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clearing skin wash

breakout clearing foam

Foaming cleanser helps clear oils and bacteria on breakout-prone skin. Slough off impurities and dead skin cells with Salicylic Acid, a beta hydroxy acid that stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and prevent future breakout activity.Learn More

Foaming cleanser helps clear oils and bacteria on breakout-prone skin.Learn More

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clearing skin wash

Foaming cleanser helps clear oils and bacteria on breakout-prone skin. Slough off impurities and dead skin cells with Salicylic Acid, a beta hydroxy acid that stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and prevent future breakout activity. Naturally antiseptic extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree help eliminate breakout-causing bacteria and congestion as Menthol and Camphor help cool inflammation. Skin is left clean and prepped for optimal absorption of MediBac Clearing(r) treatment ingredients. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

benefits

  • Clears away excess oil without stripping skin.
  • Helps prevent future breakouts.
  • Soothing botanicals help calm irritation.

how to use

Perform the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that begins with PreCleanse. 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 MediBac Clearing regimen.

quick tip

Establish a cleansing routine morning and night to enhance acne-fighting benefits.

ingredients

Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid .50%. Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Angelica Archangelica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicas Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lactic Acid, Algae Extract, Menthol, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camphor, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl PCA, Disodium EDTA Copper, Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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part of medibac clearing product system

Clearer skin starts now: bring the four contributing factors of acne under control.

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mediBac clearing®

Clearer skin starts now: bring the four contributing factors of acne under control.

The MediBac Clearing® system works to treat, clear and prevent adult acne while addressing the needs of adult skin. Most products and treatments for acne are designed for teenage skin, making them too harsh and irritating for adult acne sufferers. MediBac Clearing® controls acne without compromising skin’s integrity, which means skin is clearer and healthier.

how it works

Dermalogica’s MediBac Clearing® system is formulated specifically to treat adult acne. Each product, with its unique acne-fighting and clearing ingredients, is designed to be layered upon the skin to provide around-the-clock, maximum control of the main factors that contribute to acne.

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clearing skin wash
 
4.6

(based on 285 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (29)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (3)
  • Soothing (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (3)

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5.0

Love!!!

By 

from Shinglehouse, PA

Comments about clearing skin wash:

This has saved my skin! After visiting Ulta, the Dermalogica rep prescribed this wash, along with few other Dermalogica products, and my skin has been amazing since using!!

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Helps my minor breakouts

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from Baltimore, MD

Comments about clearing skin wash:

I have very oily skin that is prone to minor breakouts -nothing extreme, but with how thorough I am with my skin care routine, a bit frustrating. This product paired with the precleanse has significantly reduced my minor breakouts, as well as the oiliness of my skin. I highly recommend them together!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By 

from Southern California

Verified Buyer

Comments about clearing skin wash:

I use it in the morning along with other cleansing products. I love it.

 
4.0

Love this wash!

By 

from Philly

Comments about clearing skin wash:

I've been using this face wash for over a year now, twice a day, and love the product. At first, I wasn't sure it was doing much to help with acne, but an accidental switch to a wash without salicylic acid (Special Cleansing) proved that it was. The only acne I seem to have now is hormonal, which unfortunately isn't going to be cured with a face wash. I also love that it doesn't bleach my pillowcase—I've used a lot of acne products that ruined pillowcases and sheets.

This may seem costly, but it lasts a long time—you don't need a lot of product to get the job done.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love this!

By 

from Galax VA

Comments about clearing skin wash:

I used Clinique foaming wash for years but never got clear skin. This gave me clearer skin and it didn't dry it out like what I was use too.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I love this face wash!!

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from Santa Monica, CA

Comments about clearing skin wash:

I have really acne prone skin and as a fitness instructor living in LA, I'm constantly sweating and outdoors - both which can lead to breakouts. This cleanser has helped me so much. Since I've started using it regularly, my breakouts have dramatically subsided. So happy to have found this!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
2.0

I really wanted this to work...

