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gentle cream exfoliant

super-smoothing masque

Lactic and Hydroxy Acid exfoliating masque for dramatic skin smoothing. Non-abrasive exfoliation treatment helps stimulate cell renewal as natural fruit enzymes detach dead skin cells to improve skin texture.Learn More

Lactic and Hydroxy Acid exfoliating cream masque for dramatic skin smoothing.Learn More

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gentle cream exfoliant

Lactic and Hydroxy Acid exfoliating masque for dramatic skin smoothing. Non-abrasive exfoliation treatment helps stimulate cell renewal as natural fruit enzymes detach dead skin cells to improve skin texture. Aloe Vera helps calm and soothe. Not recommended for users of medically-prescribed exfoliation products.
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
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
vegan
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

  • Two-in-one masque and chemical exfoliation treatment.
  • Increases hydration and smoothness.
  • Alpha and beta hydroxy acids speed cell renewal.

how to use

Perform the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that begins with PreCleanse, followed by prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser. Apply a thin layer over cleansed skin, avoiding the lip and nostril area. Use care around the delicate eye area as well. Let activate for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse well. Use twice weekly.

quick tip

Use once a week, pairing with Daily Microfoliant® and Daily Resurfacer on remaining days for smoother, brighter skin.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Diatomaceous Earth, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Papain, Bromelain, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Cetearyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Lactic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Polysorbate 80, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, 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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gentle cream exfoliant
 
4.4

(based on 82 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Gentle (4)
  • Not messy (4)
  • Acts quickly (3)
  • Effective (3)

Cons

  • Causes side effects (3)

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1.0

Skin Breakout

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from Sydney

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

I have been using Special Cleansing Gel, Super Microfoliant and Intensive Moisture Balance every day for several years and Skin Hydrating Booster during the drier seasons. My skin has always reacted well and I have never had blemishes. I had my face mapped 3 weeks ago and was told I had 'dehydrated' skin and was recommended I added Gentle Cream Exfoliant to my routine twice per week. Since starting this product my skin has broken out in blemishes all over my face, they start off small and flare up. I am also getting blind pimples which seem impossible to get rid of. I am really disappointed as I never have problem skin but it seems this product is causing many problems. Should I stop using this product all together? What can I do to help my skin in its current unpleasant and spotty condition?

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I am hard to impress but I really like this product

By 

from Tulsa OK

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

As someone who is now in esthetician school, as you can imagine I have tried a lot of products. This one however did an awesome job on my skin. Usually it takes longer to see results but I definitely see improvement just since the month I have been using it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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5.0

Cleared up my perioral dermatitis

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from NJ

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

I absolutely love this product! I purchased it after trying it out as part of a kit I bought. From the first time I used it, I knew it was like nothing else I've ever used. My skin look glowing, clear and soft. I looked like I just had a professional facial. What I didn't expect, was that it would completely clear up my perioral dermatitis! I've had it literally for a year and a half from stress. My dermatologist had me on antibiotics and creams and nothing worked. It's been terribly frustrating. This cream exfoliant began to clear up my stubborn dermatitis after the first use. I use it three times a week now and it's 99.9% gone. I hope this helps anyone else with perioral dermatitis.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

worth buying

By 

from south plainfield NJ

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

I used it in a wet face after cleansing twice a week and left for 10 minutes after that my skin feel good soft and clean.It really works clearing the dead skin and dirt.Its on of the most have item in my skin care routine.

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  • 18-24
 
4.0

Great for sensitive skin

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from Charlotte, NC

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

I like how this helps smooth my skin and helps control my oily skin without over drying my skin like most drugstore products do. I'm kind of weird, I don't experience the tingly feeling it says I wish I did lol makes me feel like it's working more but I know it's working despite not having the tingly feeling.

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  • 18-24
 
5.0

Gentle yet powerful

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from Portland

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

This is a gamechanger for me. I've always exfoliated with harsh products thinking I had to really scrub to get my acne prone skin really clean. Now I know that you can use enzymes to exfoliate that are not abrasive, hence the gentle part of the label. But you really should be sure to use a sample before buying this because it is really potent stuff. When I put the product on, it feels tingly at first, which are the enzymes doing their work. It's powerful and I can see why others who have more sensitive skin might find this product aggravating their skin. Test it out first, and hopefully you'll have the same experience as me, which was fabulously exfoliated skin! I also like mixing it with sebum clearing mask or the clay cleanser for a multitasking mask effect.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love this product

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from WV

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Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

I have sensitive, oily skin. This product does wonders for controlling oil and reducing my pore size. I use as instructed on the bottle. Worth every penny.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Works like a charm!

