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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
 
4.6

(based on 99 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (79)
  • Leaves clean feel (70)
  • Not greasy (67)
  • Moisturizing (65)
  • Improves skin texture (53)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (54)
  • Dry skin (54)
  • Sensitive skin (39)
  • Combination skin (31)
  • All skin types (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (60), Budget shopper (27)

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5.0

Love This Product!

By Desert Granny

from Sun Lakes, AZ

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

    Use as a cleanser prior to exfoliating or using moisturizer

     
    5.0

    Will always use this product!

    By Melissa

    from Aldan, Pa

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

      This is the best product I've ever used on my skin. I love it and will continue to use it. My skin has never felt this great.

       
      5.0

      Yes

      By Tiffany

      from Eugene or

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

        It feels anachronistic my on my face!! Has worked better then anything I have ever used.

         
        5.0

        Using it for more than 20 yrs. Love it. Use nothing else

        By Helen

        from southern Maryland

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

          Have been washing my face with it 2 times a day for over 20 years. It's gentle, removes makeup and does not bother my very sensitive eyes

           
          5.0

          very gentle on my skin

          By Owee

          from Malvern PA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use
            • Dry Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

            Best daily face cleanser.

             
            4.0

            Great for dry sensitive skin.

            By Ann

            from Toronto, Canada

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • No scent. Cleaning without drying skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

              Use it daily along followed with other derm. products

               
              5.0

              Love how i feel after using this.

              By Dianne

              from Cincinnati, Ohio

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel
              • Not Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Daily Use
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                I used this with a mia cleansing brush. It makes me feel like my skin is really deep cleaned. My skin feels a little dry but after toner to close the pores and my routine moisturizer, I love how my skin feels.!

                 
                5.0

                Best Facial Cleanser Ever!

                By 1gymrat

                from Sacramento

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                I have used Essential Cleansing Solution for decades (over 35 years) because it is the best facial cleanser available for my skin type. I've tried some other high end cleansers momentarily in the past but always returned to what works so well for my slightly dry plus sensitive skin. It helps to keep my skin hydrated, clean and clear when I use it 2x daily, morning and night. Nighttime I apply with my hands to moistened skin, cleanse gently with a sonic cleansing brush and wash off with water. Mornings I moisten my face and neck with water and apply the cleanser by hand in small circular motions, then wash with water. I love this cleanser!

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Smooth Skin

                from Ft Myers FL

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                  I have use this product before and love it. A little pricey but well work it. I recently purchased Clinic face wash and liked it for about 2 days (even though on that survey I rated it well) after the 3rd my skin was so dry and felt dirty. I had to go back to this product.

                   
                  4.0

                  I will buy this product again

                  By TJ

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Dry Skin
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                    This product leaves my dry skin looking great. It keeps the moisture in my skin and foes not dry it out. However, it may be to thick for an Atlanta summer. I'll have go monitor my monthly hormonal breakouts. (I tend to get about two pimples on my chin ).

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                    • 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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