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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 303 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (192)
  • Easy to use (179)
  • Soothing (102)
  • Smells great (89)
  • Minimizes pores (79)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (27)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Irritates skin (10)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (160)
  • Moderate acne (101)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (78)
  • Inflammatory acne (45)
  • Acne-prone skin (39)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (134), Budget shopper (114), Beauty conscious (5), Survivalist / minimalist (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (5), Oily (4)

Reviewed by 303 customers

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5.0

Only day 2 and loving it.

By Chels

from Chicago, IL

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Smells Great
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

    This is only my second using this face wash but it leaves my skin feeling very clean and smooth. I've tried many different brands these last couple months but I think I might stick with Dermalogica for a while.

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

    Love it !

    By Lizz

    from Madison wi

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

      Love this product. My face has cleared up to the point I no longer wear makeup

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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My favorite!

      By Shay

      from Baltimore, MD

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

        I went for my first facial and the esthetician used the DERMALOGICA products on my face. She recommended this as my daily wash and I've been using it since. It doen't dry my face out and it helps control my acne. I haven't been on birth control in years and this products WORKS great and keeping my skin smooth and blemish/pimple free!

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

        Absolutely love it

        By Jessica

        from Frisco, Texas

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smells Great
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

          I have tried everything to get rid of my adult cystic acne and have had no luck. This facewash is finally clearing me up! My skin is finally getting back to where I want it. I'm so glad I bought this!

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

          Would definitely buy this again.

          By Ashley McClary

          from Fort Worth, TX

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Drys your skin a bit
          • Irritates Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne prone skin/ Adult Acne
          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

          I use this product twice a day on my face and back/ shoulders/ chest due to bacne. I have only been using for one week and already see results. I will definitely be using this product and will try the entire skin line soon.

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

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is a lifesaver!!!

          By Heather C. ❤️

          from Euless, Tx

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-prone skin
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

            I absolutely LOVE this product!! I have the oily skin of a teenager and this stuff cleared it up fast (and in some cases, overnight!) I would highly recommend it to any one else struggling with breakouts, oily skin or combo skin.

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            From a cleanser snob- this is the best

            By Lauren the Beauty Snob

            from Schenectady, New York

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

              I'll try anything and everything when it comes to beauty and skincare products, from the super high end to corner store steal- and this product is the best by far. About a month ago I went into ULTA for the first time with an open wallet policy (if you haven't done it, and have the ability to, try it!) and purchased this product (starting with the starter kit version) solely on recommendation by the sales woman. A month after using the small bottle, I HAD to purchase the full size. My skin is now flawless, and feels cleaner than ever before. Coupled with other Derm. products, you really can't go wrong.

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

              Clearing Skin WAsh

              By Robin

              from Newport News, VA

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                I really like this product. It feels great and cleans well. I use it at night to cleanse my skin after working all day. It smells great too.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 60+
                 
                4.0

                Be Dedicated

                By Courtney

                from West Valley, Utah

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                  If you use this product religiously (1-2 times a day) it really works. I stopped using it and my skin got worse, started using it again and it has improved, but not as well as the first time (but that is because I don't use it as often as I was using it the first and second times I purchased it.) If you were going to purchase one product from dermicalogical, this is the one you should purchase.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Combination
                  • Age:
                  • 18-29
                   
                  4.0

                  My fav

                  By Kiki

                  from Georgia

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Combination Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                    It works great on my face.

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Pls cn u use the dermal clay cleanser after the clearing skin wash?if no,wat will b de side effects
                      Asked on 3/18/2017 by yellow from Ghana,Accra

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. You may use both of these cleansers as long as your skin is not becoming dehydrated. if your skin starts to show signs of dryness we recommend alternating between these two cleansers.

                        Answered on 3/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      I use daily microfoliant, special cleansing gel and active moist at night. I'm looking for a new morning face wash for my VERY OILY skin. I use the oil matte broad spectrum with SPF after a morning shower, will this help clear oil and combat my adult acne? Im 25 and have been dealing with acne for over 10 years. Have had great results from this brand so I'm willing to spend the money
                      Asked on 2/25/2017 by elly from Phoenix

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using Dermal Clay Cleanser. You may also leave this cleanser on your skin for 5-10 minutes as a mini masque to absorb even more oil. We also recommend applying a layer of Breakout Control under Active Moist in problem areas to address breakouts.

                        Answered on 2/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Is this product good for acne prone skin for teenagers?
                      Asked on 1/29/2017 by Kayla01 from Chicago,IL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use our Clear Start line for teen breakouts. The cleanser from that line is called breakout clearing foaming wash.

                        Answered on 1/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Is this product non-comedogenic?
                      Asked on 12/12/2016 by AmberLynn

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. We do not use comedogenic ingredients in any of our formulations. Clearing Skin wash will not cause congestion or breakouts.

                        Answered on 12/14/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      Do both size bottles have a pump?
                      Asked on 12/6/2016 by S from Washington, DC

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. The 16.9 size has a pump. The smaller sizes have flip tops.

                        Answered on 12/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • Q:

                      I have been using the clearstart foaming wash since this summer, however, I am in my early twenties and I believe the acne I do get is due to stress, climate change while travelling and hormones. The foaming wash did help my skin and seemed to suit it, but I ran out and was thinking of getting this cleanser now instead, as it is for adult acne. I do use a clarisonic brush and still got occasional breakouts with the clear start wash, and have oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin. Will this be suitable for my needs and likely suit my skin? Also, is there usually a purging period where skin gets worse before it clears, with this? Thank you.
                      Asked on 12/2/2016 by M from FL

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Clearing Skin Wash is a better choice for your skin. It will address stress/hormone related breakouts more effectively.

                        Answered on 12/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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