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breakout control

invisible, antibacterial treatment

This fast-absorbing gel contains natural antibacterial agents, including Lactobacillus Ferment, to help clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin.Learn More

This fast-absorbing gel contains natural antibacterial agents, including Lactobacillus Ferment, to help clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin. An Azelaic Acid derivative helps control oil production for improved skin tone and texture. Tea Tree and antioxidant Zinc Sulfate also help soothe the skin. Contains Colloidal Silver, known to help eliminate bacteria and control acne. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.Learn More

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breakout control

This fast-absorbing gel contains natural antibacterial agents, including Lactobacillus Ferment, to help clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin. An Azelaic Acid derivative helps control oil production for improved skin tone and texture. Tea Tree and antioxidant Zinc Sulfate also help soothe the skin. Contains Colloidal Silver, known to help eliminate bacteria and control acne. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

benefits

  • Wipes out acne-causing bacteria.
  • Helps regulate oil production.
  • Helps calm redness brought on by breakouts.

how to use

Apply a thin layer and allow to dry. Use all over the face and under your prescribed Dermalogica moisturizer.

quick tip

Can be applied all over or to zones experiencing breakouts and congestion.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-8, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Lactobacillus Ferment, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Zinc Sulfate, Colloidal Silver, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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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breakout control
 
4.2

(based on 27 reviews)

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Reviewed by 27 customers

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5.0

This is the one..

By 

from GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout control:

If it happens and I have some breakout on my face, this is the product I use. Just little bit at evening...and in the morning the pimple is dry and gone. Love it !

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65
 
5.0

I love this product

By 

from Upstate New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout control:

This product is amazing it doesn't 100 percent stop you from getting an occasional pimple. But t is the first product that I have use of the tons of prescription and topical treatments that actually prevents breakouts when using it everyday!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
4.0

Would buy again

By 

from Milwaukee

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout control:

Used for hormonal acne, I'm 33 and needed some relief. It really helped!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Product for Adult Acne

By 

from Chicago, IL

Comments about breakout control:

As a woman in my mid-30s, I'm struggling with acne for the first time in my life, which is mortifying. I am also super fair skinned, so when I get pimples they are firetruck red and incredibly loud and noticeable on my face. Even when the pimples have been cleared, the redness lingers for several weeks. I had switched away from using my regular Dermalogica cleanser recently due to budgetary constraints, and my acne got out of control on my face all around my chin and mouth. I bought this product on recommendation from a Dermalogica consultant, and it is the best money I've spent on my face, of any facial product I've ever bought. Within only a few days I could start seeing an improvement, it works SO FAST. It also reduces the redness in the affected areas, and helps to clear and heal them faster. I started putting a thin layer on the entire acne-prone area, not just on the pimples themselves, and it also started clearing out blackheads and whiteheads immediately. I am on a super tight budget, so of course I was hesitant how much this product cost, but a little bit goes a long way so I think the bottle will last me quite a while. And honestly, it is the only product I've used that has made an immediate and drastic effect on my acne. Now I'll be switching back to my Dermalogica cleanser as well, and while the products are expensive, I know first hand they are worth the money.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This gel is amazing!!!

By 

from California

Comments about breakout control:

I am no prone to acne at all, but I had a very very bad hormonal reaction after receiving the depo birth control shot last year. I've had very bad cystic acne that would just not go away. I used dermalogica in the past, but took a break from the brand. Nothing else worked on my skin except this brand. I use the UltraCalming kit since I am prone to dry skin along with this serum, and it has been working wonders on my face! Ive been using this serum for about a week now and the redness and hard bumps from the cystic acne have gone down completely! Cant wait to see what my face will look like in a month! Highly highly reccomend this product if you're struggling with cystic acne. It's a very calming serum and does not burn.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Only this product can control my acne breakout

By 

from Japan

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout control:

I've never used Dermalogica products until I tried it at a spa recently. The therapist gave me a sample of this to try at home as I've been having acne problems recently. I've never had acne problems until now when I'm in my late 30s. I went to a dermatologist and they have me dalacin which didn't work and my skin gets red from benzoyl peroxide. So i tried this and it works amazingly well. There is no redness and it effectively controls the acne growth without scarring or dryness. I've been using it for a month now and have ordered a second bottle as it comes in a small bottle. I also use the clay cleanser with this and like the minty feel on my face which seems to cool down the face and reduce irritation and redness after shower.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works brilliantly

By 

from NY

Comments about breakout control:

Breakout control works very well on my occasional pimples. It works by drying out and minimising the appearance of pimples. I use it during the day and overnight as well. Does not stain sheets, clothes or towels either.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Extremely disappointed by this product

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from Buffalo, ny

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout control:

I used this product as a recommendation by a dermalogica representative to help clear my hormonal breakouts. It caused even more breakouts all over my face, even in spots I never had breakouts before. The price I paid for this small amount was too expensive considering it did nothing for my breakouts.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would purchase this product a thousand times over!!

