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Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

Dermalogica

Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash

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Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. 8 botanicals including tea tree, lavender and camellia known to gently sooth and calm irritated skin. 0.5% salicylic acid.

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Lather. Wash off in hands then massage over damp face, neck, chest anywhere you get breakouts. Rinse.
Active: Salicylic Acid .50%. Inactive: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Polysorbate-20, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oleanolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Porpyra Umbilicalis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

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DermalogicaClear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash
 
4.6

(based on 135 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (56)
  • Smells great (54)
  • Leaves clean feel (43)
  • Balances skin (36)
  • Easy to use (35)

Cons

  • Not effective (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (100)
  • Acne-prone skin (41)
  • Sensitive skin (40)
  • Oily skin (32)
  • Combination skin (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (50), Brand buyer (32), Beauty conscious (16), Survivalist / minimalist (10), Skin care professional (3)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (18), 30 minutes (5)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (19), Oily (8), Normal (6)

Reviewed by 135 customers

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5.0

It works great!

By ChaChaBinx

from Anderson, SC

Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

While pregnant I had really bad breakouts and tried everything I thought possible clear the acne. Nothing worked until I tried this! I continue to use it now!

 
5.0

Took my acne away

By Chris

from Arizona

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

    It really helped with my breakouts

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 18-29
     
    5.0

    This really works!

    By Kyle

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Pros

    • Non-Greasy
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin
    • Soothes Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Redness/ Blotchiness
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

      I have tried everything, and if your skeptical like I always am well this product really is for you! I suffer from Adult Acne, im 31! This though after 1 use- yes 1 use drastically calmed my skin, and made my complexion look like new, without the burn. I like that this product finally put my skin in check. This is not an infomercial, this is the truth. Thank God for something that works.

      • Skin Type:
      • Oily
      • Age:
      • 30-44
       
      5.0

      I love this facewasg

      By Ieman

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

        I use this product every morning when I wake up and every night before bed and it always manages to make me feel really clean. It doesn't dry me out unless I use too much. It works really great to help clear out my acne

        • Skin Type:
        • Oily
        • Age:
        • 18-29
         
        5.0

        Game changer

        By Kam

        from Idaho

        Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

        I've never had horrible acne, but I did have the occasional hormonal break out and some enlarged pores as well as scarring and this has completely changed my skin! I don't even get hormonal breakouts anymore and my skin is smooth and my pores and scarring had disappeared since using this product!

         
        5.0

        Best! Foaming Wash

        By Dianamcar

        from Alhambra, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clean face
        • Non-Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Redness/ Blotchiness
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

          This product I purchased for my daughter and she started using since she was 13. It is the best foaming wash along with their other products. Dermalogica has improved my daughter's skin and her breakout have lessen. Now I am starting to use is on my 11 year old boy who's starting to break out and it's working!! I'm happy kids are happy as well.

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          4.0

          Great product

          By Susie Queue

          from Texas

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Drying

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

            This is a great product for acne prone skin. I have sensitive skin, and find that with daily use it can be drying. However if I use it every 2 to 3 days it works wonders for my skin.

            • Skin Type:
            • Combination
            • Age:
            • 30-44

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not effective

            By Viola

            from NYC

            About Me Beauty Expert

            Pros

            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries out skin
            • Irritates Skin
            • Not Effective

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

              I bought this product at an Ulta because, I struggle with acne. I have very oily skin, and I get acne mostly on my forehead and nose. I also have very large pores and blackheads. When I used this product all it did was really dry out my skin, and it did nothing for acne. I had hope in this product, and it have negative, to no results.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
               
              5.0

              I will buy this product again and again.

              By Snappyboots

              from Niagara Falls,ny

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • This product cleared my skin right up.

              Cons

              • none.

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • I use twice daily.

              Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

              I had bad adult acne. This product cleared my skin and keeps it acne free with daily use.Love this product.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 45-59
               
              4.0

              Clean skin

              By Brooke

              from Newnan Georgia

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Enlarged Pores
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

                Not over drying for a product that is for teens acne. Helps clear out large pores and keep them clear of blackheads.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44

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                • Q:

                  this project is making me break out, is it one of those products that makes your skin worse before it gets better ??
                  Asked on 1/21/2018 by mk48 from CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    There is always an adjustment period to new products however if a product is causing irritation and more breakouts than before we recommend switching to a different cleanser, Special Cleaning Gel is not as active as this cleanser.

