Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster Review

Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster Review


Dermalogica is a luxury skincare brand that has been around for decades and loved by many. One of my favourite products is their special Cleansing Gel- you can read my full review here.

The Clear Start range is part of their product portfolio and targets teenage skin. Compared to their iconic range, this is priced much lower to suit their target audience. I received the Breakout Clearing Booster, which is the latest addition to the Clear start family from Influenster.

Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster is described as a fast-acting breakout clearer that has been formulated with salicylic acid, niacinamide and patented TT technology and phytoplankton extract. another major claim is promising to breakout-causing bacteria in 15 mins


I was very excited to receive this and I started using it right away! I had some mild texture and breakouts at the time so it was the perfect time to test the Dermalogica Breakout Clearing Booster. It’s a lightweight white textured serum that sinks into the skin quickly and adds a bit of hydration but that’s about it. It didn’t reduce/ clear my breakouts nor did it prevent any future breakout as claimed. I woke up with more breakouts I don’t think it’s caused it but it certainly didn’t prevent it.

I was using this once a day at night but decided to try using it twice a day to see if I would get better results. After 1 week of using it both morning and night, I still didn’t experience any of the benefits. They also claim you can use this directly on the spots but again no benefits for me.

After 2 weeks I gave up and started using it in conjunction with my all-time fav breakout clearer, the 2% Salicylic acid from the Ordinary(full review coming soon!)


I am very disappointed with this product. I had really had hopes for it seeing that it is from Dermalogica and it contains salicylic acid and niacinamide, ingredients that I know work for my skin type. I am also not a big fan of the packaging. You have to squeeze the bottom of the bottle to get the product out but it doesn’t say this anywhere on the box/bottle so the first time I used it, I spent about 3 mins trying to figure this out!

I would have loved a dropper or pump bottle and if they mentioned the concentrations of niacinamide and salicylic acid in the booster.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster.

Check out my thoughts on Niacinamide here



Lush Toner Tabs: Q10, Dream steam, Tea Tree

Hey family, happy Sunday! Wait did I not say it would rain today, yesterday lool. Anyway, as promised this post will be the start of our Lush toner series. They have 6 toners in total: 3 tabs and 3 liquid. So there will be only two posts in this series but we will be looking at all the products in this range. As usual I will add prices, where to buy and where possible reviews.

Today we are looking at their toner tabs Q10, Dream steam and Tea tree. All these can be purchased online at or in store. Check their website to find out the closest store to you.

Q10 is their latest toner tab, available since the 18th of August. There are currently no reviews on this but I did find a video on how it works. It’s packed full of chamomile blue, lavender and sandalwood oils to soothe and comfort the skin. It also has aloe vera and carrageenan extract to gently soften and clarify. Its £1.25 for 7g (Which I think it’s one tab)






Dream steam


This is described as perfect for sensitive or dry skin. It’s made with rose absolute, chamomile blue and tea tree. £2.50 for 7g.




Tea tree

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Packed with tea tree oil and aloe vera it’s powerful for acne prone skin. I may just pop into a Lush and get this. Its only £1 for 5g.




That’s all folks. check back soon for the toner water post. If you want to have a look at the cleanser series, everything can be found under the beauty tab.


Until next time



Lush Cleansers: Fresh Farmacy and Coalface

Hey family, how are y’all doing?? It’s almost the end of the summer, its been raining here and everything! Anyway let the Fall come with all the pretty cool toned colours


Back to our Lush cleansers series. Today we will be looking at two others from the collection. Make sure you have a look around my blog to check out what we have looked at so far. Lets get into this post


Fresh Farmacy


From the list of ingredients, it looks like it will be suitable for sensitive skin (But please check in store first). It is packed with gentle skin loving ingredients e.g. calamine, lavender and essential oils. It works well thoroughly cleanse the skin and keep acne at bay. Its £4.95 for 100g.  Let’ s see what people say about it







Coal face


I am buying this one soon so I will be able to bring you a review. I love the ingredients in this soap: charcoal, rose wood oil which works to clear your skin. It’s £4.95 for 100g




That’s all for now! Please let me know if you have these cleansers or any others from LUSH. Which ones are your fav and will recommend? See you soon for the next piece! For more info on LUSH including their products and where to buy, please visit their website>>


Until next time



The Body Shop Tea Tree

Body Shop series officially popular! We will be carrying on with their tea tree range which is targets oily and problematic skin that is prone to blemishes and breakouts. It is also very beneficial in treating acne (which probably makes it very popular).

The Body Shop tea tree oil range has been formulated with tamanu oil extract which is also known to help generate new tissue and improve help improve the healing process of the skin.

Tea Tree Full Range

Their full collection:

  1. Tea tree squeaky clean scrub
  2. Tea tree cool and creamy wash
  3. Tea tree oil
  4. Tea tree skin clearing foaming cleanser
  5. Tea tree face mask
  6. Tea tree facial toner
  7. Tea tree cleansing wipes
  8. Tea tree night lotion
  9. Tea tree facial wash
  10. Tea tree blemish gel
  11. Tea tree skin clearing lotion
  12. Tea tree pore minimiser

Here are some great reviews on most of the products:



Final verdict- I think it does what it says on the tube! Although I haven’t used any of the products in this range, from research it seems like it works. So what are you blemish clearing secrets/tips? Share with us below! Mine is- if I know I have a big day coming up and I have to wear a lot of makeup, I try to go bare faced for 3 days or more before, then on the morning of the day, I do a face mask to prep my skin!

Remember I have a link for you to earn up to 11.55% cash back on all your Body Shop purchases online! TopCash back offers you cash back when you shop through their sites on many different website e.g. BodyShop, Boohoo and Missguided. It’s worth having a look. Here’s the link below:

That’s all folks! Body Shop Skincare has a lot of skincare collections that treat different issues, this mini-series will go through ALL of them complete with reviews. If you want to purchase any of the products, you can shop online>> or visit their store.

Until next time