Rated 4.47 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great product if used as instructed
I've had breakouts since middle school. As I got older, the breakouts changed, but I would get them. After tying a number of other products, I was introduced to Dermalogica. This was before the acne line was released. I was told that if I used the products in the order that I was told, it would work very well. If not, my skin would not be pH balanced and I would experience problems. I used the products and saw significant improvement. But, the lady that introduced me to the products was right. If I didn't follow the face wash with the multi-active toner, which is designed to help balance the pH in your skin, I would breakout and experience overly dry skin. My breakouts didn't clear up as much as I wanted them to, so I switched to the clearing skin wash, when it was released, to assist with the breakouts. My consultant suggested I use the multi-active toner after this product as well or use the wipes. I ended up using the multi active toner, but if I skip it even once, I will break out by the end of the day. Since I started using the acne line, my skin has been 100 times better. But be warned, if you are going to try to ad hoc your own routine together, you may not get the results you want.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not effective!
I've been using this product religiously now for over a month and I've seen my acne only increasing. Due to the great reputation of this company, along with the recommendation of my dermatologist, I thought I would give it a try, in spite of the expense of the product. I have naturally oily skin and am prone to pretty much every type of acne, from whiteheads and blackheads to those big submarine varieties. When I initially began using this product, I had very high hopes, but found, much to my chagrin, that this product fell far short of what I was expecting. My breakouts continued with renewed ferocity and even got worse, as before I used this Dermalogica product I would typically only see major break-outs around that time of the month and now see new spots daily. Due to the adverse reaction I've experienced, I cannot recommend this product. However, while it is extremely expensive, after about a month and a half of consistent usage, I still have more than half of an 8.4 oz. bottle remaining, so there's something to be said for the quantity.
Reviewed by 989 customers Would never buy again
Kendall from Bellingham, WA
I started using this and it has turned an occasional pimple into cystic acne, it is super painful deep under the skin and dry. I would not recommend to anyone, not only is it way too expensive it has ruined my skin.
Chrissy from Charlotte, NC
I recently purchased a few things from dermalogica and this product coupled w/ those items has made such a significant difference in my skin. I use this with my Clarisonic. Literally after a week of once a day use the little bumps on my face are completely gone. I also have a little bit of adult acne on my cheeks near my nose and this hasn't just made my acne go away but it like keeps it away and they leave for good and haven't come back in the same spot. Yes this is pricey, the whole line is. You get what you pay for 100% it's non drying and highly effective. I would recommend this to anyone struggling with adult acne.
CI from VA
Has a great scent, light and refreshing. My skin has cleared up as well.
First Time User
K. Wright from Houston
Honestly one pump covers the entire face. Now this was my first time using it and I had friends who raved this product and I can honestly say ditto. The way the product lathers soon as I apply water and the suds smell of a light fragrance made me feel confident that the face wash has been deep cleaning. When I finished rinsing my face there was a light glow. I approve the product. I'm excited the results it will create!
I would buy again.
Tori from New Jersey
To start I have medical problems that mess with my hormones so it affects my skin. I'm a huge dermalogica fan. I used to use the special cleansing gel. My chin started breaking out. So I decided to try this. So far my chin has seen definite improvement. I can still feel congestion under my skin and that bothers me.
BEST THING EVER
Kainoa from Wailuku, Hawai'i
I usually don't write reviews on most products because I can't find the right fit for me...but this face wash is AWESOME!!! I've had acne from the beginning of high school til I started to use this (I'm 20 now)! Sometimes cystic acne and deep acne. I also pair this with the acne clearing serum and all I can say is that I LOVE IT and I haven't broke out since I've started using it—which was about a month ago. Although it is on the pricier side, it's worth every penny. Will continue purchasing.
JackieU from Pennsylvania
I've been using proactiv and OTC scrubs and cleansers all my life and none of them felt right. Either my skin was left too dry or felt not clean at all! This cleanser is very soapy (in a good way) and suds up nicely. It doesn't strip my skin of its natural oils. I've been using it for a month and I love it!
Love It, Love It, Love It!
Bethie from Pennsylvania
I love Dermalogica and Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash is so right and perfect for my skin! I have sensitive skin and this product works extremely well with me!
CJ from Florida
I have been using this skin wash for years and I will never go back to any other!!! It has helped so much with my acne, acne scars, and redness on my face. Once you start using this, you'll fall in love instantly
DD from San Antonio
I love it. It makes my skin feel smooth and soft. So far no new breakouts but it's only been a few days.
