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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 466 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 (239)
  • Combination skin (169)
  • All skin types (157)
  • Sensitive skin (126)
  • Oily skin (73)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (233), Budget shopper (164)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)

Reviewed by 466 customers

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4.0

Can't go wrong w/ Dermalogica

By The Messy Esthetician

from St. Joseph, MO

About Me Skin Care Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Softens Skin
  • Soothes Skin

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

    Good daily face wash, clear gel that suds fairly quick and easy so a little goes a long way. I've loved all Dermalogica products I've tried.

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

    Love

    By Char

    from Prunedale, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified 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 Special Cleansing Gel:

      My skin has a mind of it own, I can have the clearest skin for a month and then the next month I'm broken out and there's no controlling it, mostly along my chin and jawline. Since I've started using this product in combination with other Dermalogica products my skin has improved tremendously! I have one little break out here and there during or near my menstraual cycle and that's it! My skin is consistently clear which is something I've struggled with for a long time. I would totally recommend these products to everyone! Especially people with sensitive skin because it's gentle but SO effective!

       
      5.0

      Holy grail

      By simer

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          It actually even toned my skin..

           
          5.0

          Love

          By Emily

          from Lafayette, LA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Dry Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

            I love this gel. It gets all of makeup off. Also good with my clarisonic.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this product

            By Christine

            from Bozeman,mt

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              I have been using this product for ten years and my skin has never felt or looked so good.

               
              5.0

              I love it!!!

              By J Lara

              from Mckinney Tx

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                Great facial, mostly if you are looking for a clenser. It is more like a soap and it can be used while you are in the shower. But it leaves your skin smooth and oil free.

                 
                5.0

                I use this stuff regularly

                By Jenn

                from Manchester CT

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                  I love how gentle and effective this product is but it makes it even better that it smells amazing and is all natural.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this again!

                  By Bunnyfish

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Combination Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                    I use it daily, especially after taking off my makeup. Leaves my skin feeling fresh and as if I haven't been wearing makeup all day. I'm normally a budget buyer, but skin isn't something you should skimp out on. Definitely would buy again and again.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love the Cleansing Gel!

                    By Katie

                    from New Hampshire

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • Combination Skin
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                      My skin goes through many phases through the New England seasons and found I would have to change products often because my face would either start to breakout with acne, or would be red dry and patchy skin, or oily or even all of the above! Dermologica provides a great balance for my skin. Breakouts are very minimal (VERY!), it's not irritating or drying yet controls my oily skin- I never feel like I have to go wash my face half way through my day like other products can.

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it!

                      By Lyn

                      from Lodi ca

                      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
                        • Sensitive Skin

                        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                        Everyday!

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                        • 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
                        • 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
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