Rated 4.43 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review love it
I don't normally write reviews because I never feel the need to.. with that being said I am a 16 year old girl with moderate acne and my mom bought me the clear start sample kit and I noticed results within 3 days. It was awesome so we bought the bigger bottles and I am so happy with the way my face, chest and back have cleared up! I would recommend this to everyone!
Most Helpful Critical Review Wanted to love this!
I really wanted to love this, and it felt great on my skin! No new acne and my skin felt soft and smooth. Unfortunately, however, I believe I'm allergic to one of the main ingredients: Cocamidopropyl Betaine. I did a lot (I mean a LOT) of research on all the products I was using and what ingredients were in them, and I had suspicions it was this cleanser that was causing the dermatitis around my nose and chin. The area became very tender and stung. Apparently the Cocamidopropyl Betaine ingredient often causes cases of dermatitis on people with sensitive skin. I wanted to try the calming cleanser or the adult clearing wash but they have gluten in it and I'm celiac so I can't try those. I love all my other dermalogica products, unfortunately this one just didn't work for me. I'll keep trying! Definitely try this cleanser but be on the lookout for signs of irritation.
Reviewed by 347 customers I really wanted to love this..
Yerri from Denver
This product just wasn't for me. I have oily skin with a few breakouts here and there. This made me breakout even more. I stopped using it within 3 days and went back to my clinique face wash.
Kris from California
I use this cleanser on an as-needed basis for days when my skin feels extra oily or when I do actually break out. I don't have the worst acne, but when pimples do show up, this cleanser helps a lot. It can be drying, so I make sure to moisturize effectively afterward. It does have essential oils in it, which I've heard aren't good for skincare products, but I haven't noticed any irritation or negative effects.
Nikki from Kenosha, WI
I needed an acne cleanser that I could use for body acne on my chest, shoulders and back. All the products I wanted in store seemed to be sold out. Then I came across this. It wasn't what I wanted but I thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised! It had a very nice citrus smell to it like oranges. Within 4 days if morning use I noticed a huge difference in my acne on my shoulders and back. Also, it's not drying out my skin too badly. Definitely would recommend.
Helped my oily, pimple prone skin!!!
User from LA
I have been using this for 4 months and I can tell a difference! Before my skin was very very oily and I would breakout very easily even if I put moisturizer! I also had a lot of scars on my and this extremely helped with reducing the amount of breakouts! I used to get big red pimples now they are so small you can't tell! I didn't put all 5 stars because I haven't used it for a year but I would recommend someone who has oily skin and gets a lot of pimples on their cheeks. I also used a serum with this cleanser, the nicainmide ordinary serum. That helped my scars get better! Happy with the results! It takes time but believe me it will improve!!
LOVE this stuff!
Andrea from MI
I started using this product because I was breaking out really badly from wearing a mask and all of the stress of COVID. This has done an excellent job clearing up my skin. I've had a couple large blemishes since using this, but it feels like it's pulling stuff from deep within my skin out. When partnered with the booster, my breakouts clear up in a couple days!
Meg from MO
Holy smokes guys, I've been searching and trying all the face washes to help with my cystic acne and uneven skin tone from proactiv to some of the even more expensive skincare systems and nothing has really worked. Until this! This has been an absolute godsend! In the week that I've been using this, the clear start pore spray and clear start blackhead fizz mask I've noticed the little bumps around my face are disappearing and my acne is under control for the first time in my 29 years of life! I don't think my skin has been this smooth since I was knee-high to a grasshopper! I had never used this brand before and was really skeptical but I was desperate and after reading all the positive reviews I decided to invest in it. I'm so glad that I did. I will definitely be purchasing my critical skincare elements from this brand from now on!
MI keep re-purchasing this product for my 14-year-old nephew
Juli from San Diego, CA
My 14-year-old nephew has been using this product for about six months, and it has helped his acne significantly. It keeps his face very clean, and the overall texture of his skin has been improved.
Great but alternate with a gentle cleanser
Kate from Port St Lucie
My skin has been breaking out due to wearing a mask for 5 days x 8 hours a day. This cleared everything and without irritation. Just make sure to use it every other day or a couple times a week. YOU MUST ALTERNATE with a gentle cleanser in order to avoid disrupting the skin barrier!!!!! Skin type: combination, sensitive, blemish/acne prone.
so so so so good
melia from berwyn, PA
this plus the breakout clearing booster helps my skin so much. my skin is so much clearer since i started using this.
Broke me out so bad!
