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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.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • 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.


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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Skin health maintenance is as important to your daily care regimen as brushing your teeth! Start with Dermalogica’s skin health essentials, designed to deliver your best skin daily.

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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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I can tell when I skip weeks without using it. Definitely cleans out my pores and impurities. I've been using this for years and I stand by it. It does tingle a little the first couple of minutes after putting it on but it's worth it! I use this twice a week.



The only product I've had a bad reaction too.


I always use dermalogica products however this one is not for me. It caused my skin to come out all red and blotchy and made my eyes swell even though I didn't put product near them. Now the redness has come down but my skin literally feels like sandpaper, not smooth in the slightest. I would not use this product again, luckily it was just a sample.



LOVE this product


My husband brought me a sensitive skin trial kit for Christmas and THIS product is what drew me to Dermalogica. They initially failed to ship this with an order I placed in January, but Customer service was quick to fix the problem.



Silky, clean, healthy skin!


I'm maniac of clean skin:) I bought this mask and I felt in love with it! I feel The effect after using this mask for few days! I have never before touch my face so often to feel silky beauty! I have combination skin. But now it looks better and better with dermalogica!



This product aggravates my skin


I was recommended this product following a pro-30 skin treatment and I bought the product there and then. I have used this product once a week for the past 3 weeks and every time I apply it to my chin area my chin turns extremely red and just looks and feels very unhappy. I'm also breaking out a lot, however I'm not sure if this is related. This product is definitely not working for me, which is a shame because I only bought it because it was personally recommended to me following a treatment.



Top in home treatment


I am international model. This product keeps my skin young and perfect !



Love! It really works!


I saw a recommendation from Lisa Eldridge, a famous British make up artist who struggles with adult acne. I have had bumps on my forehead since being pregnant and now nursing which I can't seem to rid of. I figured I would give this product a try and to my surprise it really works! I love this so much I bought an extra one for myself and a family member.



Great exfoliant


I use it twice a week after cleaning my face and before my night cream

Houston, TX


Love it


Best exfoliant I've ever used!



Skin Breakout


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?




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Would this exfoliating mask be suitable for sensitive acne rosacea type skin?

Rhonda bay

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It would not. Try Daily Microfoliant instead. Daily Microfoliant is our most gentle exfoliant. Kind Regards, Bernadette




Is this product anti-allergic?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It depends on what you are specifically allergic to. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hello Dermalogica team, I have White heads on my cheeks (not so much black heads). I used to like this products but just read an article about salicylic acid cleaning pores abilities from deep down. My question now concerning my white heads, the gentle cream exfoliant vs the sebum clearing mask; which one tackles my white heads more sufficient? Thank you


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Gentle Cream Exfoliant is more exfoliating and will therefore better target bumps under the skin. Sebum Clearing Mask is ideal for oily skin with active acne and open blackheads. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is it normal for your face to turn red after your first use of this product in conjunction with the normal/dry kit products?4


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This exfoliant is called gentle because it does not have an abrasive scrub. However, it has Lacid Acid, Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, Papaya and Pineapple Enzymes. It may be too much for you. You may prefer our most gentle exfoliant, Daily Micrfoliant. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I was wondering is this compatible with hair removal. Such as waxing or bleqching?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This exfoliant does not remove hair. Kind Regards, Bernadette

is gentle cream exfoliant safe to use once accutane treatment is over.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please seek advice from the doctor who prescribed the accutane. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can I use this product if I am breastfeeding? Thank you!


Hello Ashley, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use this if you are pregnant or nursing. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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?


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

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?


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

Can I use gentle cream exfoliant while pregnant? Thanks!


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

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