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 378 reviews)

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4.0

Good Cleanser

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from los angeles

Comments about special cleansing gel:

I used it for sensitive skin.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love this

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from California

Comments about special cleansing gel:

I love this cleanser! My face feels clean & fresh after using and not tight and dry like a lot of other stuff does. The smell is nice and light too.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Just a little needed!

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from NJ

Comments about special cleansing gel:

You need a drop of this cleanser and the bottle has lasted me 6 months so far! I love to use this after the Precleanse oil!

 
5.0

Gentle

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from NJ

Comments about special cleansing gel:

I find this cleanser to be perfect for after I work out-when I need to have a gentle cleanse quickly without drying.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I don't mess with anything else

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from Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Comments about special cleansing gel:

No fragrance, no drying, just a thorough clean that leaves you feeling cleansed and ready to apply your serum and moisturizer.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

cleanses without drying

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about special cleansing gel:

takes a very small amount and skin feels clean after using

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

My Essential Cleanser

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from Weston, CT 06883, USA

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Comments about special cleansing gel:

I purchased this after this was highly recommended to me by an Esthetician. I have been looking for a gentle cleanser that would not dry out my face and help with my occasional breakouts. I have been using the Special Cleansing Gel for about 6 months and I am extremely happy with this product. I have been trying different cleanser for almost two years before I fell in love with this. My face always feels amazingly clean and soft afterwards. It is great at removing makeup. My Esthetician was right - a little goes a long way. I got the 16.9oz and this will easily last the rest of the year.

Dermalogica products have changed my life! Since I started using this cleanser along with the charcoal masque, my skin has never been better! I can't get over, evenly toned, clear and smooth my skin has become since using these products. I have recommended this cleanser to family, friends.

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  • 25-34
 
4.0

gentle and great for daily cleansing

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Comments about special cleansing gel:

Gentle, but does clean my face very well. Not feeling dryness afterwards.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love it.

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from Virginia

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I love this cleanser. I had a facial at a salon and this was the cleanser the aesthetician recommended to me for my skin, but I tried the skin resurfacing cleanser first because it was reviewed better. It always burned my eyes even if I avoided them and left my skin a little too oily. The cleansing gel may be a LITTLE on the drying side, but I use the hydro booster in the dry areas when I moisturize and I'm golden. It cleans very well and I will be buying more.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

Returned after a long break...

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from Kitchener, ON, Canada

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Comments about special cleansing gel:

Because I was a fool. Tried to use other products because of budget. Wasted a whole lot of hard earned cash just to try and save on cheaper and crappier products.

Best face wash out there.

1. Don't need to use a ton, foams just enough

2. Washes gently and smoothly, no residue leftover

3. No feminine perfumes, boyfriend loves it (have to remind him to only use a little)

4. Doesn't dry out my skin

Just bought the large pump bottle, because it's that good. Never going with another face wash- pointless

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  • 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

    1 answer

    • 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

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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:

      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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