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clearing skin wash

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
 
4.5

(based on 220 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (173)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Effective (3)
  • Soothing (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Adult acne (3)

Reviewed by 220 customers

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5.0

LOVE IT

By 

from Cypress Texas

Comments about clearing skin wash:

I have had acne since the beginning of middle school and this completely cleared my skin. im very happy with this product

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18
 
5.0

I will always buy this product

By 

from Hawaii

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Hydrates Skin
  • Minimizes Pores
  • Smells Great
  • Soothing
  • Works Effectively

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Adult Acne
    • Blackheads & Whiteheads
    • Inflammatory Acne
    • Moderate Acne
    • Severe Acne

    Comments about clearing skin wash:

    It helps keep my face clear of acne

    • How old are you?:
    • Over 65
     
    5.0

    Best Cleanser Ever

    By 

    from Atlanta, GA

    Comments about clearing skin wash:

    This cleanser works the best out of any that I have tried. It is very gentle, but very effective. It has a great smell to it too.

    • How old are you?:
    • 18-24
     
    5.0

    Great buy!

    By 

    from Bend or

    Comments about clearing skin wash:

    I rotate between this product and the clay cleanser for my oily, acneic skin. Works great in clearing breakouts without vitally drying out my face!

    • How old are you?:
    • 18-24

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great face wash

    By 

    from USA

    Comments about clearing skin wash:

    I use this product twice daily mixed with the daily microfoliant. It really helped clear up my skin and has continued to keep it clear for almost three years now.

    • How old are you?:
    • 25-34
     
    5.0

    Big bottle lasts forever!

    By 

    from Iowa

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Soothing
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Adult Acne

      Comments about clearing skin wash:

      I use a small amount of this combined with a small amount of the skin scrub and it is an Amazon combination. This is very smooth. On its own it may not feel like it's doing anything but with the skin scrub you get the sensation that it's really cleaning your skin.

      • How old are you?:
      • 25-34

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Favorite face wash!

      By 

      from Dallas, TX

      Comments about clearing skin wash:

      I have had issues with acne for a year now and have tried everything there is. This is the only face wash that has successfully cleared my face. It doesn't strip your skin either. I love the scent. Very light. Worth the price!

      • How old are you?:
      • 18-24
       
      5.0

      Best ever

      By 

      from Northridge

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Hydrates Skin
      • Minimizes Pores
      • Smells Great
      • Soothing
      • Works Effectively

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Adult Acne
        • Moderate Acne

        Comments about clearing skin wash:

        I've had acne since my teens and now 36. This is the only product that has worked and keeps my face clear. I've only been using it for 30 days. I love.

        • How old are you?:
        • 35-44
         
        2.0

        Did not work as I had hoped

        By 

        from Texas

        Comments about clearing skin wash:

        I heard rave reviews about this product so I decided to give it a try. It did seem to 'clean' my skin well without any irritation or redness. Unfortunately, it did not decrease blemishes and breakouts any more than other products I have used. Slightly disappointed to have spent a bit more money on this product and get the same results as other less expensive cleanser.

        • How old are you?:
        • 35-44
         
        5.0

        Go to product!

        By 

        from Portland, OR

        Comments about clearing skin wash:

        I have really oily, breakout prone skin, and this product is a miracle worker! I ordered the largest size after trying a sample size and I will never go to any other product for clear skin again!

        • How old are you?:
        • 18-24

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        6 Questions | 8 Answers
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        • 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:

            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
          • 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
        • 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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