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breakout clearing booster

stop breakouts in their tracks

“The Breakout Clearing Booster has helped keep my skin clear, without making it dry. If I get a spot, I pop it on and my breakout disappears really quickly.” – Georgia Toffolo, TV PersonalityLearn More

This fast-acting booster, formulated with Salicylic Acid, helps combat breakout-causing bacteria for rapid skin clearing.Learn More

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breakout clearing booster

Clears breakouts fast. Use daily a.m. + p.m. as needed. This fast-acting booster, formulated with Salicylic Acid, helps combat breakout-causing bacteria for rapid skin clearing. Patented TT Technology and Phytoplankton Extract work with skin’s natural microbiome and help prevent over-drying.

Clear Start™ is tough on breakouts, gentle on your skin: potent active ingredients and naturally gentle botanicals deliver your clearest, healthiest skin ever.

Cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan. Formulated without artificial fragrances or colors.
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.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Niacinamide reinforces skin’s defensive barrier and helps to even skin tone.
  • Seaweed-derived Chondrus Crispus Extract locks in moisture to help, soothe irritated skin.
  • Cruelty-free, gluten-free and vegan. Formulated without artificial fragrances or colors.

how to use

Apply directly to blemish or breakout area, or apply a thin layer all over the face under moisturizer for breakout prevention.

quick tip

Use a.m + p.m as needed.


Water/Aqua/Eau, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Niacinamide, Salicylic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 20, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Thymol, Terpineol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Dimethicone, Lecithin, Pullulan, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Propanediol, Gluconolactone, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, 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 clear start product system

Nine fresh products just for teens and young adults.

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clear start

Clear Start is a system of nine serious products that utilize medicated ingredients and soothing botanicals to deliver real results.

Clear Start™ was created by the skin health experts at Dermalogica, the brand that’s been changing the face of skin care for more than 25 years. It became clear that no one was addressing the needs of teens – not only with products that get results, but also with the education they need – when Dermalogica Founder Jane Wurwand’s own daughters entered their teenage years.

how it works

Skin care product choices available to teens may be ample, but they aren’t good choices. Products for teens often contain harsh and inexpensive ingredients to strip the skin of oil, and are filled with artificial fragrances and colors – all things that can irritate and strip oil from skin, causing more problems than you started with!

Love it


I get those massive under the skin spots that don't normally have a head but stay for weeks and really hurt. A few days ago I noticed I had one so straight away put some of this on and it's gone down so much that it's unnoticeable and doesn't hurt at all. It's really a miracle worker for spots like that.

Durham, England


Would buy again


I bought this product to prevent and defend against future and occurring breakouts. At first, my acne go a little worse, but i realized that it is normal for my skin to purge before getting better. Now, my skin is so nice. I use with my recommended skin program and it really helps prevent and get rid of breakouts.

Hamden, CT


Not for me.


• How does the Breakout Clearing Booster & Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask products compare to other products you've tried? I did not find much success with this product • Would you buy the Breakout Clearing Booster & Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask products? No, they were not right for my skin. I also really did not like the scent. • Were you aware of the Breakout Clearing Booster & Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask products before participating in this program? No, I was not • Would you recommend the Breakout Clearing Booster & Blackhead Clearing Fizz Mask products to others? Yes, I think it's worth a try. Acne products don't always work on everyone.


Perfect for that one week...


So I don't really suffer for breakouts but it never fails that right around the corner from my period week I do get a couple of pimples around my face, so I was excited to try this to see how it would fare out. I think it absolutely helped speed up the whole breakout stage and it didn't dry out my skin which is amazing! So looking forward continuing using it in the future!


I will buy this again and again


My skin is so clear! I can feel it working the moment I put it on! My skin has never looked better. I always have a problem with my pores and this has helped tremendously. Highly recommend.


Works great!


