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Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

Dermalogica

Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

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A highly active lactic acid concentrate that retexturizes skin suffering from visible signs of aging by removing dulling surface debris and accelerating cell renewal. Antioxidant vitamin E conditions and enhances softness while fortifying the skin's natural moisture barrier, while soothing rose flower oil calms skin sensitivity. Daily use of this silky cleanser dramatically improves skin texture and properly prepares for maximum penetration of AGE Smart products. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

How it works:

  • Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates surface cells leaving a smoother, polished surface that is receptive to subsequent active ingredients. Also helps hydrate and brighten.
  • Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E) is an antioxidant that conditions and enhances skin softness while fortifying skin's natural moisture barrier.
  • Soothing rose flower oil calms skin sensitivity.


We recommend that first-time Dermalogica users visit an authorized skin treatment professional for a client consultation in an ULTA store.

Dermalogica Skin Treatments available at all ULTA locations. Click here for more information.

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.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lactic Acid, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Glycol Distearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rose Damascena Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil.

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DermalogicaSkin Resurfacing Cleanser
 
4.6

(based on 238 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Leaves clean feel (135)
  • Improves skin texture (129)
  • Gentle (101)
  • Not greasy (98)
  • Smells great (92)

Cons

  • Dries out skin (15)
  • Pricey / poor value (7)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (6)
  • Pricey (5)
  • Bad smell (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (127)
  • All skin types (61)
  • Combination skin (55)
  • Sensitive skin (38)
  • Oily skin (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (134), Budget shopper (75)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (40), 30 minutes (21)

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5.0

Absolutely

By Lil

from Grayslake il

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

    Like the ease of pump . Little goes a long way . My skin feels clean and not dry when done washing.

     
    5.0

    I can never run out of this product EVER!

    By EAwick

    from Centerville OH

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

      I have been using this daily for a little over a month & my face is so much more firm, brighter, less lines & my makeup seems to just apply so much more evenly. Even with out makeup there is something different with using this product. I just love it. Simply will not go without it. Thanks for this one Dermalogica! ❤

       
      5.0

      My fave!

      By Aim

      from OHIO

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Combination Skin
        • Oily Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

        One of my FAVE Dermalogica products. Great exfoliation from this creme cleanser which uses lactic acid. Incredible smoothness that is noticeable after the first use. One of the products i can't go without.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Game changer

        By Leeann

        from Massachusetts

        Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

        I love this cleanser. I use the PreCleanse (MY HOLY GRAIL) first, then apply this baby while my face is still wet - even though it's a creamy texture, it really works as an exfoliant. So don't over-scrub! It may leave your skin a little dry. My skin is soooo smooth and looks beautiful the next day. I struggle with red spots, hormonal acne and dryness - this bad boy has made its way into my daily skin routine!!! Recommend!

         
        4.0

        smooth

        By Amber 39

        from Big Sky MT

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

        • Dries Out Skin

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

        caused a little drying if used every day
        Acne prone skin handled it well
        Left skin feeling soft and fine lines are disappearing

         
        5.0

        Love

        By KiAnna

        from Havre Mt

        Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

        I first purchased the age smart kit to get a feel of thing but only used 3 items in it. Cleanser, mist, and mask. I flipping loved how easy and refreshing it was on my skin. Within two week I could tell how small my pores have gotten.! My overall appearance improved a ton. I end up returning the kit but did repurchase the bigger tube of this, the mask and the lip balm like stick. I have combination skin which is sensitive so this was a win for me!

         
        5.0

        My skin looks great!

        By Twinks12

        from New York

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

          I've been using it morning and night and notice a difference.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By Chrissy

          from Racine, WI

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

            This product makes my skin so smooth and helps to address unevenness and pores. It is great and helps me truly look younger.The Dermalogica line is one of my favorites because they leave out those ridiculous fragrances and unnecessary ingredients.

             
            5.0

            Love Dermalogica products

            By Bebe209

            from Modesto, CA

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

              Part of the daily routine, both a.m. and p.m.

               
              5.0

              Best cleanser I've used.

              By Kathy

              from California

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser:

                Great for daily use. I've tried others and always come back to Dermalogica.

