Rated 4.52 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Gem in a bottle
I have always suffer from acne , I had periods in my life were a acne became severe . Thankfully I manage to get it under a manageable stage . I have mild acne that tends to change during hormonal changes . I had already heard of Dermatologica as a brand that makes great quality products but I haven't try any of their products. I receive this product for my honest opinion. When I saw the product I was receiving I was super excited it came just in time to combine with my new Dermatologica products .
I been using the product now for about 3 weeks and so far is great. It has a gel like consistency but is not thick . Once you apply to your face it quickly gets absorbed living your face feeling cool , I follow by applying my moisturizer with SPF . I notice that my skin did feel clearer right away after using the product but a couple of days later I notice a bunch of whiteheads just coming to the surface, which never happen from another product . This went on for about a week . I didn't get discourage and continued to used the product a week after my face starting getting even more clearer. I'm happy to say that I loveeeee this product and will continue using Dermatologica in the future .
This product made me feel as if I was getting a facial , the product absorb into my skin and eliminate all the whiteheads to allow my skin to truly clear up and look radiant . I been getting lots of compliments about my skin . I will recommend this product to anyone that deal with acne or that like me is trying to keep it under control and wants to get rid of some of the acne scaring .
Most Helpful Critical Review Works but overpriced
I have been using this product every day AM + PM for two weeks after cleansing and in place of salicylic acid serum and niacinamide/zinc serum from The Ordinary. I finish by putting on a thin layer of azelaic acid from The Ordinary and a thin layer of moisturizer with SPF. From what I can tell this product does not include zinc, and for me, that made a negative difference. Zinc has anti-inflammatory, immune boosting properties that improve skin cell quality. After two weeks of using this product, I started getting small breakouts but they were not as significant as if I were using nothing so the product definitely helps. It also smells great and combines salicylic acid and niacinamide into one - so that's one less step than I'd have with The Ordinary. But the price point is too high as compared with the other products I've tried and I'm willing to take an extra step to save $50. I have not yet noticed skin brightening or a reduction in visible skin aging but my skin tone does seem more even overall.
Reviewed by 329 customers Worst acne of my life
Nikki from Oregon
I used this for 8 weeks and it made my adult acne sooooo bad. I have hormonal acne mostly around my chin and a few on my cheeks. I thought I was just going through the purging phase so I stuck it out. By week 7 I had 50 tiny closed comodones covering my cheeks. It was so depressing but I thought I had to keep going. At week 8 I met with my aesthetician and she told me I was definitely having a reaction. The salicylic purge doesn't last that long. She pulled up the ingredients list and said that I most likely reacting to all of the oils in the product and it was causing serious congestion. There are so many oil in this!!! Obviously it's fine for some people but if you are like me, don't buy. I have stopped using the product for about a week and my skin has improved rapidly. I use Dermalogica microdelivery exfoliating face wash every morning and it has helped tremendously with the tiny bumps/closed comodones.
Clears Acne Scars
A2S2H2 from Michigan
Love this product because it has diminished my acne scars. Only downfall, is it usually creates little white heads when I wake up the next morning, not too bad though and is manageable. I use this product about 2-3 times per week.
So far so good
Molly from Michigan
I've been using this on my chin to help with my maskne. I think it's helped quite a bit, but isn't 100% effective. I'm still getting occasional zits but not nearly as bad as what I was getting.
This is my 3rd bottle!
Lynds from CO
I absolutely love this product! The salicylic acid helps to gently exfoliate and keep my jawline acne under control and it has definitely helped to make me less oily in my T-zone (I assume from the niacinamide). It has a fairly thin consistency, smooths in easily, and lasts for ages. It also layers well with other products and doesn't cause pilling.
I don't write reviews, but this deserved one!
Ashley from MI
I bought the $45 kit that included the daily microfoliant, age serum, and spot fader. This serum has actually done as described and my combination skin has been under control since my first use 8 weeks ago. I used to have at least three different products I'd put on my face each night but I don't need anything else but this and the spot fader! My combination skin is so balanced that I don't even need moisturizer, even coming into fall/winter where my chin gets blotchy dry patches and so far no sign of anything! My stubborn forehead lines are much less visible also. Leaving a review since I'm about to purchase my full size bottle--its worth the extra few bucks for something that really works
This cleared my skin
Love!! from PA
I have dry combination skin that is prone to breakouts. During quarantine my skin got so bad I was getting insane cystic acne that I would pick at and leave huge scars on my face. I used this serum morning and night and my skin is flawless again. I used up the whole bottle and the results are amazing! I definitely recommend to anyone who is struggling with breakouts. It also didn't dry my skin out which is a plus.
Hormonal Acne Game-Changer!
Snakebite Sufferer from New England
I have never, ever had my hormonal acne under control before this product. My routine kept my skin clear of whiteheads and oil/sweat related acne, but every month like clockwork I would get this horrible, almost cystic acne on my chin just below the corners of my mouth, and on my jawline. After two months of regular use (only once daily for me) I was getting through my cycle without any flare ups. I tried removing this product from my routine this year to save money, and my pesky snakebite zits came right back. To me it is well worth the price.
I would buy this again!
