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overnight clearing gel

clearing, purifying treatment

Nighttime gel helps clear breakouts and reduce visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid sloughs off pore-clogging skin cells – a process that slows with age – to inhibit development of further breakouts.Learn More

Nighttime gel helps clear breakouts and reduce visible skin aging.Learn More

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overnight clearing gel

Nighttime gel helps clear breakouts and reduce visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid sloughs off pore-clogging skin cells – a process that slows with age – to inhibit development of further breakouts. Tea Tree Oil soothes skin while you sleep. Contains Niacinamide, Biotin, Zinc Gluconate and Caffeine, as well as natural extracts of Meadowsweet, Yeast and Licorice.
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.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Removes impaction plugs from the follicle to relieve congestion and breakout activity.
  • Helps regulate oil production.
  • Helps calm irritation brought on by breakouts.

how to use

At night, apply a thin layer all over cleansed face and allow to absorb. In the morning, wash off with Clearing Skin Wash, then, for maximum treatment results, apply Clearing Mattifier to breakout-prone areas. Use nightly as needed.

quick tip

Can be applied all over or to zones experiencing breakouts and congestion.


Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2.0%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-32, Butylene Glycol, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20 , Glycerin, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides , Mahonia, Aquifolium Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Crithmum Maritimum, Extract, Yeast Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biotin, Panthenol, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camphor, 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid, Sebacic Acid, 1,10-Decanediol, Nordihydroquaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Zinc Gluconate, Zinc Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Grandis, (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Artemisia Vulgaris Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil.

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.

I love it


Dermalogica's overnight clearing gel has been a lifesaver for me, it definitely works but it can be drying so I recommend only using it when you have a break out and not preventatively. It clears up breakouts fast!

New Hampshire, usa


Not sure how effective this is


I cannot tell if it is really helping. There are days i feel the acne clears and then i get breakouts again


really good lmao


alri ik it's a lil expensive, but it cleared my body acne!!! i used to be too insecure to wear tank tops, but this boosted my confidence so much. but it doesn't get 5 stars bc it didn't really do anything to my acne on my face. it might work for you tho so i definitely recommend !!

scottsdale az


Great for Adult Acne


I was originally introduced to this product at SPA when they were completing the new Pro Peel Procedure. I had mentioned there were these 2 pimples that I could never get rid of. She put a bit of this on and my pimples actually went away. After a few weeks, the pimples came back and I went into a store to purchase the product. It cleared my skin up overnight!

Calgary, Canada


This product is my emergency lifeline!


This product really helped me clear breakouts and all I had to do was sleep with it on. My face was looking clearer within 2 days! I highly recommend for anyone struggling with stubborn breakout areas.

Hope Mills, NC


Works well in medibac routine


I got the medibac travel size kit to try some products out for the first time with adult acne. I will say sometimes it did dry me out more then i would have liked, but it never over irritated anything. A little goes a long way. It works much better for me as a routine with cleanser, toner, overnight gel, breakout control, and moisturizer. I would still reccomend it.



Cannot Do Without This Product


Although I'm way beyond teenage acne I still get a breakouts. I immediately apply the Overnight Clearing Gel and the spot is pretty much gone in the morning. I cannot live without this product as it has never disappointed me. I love this product.

Clayton, NC





North Carolina




I was recommended this product by a Dermalogica trained esthetician when receiving a facial at a local spa who utilizes this line in their services. I have mild adult acne and so wanted to love this (especially considering the cost). Sadly other than the nice scent, this product did nothing for me and my acne and Breakouts have definitely not improved at all. What a shame. I've been using it nightly for probably 3 months and no improvements to report.

Saskatoon, SK


Clears bumps on chin


This has helped to clear up bumps on my chin




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Is this product vegan?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes this product is Vegan. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product non-comedogenic?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product does not clog pores. In face, it treats clogs in the pores. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Do I apply moisturizer first then apply overnight clearing gel?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply Overnight Clearing Gel to skin with breakouts and moisturizer to healthy skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I started to use this to clear up some spots. My skin is usually blemish free. I started to get a cluster of many spots in areas that I haven't had spots. It's been 6 weeks and it's not improved. Is this still purging?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try to use it on breakouts only. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, if I am also using a vitamin C serum at night should I alternate with the clearing gel every other night or can they be layered? Is the clearing gel effective with every other night usage or should it be applied nightly?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Overnight Clearing Gel with BioLumin-C Serum, on alternate nights. Or you can use one in the morning and one at night. However, it would be at your discretion, depending on your skin's tolerance. Try a patch test to be sure. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product safe to use while pregnant?


Hello Lisa, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use this while pregnant due to the Salicylic Acid. You may like Breakout Control. 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

Hello. I started to use this product like 10 days ago. I don't have so much acne, but wanted to start with salicylic acid to avoid any acne at any time. Now I have so much breakout and it started after using overnight breakout control. Can it promote acne, is it only in the beginning? What should I do? I want to go on salicylic acid due to its benefits, but now my skin is pretty bad


The reason why you maybe be experiencing these new breakouts is because this product also brings out the congestion in your skin. Your skin has to get worse before it gets better in a sense. Keep using it though and it will bring up that congestion and clear those breakouts!

Bruce the Esthetician

Hello Marty, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is normal for the skin to purge in the beginning. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this an acne treatment and moisturizer in one?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is a hydrating gel. Therefore, you do not need to follow if a moisturizer. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Why can a moisturizer not be applied over top? Should this be used as a spot treatment or can I put it on my entire face, avoiding the eye area?


Hello, This is a hydrating gel. There is no need to apply moisturizer on top since it hydrates the skin on its own. It should be applied to areas with acne only. If you have a full face of acne, you can apply it to the entire face. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I've been using Overnight Clearing Gel for months but I just realized I may have been applying it incorrectly with my other Dermalogica products. Can you explain the order in which I should be applying these products after cleansing? I currently use MultiActive Toner, Active Moist, and Overnight Clearing Gel after using Precleanse and Special Cleansing Gel.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply Overnight Clearing Gel to areas with breakouts and Active Moist to healthy skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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