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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

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.

I would not buy this product again

3

I use this product morning and night followed by the matte moisturizer, and it seams to be making my face worse. I have more breakouts now, then before I started using it.

Bristol Rhode Island

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I love this product

5

It took about 2 months to completely clear my skin it did get worst over the two months to clear my skin out but dermologica has saved my life I have completely clear skin. Yet my skin has become oily over time but it does get less oily when I use the toner

Medicine Hat

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I've used this product for 5+ years

5

This product is effective, and it doesn't dry out my skin.

Chattanooga, TN

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I don't know???

2

When I bought this my face was badly broken out I only used it for about 4 days and it seems to make it worst but make the bumps smaller and I'm getting pimples everywhere that I haven't had before But it does leave my face smooth and feeling clean just not looking clean so I don't know if it's making the bumps come out or if it's making it worst can someone tell me if I should keep using

Tampa

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LOVE IT SO MUCH

5

I use this product to help now that my acne is gone it keeps it away and it's a gentle non harming cleanser that makes me feel refreshed each time

Orlando, FL

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I love this product

5

This foaming wash really helped clear up my skin and cleared up any scars that were on my face! I will be purchasing again

London

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Great results

5

I use this face wash twice a day, and the pore control scrub once a day, makes blackheads less noticeable and helps spots heal faster, skin is clearer than ever and doesn't feel dried out :)

Sussex, England

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I will be buying this again

5

This face wash is amazing if you have problem skin like mine, i am prone to acne and have breakouts often. I could tell a difference after the first time of using this face wash and it dried my spots and cleared my skin after the second time of using. Really lovely product and made my skin feel amazing too! I will definitely be buying this again and again.

Leeds

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I honestly don't know ??

2

A "skin expert" at Ulta Beauty recommended that I use this product along with the microfoliant to help my skin. I have been using it for the past 5 days now, and my skin has gotten noticeably worse. Where my skin was once smooth and clear, pimples have bursted out of nowhere. And I don't know if my skin is just purging since I just started to use it, or if it is normal to break out when using a new cleanser, but either way IT IS NOT HELPING. MY OLD SKIN CARE ROUTINE THAT CONSISTED OF DRUG-STORE PRODUCTS WAS WAY BETTER. I WANT MY MONEY BACK.

Los Angeles, CA

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Best skincare range of all time!

5

I have been using this for years now and love it! Tried out a new (expensive) skincare range recently to change things up and my skin was worse than its ever been! I didn't want to leave the house. I switched straight back to dermalogica and within a week my skin had cleared up again. Love this product, wouldn't use anything else!

Melbourne, Australia

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I'm 20 years old and still have acne, do you recommend this cleanser, or another cleanser?

MacyR

Hello, This cleanser is ideal for a full face of acne. If you only have sporadic breakouts, try Special Cleansing Gel. Thanks

Bernadette

I have extremely sensitive skin. And I breakout regularly but I'm 19 and don't think it's hormonal acne. Can I still use this?

Shona

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this with Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I was wondering if I have to use anything after the foam wash when I use it for my body (chest, back). I'm using a Nivea moisturiser and Thayers Witch Hazel toner on my face after the foam wash however nothing for my body. Is there anything I should use, for example lotion?

Trisha

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash, Breakout Clearing All Over Toner and Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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

Bariga

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

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.

Pam

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

It will get much better over time it's his body's way of clearing out all his pores give it about month to two months and you should see a result

anonymous

What is the difference between this and the other acne face wash?

Emilyrose

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

When can I expect to notice a difference?

Ally

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

Does my daughter need to, or should she, wash the make up off of her face first before using the cleanser?

Jennifer

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

Bernadette

Can I use this product during pregnancy?

Y

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

Bernadette

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? ,

samsamly

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

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