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Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash 177ml

4.5 of 184 reviews

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Looking to clear your skin, remove build-ups and achieve a deep cleanse? Then get yourself the new Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash!

  • Cruelty Free
  • Sulphate Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Cosmeceuticals

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SUPERIOR - 91% recommend

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  • Teens
  • 20s

Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Oiliness and shine

Skin Type:

  • Normal to oily
  • Oily

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Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash Reviews

4.5 of 184 reviews

91% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Effective and non-irritating


An effective cleanser that is cleans my oily skin thoroughly while also managing to be non-irritating. It also really helps with keeping my breakouts at a minimum. A small bit is all you need for each use, so this bottle will last.

Most Helpful Criticism

Nice try


It works on my skin
  1. Effective and non-irritating


    An effective cleanser that is cleans my oily skin thoroughly while also managing to be non-irritating. It also really helps with keeping my breakouts at a minimum. A small bit is all you need for each use, so this bottle will last.
  2. Perfect for breakouts


    Perfect for breakouts, skin felt clean, my breakouts halved over night!! Will recommend this, and now buy larger bottle for my teenagers!!
  3. Fantastic!


    It foams really well and you actually need less than you think. Also good value for money, but if you want to invest in this go with the 295ml one.
  4. Great less expensive option


    I like this wash, good for make up removal at the end of the day or morning to freshen up. I have combination skin and it has not irritated my skin
  5. Feels good on my skin


    My skin is left clean but not stripped. I like this face wash
  6. Nice try


    It works on my skin
  7. New favourite cleanser


    I am super impressed by this cleanser. I use it every day and have noticed my skin feels super clean after using and it definitely helps to clear breakouts. Will continue to use this for sure
  8. Pretty good


    Gives the skin a good clean. Definitely helps with blackheads and irritation. I think it’s good!
  9. Generally Good


    It only takes a small amount to clean your face, it lathers up well. It makes your skin feel clean and refreshed without drying it out.
  10. Really nice


    this gives my skin a really good deep clean but is not irritating
  11. Good for oil and combination skin


    Good for oil and combination skin
  12. Quality AM cleanser


    Great cleanser to start the day with. Leaves my skin smooth and makes my make up much easier to apply!
  13. good


    this is a good cleanser, does everything it needs too and nice packaging
  14. Really great cleanser!


    One of my favourite cleanser! Can't go wrong with this one. Helps to prevent acne and breakouts. Very gentle and nice on the skin.
  15. Can't go wrong


    You can't cant go wrong with this cleanser it is that good. Leaves you face feeling super clean without stripping your skin
  16. helped clear my skin


    This product helped clear up my skin. However it does leave my skin feeling a little dry sometimes. Overall a great cleanser
  17. Does what it says


    It does do what it says but it makes my skin feeling dry after washing it off
  18. Amazing- Gentle But Effective!


    I have been using this cleanser for about a year and it is perfect for acne-prone skin. I have noticed that it does not contain sulphates, which are in many other cleansers and are known to strip the skin. It smells amazing, foams up nicely and does not leave the skin feeling tight or stripped. Highly Recommend this cleanser!
  19. great


    everything you need, a simple yet effective cleanser that doesn't smell strong and has nice packaging.
  20. Pretty good


    Switched from my old cleanser to try this one. Was surprised how gentle it was. My skin felt very clean and the scent was very subtle. Foams up a lot so the bottle lasts ages.
  21. Perfect for my teen


    My teenager loves this brand. Cleans her skin leaving it soft but fresh and non drying
  22. Helped get rid of my pimples


    I annoyingly get pimples on my chin in my 20's and this really helped clear it all up! An amazing product for such a good price. the bottle also lasts a while.
  23. Go to


    I have been using this for about 2 years now and it honestly never does be wrong!! Too scared to try another cleanser I love it that much
  24. Excellent product


    Very effective, easy to use and doesn’t dry out skin too much. My teenage son uses this in the shower and it helps keep his skin clear. Highly recommend.
  25. My skins bestfriend


    Honestly my skin has a turn around almost immediately within the first week of using this product, recommended it to a few friends and they’ve all been extremely impressed. Definitely staying in my skin care routine from now on ☺️
  26. Never goes wrong with dermalogica


    Outstanding product, my skin loves it !
  27. SO helpful


    My skin gets congested all of the time and this helps a lot with clearing up my spots! Definitely necessary in my skin routine.
  28. Pleasantly surprised!


