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

RRP:
$16.50 / $49.50 / $71

Pack size:
50mL / 250mL / 500mL

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Availability:

Salons nationally

Consumer Hotline:

1800 659 118

Web site:

http://www.dermalogica.com.au

Reviews

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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

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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

Karen_with_glamdals

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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.

Khirs

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Excellent cleanser

This cleanser comes in a squeezy bottle which is great for controlling the amount coming out, which is good because you don't need a lot to get a good lather. It smells pleasantly of lavender. I find after using it my skin is fresh and clean, without being tight and itchy, it gets rid of makeup and eye makeup very efficiantly and the bottle lasts for ages, which is good because it is a bit more expensive. Overall I have repurchased a few times now because it keeps my super oily and sensitive skin happy and clean, and I have had no breakouts! Winning!

Ideal for

Dry to oily skin, and those with sensitive skin

philippa495

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too drying for combination skin

I received a sample of the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel and used it over a couple of days but I found it too drying on my combination skin, leaving it feeling tight and uncomfortable. It feels almost cold on the skin, and unfortunately the added lavender wasnt enough to make me like this cleanser.I used it after firstly removing my makeup with a face wipe and then applied a small amount of product. Only a very small amount is needed.

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When applied to damp skin it does lather well but this could also be the reason I found it too drying, im not a fan of foaming cleansers in general. It did leave my skin squeaky clean however!

Ideal for

Would be best suited to oilier skin as the drier areas of my face were left feeling very dry.

tia xx

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clever cleanser but not liking the sulfates

So I have been sulfates free for a while. I tend to go for a more natural range when it comes to skincare.. I liked the idea of using a small amount and then emulsifying it with water but I felt my skin was suffering with the sulfates in it even if it was just one but not a fan of using that for foaming effect.

I believe there are better cleansers out their without the strong cleansing agents such as sulfates. RESPONSE FROM DERMALOGICA: Dear tia xx,

It sounds like you have done your research but just to explain our reasoning for including this ingredient in our formulation a little further; Special Cleansing Gel contains Sodium Trideceth Sulfate acts as a mild surfactant that possesses conditioning properties. It boosts and stabilizes foam as well as builds viscosity. This ingredient is used in hair care and skin care products such as baby cleansing products as well as other personal care products where low skin irritation is important.

To get water and oil to mix molecules such as surfactants are necessary. When dissolved in water, surfactants tend to cluster at the surface once they have trapped oil and dissolve it in water. Their main function is to enhance skin cleaning by enabling greasy skin residue such as make up, skin oils and sun screen to mix with water and lift from the skin.

If you would like to discuss how you felt your skin suffered from the inclusion of Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, please do not hesitate to contact Dermalogica on 1800 659 118.

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