Kels from Pennsylvania
I bought this product just to try it after hearing good things about the brand. I am 27 and only slightly break out when I have hormonal imbalances (like once a month 🤣) after using this product I had tiny little pimples EVERYWHERE even in places I've NEVER gotten a pimple before, like the bridge of my nose! Also, the product texture feels like a really sticky glue, it's pretty gross. I definitely will be returning this product immediately, and NEVER will purchase again. I'm switching back to my go to face wash, Glamglow it works SO much better, if you're looking for something that actually works, try it lol!
Personally made me breakout more
CluelessShopaholic from Earth
I have struggled with oily skin/acne for about 2-3 years and this product made me breakout more instead helping with the ones I already had. Now why I rated this a 3 even though it didn't work is because everyone's skin is different but the ingredients done change or lie. I think that it's a product worth trying and if you see negative impact within 3 days stop and give it to someone and if you see positive impact keep using it.
You Need This Product !!!
Jord113 from Albany, NY
This product changed my life. I wish I was exaggerating, but I'm really not. I have had acne prone skin since middle school, and struggled with finding a product that worked for me (I've been down every path including procativ, never do it). I used a different dermalogica product that worked ok for me, but I needed more. I was recommended this by an employee and with ONE USE I noticed a difference. I have probably been using this product now for 2/3 years. I will never go back! And I am also a person with sensitive skin, so please give this a fair shot and I promise it won't let you down.
Kate from NV
Love this product! I tried this product after many failed results with other face washes for acne. Not only has it helped clear my skin, but it helped smooth and even my skin tone. Highly recommend
Nice daily acne wash
KJR from San Diego, CA
Leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh. Only wish there was a bit more salicylic acid, as the percentage is pretty low.
Daily Mask Medical Worker
SydneyS from Milwaukee WI
I work in a clinical lab that mandated masks due to COVID. I haven't had acne prone skin since I was a young teen, but I broke out so bad from wearing a mask 10+ hours a day. I was looking for ANYTHING to get my normal skin back! My normal skin care routine was already intense but wasn't ridding my horrible acne from the masks. This cleared it up in a weekend in combo with the toner spray. I am so happy with this purchase and will be looking at other Dermalogica products to replace my other daily use washes.
Acne face wash
Lil Cactus from New Mexico
This face wash helps clear up acne on my face and neck. I use it in the shower. It doesn't dry me out. It doesn't smell weird or burn. It's gentle, lathers nicely. I have sensitive skin but had some break outs because of wearing a mask.
Kyra from New York
This product has no artificial coloring like the Mario badasceu face was I used to use, I use the Dermalogica microfoliant, then this face wash, then a Tula dual phase pad to get rid of dead skin and follow it up with thayers witch hazel rose water and finally mostuirizer by purity, although when I'm lazy I use only this face wash and it still does the trick.
On my second bottle
caffiene from Houston, Texas
I'm sensitive/dry skin. I'm lucky I do not get much bad breakouts now (I'm 23). I love this line of Dermalogica because it is soo affordable but the magic is still there. This along with the spot treatment product keeps my skin clear ❤
Not for Sensitive Skin!!
Kerem from New Jersey
It made my skin feel super soft but it caused itchy bumps on my chin & cheeks. The bumps itch for days and leave a scar. I did see an improvement on the breakouts on my forehead but the reaction it gives me is not worth the hassle.
Alyssa from Texas
I wanted to love this product. I really did. I don't normally write reviews but I was compelled to after seeing the horrific results. I ordered this product for my 16 yr. old brother because I've used other products from dermalogica and thought this would work for his skin. He didn't have bad acne but would get a few pimples here and there. However, after about 2 weeks of using the product, I noticed his skin worsened. My brother completely broke out all over his forehead. He went from having 4 pimples to have a red forehead completely covered in acne. I was embarrassed to have recommended this product and felt so bad because I bought my brother this produce and it worsened his acne. He did not change his workout or eating habits, so there could not be any outside variables that made him breakout. I would NOT recommend this product. This product is specifically to reduce acne and it did just the opposite. I am SO disappointed.
Adri from California LA
I used this every day and it's great I feel my skin very clean and It really has helped out my acne.
Valerie from TX
I purchased this for my teenager son and this has helped maintain clear skin!
This is nice!
a24ut from Tallahassee, FL
I enjoy this product. It has really helped me in the mornings. I use the strong acne solution Dermalogica cleanser at night. That cleanser is so expensive. This seems like a nice alternative that still helps fight acne but won't break the bank! I have turned a lot of my cystic acne-proned girlfriends onto this and it is helping!
I am so glad I have found Dermalogica.
Lana from Minnesota
Nice lather, bought for summer as I tend to get more oily and breakout more frequently with the warmer temps.
Definitely buying again
Meaghan from South Dakota
I use this every morning and every night