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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

4.3 from 25 reviews





    • 4 reviews
    • Verified purchase

    All time favourite


    I have been using this product for so long and love it I have never had any issues with it at all I have combination to oily skin and always leaves my face feeling fresh. My face felt clearer and smoother soon after I used it



    • 4 reviews

    Love it


    I love this product. I have problem skin and struggle to find products that work, but this does the trick. It removes foundation and makeup easily, but does not leave my skin dry. Im looking forward to trying other products in the range!



    • 10 reviews

    Love this Dermalogica product


    I've included this into my skin care regime on the recommendation of my Endota lady & it's amazing!

    I started by using the dermal clay cleanser only (also a fantastic product) but now have incorporated the special cleansing gel into my procedure. I use the dermal clay at the end of the day (to remove the majority of my makeup) and then follow it up with a quick rinse using this. I then use the special cleansing gel only in the morning.

    My skin as improved ten fold, with the above combo being great for my combination skin. I also use the skin smoothing cream!

    Alicia K

    Alicia KMaroochydore

    • 14 reviews

    In combo with Pre-cleanse it's a godsend.




    Absolutely Love!


    ive only been using this for about a week, but in that week my skin has improved so much! i love it, it removes my make so well, in one wash which is is amazing in itself. i have sensitive skin and found it leaves my skin super smooth afterwards. definitely recommend!

    Ruined gave my skin.


    This gave me acne. I knew it was the culprit because as soon as I eliminated it from my cleansing routine my skin cleared up immediately.
    Never again!!



    • 2 reviews

    bad brand, bad skin stripping ingredients


    I tried what was recommended from the sensitive range - moisturiser, cleanser, exfoliant, my skin was left after only 4 days irritated, itchy, red and sore and like as if it had been stripped. I went back to the place of purchase and was refused a refund or even an alternative range and was treated very poorly. I was still in discomfort and saw my Dr, after he read the labels, he said the ingredients are skin stripping and I was lucky I didn't continue use so there was no long term damage.

    Changed formula = unhappy customer


    I have been using dermalogica's special cleansing gel for 2 and a half years now and have been happy with the product. Yet my most recent purchase of the gel has left me disappointed. The formula has been changed (you will notice a stronger fragrance) which has frustratingly irritated my skin. Initially my skin became red and hot then itchy. After two days of using the product my skin became all rough (which has persisted even after 4 days of not using the product). I am so disappointed and frustrated that I wasted my money on what I thought was a reliable and trustworthy product.
    The formula pre-change (it had a low fragrance and never irritated my skin)
    Irritated my skin.

    1 comment

    Take it back to where you bought it and they will give you a refund. Dermalogica have corrected this problem and you will find that further purchases will be better. BUT make sure it is a fresh product not old stock.

    can't live without!


    This is a must have product in my bathroom or toiletries bag. I love it. I use it twice a day and it nevers makes my skin feel dry. As far as skincare goes you can't get a better range than dermalogica. Everything about Dermalogica is simple and easy to fit into a daily routine.
    it is simple to use.



    • 3 reviews

    Best cleanser out there- worth the price


    This is a really good cleanser and definitely WORTH THE PRICE because makeup comes off so easily if you use it right and it leaves your skin looking and feeling smooth.
    I've tried a LOT of different cleaners and I wouldn't use anything else after trying this, give it a try & you will see for yourselves
    Natural, light, easy to use, works really well



    • 2 reviews

    A nice cleanser, but massively overpriced.


    I bought this based on the glowing reviews it received here. I only bought a small travel sized bottle from eBay to sample first. It's an ok cleanser. Foams nicely and smells good. It rinses clean and doesn't dry out my skin too much. I don't mind it, but considering the price, it's not that 'special'. It also contains sodium laureth sulfate, which doesn't bother me too much, but it bothers some people and it's a surprising ingredient in such an elite skin care brand.
    lathers well, rinses clean, pleasant fragrance



    • 5 reviews
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    A little bit goes a long way!