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from Nova Scotia, Canada

Comments about clearing skin wash:

I'm currently in college to become a licensed esthetician, my school is partnered with Dermalogica. Naturally, the staff was encouraging us (the students) to try the products and we did. I loved the toners! And the masks. I decided to get some products for myself and I was thrilled!
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I started using the cleanser immediately upon receiving it in the mail and I loved the feeling it gave my skin. Super clean and fresh! I've suffered with acne since I was 10 years old, my instructor and the senior students got me so worked up and convinced me this would be the miracle product that cures my skin. I used the cleanser religiously, every morning and every night for two weeks.
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Within the first week I started to break out with extremely painful cystic acne. I haven't experienced a break out like this since I was 15. By the time I reached two weeks I had cystic acne all over my chin, under my jaw, by my ears/on my cheekbones and temples, on my cheeks, and my forehead... So literally everywhere. My boyfriend finally talked some sense into me and we returned the cleanser.
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I stopped using the cleanser about a week ago and my skin has cleared up significantly. And it doesn't hurt to move my face (yeah, it was THAT bad). I honestly wanted this product to work, I was so excited. However, Dermalogica is still an awesome brand and I love lots of their products! Just this one in particular didn't agree with me.
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LONG STORY SHORT: It made me break out with extremely painful cystic acne. According to other reviews it seems that if this product works for you, it works miracles! If not, it simply won't, even if you try to "wait it out." You won't see results immediately, of course. But if this product is making your condition WORSE... Don't torture yourself, return it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Cleared up my skin!

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from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about clearing skin wash:

Cleared my skin up without over drying it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

My life!

By 

from NYC

Comments about clearing skin wash:

Suffered from hormonal acne and cystic breakouts but came across this face wash and it's AMAZING! My face has cleared up and I can leave the house without hiding under make up or a turtleneck. Thank you Dermalogica!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great when used with other products

By 

from San Diego

Verified Buyer

Comments about clearing skin wash:

I bought this product to help with adult acne that I was experiencing (mostly around my chin, but also around cheeks and T-zone). After a month of use, my acne has cleared except for around my chin. It has helped a little bit around my chin, but I really needed to supplement this face wash with something stronger (a spot treatment with 10% peroxide). I also use the Sebum mask twice a week which I'm sure has contributed to the overall clearing of my face. It's a little pricey, but I think overall my skin looks brighter and clearer, and a little goes a long way. I anticipate that this bottle will last me 3-4 months, maybe more!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    I have eczema and use the Ultra Calming face wash, which I love. I also have hormonal acne and cannot get it under control, could I use this face wash without drying out my skin?
    Asked on 11/9/2016 by Annette from Madison, WI

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Annette,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clearing Skin Wash may not be right for you. Please continue to use Ultra Calming Cleanser and try Breakout Control as a non-irritating spot treatment.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 11/9/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    How often should I use the clearing skin wash?
    Asked on 10/28/2016 by Kam from Orange County, CA

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      A:

      Dear Kam,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this twice a day if you have a full face of acne.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/31/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Does this cleanser wash off totally squeaky clean, or does it leave some film?
    Asked on 9/29/2016 by georgie from IL

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      A:

      Dear Georgie,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This cleanser does not leave behind any residue. Please keep in mind that you only need the size of a pea with lots of water. Please do not over use the product.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 9/30/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Hey there.. what will be the best products to use on the body? I have a lot of pimples and bump on my chest and back and tummy area.. and llittle bumps on my arms as well.. wanted to know how can I cleans, exfoliate and mosturise please..
    Asked on 9/27/2016 by Eli from Singapore

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Eli,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Clearing Skin Wash with The Ultimate Body Buffing Cloth. Then, you can moisturize with Body Hydrating Cream.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 9/28/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Fake Tan: I was just wondering if this product would effect my tan - ie. should I stop using it while I have a fake tan or if it won't effect it at all? Not if I could use it to remove fake tan - I am hoping that it won't!
    Asked on 9/13/2016 by emma7596 from Australia

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is an exfoliating cleanser. Most spray tanning manufacturers recommend against exfoliating after a tan. Please confirm with the tanning manufacturer.

