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Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash 177ml

4.5 of 163 reviews

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4.5 of 163 reviews

92% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

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!

Most Helpful Criticism

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.
  1. Kind to your skin


    verified purchaser
    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.
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. Keep coming back.

    Tiana Renee

    verified purchaser
    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.
  5. 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


    verified purchaser
    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!
  7. 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.
  8. Pretty decent!


    verified purchaser
    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.
  9. Has help clear up my son's face


    verified purchaser
    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.
  10. 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.
  11. Best cleanser


    Really really nice cleanser! One of my favourites. Helps keep my acne at bay!
  12. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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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  18. Prevents Further Breakouts


    great product, helps prevent further breakouts
  19. 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.
  20. Must buy


    This product has left my skin clear and breakout free. Amazing start to a skin care routine
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 :)
  24. 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.
  25. pretty good


    used this when i had acne and it was pretty good, however, bit drying so use moisturiser afterwards.
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. highly recommend


    decongest pores and to help eliminate breakouts, great for oily skin and doesn't dry the skin out
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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
  35. 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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  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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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  42. 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.
  43. Repeat purchase


    This is a Repeat purchase, works well for me. Reduces the number of break outs
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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!
  47. 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
  48. 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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  49. Definitely recommend


    This product is definitely recommended to those who suffered from acne. It helps to calm the skin and prevent future pimples.
  50. 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.
  51. 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.
  52. 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.
  53. Kids love this


    My kids love this to help keep their skins clear! Not too harsh or drying
  54. 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!
  55. 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!
  56. its good


    Very well priced for such an effective product, will be repurchasing!
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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!
  60. Love


    This product combats my hormonal pimples really well with out upsetting my sensitive skin! Great price too
  61. 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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  62. Great


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


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


    I have been using this product for 1 week now and already seeing results, clearer skin, more hydrated and glowing.
  65. Too drying for my skin


    I found this too drying and strong for my skin. I have combination skin and this took out all the moisture in my cheeks
  66. not bad


    good for teens with heavy acne skin, does help to clear skin but does leave it feelings a little stripped and dry
  67. Alright


    Unfortunately this didn’t clear my skin very well however it did seem to stop it from escalating. I would only recommend this to people with good skin who are just avoiding getting pimples.
  68. Great for Teenage Skin


    I bought a gift set for my teenage daughter recently and this product was part of the set. My daughter has quite acne prone skin with blackheads and hormonal breakouts.

    This face was has done wonders for keeping her oily skin under control. She recently begged me for a new kit now that she's living with her father and had run out of the last set I bought her. A real winner!
  69. Amazing


    This face wash takes of all my makeup and keeps my skin clear, it has a nice smell too
  70. Best face wash!


    I couldn't recommend this any higher. I have used it for around 18 months now and its perfect for cleansing the face but also getting rid of excess oils and helping with small hormonal or oil breakouts. 10/10 Product!
  71. Easy, effective and cost efficient.


    I purchase this face wash for my 12 year old son and also my partner.
    The foaming action is a plus as both can be quite lax with their face wash technique, it really gets in and does the work for them.
    Since using both have seen a huge improvement in skin appearance and a reduction in breakouts!
    Easy to use, effective and cost efficient. I will continue to purchase this produc...
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  72. Works well


    This work so well when I have hormonal breakouts, it settles the breakout down without over drying the skin. I like the foam style cleanser.
  73. amazing for teen acne


    I’ve tried so many cleansers but this is the best and so cheap, I experience mainly hormonal breakouts and it doesn’t leave your skin feelings dry and settles down those red horrible breakouts!
  74. Tween Product


    Bought this for my tween son who was starting to have regular breakouts. Gentle enough for his skin, but made a great difference overall,


    honestly I’ve tried cleanser after cleanser, I experience mainly hormonal breakouts and I have to admit after a long journey I think this cleanser is the BEST, It doesn’t leave your skin feelings dry, it doe exactly what a cleanser should... CLEAN ! And settle down those nasty breakouts!! TIP dry cleanse and wash away with water
  76. Super fresh and cleansed


