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special cleansing gel

special cleansing gel

gentle foaming cleanser

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance.Learn More

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions.Learn More

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special cleansing gel

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and debris. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.


  • Washes away impurities without stripping or drying.
  • Calming agents help soothe and purify skin.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, gently lather a small amount of gel in moistened hands and apply to dampened face and throat. Rinse with warm water. Follow with Multi-Active Toner and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.

quick tip

Use with Exfoliating Face Brush for a dual-action exfoliating cleanse.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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Best cleanser on the market


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My go-to cleanser for years. Gentle, must have for daily use.

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  • Q:

    Will this cleanser help fade facial redness?: Hi everyone,

    I consulated a consultant at a dermalogica clinic and based on her advice on my skin, I ended up buying the "normal skin kit". This kit contained the special cleansing gel, daily microfoliant and the skin smoothing cream. However, I'm not sure whether I should have gotten the ultra calming kit instead? I have some facial redness and am looking for a cleanser that will clean my skin but also help with my redness over time. Which one will help me achieve this, the special cleansing gel or the ultra calming cleaner? I also from time to time have some dry patches.

    Thank you

    Kind regards,

    Asked on 8/26/2016 by amandalovexo from Melbourne VIC, Australia

    1 answer

    • A:


      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If you are red and sensitive, you may prefer the Ultra Calming Cleanser and the Ultra Calming Mist over the Special Cleansing Gel and Multi Active Toner. You can continue to use Skin Smoothing Cream as it is excellent for dry skin.

      Kind Regards,

      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 8/30/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Which would work best for me? Cleansing or clearing facial wash?: I want a new product to use for washing my face as im sick of my breakouts. They seem sometimes odd whiteheads, and then monthly huge breakouts. obviously my face is red on the affected areas, also my nose and chin are always oily. my face isnt dry as such. But im worried if i get the clearing gel it will take to much out my skin. which should i buy? Does the cleansing one actually work against spots?
    Asked on 6/30/2016 by Chloejowoolio from Hull

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    • A:

      I've been using the cleansing gel for years and never experienced any issues with drying out or ineffective cleaning. After doing a similar comparison between cleansing and clearing facial washes, I found the cleansing gel far superior and have not considered switching once.

      Answered on 7/26/2016 by mikem from colorado
    • A:


      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. Cleansing Daily can prevent future breakouts.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 6/30/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
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