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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.

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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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Product Reviews

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DermalogicaSkin Resurfacing Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 189 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (101)
  • Improves skin texture (89)
  • Gentle (76)
  • Smells great (75)
  • Not greasy (72)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (9)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (5)
  • Pricey (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (108)
  • Combination skin (42)
  • All skin types (41)
  • Women (30)
  • Oily skin (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (105), Budget shopper (64)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (40), 30 minutes (21)

Reviewed by 189 customers

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2.0

Very drying and no improvement

By MomOf2

from Puyallup, W

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Remove Makeup
    • Dries Out Skin

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

      I have used a variety of resurfacing products that haven't dried me out, but using this one 3 times one week and then only 1 time the next week was enough to completely dry out my skin. Instead of making my skin better it gave me texture and patchiness.

       
      5.0

      This is one of the only products I will ever purchase.

      By Jen

      from Pace, Florida

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

        I use this to wash my face every morning and every night. It is amazing! It is the only flash wash that has cleared my face up and keeps it looking great! My favorite!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely in love

        By Allie

        from Nashville TN

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • 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:

          This product is absolutely insane!! As someone who has suffered from acne for as long as I can remember this product is a miracle only after 2 uses I saw HUGE improvements. My skin looked brighter, moisturized, cleaner and just plain happy!! I'm on my 3rd bottle and still just as happy. I can't say enough good things.

           
          5.0

          This stuff works great.

          By Jenny Penny

          from Paradise, ca.

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Dries Out Skin

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • Combination Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

          I use this when I feel like I'm going to have a bad break out and by the next day my skin is clear. This stuff works great.

           
          5.0

          I will buy this again

          By D

          from Orlando

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Acne-Prone Skin
            • Oily Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

            .

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            I would purchase this product again.

            By MsD

            from Houston, Tx

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

              Just began use of product.

               
              5.0

              I would buy this again

              By Dry in AZ

              from Florence, Arizona

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dry Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

                Bought this product as my skin was quite dry and needed to exfoliate. Was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked as it's basically a foam cleanser. Recommended by a staff member as it's what they use in their facials.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is excellent for premature and mature skin.

                By Angel

                from Margate nj

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Skin Texture
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Premature and mature skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

                  It can be used everyday. I'd too much use it 3x a week to keep skin smooth.

                   
                  5.0

                  Favorite cleanser

                  By Jay

                  from Illinois

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balances Skin
                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

                    I use this product once a day. Helps with my oiliness & pores!

                     
                    5.0

                    This is the best cleanser I've used

                    By Simone

                    from Virginia Beach VA

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    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

                      Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

                      After one use this cleanser made a 360 degree turn around on my skin. My face is visibly smoother and resurfaced. I almost feel like I have new skin. All the dead skin and dirt rubs off and the appearance is younger new buffed skin. BTW I'm 30 yo and this product made a huge difference even before using this product I've been told I have great skin but now it's on a new level of greatness. Thanks Dermalogica and Ulta!

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                      • 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
                      • Q:

                        Is this product designed for a certain age group? I'm 23 and have been testing it out. It definitely resurfaces my skin and rids my acne... But I'm not sure if it's too strong and could actually cause more harm than good. Is that possible?
                        Asked on 10/2/2016 by Silver flower from Ca

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. This cleanser is exfoliating and will resurface your skin. It is ok to use it for your age group as long as it is not causing sensitivity. Also, be sure to wear sunscreen daily and avoid direct sunlight.

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 10/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        32years old. Oily combo. Skin adult acne few signs of aging. I heard exfoliation is the best for age prevention and clogged pores of coarse. Is this product actually a good investment?
                        Asked on 6/29/2016 by nicki from linton, nd

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a very active, exfoliating cleanser that will help to smooth skin's texture and even out skin tone. Exfoliation will also help to minimize congestion and clogged pores. Start off using this cleanser every other day and adjust accordingly.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 7/5/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Are you supposed to rinse or wipe this off after it absorbs into to your skin or do you just rub it in and leave it?
                        Asked on 6/27/2016 by Lina from Los Angeles, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. This product is a cleanser. You will mix it with a small amount of water in your hand, work on the skin for about a minute and then remove with water. Follow with toner, serum and moisturizer.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 6/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is this safe for use on the entire face including the eyes?
                        Asked on 6/15/2016 by Lisa from Cromwell, CT

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend using this cleanser on your eye area. This product is a highly active exfoliating cleanser and should not be used regularly on the eye area. If you are looking for an all in one cleanser please use Special Cleansing Gel or Ultra Calming Cleanser.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 6/15/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I am 47 and have LOVED using Allergan's MD Forte III CLEANSER with 30% glycolic acid for years!! It keeps my skin clear and beautiful, melting away all acne and scarring.... But it has been discontinued. Does this cleanser have glycolic acid in it?
                        I'm hunting for a replacement!! Thank you!!
                        Asked on 4/2/2016 by Jacqueline from Yakima, WA Usa

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is an exfoliating cleanser with 5% lactic acid to help exfoliate, brighten and hydrate the skin. If you are looking for a powerful exfoliating cleanser you will be happy with the results from this cleanser.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

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

                        I am 57 with sensitive dry skin. Also have rosacea. Would this be a product for me. Hoping it would also help with my milia?? Is this a product that would address both issues?? Thank you.
                        Asked on 2/23/2016 by I from Boston

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend using this cleanser for skin with rosacea. We recommend using Ultra Calming Cleanser every day and using Daily Microfoliant 3-4 times a week to exfoliate and keep follicles clear. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is too active for your skin.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 2/23/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I'm 41 and have been using Dermalogica products for about a year. I'm contemplating a switch to the Age Smart line. Can you please suggest a daily regimen to diminish fine lines around my eyes, as well as frown lines between my brows? My skin is sensitive and dries out easily. I've been using the Precleanse, followed by special cleansing gel, total eye care, toner spray and skin smoothing cream with no problems at all. Thank you!
                        Asked on 12/25/2015 by Beth from Hurricane, WV

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend staying with the products you are currently using and adding in the following Age Smart products: MAP-15 Regenerator to target problem areas. Age Reversal Eye Complex at night on the eye area. MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque and switching your toner to Antioxidant HydraMist. These few additions will help to target the signs of aging and prevent them from developing more.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 12/28/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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