Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Great product if used as instructed
I've had breakouts since middle school. As I got older, the breakouts changed, but I would get them. After tying a number of other products, I was introduced to Dermalogica. This was before the acne line was released. I was told that if I used the products in the order that I was told, it would work very well. If not, my skin would not be pH balanced and I would experience problems. I used the products and saw significant improvement. But, the lady that introduced me to the products was right. If I didn't follow the face wash with the multi-active toner, which is designed to help balance the pH in your skin, I would breakout and experience overly dry skin. My breakouts didn't clear up as much as I wanted them to, so I switched to the clearing skin wash, when it was released, to assist with the breakouts. My consultant suggested I use the multi-active toner after this product as well or use the wipes. I ended up using the multi active toner, but if I skip it even once, I will break out by the end of the day. Since I started using the acne line, my skin has been 100 times better. But be warned, if you are going to try to ad hoc your own routine together, you may not get the results you want.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not effective!
I've been using this product religiously now for over a month and I've seen my acne only increasing. Due to the great reputation of this company, along with the recommendation of my dermatologist, I thought I would give it a try, in spite of the expense of the product. I have naturally oily skin and am prone to pretty much every type of acne, from whiteheads and blackheads to those big submarine varieties. When I initially began using this product, I had very high hopes, but found, much to my chagrin, that this product fell far short of what I was expecting. My breakouts continued with renewed ferocity and even got worse, as before I used this Dermalogica product I would typically only see major break-outs around that time of the month and now see new spots daily. Due to the adverse reaction I've experienced, I cannot recommend this product. However, while it is extremely expensive, after about a month and a half of consistent usage, I still have more than half of an 8.4 oz. bottle remaining, so there's something to be said for the quantity.
Reviewed by 1079 customers Best ever
Jonesy from Ohio
I love this. Best face wash. I see reviewers saying it made them break out, that can Happen when adding an active ingredient to help with acne. It's called skin purging. It pulls everything out from your skin so sometimes it gets worse before it gets better but I promise it's worth it. I don't have any blemishes any more!! 1000/10
If I could give it no stars, I would
Lexxie from Orange, CA
I really wanted to love this product, but it was just awful. It made my face break out in cystic acne that hurts so badly and I've never had acne like this before. Please save your money it's not worth it at all! I wish I never tried it.
I use dermalogica products and I'm studying to be an estheti
April esthetician student from South Carolina
Work in to a lather leave on 30 seconds rinse completely
Great for acne!
Banana from Florida
I'm now on my second bottle! That's how much i love this stuff. I had very oily, very breakout prone, very acne prone skin, and since i started using this wash everything about my skin has changed. I do breakout every now and then if my diet is lacking or if my period is near but using the cleanser helps the breakouts dry out impressively fast, and pimples that used to take WEEKS to disappear now only takes 1-2 days max! I use this along with the Microfoliant which has also helped with resurfacing and making acne scars lighter. I rave about this product to anyone with acne, it is definitely a game changer. I used this product right away, and didn't really give my skin time to get used to it so for the first 2 weeks i did experience some really bad breakouts but they disappeared as my skin started to become used to it, which for me is pretty normal and happens with anything new i apply to my face, it just takes some time for your skin to settle. Patience is key and with a balanced skin care routine this is definitely a gem for anyone who suffers from acne and as someone's who's tried every drugstore acne wash there is, this is by far the only product I've tried that i don't feel like i need to change out because it's no longer doing what it claims!
acx from nj
this was my first nice cleanser, and it didn't miss. the scent is amazing, and the way it makes my skin feel afterwards is even better. it feels soft, hydrated, exfoliated, and looks brighter. the cleanser i was using before striped my skin and was horrible for my dermatitis, so i'm so glad i switched to this. my only complaint is i've noticed some bumps on my jawline that are new, but this is a hotspot for my hormonal breakouts so i'm hoping it's not the cleanser causing this. too soon to say. haven't noticed much of a difference in my blackheads, but that's as expected:( just wanted a product that gives my skin a good cleanse and i definitely found it.
I would buy this again
Bulldoggirl from Chesapeake, VA
I use this as a daily face wash. I love the fact that it completely removes my makeup. It leaves my face feeling refreshed
It works just give it time!
2022princess from NYC
Ok so I've been recently suffering from adult acne & a friend that also suffered from acne recommend this product. At first it did nothing for my skin and I'm pretty sure it made it worse but I actually had to finish the entire bottle to see results and now I can honestly say it's so worth it! I had completely stopped my breakouts. It works just stay consistent to see the results.
Made me breakout more
Erc10 from San Jose
Was excited to try this face wash and I like the tea tree oil/minty feeling however it broke me out more and didnt really do anything for my skin! So disappointed, will be returning it
I love Dermalogica Face Washes
MelsMakeup88 from Charlotte, NC
I got this face wash In Anticipation for my post pregnancy hormone shifts. I love Dermalogica products and assume this will be great for any acne or redness that forms at that point. It sounds a lot like some of their other face washes so I'm looking forward to it. In the meantime I have been using their special cleansing gel and it works great.
This product was gifted by Dermalogica (Ulta Team) for review purposes.
Ami from Baltimore
I received this face wash complimentary from Dermalogica in exchange for my free review. I really like the packaging, it dispensed a good amount of product and was easy to open and close. The gel cleanser was gentle for an acne geared cleanser and left my skin feeling clean. I really enjoyed this product.
