Special Clearing Booster
Special Clearing Booster is a needlessly expensive topical disinfectant with 5% benzoyl peroxide as the active ingredient. This water-based solution is not recommended because it contains several irritating plant extracts including lavender, sage, lemon, and ivy. All of these have the potential to worsen redness and stimulate excess oil production at the base of the pores, leading to oily skin and breakouts getting worse, not better.
Concentrated spot treatment to accelerate breakout clearing. This 5% Benzoyl Peroxide treatment helps control bacteria, reduce irritation and shield against free radical damage.
According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.
The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.
For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.
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