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NEW clear start breakout clearing liquid peel

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 4 Nov, 2022

NEW clear start breakout clearing liquid peel

Did you know one of the most effective treatments for clearing breakouts is chemical exfoliation? Chemical exfoliation includes ingredients such as Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beth Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). These acids work by dissolving the “glue” holding our dead skin cells together, which encourages them to slough off, leaving skin clearer, smoother and brighter.

Don’t be put off by the term “chemical”

We get it, the term “chemical” can seem a little scary… but when using the correct product, chemical exfoliation is actually less harsh on your skin than physical scrubs. In fact, if you’re breakout prone, you definitely want to make room for chemical exfoliation in your skincare kit. 

Unlike physical scrubs, chemical exfoliants do not require manipulation over the skin, giving the green light for breakout prone skin. What’s more chemical exfoliants offer additional skin rewards, such as unclogging pores, evening skin tone and reducing redness.

NEW clear start breakout clearing liquid peel

Best chemical exfoliants for breakout prone skin

Salicylic Acid, a BHA, is known as THE go to for treating breakouts. That’s because this oil loving acid is amazing at deep cleaning and decongesting clogged pores. It’s also redness reducing, helping to heal and soothe breakouts, plus has the ability to reduce excess oil production.

A popular acid for treating hyperpigmentation, i.e., the discoloration left behind from breakouts, is AHA, Lactic Acid. This gentle acid possesses the power to inhibit overactive pigment production, whilst simultaneously remove excess pigment from the skin. If that wasn’t enough, Lactic Acid also boosts natural hydration, improving luminosity and skin resilience. 

Dermalogica’s new chemical exfoliant for breakouts 

Introducing Dermalogica’s NEW Clear Start Breakout Clearing Liquid Peel - the AHA & BHA acid dream team to banish teen breakouts. Breakout Clearing Liquid Peel has the perfect blend of AHAs and BHAs to clear breakouts, resurface skin for smoother texture, and fade post-breakout marks. This fluid peel serum also features a shimmer, upping your skin’s glow factor when applied. 

Breakout Clearing Liquid Peel is the perfect pick for younger skins experiencing breakouts who are looking for a fast and proven solution to clear their skin - 95% of users who tested this new shimmering peel saw clearer looking skin after one week of use*.


NEW clear start breakout clearing liquid peel

Key ingredients in breakout clearing liquid peel:

  • 2% Salicylic Acid - exfoliates deep under the skin to banish blackheads and breakouts, along with reducing redness.
  • 10% blend of Lactic Acid and Mandelic Acid – a powerful AHA blend to smooth, brighten and minimise post-breakout marks. 

Azelaic Acid - helps unclog pores and even out skin tone.

How to use:

After cleansing in the evening, apply a generous amount all over face and neck and leave on for 7-10 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow with a moisturiser. Slight tingling is normal – those chemical exfoliants are working heard in the skin to banish your breakouts!  Breakout Clearing Liquid Peel is a weekly treatment designed to be used 1-2 times per week. 

PRO Tip: Be sure to wear your SPF during the day as using acids can make skin more sensitive to the sun.

Fast track to clearer skin with Clear Start’s NEW Breakout Clearing Liquid Peel.

*Based on a clinical trial with 40 participants between the ages 13-30 with breakout-prone skin. Product was used 2x’s per week for 4 weeks.

NEW clear start breakout clearing liquid peel

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In 2020, we began incorporating recycled plastic into our Clear Start packaging materials. All our cartons use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper and several of our products are sold without cartons to reduce waste.

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By Dermalogica Education Team