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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica

Special Cleansing Gel

8.4 oz

Item #: 2152628

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A soap-free, foaming gel designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and deep-cleanses debris. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised.

How it works:

  • Naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria removes impurities and excess oils.
  • Skin-smoothing Balm Mint cools and calms the skin.
  • Purifying Lavander Extract assists in cleansing.


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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Gently lather a small amount of gel on moistened hands. Apply to dampened face and throat. Rinse with warm water and repeat for professional cleaning results.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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DermalogicaSpecial Cleansing Gel
 
4.7

(based on 523 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (327)
  • Gentle (313)
  • Not greasy (244)
  • Balances skin (224)
  • Improves skin texture (201)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (18)
  • Pricey / poor value (11)
  • Irritates skin (8)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Doesn't work (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (294)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • All skin types (157)
  • Sensitive skin (157)
  • Oily skin (73)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (233), Budget shopper (164), Beauty conscious (34), Survivalist / minimalist (18), Skin care professional (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (39), Dry (8), Normal (5), Oily (5)

Reviewed by 523 customers

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5.0

Perfect!

By Becky

from RI

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Enlarged Pores
    • Redness/ Blotchiness
    • Sensitive Skin
    • Uneven Skin Tone

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

    This has been my go to cleanser for the last year. It doesn't aggravate my sensitive skin, but also doesn't clog my pores or add my shine to my face. I have also noticed the red patches on my cheeks getting better.

    • Skin Type:
    • Combination
    • Age:
    • 30-44
     
    5.0

    have bought twice and really like

    By GiGi

    from Blytheville,AR

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Smells Great
    • Softens Skin

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      Like

      • Skin Type:
      • Dry
      • Age:
      • 60+
       
      5.0

      I've used this product for almost a year and love it!

      By Delucagrl

      from Greenwood, Mo

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Non-Greasy
      • Soothes Skin

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

        I use this product daily and love it! My skin has never looked better.

        • Skin Type:
        • Combination
        • Age:
        • 45-59
         
        1.0

        I wouldn't buy this again.

        By Ari

        from San antonio

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

        • Softens Skin

        Cons

        • Breakout
        • Irritates Skin
        • Not Effective

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          I started using this item cause the lady at ulta recommended. As soon as I got home this & the makeup remover sucked! After a whole week of using it made me breakout way more & I would wake up with my face oily. The makeup remover didn't take off all my makeup. This sucked! Wouldn't recommend especially for the price .

          • Skin Type:
          • Combination
          • Age:
          • 18-29
           
          5.0

          Favorite cleanser

          By Attorney Mom

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

            I use this daily in the shower. Gets off all my make-up. Lightweight and non-drying. I get tons of compliments on my skin and have used this for years.

            • Skin Type:
            • Dry
            • Age:
            • 30-44
             
            5.0

            Love it

            By MPB

            from Fredericksburg VA

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Moisturizes
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Softens Skin
            • Soothes Skin

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              This is my ultimate skin care cleanser. I can use it all year round.

              • Skin Type:
              • Combination
              • Age:
              • 45-59
               
              5.0

              Great product, for everyday use.

              By RM

              from LA, Ca

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                Use this as your daily cleanser.

                • Skin Type:
                • Combination
                • Age:
                • 30-44
                 
                5.0

                I have been using this product for 15 years & I love it.

                By Mia

                from Tx

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • hypoallergenic on my sensitive skin
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Softens Skin

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                  My skin has always felt balanced with this product. I will not use anything else.

                  • Skin Type:
                  • Dry
                  • Age:
                  • 45-59
                   
                  5.0

                  Love

                  By Beccaelf

                  from Los Gatos; CA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Smells Great
                  • Softens Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                    I really like this cleanser. It doesn't have a super strong odor; and it leaves my skin feeling good when I am done with it .

                    I've tried a few other cleansers; but I always come back to this one.

                    I always pre-cleanse my face with makeup wipes; so I can't speak to how well it removes makeup on its own.

                    I am showing my age here; but back in the early 90's; Love's (yes; the perfume company) briefly had a skincare line. I loved the gel cleanser they had; and this actually reminds me a lot of what I remember. And it still works for my (decades older) skin.

                    • Skin Type:
                    • Combination
                    • Age:
                    • 30-44

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    This is so great!

                    By Ivy

                    from Warner Robins, GA

                    About Me Beauty Conscious

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Non-drying
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                      I tried Dermalogica years ago (in one of those tester sets) but because I was in high school at the time it was a little pricey to go and buy full sizes, so I dropped it when I ran out. Still, it was probably the best my skin had been at the time.
                      Fast forward to now, with a decent recurring paycheck, I returned back to Dermalogica.

                      This really helped out my skin. It had been feeling dryer than usual and just not as clean, but this really helped--and these products are doubly helpful if you use Dermologica products together.

