Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Perfect for sensitive skin!
I use this in the shower to wash my face every day. Have been using for several years and have noticed a BIG difference in my skin. No more irritation or redness! There is a calming effect with this product and I highly recommend it for anyone who has Roseacea (sp?) like I do. All the sensitive skin Dermalogica products work wonders for this type of condition as I am living proof. I wouldn't use any other brand! Don't let the price of this scare you away because a little goes a looooong way. A large bottle lasts me about about 5-6 months. It is well worth the price!
Most Helpful Critical Review A couple of weeks after first review - opinion has changed
This seemed like it was working great - Fast forward 1.5 weeks and my skin was SOO DRY!!! I couldn't apply enough moisturizer or oil to make any difference. My face was painful, irritated, and makeup looked horrible.
Having dry skin, I'd always used a cream-based cleanser; however, was recommended the sensitive cleanser - as I also have sensitive skin.
I jumped on the Dermalogica website for options. Although Ulta does not carry in store or online, Dermalogica does carry a cream-based cleanser for those of us with really dry skin. I literally could't wait (so so dry!), so was so very happy to find a local salon that carried the product I wanted: Essential Cleansing Solution by Dermalogica. Awesome product! Thankfully things turned around rather quickly.
If you have very dry skin - I'd definitely recommend the Essential Cleansing Solution. I wish Ulta would carry this, at least online!
Reviewed by 227 customers A must have
Alexia from Pittsfield, Massachusetts
I've used this product for 3 days and i can see and feel a huge difference already!
I have oily skin. Acne/ blackheads and hormonal acne (trans woman, transitioning for almost 5 years now)
I still grow facial hair (not a lot, thanks to laser hair removal) so i still have to shave parts of my face. Which usually irritates my skin.
This cleanser calms my skin and takes the redness away.
I pair this with my favorite moisturizer, the calm water gel!
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SKINANALYSIS from Texas
So I was browsing around trying to see what to buy and I decided to try the skin analysis. I'm so glad I did my face feels so much better I could tell a difference right away thank you Ulta !
I have used this for years! Love it!
Bzm-21 from Coventry, CT
Very soothing and calms redness and irritation.
Just B from Dallas, Texas
I use this product in the shower, which makes it easy to use on all irritated areas. After my skin has been rinsed with a few droplets of water, I use a moderate amount on my face. I rub the product in an upward motion, and rinse. My skin feels absolutely clean and refreshed, with a lasting calming sensation. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone that may need skin irritation relief.
Good product, but could be improved
KB from MI
I use this product as a daily face wash. I tend to have sensitive, red facial skin so it is a perfect cleanser for that. However, it does not cut through the oiliness on my forehead. I use the Dermalogica Daily Micro Exfoliant and sometimes mix the two, but I wish there were one product like that.
Cassie from iowa
great product, nice jelly feeling and the smaller bottle lasts a long time
Life saving cleanser
Lab Rat from DE
In January 2020 my acne was the worst it had ever been, my skin was super dry and itchy and nothing helped. i work in a laboratory so my skin is exposed to dry air all day. Then my esthetician recommended this product and It has really saved my skin. I dont want to brag, but my skin is basically perfect now. A lot of cleansers make my skin feel really tight afterward but this cleanser is so soothing. It doesnt foam or lather, but I find gently smoothing it over damp skin for 60 seconds still makes my face feel clean. I've read other reviews where people have said it doesnt cleanse well enough for them but if you have super dry and VERY sensitive skin like mine it is perfect. That being said, it doesnt do a good job taking off makeup or heavy mineral sunscreen I have found, so if you buy this I would recommend oil cleansing off makeup before using it (I legit used olive oil then wiped it off with a washcloth and it worked great). Ive bought the 16 oz size before and it lasted me 4.5 months. I think the beauty industry made me feel like I had to use a lot of intense products on my face to have nice skin in a short period of time, but now I just use this, a heavy moisturizer, and spf and I'm living the dream.
zeekay from VA
I have very sensitive eczema prone skin and was using the cetaphil gentle cleanser before this. I changed because I heard this cleanser was also gentle and helps repair skin. I have been using it for over a year now as my am + pm cleanser and I have to say it's nothing special. For this price, I expected more and am switching back to my old cleanser. The lavender scent/oil in this is a bit irritating for my skin and I don't think it helped repair my skin at all.
