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Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

Dermalogica

Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

5.1 oz Item 2152643

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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 226 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (126)
  • Improves skin texture (120)
  • Gentle (96)
  • Not greasy (92)
  • Smells great (90)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (14)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Pricey (5)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (122)
  • All skin types (55)
  • Combination skin (53)
  • Sensitive skin (37)
  • Oily skin (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (130), Budget shopper (70)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (40), 30 minutes (21)

Reviewed by 226 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best!!

By Angie M.

from Tracy, CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clears breakouts
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Smells Great

Cons

  • Dries Out Skin

Best Uses

  • Acne-Prone Skin
  • Combination Skin
  • Daily Use
  • Oily Skin

Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

I use this product daily. It keeps my skin clear and very smooth!! I apply it with my fingers and rub on in circular motions for 30 seconds. Then I rinse with warm water. I then follow up with a moisturizing facial sheet mask.

If you're new to this product you should start-off use every other day.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

my skin feels clean and fresh

By shelia

from denver, co

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Bad Smell

Best Uses

  • All Skin Types

Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

really like this product. i love all dermalogica products and this is one that will be added to my regimen. i use it every other night.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Exfoliator

By Ulta Fan

from Portland, Oregon

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

    This is a creamy, chemical exfoliator as opposed to a granular one. I keep it in the shower and use every other day. Smooth on wet skin and let it sit for a minute. Then rinse. Skin is very smooth. I think it is very important to exfoliate and this is extra gentle.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Chardonais

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

      Love this cleanser. You can see it breaking up any dirt/makeup you have on your skin, then just washes away. Love the scent - just clean smelling! Not highly perfumed, just a simple, clean smell, and my skin feels so smooth and clean after using it. Cant recommend this cleanser enough! Maybe a touch pricey, but a little does go a long way - I believe I use a much smaller amount of this cleanser, compared to cheaper brands, and get a much better clean.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Love These Products!

      By Jonesy

      from Indiana

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • On the expensive side....BUT, worth every dollar

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

      I use the products to defend off signs of aging and for adult acne.

       
      4.0

      I will be buying this again

      By Julia

      from Colorado

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

        I use this product every other morning and have seen improvement in my skin by adding it to my routine.

         
        5.0

        Love this cleanser.

        By Cindy

        from Bedford texas

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Moisturizing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

          Love this brand.

           
          5.0

          I will buy this product again

          By KS

          from Broken Arrow, OK

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

            I use this every morning to wash my face

             
            5.0

            So far, it's great!

            By Auntie W

            from Moreno Valley CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Smells Great

            Cons

            • Dries Out Skin

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Combination Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

            Wish it came with a moisturiser

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this product again.

            By LeeAnn

            from TX

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Improves Skin Texture

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

              It removes the dead skin cells and it also helps lighten dark spots over time.

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              • Q:

                Is this safe to use with the MIA cleansing tool?
                Asked on 7/26/2017 by SB from Michigan

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello There:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may use the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser with the MIA cleansing tool. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                I am 31 and would like to start using anti aging. I have been getting some hormonal acne from having a baby. Will this be good to start with, and with this help with the hormonal acne?
                Asked on 7/20/2017 by Erin from undisclosed

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello Erin:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes it will help your skin with. The Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a great start in the prevention of anti-aging. It is a dual action cleanser that resurfaces the skin with Lactic Acid leaving the skin smooth, brighter and hydrated.

                  You may also consider using the Breakout Control to treat and prevent the breakouts, it is gentle and effective for adult acne.
                  http://www.ulta.com/breakout-control?productId=xlsImpprod12101011

                  Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 7/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • 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
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