What I Use To Handle an Unscheduled Breakout

I’m going to get down to the point with this product as it pretty much ‘does-what-it-says-on-the-tin’.

Breakouts are pesky and ofttimes it can feel like you’re playing a game of Russian roulette with your skin right? Just waiting for the moment that a breakout hits. For sure there’s loads of measures you can take before a breakout hits but realistically when it happens it happens. As I have learnt over the years, breakouts can’t be cured, but you sure can control them.

This month saw the launch of two new products added to Dermalogica’s extensive range aimed at helping with blackheads and breakouts. A mask and a clearing gel. I was fortunate enough to have been sent their Breakout Clearing Booster which is apparently replacing the Overnight Clearing Gel (which I also have and love so that’s sad). The product is designed to target spots and reduce redness within just 15 minutes. It is formulated with salicylic acid and niacinamide to help clear the pore and reduce oiliness.

From my experience when I had a few morning emergencies (and picked or squeeze; cant take my own advice sometimes pls don’t judge) this little baby was a LIFE SAVER. The redness literally reduced by half, it also works really well under make up and doesn’t cause pilling which is a very big thumbs up from me! Although this worked well once I had squeezed my spots, I found once I already had one that was past the point of no return the Breakout Clearing Booster was little to no help. If I caught some pesky spots a few days before they would come up with the Booster, they would not surface.

(an AM routine of mine)

I use this product after cleansing and toning, but before moisturiser and make sure to always wear SPF, I use Dermalogica SPF 50, after use 🙂

All in all this is a powerful product from Dermalogica and it is also a great size to keep in your hand bag if you’re having an emergency. For the price point (19.99) it is well worth it and has since replaced my salicylic acid from Deciem’s – The Oridinary.


*gifted by brand, opinions my own.

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