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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 430 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (297)
  • Gentle (285)
  • Not greasy (221)
  • Balances skin (204)
  • Improves skin texture (182)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (17)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (220)
  • Combination skin (153)
  • All skin types (144)
  • Sensitive skin (119)
  • Oily skin (66)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (218), Budget shopper (150)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)

Reviewed by 430 customers

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4.0

Great product

By Ckenter

from Ridgefield park nj

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

    I'm a big fan of dermalogica products but I've never used this cleanser before. I love it!

     
    5.0

    Love it

    By Shelly

    from WF ND

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      This is so worth the price.

       
      5.0

      Great cleanser!

      By Empty nester.

      from Danville CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Doesn't make your skin feel dry.
      • Gentle
      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Lathers nicely
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

        I have used this cleanser for several years. Cleans my skin without drying it out. Lathers nicely.

         
        5.0

        I finally found the perfect cleanser!

        By Sharon, Ulta lover

        from St Louis, Mo

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          I am over 50 and I still have a tendency to break out but ever since I started using this cleanser I rarely have any. It is light and slightly foamy. I use it with and without my clarisonic. I have tried cleansers from numerous brands and price ranges and this is finally the perfect one for my skin for moisture but not oily.

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Mary

          from College Station, Tc

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Not Greasy
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

            I love this product

             
            5.0

            Best Cleanser I Have Ever Used

            By dponeal

            from Bedford, IN

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              This is probably one of the best products I have ever used to cleanse my face. My skin is so soft, not irritated, and just feels so clean.

               
              5.0

              I've been using this product for years!

              By Sierra

              from York, PA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Balances Skin
              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                It takes off all of my makeup with ease. Leaves my skin feeling nice and clean without striping it if it's natural oils.

                 
                5.0

                Love Love Love!!

                By OT

                from NC

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                  I love using dermalogica products. The products work well on my skin. I always receive compliments on my skin.

                   
                  5.0

                  One of the most amazing cleanser's I've used in years!

                  By Christine

                  from Manchester, NH

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Daily Use
                    • Dry Skin
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                    I use this product every morning, followed by my Active Moist Cream. This line is amazing, and has completely changed the texture of my skin, and less break outs as well!

                     
                    5.0

                    Love

                    By Jay

                    from Las Vegas

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Balances Skin
                    • Gentle
                    • Leaves Clean Feel
                    • Moisturizing
                    • Not Greasy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                      Leaves face feeling clean and not greesy I use daily

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                      • Q:

                        I love the way this cleanser works for night time and taking the day off of the face. I actually use the whole normal/oily skin kit but my question is I have combination/sensitive skin and using the normal/oily kit morning and night tends to dry my skin out. Do you know if it is sometimes recommended to use normal/oily cleanser/kit at night and ultracalming cleanser and/or kit in the morning?
                        Asked on 12/1/2016 by Lisa from Houston, TX

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. If Special Cleansing Gel is leaving your skin feeling tight we recommend using Ultra Calming Cleanser. You may switch between the two according to how your skin feels.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have extremely dry skin, will this work well with my skin type?
                        Asked on 9/8/2016 by Kat from San Jose, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Essential Cleansing Solution would be a better choice and is ideal for dry skin.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 9/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I am wanting to use this as a pre-cleanser before using the dermal clay cleanser. Is this a good pair?
                        Asked on 2/9/2016 by Lisa from Pasadena, CA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Special Cleansing Gel is a foaming gel cleanser good for all skin types. It would work very well as a pre cleanser before using Dermal Clay Cleanser. Special Cleansing Gel is very concentrated, only use a pea size amount and should be mixed with plenty of water.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 2/9/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        is this good for combination skin? i have a oily t zone and dry cheeks.
                        Asked on 1/1/2016 by M from no where.

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Special Cleansing Gel will help to balance combination skin and address dehydration. Follow with MultiActive Toner and Skin Smoothing Cream for best results. Exfoliating regularly with Daily Microfoliant will allow your products to work better and will help to balance oil production.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 1/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Is it safe to use on my eyes?? To remove eye makeup?
                        Asked on 9/3/2015 by Rose

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Rose,

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, Special Cleansing Gel can be used on the eye area to remove eye make up. When cleansing skin you can lather Special Cleansing Gel and bring it right over the ye area for one easy make up removing cleanse.

                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 9/3/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        is this cleanser to be used day and night?
                        Asked on 8/27/2015 by Lola from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We do recommend that you do a double cleanse morning and night. Special Cleansing Gel can be used for all four cleanses or you can use Per Cleanse as your first cleanse to help remove stubborn dirt and make up.

                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 8/27/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        hello, my skin is combination type and sometimes has some blackhead, what products can work with my skin type?

                        thanks a lot
                        Asked on 5/25/2015 by Tina from Co

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Tina,
                          We have great products to balance combination skin and help keep follicles clear. Please see below for product recommendations:
                          Special Cleansing Gel
                          Multi Active Toner
                          Daily Microfoliant
                          Skin Refining Masque
                          Skin Smoothing Cream
                          Solar Defense Booster
                          MultiVitamin Power Firm

                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 5/28/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        is this product the recommended cleanser to use as a follow up to the pre cleanser of the same product line?
                        Asked on 4/21/2015 by Jackey from US

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, any of Dermalogica's facial cleansers are suitable for use after PreCleanse. Special Cleansing Gel is formulated for all skin types.

                          Answered on 4/21/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Does this product help with dark spots?
                        Asked on 4/17/2015 by Toya

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Toya,

                          Special Cleansing Gel is a foaming gel cleanser for all skin types. It will not help with hyper pigmentation. We do however, have a brightening system called Power Bright that will target uneven skin tone. This is a 3 product system that is used twice a day for 8 weeks for full results. You can enhance your results by using these other brightening products;
                          Daily Microfolaint
                          Skin Resurfacing Cleanser
                          MultiVitamin Power Recovery Masque.

                          Kindest Regards,
                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 4/22/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can this product be used with a Clarisonic?
                        Asked on 1/4/2015 by anna from texas

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          Yes, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel performs wonderfully with Clarisonic facial cleansing devices!

                          Answered on 1/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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