clearing skin wash

breakout clearing foam

Please Note: this product is now part of our new Active Clearing Segment however, it is still packaged in our Medibac segment packaging - the product formulation is the same.

Foaming cleanser helps clear skin and reduce visible skin ageing. Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and smooth away dullness that contributes to visible skin ageing. learn more
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clearing skin wash

Please Note: this product is now part of our new Active Clearing Segment however, it is still packaged in our Medibac segment packaging - the product formulation is the same.

Foaming cleanser helps clear skin and reduce visible skin ageing. Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, stimulates natural exfoliation to help clear clogged follicles and smooth away dullness that contributes to visible skin ageing. Menthol and Camphor help cool the skin. Contains extracts of Balm Mint, Eucalyptus and Tea Tree. Skin is left clean and prepped for optimal absorption of MediBac Clearing treatment ingredients.

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


  • Clears away excess oil without stripping skin.
  • Helps prevent future breakouts.
  • Soothing botanicals help calm irritation.

how to use

Perform the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that begins with PreCleanse. Work a pea-sized amount into a lather in wet hands. Apply to dampened face and throat, massaging in circular motions while concentrating on areas of congestion and oiliness. Avoid eye area. Rinse thoroughly with warm water. Follow with Skin Purifying Wipes and prescribed MediBac Clearing regimen.

quick tip

Establish a cleansing routine morning and night to enhance acne-fighting benefits.
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Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid .50%. Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Angelica Archangelica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicas Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lactic Acid, Algae Extract, Menthol, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camphor, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl PCA, Disodium EDTA Copper, Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol.

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4.9 out of 5
243 out of 250 - This product has a 97 % approval rating.
  • Great
  • An okay product
    I purchased this a few weeks ago after randomly suffering from huge breakouts. It hasn't really helped with them so far but I will keep trying with it. The gel has a lovely blue hue and smells great.
  • Effective and Gentle
    This cleanser has been amazing during the warm months, it has kept my skin clear and not too oily. I tend to react to clearing cleansers also, but this one seems to be effective and gentle.
  • Love this product
    I love this product! It is my go to every day face wash. Would highly recommend for someone with some signs of acne.
  • the real deal!
    The first product I have found that actually clears up my adult acne. I've had awful sore cyst like acne along my jawline (only in my adult years). Now my skin is 99% clear. A-MAZING!
    I love this product!!!
  • Great product for adult acne!
    I really like this cleanser - it helps my acne without drying out the rest of my skin like other products I've tried. Its gentle, and leaves my skin feeling soft, not stripped!!! On its own, It's not quite enough to keep me completely blemish free, but in conjunction with the breakout control product my skin looks the best it has in years!
  • Looking good!!!
    So far so good!!! I've been having major adult acne breakouts and after 2 weeks using this face wash day and night it is all clearing up nicely. Not quite there yet.....but no new breakouts!!!
  • 5*
    This is now my twice a day cleanser without fail, a crucial step in keep my adult blemishes away and maintaining a clear complexion! Love it!
  • Great for reducing congestion
    I have switched from Special Cleansing gel to this cleanser and it is great. When used at night my congestion has reduced considerably by the a.m. I can kick the day off with some gentle breakout clearing treatment in the morning too by using this product, I like that it can be used both morning and night without being harsh on the skin.
  • Such a great product!
    This cleanser is really worth its money. Such a worth while product that clears skin and keeps skin looking healthy and clear would definitely recommend.
  • Best Face Wash I've Used
    I get bad hormonal breakouts on my chin and this product is amazing to keep my skin clear and look nice
  • Best cleanser I've ever used
    After trying this in the Medibac skin clearing kit I am absolutely hooked. It's such a deep cleanse without drying out your skin at all and has soothed and started to heal my persistent adult acne. Love it.
  • Why didn't I do it sooner?!
    I was so over being 26 and struggling with on going acne - when will it end? I decided to buy the medibac cleanser to try and I have not looked back since - a tiny amount goes a long way so I felt I could justify the price tag. Even in 2 weeks I can see my skin is less inflamed and less red! I love this product so much I have gone on to buy the whole medibac skin kit to see if this will be the end of my adult acne!
  • Great Product
    Very good cleanser, Helps to clear my acne and is very gentle on the skin..
  • Great acne cleanser
    Love this cleanser. Really helps my acne skin. Not drying at all for me.
  • bye bye acne
    perfect product to use to help ease the not so fun adult acne and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin!
  • Awesome product
    I have struggled with bad acne for 10 years now and finally have found something that is helping my breakouts. Although my skin has not cleared up completely, since using this product my skin hasn't broken out as often and keeps it more under control and if I do breakout it isn't nearly as bad as it usually would be. Will be purchasing and recommending to others with acne
  • Life changing!
    This is hands down the best face wash I have ever used! It's done wonders for my skin and it lasts so long - fantastic value for money!!
  • Saved Me
    Until 6 months ago I had very good, though sensitive, skin with not much in the way of acne, apart from the odd hormonal spot. THEN, I did the horror of all horrors and switched make-up products to Bare Minerals and had an allergic reaction to the bismuth oxychloride. It took months for me to realise the acne, rashes, flakiness, and overall unusually bad complexion was not due to stress or a hormonal imbalance, but was my make up. By then, a lot of damage and scarring had been done to my face. I tried numerous skincare lines, from cheap and cheerful, to completely homeopathic and organic. Though some of these products were lovely, nothing truly helped to get my skin back on track for more than a few days, or to what it was before, until I bought the Medibac kit to trial a few products.

