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 2724 customers 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.
I have used this product for more than 20 years
Susan from Macon GA
Keep a bottle in the shower and one by the sink. I use it in the morning and nighttime before moisturizer
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.
Is this dish soap?
Ashley G. from Fresno CA
I am disappointed beyond belief about this face wash. I bought this on their official website a while ago and I got to using it the last three days and all I can say is wow. I feel like I am washing my face with dish soap. It does a terrible job washing off makeup. It took three tries to take off my mascara. Don't waste your money. Just get yourself Dawn if you decide to use this.
FairBear from Long Beach
Based on my skincare needs I was recommended this product by a well known Beverly Hills Dermatologist basic cleanser but soap free so no dryness use a drop and some water and work into a lather with fingertips. At first I was using to much and noticed I had some residue.
The Best Cleanser E V E R!
Samara from Massachusetts
I'm a makeup artist and to me having clear skin is super important when doing other peoples makeup. I have been using this stuff for years and it works amazing. Takes all my makeup off and leaves my skin refreshed. I have nothing bad to say about this. I don't think I'll ever stop buying this.
Recommend for people with sensitive combo skin!
Sheila from Fort Riley Kansas
I get the best results at night. I wash my face in the shower, pat dry when I get out, and moisturize after. My skin is always soft when I wake up, hardly have any blemishes, or acne.
Cute Carol from Davis
I have been using this product for many years. It makes my skin feel clean without drying it out. It seems expensive, however a little goes a long way. The largest bottle will last me about a year.
My usual using it since years it's perfect for combination s
Saher from Tx
Use it twice a day and follow with ur moisturizer or night care treatment
Best face wash for my sensitive acne prone skin
Sensitive skin chick 101 from Oklahoma City, OK
The only consistent thing now about my skin care has been this face wash. I have used so many in the last few years but I keep coming back to this one. For my sensitive acne prone skin, this is the best face wash I have found to keep my acne at bay. Only downside is how expensive it is but you can use samples from the Dermalogica skin bar or they give it out in sample sizes as free gifts a lot. 10/10 would recommend
My go to facial cleanser
Andi from North Carolina
This has been my go to facial cleanser for years. I can use it year round with no issues and few breakouts.
Fushimi from Las vegas NV
Hands down dermalogica! I am prone to acne and have sensitive skin but this one is exceptional.. love it!
Still trying to decide...
WestSideMama from Grand Rapids, MI
Have only used this for 2 weeks so far... I love how clean my face feels after washing with it, but my face went from dry (before using this) to a little bit oily/greasy instantly. I'm not sure if it's the cleanser or the cleanser mixed with the Dermologica Smoothing Cream I'm using for a moisturizer at night. I'll take it over being super dry though...
I am disappointed!
M from Los Angeles,CA
Caused me to break out extremely bad. I would not buy again..
Idontknow from West Virginia
I bought this cleanser hoping to use something that was supposed to be good for my skin. I usually don't spend this much on face washes but decided to splurge. I kept breaking out at first but kept using because I thought my skin was purging. This has made my skin so sensitive. I can't use anything without my face turning red and irritated now. I had fairly sensitive skin before but this has made it so much worse. It smells like laundry detergent. It might be good for some people's skin but for mine it was awful!
reagan from north carolina, usa
DO NOT BUY I REPEAT. This product has essential oils, and perfume which is very harsh to the skin and could cause breakouts!
I have used this face wash for years!
Noni from Laguna Woods, California
Wash my face.
love this clenser
huntie23 from michigan
i have been using this product for over a month on my combo skin. it leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated while helping with my problem areas.