Rated 4.56 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review No More Ashamed Pores
Let me tell you about my love life. Over the past decade or so, I haven't found been able to find love anywhere within the cleansing department. The cleansers on the shelves at my nearest department store routinely broke my heart. Didn't live up to my expectations. Contained fragrances, colors, beads and more. None of them were my type. What can I say? I'm picky like that.
But don't get me wrong: there were times when I thought that things could work out. Cleanser after cleanser made promise after promise. One time, I thought for sure that I found a cleanser that could give me everything I needed, but it turns out that by the end of the day, my skin felt oily and my pores felt ashamed.
It wasn't until my lovely mother took it upon herself to find me the best of the best. Top of the line. You can call it an arranged marriage, if you want (I won't be offended). I'm proud to report that I did fall in love--I fell in love with Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel and no longer do I peruse department store shelves. This is it, friends. This is it.
This gel is so polite. Easy on my skin, you know? It also does not have bad odor. In fact, it's fragrance-free. We get along well; people have been complimenting me a lot lately! I express my happiness by simply saying that Special Cleansing Gel treats me well. That's my motto: "S.C. Gel treats me well!" I've even yelled it out of my bathroom window once.
Here's what I have to say to all of you frustrated, perfect-cleansing-product seekers: the good news is, you could fall in love with S.C. Gel, too. Whether your mother arranges it or you make the first move, this gel will be waiting for you.
Most Helpful Critical Review Sad about the change.
I have been using this cleanser for over 13 years. It's the one skincare product I have never had to consider changing - no matter what was going on with my complexion, Special Cleansing Gel worked. Until now. The change in my latest shipment was immediately noticeable - fragrance! Not a good sign for sensitive skin. Within three uses, my skin was red and irritated. After comparing the ingredient list to my kids' (older) container, there were indeed changes. I'm so disappointed! Dermalogica has lost a customer and I (and my entire family) must find a new cleanser.
Reviewed by 2516 customers Yes, I would buy again
No nickname from Urbandale, IA
I use this daily
anna from Las Vegas
Ive just started using this and I have yet to see optimal results but I am seeing improvement. The formula is amazing and feels so nice on irritated skin (after picking at it haha). It does sting a little at times but thats on broken skin. It leaves me a little bit dry but could also be the other products I use and the hot water I SHOULDNT be using. I look forward to using dermalogicas other products!
Invest in yourself
MeechyBird from East Haven, CT
The light cleansing leaves skin feeling clean, soft, and ready to drink your favorite moisturizer.
My Night Routine Holy Grail!
Mrs Blan from Virginia
I have oily skin and use this cleanser at night after the dermalogica oil cleanser. It doest strip your skins. I love it! Ive been using it for a year night and my esthetician approves!
Product= 5 stars Store=NEGATIVE 5 stars
SkinQueen from Marina Del Rey
This product is amazing! Makes my skin feels clean without feeling dry. Order online and save yourself the negative experience of shopping in store at this place.... in most ULTA locations customer service does NOT exist.
Yes I would buy again my 2nd time
Gigi from Florida
This product definitely work an all skin type and I would buy and recommended to a friend
Loving this product
Angie from Baytown
I bought this after my face began breaking out from wearing a face mask 6 days a week. I began using it a month ago and my face has cleared up completely.
Bre from California
I've been using this for years and won't stop. its exactly what I need in a cleanser. A little goes a long way! I have oily skin and this is not drying, and very gentle. I love that its clear and there's no nonsense. its just a good cleanser.
Lisa from Texas
Keeps my skin clean without over drying
Been using for a few years now
Just a Gal from Kentucky
Great all around cleanser highly recommend
I have been buying this cleanser for 3 years now
Jerseymom from New Jersey
Makes my skin soft and youthful. Helps with fine lines.
I have used this product for several years.
Jane from Ohio
This is a great cleanser.
I will use this product till my aesthetian advises otherwise
Andrea from Santa Rosa CA
Love this facial cleanser even more now that I have to wear a mask almost 9 hours a day. It calms my raging face down when I get home and again before bedtime and again in the morning.
Yes I will buy again
Debbie from Prescott valley Az
Good thorough wash
Best skin care ever!
Archie from Stone Mountain, GA
The best skin care ever!
Kadie from North Carolina, US
I got this face wash on the recommendation of multiple beauty YouTubers, specifically after my face broke out from constant mask use during the pandemic. This wash is clear, no dyes or overwhelming scents that would otherwise irritate my eczema prone sensitive skin. It isn't super drying, so I don't step out of the shower and feel like I need to bathe in lotion because my face is looking like that sheet of skin lady from Dr. Who "moisturize me!" 10/10
Best cleanser for my face
Aundreya from IN
I went into a nearest Ulta (which is 30 min away) and had talked to an employee specialized in skin. I cant think of what they're called, but anyways, I explained my skin problems and all the different products I have used in the past from including pro-active and how nothing was working, everything would burn my face and break me out even more.
I was recommended this due to the redness and sensitivity of my skin, I was iffy to spend lot of money just because of everything else I have tried. so I purchased the travel size, and it was definitely worth the money. It is so gentle on my face and leaves my face soft and not red or burning sensation. a little bit also goes a long way. I use this and I also use the Dermalogica Clear Start Breakout Booster (which also was recommended) and my face honestly has never looked so clear. Definitely my go to face cleanser now!
Sofia from Syracuse
It is a fantastic cleanser. It FEELS expensive on my face.
I love this cleanser
Nik from IE, CA
I use this to clean my face and a little goes a long way, lathers up nicely and my skin feels clean and refreshed.
I would try this product again and recommend it
Tresha from Gambrills, MD
use daily morning and night
Turned around adult acne
Laura C from Houston, TX
In my early 40's, I was struggling with adult acne and also had sensitive skin. My aesthetician recommended this, and it turned my world around. It helped the acne go away, and it helped my skin look better overall.
SO Bummed - broke me out!
Lauren the Beauty Researcher from Beverly Hills, CA
I research all of my products before I buy them. I'm talking watching multiple reviews, looking at the ingredients list, comparing it with products that have worked for me before.
This products expensive and totally broke me out. I'm so disappointed, one, for how much money I spent but also for the wake of destruction it left my skin in. I'm talking little bumps under the surface all over my face. So disappointed.
Grandma7 from Bolingbrook, IL
I love Dermalogica products. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed. And love their face cream. Healthy line with no over powering scent.
Perfect face wash for all skin types
Lyn from MA
Best face wash I've used! Goes on and rinses off very nicely. Doesn't over dry my skin. Very general and powerful
This is my go to face wash!
Erika from Lake forest CA
This product is great to use after the pre-cleanse as it is sensitive enough for my skin, but washes away excess makeup or buildup from the day. This product doesn't strip your skin so it's nice to use daily.