Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Wow...changed my view on "expensive" cleansers
This cleanser goes against my rule that a cleanser shouldn't have to be expensive, or claim to have any "treatment properties" because they're only ever on your skin for 30-60 seconds. I'd rather spend my money on products that have time to sink in and do their magic. However, this cleanser may have shifted my view. Its a cream cleanser that is loaded with lactic acid and many high quality oils that make your skin feel like butter. Its a cream formula that doesn't foam up nor does it have any physical exfoliation properties but my oh my does it do your skin a favor. It has amazing reviews online and a cult following of users that swear by it. I LOVE to use this in the morning to cleanse all my treatments from the night prior off my skin, and to start fresh for a new day. There is no tingle (lactic acid is EXTREMELY gentle but highly effective), and the essential oils condition your skin. This cleanser is targeted to more mature skin that needs a boost in the anti aging department. If you are on a budget or have a younger skin, this cleanser is not a necessity. But if you're looking for a highly effective yet gentle cleanser that does your skin some favors this may be worth picking up. I would never use this to take off makeup/SPF in the evening because honestly I feel like it would be wasting the product. You want this cleanser to cleanse your SKIN, not work on dissolving waterproof makeup. If you want to use in the evening, remove your makeup/SPF first with an oil cleanser then go in with this cleanser. You will not be disappointed in this product.
Most Helpful Critical Review I REALLY wanted to love this...
I am a 45 year old woman who has always has oily skin and bouts with acne. My acne currently is pretty much hormonal acne, but the oiliness of my skin hasn't changed much. Despite the high cost, I was so excited about this product that was suggested to me through the Dermalogica website skin analysis. I really wanted to focus on not just makeup but good skin care as well and thought Dermalogica would fit the bill. I use the Pre-Cleanse first and then the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser twice a day for the past 10/11 days. At first, I was absolutely in love with the way my skin felt and looked. Some of the roughness in the texture of the sides of my face and cheeks looked and felt better within 2-3 days. I like the mild herbal/natural scent of the products and how easily they applied and how little is necessary to use. However, around day 9 I started getting cystic acne (which I almost never get and now have had 4-5) and my skin is severely dry, almost painfully so. Unfortunately, I will be returning the skin re-surfacing cleanser.
Reviewed by 299 customers Fantastic Cleanser
Kim from Minneapolis
I have been a Clinique user for years and have never had any issues. But as my skin has begun to age, I have noticed bumps, fine lines and little spots here and there more - even small breakouts. During different facials Dermalogica has been used but I never thought much of it, always thinking it was too expensive. However a recent facial really made me glow and think about my skin. I decided to try and have never felt better! My skin is smoother and more even, I don't need to do a full exfoliation nearly as often - this stuff is awesome. And you use so little of it at a time that the bottle will last you!
love this cleanser!
Skribbles from Lakewood, WA
I use this once a day.
Not sure yet...
Ann3 from Folsom
The promises sound great but as I just started using it I see no miracles yet. I don't like the fact that they recommend a precleanse. To me you shouldn't need two cleansers. It does not foam nicely like the basic special cleansing gel
Great addition to my skin routine!
Krissy from NH
I really like this cleanser.
I have been using this cleanser for a month and I am finally seeing results-smooth, soft, even skin.
How I use the product. First let me start off by saying I triple cleanse. Yes, I know that's a lot but it has done my skin wonders. I start with an oil cleanse, the I use my favorite face wash all over my face including eyes. Then I pat my face and neck dry(this is not in the instructions) I do this because I feel like it applies better and is less watery. I am basically using this as a treatment not a face wash. I start on my neck and jawline, with half a pump, and make small circular motions for 30 seconds. Then I take another half pump and apply to the rest of my face doing the same circular motions for 30 seconds AVOIDING THE EYE AREA. Then rinse. I started with 4 times a week up to 6. So far I really love the results! I still want to see how long the bottle last for the price that it is to determine if I'll keep it going-but I really love the way my skin looks. I will also add I have a skin care routine that involves serums, oils and moisturizer. So I think it's a great addition to the routine.
Unlike any other cleanser
Hair galaxy from Florida
There is something special about this cleanser that others cannot boast. I use it 3 times a week am. It tightens the skin and even makeup applies better on those days. Not sure if I would use it as a makeup remover and then possibly add retinol etc. More like a treatment love it. Smells divine. I believe they have a small bottle to try. I am in my 50's
Finally found what works!
Me Myself from CA
This is SO worth the price! At 44, I developed thyroid issues. My skin became dry, rough, & w/ large pores. I tried products from $$$ to drugstore & this is the only 1 that worked. If you use it as directed (not every day) it clears away roughness & cleans pores. It doesn't shrink them, because nothing does. I use it 3 times / week & on days I've been especially hard on my skin. Follow w/ moisturizer (as it has lactic acid). It might sting for some, but I've never had a break out from it.
