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overnight clearing gel

clearing, purifying treatment

Nighttime gel helps clear breakouts and reduce visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid sloughs off pore-clogging skin cells – a process that slows with age – to inhibit development of further breakouts.Learn More

Nighttime gel helps clear breakouts and reduce visible skin aging.Learn More

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overnight clearing gel

Nighttime gel helps clear breakouts and reduce visible skin aging. Salicylic Acid sloughs off pore-clogging skin cells – a process that slows with age – to inhibit development of further breakouts. Tea Tree Oil soothes skin while you sleep. Contains Niacinamide, Biotin, Zinc Gluconate and Caffeine, as well as natural extracts of Meadowsweet, Yeast and Licorice.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Removes impaction plugs from the follicle to relieve congestion and breakout activity.
  • Helps regulate oil production.
  • Helps calm irritation brought on by breakouts.

how to use

At night, apply a thin layer all over cleansed face and allow to absorb. In the morning, wash off with Clearing Skin Wash, then, for maximum treatment results, apply Clearing Mattifier to breakout-prone areas. Use nightly as needed.

quick tip

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


Active Ingredients: Salicylic Acid (2.0%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, PEG-32, Butylene Glycol, PVM/MA Decadiene Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 20 , Glycerin, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides , Mahonia, Aquifolium Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Crithmum Maritimum, Extract, Yeast Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Biotin, Panthenol, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camphor, 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid, Sebacic Acid, 1,10-Decanediol, Nordihydroquaiaretic Acid, Oleanolic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Zinc Gluconate, Zinc Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Citrus Grandis, (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Artemisia Vulgaris Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Seed Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil.

Dermalogica is 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.

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part of medibac clearing product system

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

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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.

Clears bumps on chin


This has helped to clear up bumps on my chin



This really works!


I saw a recommendation from a famous makeup artist on YouTube along with the gentle exfoliant and figured I would give this a try. I started getting bumps on my forehead since being pregnant 6 years ago. 3 babies later I haven't found a way to get rid of them until now. This product really works! I bought extra bottles for me and a family member. This doesn't make my skin flake which has been an issue with other products in the past.



Amazing clearing gel ever!


I have trusted this product for the pass 10 years, and I will continue to use what works! I'm a Texas girl and with our hot & humid weather the clearing gel works overnight for a flawless face.

San Antonio Texas


not sure its right for my skin


I had very mild adult acne. I previously used R&F products but stopped. I was told about dermalogica products after receiving a facial. I began with the kit. My face worsened and I was told that it was probably because the products were pulling more from my pores than other products. I ordered even more products to attempt to clear my breakouts, and now my face is even WORSE! I've spent entirely too much money on products that are not helping my face at all! Very upsetting...

Richmond, VA


Really wish I didn't spend the money


I started using this product about 3 weeks ago. I was really hoping that it would help clear up my skin but it has made it worse. I had break outs in my jawline and now I have large breakouts on my cheeks and jawline. I really wanted to give this a full month but I am just embarrassed to go out in public.

Dallas, TX


Works great for small breakouts


I was in desperate need of a new spot and all over face breakout solution because I did not like my old one from a different brand and because I was out. I bought this and fell in love with it! My skin is oily all over except for my forehead. So, I breakout along the jawline, chin and cheeks due to stress, hormones, oil and sometimes bad food choices like sweets, too much dairy, ect. For those little breakouts, this product works great for treatment and overnight care. I love the idea of hyaluronic acid in a breakout treatment, it helps to not leave the skin dried out while still eliminating the breakout.

Peoria, AZ


I would definitely buy it again.


Although I really loved the first one that I've tried the medicated clearing gel. I wonder why the change. Are they almost the same except for the new scent and tea tree added?



Product fits the name!


This really does clear your skin up. After 2days even large cystic acne is clearing up. It speeds up the process of getting your face back to a beautifully clear face. Love this product. It's one of Dermalogica's best!

Reynoldsburg, Ohio


Not effective


I have acne prone skin and as suggested by my beautician I had purchased the overnight clearing gel. I regret for wasting money on buying this product because it did nothing to my skin. I felt I got more acne. I had so much belief that my acne would go down but this product did not meet my expectations.



I like this product but need further guidance


I was given a sample of this from a salon that uses dermologica. I have very dry sensitive skin everywhere apart from my chin which is oily and I get lots of spots. I have used this product only on my chin and it's been great at drying out the spots I already have but it has also drawn out some large spots. Will this stop if I continue to use this product? Some guidance would be great!




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Do I apply moisturizer first then apply overnight clearing gel?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply Overnight Clearing Gel to skin with breakouts and moisturizer to healthy skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I started to use this to clear up some spots. My skin is usually blemish free. I started to get a cluster of many spots in areas that I haven't had spots. It's been 6 weeks and it's not improved. Is this still purging?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try to use it on breakouts only. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi, if I am also using a vitamin C serum at night should I alternate with the clearing gel every other night or can they be layered? Is the clearing gel effective with every other night usage or should it be applied nightly?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Overnight Clearing Gel with BioLumin-C Serum, on alternate nights. Or you can use one in the morning and one at night. However, it would be at your discretion, depending on your skin's tolerance. Try a patch test to be sure. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product safe to use while pregnant?


Hello Lisa, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use this while pregnant due to the Salicylic Acid. You may like Breakout Control. Breakout Control is an acid-free spot treatment that is non-drying. However, it is very effective. Apply a thin, clear layer to breakouts. Use it under moisturizer, morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hello. I started to use this product like 10 days ago. I don't have so much acne, but wanted to start with salicylic acid to avoid any acne at any time. Now I have so much breakout and it started after using overnight breakout control. Can it promote acne, is it only in the beginning? What should I do? I want to go on salicylic acid due to its benefits, but now my skin is pretty bad


Hello Marty, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is normal for the skin to purge in the beginning. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this an acne treatment and moisturizer in one?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This is a hydrating gel. Therefore, you do not need to follow if a moisturizer. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Why can a moisturizer not be applied over top? Should this be used as a spot treatment or can I put it on my entire face, avoiding the eye area?


Hello, This is a hydrating gel. There is no need to apply moisturizer on top since it hydrates the skin on its own. It should be applied to areas with acne only. If you have a full face of acne, you can apply it to the entire face. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I've been using Overnight Clearing Gel for months but I just realized I may have been applying it incorrectly with my other Dermalogica products. Can you explain the order in which I should be applying these products after cleansing? I currently use MultiActive Toner, Active Moist, and Overnight Clearing Gel after using Precleanse and Special Cleansing Gel.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can apply Overnight Clearing Gel to areas with breakouts and Active Moist to healthy skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

May I confirm if I can use any products under or on top of the overnight clearing gel? I have breakout control, clearing mattifier, active moist and skin smoothing cream. Also antioxidant hydramist and ultracalming mist.


Hi Sam, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Overnight Clearing Gel alone at night. Apply either toner and follow with Overnight Clearing Gel. During the day, you can use Breakout Control or Clearing Mattifier over toner and under SPF. Kind Regards, Bernadette

When using this with a lotion, do I apply it before or after the lotion?


Hello Emily, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Overnight Clearing Gel is a hydrating gel that treats acne. It is your acne step and oil-free moisturizer in one. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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