Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great Stuff When Used Properly!
I first started using this product when a floor associate recommended it to me for my occasional breakout. However, when I brought it home and used it, applying with clean fingers, I woke up to even more breakouts.
At first I thought my skin was "purging" but months later I realized it aggravated even more breakouts, so i threw the bottle out!
Months later, I started seeing a skin therapist at Ulta, who does AMAZING things to my skin. She recommended I use the clearing gel, but with a q-tip/cotton swab so as not to spread bacteria around with my finger. This tiny piece of advice meant all the difference. It works wonders on sore, open zits and fading acne scars. I apply it at night, using a fresh q-tip for each bad zit or breakout and it's diminishing quite quickly!!
I only give it 4 stars because it is expensive, messy (once the lid burst and spilled all over my car), and the instructions really should be better to avoid worsening skin conditions.
Most Helpful Critical Review it works ok
This product is too drying for me.I am not sure if it is working for me. I have oily skin and breaks out occasionally. I am alreadying using this brand's special clearing booster, mattifier, and clearing skin wash. I am not sure if the combination of all these are making my skin dry or if it is this product. Nevertheless, the products i am using are working.
Reviewed by 157 customers It works but not well enough for the price
Kris from Springfield MO
I've had this product for about 3-4 days. I've been using it for my cystic acne along my jawline & neck. I'm 29 years old, & 11 weeks pregnant, combination skin. Periodically around my period I'd have the same breakouts. So far, it has reduced some inflammation & redness but it hasn't been a miracle worker for me. Especially not for the price. There's no way I'd spend this much for a product that can't clear the same bump in 1 week. I'll update my review if needed, but for now I'd say 3 stars. I'd give it 4 if it weren't so expensive.
Incredible acne reduction
Carrie from Madison, WI
This really shrinks down my stubborn acne and takes care of smaller spots. It's been so nice to feel secure in my skin even though quarantine has broken out my skin substantially.
Kate from 07843
I wanted to love this...but after using, it just caused even more acne and bumps on my skin l.
Didn't work for me :(
skincare:) from Maine
Sadly this product didn't work for me, I love the dermalogica cleanser and active moist lotion and I thought this would be a great addition to my skincare routine. The product was nice but didn't do anything for my acne. Luckily I returned the product after trying it out for almost 2 months and got my money back.
So far so good. It appears to work if i consistenly apply it
Keysha from Virginia
Apply at night to visible acne or all over for preventing future acne.
Almost a miracle worker
Andersons are Awesome from Lansing, MI
I have reoccurring bouts with cystic acne-- the really big, hard pimples that you can't even pop. Nothing has ever touched them before, but this stuff did. I can't tell you that my pimple disappeared overnight, but it was dramatically diminished in size, redness, and the soreness was reduced. It works well on smaller pimples, too, and knocked those suckers right out. This is a great product. It does dry your skin out, so be aware of that and ready with a good moisturizer!
Susan from Florida
This is the only product out of this particular line I would purchase again. It really does reduce redness and inflammation overnight and my skin feels smoother in the morning, which makes makeup application easier. I cannot say enough good things about this overnight clearing gel. If you purchase just one acne fighting product from dermalogica let it be this one.
Can't run out of this one.
Melmarie714 from Michigan
As someone that has always struggled with acne and allergic to benzoyl peroxide this product line has given me the clearest skin I've ever had. I cannot run out of it. It is pricey but a little goes a long way and the bottle last me a few months. *Cut the bottle in half when you think it's empty, there is a lot more inside.*
Reviews gave me false hope
RustyWench from Okc
Didn't work for me (adult hormonal acne, and skin congestion). I wish I had kept my receipt. I still try to use it as a spot treatment before bed occasionally hoping it will miraculously work for something, but I've never noticed any positive changes.
Love love love
Spencer from Keene, NH
I wasn't expecting this to be a viscous liquid, I expected it to be a little thinner. Not that it's a bad thing. It cleared up my PMS breakout in three uses. I can't believe how clear my skin is now!
