intensive moisture cleanser

nourishing cleanser for dry skin

A light, creamy cleanser that removes impurities while actively nourishing dry, depleted skin. This emollient, lipid-enriched formula cleanses skin while helping to minimize damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness.Learn More

A light, creamy cleanser enhanced with BioReplenish Complex™ removes impurities while actively nourishing dry, depleted skin.Learn More

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intensive moisture cleanser

Light, creamy cleanser enhanced with BioReplenish Complex™ removes impurities while actively nourishing dry, depleted skin. This emollient, lipid-enriched formula cleanses skin while helping to minimize damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness. BioReplenish Complex™, combined with phytoactives from Coconut and Murumuru Seed Butter, help protect barrier lipids and preserve the skin's natural resilience for a smoother feel after cleansing. Invigorating extracts of Citrus, Palmarosa and Jasmine refresh tired skin. Rinses away easily, leaving skin cleaner, softer and more luminous.
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


  • Defends against dryness
  • Delivers a smoother feel after cleansing
  • Rinses away easily and leaves skin cleaner, softer and more luminous

how to use

Massage onto dampened face and neck. Rinse with warm water. Use twice daily, morning and night.

quick tip

Prep skin with Multi-Active Toner to enhance moisturizer absorption.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Astrocaryum Murumuruate, Ceramide NP, Phytosterols, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Coconut Acid, Hydrolyzed Cottonseed Protein, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, C12-13 Pareth-3, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Myristic Acid, Trideceth-12, Jasminum Officinale(Jasmine) Oil, Linoleic Acid, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Canarium Luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Flower Oil, Guaiacum Officinale Wood Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Disodium EDTA, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Linolenic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium, Isethionate, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol.

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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.

Not impressed; missing Essential Cleansing Solution.


After using (and loving) Essential Cleansing Solution for over 3 years, I was saddened to discover it had been discontinued. I wish I would have known so I could have stocked up! Presumably, this new Intensive Moisture Cleanser was meant to replace the cleanser I loved so much. I gave this new cleanser a try and really wanted to love it, but it smells horrible and I don't notice any difference in my skin; I actually think my skin feels less moisturized than when using Essential Cleansing Solution. This new cleanser is also more expensive and you get less product. I am now on the hunt for a new moisturizing cleanser to love.



Not Liking This Cleanser


I have used essential cleansing solution for years and loved it. Apparently Dermalogica has discontinued that product and replaced it with intensive moisture cleanser. I do not like the intensive moisture cleanser. It has dried my skin and has an unpleasant odor. Please bring bac essential cleansing solution!



I super love this!


My Ulta skin therapist Chrissy recommended this to me when it came out. I love it! It has helped my simplify my skin care and I find I don't need as many products to keep my skin looking good.

Pittsburgh, PA


I wouldn't buy this cleanser again


Hi,I have been using Dermalogica products for years,your cleansers are the best and always make my dry and ageing skin a fresh and youthful.I recently exchanged my essential cleansing solution for a new intensive moisture cleanser, as I needed before going on holiday and it was out of stock at Selfridges. I only used for a few times,it smells vile and irritated my eyes so badly,made them all red and dry,all face didn't look fresh like after using essential cleansing solution either.Its quite pricey and shame I cant use it as it's not suitable for my skin at all. Hope you never discontinue Essential Cleansing solution.It's the best!!!



I SUPER love this product


I use this daily. I was using the agesmart cleaner and tried this when it showed up in Ulta. I am so happy I did! I am using this and the new intensive moisture balance, and I don't need to do nearly as much to keep my skin happy. I was using over night repair serum, super rich repair, and sleep cocoon nightly, and now find I only need that a few times a week.

Pittsburgh, PA



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Hello I'm interested in this new intense moisture cleanser. It says it removes makeup too. Should this be used in place of the precleanse? Thank you


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. For the cleanest skin, you can use Precleanse first and follow with your favorite cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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