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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 480 reviews)

97%

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)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Irritates skin (6)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (253)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • All skin types (157)
  • Sensitive skin (135)
  • Oily skin (73)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (233), Budget shopper (164), Beauty conscious (9), Survivalist / minimalist (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)
    • Skin Type:
    • Combination (8), Normal (3)

Reviewed by 480 customers

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5.0

I feel clean without feeling dry

By Jordon

from Indianapolis IN

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

    I use this product every night. Definitely gets all my makeup off, makes me feel clean, and doesn't dry my skin out.

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

    Repeat user. Love this product.

    By Lhall

    from Orlando Fl

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      Love this product. Use it daily.

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

      Super concentrated facial cleanser that brings true results!

      By Leiana

      from Capistrano Beach, CA

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Enlarged Pores
        • Fine Lines/Wrinkles
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Uneven Skin Tone

        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

        I have used ever skin care product under the sun and Dermalogica is by far brings the best results. You only have to use a small amount and massage it into your skin. It gets deep into your pores to remove impurities leaving your face feeling super clean & fresh after every use. It is a great value to buy the large pump as it will last you a long time. I highly recommend this product to anyone.

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

        A True Fan

        By Gee

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Smells Great
        • Soothes Skin

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          I discovered this product when I actually visited an ulta for a facial several years ago and have been hooked. I have tried many other products for my skin and this one seems to work the best. It removes most of the dirt and make up from the day with ease and is none drying making it great for winter and summer use. The fragrance is lovely and product is very gentle. I have been loyal since 2010 and do not feel the need to try anything different at this point.

          • Skin Type:
          • Oily
          • Age:
          • 45-59

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Buns are Funs

          from Chicago

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              I have sensitive, combination, acne prone skin. This is the only cleanser that keeps my skin clear, while being non-irritating and balancing. I highly recommend for anyone suffering from skin issues. This has been my go-to for years and my skin has never looked better.

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

              My Holy Grail Face Wash

              By Gina Longoria

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Non-Greasy
              • Softens Skin
              • Soothes Skin

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                I used this product in high school when my acne was at its peak. After graduation, I let my skincare routine go. However, a few years ago I was having consistent breakouts and decided to give this a go again. Let me tell you, this will be repurchased time and time again. Note that I have very oily skin, and I use this in conjunction with my Clarisonic.

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

                Love it!!

                By Blondy

                from Concord/Clayton Border, CA

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Moisturizes
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                  The gel cleanser is so refreshing,,

                  • Age:
                  • 60+
                   
                  4.0

                  Great product for reducing acne

                  By Love life

                  from Wisconsin

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Soothes Skin

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                    I use this product everyday to help keep my face clear of acne.

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

                    love it

                    By nikki

                    from ankeny iowa

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Non-Greasy
                    • Soothes Skin

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                      Great product

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

                      Love it!

                      By Molly

                      from Baytown, tx

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Redness/ Blotchiness
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                        Daily cleanser

                        • Skin Type:
                        • Normal
                        • Age:
                        • 45-59

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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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