Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
My skin has been my biggest insecurity my whole life. My nose, in particular, is covered in blackheads/congested pores that, I swear, have been there since junior high. I've only started wearing nice makeup (or even knowing how) in my 30s, and really spending money on my skincare regimen now that I'm out of a horrible marriage that kept me from loving myself (OR spending money on myself). That being said, once I got out of that, I focused all my energy into improving myself and what I didn't like when I looked in the mirror. I use mostly a combination of Mario Badescu and Peach & Lily products, with one Dermalogica product I splurge on (the daily microfoliant, which I mix in with MB's Enzyme Cleansing Gel), and Hanskin's Pore Cleansing Oil to remove my makeup. But I'm not super loyal to my brands, and I've always wanted to try more Dermalogica products, though I'm usually deterred by their price. I know their standard line of skincare products has a great reputation, but this Clear Start line in particular, I was hoping to be able to use to replace my Mario Badescu facial mists or my Peach & Lily Glass Skin Serum. It, unfortunately, is not the magic product that can replace three others. That being said, I've noticed a difference on my nose (my problem area) and the price was worth trying it once. I think I'll probably transfer it into a smaller bottle or spray it onto a cotton round and just press it into my nose, as it tends to be a bit too drying/tightening for other parts of my skin. Likely wouldn't purchase this one again, but I'm also not so dissatisfied that I'd take it back. I'll be sticking to my Mario Badescu facial mists (rose and cucumber) AND keeping my Peach & Lily Glass Skin Serum, after all. This will be used once or twice a week still, I'm sure... but definitely wasn't the dupe to replace ALLLLLL THE THINGS like I'd hoped. But hey, I knew it was a gamble in trying it, and I'm glad I did.
i was super excited to try out the dermalogica clear start micro pore spray when i got it in the mail. i have combination skin only the oilier side when it comes to my nose and t zone areas, i use a few different serums and creams/moisturizers during my face routine so finding something that would give me more of a matte, smaller pore'd appearance was ideal. i had high hopes for this spray but unfortunately i was unable to see any difference in my skin tone and appearance of oils during the time i've been using it. i use it as a final spray after all my serums and lotions, before my primer and makeup so maybe if i was to use it before the serums, if i would have a different result. i love the clean smell of cucumber that i immediately smelt pretty strong, which i like. felt pretty refreshing and nice but when it comes down to it i don't think i would purchase this product myself in stores. like this brand and look forward to being able to test anymore of it!
Amanda G. from Undisclosed
Kenna H. from Undisclosed
Is the first thing I apply after I wash my face. It's so refreshing and it has a noticeable calming effect on my skin tone. It also lasts for a long time even using it daily
Allison L. from Undisclosed
It's early to really tell if this helps but i definitely think i'm starting to see a difference in my pores. It is really nice and cooling and i also use a fan to dry it so that adds to the cooling effect.
Cyndra S. from Undisclosed
Great for my teens breakout prone skin.
noya from Undisclosed
great product! very refreshing
Christen from Undisclosed
This is one of those products that I have no idea if it works, but I sure do love it! It's very refreshing!
Annie from Texas
It is so lightweight when spraying and feels super hydrating. My skin does seem to be clearer lately so I think it's doing its job! I love it!
Yvonne H. from Undisclosed
Jillian S. from Undisclosed
I got this as a gift as I love dermalogica products and never tried this one. I noticed a difference in just a few days. My pores were much visibly smaller and I love the smell. I also love the fact it's a spray and it doesn't over dry.
Tricia from Dunedin FL
I have pretty visible pores. I had high hopes for this but it did nothing. I'm so tired of products claiming to reduce pores and then not doing anything. Waste of money
Alicia M. from Undisclosed
Bought this along with other Clear Start items for my 13 year old daughter. Her cousin, also the same age, noticed my daughter's skin has been clear so I recommended it to her.
KL from CA
Oh man I love this stuff! I miss it in my routine, I'm excited to repurchase.
I've repurchased this about twice now, and I've been using different face mists since I last purchased - and this one is still the best. I like the dermalogica hydramist, but this one helps with pores, hydration and acne.
Love the price of this too, and it lasts forever.
Natesha J. from Undisclosed
Product was not for me .. spray was soothing it actually irritated my skin and my skin has become more congested and acne was increased after using this product
Riley R. from Undisclosed
Love the smell of this stuff! Smells like cucumbers and make your skin feel refreshed.
Amanda from Idaho
I have to wear masks at work still … this seems to set my makeup even better than actual makeup setting sprays. I've also noted an improvement in breakouts and overall skin quality.
Deanna M. from Undisclosed
Smells great. Has definitely evened out my skin tone and reduced my pore size. My daughter uses it too and has had great results. This is the best our skin has been.
Karen H. from Undisclosed
I was recommended this spray by a friend, mind you I've never considered using a toner due to my acne and being afraid of using anything else (I'm afraid to use new products since everything breaks me out) BUT this has helped a lot with my hyperpigmentation!! It's light weight and has a nice scent
Violet S. from Undisclosed
I love it the skin looks smooth
Stephanie from Georgia
Really nice product. I don't usually use products like this,but I love using it along with the other products! It does help shrink pores ,and it makes my skin feel great,and soft. I would definitely recommend this product in your acne routine.
Jada E. from Undisclosed
This is one of my favorite dermalogica products. It minimizes my pores and makes my skin look so good.
Sha, from Garland
The best.part is that it is a Hydrating toner that shrinks the appearance of pores
A hyper-effective mix of skin-brightening Niacinamide and sebum-reducing ingredients visibly minimizes pores, no matter if skin is clear, breaking out or bordering on the shiny side
This toner does not contain Salicylic Acid which means that it is suitable for those with existing prescriptions for acne
Vanessa from Northern NV
I love a niacinamide rich skin care product, so this one quickly made it to the top of my favorites list. The mist function is a little bulky and some areas but otherwise this mist feels really refreshing on my skin. The current seasonal change has my skin feeling very dry, and this really helps to keep it feeling hydrated. I like to use it after cleansing and before serum's application, it layers nicely. I also really like that it has a cucumber scent, very nostalgic!
K.K from Undisclosed
It helps keep the acne at bay but not the oiliness.
Michelle from La Habra, CA
I like using this mist before I apply hyaluronic acid serum or moisturizer because I feel like it helps my products absorb better. It has a refreshing cucumber scent and is nice to do a quick spray to add some moisture to my skin throughout the day. I don't notice a change in pores or anything but this lightly hydrates my skin without making it oily. This was gifted by Dermalogica.
Molly from Ohio
I received this complimentary from Dermatologica for my honest review. This is a refreshing mist. I haven't noticed too much difference in my pores but I don't think mists do too much besides provide extra hydration so I'm okay with that. It has a slight cucumber (?) smell which is okay. Overall I would purchase again for a mid day refresher spray.