related acne even at 26. Will this cleanser be to harsh for my dryer skin? Are there any other options? ... Im getting married in september. And want as clear skin as i can get :)
                      Asked on 8/17/2017 by Kat from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello Kat:

                        Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. MediBac products are actually formulated for adult skin to clear and prevent breakouts while addressing the complex needs of adult skin. You may use the Clearing Skin Wash just one time per day if it is too much for you. We also recommend using Breakout Control which eliminates breakout-causing bacteria. It is formulated with gentle and effective ingredients that do not dry out the skin. You may spot treat the areas with acne. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                        Best Regards,

                        The Dermalogica Team

                        Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I suffer from cystic as well as hormonal acne. I recently purchased the Breakout Control treatment and I was wondering if this would be a good face wash for me as well as any other products I could use to treat my horrible acne. Please help!
                      Asked on 8/15/2017 by Ani from FL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello Ani:

                        Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The Clearing Skin Wash and the Breakout Control are both from the MediBac line which are formulated for treating adult acne, which experience persistent acne with more inflammation, leading to cysts and deeper lesions. Clearing Skin Wash provides around the clock control of breakouts, comedones and excess surface oils

                        Best Regards,

                        The Dermalogica Team,Hello Ani:

                        Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The Clearing Skin Wash and the Breakout Control are both from the MediBac line which are formulated for treating adult acne, which experience persistent acne with more inflammation, leading to cysts and deeper lesions. Clearing Skin Wash provides around the clock control of breakouts, comedones and excess surface oils.

                        Best Regards,

                        The Dermalogica Team

                        Answered on 8/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Will this clear congestion? I don't have break outs usually but I need something to combat blackheads.
                      Asked on 6/19/2017 by Kpizzle from Philadelphia

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello There:

                        Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The Clearing Skin Wash will help control breakouts, blackheads and excess surface oil. You may also consider using the Overnight Clearing Gel where you are prone to blackheads and congestion. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                        Best Regards,

                        The Dermalogica Team

                        Answered on 6/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      is it good for sensitive skin?my cheeks are over sensitive,please let me know if it is good for sensitive skin and also my skin get dry so quickly too.
                      Asked on 5/27/2017 by Mavis from Lawndale,ca

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello Marvis:

                        Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If your skin is very sensitive, you should use the Ultracalming Cleanser. It is a gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. Helps calm and cool the redness and heat associated with reactive, sensitized or overprocessed skin, and easily rinses away or wipes off, making it ideal for sensitized skin.
                        Here is the link http://www.ulta.com/ultracalming-cleanser?productId=xlsImpprod2410031

                        Best Regards,

                        The Dermalogica Team

                        Answered on 5/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Does this product help with the redness and dryness of roscea?
                      Asked on 5/22/2017 by Pat from Anchorage, AK

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello Pat:

                        Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The Clearing Skin Wash is recommended for Breakout- Prone Skin. For Rosacea and dryness we recommend using the Ultracalming Cleanser along with Ultra Calming Mist, and Barrier Repair. The Ultracalming products come in a starter kit too. Redness Relief Primer spf20, and Ultra Sensitive Tint spf30 are other products to consider for concealing and treating redness.

                        Best Regards,

                        The Education Team

                        Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Is this face wash supposed to make acne worse at first and then better over time?
                      Asked on 5/11/2017 by Girl from undisclosed

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello There: Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clearing Skin Wash can cause skin to break out a little, before it gets better when you first start to use it. We advise you to use the Overnight Clearing Gel at night to treat break outs and receive professional treatments from your skin therapist at Ulta.

                        Best Regards,

                        The Dermalogica Team

                        Answered on 5/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Is this a body wash?
                      Asked on 4/26/2017 by bingbong from Charleston, SC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        This cleanser can be used as a body wash for the chest and back for breakouts.

                        Answered on 4/26/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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