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Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster

Dermalogica

Special Clearing Booster

Item #: 2152604 Size: 1.0 oz

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A topical gel treatment to combat breakouts. This 5% Benzoyl Peroxide concentrate, fortified with Alginated Zinc Triplex and soothing botanicals, helps accelerate blemish clearing. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised.

How it works:

  • Benzoyl Peroxide eliminates bacteria in the skin follicles, helping to clear blemishes and prevent future breakouts.
  • Extracts of Calendula, Chamomile and St. Johns Wort help soothe irritation associated with acne.
  • Soothing Alginated Zinc Triplex helps control acne-causing bacteria and sebum production.


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.

Cleanse the skin thoroughly before applying. Cover the affected area with a thin layer 1 to 3 times daily. Because too much drying of the skin may occur, start with one application daily and then gradually increase to 2 or 3 times daily if needed or as directed by a physician. If bothersome dryness occurs , reduce application to once daily or every other day. If going outside use a sunscreen. Allow Special Clearing Booster to dry then follow directions of the sunscreen labeling.
Benzoyl Peroxide, Water (Aqua), PEG-8, Polysorbate 20, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cyclodextrin, Hydrolyzed Algin, Silica, Zinc Sulfate, Benzophenone-4, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Butylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

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DermalogicaSpecial Clearing Booster
 
4.4

(based on 40 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (29)
  • Easy to use (28)
  • Soothing (7)
  • Minimizes pores (5)
  • Hydrates skin (3)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (11)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (22)
  • Moderate acne (18)
  • Inflammatory acne (10)
  • Severe acne (7)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (18), Budget shopper (11)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (4)

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5.0

Love love this spot treatment

By Liz

from Id

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Works Effectively

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Adult Acne

Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

In 2 days my brand new pimples where gone. I did go over board and used it multiple times so I dried out my skin, but it works great !

 
4.0

Does the job

By MM

from West Palm Beach, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Lightweight
  • Spot Treatment

Cons

  • Drying

Best Uses

  • Adult acne
  • Men

Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

This does exactly what it's supposed to do. It is lightweight and clears up incoming and present pimples within 1 or 2 days. If you have sensitive skin, it will definitely dry your skin out. My skin is oily but sensitive and it just takes a couple applications of this to create a dry patch where I applied it. That being said, I don't really mind because I want the product to dry out the pimple, so I can live with some peeling for a short time. Whenever I use this product, I just keep the area moisturized as best as possible and it works well for me. I use it as a spot treatment so I imagine the bottle, though small for the price, will last for a while.

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 30 Minutes
 
4.0

I love this product. It is a staple in my facial routine.

By T

from Newark, DE

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

    It works really well on incoming zits.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    5.0

    Worth every penney!

    By grandma22

    from Missouri

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

      I am a 57 year old women who has occasional breakouts. As soon as I feel a blemish starting I apply and usually within 24 hours I see results. I do tend to have oilier skin but this lotion does not dry out my skin and "a dab will do". My last bottle was 4 years old and still worked!! But I ran out.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      5.0

      miracle-worker

      By highschoolsweetie

      from West Monroe, LA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

      • Skin-drying

      Best Uses

      • Weekly Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

      As a senior in high school, having acne isn't fun. Senior pictures, graduation, interviews, and other events are coming up all of the time and I want my skin to be smooth and acne-free! This product has helped so much- in only a few uses nearly all of my giant red spots have disappeared! It helps reduce pimple size and redness, a dream come true. The only advice I have when using this product is to moisturize, as the product will dry out the skin excessively.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 10 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Works well

      By Just Saying

      from Austin, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Men
        • Women

        Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

        Bought this for my son who is 34 years old. I saw improvement in his skin within 24 hours. As each day has gone by, his skin continues to look better and better. He uses a small amount of moisturizer immediately after applying the Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster to protect his skin from becoming too dry.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 10 Minutes
         
        1.0

        strong product

        By LIA

        from Seattle, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Dries Out Acne
        • Drys Out Acne

        Cons

        • May Be Too Strong For Som

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

          For adult acne, however may be to strong for some people. It dried out and burnt my face.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best BP I've used in 17 years!

          By Katy Mae

          from Alverton, PA

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Great Value
          • Less Drying Than Others
          • Soothing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Acne

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

            I received a FULL SIZE of this product as a SAMPLE in another order. It took one night to have me sold. I'm 29 years old and have battled acne for 17 years. This did what other benzoyl peroxide products claim to do. Redness, gone. Swelling, gone. Both overnight. Because of the extra groovy ingredients, it's a thinner consistency, so a little goes a long way. I may be able to buy 1oz of Persagel or the like for under $10 at the drugstore, but I'd rather pay $50 for this and have it last longer and work better.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Would buy this again

            By Girl Ryan

            from Orlando, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

            Also a recommendation after a facial at Ulta. It's great to have in your aresenal to fight unwanted acne.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Breakouts go away!

            By Shanan

            from Leesburg, Va

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Clearing Booster:

            I used this product for placing on my breakouts. Things about this product I love is that once I put it on it tends to start going away.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            • Q:

              how do I use this product with the clearing mattifier and oil control lotion? what is the order of products? thank you!!!!
              Asked on 1/13/2015 by sandy from fl

              1 answer

              • Staff Expert

                A:

                The order in which you would use your products is as follows: Clearing Mattifier should be used first on clean skin in areas of excess oil. Next, use Oil Control Lotion all over followed by Special Clearing Booster as a spot treatment. The reason why this booster is used last is because you want it to stay on the breakout where it is applied. If you do it before moisturizer, the booster will smear and be spread to other parts of the face. We hope this helps!

                Answered on 1/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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