Dermalogica mediBac Clearing Overnight Clearing Gel

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An overnight treatment that helps clear skin, calm inflammation and prevent future breakouts by reducing excess sebum, removing impaction plugs and eliminating bacteria. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.

This gel contains 2% salicylic acid, which is used for treating breakouts and an effective exfoliant.

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I bought this as part of the travel-sized mediBac range just to give it a go.

I originally thought this was some sort of pimple cream, until I was kindly corrected by my beauty therapist at Endota Spa. This goes onto the skin after toner and serum, but before your moisturiser. I’ve been using it almost every evening, applying it around my nose, forehead and chin, since these are the areas most prone to breakouts.

Did it control my breakouts? I believe it did. It certainly reduced the amount of sebum secreted below the sides of my nose. I normally get a lot of blocked pores around this area and these have been reduced, although not significantly.

The clearing gel is used for more of a preventative measure against breakouts than anything else. I would still prefer to use a proper pimple cream for zits than just this.

Dermalogica’s mediBac Clearing Overnight Clearing Gel retails at AU$64 and is available at professional beauty salons such as Endota Spa, Pure Indulgence, etc. It is also available on Adore Beauty and Strawberrynet.

What I like about it: Reduces sebum around my nose; helped controlled my breakouts.

What I do not like about it: Nothing

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2 comments… add one
  1. Anzela

    hi, is this overnight clearing gel works better than Dermalogica Clean Start Hit The Spot?

    1. Tine

      Anzela: They worked equally well on my spots. The Hit The Spot is slightly stronger in its concentration of active ingredients as the product is meant for younger/teenage skin which suffer from bigger breakouts. Personally, I have no problems with either one of them. They dry out my spots equally well.

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