Does not help sensitive skin
Lauren from Phoenix
This product claims to be calming but did nothing to reduce redness/sensitivity in my skin and may have played a part making the sensitivity more severe. Product has a strong scent (even thought there is no artificial/natural fragrance in the ingredient list) and my skin regularly felt tight/dry after weeks of continued use. If you do not have sensitive skin this will get the job done, but if you have tight/dry/red/eczema-prone skin stay FAR away
Love this cleansee
D from Seattle
Very gentle cleansing - helped me get rosacea under control.
Nancy from Tyler TX
I'm mid 60s and need very gentle yet thorough cleanser.
Has done nothing for my skin.
Not impressed, does nothing for my skin from Littleton CO
Might as well be washing my face with a bar of soap. Not impressed and it did not meet the claims it expressed in the product description. Also doesn't foam up, feels like you're putting lotion on.
Works like magic on sensitive skin like mine!
Angie from Orlando,FL
I wash my face with Dermalogica hydro masque exfoliant. Then I use Ultra calming cleanser to moisturize the skin and remove it gently with a washcloth.
Not for sensitive skin/rosacea
jazmín from Burlington
I bought this 3 weeks ago but unfortunately due to my skin being extremely sensitive this is not the best cleanser for me. I suffer from rosacea and this just made my skin super itchy and even more red, dry and bumpy.
Ao from St Joseph mo
I will never use anything else
Shannon M from Bozeman Montana
I absolutely love this stuff! Everything from their line is top of line products. My skin looks and feels beautiful. I will NEVER use anything else.
I would buy this product again and again.
Jann from California
This entire line of calming skin care products is amazing and it truly works and does what it says. I noticed a big difference from the first use. The redness is greatly reduced and the bumps caused by my rosacea, which I have been battling for many years, are gone. I highly recommend this line of skin care products. It's a bit pricey for me on a low-income budget but so worth it and you only need a small amount of the serum and barrier repair so it is well worth the extra expense.
for sensitive skin - this is the BEST !
danizone from Murrells Inlet , SC
I have been using this cleanser am and pm for YEARS. It has NO perfumes or fragrance - other than natural. It is smooth and not too sudsy. This will leave your skin clean and NOT irritated in any way.
Nessa from California
About a year ago I had a lot of acne on my forehead, and very oily/ dry skin. I got recommended this product, and I fell in love with it! I really saw a difference in my skin:)
Love this for sensitive skin!
Mae from VA
The salon I worked at used dermalogica, and I love this face wash! If you have any kind of redness, you'll notice a difference immediately after washing, and it seemed to helped my skin improve altogether over time! It is pricey, but if you can splurge, it's so worth it! The big bottle easily lasts me 6 months.
Kpup from Texas
This is my second purchase of this cleanser. My skin has finally calmed down and most of the redness has gone away. It is a bit on the expensive side, but very little is needed so a little goes a long way. For me, it is well worth the money spent. I've tried so many cleansers that just irritated my skin.
Great for sensitive skin
seattledogmom from Seattle, WA
I use it daily for facial cleansing.
I love this product, especially during these trying times.
Teacher from Downers Grove, IL
I use this product daily to wash my face, morning & night. It has helped my skin and has calming affect. I only bought 1 bottle, as a trial. I wish I had more. I will definetly be ordering more.
Karen from Ventura CA
All good. Comments above already answered this question.
Best cleanser for sensitive skin
MNH from Irvine,Ca
My skin was very reactive and even the regular Dermalogica Special cleansing gel was too strong for my skin. This ultra calming cleanser was the right answer!