    At first when I originally used this product I didn't really enjoy it as my skin was sensitive (another product had caused this) but I started using it again and It's honestly one of my go to cleansers, it really gives a deep clean and really great for my acne as it has salicylic acid in it! Definitely recommend giving it a try for acne prone skin.
  29. Harsh for sensitive skin


    I have a bit of a sensitive skin and I feel this is very harsh for me. I didn’t see it doing anything for me other than making my skin itch and dry
  30. Love the Clear Start range


    I am 27 and have combination skin, and have had hormonal acne since I was around 14. I bought this product with three other Clear Start products for the first time around ten months ago, and have never looked back. I have used this as my daily cleanser ever since and intend to keep using it indefinitely. Really with the cleanser and the entire range!
  31. great packaging


    I use this cleanser as a second step in my nightly double cleanse. Love the packaging and it seems to do an okay job. Nothing groundbreaking but for the price and as a second cleanser I will keep reusing. Not sure if I would repurchase it though
  32. Kind to your skin


    This is my first Dermalogica product I've ticked off the list, and it feels super gentle on my skin. It foams well and doesn't feel harsh/like it is drying or stripping my skin. I've used this generally in the mornings and I felt like it's made a difference with breakouts.
  33. Helping calm break outs without stripping


    I have been using this on my face and body it has been working well, it is not too harsh and does not leave the skin dry. Good value for money
  34. Use when I have a break out


    I come back to this when my skin is going through a breakout, always helps and I love it!
  35. Keep coming back.

    Tiana Renee

    Only cleanser that I've bothered to keep buying. I ran out and noticed break outs returning. I notice a genuine difference in my skin using this cleanser.
  36. Great for teens & pre-teens


    I got this and other clear start products for my pre teen who was starting to break out.
    This has definitely made a difference to the severity and duration of her break outs and prevented more. Easy to use and cost effective for the target age group
  37. AMAZING!


    I’ve heard great things about this cleanser and there’s no wonder why! it’s amazing, usually i steer clear of ‘breakout clearing’ or foaming washes as they can strip and make my skin worse but this is beautiful, my skin is so bright, clear and clean and it keeps all my breakouts at bay, I love it! it’s a must try!
  38. not good for dry skin

    Perfecting Skin

    this has to be the worst cleanser ever. it broke me out even more and made my skin dry and flakey. i only had 2,3 breakouts when i started using it and it increased to about 5,6 by 2,3 weeks of using it.
  39. Pretty decent!


    This is one of the only cleansers that has helped to clear my adult acne up. It's great and not overly drying on my oily skin either.
  40. Has help clear up my son's face


    I was recommended this product from a friend to try and clear up my son's acne. We have been using this range for a week now and have seen some great improvements. I ordered a sample kit and have now ordered full size products as we are happy with what we've seen.
  41. Worst wash ever


    i had been using it for a week now when i saw my skin around the nose and mouth turning red. i stopped using this and it was better. i don't think this is for sensitive or even combination skin or dry skin. this is just designed for oily skin i think. i am highly disappointed in the product.
  42. Best cleanser


    Really really nice cleanser! One of my favourites. Helps keep my acne at bay!
  43. best face wash for acne


    i struggle with acne especially on my cheeks. i have sensitive, oily, breakout prone skin and i am very cautious about what i put on my face. i decided to try this after reading the amazing reviews and it did not disappoint. after a few days of using this cleanser i could tell my skin was brighter and clearer with no redness in sight. after 2 weeks it had cleared my acne. definitely recommend


    This was one of the first products I used from Dermalogica and it will be an all-time favourite. This cleared all of my breakouts, exactly as it states in the name. It also leaves your skin feeling extra clean after washing your face, creating a great base for the rest of my skincare regime. I also love that a little goes a long way with this product, making it last for months even using it twice ...
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  45. Made my breakouts worse


    This made my breakouts worse! I used this to try and tackle some pimples I had and ended up getting even more. What’s worse, the new pimples were huge and very stubborn on my cheek and beside my nose. I’m still trying to get rid of the one on my cheek more than two weeks after stopping this product but it is not subsiding. I thought my skin might just be purging at first so I tried the product aga...
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  46. Perfect for young skin


    I bought this for my daughter when she was 11 and just starting to get blackheads and tiny spots. She wasn't keen to use it at first but when she did get some spots on her nose she tried it and noticed a difference after the first few days. She loves it and it prevents blackheads from forming. It's perfect for young sensitive skin.
  47. Good not Great


    does what it says, is a good cleanser for removing dirt and keeping oils in check but nothing too amazing and i don't feel any dramatically better results in my skin over time.
  48. Banish your blemish


    I have suffered break outs most of my adult life and this helps to clear them as quickly as possible. I’m 25 and have hormonal acne mostly which can be tricky to treat. The foam wash lathers up nicely without overly drying the skin. A little really does go a long way! So make sure you only use a tiny pea sized amount. Has a really nice smell to it too. I’ve been re purchasing since 2018 and will c...
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  49. Prevents Further Breakouts


    great product, helps prevent further breakouts
  50. Not to sure about this product


    Good price but I prefer dermalogica’s other cleansers. I didn’t notice much of a difference with my break outs.
  51. Must buy


    This product has left my skin clear and breakout free. Amazing start to a skin care routine
  52. Excellent product, especially for the price.


