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Gentle Cream Exfoliant

Dermalogica

Gentle Cream Exfoliant

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2.5 oz Item 2152619

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A gentle, non-abrasive exfoliation treatment to thoroughly remove dulling surface debris, dramatically improving skin texture. Alpha hydroxy Lactic Acid, beta hydroxy Salicylic Acid and natural fruit enzymes detach dead skin cells, helping to stimulate skin renewal. Conditioning botanical extracts and humectants soothe the skin and combat dryness. Fragrance free. Professional recommendation advised.

How it works:

  • Lactic and Salicy lic acids slough off dead skin cells, speeding cell renewal.
  • Sulfur aids in cell renewal while Papain and Bromelain enzymes digest excess surface cells.
  • Extracts of Lavender, Aloe Vera and Coneflower help reduce sensitivity and soothe 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 an even amount onto face, neck and decollete area. Leave on skin for 10 minutes and remove with lukewarm water. For optimal results use 1-2 times weekly.
Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Diatomaceous Earth (Sloum Diatomeae), Butylene Glycol, Isodecyl Salicylate, Apricot (Prunus Armeniaca)Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol,Ceteareth-20,Papain, Bromelain, Glyceryl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Salicylic Acid, Algin, Lactic Acid, Sulfur, Sodium Hydroxymethyglycinate, Lavender (Lavandula Anjustifolia)Oil, Extracts Of: Cornflower (Centaurea Cyanus), Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonum), Orange (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis), Orange 9Citrus Aurantium Dulcis) Flower, Matricaria (Chamomilla Recututa); Silica, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben.

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DermalogicaGentle Cream Exfoliant
 
4.5

(based on 53 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (32)
  • Improves skin texture (22)
  • Leaves clean feel (21)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Not greasy (14)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (13)
  • Sensitive skin (10)
  • Dry skin (7)
  • Combination skin (6)
  • Daily use (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (27), Budget shopper (12)

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5.0

Very good

By Von

from Lewisville Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Combination Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

    Improves skin

     
    5.0

    Love it!

    By Elle W.

    from New Orleans, LA

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • Dry Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

      My first encounter with this product was when I got a facial. I loved how my skin felt however I did not want to pay the price. After experimenting with different cheaper exfoliants that continually caused me to break out, I received a Prestige coupon in the mail and finally broke down and bought it! And I have been loving it since! It really is worth the money and a little goes a long way!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Silky skin

      By Tatlo

      from Naperville Illinois

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

        Product is extremely gentle but delivers a bang of a difference to the skin which is very pleasing. I use just a small amount of it every other day to keep my skin feeling renew and fresh.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best exfoliant for sensitive skin

        By Jen

        from Lansing, MI

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dry Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

          My skin is very sensitive, and gets dried out. I use it once a week, and it gently sloughs away dead skin and leaves my skin shiny and a great canvas to take in moisturizer again. My skin is always so clear but not irritated after using it. It is great with fine lines and wrinkles too!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for my husband's dermatitis psoriasis

          By Michelle

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

              I recently bought this for my husband who suffers from dermatitis psoriasis on his face, particularly in the nose and cheek area. His skin gets very red, VERY flaky and rough-textured, and very uncomfortable. I bought this product for him since it doesn't require any scrubbing and it has been an absolute game changer for him. Even after the first use, he saw more improvement than from any other product he's tried. His skin is completely smooth to the touch, the redness and inflamation is significantly decreased, and he doesn't have to use the heavy balms that he was previously using. A light-weight daily moisturizer is all he needs now. He currently uses it 3x per week, and hopes to reduced to 2x per week soon.

              (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Didn't like this product, not much of a scrub.

              By Bug

              from Tx

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bad Smell
                • Ineffective

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

                  Cost is too high

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  It makes my black heads disapear no lie

                  By lg

                  from MA

                  Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

                  i have very sensitive skin as it is i also get very dry but my pores are terrible and get black heads as soon as i wash the cream off my black heads are instantly gone its a million times better then using a pore strip the only down side is the next day the areas i removed the black heads from its oilyy

                   
                  3.0

                  Product is ok

                  By Karen

                  from Palm Harbor, FL

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Gentle

                  Cons

                  • Ineffective

                  Best Uses

                  • Combination Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

                  I think the product is too weak for my skin.

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Exfoliant!