      Kind Regards,

      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 9/14/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Will this product remove fake tan?
    Asked on 9/11/2016 by emma7596 from Queensland, Australia

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please consult with your tanning manufacturer for the best way to remove an artificial tan.

      Kind Regards,

      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 9/12/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Is the clearing skin wash non-comedogenic?: I know it isn't labeled or stated as such but would like to know. Thanks!
    Asked on 6/28/2016 by tathome from Billings, MT, USA

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clearing Skin Wash is for acne and therefore is suitable for acneic skin. We do not use terms like non-comedogenic, because different types of skin respond to different types of ingredients.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 6/30/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Does this product also remove blackheads?: What other products help with blackheads?
    Asked on 5/20/2016 by Mac93 from Australia

    2 answers

    • A:

      yes, this does open pores with gentle Salicylic Acid which exfoliates skin to allow the treatment to get deep down. I do not have one blackhead at all !

      Answered on 6/29/2016 by KALmdgirl from Annapolis, MD, USA
    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question. This product is for a full face of acne. For blackheads, try Daily Micrfoliant, Clearing Mattifier, and monthly professional treatments. You can find a spa near you by going to our Store Locator and entering your zip code. Here's a link: http://bit.ly/1sickvD

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 5/24/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Breakouts?: I have had moderate acne my whole life, and I have been using the skin clearing wash twice a day morning and evening followed by the active moist in the morning and overnight clearing gel in the evening before bed. At first it caused my ehole face to break out in under the skin type acne bumps, some painful and quite large. My sister in law works for a rejuvenation clinic that carries and uses the dermologica line, she recommended these products told me that it will cause breakouts that cleanse or 'purge' the skin of its impurities for 6-8 weeks before your skin will really clear up. I have been using the products religiously for approx 6 weeks now and am still getting daily breakouts of small bumps under the skin all over my face, mostly concentrated around my chin and cheeks and jawline. Should I continue to use this regime and hope it clears up? Or am I over drying my skin or using the wrong product? Please help.
    Asked on 4/22/2016 by Missysmith11 from Angus, ON L0M, Canada

    2 answers

    • A:

      i made the switch to these products as a whole when i started school for skincare & my instructor told me that some people continue to purge for even up to three months so i would continue usage. you also have to evaluate other things that can worsen your breakouts like your diet, level of activity, and your entire skincare routine. are you moisturizing, exfoliating 2-3 times a week, using masks, washing 2x a day?

      Answered on 10/16/2016 by sarah from barnes and noble
    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your feedback. You might benefit from the following regimen:

      Morning-
      Special Cleansing Gel
      Antioxidant Hydramist
      Breakout Control (spot treatment)
      Oil Free Matte SPF 30

      Evening-
      Precleanse
      Special Cleansing Gel
      Daily Microfoliant
      Breakout Control
      Active Moist

      1-3 times per week, use Charcoal Rescue Masque.

      Please remember that acne is often genetic. Nothing topical can change our genetics. We can, however, manage acne. Please be patient and persistent with the products. Remember to follow good habits such as cleaning your phone and washing pillow cases often. Additionally, avoid touching your face and picking at breakouts. Finally, try to de-stress, as stress is a huge contributing factor to acne. If you are female and it is around the chin, it may also be hormonal.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 4/22/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Are there parabens in this product?
    Asked on 4/22/2016 by lettid from London, UK

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question. For your reference, here is a full ingredient list:

      ingredients

      Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid .50%. Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Angelica Archangelica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicas Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lactic Acid, Algae Extract, Menthol, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camphor, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl PCA, Disodium EDTA Copper, Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 4/22/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
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