breakout control

fast-absorbing, invisible treatment gel

This fast-absorbing gel contains natural antibacterial agents, including Lactobacillus Ferment, to help clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin. learn more
  • $86.00
    - 30 ml
    breakout control
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breakout control

This fast-absorbing gel contains natural antibacterial agents, including Lactobacillus Ferment, to help clear and prevent breakouts without over-drying the skin. An Azelaic Acid derivative helps control oil production for improved skin tone and texture. Tea Tree and antioxidant Zinc Sulfate also help soothe the skin. Contains Colloidal Silver, known to help eliminate bacteria and control acne. Formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

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


  • Wipes out acne-causing bacteria
  • Helps regulate oil production
  • Helps calm redness brought on by breakouts

how to use

Apply a thin layer and allow to dry. Use all over the face and under your prescribed Dermalogica moisturiser.

quick tip

Can be applied all over or to zones experiencing breakouts and congestion.

part of medibac clearing product system

Clearer skin starts now: bring the four contributing factors of acne under control.

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Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-8, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Lactobacillus Ferment, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Zinc Sulfate, Colloidal Silver, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Polysorbate 20, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Lavandual Hybrida Oil, Aminomethly Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891). Warning: This product contains silver. Avoid contact with broken or abraded skin.

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.

mediBac clearing®

Clearer skin starts now: bring the four contributing factors of acne under control.

The MediBac Clearing® system works to treat, clear and prevent adult acne while addressing the needs of adult skin. Most products and treatments for acne are designed for teenage skin, making them too harsh and irritating for adult acne sufferers. MediBac Clearing® controls acne 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 acne. Each product, with its unique acne-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 acne.

overall rating write a review
4.9 out of 5
44 out of 45 - This product has a 98 % approval rating.
  • Great for unwanted breakouts
    5 out of 5
    Amazing product doesn’t dry out my skin
  • I see the difference
    4 out of 5
    I use this before i feel a break out is brewing. I only use it in the breakout zone that it occurs for me and I use it after the toner and before the serum. I certainly feel it can reverse acne. You need to wash hands after using it, wasn’t nice getting it in the eye
  • Great spot treatment
    5 out of 5
    This is my fave Dermalogica spot treatment. Doesn't dry my skin and gel is nice and lightweight. A little goes a long way too.
  • Perfect to tackle acne during the day
    5 out of 5
    I use this in conjunction with the overnight clearing gel, and its great to be able to treat the acne both during the day and at night. Love it.
  • Does Work
    5 out of 5
    This products shows such improvement to my skin, can be used alone or with moisturiser. Such a great product.
  • It won't happen overnight...but it does work!
    5 out of 5
    But this really seems to help. I have tried scores of spot treatments over the years, and they were either harsh and drying, or ineffective. Also, they smelled a lot and were often "cakey". This is light, non-stinky, gentle and with regular use (in the mornings, after toner, before moisturiser), my hormonal skin issues are significantly more manageable.
  • Great for breakouts
    5 out of 5
    Love this product! My skin was going through a very hormonal, break out phase which has been horrible! I use this along with other adult acne products and have seen a huge improvement!
  • It doesn't dry your skin out
    5 out of 5
    I was skeptical about trying this product as with so many spot treatments you end up with really dry skin. It wont get rid of breakouts within minutes as we would all like, but I have been using it night and day and am seeing a huge improvement in my skin. Another bonus is that you don't have to use a lot of it.
  • Keep my acne at bay
    5 out of 5
    This gel doesn't cause any dryness like other spot treatment products do. I can apply it before my make up so it prevents anymore new break out during the day. I have been using this product for a few weeks now, and I definitely see the difference, love it!

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2 answered questions

Hi, do i apply this product before applying moisturizer or after?

Written by azlin on 10/11/2015
Hi Azlin,
Great question, Breakout Control is best when applied before your moisturiser.

Hope this helps
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What size is this bottle please? I.e. ml's

Written by Maree Watson on 25/03/2016
Hi Maree,
Yes of course, breakout control is 30mls

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