Medicated balm helps clear breakouts, reduce congestion and control shine. A patent-pending Cinnamon Bark blend helps eliminate bacteria to reduce blackheads, as botanicals bioregulate oil secretions in skin, reducing oil and shine.Learn More
Medicated balm helps clear breakouts, reduce congestion and control shine.Learn More
Medicated balm helps clear breakouts, reduce congestion and control shine. Apply after cleansing and toning to help maintain an all-day matte finish, and to smooth away fine lines and uneven texture. A patent-pending Cinnamon Bark blend helps eliminate bacteria to reduce blackheads, as botanicals bioregulate oil secretions in skin, reducing oil and shine. Vitamin A helps increase resilience to reverse the signs of photoaging. Green Tea and Licorice calm aggravation associated with breakouts as antioxidant Grape Seed and Vitamin E help defend against skin damage.
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
Provides superior shine control and diminishes fine lines.
After cleansing in the morning, apply sparingly to areas prone to excess oil production or breakouts. If needed, follow with Oil Control Lotion or prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer. For best skin clearing results, use daily in the morning, and use Overnight Clearing Gel in the evening.
Makes a great pre-make-up treatment that helps minimize oil and smooth fine lines.
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.
Clearer skin starts now: bring the four contributing factors of breakouts under control.
The MediBac Clearing® system works to treat, clear and prevent adult breakouts while addressing the needs of adult skin. Most products and treatments for breakouts are designed for teenage skin, making them too harsh and irritating for adult breakout sufferers. MediBac Clearing® controls breakouts without compromising skin’s integrity, which means skin is clearer and healthier.
how it works
Dermalogica’s MediBac Clearing® system is formulated specifically to treat adult breakouts. Each product, with its unique breakout fighting and clearing ingredients, is designed to be layered upon the skin to provide around-the-clock, maximum control of the main factors that contribute to breakouts.
I have used this product for years and absolutely LOVE it. Please tell me you are bringing out an even better version?
I would buy this product again but why is it discontinued?
I finally found a product that helps with my hormonal acne and it's discontinued.
I'm from Singapore and had suffered acne since when I was a a teen. Now that I'm in my late 30s, I still suffer from acne, especially on my chin during my period. I came across this product quite unexpectedly, and I'm so happy I finally found a product that helps with my oily skin and and chin acne. Why oh why have you decided to discontinue it? :(
I use it as a primer
Love how this makes my face look and feel. I use it as a makeup primer or just apply it after my moisturizer even if I'm not wearing makeup that day
I won't use anything else.
I won't use anything else for 4 years now.
Long Island, NY
Not for me
It made my skin super greasy and made me break out horribly with cystic acne.
I bought this, as the site was out of the clearing booster. I am more than satisfied with this product. I apply it after washing my face and it keeps my face clear and matte. Great product and a little goes a long way.
Love This Product
Clearing Mattifier really makes a different in my skin and the plumpness around my lips. It's helps any blemish go away sooner and I plan to use the rest of my life.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Why has this product been discontinued?
I loved this product, I have used it for a number of years and it is the only product I have ever found that controls the cystic acne on my chin. Please advise what I can use instead that will work as effectively?
Why have you discontinued this product?
Excellent product, what would you recommend to replace it?
I would buy this product again.
I live this way this product makes my skin look and feel flawless.
Please bring this product back. It was one of my favourites!
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! We suggest using HydraBlur Primer as an alternative.
The Dermalogica Team
What am I supposed to use every morning now that you have discontinued my favorite product?
Lass at a Loss
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Hydrablur on top of an oil free moisturizer like Active Moist.
I am 42 years and currently having acne breakout. I am using overnight clearing gel at night. Is it better to use Clearing Mattifier or Breakout Control in the morning? Also, can I still use my oil control even though it expired two months ago (June).
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use expired products. You can use Clearing Mattifier under Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day for best results.
Hi, Can you please confirm the correct order in which I should use this product during the day:
1. Special cleansing gel
2. Daily superfoliant
3. Antioxidant hydramist
4. Clearing mattifier
5. Active moist/Skin smoothing cream?
5. Oil free matte SPF
6. Breakout control
Thank you for being a Dermalogica customer. You can use the products in this way:
Special Cleansing Gel
Oil Free Matte SPF 30
Special Cleansing Gel
Active Moist or Skin Smoothing Cream
Should I put this on first or sunscreen first? Also, do I still need to apply makeup primer over this?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply Clearing Mattifier first and follow with your preferred SPF. The primer step afterwards is optional.
Would you recommend using the mattifier followed by the oil control lotion and then the mattifying SPF? Are all three necessary in tandem or is that too much? Should I be wary of putting on the sunscreen without a moisturizing base?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Clearing Mattifier and Oil Free Matte SPF 30 in the morning and Oil Control Lotion at night.
Hi, I have been using Active Moist and love it, but during the day my skin can get oily by lunch time. Can I layer this under Active Moist for more oil control? Will it ball up under my foundation?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clearing Mattifier is amazing to shrink pores and mattify the skin. Please use Clearing Mattifier under and SPF. I recommend Oil Free Matte SPF 30.
I am 52 and use Super Rich Repair on my dry cheeks and forehead. I had great results, but my nose is really oily and has large pores. Should I use this as a primer on my nose and a different primer on the reat of my face?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Hydrablur as a primer if you have combination skin.
I'm having more and more acne flare ups so I'm using an entire acne line. At night I already use the clearing skin wash followed with the overnight clearing gel, but during the day I use the special clearing booster as a spot treatment. Could I use the special clearing booster with this product and in what order?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Clearing Mattifier can be used during the day, under SPF. You can use the size of a pea for the whole face. It helps oil, breakouts, blackheads, etc.
Overnight Clearing Gel is a sister product to Clearing Mattifier. It can be applied all over and will have breakouts, oil, blackheads, etc.
If you are using both of these items, Special Clearing Booster is not necessary.
Can you use this product over or under Breakout Control, followed by the lotion? Or, would you use either mattifier or breakout control?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is a spot treatment. Clearing Mattifier is to control oil and pores. You can use Clearing Mattifier under SPF during the day and Breakout Control, under moisturizer, at night.
The Dermalogica Team