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                • Q:

                  Can this be used with Retin A
                  Asked on 4/17/2018 by Ll from Irvine ca

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We do not recommend using Skin Resurfacing Cleanser with Retin A. Ultra Calming Cleanser is a good choice while on Retin A

                    Answered on 4/17/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Is this product safe during pregnancy?
                  Asked on 4/6/2018 by Amanda from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is OK to use while pregnant.

                    Answered on 4/10/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I currently use the Essential Cleansing Solution by Dermologica. I have dry skin, but my skin is also uneven. Would this be a better cleanser for me to use?
                  Asked on 1/30/2018 by Ari. B from Charlotte, NC

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    It would be best to alternate between the two cleansers. Start off using Skin Resurfacing Cleanser once every other day and build up your tolerance to the exfoliation. It can be drying if you use it too much for your skin. Essential Cleansing Solution and be used to keep your skin from being over exfoliated.

                    Answered on 1/30/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Does this product have to be used with the Precleanse? What will happen if I only use this wash, no Precleanse?
                  Asked on 1/17/2018 by Mel from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We always recommend using PreCleanse as your first cleanse. It is OK to use this cleanser alone however you will need an additional cleanser to remove. make up. We do not recommend using this cleanser on the eye area.

                    Answered on 1/22/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Is this safe to use with the MIA cleansing tool?
                  Asked on 7/26/2017 by SB from Michigan

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello There:

                    Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may use the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser with the MIA cleansing tool. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                    Best Regards,

                    The Dermalogica Team

                    Answered on 7/27/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I am 31 and would like to start using anti aging. I have been getting some hormonal acne from having a baby. Will this be good to start with, and with this help with the hormonal acne?
                  Asked on 7/20/2017 by Erin from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Erin:

                    Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes it will help your skin with. The Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a great start in the prevention of anti-aging. It is a dual action cleanser that resurfaces the skin with Lactic Acid leaving the skin smooth, brighter and hydrated.

                    You may also consider using the Breakout Control to treat and prevent the breakouts, it is gentle and effective for adult acne.
                    http://www.ulta.com/breakout-control?productId=xlsImpprod12101011

                    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                    Best Regards,

                    The Dermalogica Team

                    Answered on 7/21/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I just started using Dermatologica i am 59 yrs old with combo/oily skin an I've notice a bit of dark spots on my cheekbone. I start off with the pre cleanser, then every other night the resurfacing cleanser and the clay cleanser in between that. Use the antioxidant toner, the spf moisturizer for Day and the active moist for night. For my eyes I use the multi power for my puffiness and dry lines. Am I using the correct products? Please advise. Thank you
                  Asked on 5/21/2017 by Beauty queen from San Antonio, Tx

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Beauty Queen:

                    Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We recommend you have your skin faced mapped to confirm you are using the correct products if you are unsure about them, a trained Dermalogica skin care therapist can analyze your skin. For the dark spots you can use the C-12 Bright Serum in the AM, & PM underneath moisturizer, and use the Pure Night underneath C-12 Bright Serum just in the PM. Both these products address dark spots and uneven skin tone, helping to brighten your skin.

                    Best Regards,

                    The Dermalogica Team

                    Answered on 5/22/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  im 28 and i have dry area on my cheeks and black heads on my nose and forhead and dull skin i also breake out with white heads on my jaw line. will this help me ?. combonation skin mostly dry patches
                  Asked on 4/27/2017 by hellokotty from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. We recommend that you use this cleanser once every other day. Also, you will benefit from using Sebum Clearing Masque 2-3 times a week on areas with blackheads and Skin Smoothing Cream as your moisturizer.

                    Answered on 4/28/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Is this ok for 16 year old skin? I'm looking for a cleanser to deep clean and purify pores as well as prevent clogged ones. I figured because this is branded as a resurfacing cleanser it would help clear and prevent skin texture, is that the case?
                  Asked on 4/15/2017 by beautybuff

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    We recommend that you use breakout clearing foaming wash from our Clear Start line. These product are formulated for a teen skin and will not strip your delicate skin. There is also a Clear Star kit you can try!

                    Answered on 4/17/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  is this product good for adult acne and scars.
                  Asked on 3/20/2017 by mihka87 from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser can help to brighten and even out skin tone. This is a very active exfoliating cleanser. We recommend starting off by using it every other day for a week or so to allow your skin time to adjust to the lactic acid.

                    Answered on 3/24/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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