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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.

Dermalogica Skin Treatments available at all ULTA locations. Click here for more information.

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 385 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (255)
  • Gentle (247)
  • Not greasy (192)
  • Balances skin (176)
  • Improves skin texture (161)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (15)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Doesn't work (7)
  • Irritates skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (194)
  • Combination skin (132)
  • All skin types (128)
  • Sensitive skin (107)
  • Oily skin (58)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (198), Budget shopper (133)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)

Reviewed by 385 customers

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5.0

Wonderful cleanser for combination skin!!!

By Steph T

from North Carolina

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

    I am dealing with hormonal acne on my chin and have found this cleanser to be the best at keeping my skin clean and balanced without stripping it of its moisture.

     
    5.0

    Great for Adult Acne

    By Bails

    from Toledo, OH

    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
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      The price may seem steep, but it is worth it. Solved my acne without drying and peeling my skin

       
      5.0

      Loved this when I got a facial

      By Sherry CT

      from Connecticut

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

        I first experienced this cleanser when the place where I get my facial stared using this brand. I loved the smell and the way it felt when applied. It is a gel that gets foamy when you apply it with circular motion on your skin. I now bought some for home use and still just as wonderful. I use it once a day at night.

         
        5.0

        I never no have this product!

        By Lisa a makeup artist

        from St. Augustine, Fl. & LA, Ca.

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          This is one product that I have used for over 25 years. It never fails me. Leaves skin feeling clean and you get a great larger from it. I always have it at home and in my work kit for actors. Good for all skin types.

           
          5.0

          Excellent results for older, oiler skin

          By EMC123

          from Baltimore, MD

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              I switched over to this product a few weeks ago after using benzoyl peroxide for years. I am in my mid-thirties with oily, blemish prone skin and when I have tried to go off of benzoyl peroxide in the past I had more breakouts. But not this time! I'm using this with the precleanse oil and my skin is blemish free, not overly dry and more radiant already. I had one small blemish a few days in that cleared up much more quickly then when I was on my prior regimen. You only need a tiny bit of this cleanser so the bottle with last you a long time. So happy I finally made the right switch.

               
              5.0

              I won't go without

              By Jaymlyn

              from San Dimas, ca

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                I use it everyday morning and night

                 
                5.0

                Yes!

                By Monina

                from Sowuel

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Not Greasy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use

                  Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                  I liked

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Would not waste my money sooo expensive too

                  By Sarah

                  from Orlando,FL

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Leaves Clean Feel

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                    It suppose to help for acne one of the ladies at Ulta suggested me this line I've used it & it has not worked. I've been looking for everything for my acne , this is just one more thing that doesn't work I have it a month too.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    My #1 go to face wash!

                    By Mrs. Charles

                    from Elk Grove, Ca

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                      I will never EVER use another face wash as long as I live!

                       
                      5.0

                      Only cleanser I use

                      By Steph

                      from Houston, Texas

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Gentle
                      • Leaves Clean Feel
                      • Not Greasy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                          I love Dermalogica products, and that's primarily all I use for my skincare. I use this product twice a day everyday, along with the precleanse. Works great.

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                          • 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
                          • Q:

                            Will this product help with rosacea? Also, do you have a sample kit that can be purchased to try the products?
                            Asked on 4/22/2014 by Pam from New Port Richey, Florida

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            does this have abrasion qualities and is it for aging skin?
                            Asked on 2/26/2014 by Carla from eastampton, nj

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Expert

                              A:

                              This product is nonabrasive and does not contain exfoliating ingredients. This product is formulated for all skin types and conditions, including aging skin. For a more targeted anti-aging cleanser, try Dermalogica AGE smart™ Skin Resurfacing Cleanser (Item #: 2152643), which contains lactic acid to gently resurface the skin and improve skin texture: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2152643

                              Answered on 2/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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