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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 377 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (248)
  • Gentle (241)
  • Not greasy (187)
  • Balances skin (172)
  • Improves skin texture (158)

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 (188)
  • Combination skin (129)
  • All skin types (125)
  • Sensitive skin (105)
  • Oily skin (57)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (195), Budget shopper (131)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (15), 30 minutes (12)

Reviewed by 377 customers

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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.

         
        5.0

        Great product

        By Yvette

        from Bronx ny

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Not Greasy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

          I use this product to remove my makeup

           
          5.0

          Great for the summer!

          By Marblount

          from Norwood, MA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin
            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

            I use this in the morning. Love how clean it makes my skin feel.

             
            5.0

            I have been buying this cleanser for 4 years now. Perfect!

            By Jackie Oh.

            from Hartford, CT

            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
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

              You only need a little bit for a good lather. Takes makeup off in no time and always leaves me with a good clean feeling. I never get pimples (unless I don't wasn my face for a day and I have old makeup on, then I may get one).

               
              5.0

              Amazing

              By Sarah the Shopper

              from Santa Rosa, CA

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne-Prone Skin
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                I use this product every night and it has helped my skin sooooooo much! The acne that I've had on my cheeks is finally starting to fade away! Alt ought this isn't the only nighttime product I've been using, I know it's helping dramatically! Dermalogica is an amazing brand!

                 
                5.0

                I've tried others I always come back

                By Viddy

                from Mi

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Balances Skin
                • Gentle
                • Improves Skin Texture
                • My skin is so soft
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Dry Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                  In the morning before I start my day.

                   
                  5.0

                  Dermologica Junkie

                  By Curly Girl

                  from Central Illinois

                  About Me Budget 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

                    Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                    I had "face mapping" done roughly ten years ago and have never looked back. Dermologica has an amazing product line- but special cleansing gel is a MUST. I used to be a drug-store brand user; Demologica made me into a believer. Despite being in my mid-40s, I barely have a wrinkle, thanks to some of Dermologicas' powerful anti-aging products. Can't thank them enough for gorgeous skin!

                     
                    5.0

                    Favorite cleanser

                    By Shanshan

                    from Kentucky

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Acne-Prone Skin
                      • Combination Skin
                      • Daily Use
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                      Love it. I use this with other Dermalogica products and it keeps my skin clear. I used to have a lot of acne.

                       
                      5.0

                      A keeper

                      By Journey to clear skin

                      from Delaware

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Balances Skin
                      • Gentle

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Skin Types

                        Comments about Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

                        Gentle enough to use every day, does not dry out skin.

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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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