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Dermalogica Active Clearing Retinol Clearing Oil 30mL

4.5 of 41 reviews

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Retinol and Salicylic - finally together! The dream team combine in Dermalogica Active Clearing Retinol Clearing Oil to create this skin-smoothing, skin-soothing high-performance night oil for those of use with breakout AND anti-ageing concerns.  

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Dermalogica Active Clearing Retinol Clearing Oil Reviews

4.5 of 41 reviews

84% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

good oil


This has reduced my acne and it is good but expensive

Most Helpful Criticism

not a fan


I fell for the marketing on this one and didn't like it at all. It's supppper oily and has a weird smell which i don't mind if the product does it's job but this one did nothing for me. Maybe too gentle for my skin, i'm not sure but I won't finish the bottle.
  1. Nice product, doesn't give quick results

    Dermalogica oil

    I bought this as I trust the Dermalogica brand and wanted to try a decent retinol oil. I don't have acne or major breakouts, but I do have some large pores and some pigmentation that I was hoping to target with retinol. It certainly goes on nicely and has a neutral scent, I've been applying every 3-4 days, but I can't say I've noticed any big differences in my skin texture or quality. I am going t...
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  2. ok product


    I had a 3 mil sample of this product, the oil is so light and sinks in very nicely and is a good for dry skin, however after some uses didnt see much effect on the clearing aspect of it, I expected high based on the brand and reviews however maybe after a month of use you are going to see more effect.
  3. Not a miracle cure


    For the price I really expected a lot more from this product. Hasn’t made much a difference to my skin at all and is not a pleasant product to apply as it has a petroleum-like smell and feels very oily (I know, it’s an oil). The dropper is also hard to use as it squirts quite forcefully. Dermalogica really missed the mark on this one in my opinion
  4. Good starter retinol


    This is a lovely product that glides on and absorbs well without sitting on the skin or feeling oily. I haven’t seen huge results from any Dermalogica product really, other than the micro exfoliator, so I was a bit skeptical and after a few nights using the sample I didn’t see any miracle results. Smells pretty strong and I’d invest in a stronger retinol for results, however if be interested to co...
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  5. oily


    This product was too oily on my skin and I haven't noticed much of a difference after using this product
  6. not a fan


    verified purchaser
    I fell for the marketing on this one and didn't like it at all. It's supppper oily and has a weird smell which i don't mind if the product does it's job but this one did nothing for me. Maybe too gentle for my skin, i'm not sure but I won't finish the bottle.
  7. good oil


    This has reduced my acne and it is good but expensive
  8. A good addition to your routine


    verified purchaser
    I've been using this for a few weeks now. I do love it and will continue to buy it but it hasn't miraculously healed my moderate acne as I hoped it might after reading other reviews.

    I use it every night without irritation, and would say I have experienced benefits in terms of skin texture as my skin is much softer.
  9. Wonder product


    I was recommended this by a Dermalogica expert and after trying it, I can confidently say it seemed to work for me. Obviously, I was a bit apprehensive at first given that it's an oil but I think the retinol really does work wonders. I can't speak to the long-term benefits of it yet but I am seriously considering investing in the full size.
  10. Very impressed

    Viki D

    I was very surprised that this product actually worked for me. I do only use it on my chin as it is a problem area but my acne has completely cleared and there is a dramatic reduction of redness. Only used at night so the oiliness doesn’t concern me.
  11. It works!


    I don't get breakout so much but have a lot of blocked pores and little whiteheads. Since I've been using this - about 3 nights a week - my skin is much clearer! It's not at all drying and works as promised!
  12. Unique! A must try.


    This is such a unique product. I love the way it feels on my skin. I think this is a great entry level option for someone new to using retinol.
  13. Left my skin oily


    An interesting product which I was excited to try. However, it left my skin feeling super oily and slick. I think it must be the concentration of retinol as I've had similar experiences with other retinol products. I only used it once so can't really comment on effects on my skin.
  14. best retinol i have used


    this retinol oil is lightweighted and doesnt irritate or dry the skin like other ones i have used.
    although the first time when i put it on, the smell was so strong and almost like petrol to me. i had to hold my nose, but i will still give the thumbs up for this great product coz it cleared out my hormonal spots in less than a week! MUST BUY!!
  15. Must have


    Love this product. It has helped clear my acne scars and reduced the amount of pimples and hormonal acne I was getting. Whilst slightly expensive, definitely worth it and would recommend.
  16. Very different!


    This is really different to any other retinol i have used before. Feels like an oil, but is super light weight. Has really helped keep my hormonal acne under control. The smell can be a bit offputting though
  17. love this new retinol oil


    I have bought this as I am a fanatic retinol user and interested in adding the retinol oil to my nighttime routine to tackle my breakouts on the chin especially. The oil texture is not too greasy as they call it dry oil. It sinks into the skin soon right after your skin toner. Hope it will help the wrinkles too as it says this oil is to prevent the premature aging as well. Overall I am happy with...
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  18. Works well to help fight breakouts


    Works well to help fight breakouts, it's quite intense though I feel it's better to use it just once a week.
  19. worth every penny


    love this stuff. It makes your skin soft and really clears up my spots. It smells fantastic and absorbs quickly.
  20. miracle spot treatment


    This retinol clearing oil has helped me prevent more acne from occurring. Highly recommend.
  21. Dermalogica


    This is great! I have been using it for around a month now, honestly, the results are pretty good. My skin feels a lot smoother and I have been getting significantly fewer breakouts. Though, if you're looking for something to lighten acne scars, this might not be your go-to.
  22. OBSESSED with this


    So freaking happy i bought this, its super hydrating, and has literally turned my skin around. My texture has improved, skin looks brighter and less dull, hydrated, wake up feeling super super soft and glowly and its been such a gentle start to retinols.
  23. Great facial oil for combo skin!


