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Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution

Dermalogica

Essential Cleansing Solution

16.9 oz.

Item #: 2152631

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A milky cleanser for drier skin conditions to gently lift impurities and remove make-up. Water-soluble, this soothing emulsion rinses off easily, leaving the skin refreshingly clean, soft and supple. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised.

How it works:

  • Natural Safflower Oil softens and conditions skin.
  • Antioxidant Vitamins E and C smooth and condition the skin.
  • Mild astringents, extracts of Rosemary and Lemon, refresh tired skin.

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.

Apply a small amount of cleanser to dampened face and throat, and massage with smooth, upward strokes. Concentrate on any areas of impurities. Rinse with warm water and repeat if necessary.
Water, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Seed Oil, PEG-8, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Extracts Of: Citrus Aurantium Amara (bitter Orange) Flower, Humulus Lupulus (hops), Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary) Leaf, Equisetum Arvense, Pinus Sylvestris Cone, Citrus Medica Limonum (lemon) Fruit; Sorbitan Stearate, Ricinoleth-40, Beeswax (cera Alba), Ceresin, Benzyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Benzoic Acid, Benzethonium Chloride, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-4.

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DermalogicaEssential Cleansing Solution
 
4.6

(based on 92 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (73)
  • Leaves clean feel (65)
  • Not greasy (62)
  • Moisturizing (61)
  • Improves skin texture (48)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (5)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Dry skin (50)
  • Daily use (49)
  • Sensitive skin (33)
  • Combination skin (29)
  • All skin types (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (55), Budget shopper (25)

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5.0

Best Facial Cleanser Ever!

By 1gymrat

from Sacramento

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

I have used Essential Cleansing Solution for decades (over 35 years) because it is the best facial cleanser available for my skin type. I've tried some other high end cleansers momentarily in the past but always returned to what works so well for my slightly dry plus sensitive skin. It helps to keep my skin hydrated, clean and clear when I use it 2x daily, morning and night. Nighttime I apply with my hands to moistened skin, cleanse gently with a sonic cleansing brush and wash off with water. Mornings I moisten my face and neck with water and apply the cleanser by hand in small circular motions, then wash with water. I love this cleanser!

 
5.0

I would buy this product again

By Smooth Skin

from Ft Myers FL

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

    I have use this product before and love it. A little pricey but well work it. I recently purchased Clinic face wash and liked it for about 2 days (even though on that survey I rated it well) after the 3rd my skin was so dry and felt dirty. I had to go back to this product.

     
    4.0

    I will buy this product again

    By TJ

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Dry Skin
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

      This product leaves my dry skin looking great. It keeps the moisture in my skin and foes not dry it out. However, it may be to thick for an Atlanta summer. I'll have go monitor my monthly hormonal breakouts. (I tend to get about two pimples on my chin ).

       
      5.0

      Have used for years & love!

      By KK

      from Arizona

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

        I have used this line for years. I like hearing that I look at least 10 years younger than I really am!

         
        5.0

        Great product and value

        By Agnes

        from Stamford, Connecticut

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

          When come to skin care, you want to buy medical grade products, fragrance free. I am have been using for a long time Skin Medica products, which I was buying at my doctor office, then one day I was at Ulta and they just launched Dermalogica products. I was very excited to try and it is very similar to skin media products and value is way better. I think is worth to try.

           
          4.0

          I would buy again

          By Pam G

          from Genoa City

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Moisturizing

          Cons

          • Very Expensive

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

          I love how this cleaner makes my skin feel! Oh my gosh! It moisturizes and doesn't feel dry and tight after I cleanse. I gave it 4 stars not 5 because it does NOT do a good job with getting non waterproof mascara off. I will buy it again because of how moisturized my face feels. I'll just buy an eye make up remover.

           
          2.0

          doesn't feel clean

          By kimmie139

          from Michigan

          Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

          I have used Dermalogica products before and am disappointed with this cleanser. I use twice a day with my Mia2 and after am left with an unclean feeling. I am not having any problem with drying out, but am not seeing improvements.

           
          5.0

          Better than Aveda

          By DJ

          from Seattle

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

            It's calms and cleans my skin. Previously I was using Aveda Enbrighten but it was drying out my skin a tad and causing it to be sensitive and more inclined to black head breakouts in dry areas. I haven't had any issues with this face wash and my skin feels soft when I finish washing,

             
            4.0

            Excellen

            By MayMay

            from Medford, MA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Dry Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

              I've been using Essential Cleanser for years. It works great.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Drying

              By dmichael812

              from Aston, Pa

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

              • Dries Out Skin

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

                Received a free sample of this and it dries my skin out badly.

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                • Q:

                  I bought the total Dermalogica cleansing and moisturizers day and night for my skin with a vitamin spray too. Now all the packaging is not the same. What are the products in the step by step process should I buy? Cleansing with a milky white cleanser then a scrub that used to be in a silver tube followed by a spitting of multivitamin spray and then the cream with SPF for day? Can you tell me the products in the order I would use them? Thank you.
                  Asked on 2/27/2016 by Tia from Roanoke, IN

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your question.

                    Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:
                    Following the application of PreCleanse, lightly lather in hands and apply to damp face and throat morning and evening, massaging with light, upward strokes for at least 30 seconds, avoiding the eye area. Reduce to one use per day if any sensitivity develops. Follow with Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF30 when used in the morning.

                    Antioxidant Hydramist:
                    After cleansing, spritz directly onto face and neck, avoiding the eyes. Also ideal as a refreshing spritz over make-up throughout the day.

                    Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF 30
                    After cleansing and toning, apply a generous amount to face and neck, preferably 30 minutes prior to sun exposure.

                    MAP 15
                    To use as a spot treatment, dispense a small amount onto fingertip and blend into skin on areas where signs of aging are prominent, such as the eyes and mouth areas, prior to application of MultiVitamin Power Firm. Boost your prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer for all-over brightening and firming by mixing a pea-sized amount into moisturizer prior to application.

                    Multivitamin Power Firm
                    Smooth around eyes, concentrating on areas of visible aging.

                    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                    Kind Regards,
                    The Education Team

                    Answered on 2/29/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Is this the Dermalogica face cleaner that looks and feels like it has clay in it? Not a clay mask, but an actual clay cleanser.
                  Asked on 2/4/2016 by Lisa from Puyallup, WA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. This cleanser is a milky creamy consistency. The product you are referring to Dermal Clay Cleanser which is for oily skin. Essential Cleansing Solution is for dry skin, cannot be used as a masque and is removed with water.

                    Answered on 2/4/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  How does this product cleanse your skin? It's a lotion to me and I don't understand how it cleanses. Feels like I'm just rubbing lotion on my face and I don't feel like it's doing anything. Does it kill bacteria as well?
                  Asked on 7/3/2015 by Bre from Jackson MS

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Bre,

                    Essential Cleansing Solution is a milky creamy cleanser. This water-soluble, non-foaming formula gently lifts impurities while replenishing dry skin. This product is meant for someone with chronically dry skin. If your skin is not excessively dry it will not be a good choice for your skin and you should use Special Cleansing Gel.

                    -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 7/7/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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