Rated 4.37 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review If you are wondering if you should buy this new formula, DO!
I've been a die-hard Dermalogica customer for the last decade. My Dermalogica routine consisted primarily of the Clearing Mattifier (RIP...great product I miss) in the AM, followed by the Overnight Clearning Gel in the PM. When I found out that the Clearing Mattifier had been discontinued I was distraught, so I asked the company what they would recommend and they said the Age Bright Clearing Serum. I was a bit unsure, though I had just decided that I wanted to start adding anti-aging products to my arsenal. I was pleased when I saw that, like the Mattifier and the Overnight gel, this product has 2% salicylic acid, so I gave it a try in this kit.
Boy am I glad that I did!
It will make your face literally GLOW and keep it at least as clear as other products. Already I feel like my skin looks clearer and more youthful (except for occasional stress/hormonal breakouts). The exfoliating powder is incredible, and the spot treatment works GREAT and you can wear it under makeup. The first day I used it I had a video call with my MIL, who made a huge deal about how beautiful I looked and "glowy" my skin was. It's made my skin mostly makeup-optional! I would say that if you are like me and are concerned about switching from your trusted and true Dermalogica products to this new formula, DON'T BE! I was so pleasantly surprised, and I hope to continue to be so. The only thing I would say is that you made need to blot your skin/use a bit of powder, as it does make the face kind of shiny, esp. in the summer heat.
Way to go, Dermalogica, so far this new product is knocking it out of the park!
Most Helpful Critical Review Underwhelming
This is an interesting set of products. My opinions changed the more I used it. The scrub works well. I have combination skin and if I don't exfoliate regularly my skin gets really dull. You have to use more than I expected to work up a "lather". I found it works best to cleanse my skin as normal and then while my face is still wet, dispense a dime size amount of the product into my palms and rub it into my skin in circular motion for about a minute. Does a good job making my skin feel smooth and soft.
The serum, at first I liked it because it made my skin feel firm and look brighter after immediate use. Since I have been using it almost every day for a month, I don't quite like it as much. It feels heavy and greasy on my skin and I feel like it's clogging my pores. It does have a strong smell however it's not harsh at all but I don't feel like it's doing anything helpful either.
The spot treatment; it works if you use it as prescribed. On freshly appeared hyperpigmentation. It did clear one fresh spot I had pretty quickly. But I notice it seems to actually make the rest of my hyperpigmentation look worse. Like, it makes some of my dark spots actually appear darker.
Overall, I liked this less the more I used it and my skin doesn't look any better after a month of use. I had high hopes but the only thing in the kit I'd continue to use is the scrub. Everyone is different and it may work amazingly for some.
Reviewed by 162 customers Amazing!!
Kat from Ohio
Clearing up my skin Nice!!!
I wouldn't buy this product again
Keionna from Los Angeles
Immediately after I used this product. I started to breakout in clusters of pimples. I don't get acne bad, maybe a few blackheads.
Not so good
Jjames92 from Fairfield,Ca
It made my face worse. My face broke out and it burned my skin
My new favorite skincare
Jen the goal getter from Royal Oak, Mi
THESE PRODUCTS ARE AMAZING!!! With the use of their other products (Precleanse & Special Cleansing Gel) my adult acne cleared in a matter of days!! DAYS! I washed every PM and sometimes in the AM and followed the regimen. It works for both active spots and acne scars. I highly recommend!!
Would not recommend
Alex from New Berlin, WI
I have had very good luck with Dermalogica products in the past. However, I followed these directions to a T and this kit was totally ineffective for me. More breakouts and the serum did not have any noticeable benefits. Would not recommend, especially for the high price of the individual items.
My skin has never been this clear!!!!!
Katiemcg8 from Texas
I started seeing results in a WEEK! I was breaking out all over and my friend recommended I try this kit. I don't think I can live without this stuff. I recommend getting the cleanser too. That stuff is so light and amazing. The serum is my fave out of the kit and I'm half way out. It will tingle but it's a good tingle, that means it is working. If you have acne prone skin, try this out!!!
Arianne from Oklahoma City
This is amazing! Wearing a mask all of the time really made me start having breakouts again. Just using these products for 2 weeks and my face is completely clearing up. My dark spots are going away too!
S from Dayton
I would buy this product again and again
Kristy from Wisconsin
I use this every night and morning when I am experiencing a serious breakout and it works like a charm!! I struggled with a lot of postpartum breaking out and I saw an improvement the first week after using it.
