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breakout clearing foaming wash

deep cleans and purifies skin

This breakout fighting foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Use on your face, back, neck ... wherever skin requires deep cleaning and pore clearing for fewer breakouts.Learn More

This breakout fighting foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Use on your face, back, neck ... wherever skin requires deep cleaning and pore clearing for fewer breakouts.Learn More

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breakout clearing foaming wash

This breakout fighting foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Use on your face, back, neck ... wherever skin requires deep cleaning and pore clearing for fewer breakouts.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
gluten-free
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
vegan
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
paraben-free
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

benefits

  • Salicylic Acid dives deep into pores, clearing dead skin cells and trapped oils to help wipe out existing and future breakouts.
  • Formulated with 8 botanicals including Tea Tree, Lavender and Camellia Sinensis, known to gently soothe and calm irritated skin.
  • Orange Peel Extract revives, energizes and refreshes.

how to use

Morning and night, lather a small amount 
in damp hands, then rub over face, neck, chest ... anywhere you want to wipe out dirt and breakouts. Keep out of your eyes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

quick tip

Can't remember to use your face wash? Keep it in the shower!

ingredients

Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid .50%. Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Polysorbate-20, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oleanolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Porpyra Umbilicalis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

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 clear start product system

Nine fresh products just for teens and young adults.

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clear start

Clear Start is a system of nine serious products that utilize medicated ingredients and soothing botanicals to deliver real results.

Clear Start™ was created by the skin health experts at Dermalogica, the brand that’s been changing the face of skin care for more than 25 years. It became clear that no one was addressing the needs of teens – not only with products that get results, but also with the education they need – when Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand’s own daughters entered their teenage years.

how it works

Skin care product choices available to teens may be ample, but they aren’t good choices. Products for teens often contain harsh and inexpensive ingredients to strip the skin of oil, and are filled with artificial fragrances and colors – all things that can irritate and strip oil from skin, causing more problems than you started with!

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breakout clearing foaming wash
 
4.5

(based on 51 reviews)

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    (38)

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5.0

I will difently buy this product again.

By 

from Puerto Rico

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

This product have help my daughter breakout to be eliminated. Great product.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Best Acne Treatment

By 

from Marquette Mi

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

I had been using proactiv for years, and as soon as I stopped using it, my face started to break out. The day that I started to use the Clear Start system, my face already looked clearer. Now, after my 2nd week of using it, my skin is clear. Five Stars.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It works!

By 

from Washington

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

My teen loves this face wash! It really keeps her break outs under control, and a bonus is she loves the fresh smell of it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Love this product

By 

from WA

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

This product is gentle on my skin, so it feels clean but not dried out. It has helped a lot with my acne and overall skin health. I love it and would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a good cleanser especially for acne prone skin.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Cleared my chest and back acne

By 

from New York, NY

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

Used this product for a few weeks and it has been the only thing that has worked on my aggressive body acne! It works best with the toner which is also from this line. Would highly recommend for those with stubborn acne.

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18
 
5.0

I love this product

By 

from England

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

I had lost my confidence with my skin but this product changed it all. You have to persevere with products and I used this twice every day for at least a year before my skin was clear but it was all worth it. There were days when it looked bad but that's because of my age but otherwise a perfect product

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18
 
5.0

Not just for teenegers...

By 

from GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

My granddaughter was very happy with my gift to her...she also told me her mother is borrowing this foamed face wash from her .....that says a lot :-)

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65
 
5.0

Leaves skin feeling clean

By 

from San Diego, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

This wash removes oil, but leaves sling feeling clean and not dried out.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
3.0

50/50

By 

from U.K.

