Dermalogica - Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica

Special Cleansing Gel

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For combination to normal skin conditions.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is a concentrated soap and fragrance-free foaming gel designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. Soothing balm mint works to cool and purify the skin and calm sensitivity, while the gentle foaming lather cleanses away toxins and debris. Botanical blends of quillaja saponaria and calming lavender foams away impurities without leaving the skin feeling tight or dry.

Also available in a convenient travel size


Free shipping on orders over $50 within Australia

RRP:
$17 / $51 / $73

Pack size:
50mL / 250mL / 500mL

Availability:

Salons nationally

Consumer Hotline:

1800 659 118

Web site:

http://www.dermalogica.com.au

Reviews

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Ellen555

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Harsh

This was so harsh for my skin. I have extremely oily skin but this stripped it something shock in and, in addition to the Dermalogica active moist moisturiser, made my skin even oilier.

This cleanser is one of those that gives a "squeeky clean" feel. It left my face looking shiney right after because it was so stripped and tight. I think the problem is in the sodium laureth sulfate, which my skin just doesn't seem to agree with.

I also don't like how Dermalogica advertise the foaming action of this coming from a natural ingredient (quillaja saponaria or soapbark) as sodium laureth sulfate and two other foaming ingredients are listed before this ingredient, so I doubt much of the foaming action comes from the quillaja saponaria at all. BRAND RESPONSE: Dear Ellen555

We regret to hear that you have not enjoyed using our Special Cleansing Gel and Active Moist. There are a few reasons as to why your skin may have experienced tightness and produced more oil and it would be great if we could contact you directly to discuss this with you further to assist you in finding the best products for your skin.

In the meantime, hopefully the below may provide some clarity on why you experienced these results;

The skin can overcompensate and produce more oil if we are over cleansing and under moisturising. This is common when we have a more oily skin as would like our skin to feel clean and may sometimes use too much cleanser as well as not enough moisturiser. This can damage our skins natural barrier and cause our skin to lose water leading to tightness and an increase in oil production, as it is our skin’s job to protect us.

The Special Cleansing Gel contains a variety of ingredients including naturally sourced and more advanced ingredient technology. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is one of the mild foaming ingredients within Special Cleansing Gel however we are aware that there are a small number of the population who may prefer not to use this type of foaming ingredient on their skin and we are looking into changing to a milder surfactant derived from Olive and Soybean.

Our dermalogica products contain above average concentrates of ingredients. For this reason, when it comes to using our Special Cleansing Gel a top tip is to use only the size of a 5 cent coin and mix it with lots of water. This will create a bubbly lather and it is this method which we advise it be applied to your skin, rather than applying the gel directly to the skin. Depending on the other products you use on your skin, the amount of oil your skin produces and the time of day in which you can see the oil on your skin are examples of the type of information which will help us identify the cleanser and moisturiser which will assist in balancing and protecting skin while keeping it is great health.

We hope you have found this information helpful and would love to speak with you to assist you further. Please call our Customer Service number on 1800 659 118 and one our Skin Experts will be able to assist you.

Ideal for

Although this product receives numerous high ratings, I think there are plenty of cleansers out there that have gentler ingredients so why risk irritating your skin?

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More like miracle gel

A cleanser is a products that is used everyday to clean the skin, so it is no surprise that a small tube or bottle of cleanser doesn't last me long. But this products has everything covered including the generous product sizing. This cleansing gell has made my skin routine something to look forward to every morning, leaves my skin feeling fresh, clean and hydrated. Unlike many cleansers this gel does not dry your skin out. I consider this a must have!

Ideal for

All skin types

Adelina633

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Fresh and clean

I got this product prescribed to me through my microzone treatment and skin mapping. I was previously using the Clearing Skin Wash from the Medibac kit. I liked this product but dried out my skin alot.

I got the 250ml bottle and its a huge bottle which excites me. I wet my face with a bit of warm water and put just about a 5c piece on my hand. Firstly i love the smell of this product, its not too strong but beautifully fresh. It lathers like crazy which is probably my favourite quality because it makes me feel that it can get into the nooks and crannies of my face.