    I have been using this cleanser for three weeks and there is such a noticeable improvement in my skin, it feels clean, and most importantly, it's preventing acne, it has helped to cleanse my pores and get rid of the nasties that have been underneath my skin for a while, and I'm finally feeling better about my skin and myself. This in combination with the clearing sebum mask, and the overnight clearing gel is incredible.

    I am so happy I took the leap, it's the best thing I could have ever done for my skin!

  • Better skin!
    This stuff is amazing. So far has helped my skin and I've only been using it for 2 weeks. Really gentle as well. Hasn't made my skin dry or irritated. Love love love! Can't wait to try the rest of the range
  • Loving it
    Switched to this recently after using special cleansing gel for a long time skin just kept on breaking out which is so frustrating in my 40s. Loving it so far, might have to look at the other products in the medibac range.
  • Breakout times
    Only use this product when I have major breakouts, mostly around the chin area.I feel like it gives me skin a deep clean that I wouldn't get with other cleansers. My skin is extremely sensitive so I keep it away from non breakout areas and use it in conjunction with my other cleansers
  • Perfect!
    I love this face wash - as someone who suffers from bad skin and breakouts in her mid/late 20's this has been a lifesaver! My skin is back to normal, and I've got a more even skin tone without the breakouts. Totally recommend this product to anyone who is suffering from adult skin troubles - effective without being harsh!
  • Such a great product!
    This is an amazing product! I've had a few breakouts which nothing has been able to get rid of, until I bought this cleanser! My skins not flawless yet but it's made a dramatic difference to my skin. Very happy!
  • Such a great cleanser
    This cleanser is so good, i feel it really helps clear my skin without being to hard. Has a great scent too without smelling strong. Will be re purchasing for sure!
  • Amazing product
    I've used it for a long time and it totally saved my life. After using it, my skin feels clean and comfortable.
  • amazing product
    This cleanser is absolutely amazing! I have been looking for something for my skin for a while now as I am prone to get adult acne. Since using this product my skin looks and feels so healthy. I really love it. I purchased a small trial pack to start off with but have since purchased the larger bottle as its so good. So glad I have found this product, cant recommend it enough.
  • Good product
    The cleanser I think does a good job at cleansing my skin, without drying it out. I use this probably 4 days a week at night with my clarisonic. Although my acne hasn't cleared up completely, I think this product helps a bit in reducing acne or at least it doesn't break me out.

