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Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

Dermalogica

Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

Item #: 2152643 Size: 5.1 oz

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A highly active lactic acid concentrate that retexturizes skin suffering from visible signs of aging by removing dulling surface debris and accelerating cell renewal. Antioxidant vitamin E conditions and enhances softness while fortifying the skin's natural moisture barrier, while soothing rose flower oil calms skin sensitivity. Daily use of this silky cleanser dramatically improves skin texture and properly prepares for maximum penetration of AGE Smart products. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

How it works:

  • Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates surface cells leaving a smoother, polished surface that is receptive to subsequent active ingredients. Also helps hydrate and brighten.
  • Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E) is an antioxidant that conditions and enhances skin softness while fortifying skin's natural moisture barrier.
  • Soothing rose flower oil calms skin sensitivity.


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.

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.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lactic Acid, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Glycol Distearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rose Damascena Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil.

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DermalogicaSkin Resurfacing Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 214 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (117)
  • Improves skin texture (109)
  • Gentle (91)
  • Not greasy (88)
  • Smells great (86)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (12)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Pricey (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (120)
  • Combination skin (51)
  • All skin types (48)
  • Sensitive skin (36)
  • Oily skin (31)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (122), Budget shopper (68)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (40), 30 minutes (21)

Reviewed by 214 customers

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4.0

Hard to use daily, can be drying, and some redness

By Melissa

from Oceanside, Ca

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Results happen in less than a week

Cons

  • Irritates Skin
  • Some redness with 2x daily use

Best Uses

  • Best 2-3X week
  • Combination Skin

Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

I had smoother skin within a few days of starting with this but at first use it am and pm and started to see some light redness so now I use 3x a week. Usually in the AM then PM I use
Dermalogicas essential cleansing solution. They pair together well, little bits of dryness near my mouth and all redness went away.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow...changed my view on "expensive" cleansers

By DylanB

from Annapolis, MD

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

    This cleanser goes against my rule that a cleanser shouldn't have to be expensive, or claim to have any "treatment properties" because they're only ever on your skin for 30-60 seconds. I'd rather spend my money on products that have time to sink in and do their magic. However, this cleanser may have shifted my view. Its a cream cleanser that is loaded with lactic acid and many high quality oils that make your skin feel like butter. Its a cream formula that doesn't foam up nor does it have any physical exfoliation properties but my oh my does it do your skin a favor. It has amazing reviews online and a cult following of users that swear by it. I LOVE to use this in the morning to cleanse all my treatments from the night prior off my skin, and to start fresh for a new day. There is no tingle (lactic acid is EXTREMELY gentle but highly effective), and the essential oils condition your skin. This cleanser is targeted to more mature skin that needs a boost in the anti aging department. If you are on a budget or have a younger skin, this cleanser is not a necessity. But if you're looking for a highly effective yet gentle cleanser that does your skin some favors this may be worth picking up. I would never use this to take off makeup/SPF in the evening because honestly I feel like it would be wasting the product. You want this cleanser to cleanse your SKIN, not work on dissolving waterproof makeup. If you want to use in the evening, remove your makeup/SPF first with an oil cleanser then go in with this cleanser. You will not be disappointed in this product.

     
    5.0

    been using this product for 6 months my skin looks Great!

    By likes better products girl

    from Phillipsburg

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

      Use twice a day. Skin looks smoother.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good cleanser

      By CC

      from Texas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

      I use as a cleanser in the shower. It doesn't remove eye makeup very well though.

       
      5.0

      I will keep using this product!

      By MarMar

      from Port Orchard, WA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Moisturizing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

        I love the creamy texture and how my skin feels after use.

         
        5.0

        This is my favorite cleanser

        By Cb

        from Kc, missouri

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

          My skin is combination. This is a good cleanser and lasts a long time.

           
          5.0

          love this cleanser. will buy again.

          By all friends

          from knoxville,TN

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

            everything is great about it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I am fond of this brand which respects the skin

            By Chriss

            from Naples

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

              The product is smooth

               
              5.0

              I love it!

              By Aging Gracefully

              from Ohio

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Moisturizing
              • Not Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

                Leaves my skin feeling great

                 
                5.0

                Best Cleanser

                By Gigi

                from Fort Smith, AR

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

                  I used to buy whatever was on sale. I received a sample, I was hooked. Now, I always buy Resurfacing Cleanser. The difference in my skin is worth the cost....... Although, when possible, I buy when I get double or triple points at Ulta.

