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Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

Dermalogica

Clearing Skin Wash

8.4 oz

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 Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (0.5%).

Inactive Ingredients: 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 266 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (192)
  • Easy to use (179)
  • Soothing (102)
  • Minimizes pores (79)
  • Smells great (71)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (25)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Irritates skin (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (160)
  • Moderate acne (101)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (78)
  • Inflammatory acne (45)
  • Teen acne (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (124), Budget shopper (102)

Reviewed by 266 customers

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5.0

I have been buying this product for the past 10 years!

By Sara the dog lover

from Oklahoma City, OK

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

    I use this product once at night and in the morning. It helps keep your skin acne free. My husband now uses it and loves it as well! We have minimal acne break outs. Love this product!

     
    4.0

    Definitely switching to this line for our skincare needs!

    By Arnold Family

    from Eugene, OR

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Combination Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

      Used this as a replacement to Proactiv and we LOVE it. It's gentle on my husband's sensitive skin and works wonderfully on my combination skin.

       
      5.0

      Must try

      By Emily

      from TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

        Must try for women in their 20's with hormonal acne or oily skin

         
        5.0

        Love this!

        By danishum

        from Berkshires

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

          Left my skin feeling so clean.

           
          5.0

          Great product I have used it for years with my prescription.

          By Chelle

          from San Antonio, TX

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Not Greasy
          • Rosacea friendly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

            I use this 2 times a day with my Rosacea prescription, keeps my skin clear.

             
            5.0

            Will buy again!!

            By Christy

            from PA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

              This product started to work in just two uses and after a week I can see a total improvement in my skin, I have stuffed from oily skin and acne and this took care of it quick!

               
              5.0

              Love this

              By Nita

              from Killeen, TX

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                My skin feels great. I love this product.

                 
                5.0

                Best choice to control breakouts.

                By None

                from Palm Springs, Ca.

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                  Dermalogica is the Best.

                   
                  5.0

                  This is the only thing that works with my face

                  By DebZ

                  from Columbia, MO

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                    every morning and evening to clean my face

                     
                    5.0

                    I definitely will be buying this product again!

                    By Em

                    from Louisiana

                    About Me Brand 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
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                      It was very effective and didn't dry my face out like multiple face cleansers I've tried. The smell isn't bad either!

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                      • Q:

                        I have oily acne prone skin and it has become worse in my 30s. I used Proactiv for years and I believe it became ineffectively after more than 10 years of use. Ive tried many over the counter products which made my skin worse so I choose Dermalogica MediBac based on reviews and have been using for the last 6 months, I not happy with the results. I don't have clear skin and I'm so frustrated. I need help on what product I can try next. Please help!!!
                        Asked on 7/6/2016 by Heather from Port Orange, FL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Acne can be a tricky condition to treat. It depends on the cause of the acne how effect topical products will be in addressing it. If topical home care products are not giving you the results that you are looking for you will need to include professional treatment and possibly medical prescriptions to address persistent acne. We recommend meeting with your Ulta Skin Therapist and discussing treatment options. She can also Face Map your skin to make sure the MediBac line is the best choice for your skin.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 7/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is this product good for dehydrated/dry acne prone skin?
                        Asked on 7/5/2016 by momof4 from Stockton ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. For dry, dehydrated skin we recommend using Special Cleansing Gel which is more hydrating and does not contain exfoliants which can cause further dehydration.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 7/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I currently use the DermalogicA overnight clearing gel and have been doing so for a few years. It has worked OK but i dont use a cleanser. Recently i have been breaking out more frequently. Would this be OK to pair with the overnight cleansing gel?
                        Asked on 5/11/2016 by Spencer from Toronto, on

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend cleansing your skin everyday. Clearing Skin Wash would be the best option for the issues you are having with your skin. This is a foaming gel cleanser. Please use a dime size amount with pleantly of water to make a foamy wash.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 5/16/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is this product good for blackheads? I have tried every drugstore brand and nothing seems to help
                        Asked on 1/19/2016 by helpppp

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it will help however you need to start by having your blackheads removed and maintain those results by exfoliating and using a masque such as Charcoal Rescue Masque 2-3 times a week.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 1/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        My boyfriend has never had acne, but now at 27 years old he is experiencing some serious issues with it. I am trying to find something he can use because he is getting it bad on his back as well. Will this product or something similar help with his face and back?
                        Asked on 1/15/2016 by Victoria from Clarksville, TN

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, Clearing Skin Wash is the best choice in cleansers for his face and back. This exfoliating cleanser is also medicated to help kill bacteria without over drying the skin.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 1/20/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can this be used with the Carisonic Mia 1?
                        Asked on 12/27/2015 by Mel

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, you can use Clearing Skin Wash with your Clarisonic. Once a day or every other day should be ok. You can adjust frequency according to your skin's tolerance.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 12/30/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is this product drying at all? I am currently using Neutrogena oil free acne wash and am looking to switch to something else but my face tends to be dry due to the other topical acne medication I am on.
                        Asked on 11/16/2015 by Jessica from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Clearing Skin Wash is formulated to help address breakouts without being to harsh on the skin. You will also benefit from the following products that address breakouts for delicate skin conditions:

                          Breakout Control, Charcoal Rescue Masque and Oil Control Lotion.

                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 11/18/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        is this good cleanser for oily acne prone skin?
                        Asked on 9/9/2015 by britt from wv

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Clearing Skin Wash is an antibacterial foaming gel cleanser from our MediBac line that is made for acne prone skin. This cleanser has salicylic acid to help keep follicles clear without over drying your skin. Use as part of our MediBac system for best results.

                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

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

                        I was thinking about getting a dermalogica face wash ,but I'm not sure which one is best for me and I didn't want to just pick one then it not work because the price ,but my skin is very oily and acne prone most of my breakouts are on my cheeks and chin and I also have blackheads almost everywhere and can't seem to get rid of them
                        Asked on 9/6/2015 by britt from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. The best cleaning option for your skin is Clearing Skin Wash from our MediBac line. This is an antibacterial foaming gel cleanser that will gently exfoliate skin to help keep follicles clear. Use twice a day or alternate with your regular cleanser.

                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

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

                        Is this product for adults and teens? Or is it just for adults?
                        Asked on 5/11/2015 by Brandon from Greensboro, NC

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Brandon,
                          Clear Start is Dermalogica's teen line. These products are intended for teens that are experiencing breakouts. Our MediBac line is for adult acne that is cause by chronic stress and hormone imbalances. Both lines target breakouts however, our teen line is formulated with a delicate teen skin in mind. If you are unsure which line is best for you we recommend being Face Mapped at your Ulta store.
                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 5/12/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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