Great facial cleanser!
Bon from Winona MN
I have oily skin. I'm in my 50's. I use it twice a day. I have used this for awhile - not my first time buying it. It works great!
Only face wash I use
Blonde Dragon from Florida
Works great for keeping my face clean.
I would recommend
Aly Easy from Miami, Florida
Because I have acne-prone skin what I look for most in a cleanser is that it does not aggravate my skin and cause more break outs. I have found that this is safe for my skin! I love the silky texture of the actual cleanse; it's very gentle on my skin while I'm lathering it in. I use it both in the morning and the night. Initially, it did cause my skin to become very dehydrated but after about 2 months of using it now it's gotten used to it. My esthetician recommended this for me for my skin texture issues, it has not completely resolved that issue but it's defiantly maintaining my skin at a tolerable level. If you have dry skin like me, just be careful and try it once a day first because the flakiness was overwhelming initially but I do not have sensitive skin so I could push through it.
nice n brightening
riah from Washington state
love this cleanser. it's filled with aha's a surface exfoliating makes skin appear brighter and lightens dark marks also may smooth scarring texture. I like to use it at night not prior to sun exposure.
Worth every dime.
Cassiam from Hilton Head
Holy grail cleanser. Amazing and would buy over and over again.
BetC from NJ
I use it at nighttime to wash away my makeup and dirt of the day.
Bri from San Leandro, CA
I don't really like the texture of it which is the only reason why I gave it a 1 star. I only used it once so don't know it really does for my skin because the texture was like a lotion and so washed with my hand instead of my skin brush.
It's my daily cleanser
Lindy from Menifee, Ca
I've used Dermalogica products for many years. This cleanser is part of my daily skincare routine.
I wanted to love this....
Meg from Colorado
I bought this after reading a lot of great reviews on it. I wanted to brighten my skin as well as help with fine lines. I loved the way my skin felt after the first 4-5 washes. I used it maybe 2 more times until my skin around my mouth was completely red and burning. Skin is peeling off to the point of being painful. Needless to say I returned it and went back to my normal dermalogica routine.
The only face-wash I will ever use.
Kristina from Plymouth, MN
This completely changed the texture of my skin and gives me a natural glow. I can't go without it now and recommend it to everyone.
Skin Resurfacing Cleanser
plumgirl from Irving, TX
The Skin Resurfacing works great to daily exfoliate skin without using abrasive ingredients. I was first exposed to it during a facial where the esthetician matched it to my skin type, and loved the way my skin looked and felt with it. Trial size lasted a couple of months and I already purchased the full size so that I don't run out!
One of the best cleansers
Robinrox from Dallas, TX
One of my favorite skin cleansers. A terrific face wash that seems to improve the texture of my face. Nothing drastic. Just a nice clean. Removes make up and oil well without stripping the skin dry. Smells nice without being too much. Just...fresh. Only wish it was less expensive. But a little goes a long way so a bottle will last you a long time.
Love this product
Bernie from Md
Use it in morning and it l eaves my face clean a soft
I am 56 and have used this product for years
Beth from Virginia
The first time I used this product I hated it. My skin peeled, I was a hot flake mess. I put it away and left it aside for months. My skin was looking dull and I knew I needed to exfoliate. I picked up the cleanser and committed to a full two weeks. I am so happy I did. McKnight turnover took about that long and after that I had no more irritation. I have Rosacea and I am super sensitive so after the initial two weeks I switched to three times a week.If you have Rosacea ask your Dr about this.
I use a lot of the Dermalogica products. Today I went to Ulta to restock and when I told the girl who helped me that I was pushing 60 her jaw dropped. These products are amazing
Super sensitive skin beware
E.Rod. from Hialeah
Apparently my skin is more than sensitive. I used this product and the first time was fine, but the 2nd time my skin became ridiculously dry and it seemed as my skin was peeling and super dry for over a week. I didn't appreciate it despite the moisturizers.
I would buy this product again
Lisamarie0313 from Liverpool ny
Love the scent. Very relaxing
I would repurchase this item and tell others about it!
Wilma from Spokane, WA
This product has been very useful to help control overactive oil glands on my forehead and below my eyes
Does the job!
Mjayee from San Carlos, az
I've been using this product forever, won't use anything else.
Smooth as a baby's face.
Lori-Shea from Evansville
I love this product. My sister told me never to be without it. My skin isn't perfect. I have adult acne. However this cleanser is by far one of the best product I found. It deep cleans without clogging your pores. It will help to remove the dreadful dark spots. It is a bit pricy, but you get a lot for what you spend. At my last facial my aesthetician told me my face was super smooth and clear. That was a first!