breakout clearing foaming wash

deep cleans and clears pores

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. 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.

  • paraben
  • gluten
  • cruelty
  • Vegan
  • no artificial fragrances
    and colours


  • 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!

part of clear start product system

Eight fresh products just for teens and young adults.

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ingredientsActive 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.

We are 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.

clear start™

Clear Start is a system of eight 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!

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5 out of 5
225 out of 225 - This product has a 100 % approval rating.
  • Clean start wash
    This has been amazing, my skin has gone back to its teenage ways with pregnancy and this is the only thing that seems to help. Leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean!
  • What I was looking for!
    This face wash is awesome! My skin has improved so much after using this regularly. I had a bad patch of acne that wasn’t going away when I was using my old face wash so I went into my local pharmacy and got the starter kit and haven’t looked back since. My skin looks much better in general with texture disappearing from my forehead and my acne clearing and actually not getting very red or irritated.
  • life saver
    i have struggled with acne my whole life, within the first two weeks of using this i noticed a dramatic change, my skin has never felt so good! highly recommend! 100% worth the $$$
  • Recommended :D
    Put off buying this face wash for awhile, read some good reviews on here but still wasn't sold. Eventually bought it and within a week it has already helped clear up my acne. You don't need a lot of product which is nice. Doesn't sting at all, does make your face quite dry afterwards but I have dry skin naturally so that could also be why but it's fine after I use cream/bio oil. Really recommend to be honest. Worth the money and will def be trying out their other products :)
  • Breakout Clearing Foaming
    I recently purchased the small bottle for my 16 years old, whose skin was just starting to break out. She likes it and found it really refreshing on her face after use.
  • Brilliant product.
    Excellent outcome for such a reasonably priced product. Has cleared majority of my skin as well as reduced the redness around affected areas.
  • Love Dermalogica!
    I brought this product for my teenage son due to his acne on his forehead. The product is great, no stinging, easy for a boy to use and makes his skin look less dull
  • Definitely recommend
    Within a week my skin was clearing up and feeling so much smoother. Really satisfied with this product!
  • Excellent
    After struggling with acne for so long and trying many different products, this is the only one I've found that really works - and it works fast! Paired with the dermalogica clear skin toner and overnight treatment, my skin was clearing up within a few days. A bonus is it's gentle and doesn't dry out your skin. Would definitely recommend!
  • it works!
    this is great for oily acne prone skin, gives a deep clean without overly drying or stripping the skin of natural oils
  • Foaming wash
    Great cleanser. I love that it clears my skin and doesn't dry it out.
  • Love this cleanser
    Such a fresh feel, and does the trick. Went to purchase more to stock up, but they were already out of stock! So it must be good :)
  • Amazing!
    After a few days of using it, I quickly noticed a huge improvement in my skin. Definitely recommend!
  • Keep coming back for more!
    My 16 year old daughter loves this cleanser. She has tried various ones and consistently says dermalogica clear start is the best so we keep coming back for more!
  • Clear Start Range
    Amazing products - I brought the Breakout Clearing Kit for my teenage daughter who was struggling with pimples, and her skin cleared up really quickly! Highly recommend these products.
  • Amazing product
    Have struggled with congested skin for so long and tried every trick in the book, I had given up on ever having clear skin. This cleanser and other products in the Clear Start range had my skin cleared up within a few weeks. So happy with the results.
  • Works really well
    I have been buying this for my teenagers for at least a year and this product works really well and keeps skin blemish free
  • Amazing
    This product is perfect!! Love it
  • Great
    Love this
  • Amazing !!!!
    Great product, after 2 days saw a difference. Will definitely be using this from now on, there is no product like it !!!!
  • The Best!!
    My teenage daughter was using this product a while ago and really liked it, then due to financial difficulties I stopped buying it for her and she tried various other cleansers in the meantime - none of which worked. I finally decided to get her the breakout cleanser again and after only 2 days she noticed a vast improvement! Love it - simply the best!
  • Exellent product
    Really nice and foamy to use, my skin feels nice and clean and fresh after using this cleanser. Also gentle on my skin.
  • Great start !
    Great foaming face wash cleans skin well especially with 4 days of sport training really good to help with all the build up from wearing your head gear and skin to skin contact or aggravating acne. Brought the clear skin travel pack for away trips.
  • Excellent Product
