Rated 4.46 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 1014 customers First Breakout Cleanser that Doesn't leave me red and dry!
Sally from MA
Seriously. I've had hormonal breakouts since I had my daughter in my 20s and every breakout Cleanser I've used over drys me out and leaves my skin red and dry. Not this one though! I can use it every day morning and night with no redness or dryness. It has SIGNIFICANTLY helped to lessen my breakouts AND I'm seeing less and less under the skin bumps and blackheads. If you're an adult with breakout skin I totally recommend this product. Plus, I only use about a pea sized amount AM and PM, so one bottle lasts forever. Totally worth the money for the results and how many uses you get!
Green tea is life from Az
Been using this for 5 years now I will never use another cleanser has kept my acne at bay for so long!
Clears my face up
Katie from Port Saint Lucie, FL
I was new to this product, it was my first time purchasing dermalogica and I love the way my face feels fresh and clean after every use but the top of the product where it comes out of wastes a lot of product, somehow all the extra product that didn't come out and get used stays in the lid and seeps through to the outside of the container which is extremely wasteful, this product isn't cheap so the ingredients work but now you need to fix the containers / lid the product comes in. Maybe a hand pump would be better..
Skin so smooth
Pauli from Atlanta, GA
I've been using this in my night time routine. This made my skin so soft and smooth. The pimples I did have disappeared quickly.
Been buying this for years
lannanjade from Phoenix
I use this on my face with my Clarisonic and on my body with a loofa. Keeps my skin clear and I love the way it suds up. A half a pump goes a long way; so the bigger pump bottle lasts forever.
Will purchase again
IEH from Houston
Love how my face feels after my wash & how it doesn't stink
Kaylee from Bakersfield, CA
Been looking for the right face wash for years, and this one has helped me a lot! Has cleared most of my blemishes and acne I LOVE IT! And keep future pores from coming. Really recommend, leaves face very soft.
not for me
Hannah from Virginia
Ive been using this face wash for some weeks now and ive only noticed my skin getting worse. I used cetaphil to wash my face and my skin was decent but I felt the need to try something new. This cleanser was so expensive and my skin looks worse than it has EVER. I have tiny bumps all over my forehead that I did not have before and im getting pimples in spots ive never gotten them. Very sad that this product didnt work out considering it was so pricey to begin with.
I have used this line before. Did not work as well as I hope
Baby Jay from Texas
Did not work as well as I anticipated.
A little disappointed
Game changer for skincare routine.
Gert from Columbus, IN
I wash with the clearing skin wash at night, and it clears my skin and pores of all the day's oil and sweat and grime. The is a must for acne prone skin like mine. Doesn't dry out my skin and doesn't leave it feeling tight. So glad I added this to my skincare routine.
Not Worth It
Kenzie from Wisconsin
I have mild acne prone skin and was really excited to try this cleanser. My acne hasn't gotten any worse and it didn't make my skin anymore oily, but it also didn't improve anything. I thought by clearing, it would actually remove the bumps, but it doesn't. I've had drugstore cleansers do a better job.
Expensive and has menthol
Av from Kansas
I like the results from this face wash especially paired with a silicone face brush. But I don't like the menthol in this product and this was is very expensive.
Amazing! from Texas
Since we all wear mask now! This product is AMAZING!!!!!! to clear up your skin of any imperfection. I highly recommend it. My husband & I LOVE IT! Hands down the best product I have used.
Mom of 6 from Illinois
My son and I both use this and it works great!
I love it !!
Tania from Austin, Texas
I finally found something that works with my skin condition. I have dermatitis and my skin is always severely dry . I did my research and found this brand along with the moisturizer and it has been a godsend. My face hasn't looked so healthy in awhile !
Renee from California
worth every penny
A new Holy Grail
Nikki from New Jersey
I've been using this cleanser for a few months and WOW..my skin looks so good. I have very oily acne prone skin and this product does not dry out my face. The scent is refreshing and clean. I have some old acne scars that have even faded and my skin has evened out! the smaller bottled lasted me awhile too because u only need a small amount but I purchased the big bottle now!
The worst thing I've ever put on my face
Rose from UT
I bought this a few months ago and it's probably the worst thing I've ever put on my face. I've had moderate acne for several years so I've tried a lot of different products and all this cleanser does is cause even more and worse breakouts. So expensive, such a waste of money.
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!