Vanessa from Virginia
Kyndal from Texas
I have never found a face wash that works for me until I discovered this face wash! This stuff is a game changer. I have oily skin and normal break outs but ever since I started using this face wash I hardly ever get break outs and my face is hardly ever oily!
Msros from Los Angeles
This product was recommended by Ulta employee for my teen daughter. This stuff really works!! Her pimples on her face went away!! Bought another one. Totally recommend
FNicole8 from Phoenix, AZ
I think this cleanser would work great it just smells like muscle rub?? I don't see tea tree or menthol listed in the ingredients so I'm not sure where the smell is coming from- or why the liquid has the same turquoise color as on the bottle? Going back to the Murad Essential C
Slightly cleared up acne but not all gone
Jenn from North Carolina
I used this product twice a day for about 3 months. It did reduce/ diminish my acne but never fully cleared it up. I was hoping for a clearer face but still had breakouts around my chin and cheeks -after reading the reviews I had high hopes. Some pros were that it didn't make my acne any worse and it smells great. This was my last purchase that will now be going into the acne product graveyard.
Pro's and Con's
Christina from Richmond, TX
I'm almost through with this bottle and while I still have some breakouts on my chin occasionally, I've noticed it has done nothing with the whiteheads and small blackheads on my chin. It has helped the rest of my skin stay clear though. My biggest pet peeve is you can't take it with you anywhere and pretty much every day I have to clean my counter because the bottle leaks. With how expensive it is, you would think the packaging would be better. I thought my bottle was a fluke, but I guess not. I don't even want to think how much facewash has been wasted on my counter and inside my travel bag!
Love the product hate the packaging
Sabrina from Iowa
This face wash is my absolute holy grail! Very great every day cleanser that prevents/gets ride of breakouts without drying my skin out. My one complaint is that the packaging is awful and product leaks out even when the bottle is upright. Always makes a mess on my counter.
I buy this monthly!
Miranda from Oregon
First I want to share my type of skin condition before I go about describing how good quality the product is.
My skin throughout the years, when I was younger it was clear and no signs of any imperfections. Started my puberty then eventually had acne due to stress changes, hormone levels, and my sour rounding at home ect. I had acne that flared up, would hurt and turn into cysts ect. I struggled for years to find something that worked.
Fast forward I went the whole proactive route and actually burned my face and had an allergic reaction due to what was in there products.
I completely stopped using products all together after that incident, and for a solid two to three years upd my exercise and it definitely improved.
I then started Curology which was a specific regime for your face and it made my skin just worse.
I used the product for about a year, and
It's weird because the product over time in the beginning works but, gets worse over time ?
Fast forward to a year after that,
I started my Dermologica journey and I found this product. After endless struggle to trust a brand and pour so much money into, this brand is always safe accountable and trusting.
I have very oily skin,
Sometimes it dries up around my forehead and my cheeks which rarely happens, but mainly just overall oily.
I love this stuff for my skin. I buy the full size, and it is shared between my husband and I and it lasts us a good two months!
You don't need much, you can use it morning and night and it doesn't smell heavily,
It contains a lot of good ingredients that won't upset your natural skin barrier so you don't have to worry about it causing you to get worse with your skin conditions ect.
I know it's a little pricey, but given, it's ingredients, and how effective it is, it is worth the purchase for sure.
The consistency is very Jelly, so if your like me, with oily skin, it's nice to work into your face, with a cool refreshed clean feeling overall.
I love it!
Thank you Dermalogica
Jenn from Clifton, New Jersey
First three days of using this skin wash and I saw a difference. Will never switch to another face wash/brand again. It's a little expensive but a little goes a long way.
Yes yes yes yes
Arte from Tularosa, NM
I can feel how effective this product is EVERYTIME I use it.
Soso from Florida
I've only been using this product for 3days now & it has already cleared up my face !!
kdm153 from Michigan
This doesn't really lather up that well and I feel like I have to use a decent amount (like the size of a quarter) to really feel like I'm washing my face. It also doesn't really remove mascara that well. It's not super drying though, my skin feels cleansed and moisturized after using and I have noticed a slight difference in the clarity of my skin. Overall it's not that bad, I'll finish the bottle but not sure if I'll purchase this again.
Better than R+F
Gadget from Kentucky
I had been using Rodan and Fields unblemish regimen for years and was ready for a change. This was is so gentle and smells soooooo good! But my skin is LUMINOUS when done. So smooth, pores so small that it's shiny. I've only been using it for 2 weeks but so far no breakouts and it doesn't dry me out. I have combination to oily skin and very breakout prone. I pair this with the daily microfoliant.
Worst thing I have EVER put on my face!!!
DO NOT BUY! from Blythe CA
I know everyone's skin is different, but this was the absolutely worst thing I could have ever put my poor skin through. I have used the dermologica powder face wash for years and I absolutely love it. Since I had such a great experience with that I decided to try this face wash and I regret it. For about 2 months after starting using this product my skin was breaking out worse than ever, and I couldn't figure it out. I assumed it would pass and maybe it was my diet or the fact it was getting hot so I continued using this product about about another month. I finally realized that I had switched face wash about the time the acne got really bad. I haven't been using for about a week now and my skin is still damaged but is healing. This face was was definitely the culprit. I do not recommend this to my worst enemy!
Kelsey from Raleigh NC
As a cleanser this is great. But the lid leaks constantly and I've wasted 1/4 of the bottle because of this!