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

                  I have a lot of blackheads and clogged pores in my check and nose area, as well as acne in my check, an oily T-Zone, and discoloration/acne marks will this be a good product
                  Asked on 11/20/2017 by Abby from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Foaming Wash would be a great choice for you. It works best as part of the Clear Start system. We offer these products in a kit so you can maximize your results. Daily Microfoliant can also be used to address your breakouts and pigmentation.

                    Answered on 11/22/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  I'm just wondering if you can point me in the right direction for face care. I am 38 yrs old & I have VERY oily skin (t-zone) & breakouts on my chin & cheeks. What would you suggest for wash, toner, moisturizer etc......
                  Asked on 10/25/2017 by Em from Pa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Your skin will benefit from our MediBac line. We recommend that you use Clearing Skin Wash, Charcoal Rescue Masque, MultiActive Toner, Oil Control Lotion and Breakout Control for spot treating.

                    Answered on 10/25/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  i have moderate acne, which includes blackheads, whiteheads, and occasionally cystic acne. would this be a good product for me?
                  Asked on 10/21/2017 by larissa from Williamson, Ga

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Absolutely! Foaming Wash will help to treat teen breakout as part of the Clear Start line. If you are in your 20's we suggest using our MediBac products including Clearing Skin Wash.

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

                  I've use Dermalogica products for years now and swear by them, at least for my skin. I am having a problem finding a problem that helps all parts of the body, not just not my face and neck stay clean. I have found a regiment through Dermalogica that helps keeps my face in check but still have problems with other parts of my body like my back and such. I was hoping Clear Start foaming was was the answer but every review I read focused on how great it was for the face and not much else of the body. I just don't want to do buying this product if it is meant more so for your face and not so much for the rest of your body. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
                  Thank you.
                  Asked on 8/7/2017 by Katie from FL

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Hi I'm 15 and I have recently had a bad experience with Proactiv that has left my skin awful. I''ve gotten bumps under the skin on my t-zone and have painful pimples that won't go away. Would this product help?
                  Asked on 7/31/2017 by Megan from Memphis, TN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Megan:

                    Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The Clear Start is formulated for Teens and will treat mild to moderate acne. We recommend also the Breakout Clearing all over toner, and Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                    Best Regards,

                    The Dermalogica Team

                    Answered on 7/31/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Hello, im 21 with hormonal breakouts from my birth control (small under the skin breakouts), i have dryer skin. what products do you think would be best for me? I was told by an aesthetician at ultra that the clear start would be best.
                  Asked on 4/24/2017 by Kalley from Champlin, MN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. For your age we recommend that you use the MediBac line. These product will help to address hormonal acne. We recommend using Clearing Skin Wash, Sebum Clearing Masque, Breakout Control and Skin Smoothing Cream for your skin.

                    Answered on 4/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I'm 32 with big pores, black heads and cystic pimples. Should I use this regimen or the medibac for my adult skin?
                  Asked on 2/13/2017 by Jjbreshears from Oklahoma City Ok

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend the MediBac line for adult acne. Clearing Skin Wash would be the better choice for your skin.

                    Answered on 2/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  My for my acne does blackheads. I have a crazy amount of blackheads on the four head and cheeks chin. with this product to help with my breakouts?
                  Asked on 1/20/2017 by Solus from Springfield ma

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This cleanser will help however you will also need to exfoliate and use an absorbing masque to clear up skin. Clear Start Blackhead Clearing Pore Control Scrub can be used as a scrub and masque 3-5 times a week.

                    Answered on 1/20/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I'm 17 and have had super bad acne on my cheeks, forehead, ect. My skin is oily/combo and very sensitive. Should I use this one or would you recommend another one? I have used about every product on the market over the course of 3 years giving my acne time to get used to the product but nothing ever works! I know my sister uses this brand and her skin is flawless! Help please!:(
                  Asked on 1/16/2017 by sara from Phoenix,AZ

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    This cleanser would be great for your skin condition however, you will need to use it as part of a system and be consistent with it. We recommend also using Daily Superfoliant, Skin Refining Masque and Breakout Control to treat breakouts. Ultra Calming Mist and Active Moist will help to keep your skin from becoming dehyrated.

                    Answered on 1/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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