Rated 4.43 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 220 customers Ehh
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!
Broke me out, didn't remove makeup
Steph A from Maryland
I have rosacea and very dry skin, although this cleanser didn't irritate my skin, it also didn't do anything positive for it. It never took my makeup off, it broke me out multiple times and never helped ease my redness or dryness. I prefer my Pacifica Coconut Milk cleanser better as it does all the things this didn't do and it's 1/4th the price! Can't return it so I'm going to use it for shaving cream.
Holy Grail Product
Michelle from PA
Writing this for anyone with skin like mine. My main concerns are redness and sensitivity. My skin is dry and I suffer mild breakouts semi-regularly, mostly from reacting to products that don't suit me (sigh). This product is definitely worth a try. I've tried so many different cleansers and usually can't get through even half the bottle without calling it quits because of irritation. I was getting to a point where I was afraid to try anything. After trying the Ultracalming Cleanser, I'm ordering my 4th bottle. I love everything about it. It's very gentle and cleanses skin without leaving my skin feeling stripped or dry. The texture is very soothing and easily rubs on your face without irritating. Don't think I'll ever try anything else after this one!
I got this on accident
EricaRVA from N Chesterfield Va
I went to buy the Special Cleansing Gel. The Calming Cleanser was in the wrong box. I decided to try it and was disappointed. It doesn't spread over my face well, and I used a bit more. I didn't last as long either. The smell is great, but I've returned to my Special Cleansing Gel and I'm a lot happier. The Gel lasts longer because I really can use just a bit and it cleanses better. I love Dermalogica just not this.
I won't be buying this ever again.
Dawn from Maryland
So first off let me say I used this 2 times and it already made my face feel even dryer and caused me more acne. I will tell you I'm very unimpressed with Ulta in general. I think they just recommend the most expensive product in the store and just try to sell you that. That's what happened the past 2 times I've gone in there and the products just honestly suck. I should of known better than to give this store another chance there's just too many bad chemicals in the products. I have very sensitive and dry skin and from just a couple uses I can tell this cleanser is definitely not going to help me! I didn't even receive the "free gift" when I purchased this so no thank you! Sending this straight back to the store to get my money back. Thank you next 💁♀️
Great product for sensitive skin
Kat from RI
I use it daily and have issues with wicked dry skin and mild rosacea. It does well removing makeup for the most part and I've used it now for about a year. I love it.
This is the very best product for sensitive skin
Sally M from COLUMBUS
I use this product both morning & night
mmg from Chicago, IL
I have used Aveno for years with no acne, although typically greasy skin. I switched and now am breaking out like crazy. While it is calming and not irritating, it does not deep clean your skin at all. I use toner after showering on a cotton ball which use to come up clear, now my cotton ball is filled with excess make up that should have been cleaned off. Highly disappointed and doesn't do much of anything.