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DermalogicaBreakout Control

Dermalogica

Breakout Control

1.0 oz Item 2285262

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Dermalogica's Breakout Control is a fast-absorbing gel that contains natural antibacterial agents, including Lactobacillus Ferment, to help clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin. An Azelaic Acid derivative helps control oil production for improved skin tone and texture. Tea Tree and antioxidant Zinc Sulfate also help soothe the skin. Contains Colloidal Silver, known to help eliminate bacteria and control acne. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

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Apply a thin layer and allow to dry. Use all over the face and under your prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer.
Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-8, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Lactobacillus Ferment, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Zinc Sulfate, Colloidal Silver, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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DermalogicaBreakout Control
 
3.7

(based on 28 reviews)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (24)
  • Effective (17)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Smells great (5)
  • Soothing (3)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (12)
  • Moderate acne (10)
  • Daily use (6)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (4)
  • Inflammatory acne (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (13), Budget shopper (10)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (7)

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5.0

Will be repurchasing :)

By Gabby P

from Tampa, FL

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Hydrates Skin
  • Smells Great
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Moderate Acne

    Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

    I use this twice a day for stubborn adult cystic acne after I cleanse and tone and I have to say it's been a game changer. Two weeks and I've seen a big improvement. Skin is definitely improved and acne is 75% improved.

     
    4.0

    My Benzoyle Peroxide Substitute

    By Lil the acne queen

    from ALASKA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Inflammatory Acne
      • Moderate Acne
      • Severe Acne

      Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

      I switched from my 10% benzoyle peroxide serum to this breakout control serum to try and avoid the drying effects of the BP. I haven't seen a huge change in my acne, which means it works just as well as BP. I have cystic acne.

      The reason I will use this instead of the other serum is because it DOES NOT dry out my skin!! So therefore, my skin as improved and it is the better option.

       
      5.0

      Second bottle i have purchsed

      By Jennifer

      from Portland OR

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

      • Dries Out Skin

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne
      • Moderate Acne

      Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

      Works great at the onset of a breakout but can dry your skin after a few days. Use sparingly

       
      5.0

      I love this product my daughter and I use it and it works

      By G

      from Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

        Controls my breakouts

         
        4.0

        New fav

        By Lilly

        from Alaska

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Works Effectively

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Acne
          • Inflammatory Acne
          • Moderate Acne
          • Severe Acne

          Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

          I switched out my high concentrate benzoyle peroxide to use this while i'm pregnant. So far, (a few weeks of use) my skin has not gotten any worse and it is a lot more hydrated. I would recommend this to anyone suffering with adult acne like cystic acne. It doesn't dry out my skin like the peroxide did, and that is a huge plus.

           
          3.0

          It's alright

          By A_ team

          from Texas

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Ineffective

          Best Uses

          • Moderate Acne

          Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

          After 3 weeks of use and for the price i paid, I am disappointed that it didn't do much to my acne. It also dried out a few spots on my face. Won't be buying it again.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is a winner!

          By Confidently FACING the world!

          from Nashville, TN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Developed by a dermatologist
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle healing-- does not dry out skin
          • Solves adult skins issues-- not just for teens
          • Was my answer for healing hormonal acne
          • Works Effectively

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Acne
            • Blackheads & Whiteheads

            Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

            I bought this after applying a $2.99 pore cleansing charcoal mask and breaking out in the worst case of acne I have ever had. I have had breakouts for most of my life, but never experienced regular acne until after menopause. I have a patch of acne that appears on one cheek consistently --things would work for awhile...them, bam...it was back. I purchased a travel sized Skin Clearing Wash and this product to clear up the debacle of the cheapo mask (never again!) --I have been using Age Smart products that I love, and figured if anyone could save me, it was Dermalogica. Within a few days, the blemishes had dried up, and no new acne had appeared. I have had some cystic acne in the past--since I started using this product - ZERO cystic acne! I now follow the following regime, and it works well for me - At night: Pre-Cleanse and Skin Resurfacing Cleanser most nights--Pre-Cleanse and Daily Microfoliant twice per week. I put on the Breakout Control on my problem areas, then when dry, use Intensive Moisture Balance. In the morning-- I rinse my face and apply more moisturizer. My skin is clearer than it has been in a long time.

             
            5.0

            Satisfied

            By Amaya

            from Overland Park KS

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Soothing
            • Works Effectively

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne
              • Blackheads & Whiteheads

              Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

              I bought this product as a recommendation to go with the Medibec starter kit. Once I added breakout control, I saw better results. I typically get a whitehead weekly but I have not had one since using breakout control. Will keep purchasing!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great for certain people

              By jaylynn

              from mn

              Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

              this gentle yet effective as long as you are not an extreme acne sufferer- its in the name "breakout control" its for new and more occassional type breakouts, its non drying which is better for some people. i use it on patches that crop up on my chin or forehead (but not usually when my whole face is breaking out) so if you need something more powerful go with overnight clearing gel or special clearing booster

               
              2.0

              Too little for the cost

              By Jax

              from Bethlehem, PA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • cost too high

              Best Uses

              • Adult Acne

              Comments about Dermalogica Breakout Control:

              The product itself is great. I have hormonal adult acne and it really helps in reducing the number of blemishes. However, the amount of product you get for such a high price tag is ridiculous. I use it day and night. It only lasted about a month and some change before having to purchase again.

