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skin resurfacing cleanser

smoothing exfoliating cleanser

Dual-action, non-foaming cream exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize aging skin. Achieve superior smoothness and ultra-clean skin after just one use.Learn More

Dual-action, non-foaming cream exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize aging skin.Learn More

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skin resurfacing cleanser

Achieve superior smoothness and ultra-clean skin after just one use with this dual-action exfoliating cleanser. A highly-active Lactic Acid concentrate helps retexturize skin suffering from visible signs of aging by removing dulling surface debris and helping accelerate cell turnover. Antioxidant Vitamin E conditions, while soothing Rose Flower Oil calms skin. Use of this silky cleanser dramatically improves skin texture and properly prepares for maximum penetration of AGE Smart® products. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a highly active formula. Frequency of use depends on skin condition. If skin experiences sensitivity or dehydration from daily use, reduce use to 2-3 times per week. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Use as directed. For external use only. Keep out of eyes. This product may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
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

  • Convenient two-in-one cleanser and exfoliant.
  • Retexturizes, leaving skin super smooth.
  • Helps accelerate cell turnover, hydrate and brighten.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, lightly lather in hands and apply to damp face and throat morning and evening, massaging with light, upward strokes for at least 30 seconds, avoiding the eye area. Reduce to one use per day if any sensitivity develops. Follow with Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 when used in the morning.

quick tip

In a hurry? Cut down your morning routine with this two-in-one exfoliating cleanser.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lactic Acid, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Glycol Distearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rose Damascena Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil.

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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part of age smart product system

Firm to smooth away the signs of skin aging. Control aging triggers before they start.

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AGE smart®

Firm to smooth away the signs of skin aging. Control aging triggers before they start.

AGE Smart® contains scientifically advanced ingredients proven to impact the major biochemical reactions that contribute to skin aging before they start, so your skin is left smoother, firmer and healthier. AGE Smart® is the intelligent investment in your future skin.

how it works

AGE Smart works by impacting the main biochemical reactions that manifest the signs of skin aging: the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS, also known as free radicals), the generation of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the development of Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs).

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skin resurfacing cleanser
 
4.7

(based on 180 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (141)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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5.0

Very nice cleanser for a pre-aging skin.

By 

from Indiana

Verified Buyer

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

I use this product along with other deramlogica products that give great positive results to my skin.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Have used for years

By 

from Columbia, SC

Verified Buyer

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

This has to be the best cleanser to keep aging skin looking smooth and refreshed.

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good stuff

By 

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

This cream cleanser leaves my skin soft and moisturized. It's beyond perfect and I cannot live without it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

A great everyday product

By 

from Massachusetts

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

I love the way my skin feels after only one use. It's soft and smooth- I won't go a day without it!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
4.0

So far so good

By 

from Lake Grove, NY

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

Been only using this cleanser for a couple days but so far I like it. I need something a little more hydrating with anti aging benefits.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great cleanser, use it sparingly

By 

from California

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

I've been using this cleanser for a few years now and I love it. Recently, I noticed that it was drying my face out a bit, so I switched from using it every day to using 2-3 times a week. I alternate it with the Essential Cleansing Solution.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
3.0

Acne prone and oily skin-not for me

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from Memphis, TN

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

This product works well but it isn't for someone with acne-prone skin or oily skin. For this reason, I have switched to the acne face wash. I still continue to use some of the other AgeSmart products for lines, etc.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Better for older skin

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from San Diego

Verified Buyer

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

I'm 27 and have oily skin and some fine lines. I thought this cleanser might help me after reading the reviews but it dried my skin out so bad even my lips and nose were chapped! I'm disappointed because I was really excited about it but when I saw my friend she said my skin looked super dull when it normally looks much shinier (which I used to think was a bad thing but not anymore after having my skin completely dry out). I still have high hopes for this cleanser so I gave it to my mom!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Favorite

By 

from connecticut

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

I am usually not a fan of cleansers, and prefer to use exfoliating products in addition to the precleanse. I got a sample of this product and now I'm hooked. It makes my skin feel so soft and smooth! After using this for the last few weeks I'm noticing old acne scars are starting to fade and I'm pretty sure it's all due to this cleanser!

 
4.0

Great over all facial cleanser

By 

from Houston, Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about skin resurfacing cleanser:

I have been using the special cleaning gel but I never felt like it washed my face enough even with pre-cleanse prior. I bought this in a sample package but I really enjoy it. I'm 28 and trying to take care of my skin. I have a lot of skin damage from never protecting my face enough. I bought the large bottle and enjoy how it feels. It is thin and makes my face feel refreshed after!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    I am 32 years old. When should I begin the age line?

