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Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution

Dermalogica

Essential Cleansing Solution

16.9 oz

Item #: 2152631

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A milky cleanser for drier skin conditions to gently lift impurities and remove make-up. Water-soluble, this soothing emulsion rinses off easily, leaving the skin refreshingly clean, soft and supple. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised.

How it works:

  • Natural Safflower Oil softens and conditions skin.
  • Antioxidant Vitamins E and C smooth and condition the skin.
  • Mild astringents, extracts of Rosemary and Lemon, refresh tired skin.

We recommend that first-time Dermalogica users visit an authorized skin treatment professional for a client consultation in an Ulta store.

Dermalogica Skin Treatments available at all ULTA locations. Click here for more information.

Apply a small amount of cleanser to dampened face and throat, and massage with smooth, upward strokes. Concentrate on any areas of impurities. Rinse with warm water and repeat if necessary.
Water, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Seed Oil, PEG-8, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Extracts Of: Citrus Aurantium Amara (bitter Orange) Flower, Humulus Lupulus (hops), Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Leaf, Equisetum Arvense, Pinus Sylvestris Cone, Citrus Medica Limonum (lemon) Fruit; Sorbitan Stearate, Ricinoleth-40, Beeswax (cera Alba), Ceresin, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Benzethonium Chloride, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-4.

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DermalogicaEssential Cleansing Solution
 
4.7

(based on 125 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (101)
  • Leaves clean feel (90)
  • Not greasy (86)
  • Moisturizing (84)
  • Improves skin texture (73)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Bad smell (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (71)
  • Dry skin (71)
  • Sensitive skin (50)
  • Combination skin (38)
  • All skin types (23)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (73), Budget shopper (33)

Reviewed by 125 customers

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5.0

I love it!!

By Kathy

from Atlanta, Ga

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

    I use it twice a day because my skin is so dry and flaky. It's a great cleanser that doesn't dry out my skin. I fell in love from when a facial specialist introduced it to me at a hair salon appointment.

     
    5.0

    Cleared up skin

    By Kato

    from New York

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Leaves Clean Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

      I use this daily, morning and night. I was having some skin issues and I'm now all clear.

       
      5.0

      Definitely worth it

      By Kate

      from Harrisburg, PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

        I've always had dry skin and used Cereve which was recommended by a dermatologist to combat my dry facial skin. At the end of my first trimester of pregnancy my skin became even dryer and I had eczema break outs caused by my hormones from the pregnancy. My skin was dry and flaking, I could barely wear make up and it was painful. I went into Ulta to find a solution and they did a skin treatment and recommended this. After 2 uses I noticed a difference so I bought the line, now a week and a half later my skin is completely clear. Will absolutely continue to use!!!

         
        5.0

        Love this product

        By The dreamer

        from Seattle

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

          Started using this cleanser and I love it, my face gets extremely dry and this has been wonderful and keeps acne away.

           
          5.0

          My dry old skin is treated very tenderly by this product

          By Susie the bridge player

          from Fairlawn

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Dry Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

            Totally non drying.

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Jayell

            from Ma

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

              Excellent cream cleanser. Reduced
              Dryness after first few uses

               
              4.0

              Essential Cleansing Solution by Dermalogica

              By kwg

              from NC

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Dry Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                I am combo skin, I use to use Dermalogica's Derma Clay Cleanser, which could also be used as a mask. Since aging is part of nature (unfortunately) I had to switch to something a little more gentle. In the colder climates/winter, I use it with Anti Oxident Hydro Mist in the summeror high humid climates I usually use Multi Active Toner.

                 
                5.0

                This is the best facial cleanser.

                By Brenda the mom

                from Valparaiso

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Moisturizing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Acne-Prone Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                  This product was recommended to me by a sales person, and I am so glad. It is the best facial cleansing product I have ever tried. I told my daughter in law about it and she also loves the product.

                   
                  5.0

                  It is fantastic

                  By Bajan

                  from Barbados

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Moisturizing
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                    I use the product twice a day. Since i started using it in early January, I have seen an improvement in the appearance of my skin

                     
                    5.0

                    Such a hydrating cleanser!

                    By Dnguyen

                    from Lincoln, NE

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Balances Skin
                    • Gentle
                    • Improves Skin Texture
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Moisturizing
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • All Skin Types
                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Dry Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                      I absolutely love this cleanser! I've been switching different cleansers and haven't found one that worked, but I had a co-worker who recommended me this cleanser for my combination and acne skin when I was discussing my problems with my face. This is the only cleanser so far that I will definitely repurchase! It's very gentle and hydrating on the skin. I was so stressed and unhappy with my cystic acne on my cheeks and this cleanser helped so much with my problem skin. I'm so much happier with my skin now because of this product!

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                      • Q:

                        can I use this milky cleanser in the morning when I get up before putting makeup on?
                        Asked on 1/27/2017 by beauty from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Essential Cleansing Solution can be used morning and night. You may use this cleanser before applying make up.

                          Answered on 1/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Does this product remove makeup or do I have to use another product?
                        Asked on 1/8/2017 by Beauty of 617 from Miami Springs, Fl

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use precleanse or soothing eye make up remover to remove make up and then follow with your normal cleanser for face.

                          Answered on 1/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I bought the total Dermalogica cleansing and moisturizers day and night for my skin with a vitamin spray too. Now all the packaging is not the same. What are the products in the step by step process should I buy? Cleansing with a milky white cleanser then a scrub that used to be in a silver tube followed by a spitting of multivitamin spray and then the cream with SPF for day? Can you tell me the products in the order I would use them? Thank you.
                        Asked on 2/27/2016 by Tia from Roanoke, IN

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your question.

                          Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:
                          Following the application of PreCleanse, lightly lather in hands and apply to damp face and throat morning and evening, massaging with light, upward strokes for at least 30 seconds, avoiding the eye area. Reduce to one use per day if any sensitivity develops. Follow with Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30 when used in the morning.

                          Antioxidant Hydramist:
                          After cleansing, spritz directly onto face and neck, avoiding the eyes. Also ideal as a refreshing spritz over make-up throughout the day.

                          Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30
                          After cleansing and toning, apply a generous amount to face and neck, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure.

                          MAP 15
                          To use as a spot treatment, dispense a small amount onto fingertip and blend into skin on areas where signs of aging are prominent, such as the eyes and mouth areas, prior to application of MultiVitamin Power Firm. Boost your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer for all-over brightening and firming by mixing a pea-sized amount into moisturizer prior to application.

                          Multivitamin Power Firm
                          Smooth around eyes, concentrating on areas of visible aging.

                          Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                          Kind Regards,
                          The Education Team

                          Answered on 2/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is this the Dermalogica face cleaner that looks and feels like it has clay in it? Not a clay mask, but an actual clay cleanser.
                        Asked on 2/4/2016 by Lisa from Puyallup, WA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. This cleanser is a milky creamy consistency. The product you are referring to Dermal Clay Cleanser which is for oily skin. Essential Cleansing Solution is for dry skin, cannot be used as a masque and is removed with water.

                          Answered on 2/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        How does this product cleanse your skin? It's a lotion to me and I don't understand how it cleanses. Feels like I'm just rubbing lotion on my face and I don't feel like it's doing anything. Does it kill bacteria as well?
                        Asked on 7/3/2015 by Bre from Jackson MS

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Bre,

                          Essential Cleansing Solution is a milky creamy cleanser. This water-soluble, non-foaming formula gently lifts impurities while replenishing dry skin. This product is meant for someone with chronically dry skin. If your skin is not excessively dry it will not be a good choice for your skin and you should use Special Cleansing Gel.

                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 7/7/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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