KMyers from Pennsylvania
I work in a restaurant, and will break out with a few pimples from the greasy air. This stuff at night takes their size down by at least 75% until the next morning. It will clear the inflammation and irritation and leave a tiny bump and gone by the 2nd day.
I would buy this product a million times again.
Crystal from Los
Apply this product every night after you cleanse and tone & notice a difference in the AM after 1 use. GREAT PRODUCT. Works well on those stubborn adult acne prone skin.
Great for my hormonal acne
Britta from Hammond, Indiana
I get really bad cyclical acne, especially when I'm not on birth control. The skin expert suggested this with a calming face wash and in just two days my skins feels a million times better and my acne has chilled tf out (not completely gone, but VAST improvement.
I would buy this product again
Dolores from San Antonio
I love it !!!!
This really helps me from getting oil clogged pores
Jackie from Rural Wisconsin
This product helps clearing oil from pores.
So far, so good
Brenda from San Diego
I've been using it for 3 weeks and it's working .! My acne is disappearing.
Rebecca from Bentonville, Arkansas
I've had a week long "underground" pimple that nothing was helping clear. I used a thin layer of this gel and within an hour there is already a dramatic difference in size. I am a believer!
Krik34 from Mansfield, Texas
I can honestly say I have tried almost everything for my adult acne and cystic acne. But this stuff actually works and yes it is expensive. It is just so worth it though because my skin looks and feels amazing. I get maybe one or two small pimples but by the next day them suckers are gone. I am also the very skeptical type so I tried the medibac kit first before buying the full size. It works wonders no more painful cystic acne and for once in 20 years I am not embarrased or in tears of what I look like anymore. Please try this because you will not regret it. My only complaint is I wish the bottle was bigger but it last up to 3 months for me. A little goes a long way.
Definitely worth the money
Grace from Louisiana
I have been using this product for about a month now and it has almost completely cleared my skin and prevented anymore breakouts. It is a bit expensive but definitely worth every cent!
A little goes a long way
Meg from Rahway, NJ
It's a bit pricy, but in my opinion worth every penny. Already see a difference after 4 days
Works quickly without being overly drying
DFTBA from Santa Clara
Works quickly on hormonal breakout without being overly drying. I apply it on clean skin and allow it to fully dry before applying moisturizer. If I'm wearing it during the day then I make sure to use a higher powered SPF. A little goes a long way.
CJ from Illinois
I got some free trials of this stuff and I will say that after one use I could see a difference in the size of my pimples and reduced redness. I don't think I will be purchasing anymore however because I used the acne clearing cleanser and it did nothing for my acne. But still Great Spot Treatment!
Acam14 from San Antonio, TX
I use this everynight after I wash my face before moisturizer. I love it! Works great at clearing acne, and when things do "pop up" it works fast to get rid of it. Not oily, which I also love.
I do have to put a little bit heavier moisturizer on because it makes me a little dry and my lips went through a dry phase for a couple weeks when I first started using but soon returned to normal.
Worth the price
Liz from Louisiana
This is expensive but totally worth it. It lasts a long time since you only use it at night. I'm 31 and sill struggle with occasional breakouts. It's very hard to find products to treat acne without over-drying the skin and this does the trick. This clearing gel isn't greasy at all but it feels very moisturizing and soothing when I put it on my face. I use with the skin clearing wash and my skin looks great and feels very balanced. It's definitely not drying and irritating like some other salicylic acid treatments that I have used in the past. I will continue to purchase...just wish it wasn't so expensive.
Works against my adult acne
Hannah from IL
I'm 24 but I still get acne like a 15 yr old especially around my time of the month. I bought the acne kit and this comes with it. So happy I decided to try this brand. It actually clears my skin and doesn't totally dry my skin out. I honestly love that whole kit and it doesn't cost too bad.