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Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution

Dermalogica

Essential Cleansing Solution

Item 2152631

Size:16.9 oz

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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 135 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (108)
  • Leaves clean feel (95)
  • Moisturizing (90)
  • Not greasy (89)
  • Improves skin texture (79)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (78)
  • Dry skin (73)
  • Sensitive skin (52)
  • Combination skin (42)
  • All skin types (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (78), Budget shopper (37)

Reviewed by 135 customers

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5.0

Love this!

By bookwormtammy

from Wilmette, IL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

    Eczema sufferer. I use both this and the gentle cleanser. I really like this one after I remove my makeup with a cleansing oil. Feels clean but doesn't dry me out or make the eczema on my jaw flair up. Seeing am improvement after a couple of days in the redness and dryness.

     
    5.0

    Works Great!

    By Denise M

    from Twin Lakes, WI

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Improves Skin Texture
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

      I am budget conscious but this stuff is worth the money. Has put much needed moisture back into my skin to give me a fresher look.

       
      5.0

      Love this product and it doesn't dry out my skin?

      By TJ

      from ATL, GA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

        Great product. I have combo/sensitive skin. The other products would leave my skin dried out or irritated, but this product balances it out and leaves it soft to the touch. I would definitely recommend.

         
        5.0

        Gentle and Effective

        By California Grand-mere

        from California, CA

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

          This is a "soap" that doesn't make your skin get red nor taut after daily use. I don't like that tight .skin feeling that I was getting with soap, even my handy-dandy fall back Ivory bar. This lotion is creamy on the skin and washes off in tepid water beautifully. Makes the skin feel soft and oh so clean and ready for the rest of dermologica products that I use - the booster, moisturizer and mist

           
          4.0

          Works Immediately!!!

          By Tina

          from Cedar Park,Tx

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

          • Difficult pouring.

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

          Clean,smooth skin!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would repurchase this again

          By Melissa

          from Lake Charles, Louisiana

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Not Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

            Love the way it makes my skin feel

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            100% recommend this product!

            By Leigh B

            from Orlando, Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balances Skin
            • Gentle
            • Moisturizing
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Daily Use

              Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

              My skin is very sensitive and this product leaves my skin glowing and refreshed.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Essential Cleansing Solution

              By SD

              from Sandy Ut

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types

                Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                I only buy products that work well on my skin and Dermalogica does the job.

                 
                5.0

                I love this dermatological product

                By SandyJ

                from Provo utah

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Moisturizing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dry Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                  I love this cleanser, it works very well on my dry and aging skin, I can feel the difference when I use it.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great skincare line

                  By Michigan girl

                  from Grand Rapids, Michigan

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin
                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                    I switched to using entire line almost a year ago. Great improvement in my skin. The products I used before were too harsh and doing more harm than good.

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                    • Q:

                      Can this product be used as a cleanser with my Clarisonic?
                      Asked on 9/1/2017 by RMJCS from Brick, NJ

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello Brick:

                        Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may use Essential Cleansing Solution with Clarisonic. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                        Best Regards,

                        The Dermalogica Team

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