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clearing mattifier

breakout-fighting shine control

Medicated balm helps clear breakouts, reduce congestion and control shine. A patent-pending Cinnamon Bark blend helps eliminate bacteria to reduce blackheads, as botanicals bioregulate oil secretions in skin, reducing oil and shine.Learn More

Medicated balm helps clear breakouts, reduce congestion and control shine.Learn More

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clearing mattifier

Medicated balm helps clear breakouts, reduce congestion and control shine. Apply after cleansing and toning to help maintain an all-day matte finish, and to smooth away fine lines and uneven texture. A patent-pending Cinnamon Bark blend helps eliminate bacteria to reduce blackheads, as botanicals bioregulate oil secretions in skin, reducing oil and shine. Vitamin A helps increase elasticity to reverse the signs of photoaging. Green Tea and Licorice calm aggravation associated with breakouts as antioxidant Grape Seed and Vitamin E help defend against skin damage.
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

  • Provides superior shine control and diminishes fine lines.
  • Exfoliates impaction plugs; clears congested follicles.
  • Helps minimize future breakout activity.

how to use

After cleansing in the morning, apply sparingly to areas prone to excess oil production or breakouts. If needed, follow with Oil Control Lotion or prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer. For best skin clearing results, use daily in the morning, and use Overnight Clearing Gel in the evening.

quick tip

Makes a great pre-make-up treatment that helps minimize oil and smooth fine lines.

ingredients

Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid (2.0%). Other ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethoxydiglycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Biotin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Sarcosine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PTFE, Capryloyl Glycine, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, water/aqua/eau.

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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4.4

(based on 85 reviews)

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    (58)

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    (17)

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4.0

I would buy this product again.

By 

from SAVANNAH

Verified Buyer

I live this way this product makes my skin look and feel flawless.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again!

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

I love love love the clearing mattifier! I don't go a day without using it. During the week it's great for under makeup. It keeps me matte and shine free all day. It's also great on the weekends to wear alone to keep my makeup free face fresh and shine free while running around.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
1.0

Irritated my skin

By 

from Stockton

This product irritated my skin to the extreme. Horrible.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Love this product!!

By 

from Ozark, AR

Verified Buyer

This product has been the only thing that keeps my makeup looking fresh all day long. I am normally blotting by the afternoon because my face is so oily. But this product allows my makeup to last longer and helps keep my face clear of acne.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

velvet goodness

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from NJ

Really does what it says it is going to do. Wish it had a little less acid in it because it gets to be too much after a few days especially on the sensitive sides of my nose. Really unfortunate cause it is a joy to put on (so smooth) and really keeps you matte. If you have really bad blackheads maybe not so bad.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!!

By 

from South Carolina

I live in the most humid place on earth and I had the world's oiliest skin! I started using this every morning after cleansing with the dermal clay cleanser and now my skin is oil free! My make up doesn't slide 5 minutes after I put it on any more and I can actually touch my face through out the day and not have grease all over my hands. So happy with this stuff!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good mattifying product

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from Indianapolis, IN

I liked this, but with all of the other acne product, I don't need this as much.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is my I can't live without it product

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from Latrobe PA

Verified Buyer

After I wash my face I put this all over it and then put my powder foundation on top it keeps my skin clear and holds my makeup in place all day

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mattifying Madness

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from Houston, TX

Verified Buyer

This works! I have SUPER oily skin and when I put it on, the shine goes away immediately!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So Helpful

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from Newton NH

I have been using this every morning and night for about two months, and it has drastically reduced the severity and duration of occasional hormonal acne around my jawline. I am surprised at how long the product has lasted me, considering the itsy bitsy size of the tube is. It goes on nicely and smoothly.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

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  • Q:

    What am I supposed to use every morning now that you have discontinued my favorite product?
    Asked on 12/5/2017 by Lass at a Loss from Tampa Bay, FL

    2 answers

    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hello Lass,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Hydrablur on top of an oil free moisturizer like Active Moist.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 12/11/2017 by Anonymous
    • CUSTOMER CARE

