I use it twice a week after cleaning my face and before my night cream
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
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.
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)
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I use it twice a week after cleaning my face and before my night cream
Best exfoliant I've ever used!
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?
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.
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.
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.
south plainfield new jersey
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.
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.
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.
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!
Los Angeles, CA
Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This exfoliant does not remove hair. Kind Regards, Bernadette
Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please seek advice from the doctor who prescribed the accutane. Kind Regards, Bernadette
Hello Ashley, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use this if you are pregnant or nursing. Kind Regards, Bernadette
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.