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dermal clay cleanser

dermal clay cleanser

purifying, invigorating cleanser

Deep-cleansing clay formula purifies oily skin. Water-soluble Kaolin and Green clays combine with purifying extracts of Sambucus, Ivy and Lemon to remove excess oils and refine the skin's texture.Learn More

Deep-cleansing, non-foaming clay cleanser purifies oily skin.Learn More

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dermal clay cleanser

Deep-cleansing clay formula purifies oily skin. Water-soluble Kaolin and Green clays combine with purifying extracts of Sambucus, Ivy and Lemon to remove excess oils and refine the skin's texture. Calming Cucumber and Sage soothe, while refreshing Menthol revitalizes even the most tired skin. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

benefits

  • Provides deep-cleansing for oily, congested skin.
  • Unique clay formula removes debris and absorbs excess oils.
  • Soothing Menthol has a cooling sensation on skin.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, apply to dampened face and throat, massaging with damp fingers in light, upward strokes. Concentrate on any areas of congestion and impurities. Rinse with warm water. Follow with Multi-Active Toner and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.

quick tip

In a pinch? This cleanser doubles as a refreshing face masque.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Kaolin, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Illite, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Root Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/ Root Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Trioleate, Menthol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.

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dermal clay cleanser
 
4.7

(based on 125 reviews)

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4.0

Clean feeling

By 

from los angeles

Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

leaves skin with a clean feeling

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Cleanser I've Used Hands Down

By 

from Boston, MA

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

My better half has tended to tell me multiple times that I buy too many skin care products. I am very thankful that I finally tried Dermalogica, because it appears to be the holy grail for my skincare regime. I use the precleanse followed by dermal clay cleanser and it makes my skin feel fresh as can be! I started to get small cystic like acne on my chin and jawline and this with the combination of my retinoid have helped me regain a clear and youthful complexion! Can't wait to try other products that I hear so many good things about!

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

OUTSTANDING!

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from Asheville, NC, USA

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

I have been using this cleanser for over 20 years. Initially, I was battling oily skin. Even tho I am now in my 50's, I still keep a bottle on hand to use occasionally when wanting a deeper cleansing like after working in the yard. I have never experienced any dryness from using this clay cleanser. It is a great cleanser yet still gentle on the skin. And, I LOVE the aromatherapy experienced while cleansing. Feels like I am in a spa.

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  • 55-65
 
5.0

I Love This Cleanser!!!

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from USA

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

I have oily skin and this cleanser is amazing! It has a tingly/cooling sensation when applied which I think feels incredible. What I love most about this product is after I use it - my face is clean, but not dry. A lot of other products I've used for oily skin strips out all of the moisture to combat my excess oil, but this leaves my face clean yet moisturized. I'll definitely be buying this product again.

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  • 25-34

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5.0

Another Amazing Dermalogica Cleanser

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from Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

Dermalogica makes the best cleansers I've ever used. This and the special cleansing gel are my favorites. Amazingly, for a cleanser that is purifying and made to remove excess oils, I don't find this drying at all for my normal skin.

I like to let this sit on my skin like a mask while I shower and I still don't find it drying. It has a minty feel, which is nice enough, though if memory serves is sometimes a bit strong for the eyes -- not a big deal though.

If you sometimes have buildup in your pores this does a great job of cleaning it up (better than the Special cleansing gel). I use this on its own or after the pre-cleanse.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

Best cleanser for oily skin

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from Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

I've been using this cleanser for over 5 years now. It works amazing for oily skin. It doesn't leave my skin tight or dry. It removes all makeup and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. You can also leave it on for a few minutes and it works as a quick masque.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

minty

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from Rockland County, NY, USA

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

I love that it cleanses but also leaves somewhat of a refreshing feel on the face. It smells nice but you just feel rejuvenated after using it.

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  • 25-34
 
4.0

Causing bumps on my forehead

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from Sydney NSW, Australia

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

I have been using this for a couple of days now with toner and moisturiser. I only use it once a day as i first started using the medi bac cleanser twice a day and it caused more oil and bumps on my forehead. I bought this as i do have oily/combo skin and i assumed it would be not as harsh as the medi bac cleanser. I am hoping that after a while my skin will calm down and the bumps will go away.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love this cleanser!

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from Troy, MI, USA

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

I typically use Essential Cleansing Solution daily but love to add Dermal Clay Cleanser a few times a week. I love how clean and cool this feels on my skin! Love it!

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  • 55-65
 
5.0

This is my go-to for daily cleansing

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from Dallas, TX, USA

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Comments about dermal clay cleanser:

My skin is dry/sensitive and after doing a 40 day detox, I found that my skin was incredibly oily and my breakouts were extreme. It seemed as if no part of my face went unscathed by acne. This product has been my go-to ever since. I find that it helps keep my skin balanced and I love that my skin feels fresh and clean after using it!

