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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.


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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 446 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (310)
  • Gentle (298)
  • Not greasy (230)
  • Balances skin (211)
  • Improves skin texture (189)

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 (227)
  • Combination skin (160)
  • All skin types (152)
  • Sensitive skin (121)
  • Oily skin (71)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (227), Budget shopper (155)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)

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5.0

Best cleanser ever!!!!!!!

By Savannah

from CA

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne-Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Oily Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

    I've been using this for the past 2 years and thanks to special cleansing gel I have have been breakout free the whole time, no bumps on my skin no nothing. Just clean and supple skin!!

     
    5.0

    I will definitely buy this product again.

    By Alma

    from Fontana, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      I use this product to wash my face in the morning and at night.

       
      4.0

      like it

      By jas

      from ny

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

        I like this product. Very gentle in the skin.

         
        5.0

        I would definitely buy again

        By Alli

        from Florida

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          I have sensitive and acne prone skin. This product is great for helping my skin look and feel better. I love all Dermalogica products. Have definitely noticed a difference in my skin. It also assists with preventing breakouts.

           
          5.0

          Professional quality

          By Shandog

          from Morgantown, wv

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Combination Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

            I've used everything from drugstore to medical grade products and this is a great cleanser. My daily cleanser wasn't getting all my makeup (i.e. mascara) off and leaving me with raccoon eyes, I knew this was a really great brand developed by dermatologists and something recommended at a plastic surgeon's office I worked at for home use. The gel is clear, mildly scented and soap free but provides a great cleanse. ALL my makeup was removed and my skin didn't feel tight AT ALL. In fact it felt very soft and my moisturizer felt like it worked more effectively while not bothering my eyes or contacts. I bought the small bottle but will be back for the larger size. You really only need a very small amount so for the price it will last a long time.

             
            5.0

            I would buy this again

            By Morgan

            from Kansas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Combination Skin
              • Daily Use
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              Even though this was on the pricy side I do not mind spending money on a great product!!

               
              5.0

              My ride or die

              By Stevie

              from Sioux Falls, SD

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              I have combination/acne prone skin and this is very effective at keeping my skin under control. Normally I use philosophy purity but I like the way this lathers better (with or without my clarasonic). It's gentle enough to use on my eyes and does a good job at removing left over makeup. But I find if I use this more then once a day it leaves my skin feeling a little tight.

               
              5.0

              Smallest dab goes a tremendous way!

              By Sheoneen

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                A pea sized drop in the shower gently cleans away make-up and daily environmental build up on my skin. My face is left dewy feeling, not dry or tight. Glad I finally came across something that has the right balance for my sensitive skin.

                 
                5.0

                Love this cleanser

                By Cat

                from Ripon

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Gentle
                • Leaves Clean Feel
                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                  Washes all make up off, does not dry out skin

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I have used this product for years and love it

                  By Jan

                  from St. Louis

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

                    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                    Na

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                    • 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
                    • Q:

                      Hi. I have sensitive, combination (oily T-zone, dry every where else), and acne-prone skin. I am debating between the special cleansing gel and the ultra calming cleanser for every day use. Which would be better? Or is the another product that would work better? Also, I was thinking about using the clearing skin wash occasionally in addition to either of the other two. Would that be a good idea?
                      Asked on 1/3/2017 by LoveG from dallas, texas

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Thank you for your inquiry. From what you have told us Ultra Calming Cleanser would be the best choice for your skin. You should also use Daily Microfoliant to help to gently remove dead skin cells and prevent breakouts.

                        Answered on 1/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                    • 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
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