I definitely get that fresh feeling after i use it, it does cleanse well and would say gets 98% of my makeup off. It helps if you use a cleansing brushin my opinion. Overall i much prefer this over the clearing skin wash as it doesnt dry out my skin.

Sunshine3

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Decent

I got an sample version of the special cleansing gel and it does a great job in getting rid of impurities. However, it does not completely get rid of dirt in my pores and it doesn't take out my makeup every good. It takes a while for it for my makeup to get rid off.

Jacqui235

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SIMPLY THE BEST!!!

I have tried many different cleansers in my time and this is by far the best! I have noral/dry skin and this is the best for my skin type. It's also more affordable now which is even better a 250ml bottle lasts for 6 months!!! You can't get better than that

Tips

Only a small amount needed

Ideal for

Any skin type

JasmineGala

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Removes everything and kind to your skin

Since using this and the daily microexfoliant everyday my skin has been so luminious, soft and smooth! I use the special cleansing gel twice, first to remove my makeup and then followed up with a second cleanse. It removes everything so well (waterproof makeup and mascara included). It foams up nicely and washed off easily. Very happy with this :)

kardieluv

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Holy Grail cleanser

I have been on and off this cleanser for about 6 years now and every time I go back to it, I wonder why I ever used another one. It's a basic cleanser that does the job and I've used it whilst my skin was oily and acne-prone, as well as when my skin was dry and tight - whilst I was on Accutane - I honestly think it's great for all skintypes.

It doesn't leave a tight feeling on the skin, unlike a lot of other cleansers I've tried. It's a dream to use - it has a pleasant smell and foams up nicely.

kardieluv

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Holy Grail cleanser

I have been on and off this cleanser for about 6 years now and every time I go back to it, I wonder why I ever used another one. It's a basic cleanser that does the job and I've used it whilst my skin was oily and acne-prone, as well as when my skin was dry and tight - whilst I was on Accutane - I honestly think it's great for all skintypes.

It doesn't leave a tight feeling on the skin, unlike a lot of other cleansers I've tried. It's a dream to use - it has a pleasant smell and foams up nicely.

Muser

Doraemon

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Best in Beauty 2014 - Another winner from Dermalogica!

Special Cleansing Gel is a cleanser which I often go back to. It does a great job at removing the day’s makeup, dirt, and grime without drying the skin. It works particularly well with other Dermalogica products such as Daily Microfoliant or Precleanse. This is a trusty and reliable product which gets my vote for best cleanser.

Special Cleansing Gel comes as a transparent gel which has a botanical, lavender scent. I find the scent to be very refreshing and not overpowering. You only need to use a tiny amount of this cleanser as it lathers really well. After cleansing, my skin feels soft and super clean. Best of all, this cleanser does not leave my skin feeling tight and dry – my skin feels perfectly balanced. Special Cleansing Gel is the perfect product to use before your regular exfoliant, or Dermalogica’s amazing Daily Microfoliant. Special Cleansing Gel doesn’t cause break outs and does an excellent job at preventing any pesky pimples from appearing. It gives you a smooth base for your moisturiser and foundation.

When using Special Cleansing Gel I feel like it helps to combat and prevent any congestion. In general, I feel like Dermalogica skincare works well for my skin and improves its condition and texture. If you are looking for a reliable and trusty cleanser which will improve the condition of your skin over time, you should try Special Cleansing Gel. It is one of the many excellent skincare products by Dermalogica.

Kassalee

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Best in Beauty 2014

I received a small size of this in a travel pack of dermalogica products.

It's a clear gel and without any fragrance, although there is a slight lavender aroma. I moistened my face, then applied a small amount to my hands then cleansed my face using circular motions. It gently foamed and rinsed off easily. I found it did an excellent job of cleansing my face, although it did leave my face feeling a little tight after. Perhaps with longer use, this may have settled down.

I do like using a gel occasionally and find you get a better clean (even tho it means they contain sulfates), but unless you are buying the economical 500ml size, it can be an expensive way to cleanse your face.

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