                      Definitely pricey (especially if you're used to drug store prices) but works and really lasts a while--in fact, after 2-3 months I still have some product left over in my mini-tester bottle and I use it every day--and I, personally, think it's worth it to splurge a bit on skin care.

                      • Skin Type:
                      • Combination
                      • Age:
                      • 18-29

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                      • Q:

                        I am currently on Clinique and love it but i still get shine and breakouts and feel oily, Clinique does maintain the breakouts but if there is something better to stop my cystic acne and take away the redness and blochiness of old acne and i still can't get rid of my blackheads on my nose, i would love to give it a try, my only concern is will i break out more with the change? my skin is very sensitive and does not do well with change. I understand you break out before you get better but if i'm okay right now not clear but okay will i have a bad break out? my skin is famous for 20 cystic pimples pop up over night if not cleansed right, mood swings, or stress. Im 31 i should have clear skin already!
                        Asked on 4/13/2017 by Carina from Las Vegas, Nevada

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. From our line we recommend starting with Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Ultra Calming Mist, Skin Refining Masque, Active Moist, Oil Free Matte SPF30. These products will help to address your sensitive, acne prone skin without sensitivity.

                          Answered on 4/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi is this cleanser right for me I have acne a little bit mostly scars I think what's a good routine for me?
                        Asked on 4/5/2017 by Rachel

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We suggest using Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant C-12 Pure Bright Serum and Active Moist for your skin concerns.

                          Answered on 4/5/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I am currently dealing with a bout of peri facial dermatitis and on antibiotics for it. My doctor recommends that I use a gentle cleanser. I have used the special cleansing gel for years but was wondering if its still ok to use with my current condition.
                        Asked on 3/22/2017 by Cidleo from Toronto, Canada

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you switch to Ultra calming Cleanser. This cleanser is specially formulated for sensitized skin.

                          Answered on 3/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I recently purchased the dermalogica clearing skin wash, special cleansing gel, breakout control, multi active toner, and active moist. In what order should I use these products?
                        Asked on 3/14/2017 by CRS from Hagerstown, MD

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. You can alternate between your two cleansers, next spritz with MultiActive Toner, apply Breakout Control in areas of breakouts and follow with Active Moist. This should be done twice a day to maintain healthy skin.

                          Answered on 3/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hi! I have dry, acne prone skin. I believe majority of it is hormonal. My skin is also starting to get a little sensitive meaning if it doesn't like something it reacts with a breakout. Which regimen would work best for me?
                        Asked on 3/12/2017 by D from Santa Rosa CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use the following products to address your many skin concerns: Ultra Calming Cleanser, Ultra Calming Mist, Daily Superfoliant 3-4 times a week, Breakout Control and Skin Smoothing Cream. These product will help to balance and prevent breakouts without drying your skin out.

                          Answered on 3/14/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is the special cleansing gel or clearing skin wash better for moderate acne? I have been using the clearing skin wash, but it has taken about a month to see improvement. How long should it take with the special cleansing gel until you can see improvements with acne?
                        Asked on 3/6/2017 by CRS from Hagerstown, MD

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Clearing Skin Wash is better suited for breakouts. You will also need to follow with regular exfoliation and a masque. We recommend Daily Superfoliant and Sebum Clearing Masque.

                          Answered on 3/8/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        does this brand help with acne scars?
                        Asked on 1/19/2017 by jazmine from los angeles

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using Overnight Retinol Repair for acne scars. You will need to use a sunscreen everyday and keep skin hydrated and protected while using this product. We also recommend that you have a series of professional treatments done to address your concern.

                          Answered on 1/19/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have dry/sensitive skin I tried using the ultracalming cleanser but it didn't seem to help the dryness of my skin. Would this help better?
                        Asked on 1/18/2017 by Lily from Chicago, Il

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using Essential Cleansing Solution for your dry sensitive skin.

                          Answered on 1/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can you provide the steps in which the products should be used? and how twice a day once a day? Everyday? Thanks.
                        Asked on 1/14/2017 by Gaby from Hollister,CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Special Cleansing Gel should be used morning and night everyday. We recommend using a pea size amount of cleanser with plenty of water to create lots of foam. Cleanser over entire face, eye area, neck and chest and remove with water. Follow with toner and moisturizer.

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

                        I've been using clearing skin wash and ultra calming cleanser and the ultracalming sebum concentrate. Also the microexfoliant twice a week. I still have breakouts and hasn't cleared skin. Oily t zone but dry patches in cheeks. Skin gets dry in winter. Would this work better for me?
                        Asked on 1/7/2017 by curious from nj

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          thank you for your inquiry. We recommend using Daily Microfoliant every day or every other day, using Skin Refining Masque 2 times a week and Skin Smoothing Cream moisturizer.

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