Favorite Face Wash!
Amber from Miami
This is one of my favorite face washes. It's visibly cleared my skin in 2 weeks, I have a combination skin. The smell isn't bad, but it isn't good either.
It's not drying, and my skin feels refreshed and clean.
Nicki from Springfield, VA
Let me start out by saying I am extremely picky about skincare products. I've gone through more than I can count trying to find one that really works for me. Previously I was using OleHenriksen and it was fine, but I work in healthcare and my skin has taken an absolute BEATING from the masks we wear. That being said, I've been super broken out the past several weeks and I wanted to try something else because my routine wasn't cutting it anymore. I decided to try this wash, the daily superfoliant, and the sebum mask, and let me tell you. My skin is smooth and breakout free a week after using them. Another plus is the amount you get for the price. I think it'll last quite a while.
sharonelligue from San Diego
I have acne prone oily skin. I suffer from PCOS which makes me have weird breakouts at times specially on my chin area, I first gave this a try about a year ago and it really did clear my skin up I ran out and I just didn't buy anotber one, I noticed that since Ive been off it my skin went back to being dull and with acne spots. Picked it up again and it cleared it AGAIN. Im never usinf a different cleanser lol Worth the price and everything.
Best product ever
Sarah from PA
Can not brag about this face wash enough. I was having random breakouts and this has cleared my face in a week of using. Also doesn't dry my face out like recent ones I've tried. I love it and will continue to buy this brand.
Best acne face wash!
Chelsea from Georgia
I started getting cystic acne when I turned 20 and still get breakouts at 28. I have used all types of face washes, creams, shots, and prescriptions from my dermatologist since then. This is the only face wash that truly helps with the day to day breakouts. I have used this product for the past four years and have not had to use anything else for treatment.
the bay from Arkansas
this stuff is bomb , must try for acne prone skin
Helped my acne prone skin!
Nina from Sacramento, CA
I have a pretty inconsistent face washing routine, I always wash my face in the morning but at night, I am usually slumped from work. I have been using this face wash for 6 months and I instantly noticed a difference after a week of using only in the mornings. My acne went from big red bumps to almost no bumps at all. I do occasionally get a big one but they are not nearly as huge as they used to be. I am able to go outside without makeup now because it has helped so much. Thank you Dermalogica!
WORST FACE WASH EVER!!!
Shelbe from Saginaw, Michigan
I absolutely love dermalogica products and never had an issue before now. Please do not buy this product because it will ruin your skin. I was recommended by a dermalogica representative to buy this because I have never had issues of sensitive skin and wanted something to help treat acne. I have always had a healthy moisture barrier and NEVER had issues with sensitive skin, flaking skin, rashes, itchy skin, or dermatitis before using this face wash. I used this product morning and night for about a week and I thought my skin was "purging" due to a new face wash. I was excited thinking that this product was cleaning out my clogged pores, but then I realized my skin was just having a bad reaction. The following week I started to wash my face only at night with this product and my skin started to have less irritation bumps. After a week of only washing my face at night with this product I discontinued use. Since I have stopped using this face wash altogether, my skin has slowly became better again. PLEASE do not waste your money or time using this products because it will destroy your moisture barrier and create new skin issues for you.
Skin feels so clean!
Smarie from Wisconsin
I always feel like my skin feels so clean after using this and I do think this worse well for my combination skin and acne. I do, however, need to moisturize well after using it (but I have to do that after any facial cleanser).
The Best Face Wash
K Noyce from Aurora, CO
I've been using this face wash for 15 years and will never use anything else. The ingredients in this product and amazing, and it is a very effective gentle wash for finicky skin.
I will keep buying this product
Laura S G from VIRGINIA
Love it. Even my fiancé is loving this, he tries it and 2 days after his occasional pimple was gone
It doesn't work for acne prone skin
Sawin from Florida
Cereve face wash works the best for me. If anyone has acne prone skin I don't recommend you buying it.
Ambo from Maryland
I was using the special cleansing gel and I switched to this because my face started breaking out. It works but it's way too drying on my skin. I have dry patches and now they're so hard to get rid of. I'll probably switch back to the special cleansing gel.
On my second bottle
Bootcamp CES from Michigan
Even in my 40's I was still breaking out, I saw this recommended for breakouts and so far so good. Bought a second bottle
SL from Chicago
Used this for a week. Kinda helped w the acne but dried out my face terribly. I now have dry patches, & my skin is flaky. This product makes me miss my oily skin! 😫