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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.
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

  • 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.

Great exfoliant!!

5

One of my many go-to products!!!

Orinda, CA

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Expensive for... Nothing

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I have a very sensitive skin and I have - sometimes - 3-4 breakout on my face. I asked for a product and bought this one. I put Breakout Control on my breakout and it' not effective. It's doesn't work for me. It's very expensive product. I love Dermalogica and it's the only prduct who desappoint me. Tea Trea Oil work much better for cheaper.

Canada

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I would purchase this product again!

5

I love being able to use this product for immediate spot treatments.

Landstuhl, Germany

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Worked for me

4

Every now and then I feel like I'm about to have breakouts so I will apply this after cleansing my face, allow it to fully dry, add my moisturizer, and then finish with make-up. I don't use this but maybe once a month so it will last a long time.

Atlanta, GA

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Works great!

5

Love this product, my adult acne is under control when I use this. I only use it on my chin (the only place I break out) and it lasts forever. It is almost hydrating, which is unheard of for acme care. I have super sensitive skin and this doesn't hurt it at all-just controls the breakouts!

Wisconsin

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LOVE Breakout Control

5

I did a lot of research to find something that would help my adult acne. I was waking up with whiteheads and had a lot of congestion. I could tell a difference in my skin within 2 days of using this. I think the fact that it kills the bacteria that causes the acne, my skin is actually cleaner - and clearer. If I forget it a day or two, I notice a few little blemishes starting but nothing like it was and it goes away again quickly. THis product is effective but lightweight and non-drying. I even use it on my lip after waxing and no more yucky lip wax zits! I have used this since the beginning of Sept and have already bought my 2nd bottle just so I won't run out. This is the best my skin has looked in years. I actually feel proud to go makeup free. I LOVE Breakout Control!!! PS - this is my very first product review - that how much I love this stuff!!!

Cary, NC

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Worsened My Skin

1

I am not one to usually write reviews; however, after using this product I feel it is important to address my concerns. I am a huge fan of Dermalogia and I regularily use the MediBac products and Breakout Control is the only product I did not have. I wanted to try it out (despite the heafty price tag for such a small bottle). Prior to using this my skin was okay. Not amazing but okay. But now, after using this product over the past while and incorporating it into my skin care routine my skin has been regularly breaking out all over.. in places I've NEVER had whiteheads/blackheads/acne before like my cheeks, jaw line and even hair line. I am a 23 year old woman with an active, healthy lifestyle and have not changed anything else in my routine, as well nothing dramatic has been changed in my lifestyle (ie, diet, stress levels, hormones etc) to warrant this sort of effect on my skin. 1/5 Stars.

Canada

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Does nothing

1

Does not work for me but maybe it will for you

South Carolina

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Ineffective

1

I got recommended this product from a dermalogica worker in selfridges, she also recommended that I bought the cleansing gel and the daily exfoliant. I have cystic acne down the sides of my cheeks and I sometimes get breakouts on my forehead and chin, I was excited to use it from what she had told me about it but it has done nothing for me! It didn't help clear any of my acne / breakouts even after using it repeatedly every night! I'm extremely disappointed especially with how much I paid for it. I would not recommend and I will not buy this again

Manchester

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completely ineffective

3

Just one more thing to put on your face that doesn't do anything. Acne vs. booster ACNE is the hands down winner!

NJ

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Is this product safe for dry skin with breakouts? How often should I use it for my dry skin with breakouts? I started using it and my face broke out. Is this normal when starting a new product? How long should I use it until it clears up? Also I use Powerbright Trio. Do I apply the Breakout Control first after toning or C12 Serum?

Ashley

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. You can use it on breakouts and use C 12 on dark spots. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Is this safe to use while pregnant since it contains colloidal silver? I am not sure if that is safe topically while pregnant.

Jane

Hello, Please confirm with your doctor. Thanks

Bernadette

If you have an open pimple, are you suppose to not use this product? I often have cystic acne that leaves larger open sores, should this product not be used if the skin is broken?

Chrissie

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. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Given that this is an antibacterial treatment does this go before or after bioluminC serum in order of application? I would like to apply the treatment full face and invest in the c serum as well for treating and preventing hyperpigmentation. I know c serum can be exfoliating so wasn't sure on the order. Love this product!

Allison

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply Bio Lumin C all over and follow with Breakout Control. Apply Breakout Control to breakouts only. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I recently purchased c12 serum. In which order would I apply with conjunction with breakout control in AM and clearing gel in PM?

Erica

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Apply C12 Pure Bright Serum to hyperpigmentation spots and Breakout Control to breakouts. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Will this product cause the acne to purge in the first couple of weeks?? I've been using the precleanse balm, cleanser or daily exfoliant, breakout control, and moisturizer religiously for about 10 days and have a new breakout on my chin. Also, is there a product to help with the dark spots post acne? Thanks!

Erica

Hello Erica, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is normal to purge. You can use Daily Microfoliant and SPF to prevent more post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Would this product be a good or even better replacement for the discontinued clear start daytime treatment?

Taylah

Hello Taylah, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may like Emergency Spot fix or Special Clearing Booster, as they have Benzoyl Peroxide, like Clear Start Day Time Treatment did. Kind Regards, Bernadette

How much of the breakout control product should I use for the entire face?

Lynn

Hello Lynn, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use the size of a pea to dime for the whole face. Be sure what you apply is a thin, clear layer. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I use the entire medibac line and have started including breakout control and oil free matte into my regimen. However, I notice my face still very shiny after going through the steps and applying makeup. How can I incorporate everything I'm using for morning and evening?

Schelle

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. I advise you to add a hydrating mist, like Multi Active Toner. The skin needs oil and water to be healthy. It can produce its own oil but it cannot produce its own water. Therefore, if you hydrate the skin, you can balance it out and reduce excess oil production. Kind Regards, Bernadette

can I use the breakout control gel and oil control lotion together and if so how to I do so for the best results?

Jordy

Hi Jordy, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Breakout Control as a spot treatment on breakouts only. Oil Control Lotion is a moisturizer for the entire face. Kind Regards, Bernadette

 
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