    I have been using this on and off for years, from my twenties and it still works for me in my thirties. Combination skin with occasional breakouts. Removes makeup well (after pre cleansing), and as a bonus it's a great price.
  53. okay


    wasn't highly impressed a little drying
  54. Good introductory product


    This product really did help clear my skin when I was starting skin care. I did find that my skin felt soooo dry after using it. I would just use something super hydrating and oil-free afterwards and it was fine then.
  55. Perfect for pre teens


    I brought this for my pre teen son to try to get him into a good skin care regime. Its really easy for him to use and isn't harsh at all on his skin. He was starting to get a bit red and oily around his nose but since using this the breakouts have cleared and his skin has gone back to normal again :)
  56. oil clearing


    i have a very oily skin and this cleanser removes oil and dirt from my face like it was never there. i use it everyday and my skin feels fresh and smooth after every use.
  57. pretty good


    used this when i had acne and it was pretty good, however, bit drying so use moisturiser afterwards.
  58. Working well


    I have found this product has been really helping my acne, I noticed a difference after a couple of days. I will repurchase again for sure. One thing to note is that I have very dry skin and it did make my dry patches worse so I have used an oil which really balanced it out
  59. So good


    On to my fourth bottle of this face wash. Clears out oils and congestion from the day leavibg my skin soft and clean. I use this with other clear start products and works really well.
  60. Acne's worst enemy!


    This stuff CLEARED my poor skin up like magic! It's gentle and fragrance free and lasts for a long time and is 100% worth every drop.

    I had severe acne but this cleanser calmed it right down. I have repurchased about 4 times now over the years.
  61. highly recommend


    decongest pores and to help eliminate breakouts, great for oily skin and doesn't dry the skin out
  62. It doesnt foam...


    I love everything about this product apart from the fact it doesn't really foam. It just sort of weakly lathers. The smell of it is really nice and it doesnt strip your skin and seems to be helping with my breakouts
  63. great start


    I purchased this for my daughter and it was great starter to her skin routine. gentle on the skin and great for beginners
  64. Awaiting magical results


    I've been using this for about a month since i originally purchased the trial kit and enjoyed it so go the full size. I haven't noticed any differences and i was somewhat hoping for a miracle as my skin has been terrible lately. I like that it is natural and doesn't have any added fragrances and that it also doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped and dry.
  65. Great Cleanser


    I use this cleanser as a second cleanser after using a gel based cleanser. This performs very well and stops majority of break outs from occuring on my skin.
  66. Great for congestion


    good cleansing for dealing with angry acne, contains salicylic acid to perfectly cleanse the pores. nice and easy to use for skincare newbies
  67. Favourite second cleanser


    This is a great second cleanse for after you've removed your makeup. It is a lovely gel formula that forms into a bit of a lather and cleans the skin so well, without feeling dry afterwards. I have found that this cleanser dramatically improved my breakouts and blackheads - probably due to the Salicylic Acid. Highly recommend for normal to oily skin. Might be a tad drying for dry skin, but give it...
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  68. Perfect face wash


    Onto my third bottle. Perfect face wash that leaves my face feeling fresh and clean but not dry.
    Helps with my breakouts and blemishes.
  69. Average not bad!


    Not bad at all great cleanser and gentle
  70. Great for sensitive skin


    I feel as though finding a cleaner for sensitive skin is a tough job, however when I had used this it had changed my mind. It did not irritate the skin or cause me more pimples.
  71. Average cleasner


    Didn’t irritate my skin even when using twice day, like the acid but don't feel like it did anything for my skin after using a whole bottle. Stopped using this
  72. Good


    Good cleanser, cleans thoroughly
  73. perfect teenage cleanser


    good cleansing for dealing with teenage acne, contains salicylic acid to perfectly cleanse the pores. nice and easy to use for skincare newbies
  74. Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash


    I use it every night and this size lasts me for months. You only need to use a small amount. Perfect for sensitive skin and doesn’t dry your skin out
  75. Good product, not exceptional


