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breakout clearing foaming wash

deep cleanse and purifies skin

This breakout fighting, foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts.Learn More

This breakout fighting, foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts.Learn More

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breakout clearing foaming wash

This breakout fighting, foaming wash clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils that clog pores and cause breakouts. Use on your face, back, neck...wherever skin requires deep cleaning and pore clearing for fewer breakouts.

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


  • Salicylic Acid dives deep into pores, clearing dead skin cells and trapped oils to help wipe out existing and future breakouts.
  • Formulated with 8 botanicals including Tea Tree, Lavender and Camellia Sinensis, known to gently soothe and calm irritated skin.
  • Orange Peel Extract revives, energizes, and refreshes.

how to use

Morning and night, lather a small amount 
in damp hands, then rub over face, neck, chest ... anywhere you want to wipe out dirt and breakouts. Keep out of your eyes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

quick tip

Can't remember to use your face wash? Keep it in the shower!


Active ingredient: Salicylic Acid .50%. Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Polysorbate-20, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Oleanolic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Porpyra Umbilicalis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Rhizome/Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, 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!

Would buy again


Good product , but the customer service is bad .



Definitely will be a next perches


Only just received mine today the smell is amazing and it's so smooth and gentle on my sensitive skin! Can honestly tell that this will help with acne as my skin isn't inflamed and read after use! I have very oily skin type so would recommend for acne and oily skin prone and get a mattiefing moisturiser

Gold Coast, QLD Australia


Best product I've ever tried


I have had skin problems as long as I can remember. I have tried countless products, this has been the only product that has worked for me. It's amazing!



wouldn't buy again


i used this product with 2 others from the clear start line and as soon as i starting using the cleanser it made my skin break out like never before !! wish i wouldn't have wasted the money.

prince george bc


Wish i never bought


this product made my skin break out 5x worse than it ever has before. i used it with the fizzing mask and overnight treatment which worked great on my skin but the cleanser is terrible. wish i didn't waste my money.

prince george, BC


My teenage kids love it


I have two teenage kids and it works a treat! Their skin is looking cleaner and clearer. My only criticism is that could Dermalogica make it in larger sizes. As you can imagine having two teenagers we seem to get through it quite quickly.

Hampshire, UK


A staple


I stopped birth control about five months ago and my skin freaked out. I went to Ulta for a facial and was recommended this product to use every couple days. I quickly discovered that THIS was the product that was going to change my skin. I use this primarily at night with the Skin Smoothing moisturizer, but if I see more acne trying to trigger, I use it in the morning. I learned my skin was dehydrated, which was causing my acne. Once I had the right products and got the "dry" skin under control, I don't have any issues with my skin drying out from using this. I love all my Dermalogica products, but this one takes the cake after helping clear my skin up.





I suffered from acne all of a sudden and went to my nearest dermatologist and clear start was advised and highly suggested. This face wash is really good in terms of making your face feel squeaky clean. However, it can be a bit drying from making sure its squeaky clean. So for my face, I feel like I need to put an extensive hydrating moisturiser. But apart from that, it really helped reduce my acne. I do recommend, but I suggest you go to a dermatologist first before trying. As all of us have different skin types.

Amersham, UK


a definite in my skin care routine


I have struggled with my acne throughout my teenage years and have tried so many different skin care products and methods to try and clear my face up. Dermalogica - in particular the clear start products, are the first products that have made a difference on my skin and I couldn't be happier. I will definitely be using these products again.



Pretty average


I have used this product twice a day for over 2 months and it works fine. My skin doesn't look any better than when I use a drug store face wash. Probably won't buy again because it's kinda expensive and the results are pretty average.

Cardiff, Wales



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Hello, I'm 24 with hormonal acne that came about when I was 22. It's mostly on my cheeks with the occasional on the chin. I was wondering which cleanser is more beneficial for my skin. The breakout clearing foaming wash or Clearing skin wash?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, I bought this the other day and I was wondering if I should use this to take my makeup off or use something else. I have used the pre cleanse in the past but I felt that because it's oil it kinda broke me out but maybe I should try again.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Use Precleanse as your oil based cleanser. Oil attracts oil. Use it with dry hands on dry skin to work it in. Then, add water. It will turn white and foam up. Add water to rinse away any oil residue. Follow with Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I wouldn't say I have the worst skin, but I do have a few blemishes and blackheads I'm trying to get rid of. Should I buy this product, or should I go for the more generic special cleansing gel?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Special Cleansing Gel, Breakout Clearing Booster and Active Moist. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I take oral medicine "Curacne" for my skin, can I use this product on my face ? Or should I stick to special cleansing gel?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Stick with Special Cleansing Gel. Special Cleansing Gel will clean your face. The medicine will target the acne. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hey, Can I first use the Special Cleansing Gel and next this breakout clearing foaming wash or should I just use one?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It would be one or the other. If you would like to double cleanse, try Precleanse first. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi do I use this along with the clear start blackhead scrub? or do I just need to use one, not both?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash morning and night to cleanse. You can use the scrub 1-3 times per week after cleansing. Kind Regards, Bernadette


is the clear start breakout foaming wash suitable for really really sensitive skin? And what is the ph level of the cleanser?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All of our cleansers are pH balanced to the skin. This cleanser is for teen acne. If you have teen acne and sensitive skin, this can work. If your main concern is sensitive skin and no acne, then try Ultra Calming Cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hello, my 10 yo daughter has started to get blackheads around her nose. Otherwise her skin is clear and isn't dry or noticeably oily. Would this product be too harsh? Would special cleansing gel be better? Thank you.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. I would start her with Special Cleansing Gel first. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can i use this to take my make-up off?


Hello, Please try Precleanse and Special Cleansing Gel as they are safe for the eye area. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, I've been looking for some face products for my 12 year old daughter that are not too harsh and love the sound of theses products. My daughter has been having quite bad breakout especially on her forehead would this product be the right one to use


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, she can use Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash, Breakout Clearing All Over Toner and Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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