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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!

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


New favourite acne spot treatment!


My new go-to spot treatment for acne and blemishes. I have been using this product almost daily since I've received it complementary for testing purposes from Influenster, and I'm so happy with how great this product is. I typically put a tiny bit on a Q-Tip and put it directly onto any acne or blemishes that appear. I also will sometimes put an even layer on acne- prone areas of my face such as my chin and nose area as a preventative treatment for breakouts. It works fast too so it's a great product to put on before bed to wake up with clean and clear skin. I have combination/dry skin and I find this doesn't dry out my skin from using. Just follow up with daily moisturizer and you're good to go. * I received this product complementary for testing purposes from Influenster Canada. Thanks for Dermalogica and Influenster for introducing me to this product and skin care line. All my opinions are my own. *

Halifax, NS


I think it works?


I received this product for free in order to review it on behalf of Influenster. I hate the packaging of this treatment I find that it is difficult to dispense enough product to effectively apply it to problem areas. The treatment its self if ok. Good teaxture, and seems to work well on my skin type (combo skin)

Vancouver bc




This product made my face feel like it was burning while it did not have a beneficial result. It hurt enough that I had to wash it off. I have never had that happen before.



I love this product!


This clearing product worked wonders for my skin. I have sensitive and dry skin, but this product kept my skin balanced did not cause any skin problems. I received this product complimentary for testing purposes.

Toronto, Canada


Perfect spot treatment


I really like using this as a spot treatment, it's really easy to use and I really like how you have to push the bottom button to dispense product. It's a really great product to carry around to use as spot treatment and to apply prior to moisturizer to combat any upcoming breakouts. I received this product complimentary of Influenster for testing purposes.

Toronto, ON


I would not use this product again.


This breakout clearing booster did not live up to its name for me. However, I will say I had very bad acne at the time of use. This product is scent free. It went on very smoothly and felt very light on the skin. My acne got worse since I was using the Dermalogica acne clearing foam mask at the same time. I can't really pin point if this product made that whole situation any worse or not. Maybe those with mild acne would have a better shot with this product. I received this product complimentary for testing.

British Columbia




So I'm very excited to have received this box! Already my skin has cleared up!! All of my forehead acne is now gone!!! Woohoo! I received these products complementary from Influenster for testing purposes



Great Ingredients!


I used this as a spot treatment for some troubling acne. It has a soothing cool feeling to it when applying. I really wanted to love this, but I didn't notice any differences in my skin after applying. Personally, I found the packaging pretty but kind of difficult to use, I just couldn't manage to get much product out on my own. I am really a fan of the ingredients in this treatment, though. I received this product from influenster complementary for testing purposes.



They aren't kidding about instant results!


I honestly saw a noticeable difference in my problem areas almost instantly. No joke, probably within 15 minutes to a half hour. Would definitely recommend! The only reason I'm giving this product 4 stars instead of 5, is because it takes a good swig to get anything out. I was expecting a pump, but it's more like a dropper and it can be a little difficult to use. My blemishes were less noticeable (almost gone!) the morning after my first use, so I've definitely continued to use this in my daily routine! Product was recieved complimentary via Influenster for reviewing purposes.

Toronto, ON



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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


Hi, I'm 34 years old and suffer from adult acne. I've suffered from this all my adult life but it is getting worse. It's affecting my cheeks, chin, jawline and neck. I've recently purchased the Medibac clearing skin kit and would like to add to it but I don't know whether to try the Medibac Breakout Control or the Clear Start Breakout Clearing Booster. I see the Clear Start range is aimed at teens and so wondered if this would be suitable given my age? Could you recommend a suitable day and night regime? Many thanks, Emma


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. I personally like Breakout Clearing Booster. Breakout Clearing Booster is a spot treatment that treats a breakout and prevents Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation. It is also very hydrating, so it won't dry your skin out. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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