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essential cleansing solution

creamy, nourishing cleanser

Rich, creamy cleanser conditions dry skin. Non-foaming formula gently lifts impurities while replenishing dry skin and maintaining moisture levels.Learn More

Rich, creamy, non-foaming cleanser conditions dry skin.Learn More

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essential cleansing solution

Rich, creamy cleanser conditions dry skin. Non-foaming formula gently lifts impurities while replenishing dry skin and maintaining moisture levels. Moisturizing Safflower Oil softens and conditions while invigorating extracts of Rosemary and Lemon refresh tired skin. Water-soluble, this soothing emulsion rinses off easily, leaving the skin clean, soft and supple.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
gluten-free
This product is vegetarian, but may contain milk, honey or other animal byproducts.
vegetarian
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
paraben-free
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

benefits

  • Replenishes skin and maintains moisture levels.
  • Helps nourish and condition.
  • Rinses off easily.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, apply to dampened face and throat, massaging with light, upward strokes. Concentrate on any areas of excessive dryness and impurities. Rinse with warm water. Follow with Multi-Active Toner or Antioxidant Hydramist and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.

quick tip

Never use hot water when cleansing: this strips the skin of the natural oils critical to maintainin hydration levels.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, PEG-8, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvensa Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Ricinoleth-40, Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceresin, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer.

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.

Excellent!

5

This is a great cleanser. Smooth and creamy. Cleans very well.

Connecticut

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Awesome product.

5

I love dermalogica. All of their products are phenomenal! This cleanser is gentle and effective.

Wisconsin

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Been using long time.

5

Don't care the price. Feels great and skin smooth from long term use. One large bottal last couple months. Worth.

Sacramento

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One of the best products I have ever used.

5

Thank you for making a product for sensitive people like me.

New Jersey

i would buy this again

4

I am a fan of dermalogica products in general. I use 2, sometimes 3 cleansers on a rotational basis. this one is gentle and often I will use it when I shower in the morning after my morning work out.

california

Awesome product!

5

Use it everyday and keeps skin clear.

Chicago

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Gentle and works!

5

My skin feels and looks clean after using the cleanser. No tight, ashen skin either. Love it!

Sacramento

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Nothing bad to say...

5

Hands down a great cleanser!

California

Not as thorough as cleansing gel

2

I went to this from the cleansing gel as it dried my skin. The only problem is with this cleansing solution, it doesn't remove mascara easily thus giving me panda eyes after my shower. The original cleansing gel I used previously would remove all traces of mascara so it's a bit of a step down. Good if you have dry skin but not good if you have mascara on!

Falmouth

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My favorite cleanser of all time!

5

I love love love this cleanser! It is smooth, nourishing, and non-foaming. I noticed a change in my skin almost immediately. Within a few days I saw smoother, hydrated skin, and all around improved complexion. I will NEVER go back to store-bought cleansers.

Columbia, MO

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I've been using the UltraCalming cleanser daily with tepid water and it's making my skin tight and dry. Would this be a better cleanser to use?

Katie

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may prefer Essential Cleansing Solution. Kind Regards, Bernadette

What are the key ingredient in this product?

Litia

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Moisturizing Safflower Oil softens and conditions while invigorating extracts of Rosemary and Lemon refresh tired skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can I use this cleanser with the overnight retinol repair?

Danielle

Hello Danielle, Yes this cleanser is OK to use since it does not have exfoliants. Kind Regards, Bernadette

How much of this product should you use each time? Like a pea sized amount, or more?

Shelby

Hello Shelby, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use the size of a pea to dime with water. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can you use this product in the eye area?

Robin

Dear Robin, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Essential Cleansing Solution is safe to use over the eyes. Kind Regards, Robin

I have been purchasing the 16.9 fl. oz. in the past. Do you not carry that size since I would prefer it? Thank you

Sandi

Hi Sandi, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We do carry that size. Please adjust sizes on the product page on the icon that says size. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I generally use the ultracalming cleanser and I Mistakingly ordred the essential cleansing solution. how much will this effect my skin. I love the ultracalming. Just wondering

kim

Hi Kim, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Essential Cleansing Solution is creamy and nourishes the skin. I know people who are dry and sensitive like to switch off between the two. I think you'll like it. For whatever reason if you do not, you can return it within 30 days as part of our satisfaction garauntee. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi, My skin is extremely dry, sometimes even have small fine flakes on cheekbone after a day outside, even though I use moistures. But I also have acnes break out now and then on my forehead. So I'm not sure if I should use this essential cleansing solution or the special cleansing gel. I want it to help with the dry situation, but I also want the acnes gone... Do you have any good suggestions? Thank you very much!

Zona

Hi Zona, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please try Special Cleansing Gel as a non drying cleanser. Essential Cleansing Solution is oil rich and not ideal for acne skin. Be sure to follow with a hydrating moisturizer like Active Moist. Kind Regards, Bernadette

If this product doesn't work well with my skin, can I get a full refund?

Fiona

Dear Fiona, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can return items within 30 days. For returns, you may call customer service at 800.345.2761 option 4. Kind Regards, The Dermalogica Team

Bernadette

I have break out prone skin, a bit oily but also flakey and dry so I'm not sure what product to use. I'm using the clearing skin wash, daily microfoliant, mult active toner and active moist. I'm considering using the essential cleansing lotion to help balance my combination skin.

Shay

Dear Shay, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It sounds like you are dehydrated. Essential Cleansing Solution is oil rich and will do nothing for dehydrated skin and might make you break out more. Instead, try Special Cleansing Gel. It will deep clean without over drying. use the size of a pea with lots of water. You can also mix Skin Hydrating Booster into Active Moist. Skin Hydrating Booster is a hydrating, oil-free serum. Kind Regards, The Dermalogica team

Bernadette

 
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