Rated 4.04 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Not sure yet.
I use this in the morning and at night with warm water and use my Clarisonic a few times a week as well. My skin has been very dry and irritated from the cold weather and I had a bad dry patch/rash on the side of my nose. I just purchased this 3 days ago and my dryness is already almost completely gone. Most cleansers have been burning me and drying me out but this has helped so much in such a short time. It doesn't take off mascara ( I use they're real by benefit which I've found is always a little difficult to take off) so I have to use an eye makeup remover before washing. Other than that, this product seems great so far but I will have to finish the bottle to give a better review.
Most Helpful Critical Review Poor substitute for Essential Cleansing Solution
I don't want to use this product. I want back the 16.9 oz Essential Cleansing Solution that I have used for a couple decades. Apparently it has been discontinued. I can't get it on your website or at Ulta. Your "help" chat tells me that this product is the substitute. Ahhh, no, it's not, when it only comes in 10 oz and costs far more than the 16.9 oz Essential Cleansing Solution (which was allegedly also moisturizing) did. I tried a sample of this new product, and it seems exactly the same, albeit the different name and the jacked-up price.
Reviewed by 188 customers I am happy with this product
Maggie from Grapevine Tx
My skin feels well cleansed and smooth so far. Hopefully it will hydrate enough to keep me happy.
RS from Columbus, NJ
It's gentle and leaves my face feeling so nice!
Love this product
Lakeshore shopper from Grand Haven, MI
None from New Jersey
Leaves skin soft, cleansed & not dry.
I would buy this product again but they changed ingredients
Lexa from Pennsylvania
I used to use this product all the time and buy this item constantly but they changed the ingredients and now it has sweet almond oil which i'm deadly allergic to. It is greatly disappointing that they would change the ingredients of this product... especially for those with severe nut allergies.
Yes would buy again
Jane from Gilbert AZ
very moisturizeing I like alot
Yes I would buy his product again
Moe from Long Island
I use to wash my face everyday. I love this product
Jenn from Gray, GA
I use this product everyday paired with the oil based remover. It works great and leaves my face so soft.
I may buy this product again.
suzi from phoenix, az
Just started using this. Miss essential cleansing solution.
Harsh on Dry Skin
Dry, red and sad. from Austin, Texas
I had previously used Essential Cleansing Solution for about 3.5 years. I LOVED that product and never had any issues with my dry skin. This product, supposedly replaces the Essential Cleansing Solution but it makes me skin extremely red and dry. It doesn't smell great either. I'm very disappointed and looking at other brands to try now. I wish they would bring back the Essential Cleansing Solution. :(
Rachel from Merrillville, IN
I loved every dermalogica product I had used before this so having dry skin I was excited to try this. It's a no for me. Not as moisturizing as I would've hoped and I don't think it really even cleansed that well as the pores on my nose were huge. The cleaning gel from this brand works much better for my skin. I use that with the microfoliant and I use the preclense prior. That's the best face cleaning routine for me. I also recommend if you're reading these reviews because you have dry skin to get the skin smoothing cream from dermalogica because that is the most moisturizing thing I've ever used on my face. Also the skin hydrating booster. I mix them and I never have dry skin problems even in the winter.
Amazing product great results
Clark from Jacksonville,FL
My skin looks and feels amazing. My skin has cleared tremendously and very soft.
Terrible substitute for Essential Cleansing Solution
Becky from Virginia
I purchased this product after being told by consultant that it was the replacement product for the discontinued Essential Cleansing Solution. If that is the case, it is a poor substitute. I used the Essential Cleansing Solution for many, many years, and enjoyed its texture, results, and lack of fragrance. This new product has a watery texture, and its smell is that of cheap soap. It is also very drying. Dermalogica blew it on this one.
I've Been Left Confused
Laragon2 from Albuquerque, NM
The first time I used this product it was AMAZING and changed my life. My skin was left clean, glowing and looking refreshed. BUT.... when I repurchased it for the second time, my skin was left dry and dull. I am not sure if this is because of the change of season or what maybe the cause. I have always loved Dermalogica and am going to add some new products into my daily skin routine to see if that will help. I will always lover Dermalogica < 3
Intensive Moisture Cleanser
Krista from Finland
My dehydrated combination skin loves this creamy Cleanser!
I will always buy this
the negotiator from LI NY
P Rose from Miami, FL
Bring back essential cleansing solutions! This stuff smells horrible & I had a reaction soon as I started using it!
BRING BACK ESSENTIAL CLEANSING SOLUTION!! NOT THE SAME
Molina from San Jose
I'm extremely upset by this product. I was using the former product--essential cleansing solution--for years and years and it did AMAZING things for my skin...before they recently discontinued it . I've never ever changed cleansers....until now. It's so sad to be be looking at other brands now (after being a Dermalogica customer for over 10 years), because this is not the same. Please bring back essential cleansing solution!!!
Gentle but thorough cleansing
Musharooni from South Louisiana
Use as step 2 of my 2 step cleansing process. Can't say enough about the incredible job this product does in thoroughly cleansing my face yet leaves my skin feeling & looking better than its looked in years.
My 2020 fav purchase
Sharon from Frederick, MD
Love this product, use it day and night.
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TLOCK from Huntsville, AL
I'm new to Dermalogica. I got a facial and the skin therapist recommended a few products from this line. She actually recommended the Ultracalming Cleanser but, since my skin always feels tight and dry, I decided to try this one instead. I've been using it for about two weeks and can tell a huge difference. My skin no longer feels tight or dry and it has a glow to it. I'd definitely recommend this product to everyone!!!
I would buy this product again
Njide from Massachusetts
Wonderful product.......I see a lot of improvement in my skin
Love this stuff
Char from Ontario, CA
I bought this from the spa I worked at and I absolutely love it. You only need a tiny bit and it whips up wonderfully with water. I can get a good suds going on my face without it drying me out. It does take some time to wash the stuff off, but my skin always feels clean and nourished when I'm done. My face never feels tight or dry after using it as instructed. The smell is wonderful and doesn't irritate my skin or eyes. This is a great product, I'm not sure if I'll rebuy simply due to the price.
Kat from Chicago
I love this face wash! I have really dry skin in the winter so this is perfect for me rn. It doesn't strip my skin or leave it feeling tight. It's a gentle face wash but will still leave your skin feeling clean! It's now my go to face wash over any other face wash!
Please bring back the Essential Cleansing Solution!! Please!
M. Dogan from Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Despite its name, the product is too harsh on my skin. It dries out my skin, making it feel uncomfortable. I have to use much more moisturizer and serums to sort off balance it out while sleeping. I was using the Essential Cleansing Solution for years and years and never had that issue, it was the best cleanser ever. It would hydrate the skin and cleanse perfectly. I understand that sometimes you would want to extend the portfolio and evolve / improve products, but in my personal opinion this was a miss. I wish the Essential Cleansing Solution had not been discontinued, I am still looking for a replacement and unfortunately it has made me look at other brands after being a Dermalogica user for 10+ years.