      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 12/7/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I am 42 years and currently having acne breakout. I am using overnight clearing gel at night. Is it better to use Clearing Mattifier or Breakout Control in the morning? Also, can I still use my oil control even though it expired two months ago (June).
    Asked on 8/15/2017 by Ade from Lagos, Nigeria

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Ade,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use expired products. You can use Clearing Mattifier under Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day for best results.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/16/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, Can you please confirm the correct order in which I should use this product during the day:
    1. Special cleansing gel
    2. Daily superfoliant
    3. Antioxidant hydramist
    4. Clearing mattifier
    5. Active moist/Skin smoothing cream?
    5. Oil free matte SPF
    6. Breakout control
    Asked on 8/5/2017 by Sam from LA,CA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Sam,

      Thank you for being a Dermalogica customer. You can use the products in this way:

      Morning
      Special Cleansing Gel
      Antioxidant Hydramist
      Clearing Mattifier
      Oil Free Matte SPF 30

      Evening
      Special Cleansing Gel
      Daily Superfoliant
      Antioxidant Hydramist
      Breakout Control
      Active Moist or Skin Smoothing Cream

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/8/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Should I put this on first or sunscreen first? Also, do I still need to apply makeup primer over this?
    Asked on 8/4/2017 by Karen from Los Angeles, CA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Karen,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply Clearing Mattifier first and follow with your preferred SPF. The primer step afterwards is optional.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/8/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Would you recommend using the mattifier followed by the oil control lotion and then the mattifying SPF? Are all three necessary in tandem or is that too much? Should I be wary of putting on the sunscreen without a moisturizing base?
    Asked on 6/26/2017 by MMEMCC from Denver, CO

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Clearing Mattifier and Oil Free Matte SPF 30 in the morning and Oil Control Lotion at night.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 6/26/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, I have been using Active Moist and love it, but during the day my skin can get oily by lunch time. Can I layer this under Active Moist for more oil control? Will it ball up under my foundation?
    Asked on 4/21/2017 by Leila

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Leila,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clearing Mattifier is amazing to shrink pores and mattify the skin. Please use Clearing Mattifier under and SPF. I recommend Oil Free Matte SPF 30.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/21/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I am 52 and use Super Rich Repair on my dry cheeks and forehead. I had great results, but my nose is really oily and has large pores. Should I use this as a primer on my nose and a different primer on the reat of my face?
    Thank you!
    Asked on 2/19/2017 by Karen from Baltimore

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Hydrablur as a primer if you have combination skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 2/21/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I'm having more and more acne flare ups so I'm using an entire acne line. At night I already use the clearing skin wash followed with the overnight clearing gel, but during the day I use the special clearing booster as a spot treatment. Could I use the special clearing booster with this product and in what order?
    Asked on 1/29/2017 by Natalie from Charlotte, NC

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Natalie,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clearing Mattifier can be used during the day, under SPF. You can use the size of a pea for the whole face. It helps oil, breakouts, blackheads, etc.

      Overnight Clearing Gel is a sister product to Clearing Mattifier. It can be applied all over and will have breakouts, oil, blackheads, etc.

      If you are using both of these items, Special Clearing Booster is not necessary.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/30/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can you use this product over or under Breakout Control, followed by the lotion? Or, would you use either mattifier or breakout control?
    Asked on 12/5/2016 by Amy from Oregon

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Amy,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is a spot treatment. Clearing Mattifier is to control oil and pores. You can use Clearing Mattifier under SPF during the day and Breakout Control, under moisturizer, at night.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 12/9/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Does this product have a tint and is it subtitle for darker complexions? Can you wear it as a primer?
    Asked on 9/29/2016 by ArtiBleu from Houston, TX

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clearing Mattifier is completely clear. You can use the size of a pea for the whole face under an SPF like Oil Free Matte SPF 30. This combination works fantastically to keep the skin matte and shine free all day. It works excellently under makeup as well.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 9/30/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
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