    Thanks!
    Asked on 2/17/2018 by Rachael from VA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Rachael,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is your preference. Antioxidant Hydramist and Dynamic Skin Recovery are great places to start. You may also like Daily Superfoliant.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

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

    Is this product safe to use while pregnant?
    Asked on 1/8/2018 by Sarina from Westcoast

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Sarina,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product contains 5% Lactic Acid which will exfoliate and brighten the skin. It is safe to use during pregnancy. However, it is not ideal for sensitive or reactive skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/9/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I am currently using special cleansing gel and i really like It . But i do feel like i could use some extra exfoliation. Do you think this would be a good replacement? Also is this safe to use to remove my eye makeup?
    Asked on 12/20/2017 by Kierstie from Marietta,GA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can Double Cleanse with Precleanse Special Cleansing Gel to remove makeup. They are both safe for the eyes. You can use Daily Microfoliant to exfoliate the skin. Please do not use exfoliants on the eye area.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 12/22/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can you use this product if you're pregnant?
    Asked on 12/4/2017 by Jessica from VA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Jessica,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product does not contain Salicylic Acid or retinol and is therefore safe to use during pregnancy.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 12/4/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi.
    Is this cleaner gel (creates a foam) or cream based?
    Thanks
    Asked on 9/17/2017 by Laurien from MA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Laurien,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a creamy cleanser. It does not foam.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Just getting started on the age smart line and not having a lot of time to spend in the morn/night, what are the most important products to buy and to use in my daily skin care routine? I know all the products are exceptional!
    Thanks :)
    Asked on 8/18/2017 by Lisa from College Station Tx

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Lisa,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can start off with Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, Antioxidant Hydramist and Skin Smoothing Cream. Come back for a masque and SPF.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/21/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I discovered this cleanser (love it!) around the same time my dermatologist gave me a prescription for Retin A. So as not to overdo it, and because I am new to using both these products, I use them on alternate nights. However, I get very dry and flaky skin on the night and next morning after using the skin resurfacing cleanser, which wasn't happening when I was testing it out before I got the Retin A. My question is whether it's bad to be using these products at the same time or if I just need an adjustment period? I'm 43 and don't have much early aging. I don't want to irritate my skin and cause any permanent damage if these two products together (but on alternate days) is too harsh. Thanks!
    Asked on 7/22/2017 by Laura from Toronto

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      A:

      Hello Laura,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a treatment cleanser that contains 5% Lactic Acid. I do not recommend using this exfoliating cleanser with retinol. In fact, no exfoliants should be used with any type of retinol or retin-A, or sensitization can occur.

      I recommend using one or the other, but I do not recommend using both Skin Resurfacing Cleanser and Retin A together, even on alternate nights. If you really like Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, Essential Cleansing Solution is an alternative option. It is rich, creamy, nourishing and ideal for skin that wants to prevent aging. It will not sensitize your skin if you are using retin A either.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 7/24/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I've been using this cleanser for about a week and a half now. I use it twice a day and use it with the multi active toner and intensive moisture balance. Once or twice a week, I'll alternate using my breakout control and pure bright serum. My skin is smoother but I have noticed small breakouts on the bottom half of my face and dry peeling around my mouth and chin. Could this be my skin getting used to the cleanser, bringing the break outs to the surface and getting rid of any dead skin? Should I continue my normal regimen to see if this stops or should I use the cleanser less?
    Asked on 6/13/2017 by Samantha from Fresno, CA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Samantha,

      Thank you for being a Dermalogica customer. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser contains 5% Lactic Acid. It may be causing dehydration around your mouth and chin. Regarding the breakouts, Intensive Moisture Balance is oil rich. You might prefer a lighter weight moisturizer like Skin Smoothing Cream. Rest assured, it is still very hydrating.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 6/13/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can this cleanser be used with financea azealic acid foam, 15% (used for the treatment of rosacea)?
    Asked on 5/12/2017 by Terri from Barrington,nh

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Terri,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is not recommended for sensitive, red skin. Instead, you may prefer Ultra Calming Cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 5/12/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I am age 50, with water- dry skin condition. All the while i am using Essential Cleaning Solution for day and night everyday.
    But now, i am planning to switch to Age Smart Resurfacing Cleanser, is there any advice for my skin condition?
    Asked on 4/19/2017 by Ch'ng from Malaysia

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If your skin is dehydrated, you would benefit most from Special Cleansing Gel, Antioxidant Hydramist, and Skin Smoothing Cream.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/19/2017 by Anonymous
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