    I had never used Dermalogica until I had a facial at Endota. The price was a little high so I shopped around online and found it cheaper on Strawberry Net. I purchased the combination skin pack so the cleanser was a small bottle but can I say, it lasted for ages! You only need a pea sized amount with a little bit of water and it foams up well. It left my face feeling fresh however I did need to cleanse twice to ensure I removed all of my makeup. At times I felt it left my skin a little tight.
    Long lasting bottle and fresh scent
    Pricey. Can find cheaper online.


    PexGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

    • 12 reviews

    The best cleanser I've ever used


    Having worked in the beauty industry and tried many variations of cleansers, Dermalogica special cleansing gel is by far the best. My skin feels great after using it, no tightness or feeling that there's still layer of cleanser left on my skin (like you get with creme cleansers).
    I feel that my skin is clean as there is no residue left behind, you only need a small amount and it is very well priced.



    • 5 reviews

    Best Cleanser Ever!


    This cleanser is amazing. I find foaming cleansers best for my skin as I tend to get spots with creams etc but as I have combination/dry skin some foaming cleansers leave my skin tight. This however does not. It really cleanses my skin but is so gentle that even if I delay putting my moisturizer on it doesn't tighten.

    It's a little pricey but worth it and lasts ages.

    I'd highly highly highly recommend this to everyone.
    Gently, cleanses really well, doesn't dry out my skin



    • 43 reviews



    This is an excellent cleansing gel for normal - oily skin and can be used every day.

    It definitely leaves the skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

    This is the best of the dermalogica cleansers.
    Cleans the skin without drying out



    • 10 reviews

    So gentle, can't live without this!


    No added fragrance, cleans skin without leaving residue on my face [no need for toner to wipe off the excess like previous brands I have used] This product stopped all my breakouts and left my skin glowing.
    Great customer service, fantastic cleanser!



    • 42 reviews



    I have been using this facewash for 2 years now and love it! The product is a soap-free, foaming gel thats really gentle on your skin. I would definetly recommend this product to everyone.
    Since I have been using this product my skin has been so clear and fresh, it feels great on my skin and is easy to use. I have really sensitive skin and this is the first facewash that has worked well on my skin.
    I do find this product to be expensive but I buy the larger size and its last for a long time so its not to bad.



    • 41 reviews



    I have been using Dermalogica for more than 6 years and have always been satisfied with the product and the results achieved. The Special Cleansing Gel is an absaloute must for the daily cleaning routine. I originally started using this product as it was recommended by a beautician who uses the products during facials etc. The only time I don't use the cleanser is if I run out and haven't ordered any, otherwise this product has a permanent place in my shower!
    Very gentle on the skin and does not have a 'heavy' fragrance. Lathers well and only a small amount is needed so a little goes a long way.
    Dermalogica products are expensive, however there are online shops which over discounted prices.



    • 99 reviews



    I brought this cleanser based on recommendations from my esthetician. Prior to using it I used Loreal Hydrafresh gel cleanser, but it was discontinued. All other cleansers that I tried reacted with my skin, either stinging or causing redness and breakouts. It cleans my skin thoroughly and removes makeup. I can’t say I have noticed a great improvement in my skin since using it, but it is the only cleanser I can actually use that doesn’t react with my skin. I will continue to re-buy it unless my skin changes.
    A gel cleanser with hardly any smell, foaming and non-reactive, comes in large size (250mL), only need to use a tiny bit so lasts a long time.
    Expensive, bottle can be tricky to get right mount of product out.



    • 374 reviews



    i love this cleanser- never want to swap products aGAIN. lathers well and leaves my skin ultra soft. love it love it love it. Find it online cause youll save heaps of money
    omg i just started using this cleanser again after using a few different brands. Im in love again with this cleanser. my skin has never felt so soft. I love how it lathers up so well with the tinest bit (half the size of a 5 cent piece) it rinses so well , no traces left. Lovely smelling, for me the lavendar stands out.
    price, however look online its a lot cheaper

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