    Daughter loves this product, far superior than other brands and doesn't leave the skin feeling tight.
  • Great for hormonal acne
    I've been using this particular cleanser with other products from the Clear Start range for well over a year now and my skin is the best it's been since before puberty! I am an adult in my 20s but I still have problems with breakouts from hormonal imbalances each month and this range has greatly reduced that! Definitely recommend for both adults and teenagers with similar problems.
  • 13 year old Daughter
    My daughter has had troublesome skin from an earlier age (12). As she was young I was apprehensive about using such a 'high end' product. However this stuff is incredibly reasonable in price and has literally made a world of improvement in her skin. Her skin looks MUCH BETTER, she loves the stuff and therefore so do I. Very happy!
  • I keep coming back for more!
    This cleanser is the best one we have found for my daughters teenage acne. She has tried a lot of different ones but dermalogica is the best.
  • Really amazing
    The product is really gentle on skin and helps eliminate pimples!
  • Pre teen boy
    Absolutely brilliant for my almost 12 yr old who has started getting spots around his nose. Only need to use a tiny bit of this cleanser and it clears the spots. Very economical and effective, love the bottle as it doesn't pour out and cause wastage. Thank you!
  • Teenage Girls
    After trying several other products my daughter used a friends Clear Start for a few days while away. When she came home I instantly noticed the improvement with her skin. I immediately purchased this product for my 2 daughters 15 & 13 who have been loving it!!
  • Superstar cleanser
    I've been using this product for about two years now. I have oily, breakout prone (with lots of blackheads) skin and find that this product suits me well. Along side acne medication, this product has definitely kept my skin under control. Would highly recommend!
  • Love It!
    Absolutely love this cleanser! it foams up into the softest lather and leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh. I have definitely noticed a dramatic improvement of my skin through using this product, it has cleared up my skin and my pores are looking noticeably smaller. Would definitely recommend this product at such a great price!
  • Best face wash!
    It removes make up and dirt in one quick wash, leaving your skin nice and soft. Highly recommend!
  • Amazing!
    This product has really helped to get rid of the oil on my skin and works to keep it clear! Love it!
  • best thing out there
    I have always had really bad acne I have mixed skin (oily/ sensitive/dry ) been using this brand for almost 2 years love everything about it my skin is now almost always clear and the toner has really helped even out my skin tone. so glad I found these products!!
  • Great
    This is a great everyday clenser which smells divine.
  • Clear Start Range
    Purchased the clear start range for my 16 year old daughter and she loves its. Now has a morning and evening routine in place and skin looking much better!!
  • Will be purchasing again
    I recently purchased the small bottle for my thirteen year old, whose skin was just starting to break out. Almost immediately the skin has settled and the bumps below the skin have disappeared. Long may it last :-)
  • So good
    Great product! Cleans skin and keeps break outs at bay without over drying
  • I keep coming back for more!
    My 14 year old daughter has been using the breakout clearing foaming wash for a few months now (along with some other breakout products). She loves it - every time it runs out she comes to me "Mum you have to get me some more dermalogica". I love the fact that it is so easy to order online, with free shipping and turns up on your doorstep a few days later.
  • Does what it says it does
    Bought a travel size of this as I was having some break outs around my 40 this is really annoying. Loved the foaming wash, the smell is great and it helped clear my skin up without drying it out. Great to have on hand for difficult skin times.
  • Highly recommend
    This is a great product to have in the shower when there are teenagers in the house. I have two boys & they were both told to 'use that clean start stuff in the shower every night on your face', which they do. I think the packaging is appealing to them too as it doesn't look clinical.
  • Love Dermalogica
    I bought the breakout starter kit for my daughter to try because she was having endless trouble with acne. She found it really good so I bought the full size foaming face wash and the overnight clearing treatment (she still has the moisturizer and toner) and continues to use this system with good results so far. It is a gradual process but things are improving - thanks dermalogica. we love you!
  • Great for teenagers
    Bought this for my16 year old teenage son who was having problems with angry looking pimples. After only a couple of days I noticed quite a difference in his skin & the pimples drying up. I sent some to my 18 year old son living in a University Hostel, as he too has issues with pimples & after a week said his skin looked a lot clearer, plus a lot of his fellow hostel students also use the product and were telling him how good it was!
  • Clear start range
    This skin care range has been wonderful for my 14 year old daughter's skin. Like most teenagers she does have the occasional break out and the Clear Start range of products has been fantastic for helping to keep her skin looking healthy and blemish free.

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