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                  • Q:

                    I just started using Dermatologica i am 59 yrs old with combo/oily skin an I've notice a bit of dark spots on my cheekbone. I start off with the pre cleanser, then every other night the resurfacing cleanser and the clay cleanser in between that. Use the antioxidant toner, the spf moisturizer for Day and the active moist for night. For my eyes I use the multi power for my puffiness and dry lines. Am I using the correct products? Please advise. Thank you
                    Asked on 5/21/2017 by Beauty queen from San Antonio, Tx

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hello Beauty Queen:

                      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We recommend you have your skin faced mapped to confirm you are using the correct products if you are unsure about them, a trained Dermalogica skin care therapist can analyze your skin. For the dark spots you can use the C-12 Bright Serum in the AM, & PM underneath moisturizer, and use the Pure Night underneath C-12 Bright Serum just in the PM. Both these products address dark spots and uneven skin tone, helping to brighten your skin.

                      Best Regards,

                      The Dermalogica Team

                      Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    im 28 and i have dry area on my cheeks and black heads on my nose and forhead and dull skin i also breake out with white heads on my jaw line. will this help me ?. combonation skin mostly dry patches
                    Asked on 4/27/2017 by hellokotty from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use this cleanser once every other day. Also, you will benefit from using Sebum Clearing Masque 2-3 times a week on areas with blackheads and Skin Smoothing Cream as your moisturizer.

                      Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    Is this ok for 16 year old skin? I'm looking for a cleanser to deep clean and purify pores as well as prevent clogged ones. I figured because this is branded as a resurfacing cleanser it would help clear and prevent skin texture, is that the case?
                    Asked on 4/15/2017 by beautybuff

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      We recommend that you use breakout clearing foaming wash from our Clear Start line. These product are formulated for a teen skin and will not strip your delicate skin. There is also a Clear Star kit you can try!

                      Answered on 4/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    is this product good for adult acne and scars.
                    Asked on 3/20/2017 by mihka87 from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser can help to brighten and even out skin tone. This is a very active exfoliating cleanser. We recommend starting off by using it every other day for a week or so to allow your skin time to adjust to the lactic acid.

                      Answered on 3/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    15 year old skin ok for this product? Fair skinned African-American with acne hyperpigmentation- brown spots and red. Looking for a complete regimen to complete the regimen.
                    Asked on 2/20/2017 by Rainysbluez from Chicago, IL

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. For your skin we recommend that you only use this product 3-4 times a week at most. This is an exfoliating cleanser that will address the concerns you are having. Do you still breakout?

                      Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    Will this help fade my dark acne scars?
                    Asked on 1/23/2017 by Cassandra from California

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. This cleanser is great for evening skin tone. We also recommend using C-12 Pure Bright Serum morning and night, Pure Light SPF50 in the morning and Pure Night for evening.

                      Answered on 1/25/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    I have texture on my forehead and I have younger skin. Would this product be okay for me to use?
                    Asked on 1/15/2017 by Nikki from US

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. You may use this product to help exfoliate your skin. You may only need to use it every other day. As for the texture on your skin we recommend that you get Face Mapped by your Ulta skin therapist to have a masque recommend to address this issue.

                      Answered on 1/16/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    would this product help with keratosis pilaris?
                    Asked on 1/11/2017 by t

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. This product can help with keratosis pilaris by exfoliating. We also recommend using Body Hydrating Cream daily to help keep skin soft.

                      Answered on 1/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                  • Q:

                    Can this product be used in combination with the Daily Microfiber Exfoliate?
                    Asked on 1/7/2017 by Steph from Beaumont, TX

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. You may mix these products to increase the exfoliation power of your cleanser. Use this way according to your tolerance level. You may want to use this combination a few times to give your skin extra exfoliant.

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

                    Will this help smooth out my acne scars?
                    Asked on 12/15/2016 by Becky from Richmond, VA

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. This cleanser will help with hyperpigmentation however for texture we recommend using Overnight Retinol Repair at night. You will also benefit from MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque 2-3 times a week and MAP-15 and Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 for daytime.

                      Answered on 12/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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