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              • Q:

                Which of the Adult Acne products will work best for my over oily tzone/breakout prone, redness and discoloration around the mouth/chin, and starting to age skin (I'm in my 30's) ? And what moisturizer should I pair with it, if any?
                Asked on 1/18/2018 by Tkay from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend that you use Special Cleansing Gel, Daily microfoliant, Breakout Control and Calm Water Gel for hydration.

                  Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                Hi. I am confused about when to use this product. In some previous responses it is recommended to use this product last, so that it doesn't rub off however in other responses it said to use before moisturizer. Which is the best way to use this product and when? During AM or PM? Thanks!
                Asked on 12/7/2017 by Jay Atmosphere from Atlanta, GA

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  You can use Breakout Control am and pm as needed. If you are treating a problematic area we recommend applying it to an area under moisturizer. If you are spot treat a specific breakout it is best to apply it last so it doesn't spread.

                  Answered on 12/12/2017 by Anonymous
              • Q:

                I'm a teenager suffering from hormonal acne. I'm just wondering if this is meant for adult acne or can this help out my hormonal teenage acne as well?
                Asked on 10/22/2017 by Marie from Washington

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Breakout Control will help with your breakouts. You can use this treatment product with the Clear Start line. Acne response best when treated as part of a system.

                  Answered on 10/24/2017 by Anonymous
              • Q:

                Hi, I have two questions. Is this product good for hormonal as well as cystic acne and is it supposed to make you break out more in the beginning? I recently purchased it upon recommendation from one of the girls at my Ulta and ever since I started using it my skin has broke out and I was wondering if this was normal? 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 Breakout Control is a great treatment for Adult Acne, it is from our MediBac line which is formulated for Adult Acne. Breakout Control has natural antibiotic agents including Lactobacillus Ferment that clear and prevent acne with out over-drying the skin.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 8/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I am 42 years old and currently experiencing acne breakout. I use overnight clearing gel at night. Which would be better for me to use in the morning, Breakout Control or Clearing Mattifier.
                Asked on 8/15/2017 by Ade from Lagos, Nigeria

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello Ade:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If your skin is more on the oily side we recommend using the clearing mattifier because it will help to control shine, clear breakouts and reduce congestion. It may be used as a primer as well. It is used underneath your moisturizer. It contains one of the same ingredients of the Medicated Clearing Gel, Salicylic Acid. The Breakout Control helps to clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin. It contains natural antibacterial agents, including Lactobacillus Ferment to help clear the skin.

                  Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 8/15/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I recently purchased the Breakout Control and I have a couple of questions. Is this product to be used morning AND night or just nighttime? Also, I use the Kiehls dark spot corrector to treat my hyperpigmentation and I was wondering if I should apply Breakout Control before or after my dark spot corrector? Thank you so much for your help!
                Asked on 8/13/2017 by Ani from FL

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hello Ani:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please use the Breakout Control First after cleansing and toning, allow it to dry then follow with your other product.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                Hello, I realised I opened my breakout control exactly a year ago in August 2016. For how much longer can i use it before it becomes ineffective.

                Thank you.
                Asked on 8/12/2017 by Ade from Lagos, Nigeria

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello Ade:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The product is effective for about 1 year after opening the bottle.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                Hello. I use a marula facial oil and dermalogica active moist together at night. I am currently having a breakout on my face. How can I incorporate breakout control into this routine
                Asked on 8/12/2017 by Ade from Lagos, Nigeria

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello Ade:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. While using Breakout Control apply a thin layer and allow to dry. Use all over the face and under your Marula Facial Oil and then the Active Moist. You may use Breakout Control in the morning too.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 8/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I have hormonal acne and persistent whiteheads Mostly on my cheeks and along my jawline. It definitely has gotten better since using these produce Im going to list : I currently use the pre cleanse, special cleansing gel , daily microfoliant and skin smoothing cream in that order every morning and night (daily microfoliant only in morning) . I wanted to incorporate either the breakout control or the overnight clearing gel at night. Which one would work better? And also would I use the skin soothing cream after or before? Or would you suggest a different products to be used?
                Asked on 7/8/2017 by Jay from Brea, CA

                1 answer

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                  A:

                  Hello Jay:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If you would like to incorporate additional products into your skin care routine please use as follows. For Overnight Clearing Gel, use at night time with out a moisturizer on top. Overnight Clearing Gel helps to prevent future breakouts by removing impaction plugs, reducing inflammation and will help regulate oil production. If you would like to use the Breakout Control, after applying, allow it to dry and then use your moisturizer on top, it may be used AM or PM. Breakout Control is formulated with gentle and effective ingredients that help to clear, control and prevent breakout by eliminating acne causing bacteria, reducing redness and controlling excess oil production. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 7/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                As part of my morning regimen I use a vitamin C serum after cleansing and toning, and then I use a mattifier and then follow up with BB cream that contains spf...where would I insert this product? I was thinking it would be the first thing I apply to my face after toning, or should I apply after my vitamin C serum and before the mattifier and BB cream? Thank you!
                Asked on 11/23/2016 by JenZ from Atlanta

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  We recommend using this product last and spot treating directly on your breakout. If you apply it first it will be rubbed off of the spot where it was applied.

                  Answered on 11/28/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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