ultracalming cleanser

gentle cleansing cream

Gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. This pH-balanced, non-foaming cleanser helps calm and cool reactive, sensitized or overprocessed skin.Learn More

Gentle, non-foaming, gel/cream cleanser for reactive skin.Learn More

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ultracalming cleanser

Gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. This pH-balanced, non-foaming cleanser helps calm and cool reactive, sensitized or overprocessed skin. Delicately fortifies skin’s protective barrier without leaving an irritating residue, and easily rinses away or wipes off, making it ideal for sensitive skin.
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.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Helps calm and cool redness and discomfort.
  • Easily rinses away or tissues off.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, apply to the face and throat, gently massaging with fingertips with light, upward strokes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water or remove with dry cotton pads. Follow with UltraCalming Mist and Barrier Repair.

quick tip

Skin too sensitive for water? Use The Sponge Cloth to remove UltraCalming Cleanser.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Salix Alba Bark Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Butylene Glycol , Pentylene Glycol , Hydroxyphenyl , ropamidobenzoic Acid, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Fumaria Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Fumaric Acid, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Panthenol, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, rosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Aminomethyl Propanol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Disodium EDTA.

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Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.

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Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.

Itching, burning, stinging and redness are the obvious signs of sensitive skin. The triggers behind these sensations are less clear: genetics, hormones, stress, chemical assaults, foods and even aggressive skin treatments can intensify skin’s highly reactive state. The common thread behind irritation, flushing and stinging is inflammation. When paired with the loss of skin’s protective barrier, skin health is compromised and becomes highly reactive.

how it works

UltraCalming™ contains UltraCalming™ Complex, our exclusive complex clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to skin sensitivity.

My Favorite Cleanser


I've used this product on and off for the past 3 years and I always end up coming back to it. It makes my skin feel soft and has cleared up my acne. It is 100% worth the money. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this product.

Los Angeles, California


Best cleanser for sensitive skin


I love this cleanser! I have normal skin that can be sensitive to perfumes.I can use in the AM and PM without any drying effect. I also use the cleanser with the Daily Microfoliant when I notice a little breakout.

San Diego


my skin reacted badly - recommend getting a test size first


I was really excited to receive this cleanser and had really high hopes it would work for me . Unfortunately to my dismay the first time I used the cleanser it caused my face to become very hot and uncomfortable, stung in some places. I won't be using any more of the product and am very disappointed. I was really hopeful the ultra calming would indeed be ultra calming but it was the exact opposite for my skin. I realize it might work for some people but just wasn't for my skin. Regret not getting the smallest size to test first, just wasted a wad a money. :/



I have been using this product for years, it's great


I have rosacea and it doesn't irritate my skin

Newburgh NY


I have used this product for six years.


I love this cleanser! It leaves my skin feeling clean and tingly! It definitely helps combat the redness in my face.



I would be wary of this if you get congested acne/spots


I was recommended to use Dermalogica products by my beauty therapist. I have had issues with my skin for 10+ years - not only do I have very sensitive skin that can dry out, but I also have oily, acne prone skin (particularly around the chin which is also due to hormonal acne). My therapist advised me to work on my sensitive skin issues first and recommended the PreCleanse Oil, Ultra Calming Cleaner, Ultra Calming Mist, and Calm Water Gel to use. I used them for 2 months with no other products. This is where I feel I went wrong, as incorporating an exfoliant or spot treatment may have avoided what happened. After 6-8 weeks, the areas that usually get congested got so so much more congested, I had never seen my skin like it. Red, inflamed, whiteheads everywhere, spots forming right next to and practically on top of eachother, hyperpigmentation, and many little clogged pores that I could see. I waited to see was this just skin purging but nothing changed. After I noticed this, I spoke to my therapist again and we added in Daily Microfoliant and Spot Treatment cream but unfortunately for me it was too little too late. 2 weeks ago, I tested removing both the PreCleanse Oil and the Ultra Calming Cleanser from my routine (as I did not know which may be causing congestion) and have already seen a difference. My skin is slowly but surely improving from the fallout of the products I used. I definitely think these 2 products added to my acne issues but I also think I could have avoided it if I had incorporated acne targeting products at the beginning too. I am still using a number of the Dermalogica products which I love, but not the cleansers any more until my skin heals (it is going to take some time I imagine). I would still recommend Dermalogica but please please be wary of this if you get congested skin easily, as I used too much product, clogged my skin and suffered the consequences of it