    I have really problematic skin and suffer from bad acne. I’m not really able to be too adventurous with my skin care so I was apprehensive about trying this out. But I’m so glad I did! My skin was instantly more refreshed after using this product. I find it to cleanse my skin well without stripping or leaving my skin too dry like a lot of other breakout specific products. It does occasionally leav...
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  77. Easy Peasy Cleanse


    Super happy with the results over the past 3 months using this cleanser. It is packed with break out fighting ingredients but doesn't completely strip my skin every morning and eve whilst cleansing. It is great priced and has a super durable packaging!
  78. Best cleanser


    Love this face wash and have re purchased multiple times it is a bit more on the expensive side but definitely worth it leaves my skin feeling glowing and refreshed and find it really helps with clearing my breakouts while still being gentle on my skin
  79. Great for pre/teen aged kids!


    I have been buying this product for my 12 year old son who has occasional hormonal acne.
    The foaming formula is great for young ones not yet skilled at washing their face as it does most of the work for you.
    Since using this product, his breakouts have definitely reduced. He uses every morning and in the shower.
    We’re onto our third bottle now and have been using for approxima...
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  80. So good for acne-prone skin!!


    I love how effective yet gentle this cleanser is. Super impressed with the price as well, perfect to get your kids started on a skincare routine. My daughter gets the occasional pimples and she loves how easily this clears up her skin!
  81. Major skin improvement!


    Bought this for my 13 year old son after he started breaking out on his nose & forehead. His skin has improved dramatically & even he is impressed.
  82. Cleans your skin without drying it out!


    Great wash, removes makeup and dirt well, without stripping your skin completely, great for everyday use!
    I bought this to help with hormonal breakouts, and has done the job well!
  83. Great for acne prone skin


    I’ve been using this cleanser for a few months now. I’m in my late 20s with combination skin prone to hormonal breakouts and this cleanser has helped keep breakouts at bay. My face feels thoroughly clean after using. This cleaner fits perfectly into my regime day and night.
  84. Great


    Has a strong smell but other than that, it really cleared up my acne!
  85. LOVE IT


    This is such a good face wash!!! it makes my skin feel so clean and soft, it definitely gets all the dirt out and even helps clear my acne I love this so much
  86. Great for acne based skin


    really helps unclog pores whilst giving your face a proper clean
  87. Great Product


    I trialled this product during a breakout and I have repurchased 3 times. Extremely affordable, and works better than other cleansers I’ve trialled with price tags of $100+! It really calms my acne prone skin without aggregating it! A must have in my beauty regime.
  88. Great for gentle cleaning


    I’m not normally a fan of foaming washes but this one actually worked quite well. It was nice and light, definitely worked well to help with problematic pimples and at a great price.
  89. Great pair with topical acne treatments


    I purchased this product to use as a gentle cleanser while using topical acne treatments. It is soothing, gentle and leaves my skin looking so clear and refreshed. Definitely recommend if you are using acne treatments and looking for a gentle morning and night cleanser.
  90. Will purchase again


    This was one of the first dermologica products I purchased. I was so overwhelmingly impressed with it! I still have a little left and it’s last me months! Worth every cent and will definitely purchase again.
  91. Perfect entry level cleanser


    I trialed several skin care ranges for my young teen. She needed something effective and active but not too harsh as she is still so young.
    I used the full clear start range in conjunction with a glycolic scrub from another brand.
    Her skin was very congested but within a week or two it’s bright and clear. Definitely the perfect range for preteen/early teen
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    I have pretty oily skin that can be sensitive at times. I would recommend to anyone with a similar skin type to mine. I used this wash every morning and it would help keep my oil at bay.
  93. Works!


    Loving this cleanser, I am now onto my second bottle and have been recommending it to my friends. Clears breakouts and doesn't leave the skin dried out after using.
  94. Great


    Never thought I would love a cleanser as much or more than the Dermal clay cleanser from Dermalogica, but honestly I have been loving this cleanser! The cool packaging is just a bonus.
  95. Review & Earn
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