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Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil

Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil
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Retinol Clearing Oil soothes skin while addressing adult acne and premature signs of ageing – delivering clearer, more vibrant skin overnight. This high-performance night oil combines Retinol and Salicylic Acid into a one formula that helps reduce visible signs of premature skin ageing and clear breakouts - all while you sleep!

Clears skin overnight

High-performance night oil combines Retinol and breakout-clearing Salicylic Acid into one skin-soothing formula. Time-released Retinol helps reduce visible signs of premature aging. Salicylic Acid helps clear breakouts. Argan, Rosehip Seed and Golden Jojoba oils actively nourish skin.

  • Targets breakouts and visible signs of premature skin aging at the same time
  • Renews and soothes skin overnight
  • Delivers clearer, more vibrant skin by morning

Two problems, one solution

Adult acne is on the rise, with women in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s experiencing breakouts and challenged with clearing their skin whilst tackling skin ageing. If you reach for spot treatments for teens, chances are your skin ends up in a worse state. Dermalogica’s Active Clearing formulas harness the best of nature and science to control breakouts and reduce the appearance of related skin ageing. The new addition to the line, Retinol Clearing Oil is clinically proven to deliver clearer, more vibrant skin overnight.

It’s a first!

Retinol Clearing Oil is unique because it combines two powerhouse ingredients into one potent formula for the first time. Salicylic Acid to rapidly clear and prevent breakouts and potent, time-released Retinol to help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyper- pigmentation. You may have heard that you shouldn’t use Retinol and Salicylic Acid together as they are very active on the skin and could cause irritation. However, with Retinol Clearing Oil, the inclusion of time-released Retinyl Propionate offers a gentler approach and the soothing oil base mimics skin lipids helping to deliver the active ingredients deeper whilst trapping moisture.

Everything you need to know about Retinol Clearing Oil

Here is an all you need to know guide to the brand new Retinol Clearing Oil. Jen from Jersey Beauty chats with Victoria from Dermalogica chat about the brand new Retinol clearing Oil. Watch and discover the what's in this fabulous new product, the benefits of its key ingredients and what you can expect to see when you use it.

How to use Dermalogica Retinol Clearing Oil

Press button and release to fill dropper. At night, after cleansing, gently press button to dispense 6-10 drops into hands. Smooth over face and neck, avoiding the eye area.

Jersey Beauty top tip from Jen - this is a dry oil and will absorb quickly into the skin. Apply 1-2 drops at a time to the different target areas of your face, as opposed to dispensing all 6-10 drops in one go.

Clinically proven results

Our studies show Retinol Clearing Oil improves the appearance of breakouts and uneven skin tone overnight, along with increased smoothness and radiance. After 7 days, there’s an improvement of dark spots from breakouts with fine lines and wrinkles improved by 4 weeks of use.


Time-Released Retinol (Vitamin A)

reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots

Salicylic Acid

stimulates natural exfoliation and reduces breakouts

Argan, Rosehip Seed, and Golden Jojoba Oils

soothes, nourishes and protects skin

Coconut Alkanes, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, C13-15 Alkane, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Salicylic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Retinyl Propionate, Butyl Avocadate, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Tanacetum Annuum Flower Oil, Sclareolide, Triolein, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone, Tocopherol, BHT, Propyl Gallate.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use Retinol Clearing Oil with Vitamin C?

Yes, you can use both Retinol and Vitamin C products. We recommend using Vitamin C in the morning and Retinol Clearing Oil at night.

Can I use Retinol Clearing Oil with other Retinol products?

No; we don’t recommend layering Retinol products or using more than one Retinol treatment at once.

Can I use Retinol Clearing Oil every night right away, or do I need to build up a tolerance?

Retinol Clearing Oil can be used every night. If you experience any sensitivity, reduce use to every other day or a couple times per week.

Can I use Retinol Clearing Oil during the day?

Because Retinol can become less effective when exposed to sunlight and can make skin more sensitive to the sun, we recommend using this product only at night and applying sunscreen each day.

Is Retinol Clearing Oil replacing any products?

Yes. Retinol Clearing Oil will take the place of Overnight Clearing Gel.

How is Active Clearing different from its predecessor, MediBac Clearing?

MediBac Clearing focused on four physiological factors that contributed to breakouts while taking into account the unique needs of adult skin. Active Clearing offers the same benefits, plus the added benefits of brightening skin tone and reducing premature signs of skin ageing such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Is Retinol Clearing Oil suitable for my oily skin?

Yes, Retinol Clearing Oil is suitable for oily skin. Retinol Clearing Oil is a dry oil. It quickly absorbs into the skin so your skin won't feel greasy or oily after use. You could also use products such as Active Moist or Oil Free Matte SPF30 for regular oil control as well as appropriate Active Clearing products such as Overnight Clearing Gel or AGE Bright Spot Fader to spot treat sporadic breakouts.

Retinol Clearing Oil has caused me to break out even more than before, is this normal?

Sometimes when skin is introduced to a new product, it can go through a period of adjustment. This adjustment phase is temporary as well as necessary, as the skin is working to detoxify itself as impurities are forced to the surface. This “purging” period is different from an allergic reaction. If you appear to be allergic to an ingredient in a product, stop using it.

I am pregnant and experiencing breakouts. Can I use Retinol Clearing Oil?

Consult your physician first before using any products that contain Retinol, including Retinol Clearing Oil. The Active Clearing range also includes Age Bright Clearing Serum and Age Bright Spot Fader that target adult breakouts and don't contain Retinol.

Why combine retinol and salicylic acid?

Adult acne doesn’t occur in a vacuum: people often also have premature skin ageing along with increased sensitivity. Treating these concerns together can be a complex challenge. But by combining skin-friendly time-released Retinol with Salicylic Acid and phytoactive lipids, Retinol Clearing Oil can address adult acne, premature skin ageing and skin sensitivity – without risking irritation or complicating your skin care regimen.

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  • I have been using Retinol Clearing Oil for a few weeks now and my skin is so much better! It feels lovely and soft and I think the appearance of the lines on my forehead is improving each day!


Two problems, one solution

We caught up with Dermalogica’s Education Executive Victoria Schofield to find out all about the brand new Retinol Clearing Oil from Dermalogica, a soothing oil for breakout prone skin with signs of ageing.

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