Dermalogica clear start is a new product to me, I have been using the breakout clearing booster as I suffer from unwanted breakouts. It is in a small bottle that you twist the cap off and tip upside down over your hand and lightly tap the bottom of the bottle to get it out. The consistency is light and thin so you do have to be careful not to take more than what is needed. A little really goes a long way. I like being able to apply to my problem areas and just let it be. I use it after my morning and nighttime cleaning routine. It has a slight scent to it that is not noticeable or irritating. It's not often that I can say a product is actually working to keep blemishes down but this time I am impressed with this product as it is working. I use it at the first sight of a breakout and within a couple of days, it's gone. I couldn't ask for better results!


Works great


I have very oily skin and after using this product weekly for two weeks I can see an improvement.


It was ok


Breakout Clearing Booster-- it was a good product..it dried the oiliness from my face and pimples. And I did notice my acne heal a little better but it wasn't significant enough for me to be wow'd by it. It leaves a slightly tacky feeling on the skin, and only minimally reduced the redness on my face.


Absolutely Amazing!! Just buy it


I absolutely LOVED the dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster!!! This stuff is fantastic. I couldn't believe how fast it would clear my breakouts with just one application overnight. I have never had such great results!! I am so very excited to have found this product and will be continuing to use it. The formula was not thick or greasy, had a light scent and was very easy to apply!


Breakout Clearing Booster


I have been using the breakout clearing booster and the fizzing blackhead mask together. I honestly love the packaging of both, it's very nice looking! As far as the actual products, I thought the breakout clearing booster was okay. I've found that using this product as a spot treatment works best for me. I put it on a troubled spot at night before bed and the next morning the spot is less red and any inflammation is reduced some.



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What is the difference between this product (Breakout Clearing Booster) and the Breakout Clearing Emergency spot fix?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Clearing Booster is a spot treatment that treats a breakout and prevents PIH (an acne scar). It is also very hydrating, so it won't dry your skin out. Emergency Spot Fix contains Benzoyl Peroxide to target breakouts. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, I have been using the spot treatment for a few weeks, and I feel like it's not really working on my pimples or the little bumps I have. I use it throughout the day and then at night before my moisturizer, should I apply the spot treatment BEFORE or AFTER the moisturizer? I really want this to work because I put it on pimples and on little bumps on my face.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! It doesn't show which product you are referring to however all spot treatments should be applied after moisturizer so they are not spread off of the spot they were applied to. Thank you, The Dermalogica Team


I have been using the breakout clearing booster under my skin smoothing moisturiser am and pm as prescribed by the Dermalogica lady. I have noticed the skin pealing around my chin and mouth. Is this normal from this product (breakout clearing booster) or should that not be happening? Advice would be appreciated.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please apply Breakout Clearing Booster to breakouts only. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can you use the Clear Start products while also using at-home, red and blue light therapy treatment?

Annie A

Hello, Please check with the manufacturer of the light therapy machines. Thanks


I've been using clear start fizz mask 3 times this week and clear start breakout clearing treatment every night. I notice that my skin is starting to peel. Is this normal?


Hello, Thank you for your feedback. Please try using the mask only once a week. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can a 14 year old use this?


Hello, Thank you for your for interest in Dermalogica. Yes, this was made with teen skin in mind. Kind Regards, Bernadette


What is the percentage of salicylic acid in this product? Is it safe for pregnant women?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is less than half a percent. Please always check with your doctor. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I am 40 and my current regime is .... Pre-cleanse Dermal clay cleanse Daily exfoliator Break out control (am) Oil free matte moisturiser Overnight clearing gel / oil control lotion (pm). I still have continual spots around my chin and jawline would the Clear Start clearing booster be something to try other than the Breakout Control which does not seem to be working on this area of my face?

Melanie Green

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try this regimen: Morning Dermal Clay Cleanser Multi Active Toner Breakout Clearing Booster (stubborn breakouts) Oil Free Matte SPF 30 Evening Precleanse Dermal Clay Cleanser Daily Microfoliant Multi Active Toner Overnight Clearing Gel Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi i just bought the « banish breakouts » and i don't know if after applying i have to wash my face so if anybody knows if we have to please tell me thank youuuu


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is a leave-on spot treatment. Kind Regards, Bernadette


What percentage of salicylic acid does this contain?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This contains less than half a percent of Salicylic acid. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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