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breakout clearing emergency spot fix

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Dab this powerful concentrated gel directly onto individual breakouts: formula wipes out pimple-causing bacteria deep within the pore to clear your breakout fast.Learn More

Dab this powerful concentrated gel directly onto individual breakouts: formula wipes out pimple-causing bacteria deep within the pore to clear your breakout fast.Learn More

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breakout clearing emergency spot fix

Dab this powerful concentrated gel directly onto individual breakouts: formula wipes out pimple-causing bacteria deep within the pore to clear your breakout fast.
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

  • Benzoyl Peroxide kills breakout-causing bacteria deep within pores.
  • Formulated with 7 gentle botanicals including Camellia Sinensis, Lavender and Tea Tree, known to calm skin irritation and redness.

how to use

Before moisturizing, apply as a spot treatment directly to the breakout, and allow to dry. Apply every 6-8 hours as needed until breakout clears.

quick tip

It's called "emergency" spot fix for a reason. Slip this in your pocket or backpack to tackle pimples right when they occur.

ingredients

Active ingredient: Benzoyl Peroxide 5%. Other ingredients: Water / Aqua / Eau, PEG-8, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 80, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, 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

A system of powerful, technology-driven formulas that deliver fast-acting, multitasking results for breakout-prone skin.

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clear start

A system of powerful, technology-driven formulas that deliver fast-acting, multitasking results for breakout-prone skin.

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
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

how it works

Created by the skin health experts at Dermalogica, Clear Start™ is a system of powerful, technology-driven formulas that deliver fast-acting, multitasking results for breakout-prone skin. Formulated without artificial fragrances or colors, Clear Start™ combines the best of science with nature to fight breakouts without stripping the skin. Every product contains active breakout-fighting ingredients and soothing natural botanicals that keep skin clear, hydrated and balanced.

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breakout clearing emergency spot fix
 
4.0

(based on 21 reviews)

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5.0

a good product for teens

By 

from CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

I bought this product for my 12 1/2 year old son who has mild acne on his face.
He uses this product as needed for any acne spots that come out.
so far it is working well for him.

 
5.0

Must have

By 

from Hertfordshire

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

I suffer bad spots with my PCOS and this is the only product that has helped minimise them and make them a lot less noticeable. I'm so glad I was recommended this product. Also have ordered the breakout travel set which im looking forward to trying too. Also a fantastic delivery service. Thank you

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Helped with drying cystic acne

By 

from NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

Medicated 3 times and actually dried up pretty fast.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

This product burnt my skin

By 

from Australia

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

I put r the smallest amount if this on my skin and checked in the morning only to find blistering, red patches on the applied area. They burn and sting and go away only after a few days. I am not allergic to any of the ingridients and used a tiny amount. I would not recommend this prdoucy for anyone with sensitive skin as my skin looked burnt shortly after

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18
 
1.0

Very bad. Made spots redder and redder

By 

from CA

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

I love all dermalogica products except this. I used twice. My spots are redder and redder. It made worse. I want to refund. It is garbage!!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Magic in a bottle

By 

from New Orleans

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

This has been a life saver for picture day during highschool, first day at a new job, first date, beach debuts, honeymoon photos, every big event that acne has no business being at. If I saw a spot coming on I used it and for years it's been clearing my face back and chest. This stuff puts you in control. I wish I would have got my hands on this for middle school , back then I was a fool using proactive and Biore and all those big names with zero results and just feeling defeated. I don't always remember to remove my make up and some days after being on the beach the sun has you drained and you don't want to shower off all that spray sun screen, gross I know but it's life. I promise if you buy this product you won't be disappointed. You'll be another story like me.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing product ! It really helps!!

By 

from sydney, Australia

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

This product is amazing and is a miracle worker! I started using this product when I was 15 and all throughout ages 11-14 I had really bad skin, I was embarrassed to go out, I constantly went to the doctors thinking he could help and give me something but he didn't, I started covering my face with so much make up (which didn't help) and after hundreds of products and after spending thousands on different products. My aunty worked at a beauty shop and recommended me to Dermalogica while providing me with lots of products to help however I have to admit some did not work but heaps really did help me clear my skin and the emergency spot fix really saved my life and truly helped me clear my skin and now I'm 17 and I have the clearest skin I ever had and It feels really good to have a clear have ! I recommend this to all teenagers going through puberty !

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Made spots redder and worse

By 

from U.K.

Verified Buyer
Site Member

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

I had the clear start kit for two months, I still had regular breakouts but it definitely helped clear away most of the excess oil on my forehead. I then was presented with this I used it before moisturising in the morning, after toning at night, and other random times in the day. After I started using it I got the biggest, nastiest spot ever, it was right above my left eyebrow, it was so full of puss that it was as hard as a rock, also the pain that spot put me through, dear god it was like having a massive red bruise on your forehead! I put more of the emergency spot fix on it and it just made it worse. I would defiantly recommend the other clear start products, as I do feel they have helped; but I do still have regular breakouts...
I wouldn't recommend this product.

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Product

By 

from Kalamazoo, mi

Verified Buyer
Site Member

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

This is amazing when you have one nasty pimple that just pops up!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent for Teenagers!!

By 

from Hilliard, OH, USA

Verified Buyer
Site Member

Comments about breakout clearing emergency spot fix:

My daughter states she is unsure if this or the combination was what cleared her acne. But we are now in the land of clear skin!!

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18

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  • Q:

    Is this the new one for the old Clean start hit the spot?
    Asked on 12/25/2016 by Silje

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hello,

      Yes this is our spot treatment for Clear Start. Overnight Treatment is also available.

      Answered on 1/9/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Which step in the Clear Start system process do you use the Emergency Spot Fix?
    Asked on 12/5/2016 by svsulli from Murrells Inlet SC

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use it as your last step, on breakouts only.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 12/6/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    What are the active ingredients?
    Asked on 6/10/2015 by Laurennn from Australia

    2 answers

    • A:

      Hello Laurenn,

      Thank you for your interest in our Clear Start line. The active ingredient in Emergency Spot Fix is Benzoyl Peroxide 5%

      Other ingredients: Water / Aqua / Eau, PEG-8, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 80, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol.

      Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with!

      -The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 6/11/2015 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
    • A:

      Most are made with peroxide which, is really good for the face especially for breakouts and also salicylic acid (it doesn't harm your face and it only get rids of the breakouts!!) :)

      Answered on 10/23/2015 by HeyitsDay101 from Chicago, IL, USA
  • Q:

    Does this product contain Benzoyl Peroxide 5%?: I bought it and checked the ingredients but there's no mention of this particular ingredient even though it shows up in some searches of the ingredients. Was the formulation with Benzoyl Peroxide discontinued?
    Asked on 5/27/2015 by whysl from London, UK

    1 answer

    • A:

      Emergency Spot Fix has 5% Benzoyl Peroxide in it. It will be listed on the packaging of the actual product. This product should be applied directly to your breakout. Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.
      -The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 5/28/2015 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Is this product safe to use in pregnancy?
    Asked on 2/14/2015 by Lamis from Nigeria

    1 answer

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please confirm with your doctor.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/12/2018 by Anonymous
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