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from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

I can't stop raving about this exfoliant! I had a ton of acne, but now by using this twice a week, my acne and breaking out has now been controlled and is diminishing!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

The search is over!

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from Brisbane, Australia

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

This product has dual action: exfoliant and masque. And best part is contains the most active yet gentle exfoliant to refined and retexturized skin in max 15 minutes! So practical and time saver, perfect for "mini-facial" or when your skin need "instant" TLC.
Thank you Dermalogica

 
5.0

I would definitely buy again.

By 

from NSW AU

Comments about gentle cream exfoliant:

Easy to use. Immediate result. Tingle is not uncomfortable. Very pleased with my smooth and glowing skin.

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  • Q:

    is gentle cream exfoliant safe to use once accutane treatment is over.
    Asked on 4/3/2018 by Gina from Chino Hills, CA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please seek advice from the doctor who prescribed the accutane.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/6/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can I use this product if I am breastfeeding? Thank you!
    Asked on 3/21/2018 by Ashley from IN

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Ashley,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use this if you are pregnant or nursing.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 3/23/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I already use the sebum clearing mask 3 times a week. Is it ok to use this product too or will that over exfoliate the skin? If so, how many times a week would you recommend using it?
    Asked on 3/13/2018 by Lou from London

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      A:

      Hello Lou,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can alternate the products. Or you can start using Sebum Clearing Masque twice a week and Gentle Cream Exfoliant once a week.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 3/30/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, just wondering if this product can be followed with another masque such as the Skin Hydrating Masque? Is this product more considered an exfoliant or a masque?
    Asked on 3/5/2018 by Rebecca from Ontario, Canada

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      A:

      Hello Rebecca,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes you can exfoliate with Gentle Cream Exfoliant and follow with Skin Hydrating Masque.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 3/13/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can I use gentle cream exfoliant while pregnant? Thanks!
    Asked on 2/18/2018 by Rebecca from WA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Rebecca,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use Gentle Cream Exfoliant while pregnant. You can use Skin Prep Scrub.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 2/20/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, I'm 37 with combination skin and concerned about dullness and fine lines. I used this with the normal/dry kit and loved it. I want to buy full sized products next, but I don't know if I should get this or the Daily Superfoliant or the Daily Microfoliant. I know they could be used together, but I can only afford to buy one exfoliating product. Which one would you suggest if I had to pick just one and why? Thank you!
    Asked on 2/6/2018 by Jaime from undisclosed

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Jaime,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Daily Microfoliant is gentle, for all skin types, and brightens the skin while preventing breakouts. It has Phytic Acid and Salicylic Acid.

      Daily Superfoliant is for normal to aging skin. It detoxes the pores with charcoal, 3 type of enzymes and Lactic Acid and Malic acid. It is an anti-pollution treatment product.

      Both are powder formulas that can be used every day. However, they are chemically very different.

      Please use one or the other. We do not recommend using both together.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 2/7/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hello,

    I have a question about this product. I have extremely oily skin. I was told to use an exfoliant as described below.

    "Choose products that contain glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid or salicylic acid -- all alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs loosen up the dead skin cells on your skin, helping them to turn over more quickly. And an added benefit of AHAs for oily faces: They also help to reduce the amount of oil on the skin."

    Will this product above help? Or is there any other exfoliant products you'd recommend??

    Thank you so much.
    Asked on 12/29/2017 by Jam from Richmond

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      A:

      Hello Jam,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product is ideal for inflamed acne that sensitive to the touch. It also helps to exfoliate skin that is prone to congestion. Gentle Cream Exfoliant contains Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes and Sulfur to exfoliate the skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/5/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Should I apply this to my face after I clean and dry my skin as a mask or wet my face and rub it in?
    Asked on 10/29/2017 by Julia from North Carolina

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      A:

      Hello Julia,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can cleanse your face and pat dry. Then apply this masque and let it dry. Then, rinse it off with water. Follow with toner and moisturizer.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/30/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I have freckles which I really love, is it possible that this product will remove them?
    Asked on 6/21/2017 by Azhniuk from San Francisco, CA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product is ideal for inflamed or cystic acne, as it is a chemical exfoliant without a scrub. It will not remove freckles.

      Answered on 6/21/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can I use this daily? I have been for a few weeks and want to make sure long term it wont make matters or my acne worse, so far it hasn't been!
    Asked on 4/24/2017 by Sabrina

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      A:

      Hello Sabrina,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Gentle Cream Exfoliant can be used 1-3 times per week for ten minutes.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/24/2017 by Anonymous
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