Chrissy from Danville, CA
I use this serum before I moisturize in the morning and night. It's thin. My skin seems clearer... no breakouts.
AJ from LA
It's very light and refreshing. But I didn't really feel much of result as I expected after I finished the whole bottle. I don't think I would buy it again.
Jordyn from Redlands, CA
This has been the only thing that has cleared my skin, faded my hyperpigmentation, brightened my skin AND kept it clear from future breakouts. If I run out of it before buying another, my skin takes a turn for the worst. It is something that has given me my dream skin (along with a good skincare routine)!
Clear in a week!
ArHill from Knoxville, TN
I know the regimen is precleanse, cleanse, exfoliate, serum, moisturizer, but when my skin broke out out of nowhere for the first time in my life, I freaked out. I had been doing the regimen in order, and loved every product I was using at the time with no issues for over a year. I changed my regimen to precleanse (balm), cleanse (daily cleanser), exfoliate (daily superfoliant), cleanse again (clear start), serum (age bright clearing). I have been doing this for over a week and my forehead which had been broken out for a month is now back to its normal self. I don't know if it was the clear start or the age bright clearing serum (or a combination of the two) but I will continue this as my go-to for breakouts!
So far so good
Danielle from MI
I've been using this product only for a few days, but like it so far. It feels a bit sticky after application, but dries quickly and skin feels smooth
Leah from Saint Louis, MO
My face suffers from cystic hormonal acne at least 1-2 times a month. This product helps eliminate the frequency of acne that comes onto my face. Also, I notice the comedones are not as big on my face anymore compared to before I started using the product. The product works REALLY great if you are consistent using it in your night routine (ex. Acne cleanser, exfoliate, toner, serums, and moisturizer). I hate that it is expensive for such a small bottle to be used everyday at night. However, I'll be purchasing another bottle to keep my skin smooth and texture free from acne.
Rach from Selinsgrove
This is a game changer. I swear this is the only thing that has saved me from having stress and mask acne. I saw results overnight with reduction in redness and size. It has also greatly improved my skin texture over the past few months. I've been using it morning and night for a year now and won't ever stop. If I'm stranded on an island I'm taking three bottles of this serum I swear it.
This was a great buy!
Aysha from Tampa, Florida
I was having a major breakout and nothing could control it. This helped bring down all the inflammation, prevented more pimples, sped up healing. Leaves your skin looking a little dewy. Is a little sticky after application.
Not for my skin
Sisi from Rockville Maryland
I'm in my early 20s with combination acne prone skin. This immediately broke me out after using it for about 2 weeks. I got tiny bumps on my forehead and larger pimples on my face and cheeks. I gave it two stars because I did start to see my old scars lighten, but unfortunately it just caused new ones because all the inflammations scar even though I never pick my face.
Magic in a bottle
Destiny from Lancaster, CA
Purchased this a week ago due to having really bad hormonal acne flare ups, and for the life of me, no other product could combat these breakouts. Washed my face before bed with Special Cleansing Gel, then applied this serum, and topped it off with Skin Smoothing Cream and WOW! Woke up the next morning and the inflammation from my breakouts was almost nonexistent. Day 2, used both morning and night, and my breakouts were GONE. Bravo Dermalogica!
Not for acne prone skin
Maya from Richmond, VA
I was really hoping this serum will help me get rid of my acne. I'm so disappointed. I'm 26 years old brown women and I have oily skin with mild acne. With two days of applying, I started getting tiny pimples all over my face. I currently use two of the dermalogica products. Active moist moisturizer and sunscreen. Haven't noticed any difference yet but at least it doesn't break me out and I use it every day. I'm so disappointed right now :(
I would buy this product again
Sdbatalla from Falls Church, VA
It works so well! It does the extra little things my derm product doesn't!
Bianx from Las Vegas
Works like magic! Not only does it stop breaks outs but it clears and evens out the skin from pre existing acne marks.
Worth every penny
Chelsallen from Belding michigan
I loveee the smell and the feeling of this! I have used so many products to try to gain control of my acne and this has been the best so far
My skin texture got worse
Grace from Orange County, CA
I use a few Dermalogica products - the daily exfoliator, skin smoothing moisturizer, the sebum masque, the multi-active toner, and recently purchased this serum. This serum did very little for me as I've been using it for 3 wks+ now. Not only did it make the texture of my skin worse (drier), my pimple dark marks are still there! I think if you already are using a salicylic acid product, this product is just overkill. Overall, not worth the price and I would not purchase again.
Covid mask acne this stuff takes it away
Tete from Lake forest ca
I called Dermalogica told them I've never had acne in my life I'm 58 years old I have no wrinkles but all of a sudden wearing a mask for Covid I'm getting I guess acne I was scared she told me to use this stuff at night. I use it every other night and I just died where the acne is. Amazing works wonders thank you thank you thank you
This product is amazing
britt from NJ
I personally don't get a lot of break outs but when i do feel one coming on i put this over the spot and rub it in followed by a moisturizer and this stuff makes the break out go away so fast! I love this stuff!!
Cystic Adult Acne Be Gone
Ashley from Rhode Island
I have added this oil cleanser to my nighttime routine and have already seen significant improvement after some inconsistent use.