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Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

Dermalogica

Clearing Skin Wash

Item 2152598

Size:8.4 oz

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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 324 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (192)
  • Easy to use (179)
  • Soothing (102)
  • Smells great (95)
  • Minimizes pores (79)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (27)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Irritates skin (12)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (160)
  • Moderate acne (101)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (78)
  • Daily use (55)
  • Inflammatory acne (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (134), Budget shopper (114), Beauty conscious (13), Survivalist / minimalist (10)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (10)

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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
     
    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
       
      1.0

      Worst skin

      By Cosmetologist

      from Or

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Non-Greasy

      Cons

      • Irritates Skin
      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

        I had some adult acne, but now after using this product my whole face is broken out and so many blackheads. This is the worst product I have used on my skin.

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

        Perfect for Cystic Acne

        By Laura

        from PA

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

            Havent had cystic acne since I started using this over a year ago!!! I usually take my makeup off with a wipe then wash my face with this every night.
            *not the best for blackheads so I use drugstore brand face wash in the mornings for that*

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

            Worked great for my acne problems!

            By Liz

            from Tracy, CA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Enlarged Pores
              • Redness/ Blotchiness

              Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

              I really enjoy using this in the mornings for a fresh face and at night to remove my makeup. I'm going to start combining it with the pre-cleanse balm like the Ulta esthetician recommended. I definitely noticed an improvement in my acne and no other cleanser I've used has been able to do as much! Would for sure buy again.

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

              WORTH IT

              By Gypsylover

              from Texas

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                  This stuff really works bought it and it cleaned my skin making it very clean and refreshed without leaving that greasy medicine film on it like other acne cleanesers do.

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

                  HOLY GRAIL

                  By MC

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                      Great for acne prone skin. I tried to switch to the special cleansing gel and returned it because I love this so much. I use it day & night. Great stuff!

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Oily
                      • Age:
                      • 18-29
                       
                      1.0

                      I won't buy it again

                      By Mahi

                      from Aldie, Virginia

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Not Effective

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                        It doesn't work .

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

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                        • 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
                        • 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
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