    I bought the 50ml bottle just to try it out and in nearly 2 months I have used about 1/3 of the bottle, so this probably would last me quite a while!
  • great product
    I bought this for my 19 year old daughter, she loves the fact that it is clearing up her skin and it is not so oily now.
  • Love it!
    Love it! Use it after the pre-cleanse and really helped clear up my skin!
  • Fantastic
    Great gentle daily cleanser - highly recommend
  • Awesome cleanser!
    I sometimes have adult acne at 26 and this cleanser works magic to my skin. My skin feels pampered and clean after every use, without the burning and dry sensation usually left by other cleansers I used to buy at supermarkets. Great product as usual!
  • great when used correctly
    I use in conjunction with the other medibac range only when I have extreme breakouts periods. I believe it works well when it is applied to the problem area
  • Changing my life within two weeks
    This product is the best thing I have ever purchased, i'm sad I hadn't purchased it earlier!
    Only been using for two weeks and seeing a noticeable difference. Less oily and less break outs. LOVE it.
  • Fantastic!!
    I just love this product! I don't have a big issue with acne but I love how this product doesn't burn or make your skin feel dry after using it. It smells good and has left my skin feeling smooth and even. Just love it!!!! Best cleanser I've ever used! Never changing!!!
  • Great Cleanser!
    Gets to work straight away and my face was clear of acne wishing days. Plus a little goes a long way!
  • Perfect Skin
    I have suffered with adult acne since my 30's and it had been a daily struggle to keep it under control until I tried this wash, it's fabulous, leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. Its keeps my pores clear and oil free and those embarrassing breakouts are a thing of the past.. My skin is perfectly balanced as the cleanser doesn't dry my skin out...will never use anything else again..
  • great product
    Have been on some very intense medication and have had a breakout of adult acne-not great. This product is helping to keep it in control. Only thing I advise is don't over use as it may dry your skin out as I found out. Great smell and makes your skin feel fresh
  • Best Face Wash
    I love this product ! only have been using it for just over a week and have already noticed such a huge different in my skin and break outs.
  • so gentle!
    I love this cleanser! its the first one I have tried in quite some time that is so gentle and yet helps to clear my adult acne- most other products ive tried tend to burn or agrivate my skin. I've just purchased a large bottle which will keep me going for quite a while as u use so little! Big thumbs up!!
  • Awesome
    I got really bad medical induced acne after two surgery's that I had to undergo. I got the Medibac clearing system which starting clearing up my skin within two days of starting to use it!. It is an amazing product and definitely does what it says it is going to do!!
  • Favourite
    From the very first use I knew that I was going to love this product.

    This facewash has a lovely cool blue colour, a great smell and leaves my skin feeling pure and clean.

    Would recommend this product
  • Awesome
    I also don't have heavy acne, but this cleanser really makes my skin feel so clean. It doesn't dry out my skin too much and keeps my skin clear. It has taken me so long to find something this good!
  • I love this facewash
    So glad to have found this face wash! I've been struggling to control my breakouts for the past 6 months and have found that using this has completely cleared up my skin, without drying it out or causing any irritation. Will definitely be buying the larger size bottle next time :)
  • Amazing
    Love this product. Feels great and smells awesome too.
  • Great product!
    This is something that does not burn my face, due to my sensitive skin Great product!
  • So helpful!
    I do have adult acne (also on prescribed medication from a Doctor.) This helps me to fight the problem from the surface, definitely helps to reduce blockages and my skin tone is more even. My Doctor says the key to great skin is a great cleanser - I'll be sticking with this one!
  • Yup, I am happy with my purchase!
    As previous reviews - I don't have heavy acne. Just hormonal spots every now and then. But I like a clean feeling face (not like some cleansers which leave your skin feeling like you have just washed it with baby oil, so it still doesn't feel clean). This product really does feel like it is cleaning with the foaming action. Then the eucalyptus makes my skin feel really fresh. I am a bit naughty, as I realise I am supposed to use a precleanser. But I hate taking extra time, and seem to be rushing in the morning enough as it is - so this does a great job of make up removal and cleaning in one go. Easy to use, thorough and does what it says it will do.
  • Amazing
    This is a great cleanser and a little goes a long way. While I do not have heavy acne, face mapping showed that my skin was heavily congested below the surface. Using this product helped my oily T-Zone become a complete matte zone. It's a God send!
    A Mason
  • amazing!!
    this cleanser is just amazing , i dont have extreme acne but the texture of my skin in the light wasnt smooth because of small bumps and my pores were open and i was just unhappy with my skin , after using the clearing skin wash i noticed after the first wash how amazing it left my imperfections in the light no bumps and no oily residue i just love it , my makeup goes on smoothly now and my skintone is smooth and flawless again ...AMAZING!

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