The serum was sticky like I read in reviews
Jammie from Toms River nj
I only use the face wash out of this kit, the serum was sticky and made me brake out. I'm new to dermatologica products and really wanted this to work.
Did not work for me
Monique from Cordova, TN
I tried before I went to a dermatologist again to see if it would work for me. I thought it would because it was Dermalogica, it was expensive, and all the ingredients sounded good to me. I did A LOT of research on what products to use before I bought this. It broke me out even worse, even after the "purging" period. Needless to say, my derm had a lot of problems to fix once I finally went to one.
Love these products
Nicole from pittsburgh pa
I'm African American with acne prone skin and this product and works great for me
So far so good
Dez from Bay Area, ca
So far I have noticed a slight difference in two week. Let's see what happens over the next few months.
Brighter, clearer skin
30 year young female from Charleston
These have been some of the only products to help me maintain clearer skin. I have dealt with breakouts since my early teens and have been in and out of dermatologist offices since. I eat clean and I still am prone to breakouts more often than not. These products honestly have made a difference in my breakouts and skin tone. If I skip a night and wash my face without them, I regret it a couple of days later. Remember, everyone's skin has different needs. But this clearing kit has been a "win" for me.
I would buy it again!!
Erika P from Norwalk, CT
I'm very happy with the results!! I have mild acne and dark spots and after using this kit my face looks wonderful.. no more dark spots and pimples ! Thanks for this kit!
Tori from Mississippi
Not sure which product you personally need? These sample kits are fantastic for someone who is trying out new skin care and allows you to get a smaller bottle at a cheaper price which is perfect before you fully commit, but I know you will go buy the full size!!!
Adult acne life saver
Mary from Tennessee
I've tried everything under the sun for my adult acne. A lot of product seem to be too harsh, but this one is the ticket to clear skin! It's gentle, yet very effective. The exfoliant scruffs away my dead skin and doesn't irritate. The serum hydrates and helps my skin feel smooth. The spot treatment has done wonders for my chin and cheeks. Overall, after using this product for the last 45 days my skin texture feels smoother and my scars have faded some. My family has really complimented me on how well my face has been clearing. So happy I purchased this.
A wonderful kit filled with game-changers
Martini Bombshell from San Diego, CA
Daily microfoliant is the bomb! This really helps with breakouts, especially milia, which are the little bumps just underneath the skin's surface that people can get across their foreheads from debris trapped under layers of built-up dead skin cells. I wish someone showed this to me when I had milia as an 18 year old, instead of being sent to the doctor! I use microfoliant once every morning now, and it has made a remarkable difference in my hyperpigmentation. It's so gentle, pretty much anyone can use it. The serum in this kit is absolutely wonderful-extremely effective, yet gentle. It does not cause any dryness, unlike other harsh acne products. I know the other product is called a spot fader and it's supposed to treat and prevent the discoloration spots people can get after having a breakout, but I use it as a spot treatment on blemishes instead.
I would buy this again and again
Amy from Huntington, WV
Love these so much!!! This is my second time purchasing them!!!
Made my skin worst!!
Jo from Miami
This product did not work for me. It actually made me breakout more-leaving more acne scars. A complete worst of money!!!
The Girl Runs from Nashville, TN
I tried this sample sized kit to determine whether it would work for me. No product to date (I'm 52) except oral antibiotics has cleared my adult acne and made my skin look so fresh and feel so soft. Without hesitation, I would recommend that anyone suffering from adult acne and aging, dull skin try this system. I will purchase again!
Not for sensitive skin
ugghhhhh from North Carolina
This product tore my face up!I would not recommend buying at all it states your skin will get worse before it gets better and my face was raw from the chemicals in this .Dont waste your money!!!
brit from Rockford
I've been using the for a little over a week now and my skin has cleared up significantly! I've suffered from acne since I was a kid and I've always had issues finding something that works. I absolutely love it!!
Cty from Philadelphia, Pa
So I bought the clear and brightening kit after my face broke out horribly. I have oily skin but have never had any real issues with my skin or acne. Anyway, I am enjoying the results. The kit lasted approximately 2 weeks and I feel that it is enough product to make an informed decision about the results. The exfoliate is gentle enough for everyday use and I feel it does an adequate job at removing dead skin. The spot corrector is great! I have been using on my current breakout and I have seen results. Finally, the serum seems to be doing it's job as well sine I have not had any other breakouts since using. I would recommend.
I would buy full size products of each!
Gabrielle from Texas
Each product in this kit has made my skin feel so good. Especially after a breakout, I just put on the spot finder and it tones it down dramatically.