What’s the difference between Clear Start and MediBac Clearing?

There are loads of products out there designed to deal with acne, but it’s important to choose one that’s right for your age and skin type. As we get older, our complexion changes and has distinct characteristics.

Dermalogica has two lines dedicated to fighting pimples. Clear Start is formulated for teens, while MediBac Clearing is formulated for adults. This is because younger, breakout-prone skin has a different set of needs.

Teen skin experiences more oiliness, particularly around the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), and has smaller, superficial comedones (bumpy, pimply skin). For those who are predisposed to hereditary breakouts, oil may also be thicker and stickier. As a result, products with ingredients that help reduce bacteria, irritation and oiliness are important at this stage.

Adult skin tends to experience more inflammation, leading to cysts and deeper lesions, usually around the mouth, chin and jawline. Adult acne tends to be more persistent, and the skin tends to be less resilient. Adults may also want to treat other skin concerns, such as signs of ageing, at the same time. For them, ingredients that help reduce inflammation are most important.

Clear Start takes a multi-level approach to clearing zits, combining the best of nature’s botanicals and the science of skin care. The formulas mix serious, medicated ingredients with skin-soothing botanicals – which means they’re tough on breakouts, but kind to your skin.