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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.

benefits

  • 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.

ingredients

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.

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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special cleansing gel
 
4.4

(based on 399 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (300)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (35)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (9)
  • Leaves clean feel (9)
  • Balances skin (4)
  • Moisturizing (4)
  • Not greasy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (5)
  • All skin types (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (4), Budget shopper (3)

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5.0

Very mild even for oily skin

By 

from Miami

Comments about special cleansing gel:

I am 26 and I have oily skin that likes to breakout often and recently i have noticed that it has become dry and has been overproducing the oil. My skin felt so tight and itchy. I have been using the Cleaner with Multi Active Toner and Active Moist for already a month and my skin feels great. It's very soft, radiant and hydrated (all of us with oily face knows how hard it is to achieve that), skin texture is improved and the breakouts are really at the minimum. Overall,very happy with the result.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Yes! Finally a great skin cleanser.

By 

from Grants Pass, Oregon

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about special cleansing gel:

    I love the way it cleans without having to us only one drop of product on the palm of my wet hands to clean my entire face and neck.

    • How old are you?:
    • 55-65
     
    1.0

    Not what i expected! Hate it

    By 

    from United kingdom

    Comments about special cleansing gel:

    Its not even worth a one star especially for the price. I purchased this and used it for one week, i have started to notice VERY dry skin around my neck, mouth and eye area. I have had to contact my doctor who has advised me to stop using this. Im more out of pocket then i started and would like to return this product and go back to my £2 high street products.

    • How old are you?:
    • 18-24
     
    5.0

    Very Gentle!

    By 

    from North Carolina

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Not Greasy

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about special cleansing gel:

        The best cleanser I've ever tried! It is very gentle and does not irritate my skin.

         
        5.0

        Great!

        By 

        from London

        Comments about special cleansing gel:

        I have had issues with my skin for years and after using this product for a very short time I have noticed a massive difference! Less oily and less blackheads/congestion. I Highly recommend and will continue to use this product.

        • How old are you?:
        • 25-34
         
        5.0

        So Gentle yet effective!

        By 

        from Highlands Ranch

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin

          Comments about special cleansing gel:

          This stuff is great! Smells great and is super gentle and does the job. My face feels amazing and clean every time! I use morning and night. At night in combination with the precleanse to get my makeup off. Very happy customer.

          • How old are you?:
          • 25-34
           
          5.0

          This is amazing

          By 

          from Long Beach

          Comments about special cleansing gel:

          This cleanser is light and only requires a little bit of the product. I can instantly feel the difference in my skin once I rinse the cleanser off. I never realize how much is actually on my skin at the end of the day until I wash my face & I can feel the difference.

          • How old are you?:
          • 25-34
           
          5.0

          Love it

          By 

          from Ashburn, virginia

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Combination Skin

            Comments about special cleansing gel:

            Love this cleanser. I use it every day. Great for my skin.

            • How old are you?:
            • 45-54
             
            5.0

            This cleanser has changed my life

            By 

            from Chicago, IL

            Comments about special cleansing gel:

            I have struggled with acne and oily skin my whole life. Before my wedding, I decided to start getting facials, and the spa I went to used dermalogica. The esthetician stated that I have dry-oily skin, and she recommended the special cleansing gel in combination with the daily microfoliant, multi-active toner, active moist, and total eye care. My skin has never felt better. It looks healthy, clear, and is so smooth. I no longer have to wipe the oil off from my face halfway through the day, and I have significantly fewer breakouts. People comment on how great my face looks all the time, even after I stopped doing the facials. I will never use a different product.

            • How old are you?:
            • 25-34
             
            4.0

            Cleared up my skin in days!

            By 

            from Chicago

            Comments about special cleansing gel:

            I have always struggled with adult acne breakouts coming and going. Most recently, my skin had terrible acne and redness and within 3 days of using this product and the skin smoothing cream my face was clear and redness was gone! One downfall was it dried my face out a bit but I just ordered new products to help with that. A must have!

            • How old are you?:
            • 25-34

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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,

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

              2 answers

              • A:

                I am fair and freckled and have red undertones in my skin. I found the scent of the ultra calming to be too strong. I think to try the cleansing gel and move on to something else if that does not work. Best wishes.

                Answered on 10/6/2016 by Jessica from Tennessee
              • A:

                Hello,

                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

              3 answers

              • A:

                The clearing wash I find too harsh for daily use. When I start a breakout I'll use it once and that will help. You have, from your description, combination skin. I got a sample size and rarely use it, so based on that I think sticking with the cleansing is a good idea.

                Answered on 10/6/2016 by Jessica from Tennessee
              • 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:

                Hello,

                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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