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DermalogicaClearing Skin Wash

Dermalogica

Clearing Skin Wash

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This non-irritating, naturally-foaming cleanser is the perfect start to around-the-clock control of breakouts, comedones and excess surface oils. Salicylic Acid sloughs off dead skin cells to clear clogged follicles, helping to prevent future breakout activity. Soothing, naturally-antiseptic extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Burdock and Camphor calm congested, aggravated skin. Skin is left clean and prepped for optimal absorption of acne control treatment ingredients. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

How it works:
  • Naturally-foaming cleanser clears away excess oil without stripping skin.
  • Salicylic Acid aids in clearing congested follicles and soothing irritation.
  • An anti-acne blend of botanical extracts including Licorice, Calendula, Milk Thistle, Lemon Peel, Arnica and Bergamot works with Salicylic Acid to help prevent future breakouts.
  • Tea Tree, Burdock, Eucalyptus, Golden Seal and Chamomile help eliminate bacteria.
  • Camphor and Menthol cool inflammation.

We recommend that first-time Dermalogica users visit an authorized skin treatment professional for a client consultation in an ULTA store.

Dermalogica Skin Treatments available at all ULTA locations. Click here for more information.
Work a pea-sized amount into a lather in wet hands. Apply to dampened face and throat, massaging in circular motions while concentrating on areas of congestion and oiliness. Avoid eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with Skin Purifying Wipes and prescribed Dermalogica MediBac Clearing regimen.
Active: Salicylic Acid (0.5%).
Inactive: Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-3 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Taraxasum Officinale (Dandelion) Rhyizome/Root Extract, Hydrastis Canadensis (Golden Seal) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Camphor, Menthol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Diammonium Copper EDTA.

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DermalogicaClearing Skin Wash
 
4.5

(based on 339 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (192)
  • Easy to use (179)
  • Smells great (102)
  • Soothing (102)
  • Minimizes pores (79)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (27)
  • Doesn't work (16)
  • Irritates skin (13)
  • Pricey / poor value (8)

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (160)
  • Moderate acne (101)
  • Blackheads & whiteheads (78)
  • Daily use (68)
  • Inflammatory acne (45)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (134), Budget shopper (114), Beauty conscious (18), Survivalist / minimalist (14), Beauty expert (3)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (28), Oily (15)

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5.0

A Hit

By TEARDROP

from Chicago, IL

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

    This product definitely goes a long way. Little is more. This is my second time buying this wash and it's worth it. One bottle last me about 2 or little more than 2 months. I wash my face twice a day. A pea or dime size is fine. It lathers well, and doesn't have bad smell. I have sensitive skin with moderate acne. This wash Keeps my blemishes under control.

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

    Hands down the best face wash ever!

    By GolfGirl34

    from Flushing, MI

    About Me Skin Care Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cleans well without drying or stripping skin.
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult acne prone/oily skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

      Very nice face wash. You feel clean and refreshed not dry and cracked.

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

      Obsessed

      By Gab

      from Dunmore, PA

      About Me Beauty Expert

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Non-Greasy
      • Smells Great
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

        This product works great to control my acne. I have sensitive skin and it doesn't bother me. I use Dermalogica adult acne line daily for my whole skincare routine.

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

        Amazing

        By Aly

        from St. Louis, MO

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smells Great
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

          I wash my face with this every day, and have only been using it about 2 weeks and have seen a dramatic difference in the tone of my skin, and my acne has started clearing up (which has been a struggle for a long time with a ton of different products).

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

          Yessssss!!!!

          By Vetty

          from San Antonio texas

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • A bit pricey

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin
          • Uneven Skin Tone

          Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

          I use this product combined with other products of tge same line and they work miraculously

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

          Great for oily skin

          By Bek

          from IN

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Moisturizes
          • Non-Greasy
          • Softens Skin
          • Soothes Skin

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne
            • Daily Use
            • Oily skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

            Great for oily skin and acne. Doesn't over dry my skin. My face is super oily but this face wash helps my face stay shine free.

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

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Will never use anything else

            By Fallon

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me Minimalist

            Pros

            • Great for sensitive skin
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

              I got introduced to this line while working at a spa. I always had oily acne prone skin and would use a variety of different products by Nutrogena and others. I have never found a product that worked so well me before. You really get what you pay for. My skin is no longer angry and dried out. I have not had breakouts since switching to this. This stuff works. Don't let the price intimidate this stuff is worth it and a little goes a long way!

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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Finally a solution to my acne!

              By Katie

              from Illinois

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                  I am 31 and have been using this for a year. Up until I turned 30 I avouddd buying expensive products and never EVER had a solution to breakouts. This took a bit but my skin is finally clear and I feel so comfortable without makeup! Also, the large size has lasted me 12 months! I only use it once a day (at night) as well as the microfoliant and lotion and use the regular dermalogica cleanser daily in the mornings. My skin has improved SO MUCH and I couldn't be more grateful.