    I'm now onto my second bottle of this, though I'm not sure I'll keep repurchasing after going through this one. I like this cleanser, however I don't absolutely love it. I think it does a good job at cleansing the skin but it might be a little too bit harsh on my semi-sensitive dry skin, therefore I find myself using this only a couple times a week. Good value for money, as I find it lasts a long ...
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  76. Love


    I have acne prone, dry and sensitive skin and this cleanser didn’t irritate my skin. I use it in the morning before applying makeup and in the evening. So far so good. Definitely recommend for sensitive skin.
  77. Repeat purchase


    This is a Repeat purchase, works well for me. Reduces the number of break outs
  78. Good cleanser


    I have acne prone and sensitive skin and this cleanser didn’t irritate my skin. I use it in the morning with a glycolic cleanser in the evening. So far so good. Definitely recommend for sensitive skin. Very affordable
  79. I Use it Every Day


    At first, I didn't really notice any differences in my skin but after using it twice a day for a number of weeks I noticed that I wasn't getting any more blemishes popping up. The only thing that has changed in my skincare routine is adding this wash to it.

    Now it's a staple in my routine. It makes such a massive difference, you just have to use it long-term
  80. Absolutely love


    Using only a 5c piece worth of products, allows it to last a while! I love this for my oily skin and have purchased and used 2 bottles already!
  81. Good cleanser


    Helps keep breakouts away and cleanses nicely without stripping moisture from the face. Packaging can make it hard to get product out towards the end of the bottle though
  82. One of my favourite face cleansers!!!


    Such a nice face cleanser, it made my face feel so nice and deeply cleaned and refreshed. It definitely does help to clear breakouts, but if you suffer from acne it’s probably not going to help much preventing things like cystic breakouts. It foams up so nicely and you don’t need a lot of product so a little goes a long way. Would define my start using again once my skin is cleared because I loved...
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  83. Definitely recommend


    This product is definitely recommended to those who suffered from acne. It helps to calm the skin and prevent future pimples.
  84. A great start and affordable


    I used this product when I was a teen and I loved it! It has a citrus scent to it which really wakes you up in the morning. Definitely would recommend this product to teens looking to start up a skincare regime as it’s more affordable than the adult range.
  85. long term results


    The cleanser itself is very thick so a little goes a long way. It also take a while to show results if you have acne, this isn’t an “instant acne free” treatment, but if you are looking for long term results this is the cleanser for you.
  86. Clear skin without irritation


    This is good for those suffering for small break outs, it keeps the skin in check but without being super dry. I have quite sensitive skin and this cleanser didn't burn me unlike some others.
  87. Kids love this


    My kids love this to help keep their skins clear! Not too harsh or drying
  88. Cant get enough


    Absolutely love this product. I have hormonal acne and dehydrated skin. I have tried so many different cleansers, but I always come back to this one. Removes make up. Soothes my active acne but prevents new pimples. So obsessed!
  89. Clearest skin!


    i wasn't much of a skincare person up until i received this facial wash for my birthday! Since then I've been using it continuously and my skin has improved so much, with a decrease in breakouts and also an improvement in my skin tone! Loved it so much i re-purchased it even before i ran out!
  90. its good


    Very well priced for such an effective product, will be repurchasing!
  91. Absolutely amazing!


    My face had never broken out before in my life but a few months ago it decided to break out really bad. I tried lots of products, spent so much money on trying to find something that would work.
    This product completely cleared up my skin within 1 week.. I use this twice a day religiously as it has done wonders to my skin.
  92. Deep cleaning


    Love this for an extra boost around my hormonal cycle, really gives a deep cleanse. A little drying so I don’t use it daily, and make sure to use moisturiser after.
  93. Love it


    100% recommend for anyone with hormonal acne.
  94. Great as a first cleaner!


    I got this for my 12yo daughter as her first proper cleanser and we're really happy with it so far. It is gentle enough on her young skin and is helping with keeping it clear. We'll be buying again!
  95. Love


    This product combats my hormonal pimples really well with out upsetting my sensitive skin! Great price too
  96. Love Dermalogica


    I swapped to this cleanser after my last Dermalogica cream cleanser got discontinued. I was breaking out regularly until using their products and it has really cleared my skin up. I love this foaming cleanser. It's gentle but cleans really well. People have said it dries out skin but you need to complete a full skin care routine to get the right results - I follow with The Ordinary 'Buffet' and an...
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  97. Great


    Great product, I use the entire clear start range and find it really clears my skin.
  98. good for teenage skin!


    this foaming wash is great for teenage skin! or acne prone! helps clear breakouts!
  99. Hyrdrating and helps acne


    I have been using this product for 1 week now and already seeing results, clearer skin, more hydrated and glowing.
  100. amazing


    my skin is now super clear
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