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breakout clearing overnight treatment

fast-absorbing gel

Wake up to clearer skin! This invisible treatment absorbs quickly then works all night to fight breakouts. Rest easy as it purifies to ensure you awake with less congestion, fewer breakouts and reduced redness.Learn More

Wake up to clearer skin! This invisible treatment absorbs quickly then works all night to fight breakouts. Rest easy as it purifies to ensure you awake with less congestion, fewer breakouts and reduced redness.Learn More

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breakout clearing overnight treatment

Wake up to clearer skin! This invisible treatment absorbs quickly then works all night to fight breakouts. Rest easy as it purifies to ensure you awake with less congestion, fewer breakouts and reduced redness.
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 prevents breakouts by naturally unclogging the follicle.
  • Cooling Cucumber and soothing Licorice are known to help lull redness away.
  • Unique botanicals including Tea Tree, Lavender and Camellia Sinensis are known to keep overactive oils in check.

how to use

After cleansing and toning at night, blend a thin layer into cleansed skin. Allow to absorb.

quick tip

Keep it on your face, not your pillowcase! Wait 7–10 minutes for this to dry before you hit the sheets.

ingredients

Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid 2.00%. Other ingredients: Water, Isohexadecane, PEG-32, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Camphor, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Rhizome/Root, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Acetate, Potassium Jojobate, Propanediol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Ceteareth-20, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 60, Jojoba Alcohol, 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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.4

(based on 34 reviews)

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    (25)

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    (3)

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    (4)

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5.0

Awesome product!

By 

from FL

Verified Buyer

I have super sensitive skin that gets irritated very easily, and this works wonders for the occasional breakout.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

This products is everything!

By 

from UK

I will never stop using this magical substance!
After years of having to take acne medications, acne ruled my life! I now use this bad boy and it actually changed everything. Thank you!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Really Works!

By 

from Scottsdale

The overnight treatment not only gets rid of acne but it also soothes the skin. It is a thick substance but still feels airy on the skin. It's wonderful!

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18
 
5.0

Easy & Effective

By 

from Washington

Verified Buyer

My teen has used this for a few years with excellent results. It is so quick and easy to apply yet it yields big results. It keeps her skin smooth and clear.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

It works...

By 

from GA

Verified Buyer

It works for my granddaughter...she is very happy with this line of products...

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By 

from CA

Verified Buyer

I purchased this product for my 12 year old son for mild acne. It worked very well. we saw results within one week. He had no skin irritation or excessive dryness while using this product. We stopped using the product once his skin cleared. We will continue to use this as needed when he has acne breakouts.

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65
 
5.0

I love this product

By 

from Madison, Wisconsin

I use this product religiously every night! it helps keep my oily skin in check without being drying. My breakouts used to produce large pimples that would stay for a few weeks. Clear start keeps them from getting bigger in size and clears them up a lot faster than other spot treatments I have used in the past. I love my skin and I love this product

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Feels light and fresh

By 

from United States

Verified Buyer

I have been using this lotion for over two years now and love it. It seems to help keep breakouts under control and never feels too heavy on my skin. I use this lotion both day and night as the daytime lotion was too strong for my skin. The nighttime one is is light and refreshing though!

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE

By 

from san jose

i use this product every night. i used to have so many break outs on my forehead and now i don't even see one. usually no products would actually help but this one definitely does! (i've been using this for like 8 months now while also using their facewash and all over toner)

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Yes!

By 

from North Haven, Ct

This product is the only thing that my acne reacted to. My acne has decreased a lot.

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18

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8 Questions | 11 Answers
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  • Q:

    Would this help my body acne too such as back?
    Asked on 4/16/2018 by Kasper from London

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. For the body, try Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/17/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hello, could someone please tell me what the difference is between this product and the overnight clearing gel please?
    After reading the descriptions and looking at the ingredient list they seem to extremely similar.

    Thank you.
    Asked on 4/16/2018 by L124 from UK

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is an acid-free spot treatment that is non-drying. However, it is very effective. Apply a thin, clear layer to breakouts. Use it under moisturizer, morning and night. Overnight Clearing Gel is a hydrating gel with Salicylic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/18/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Will this product cause breakouts to become worse before they get better?
    Asked on 4/5/2018 by Sophia from California

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Sophia,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, it is normal to purge in the beginning.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/6/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I normally use medibac overnight clearing gel, what is the difference between this and that?
    Asked on 3/30/2018 by Lena from Uk

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Lena,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is an acid-free spot treatment that is non-drying. However, it is very effective. Apply a thin, clear layer to breakouts. Use it under moisturizer, morning and night.

      Overnight Clearing Gel is a hydrating gel and acne treatment. It contains Salicylic Acid and is your night time step.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 3/30/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have relatively clear skin. Like everyone, I get the occasional pimple. Is this product gentle enough to be used on small pimples or what looks like a small bump (oil buildup/pimple before it is ready to be popped—which I will not do)?
    If there is a general area where it looks like a small pimple may develop, can I use this product, or would the toner treatment be better?
    Thank you so much for the help!!
    Asked on 2/19/2018 by Alex from undisclosed

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Alex,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is an acid-free spot treatment that is non-drying. However, it is very effective. Apply a thin, clear layer to breakouts, blackheads, clogs, etc. Use it under moisturizer, morning and night.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 2/20/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this product gluten free?
    Asked on 8/30/2017 by Jpetk from Chicago

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question and interest in Dermalogica. After completing Gluten Analysis testing on all of our wheat containing products the conclusion is that only one is suggested to be avoided by a gluten intolerant or Celiac. This is Extra Firming Booster.

      Answered on 9/19/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Should this be used every night; even when the skin appears to be clear?
    Asked on 3/4/2016 by LittlestMegan from Frostburg, MD 21532, USA

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question. Please use this on active breakouts only. Follow with Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion all over, every night.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 3/4/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Can I use this with a moisturizer? And if, before or after applying this?
    Asked on 8/20/2014 by Cilladilladuu from Stockholm, Sweden

    4 answers

    • A:

      i would say yes, and before the moisturizer. i have naturally oily skin so i dont need to.

      Answered on 10/2/2014 by shandana from Baltimore, MD, USA
    • A:

      The Breakout Clearing Overnight Treatment helps hydrate the skin while treating the breakouts. If you feel you need more hydration you may apply Active Moist moisturizer over the top of this product.

      Answered on 8/27/2014 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
    • A:

      I use mine with my moisturiser and find it works even better!

      Answered on 1/7/2015 by Alexandraayesha from London, UK
    • A:

      Always use a moisturizer! Even if your skin is oily, you need to be hydrating it, especially if you're using an acne clearing product like this one. The active ingredients can irritate and dry out your skin if you're not giving it some love too! If you're not prone to dry skin, the clearstart hydrating lotion would be great after this, or opt for a thicker cream, like the ones I've recommended.

      Answered on 11/2/2015 by Cydney from Utah
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