Dermalogica Clear Start Today, Clear Skin Tomorrow Kit Review

Dermalogica has been in my skincare wishlist so I have purchased Dermalogica Clear Start Today, Clear Skin Tomorrow Kit is my Aplava haul. I was really excited to try this out. This kit is meant for breakout prone oily skin as it contains a breakout clearing foaming face, a breakout clearing toner and an oil clearing matte moisturizer. Grab a cup of your favorite drink because this is going to be a rather long review 😉 .

About Dermalogica Clear Start Today, Clear Skin Tomorrow Kit:

  • Clears away dead skin cells, dirt and excess oils to unclog pores and control oil & shine.
  • Clears breakouts, soothes and revives irritated skin.
  • Ultra-rich matte-finish hydrating moisturiser provides all-day oil and shine control.


  • Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash (30ml).
  • Breakout Clearing All Over Toner (30ml).
  • Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser SPF 15 (15ml).

Price and buy online in India:

950/- INR. Buy it at Aplava, Amazon and Nykaa. This is currently on discount at Aplava and Nykaa.



My Experience with Dermalogica Clear Start Today, Clear Skin Tomorrow Kit:

Dermalogica Clear Start Today, Clear Skin Tomorrow comes in a travel sized packaging. The packaging is no nonsense pleasant to eyes. The outer packaging is white and cyan colored with white font describing all the details and steps to follow.

The bottles inside are opaque white plastic bottles with clear start written on them.The kit contains products for 3 step CTM process(Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing).

These products are also available individually so I’ll break down my review to individual products:

1. Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash:

First step is washing the face. The foaming wash comes in a white opaque bottle with press open cap and name and details written in green font. It is odorless transparent gel which lathers moderately. It gives clean feeling without drying out skin and removes any makeup residue from face.

Despite being a breakout clearing face wash it is mild and non-drying and I feel this can be used by all skin types. It is effective at calming the inflammation around breakouts and helpful in preventing further breakouts to great extent. It can be used on face, neck and back. I have used it on shoulder breakouts which were caused due to water and climate change and it was effective in calming them down and curing. It does not irritate my sensitive skin at all.

I love this face wash and might purchase the full size in future. The only con can be price but very less quantity is required for one time wash. I have been using this twice a day and 30ml bottle lasted me for 15-16 days.

Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash Price & buy online in India:

1495/- INR for 177ml. Buy at aplava, purplle & nykaa.

2. Dermalogica Breakout Clearing All Over Toner:

This is step 2 after cleansing the face. Dermalogica Breakout Clearing All Over Toner comes in similar kind white opaque bottle with spray pump and transparent cap. Name and details are written ion pink font. fuss free and travel friendly packaging. Spray mechanism works perfectly and distributes the product evenly on face.

I spray this all over my towel dried face and pat it into the skin. The toner is clear and has refreshing scent. it gets absorbed into skin quickly and does not leave any kind of residue behind. This works perfectly in combination with facewash and helps calming down breakouts and preventing new ones.

I will not mind repurchasing it but only if I can find it on discount. It is expensive for a toner and there are many alcohol free soothing toners and thermal spring waters available which serve the same purpose and come with cheaper price tag.

Dermalogica Breakout Clearing All Over Toner Price & Buy online in India:

1495/- INR for 118ml. Buy it at aplava, purplle and nykaa.

3. Dermalogica Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser SPF 15:

This product is for step 3 of CTM routine i.e. moisturizing. Dermalogica Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser also comes in similar packaging like other products, White opaque bottle with flip open cap and details mentioned ion blue font. I love how simple and clean the packaging of this kit looks.

Dermalogica Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer is stark white in color and has lotion like consistency but it has some weird texture which is like sticky lotion which i really do not like. As soon as I apply it on face it leaves white shiny residue with slightly sticky feeling(Reminds me of some sunscreens 😐 ) . It does takes its time to get absorbed in skin and then it becomes perfect base. It is not perfectly matte moisturizer and my combination skin starts to get oily after 3-4 hours which is not a good performance (If you have ever used fair n lovely you can understand what I am saying). Sometimes I directly mix it in my bb cream and that way it performs better. ?If you use matte foundation then it will work better. I have noticed that it stings on breakouts.

Honestly I am not a fan of this moisturizer and won’t recommend it to people with oily skin. It might leave white caste on darker skin tones. Overly priced moisturizer with everything opposite it claims to be. Not recommended. If you want to try it, try a sample size or try this kit.

Dermalogica Oil Clearing Matte Moisturiser Price and buy online:

1795/- INR for 60ml. Buy this at aplava, Purplle and Nykaa.

Final Verdict on Dermalogica Clear Start Today, Clear Skin Tomorrow Kit: 4/5

I am impressed with this kit. Out of 3 products, I really liked foaming wash and all over toner. Matte moisturizer is average and failed to impress me. Facewash and toner combination works wonderfully on calming down breakouts, though I can not comment how it will work on severe breakouts. Matte moisturizer is not matte and might leave white cast like some sunscreens/sunblocks. It won’t be able to provide sufficient sun protection with SPF 15.

I recommend Dermalogica Clear Start Today, Clear Skin Tomorrow Kit  if you do not want to invest in full size products without trying. It is day care kit. Now I’m looking forward to try out their night-care Dermalogica Clear Start Tonight, Clear Skin Tomorrow Kit.

Share your thoughts in comments. Till next time…take care…xoxo.

Comments 18

  1. Very good grade, 4 our of 5! I like toners, so I would like to try the Dermalogica one! I don’t know whether that is good for me, since I have no break outs or anything like that (if I understood well), but as I said, I like toners and I would like to try it! Hope you have a great day!

  2. This kit is a great option for people who would like to try dermalogica products. And here dermatologica has started face mapping where they analyze your skin and recommend products based on that. I have used the face wash and moisturizer. I love the face wash but the moisturizer made my face greasy.

    1. Facewash and toner work on acne prone skin but moisturizer from this kit stings on breakouts..Facewash and toner are from breakout-clearing range but moisturizer is not from breakout-clearing range…

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