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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 455 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (317)
  • Gentle (304)
  • Not greasy (235)
  • Balances skin (214)
  • Improves skin texture (192)

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 (232)
  • Combination skin (163)
  • All skin types (154)
  • Sensitive skin (123)
  • Oily skin (72)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (229), Budget shopper (159)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)

Reviewed by 455 customers

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5.0

Love this cleanser. Keeps my face clear and smooth

By Mc

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

    Love love love it

     
    5.0

    I will always buy this product

    By Mach

    from NB Connecticut

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      I use this product day and night. It completely cleared my breakouts within a week. Fantastic product

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good

      By siggy

      from kearns ut

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      good

       
      4.0

      This product was worth the price.

      By CheriT

      from Macon, ga

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing

      Cons

      • Doesn't foam up well

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      I use this product twice a day as the directions say. It cleans my face very well, however it doesn't foam up as much as I am used too. But it is gentle on my skin which is good because other facial cleaners I used before made my skin feel dry after use. This one doesn't. I've only been using this product for about a week and even with the one con I still I will buy this cleaner again. The pros out weigh the con.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love

      By Samm

      from JerseyShore NJ

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Daily Use
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

        Yes it doesn't remove all your makeup alone but if you pair it with makeup remover wipes or the precleanse it's fantastic. I love this stuff. I use it everyday and I have sensitive combination skin. It keeps my skin clean and clear of blemishes

         
        5.0

        I would buy it again.

        By SYB

        from Brownsville TX

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Combination Skin
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          Little pricey but worth it.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LOVE IT!

          By Melanin Babe

          from Valdosta, GA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

            I use this product every morning and night with my Clarisonic Mia. A little goes a long way and the results are amazing. It is great for removing dirt, sebum, makeup, and anything else that may be clogged in your pores. It leaves my skin feeling super clean, smooth, and refreshed! Try it with the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream and you have a duo that is unstoppable in its fight for your skin's health. Buy it, you won't regret it!

             
            5.0

            Love love ❤️ it!

            By Nikki

            from Indianapolis

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

            I love it!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Can not live without

            By Beautiful on a budget

            from Rochester, NY

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acne-Prone Skin
              • Combination Skin
              • Oily Skin
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              This product is worth the price and best facial product I have ever used. I don't have to switch products with the seasons. I love it!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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!!

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                • 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
                • 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
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