Clearing Defense SPF30
Make up and beauty,  New Post,  Skin care

Win the brand new Dermalogica clearing defense SPF30!

I love a good party, don’t you? Adam’s birthday is coming up this month, and I am beyond excited, as I am every year! You know who also recently celebrated a birthday? Dermalogica South Africa is celebrating 25 years, and not one wrinkle! They must be using all their fabulous products right? You can’t have a birthday, without gifts….and you gals, are in luck, because there’s a gift for one of you today! Dermalogica sent over their BRAND NEW Clear Start Clearing Defense SPF30 for me to test out, and there’s one for you too!

What is the Clearing Defense SPF30 about?

Dermalogica’s Clear Start Clearing Defense SPF30, is the newest addition to its Clear Start line. The brand’s new SPF30 moisturizer is specifically made for skin that tends to breakout due to environmental stressors, and acts as a protective barrier so bad stuff stays far away from your pores. For
the formula, Dermalogica leaned on ingredients like willow bark extract, green tea extract and vitamin C to fight against free radicals and pollutants (both of which can irritate skin and lead to redness or breakouts), while hydrating and balancing additives ensure your essential moisture barrier stays intact. All that, without clogging your pores. No kidding.

Plus, it’s ultra-lightweight and not-at-all greasy thanks to natural tapioca which imparts a long-lasting matte finish, so applying this protective product to skin beneath makeup won’t make it slick off far too soon (unlike many other SPF products). Slather your face, neck, and chest in a generous amount of the Clearing Defense SPF30 after cleansing, focusing on the t-zone to give a bit of extra shine control — an especially tip helpful during summer’s hottest days. 

Packaging and Price

The moisturiser is in a convenient tube, making it perfect for popping into your bag to reapply whenever you need it. This product retails for R399.

First impressions

By now, you know I am a huge Dermalogica fan. I’ve reviewed MANY of their products on the blog, including the Clear Start range, that is amazing for my daughter’s skin. I also use a bit of her products when I’m dealing with breakouts myself. So to me, this is the perfect addition to what is an already great range!

The formula is pretty lightweight and I find it absorbs into my skin really fast. It definitely leaves me with a nice matte feel, which is perfect for Summer, when I tend to look like an oil slick. Addison (my daughter) will also be using this, as she plays hockey a few times a week, so this is perfect for the 30 degree weather we’ve been having this week…not that you only wear SPF when it’s hot! I’ve only used it twice, but I am enjoying it. Me thinks that it’s going to be a staple in Summer! Now for the fun!!! GIVEAWAY!!! 

Dermalogica Clear Start

How to enter

  • Just comment below with your favourite Dermalogica product, or why you want to win the Clearing Defense SPF30, and you’ll be entered into the draw.
  • Additional entry – Check out my Instagram post over here and get your extra entries in!


  1. This competition is only open to readers residing in South Africa.
  2. The giveaway will run until 17:00pm, on Thursday, 1st August 2019, with a winner being selected at random shortly afterwards.


I’m Simone, a mom of 3, a wife...obsessed with my family, makeup and books!


  • Rajshree

    Well to be honest. I haven’t purchased any of their products because of my employment situation and being on contract. Would love to try it, everyone worldwide raves abt it n I’m pretty sure it’s amazing bcz ur blog posts never disappoints.

    • Mila

      I haven’t tried any of their products but this would be so so amazing. My skin is currently going through the absolute most. I currently have the worst breakout ever. Its literally so bad. This would be amazing❤️❤️❤️

  • Charlene

    My favourite Dermalogica Product is the Daily Microfoliant.

    I would however love to try the Clearing Defense SPF30 for the appproaching summer months especially since I am a combination skin with an oily t-zone.

    • Bernice

      I love the Dermalogica mediBac clearing overnight gel💚, that I received a sample of to test out for my teenage boys, could see such a differince in only the first use. It was fantastic. I would love to try this for myself, aspecialy being prone to breakouts. And i love that you mentioned it isnt greasy or sticky. Thats such a plus for me 👌🏻

  • Abbygail

    I haven’t tried any of the products yet. I would really like to try it out as my skin has been breaking out lately with the change in the climate and leaving nasty marks. I’ve tried so many products but nothing seems to work. My birthday is on the 26th would love to have clear skin.

  • @_jamie__bennett_

    I would like to win the clear start clearing defense spf to help me fight my constant random breakouts,I’ve been struggling to maintain it lately

  • Charmaine Du Plessis

    I would absolutely love to win this product for my daughter to use. As a “tween”, she occationally has the odd “pre-hormonal” break out, and I believe this amazing product will help get her (& me) through those tough times.

  • Yolanda Jeftha

    I’ve only tried a few of their products and my favourite has to be their daily microfiber.
    The Clearing Defense SPF30 sounds perfect for my oily to combination skin type and will be great to use during hotter seasons when I become an oily mess lol.

    Awesome review hun!

  • Shae Schwenk

    My favourite Dermalogica SA product is the calm water gel. It makes my face SO soft and keeps it so moisturised throughout the day, which is a huge bonus now that the air is so dry!

  • Karissa

    I would like to win the clear start clearing defense spf to help me fight my constant random BREAKOUTS due to my hormones being not in sync currently.

    • Daniele

      I use the Ultracalming cleanser and Intensive Moisture Cream.
      I would like to try Clear Start, I’m prone to breakouts on my jaw line.

  • Parbashni Soobramoney

    I have really bad skin breakouts plus suffer from very oily skin trying so hard to find a product I may try and stick to for years to come

  • Alissa Maakal

    I’ve always wanted to try something from Dermalogica but I haven’t been able to afford their products and I wasn’t sure if it would work for me. I’d love to win this product to give it a go and to finally be able to test their range. I’ve read your post and review on this and it’s definiely something I want to try and hopefully I’ll be able to repurchase it in the future if it works out for me.

  • Carla M VD Westhuizen

    I would love to try this Dermalogica product! Definitely need a mattifying moisturiser as I am finding my skin is increasingly more greassy 🙁

  • Sithabile

    I would love to win this dermalogica product as my Spf is 5 to being finished n my budget is very tight this month 🙆‍♀️

  • Karen

    I haven’t tried out any of the Dermalogica products as yet but have seen some great reviews so I would love to win this as I just recently started paying more attention to my skin and noticed it’s quite dull due to the many breakouts I suffer mainly due to my work environment so this would be perfect for me.

  • Kim Dyer

    Just love the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant… I would LOVE to try this new product tho! They have an amazing reputation in the beauty/skin industry. X

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