welcome to clear start

A system of powerful, technology-driven formulas that deliver fast-acting, multi-tasking results for breakout-prone skin.

our story

Clear Start was created by the skin health experts at Dermalogica. Dermalogica's story starts in 1983, when skin therapist Jane Wurwand founded The International Dermal Institute, a postgraduate training and research facility designed to bring a new era of professionalism and results to an industry that had become obsessed with pampering, shallow beauty and miracle claims. Today, IDI is considered the international gold-standard for postgraduate skin and body therapy training with 37 locations worldwide and trains over 75,000 skin therapists every year.

IDI also continues to serve as the research arm of Dermalogica, and is a critical component of our product development, product testing and education curriculum. Jane then founded Dermalogica in 1986 to bring a new generation of skin therapists the type of results-oriented, no-nonsense products that their clients demanded. When Janes own daughters hit their teenage years, it became clear that no one was addressing the needs of young skin- not only with products but also education, in 2009 Clean Start was launched and since changed names to Clear Start in 2013.




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no nasties

All Clear Start products are manufactured in the USA, we have never taken part in animal testing and are certified cruelty free by Leaping Bunny and PETA, we are gluten-free, vegan and paraben-free. Clear Start products are free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colours and fragrances.

education first

why clear start

Acne treatments can disrupt people's daily lives as much as acne itself. Prescription medications can be hard on the skin or easy to forget, while over-the-counter products can take a one-size-fits-all approach that can leave skin dry or irritated.

Clear Start is ideal for clients who want fast results, products that contain natural ingredients, and solutions that won't dry out or further irritate their skin. Each Clear Start formula combines potent, active ingredients with gentle skin-soothing botanicals to keep skin clear, balanced and hydrated. Unlike many anti-acne products on the market, these professional-grade formulas are tough on breakouts, yet gentle on skin.

education first

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