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

This is a gel based product, takes a lot to get the foam lathered. Do feel clean afterward however would like to see more cream based for the foam to larger in a smaller dose. Or a foam dispenser would be ideal for deeper pores.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Did nothing for my acne

By 

from Wonderland

Comments about breakout clearing foaming wash:

Felt great on my face but didn't help with my acne at all would recommend to someone who doesn't have acne as it did help with redness and discolouration

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18

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  • Q:

    Trying to figure what is best for my teen...she has more dry skin. This winter has even had a small spot of eczema show up on her cheek...but better after a few days of good moisturizing. but she has some acne on her forehead and black heads on her nose. She wants completely clear skin but I've been afraid of the harsher washes and stuff her brother with oily skin used. But again want her skin clear. She does use a cleanser currently and spot treatment some with tretinoin
    Asked on 1/7/2018 by Bariga from Martin, ga

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Bariga,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. She should not use any exfoliants when using tretinoin.

      Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/9/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    My 15 year old son has been using this product, plus the emergency spot treatment, for about a week. He seems to have broken out more. Is this normal? I wasn't sure if the product was clearing out his skin or if this is a reaction to it. He doesn't like having more acne, but he will still use it if it is going to get better.
    Asked on 10/2/2017 by Pam from Lincoln, NE

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      A:

      Hi Pam,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is normal to purge in the beginning. However, he should follow his cleanser with moisturizer to keep the skin balanced. I recommend Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/2/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What is the difference between this and the other acne face wash?
    Asked on 8/7/2017 by Emilyrose from Alabama

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      A:

      Hello Emily Rose,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clear Start is for teen acne which is caused by puberty and genetics. It has a fast healing time. MediBac is for adult acne which is caused by hormones, stress, genetics, pollution, lifestyle, etc. It has a slow healing time and is also affected by aging.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/8/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    When can I expect to notice a difference?
    Asked on 3/9/2017 by Ally from Howell, Nj

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      A:

      Dear Ally,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Everyone's skin is different so it is hard to say. Teen acne can be caused by puberty and genetics. No topical product will reverse puberty or change genetics. Therefore, the acne may not go away 100% but it can definitely be managed. The most important thing to keep in mind is to be patient and persistent with the products. Be sure to use them every morning and night for consistent results and healthy skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 3/10/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does my daughter need to, or should she, wash the make up off of her face first before using the cleanser?
    Asked on 11/28/2016 by Jennifer from Minnesota

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      A:

      Dear Jennifer,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash is not for the eyes, so it cannot remove eye makeup. At Dermalogica, we recommend everyone preforms a nightly double cleanse. The first step is always Precleanse (safe for the eyes and removes makeup, oils, debris, etc), followed by the prescribed cleanser. In other words, your daughter can remove her makeup with Precleanse first and follow with Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 11/29/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Can I use this product during pregnancy?
    Asked on 11/2/2016 by Y from israel

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      A:

      Dear Y,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use this during pregnancy, as it has Salicylic Acid.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 11/3/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Hi, My son don't have any breakout yet, he is currently 12 years old, can he still use this line of skincare, or have you any good recommendations? ,
    Asked on 5/2/2016 by samsamly from UK

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question. This is for teenage acne. If you are concerned about maintenance, please try Special Cleansing Gel and Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 5/3/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    identify thr contra indication listed for this product
    Asked on 3/4/2016 by samia from South Australia, Australia

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question. Please do not use Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash if you are pregnant or nursing. Please also avoid this product if you are any oral or topical acne medications.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 3/7/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Use on beards - Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash: Is the breakout clearing foaming wash suitable for use on beards as well?

    I have a beard and i am concerned that this face wash will dry out my beard and cause dandruff.
    Asked on 1/7/2016 by mahmed from South Africa

    2 answers

    • A:

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your question. Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash is made for teenage skin. If you are a teenager with a beard and a full face of acne, then this will not dry you out. Otherwise, you can try Special Cleansing Gel.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 1/7/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
    • A:

      I have a beard and use this product, and I have not noticed anything different or felt that it has dried out my beard, but if you're still worried you could incorporate a beard oil in your routine.

      Answered on 7/24/2016 by aviola99 from Houston, TX, USA
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