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Essential Cleansing Solution

Dermalogica

Essential Cleansing Solution

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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.

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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
 
4.7

(based on 146 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (114)
  • Leaves clean feel (101)
  • Moisturizing (97)
  • Not greasy (94)
  • Improves skin texture (84)

Cons

  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Bad smell (3)
  • Doesn't work (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (82)
  • Dry skin (77)
  • Sensitive skin (56)
  • Combination skin (43)
  • All skin types (27)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (83), Budget shopper (37)

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5.0

My go to winter cleanser

By Miss Robin

from WI

Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

I love this cleanser. Creamy goodness! I'm oily and acne prone in the summer but in the winter my skin is dramatically different here in the Midwest. This cleanser balances my skin. Doesn't strip any moisture. My skin was more plump and hydrated when I was using this.

 
4.0

Feels so good on my skin!

By Brenda

from Albuquerque, NM

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

  • Doesn't Remove Makeup

Best Uses

    Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

    It's amazing how good it feels on my skin! Although I like to lather it up...it doesn't take much to do the job. It doesn't, however, take off eye make up all the way by itself. But, if you use the pre-cleansing gel then you're all good!

     
    4.0

    Great Cleanser for Daily Use

    By Michelles

    from Scranton, PA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

      I use this with the Pre-Cleanse and have great results. To be honest, I don't feel it cleans quite as well on its own. Skin feels extra soft. Buy the larger with pump for better pricing and fill the smaller bottle for easy shower use. Only need small amount, so it lasts a long time. Smells great too.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect cleanser for dry skin

      By Rachelooloo

      from New York, NY

      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:

        I recently started using Dermalogica products and I am FLOORED by how gorgeous my skin looks. I am 35 with dry skin and desperately need the moisture. This cleanser is so gentle, but my skin feels very clean after using it. I use this at night and follow it with the Dermalogica Age Smart Super Rich Repair and my skin has never felt softer and looked more radiant. Worth the money.

         
        5.0

        My Face Was Like AHHHH

        By Liz

        from Rockwall, TX

        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:

          This winter I was experiencing dry, tight skin after using another face cleanser. I spoke to a group of Ulta associates near the facial skin products. They all looked to one gal who suggested this product. I used it and felt an immediate difference. My skin feels so much better and is no longer dry and tight.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yes

          By Mel

          from Martinsburg WV

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dry Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

            This is now my favorite daily cleanser. Very gentle & creamy, really feels nice on your face. Cleanses very well. A little bit goes a long way, so it's budget friendly as well as being effective.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            The worst

            By G

            from Chicago

            Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

            probably the worst cleanser I've ever used. even with the pre wash oil stuff there's still a ton of makeup left on my face. I've tried washing my face twice and I'm still left having to use toner to get the rest of my makeup off when I get out of the shower and I only wear loose powder foundation.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            The worst

            By G

            from Chicago

            Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

            probably the worst cleanser I've ever used. even with the pre wash oil stuff there's still a ton of makeup left on my face. I've tried washing my face twice and I'm still left having to use toner to get the rest of my makeup off when I get out of the shower and I only wear loose powder foundation.

             
            5.0

            Good for all year long but really good for winter

            By none

            from spokane washington

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

            good for all year, but really good during cold dry winter days

             
            5.0

            Love!

            By Maddie101

            from NY

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution:

              This cleanser works wonders for my skin.!!! I alternate between Essential and Skin Resurfancing cleansers... the ENTIRE 'Dermalogica' line is awesome

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              • Q:

                Can this product be used as a cleanser with my Clarisonic?
                Asked on 9/1/2017 by RMJCS from Brick, NJ

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Hello Brick:

                  Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may use Essential Cleansing Solution with Clarisonic. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                  Best Regards,

                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 9/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                can I use this milky cleanser in the morning when I get up before putting makeup on?
                Asked on 1/27/2017 by beauty from US

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. Essential Cleansing Solution can be used morning and night. You may use this cleanser before applying make up.

                  Answered on 1/30/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • Q:

                Does this product remove makeup or do I have to use another product?
                Asked on 1/8/2017 by Beauty of 617 from Miami Springs, Fl

                1 answer

                • Brand Expert

                  A:

                  Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use precleanse or soothing eye make up remover to remove make up and then follow with your normal cleanser for face.

                  Answered on 1/9/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
              • 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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