By 

from Boise, Idaho

Comments about breakout control:

I use this product everyday as part of my routine, I have recently started getting adult acne pretty severe and couldn't figure out what was going on despite washing my face morning and night! I tried using Benzyol Peroxide to clear it along with Saylicic Acid treatments. I started having an allergic reaction to the benzyol peroxide causing my eyes to get itchy and puffy and rashes developing on my face because it was drying too much. I started using this break out control and I Love it, it does the same thing without the irritation and drying! highly recommend this product to anyone suffering from adult acne that can't use benzyol Peroxide containing products!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

my favorite acne product EVER

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about breakout control:

This stuff speeds up the entire process of having a zit like nothing I've ever experienced. I had a giant red hormonal pimple blossoming on my chin on Monday. I've applied this morning and night every day since. It's now Thursday morning, and the zit is almost completely gone! No dryness or flaking! AMAZING I tell you!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

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  • Q:

    In the "medibac clearing skin kit," does the "oil controlled lotion" act as a moisturizer for daily use?
    Asked on 10/14/2016 by IBC from Lincolnshire, IL

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Oil Control Lotion is a night moisturizer. You can use Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/17/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Is this product safe to use during pregnancy as a spot treatment? (I'm unsure about the silver and the zinc sulfate)
    Asked on 10/12/2016 by Pregnant Momma from McHenry, IL

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Breakout Control is safe during pregnancy because it does not have Salicylic Acid or Retinol.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/17/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    HI, can I use this product when I have a dry skin?
    Asked on 10/2/2016 by Lil from pensyvlvania

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Lil,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes. Breakout Control is ideal for dry or sensitive skin.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/4/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Is this product safe to use during pregnancy?
    Asked on 10/1/2016 by SimplyDee from San Diego, CA

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Dear SimplyDee,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control does not have Salicylic Acid or Retinol. Therefore, it is safe to use during pregnancy.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/4/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    should i apply the breakout control together with clearing mattifier in the morning and overnight clearing gel in the evening?
    Asked on 8/16/2016 by anisa from Malaysia

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control can be used alone morning and night, under moisturizers.

      Or, you can use Clearing Mattifier alone during the day, under SPF and Overnight Clearing Gel alone at night.

      Kind Regards,

      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 8/18/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    when and how i use the breakout control?: should i apply the breakout control together with clearing mattifier in the morning?

    while, overnight clearing gel in the evening?

    when and how is actually i should apply this product?
    Asked on 8/16/2016 by anisa from Malaysia

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control can be used alone morning and night, under moisturizers.

      Or, you can use Clearing Mattifier alone during the day, under SPF and Overnight Clearing Gel alone at night.

      Kind Regards,

      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 8/17/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Will this still be effective if I use this product independently from the rest of the MediBac line?: I have adult acne--likely hormonal, but undiagnosed by a dermatologist. I cannot afford to buy the whole line of any high-end acne regimen, so I am interested in a more "buffet" approach to acne treatment--picking only what I need to keep my face clear, rather than using ALL THE THINGS. Does the Breakout Control still bear the same efficacy if used in tandem with cleansers and toners of a different line, e.g. Michael Todd, Murad, Clinique, or Neutrogena?
    Asked on 8/7/2016 by PotatoFace from Kansas, USA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You should cleanse and moisturize every morning and night. From there, you can spot treat with Breakout Control.

      Answered on 8/15/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this exfoliating?: Hi. With the Azalaic acid derivative will this product offer any exfoliation? Thank you
    Asked on 4/26/2016 by Rico from Bristol, City of Bristol, UK

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question. Breakout Control is not an exfoliating products. Certain acids, like Hyaluronic Acid and others, do not exfoliate.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 4/27/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
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