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special clearing booster

topical breakout treatment

Concentrated spot treatment to accelerate breakout clearing. This 5% Benzoyl Peroxide treatment helps control bacteria, reduce irritation and shield against free radical damage. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.Learn More

Concentrated spot treatment to accelerate breakout clearing.Learn More

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special clearing booster

Concentrated spot treatment to accelerate breakout clearing. Before moisturizing, apply as a spot treatment directly to breakouts: this 5% Benzoyl Peroxide treatment, fortified with Zinc Sulfate, Tea Tree and Sage, helps control bacteria, reduce irritation and shield against free radical 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

  • Quickly dries breakouts.
  • Calming botanicals help soothe redness.
  • Helps regulate oil production to control future breakouts.

how to use

Before moisturizing, apply as a spot treatment to problem areas and allow to dry. Can also be used to boost clearing benefits of Oil Control Lotion, prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer, and other MediBac Clearing products. Apply every 6 to 8 hours as needed until breakout clears.

quick tip

Special Clearing Booster can be mixed with Oil Control Lotion or your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer to boost skin clearing benefits.

ingredients

Active ingredients: Benzoyl Peroxide (5.00%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-8, Polysorbate 20, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract , Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root, Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cyclodextrin, Hydrolyzed Algin, Silica, Zinc Sulfate, Benzophenone-4, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Butylene, Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, 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 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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4.2

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2.0

VERY STRONG

By 

from Stockton

Do not use with sensitive skin. Breakout control works much better and is much more gentle. Will hard your skin if you are sensitive!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Best acne treatment ever

By 

from WA

I'd tried every somewhat natural acne medicine out there with zero success. I'd developed terrible acne after moving to a new state / climate and discontinuing birth control. I didn't want anything that was tested on animals but I was getting desperate. I was embarrassed to be at work and was to the point of having to take sick days because I was so embarrassed to go to work with my terrible acne. I'd tried every Salicylic Acid product and also suffer products offered by companies that don't test on animals, with no success. FINALLY a friend suggested this Special Clearing Booster to me which was an absolute life (and job) saver! My skin will never be perfect, but it's amazingly so much better. I use this every single night, sometimes just as a spot treatment, sometimes all over my face. Yes, you need to exfoliate regularly but you should be doing that anyway for healthy skin. This product does have Benzoyl Peroxide, so I switched to white sheets and towels, though I'm not sure the concentration is strong enough to bleach linens. I recommend this product to everyone! I will die if they ever stop making this SCB! Dermalogica - please don't ever stop making this product! I will be buying this (and telling everyone about it) for the rest of my life!!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Part of my daily routine

By 

from Boston, MA

I use this product all over my t-zone - right under my moisturizer. It works so well, I can't remember the last time I had a pimple. Love it!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My skin would be horrible without it

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from Singapore

Verified Buyer

Comments about special clearing booster:

It prevents pimples and kills any existing ones fast. Amazing product part of my regime to prevent pimples and have flawless skin

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I highly recommend this product as a spot treatment

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from Walnut Creek, Ca

I use this as a spot treatment and it makes such a difference. Within a couple days the blemish and or breakout is gone. Love this product and would definitely recommend it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
3.0

Worked initially however very dry patchy itchy skin

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from Victoria

I tried this product after I was using other demalogica products and was getting good results however my adult acne on my neck just would not clear. A Beaty therapist recommended as they use demalogica. Was great after the first use, but my skin has become very red, inflamed and irritated in the areas I've applied after a few more uses and more pimples surfaced. Are you able to assist on the best way to use this product without getting this type of reaction?

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I will never step into this store

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from Australian Brisbane

This gives me serious red patch on my face every inch that I apply this booster on. and even my eyes are tooooo puffy to open!!! I have to book a GP to see what else I can do to help!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Such a fabulous addition

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from South Paris, Maine

Verified Buyer

Comments about special clearing booster:

This clearing booster is a great addition to my skin care set. As soon as I feel congestion I put a little dab on and it clears right up!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Very effective for spot treating blemishes

By 

from Seattle

Verified Buyer

Comments about special clearing booster:

I use this product to spot treat any blemishes or breakouts and I can usually see a difference the next day!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Red blotches all over my face

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from Texas

I received this in a trial form when I bought my face wash. I have used the wash for years with no issues. I try this product once and my entire face breaks out with red rashes and blotches. It almost looks as if my face is burnt.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    How safe and effective is this product after expiration?
    Asked on 2/9/2017 by Randy Jo from Pittsburgh PA

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      A:

      Hi Randy,

      We do not recommend to use any item after it's expiration date.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 2/10/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can you use this in conjunction with overnight clearing gel?
    Asked on 2/7/2014 by Vikki from Cardiff, UK

    7 answers

    • A:

      I alternate them

      Answered on 8/1/2016 by Jopet from Houston, TX, USA
    • A:

      No I didn't. I used it every other day

      Answered on 8/1/2016 by Jopet from Houston, TX, USA
    • A:

      Yes

      Answered on 12/9/2014 by samasama31 from San Jose, CA, USA
    • A:

      me personally, i would replace the OCG with the Special Clearing Booster.

      Answered on 6/10/2014 by MissyTalksAlot from Houston, TX
    • A:

      Yes, this can be used with other products such as the overnight clearing gel. Use the booster for spot treatment during the day or right before bed, then follow up with the clearing gel before bed.

      Answered on 7/17/2014 by tiffport from Wichita, KS
    • A:

      Yes, you may use both of these products together. Overnight Clearing Gel is applied all over clean skin at night and Special Clearing Booster is a spot treatment only to be used on breakout as needed for day and night.

      Answered on 3/3/2014 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
    • A:

      When needed I use a thin layer of overnight clearing gel on my entire face and then a small amount of special clearing booster on the actual blemish. It works great for me every time :)

      Answered on 3/24/2014 by Jenm from Philadelphia, PA, USA
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