special cleansing gel

gentle foaming cleanser

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance.Learn More

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions.Learn More

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special cleansing gel

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and debris.
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
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

benefits

  • Washes away impurities without stripping or drying.
  • Calming agents help soothe and purify skin.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, gently lather a small amount of gel in moistened hands and apply to dampened face and throat. Rinse with warm water. Follow with Multi-Active Toner and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.

quick tip

Use with Exfoliating Face Brush for a dual-action exfoliating cleanse.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

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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I am a teen, and I have really oily skin. I want to get rid of my shine and my oily skin, it gets extremely oily after a few hours. I also often get spots on my face and a lot of blackheads. Would you recommend this or a different routine?

Joe

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try Dermal Clay Cleanser, Breakout Clearing All Over Toner and Oil Free Matte SPF 30 during the day. At night, try Precleanse, Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash, Breakout Clearing All Over Toner and Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I am wanting to switch to Dermalogica products. I am trying to find the best face wash for me.i am mid 30's i have open pores on my checks from when i was a teen and get black/whiteheads still.any advise would br appreaciated!

ARb34

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I have dry skin and I get random breakouts on my forehead and around my chin. Is this the product I should use?

Ruby

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. You can use this morning and night. Then use a spot treatment like Breakout Clearing Booster on the individual breakouts. Follow with a light weight moisturizer like Active Moist. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

what is the shelf life for the special cleansing gel

ary

Hello, Products containing SPF and Acne actives will have an expiration date on the bottle. Once the product reaches the date stamped on the packaging it should no longer be used, otherwise the shelf life for unopened products is about 2-3 years. All other products have an open jar symbol, which is the diagram drawing of a jar with lid and a number in the jar. Most commonly used is 24 M. This means that once opened, the product may be used up to 24 months. This does not mean however that the product may not have changed in smell, texture or even efficacy it only means that it is SAFE to use based on stability data which differs from product to product but in the majority of cases is 24-36 months. We hope this addresses your concerns. Thanks for your inquiry and interest in Dermalogica. Sincerely, Bernadette

Bernadette

I have mildly oily skin but after a shower ect my face feels dry. I have been using special cleansing gel or dermal clay cleaner and Active moist but I suffer from breakouts that are deep under the skin spots that appear more like lumps with no head. what product would you recommend to prevent the breakouts?

Lucy

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is an acid-free spot treatment that is non-drying. However, it is very effective. Apply a thin, clear layer to breakouts. Use it under moisturizer, morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Does this have salicylic acid?

Hannah

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This does not contain Salicylic Acid. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi My daughter is 11 she is just beginning to get the odd spot and i am looking to find a very gentle skin care routine for her. She is allergic to tea-tree and as I say her skin is very reactionary. I am thinking she needs a gentle cleansing wash and a light moisturiser but am open to advice. Any product suggestions will be appreciated. Regards Nina Hodgson

Mrs M

At eleven her skin I think would be too sensitive for cleansers, I agree with the other person that it would be wise to speak to her pediatrician.

Mid-west girl

Hello, Please check with her pediatrician. Thank you.

Can Special Cleansing Gel be used to remove eye makeup?

Linda

Hello Linda, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, it can. However, I personally prefer to remove with Soothing Eye Makeup or Precleanse and then I follow with Special Cleansing Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Which cleanser would you recommend for hormonal acne on chin, large pores, and combo/oily skin?

Jessica S

Hello Jessica, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is an acid-free spot treatment that is non-drying. However, it is very effective. Apply a thin, clear layer to breakouts. Use it under moisturizer, morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I have eczema, and in need of a good facial cleanser for acne. Is this good to combat acne while being soft on sensitive skin?

Carly

Hi Carly, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

 
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