Cork, Ireland


Best cleanser I've used


I have combination skin and it was breaking out and very congested, I was using too harsh products and making it worse. This cleanser calmed my skin down and greatly improved it after a month. The price is a bit steep but you actually get good value for money as it has lasted me about 3 or 4 months using it twice a day. Would highly recommend



Almost perfect product


I would give the Ultracalming cleanser 5 stars if it removed my makeup as good as the Special cleansing gel does. Now I have to use the Special cleansing gel in the evening to remove all my foundation to properly clean my skin and the Ultracalming cleanser in the morning when I don't have any makeup. The texture of the Ultracalming cleanser is so wonderful to my skin and it really works wonders though. I guess I just have to keep one bottle of each gel to cleanse my skin properly.



My favorite gentle cleanser!


I use this cleanser every morning (I use the Daily Microfoliant every night). It has been a great addition to my skincare routine for my maturing yet sensitive skin.

Winston-Salem, NC


Not quite perfect for me


I have hypersensitive skin. Most times, my skin likes this cleanser, but sometimes it does not. I am still searching for the ultimate cleanser for my skin. I am impressed with the large 16.9oz size, so it will last me a really long time.




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My 15 year old daughter has been using the clear start cleanser. She is prone to breakouts and after using this for 12 months it has really helped, but she does find it quite drying. Our local salon has recommended she use the ultra calming face wash instead, but I'm not sure whether this will keep the acne at bay. I don't want to buy a full size if it isn't compatible, what would you recommend?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If Breakout Clearing Skin wash is keeping the acne away, she should keep using it. To combat dehydration she can mist with Breakout Clearing All Over Toner and moisturize with Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion. Kind Regards, Bernadette


how long am i meant to leave the cleanser on my face before i wash it off?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can work it in for about a minute. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Does this product remove make up as well as the cleansing gel?


Hello, For best results, remove makeup with Precleanse. Cleanse the skin with Ultra Calming Cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can you use ultracalming gel while on epiduo


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you can use Calm Water Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this good for acne prone skin, along with having combination skin, or can you tell me the best product for my skin? Currently on a prescription to treat acne, so I need something that won't make it worse; or to dry me out as I already am. Thanks


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you may like this cleanser or Special Cleansing Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi Is this product suitable for rosacea?


Hello Laura, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Only a doctor can treat and diagnose Rosacea. That being said, our Ultra Calming products may help with the symptoms associated with Rosacea. Like redness, irritation, etc. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I would like to try your ultra calming line...but there are many products..what is a typical routine for morning and evening. I typically have rosacea. But mild depending on my diet and environment.


Hi Jody, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Only a doctor can treat and diagnose Rosacea. That being said, our Ultra Calming products may help with the symptoms associated with Rosacea. Like redness, irritation, etc. You may like this regimen: Morning Ultra Calming Cleanser Calm Water Gel Super Sensitive Shield SPF 30 Evening Precleanse Balm Ultra Calming Cleanser Calm Water Gel Barrier Defense Booster

I'v been using this product paired with the ultra calming toner for two weeks at the suggestion from an esticician after a recent facial. I generally have very clear skin, just a small problem area on the top right forehead. After these two weeks, my entire forehead is breaking out with actual zits, not my usual little red spots under my skin. Is this product compatible for me and its just working out toxins or should I stop using it? I was trying to give the product 30 days but my skin looks terrible, worse than it ever has.


Hello April, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It could be that your skin is purging. However, if you prefer another cleanser, you may like Special Cleansing Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

How long should it take for me to start seeing results? I've just purchased this and used it for a couple days and am still seeing the same amount of redness.


Hello Abbey, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Everyone is different. It is important to be patient and persistent with the products. Be sure to use it morning and night for best results.

Do you apply this product on dry or wet skin?


Hello Freeda, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use this on wet or dry skin. It is your preference. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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