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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 356 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (234)
  • Gentle (225)
  • Not greasy (173)
  • Balances skin (162)
  • Improves skin texture (147)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (15)
  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Doesn't work (6)
  • Irritates skin (5)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (179)
  • Combination skin (123)
  • All skin types (118)
  • Sensitive skin (101)
  • Oily skin (54)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (186), Budget shopper (126)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)

Reviewed by 356 customers

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5.0

Would buy again

By Shelley

from Paso Robles

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

    On face

     
    5.0

    Renee from fontana

    By Renee the postal carrier

    from Fontana ca

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

      I use this product daily and this is a first in a long time that something work.

       
      5.0

      Perfect facial cleanser.

      By Sue

      from North Florida

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy
      • Removes makeup
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          Lather cleansing gel over face and neck. Rinse with Luke warm water and repeat. Moisturizer with your favorite Dermalogica moisturizer. Simply lovely

           
          5.0

          Love love

          By Lori

          from Ventura CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

            This is the only thing that works for me!

             
            5.0

            Love this cleanser!

            By LoriS

            from West Palm Beach, Florida

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              Love everything about this cleanser.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              L♡ve this product

              By Jennifercw

              from Pendleton, IN

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                I have used this wash for years. I love it. I have mild rosaces, diagnosed in my early 30s, and I have used this product in conjunction with the daily rx from my doctor ever since. My skin never hurts or feels inflamed like it might with a more stringent product. I have used many products from Dermalogica and have zero complaints.

                 
                5.0

                My favorite cleanser

                By Divajordan

                from Chicago,IL

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                  It's wonderful, creamy lather for a thorough gentle cleanse.

                   
                  5.0

                  I have bought this product for years

                  By Texas Gal

                  from Fort Worth, Tx

                  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
                    • Oily Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                    About 12 years ago I got a facial and the Tech mixed the special cleansing gel and the dermal clay cleanser since I had combination skin but a little more oily than dry. I have used both since that day. I love the way my face feels after cleansing with it morning and night.

                     
                    5.0

                    Love this product. Used it for years.

                    By Patty

                    from Modesto,CA

                    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
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                      Will continue to buy.

                       
                      5.0

                      My favorite face wash

                      By Jennifer

                      from Norwalk, Ca.

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Doesn't Remove Makeup

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                      I can't live without this face wash... I use it with my clarisonic. Love it!

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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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