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  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    How many times should i use this for my skin type?: I have just ordered this with the multi toner and active moist moisturiser. I have combination skin, but more oily around the T zone. I used the medi bac cleanser but had to stop after two weeks as it made my skin more oily and had small lumps coming out on my forehead. Will the dermal cleanser be okay to use twice a day, or should i just use it once a day?
    Asked on 6/26/2016 by Leigh1 from Australia

    1 answer

    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Dermal Clay Cleanser is for extremely oily skin. If you are combination, you might prefer Special Cleansing Gel.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 6/27/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Will my anti-aging serum be absorbed if applied after using this?: I am 56 and have large pores that fill with sebum. I read clay is a good way to eliminate this problem. I use an anti-aging serum and moisturizer at night. After using this product my skin felt great but as if it had a slight feeling of having moisturizer on it already. Will my serum penetrate this or should I use this only as a mask?
    Asked on 3/3/2016 by DawDaw from Pittsburgh, PA USA

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    • A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your question. You can use this twice a day as your cleanser, if you are severely oily.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 3/4/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Does the extracts contain Linalool?
    Asked on 10/26/2015 by Maharaj from UK

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    • A:

      Dear Maharaj,

      Here is the full ingredient list for Dermal Clay Cleanser. There is no Linalool in this product.

      Water/Aqua/Eau, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Kaolin, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitan Oleate, Illite, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Root Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/ Root Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Trioleate, Menthol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 11/2/2015 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    can I alternate between dermal clay cleanser & clearing skin wash?: I am 28 yrs old. I am coming off using a different skin care regimen & wanted to try this line out. My skins completely different after my second child. I've never had this bad forehead and chin acne before. I was told to try either dermal clay cleanser or clearing skin wash. Can I alternate between both? If yes, then can I also alternate between the products in the medi bac line and oily skin line?
    Asked on 4/21/2014 by Dannii from Canada

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    • A:

      yes completely. If you're not as oil in the morning, use the Clearing Wash, and use the Dermal clay at night. If your acne is reacting well to those cleansers, just try a spot treatment or serum from the MediBac. If you still find yourself very oily, the go ahead and use the medi every other day. Best way to get advice is go to a dermalogica skin therapist in your area, she can zone in and check your skin out and tell you exactly what you need, and there will be no confusion. :)

      Answered on 11/30/2014 by CarlyJH from Cleveland, OH, USA
    • A:

      I alternate between all three. I also work in the ultra calming cleanser from time to time when needed.

      Answered on 4/4/2015 by BonB from Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    • A:

      I would recommend only using one initially. This will allow you to determine whether the product is effective. If you do not see results after some time, switch to the other product.

      Answered on 12/27/2014 by ldubs from Minnesota, USA
    • A:

      If you have active breakouts, it seems like maybe you should try the medibac cleanser first. I'd try one product at a time to narrow down which cleanser is working best for me. If the first cleanser isn't helping after a couple months, then I'd switch to the other to see if that one helps. I have oily skin that tends to breakout, so I do use some products from the oil line (cleanser) and others from the medi bac line (mask). It took a little experimenting to find what works best for me, good luck!

      Answered on 9/1/2014 by Lizzy8461 from United States
    • A:

      yes, I believe all of Dermalogica's products are designed to be used interchangeably. The Dermal Clay Cleanser is wonderful and will not be quite as intense as the Clearing Skin Wash. If you are experiencing breakouts all over then I would go with the Medibac Clearing Skin Wash; if it's only spot breakouts then I would do the Dermal Clay Cleanser with targeted treatment items on the forehead/chin area. The Dermal Clay Cleanser doubles as a mask as well!

      Also - just a thought, be careful with cosmetics, detergents (on pillow cases), hairspray, etc that might be leading to breakouts, although its probably hormonal since you mentioned the flareups were after childbirth. I'm 31 years old with occasional breakouts and frequent redness; I am normal to oily with large pores. I rotate between the Special Cleansing Gel and the Dermal Clay Cleanser.

      Answered on 5/26/2014 by HellOnHeels from Oklahoma, USA
    • A:

      Yes, you can alternate between dermal clay cleanser and clearing skin wash. If you are experiencing breakouts we recommend to use clearing skin wash. If you have oily skin and black heads we recommend using dermal clay cleanser. All of Dermalogica's products can be used with each other. We hope this information has been helpful. Please don't hesitate to contact us again.

      Answered on 4/28/2014 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
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