                  By Nikki

                  from Indiana

                  Pros

                  • Improves Skin Texture
                  • Leaves Clean Feel
                  • Not Greasy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Acne-Prone Skin
                    • Combination Skin
                    • Dry Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

                    During one of my Dermalogica skin treatments I inquired about a good exfoliant. I am having issues with the mid 30's trouble-some hormonal acne that is very stubborn and am very hesitant to use exfoliators with the fear of spreading or worsening the inflammation. She recommended the Gentle Cream Exfoliant and I love it. There is no grit to it what-so-ever, so it is not harsh or abrasive on the skin. But is does a wonderful job of removing excess dry skin and brightening the skin. I'm so happy I tried it!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great exfoliate for sensative skin

                    By Colleen

                    from Harrisburg pa

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Gentle
                    • Good Value
                    • Skin feels renewed

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Weekly

                      Comments about Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant:

                      Great product to exfoliate sensative skin

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                      • Q:

                        Does this product helps brighten and reduce dark spot?
                        Asked on 1/11/2018 by BrownBeauty from Maryland

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Gentle Cream Exfoliant will help to brighten and even skin tone. To maximize results we recommend using it along with our Power Bright system.

                          Answered on 1/11/2018 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this on my neck and décolleté ?
                        Asked on 6/11/2017 by charissa from US

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Charissa:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may use the Gentle Cream Exfoliant on your neck and decollete. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 6/12/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Does this product contain retinol and which exfoliating product would be considered the best exfoliating product without retinol. How much retinol do you use in your products? I am terrified of products containing retinol.
                        Asked on 6/6/2017 by nicky from Turlock, California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Nicky:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The Gentle Cream Exfoliant does not contain retinol it. The active ingredients in Gentle Cream Exfoliant are Lactic Acid, and Salicylic Scid, Sulfur, and Papain & Bromelain Enzymes. The Overnight Retinol Repair has highly-active .5% microencapsulated Retinol. The Overnight Retinol Repair 1% has highly-active 1% microencapsulated Retinol. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 6/6/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have been using the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser in the evening, and it's done wonders at helping clear up my adult acne. Would it be overkill to include this product in a weekly routine as well? My skin is acne prone and combination, and I do have to moisturize to combat dryness after using the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser.
                        Asked on 2/19/2017 by Lorelai1945 from Cincinnati, OH

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use Gentle Cream Exfoliant 2-3 times a week. If your skin starts to feel dry , do not use these products on the same day. Gentle Cream Exfoliant is great for clearing up breakouts.

                          Answered on 2/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        What is the difference between this product and your Daily Microfoliant?
                        Asked on 6/27/2016 by Kath from Syracuse, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Daily Microfoliant is a gentle enzyme exfoliant that is gentle enough to be used everyday and will help to brighten your skin. Gentle Cream Exfoliant is an exfoliating masque that is used 2-3 times a week for 10 minutes and removed with water. Follow with toner and moisturizer.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 6/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        should I cleanse my face before using this product, or does it act as a cleanser?
                        Asked on 3/24/2016 by era3335 from Peoria

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. You should cleanse your skin before using this product. Cleansing your skin will remove dirt, oil and make up and will allow your exfolaint to work better. Leave Gentle Cream Exfoliant on your skin for 10 min and remove with water, follow with toner and moisturizer.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 3/25/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Hello, I would like to know if you apply this to damp or dry skin? Thanks!!
                        Asked on 3/3/2016 by Kathy from Vestal, NY

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. Gentle Cream Exfoliant should be applied to clean, damp skin and left on for 10 mins to dry. Remove with water and follow with normal hydration and moisturizer. Be sure to wear sunscreen during the day.

                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 3/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        what are the percentages of salicylic and lactic acids?
                        also does this mask hydrate skin?
                        Asked on 2/26/2016 by missy from mesa, az

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. The exact percentages are proprietary information, however they are safe to use 2-3 times a week. This masque is not hydrating, it is exfoliating and brightening.
                          Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 3/3/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I have acne and breakout prone skin. Is it okay to use gentle cream exfoliant and follow right after with sebum clearing masque or on alternate days or the two products are not to be combined?
                        Asked on 8/4/2015 by Deeeee from Nigeria

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We do recommend using these two product this way. You will receive the best results from your masque immediately after exfoliating. you can use this combination 2-3 times a week for maximum benefits.

                          -Dermalogica Brand Expert

                          Answered on 8/7/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        i have mature sensitive skin and mild rednesss , pores and dryness .. is this ok for my skin type
                        Asked on 9/22/2014 by maya from tampa

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Expert

                          A:

                          For those with sensitive skin, we recommend either the Gentle Cream Exfoliant or the Daily Microfoliant:
                          http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=prod2152621

                          Either will help to eliminate pore-clogging debris, which will help pores appear smaller. Both are suitable for dry skin types, and both encourage cell renewal to help minimize the signs of aging.

                          Answered on 9/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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