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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.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
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!

10/10 will buy again


I have very acne prone skin and have been using the breakout control from dermalogicas medibac line. I was looking for something at a decent price for spot treatment to pair with breakout control that wouldn't leave my skin dried out. This works wonders! I have had this about a week and it has fought off numerous blemishes.

Las Vegas


I will definitely be buying this product again


This product along with the break out clearing overnight treatment, this has cleared all my little annoying spots I've been trying to get rid of since October last year l, these are now my go too products!

London, England


Leaves scars


I bought this product along with the blackhead clearing fizz mask because of a celebrity endorsement. I love the fizz mask, but the breakout clearing booster was not a good product. It dried out my breakouts, instead of getting rid of them and left scars and marks that weren't there before. I stopped using this product before Christmas and still have a scar/bump from where the zit was. I also let my sister use this product as a spot treatment before I knew what it did. She has since been using scar cream for 2 months to minimize her scar. I like Dermalogica and use their other products, but this one, just no...

Jim Thorpe, PA


Not really work for me


After a face mapping suggested by the specialist, I have tried for more than two months, but not really work for me, the small milia just as it is, with another mapping, the specialist suggest to try different product, just wast money on it....



This product does nothing!


I have been a loyal fan of the emergency spot fix but this booster definitely does nothing. Does nothing to clear your breakouts, the breakout will still stay put for weeks and overall is a complete waste of money. I would never repurchase it! I would give it 0 stars if I could. Dermalogica please bring back a formula like the emergency spot fix!

London, United Kingdom


I love it


I bought this in the summer when it first launched and i loved it. I suffer from breakouts all over my face (i think hormone related) and this does help clear them up quicker but it doesn't prevent spots. Although it doesn't prevent them i still swear by it and notice when i use it with other dermalogica products it helps. I don't think any products will prevent a hormonal breakout anyway

United kingdom


Did nothing to clear my current acne!


I purchased this product to use as a spot fix on my acne but it did not dry out my acne or help subside them. Does not live up to its name as it doesn't provide any efficacy at all. I regularly use it twice a day and even after 2-3 weeks my acne is still the same. I used to be a regular purchaser of the emergency spot fix as it delivered instant results in 2-3 days. I will definitely not be purchasing this again.

London, UK


Great on the spot treatment!


Love this product for when I'm feeling an isolated breakout coming on. It definitely reduces inflammation quickly.

Fair Lawn, NJ


I would not buy this product again


I've been using it for a month now along with the fizz mask and I see no improvement on my skin. I have sensitive skin, it stings when I apply it and the redness gets worse. Also it didn't prevent new breakouts from forming, instead I got more and more coming. Plus it's too small and not worth its price. :(



Definitely repurchasing this product!!!


I received this item for FREE from Influenster. It was my first time ever using a product from Dermalogica and I am impressed. This is an amazing spot treatment! I like to use it at night before bed and put it on my problem areas/in-coming blemishes. I also like to use it under my moisturizer as an all over base to add an extra layer of protection to my skin. One I run out I will definitely be purchasing this product again and again! Again, I received this product for free by Influenster and all opinions are my own!!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



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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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