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 302 customers Made my skin worse
Amanda B from California
Sadly, this seriously made my skin worse :( I thought it was purging at first, so I gave it a month before discontinuing.
D from South Carolina
This serum works wonders! It has cleared up my acne and evened my skin tone in less than 2 weeks!
I would buy this product again and again!
Alyssa from Riverside, CA
It has cleared my acne significantly!
Gifting this product to all my friends!!
Lo from Marina del Rey
I cannot say enough good things about this product. I've struggled with hormonal acne for forever and there wasn't much I could do to stop the large, painful cysts. I started using this along with the Daily microfoliant and I have not had a breakout since!!
More recently I have been getting a breakouts and irritation from wearing a mask, as have many of my friends who are nurses or have sensitive skin. This helps soooo much!! I use it with the Ultracalming serum that I mix with moisturizer.
Bottom line - you need this!!
Broke my face out.
VEdens from Byron, Ga
I love dermalogical. I use it for my daily routine and saw this product and was so excited. I have used this product for a week now and quickly noticed my face going crazy. I have pimples in places I usually dont get pimples. I would not recommend this product.
Not for me :(
Jenny from Colorado
Wanted to love this product and truly wished it worked. Unfortunately after 2 months of use, I only saw my acne get worse... last two weeks have been the worst breakouts of my life and I'm 36 years old ☹
Wanted to love it but...
faye from Dallas
For the price I really wanted to love this. But unfortunately it made my acne worse. I never had perfect skin and always had the occasional breakout here and there. Especially around the time of the month. Now I have cystic acne and I believe this serum was the cause of it since I didn't change anything else in my skincare regime but added this serum. I thought it was purging and was trying to be patient and kept with it for three weeks because I've read that "it gets better before it gets worse" and purging process takes anywhere between 4-6 weeks but I just couldn't continue any longer. I didn't see any signs that it was getting better it was just getting worse. Now I have painful acne that I've never had before and I feel so gross looking at it and leaving my house without covering it up :(
I know every person and case is different but this definitely wasn't right for me. Hopefully I can recover from this :-(
One of my favorite Dermalogica Products!
AllyC from Fort Myers, FL
I'm probably on my 4th or 5th bottle - I definitely love this serum! Doesn't smell, absorbs quickly, no sticky residue after you put it on. Have noticed my hormonal outbreaks happen in smaller amounts and seem to heel quicker thanks to this stuff! Definitely would recommend.
Only con, wish the bottle wasn't glass or was thicker. I dropped a brand new bottle on my wood floors and it shattered everywhere! Total waste of the product.
I am obsessed ❤️
That blonde girl from Matheson, CO
I am so happy with this product I noticed a difference after only 1 day of use. I was breaking out on my face and it really healed the open breakouts I had and is definitely keeping me from getting more. It's light weight and doesn't burn as bad as other products like it do. I really recommend this product to anyone who has breakouts.
Brey from Illinois
I use this in combination with the skin clearing cream and omg! My skin is smooth and glowing! Will forever use this combination. 10/10 recommend.
I really like this product
MsLisa from DeSoto Tx
I've been using this for 2wks and I can see results
So far so good ! Excellent product
Improved my skin tone
ClearSkin from Ventura
Love this serum. I started off with the travel size and just decided to buy the full size bottle. I had acne scars on the right side of my face, and finally they are going away. I honestly believe it was because of the serum. I had been breaking out on my chin too and thats gotten so much better! I use this at night after using the daily exfoliate. I would recommend this and always drink lots of water too!
Throwing away all my old product for this!
Natalie from San Diego
I had been using Proactiv for about a decade and the damage that has been done to my skin is terrible. It's like I've thrown money in the trash all these years. However, coming across this serum has changed my life!
I have combination skin; an oily T-zone and dry patches, but this serum feels amazing. It doesn't feel super oily which is great since I do have that oily T-zone area and it soothes my dry areas incredibly. If you're like me who has done so much research, tried all these items, stop searching because this is it.
I put it on once before bed right before applying the Sound Sleep Cocoon. Trust me you'll see a difference!
No. I wouldn't.
Jen from MI
This product makes my skin too dry. My face is dull and it's doesn't feel right on my skin.
Best acne clearing product ever!
Chelsea from Ann Arbor, MI
My esthetician recommended I try Dermalogica products, including this serum, and my skin has been the best it's ever been! I used to have mild acne flare-ups and this serum works wonders in preventing them as well as getting rid of acne. I use a couple drops in my moisturizer in the morning and at night. It also works great as a spot treatment. Unless I find a better acne-clearing serum, this will be part of my face routine for a long time!
JackieU from Pennsylvania
I've been using this for two weeks now and I'm unsure if I like it. It feels sticky on my skin which I hate and it has started to make me break out. So I've started using it every other day instead. Maybe my skin is purging but I HATE that it feels sticky and stays like that.
Don't use if you have oily skin
schmidag from WI
I'm in my early 40s and have struggled with acne and oily skin. I switched to this product since the Clearing Booster was discontinued. Was using this product in AM and PM but noticed my skin was looking too oily and shiny. Switch to only using in the PM. Skin was still shiny. Dropped to only using 3 times per week and the shinyness has cleared-up. But I'm not sure it's making a difference only using it 3 times per week. Will not repurchase.
I would buy this product again
YH from DC
Kim from Virginia fairfax
Unfortunately I reacted to this product and breaking out more. I was really looking forward to getting great results. I had to discontinue.
Not really sure yet
Ashleym4837 from IL
The packaging is beautiful, the bottle is semi tinted. I hope the ingredients don't break down in light. It has a strong woodsey smell its terrible im not gonna lie. I gets alittle better after it starts to absorb. Its light weight. You don't feel like you have product on. It has alot of really good ingredients i was genuinely surprised how high up they were on the list. I just wish I could see how much of salicylic acid was in this product as well as everything else. I havent really noticed a difference but im going to give alittle more time. It takes time for your skin to adjust to new regimen. This line is made for older women who have occasional breaks outs from what I read im not sure it will do the trick for extremely bad acne. The verdict is still out.
Keedy from South Dakota
I have really dry skin and eczema and have started to develop adult acne. This stuff has been able to clear my skin as well as not drying out my skin or flaring up my eczema. I would recommend this product for anyone who has sensitive skin and mild acne!
I can't say enough bad things...
B5Cronin from Chicago, IL
Folks. Just don't buy it.
This product was recommended to me by a Dermalogica staff member as a direct replacement for my all time favorite Dermalogica product of all time - the Clearing Mattifier. This serum couldn't possibly be worse. It doesn't come close to the Mattifier and it's a huge investment. I gave it six solid months and what a waste.
Cori from NJ
With the active cleansing gel and superfoliant, it is a great addition to my routine. Bigger areas like cheeks and forehead are looking better!
My go to product for breakouts!
Erika the Estie from Gilroy Ca
I use this product mostly at night when I notice I'm getting a breakout. By the morning the bumps have calmed down and I love this this clears my skin without the irritation I would usually get from strong acne clearing products. I love it sooo much and refer it to everyone who suffers from acne!
upstaterivera from Virginia Beach, VA
I feel this product is a game changer. I have large pores and I wash my face morning and evening. I usually wear makeup 8hrs a d
day mon-fri. I use this product typically ever morning and night or sometimes switch to nights. I have noticed a major change in my skin. I've always had combination skin and now that I am almost in my 30's I am finally in a routine and great skin regimen that works for me. Just like with anything you want to see a change with the key is consistancy. If you want to commit to yourself and more glowing skin, buy it.