clearing skin wash

breakout clearing foam

Foaming cleanser helps clear skin and reduce visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and smooth away dullness that contributes to visible skin aging.Learn More

Foaming cleanser helps clear oils and bacteria on breakout-prone skin.Learn More

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clearing skin wash

Foaming cleanser helps clear skin and reduce visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and smooth away dullness that contributes to visible skin aging. Menthol and Camphor help cool the skin. Contains extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree. Skin is left clean and prepped for optimal absorption of Active Clearing treatment ingredients.
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.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Clears away excess oil without stripping skin.
  • Helps prevent future breakouts.
  • Soothing botanicals help calm irritation.

how to use

Perform the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that begins with PreCleanse. Work a pea-sized amount into a lather in wet hands. Apply to dampened face and throat, massaging in circular motions while concentrating on areas of congestion and oiliness. Avoid eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with Skin Purifying Wipes and prescribed MediBac Clearing regimen.

quick tip

Establish a cleansing routine morning and night to enhance acne-fighting benefits.


Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid .50%. Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Angelica Archangelica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicas Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lactic Acid, Algae Extract, Menthol, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camphor, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl PCA, Disodium EDTA Copper, Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol.

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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game changer


I'm going to go ahead and paste this review for every dermalogica product I own. I was experiencing terrible chronic breakouts on my cheeks and forehead, not to mention I've had blackheads and whiteheads on my nose and chin that you could see from space since I was 15 (I'm 27). I started using the precleanse balm, clearing skin wash, toner, and pure light/pure night am/pm moisturizers since July. My skin has never felt and looked this great. My forehead/cheek acne completely cleared up (minus the occasional hormone-induced chin pimple), and I finally can't see my pores anymore. I only use a little powder foundation now (to get rid of some shininess). It is liberating. I had tried the solodine antibiotic from my dermatologist, washing my pillowcases/towels/makeup brushes constantly, drinking as much water as possible, probiotics, etc, and none of it really helped that much compared to these products.



best exfoliating cleanser


strong but yet gentle on sensitive skin



my skin has never been clearer


i love this cleanser and the one i keep going back to. makes my face so clean everytime and its super clear. i get compliments all the time on how great my skin is.

New Jersey


This is my go to item


I buy this constantly ever since it was recommended to me by a dermatologist probably 20 years ago.

Chevy Chase, MD


love this product


this product keeps my skin in check. i havent used anything like it and it doesnt dry out your face like most acne cleansers.

New Jersey


Love the product but not the packaging


Let me start by saying that Dermalogica has been my favorite skincare line for nearly 3 years now and the majority of my products are from this brand! I haven't had any issues with the products, and haven't had issues with packaging until the last time I ordered this cleanser. It did take over a month or so for me to realize that there was a small crack on the lid that the gel has continuously (albeit slowly) seeped out of and left my counter a mess. Every time I have to touch the bottle my hands are left sticky. I figured it was a one-time issue but whenever I received the sample size of this, the same thing happened but I noticed it quicker this time. I love that the bottle isn't a pump, so it's disappointing that I'll have to look elsewhere for cleansers in the meantime.



Blemishes? What blemishes?


My husband and I have BOTH been using this product. (Him as a body wash, Me on my face) and the DIFFERENCE we have seen!!!! Wow!!! I love the way this product FEELS and I love the results I'm seeing. My skin is breaking out less and the blemishes my husband was having are clearing up as well. This is a WONDERFUL product.



Totally worth it


I bought this product on a whim. I seen videos and all talking about how good it was. So I bought it and I'm glad I did. It works great. I just bought my second bottle.

Lakeland, FL


Awesome product!


Great daily acne face wash. Even keeps my skin clear around menstruation. And it smells great with no skin burning.

Clarks Summit, PA




My skin has been problematic lately. I was breaking out around my chin and on my cheeks which has never happened before. I tried it on a whim and I loveee it! I used the oil control lotion and the overnight gel and it works WONDERS. My skin is totally clear now after a month.




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Would it be good to use if I have oily skin?: I don't really know much about dermalogica, but I'm a teenager and I have slightly oily skin,and I have acne.


Hello, Clearing Skin Wash is for a face full of acne. Dermal Clay Cleanser is for oily skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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