    Really loving this clearing oil! I have combo skin with an oily t-zone, break outs on my chin and forehead and starting to develop fine lines so I was looking for a product to assist with all of these concerns. This oil has not disappointed! After cleansing my face, I use about 6 drops every night followed by my moisturizer. It absorbs quickly into the skin and leaves skin feeling soft. I have bee...
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  24. Loving this!


    I got a sample of this and it is lasting a long time - it shows that you only need a little bit, it goes a long way. I'm going to purchase the full size. It is a bit on the expensive side, but basically two in one product. I have actually noticed an improvement in my pimples since trying this. Makes me optimistic! The oil consistency is thin and sinks in well. Lovely product.
  25. Not sure


    Really wanted to love this. I have Hotmail acne and thought this would help, been using for 3 weeks every night and I’ve actually started breaking out more. I am continuing using it hoping it may be my skin getting used to it. Haven’t noticed any other skin improvements though. Probably wouldn’t repurchase
  26. Great beginners retinol


    Amazing product. Gentle beginners retinol
  27. Great retinol


    This is a great way to get started on retinols. I was given a sample and noticed an immediate difference in my skin. My bumps and blackheads were reduced overnight as were other blemishes. Although it is on the pricier side, I thought it was worth it to get a full size product, as it has been very difficult to find a product that actually works. My only complaint would be the price. The oil is a n...
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  28. Excellent oil


    For someone with oily skin I was pleasantly surprised at how little of this oil was needed to cover the whole face. It absorbs really well, no residue and was gentle enough for first time use for me.
  29. Love this product

    Skincare queen

    Love the product although I feel my jaw is still quite difficult to clear, for the rest of my face it’s worked wonders. It does feel a bit heavier than the other serums I use but is fine once it absorbs
  30. 6 weeks in and I am loving it


    I really wanted to wait a few weeks of usage before using this product to give a try review.
    I have now been using it for 6 weeks and love it.
    Recently I have been suffering bad breakouts and pimples leave me with pigmentation scars. This seems to have help clear up the breakouts, and is not leaving the scar so dark.

    It's great to be able to have the 2 in the 1 with the ...
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  31. amazing retinol


    I've only just started using this retinol and am loving how it absorbs into my skin. I like to apply it at night and it leaves my skin so bright and clear in the morning.

  32. So impressed!!!


    None of the oil base products worked for me until I knew retinol active clearing oil. I have oily acne prone skin and I'm really enjoying to use it, my skin is getting better every day.
    Can't wait to see long term results.
  33. Well worth it!


    I got this product as a sample and after using for two nights HAD to buy it.
    It's a little on the exxy side, but I figure it's worth it as it's basically two products in one!
  34. It really works!


    This product is worth the price! It works amazing. I love how hydrating it is. Although it smells a bit funny, you get used to it!
  35. Beautiful oil


    Another great dermalogica product.
    Received as sample and would definitely consider purchasing only downside the price but certainly worth it.
    Skin looks and feels amazing.
    Very hydrating.
    Great product.
  36. Buy it!


    This has dramatically helped clear my skin and combat future breakouts.. finally something that works!
    I use this every night before a small amount of active moist.
  37. Superstar Product

    Emma C

    When I first heard about this product I was excited - Retinol and Salicylic acids are two hero ingredients for my skin concerns (fine lines, pigmentation and breakouts). I'm pleased to say this product has not disappointed. My skin can be sensitive, so I started using the oil once every few days, but have been able to increase that to every night without any sensitivity or ill effects. My skin has...
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  38. Really good starter retinol


    This is a great starter retinol product. It doesn’t dry out or irritate my dry-combo skin at all. I am 24 for reference, and find this keeps any pimples at bay.
  39. Great starter if you haven’t used retinol before


    The perfect product to ease your way into using retinol
  40. Dermalogica retinol clearing oil


    This product is amazing. I have incredibly sensitive, dry/ combination skin that has had a significant breakout with acne as my hormones are all over the place. Woke up the next morning after using this oil and I was glowing! Redness and acne had settled, blackheads virtually gone. Best my skin has looked in a long time. Only issue is that it smells (almost like kerosene), so if you can get over t...
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  41. Game changer


    I've been using this since it was released and so far the texture of my skin has improved and so has my acne scarring. I'm not a huge fan of how long it takes to absorb, I usually give it about half an hour until it's less shiny then put on a moisturiser. I use it every second day now. My skin feels amazing and soft he following morning.
  42. amazing


    this oil is incredible. I love retinol as an ingredient so I was excited to see how this product would compare. it was amazing and I will continue to use and purchase. The oil isn't too thick and doesn't leave a weird film on the skin.
  43. Awesome product


    This is a great retinol! Cleared my skin right up and left it brighter and more even
  44. Amazing


    This retinol oil is incredible! My skin has improved so much since using it. Clears up breakouts while helping with aging. It’s quite moisturising for a retinol so I really love it
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