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My go to face wash

                  By Brooke

                  from Newnan Georgia

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                    My go to face soap during summer months

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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Essential part of my skincare routine!

                    By V

                    from Burlington, NJ

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne Prone Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Oily Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin
                      • Uneven Skin Tone

                      Comments about Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash:

                      I love this product, I have been using it for about 6 months now. The 8 oz bottle lasts forever since you only need to use a small amount. I use this day and night. I have oily acne prone skin and a bad case of hormonal acne. This face wash is really good with clearing my breakouts fast. I've recently started to use this along with the precleanse balm every night to remove my makeup. Dermalogica is expensive but worth it!

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

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                      • Q:

                        I recently bought the clearing skin wash and i was wondering if i could use it with the active moist moisturizer
                        Asked on 2/10/2018 by Aprilbby from San Antonio, tx

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Absolutely! Active Moist is oil free and great for acne prone skin.

                          Answered on 2/16/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        is your line gluten free? i have celiac disease (no wheat, barley, & rye) & a wheat allergy. everything i use must be gluten free. i read that your facial spray is gluten free and am hoping there are more options in your line. Thank you for this information.
                        Asked on 1/26/2018 by fogle from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Our line is gluten free. We have full ingredient lists on all of our products if there are any ingredients you are looking for in particular.

                          Answered on 1/30/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I used the clearing skin wash in combination with the oil control lotion. After the cleanser, my skin felt quite tight and the lotion didn't have enough moisturizers in it to get my skin back to normal. I have semi-sensitive skin with hormonal/stress acne around my jawline and a mixture of a few blackheads and other below the surface pimples elsewhere. Apparently my skin is more dry than I realized, granted it is winter. Should I keep using the cleanser for a few nights and just use a more potent moisturizer or is there a better option for face wash that will still clean off my make up and help my acne clear up?
                        Asked on 1/25/2018 by P from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend switching to Special Cleansing Gel and Calm Water Gel. These product will be less drying and add more hydration while still being oil free.

                          Answered on 1/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have Rosacea and also get the occasional hormonal breakouts. I would like to know if there are any products in this line that would aid in those areas.
                        Asked on 1/15/2018 by Jackie from AL

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend using Ultra Calming Cleanser, Daily Microfoliant, Breakout Control and Calm Water Gel.

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

                        What is the Ph level of this cleanser?
                        Asked on 12/30/2017 by Devin from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          The Ph of Clearing Skin Wash is between 4-6 on the pH scale.

                          Answered on 1/3/2018 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        I have oily skin but only get the occasional breakout on my jawline or forehead. I have dark spots on my chin and am looking for the best product to reduce oil and clear the dark spots from my face. Would this product or the clay version be a better choice? Are there other Dermalogica products you would recommend in conjunction with the cleanser to achieve my desired results?
                        Asked on 12/16/2017 by Danita from Georgia

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We recommend that you use Skin Resurfacing Cleanser to help with oil and even skin tone. For best Results apply C-12 Pure Bright Serum under your moisturizer morning and night.

                          Answered on 1/3/2018 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        Can you use this product to take off your makeup? I currently have one from Glam Glow, and I wet my face at night when I'm taking off my makeup, and then apply it. Takes all my makeup right off and cleans my skin. Looking for something similar that I can use in mornings when I wake up and evenings (to also take off all my makeup).
                        Asked on 11/30/2017 by Sasha from New York, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          We do not recommend using this cleanser on your eye area. We recommend Special Cleansing Gel as an all in one cleanser/make up remover.

                          Answered on 12/6/2017 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        Is this product safe to use while pregnant?
                        Asked on 11/7/2017 by mich from gilroy ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, this cleanser is ok to use while pregnant. We recommend that you discontinue the use of Overnight Retinol Repair, AGE Reversal Eye Complex and Multivitamin Power Serum due to their retinol concentrations. All of our other products are safe to use while pregnant. If you have concerns regarding ingredients and product usage please consult your physician. Please Let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you.

                          Answered on 11/15/2017 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        Hello, I need a new cleanser but I'm not sure which one to use. I have acne prone skin, I recently started using less acne products and used more for the "normal" skin type and my acne has decreased. My nose is very oily but everything else is normal. Which dermalogica cleanser do you recommend?
                        Asked on 8/27/2017 by Loveulta from Illinois

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello There:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We recommend that you use Precleanse followed by Special Cleansing Gel for all skin types.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Education Team

                          Answered on 8/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have dry skin. But i get hormonal and stress related acne even at 26. Will this cleanser be to harsh for my dryer skin? Are there any other options? ... Im getting married in september. And want as clear skin as i can get :)
                        Asked on 8/17/2017 by Kat from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Kat:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. MediBac products are actually formulated for adult skin to clear and prevent breakouts while addressing the complex needs of adult skin. You may use the Clearing Skin Wash just one time per day if it is too much for you. We also recommend using Breakout Control which eliminates breakout-causing bacteria. It is formulated with gentle and effective ingredients that do not dry out the skin. You may spot treat the areas with acne. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 8/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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