Reviews for Special Cleansing Gel by Dermalogica

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Very effective cleanser

I have been using this cleanser morning and night for about 2 years. It provides a deep clean, but doesn't dry out my skin at all, which is something I did experience with other cleansers. It is also easily removed with water and doesn't leave any residue or film on the skin.

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My favourite

Out of all the dermalogica cleansers this is my favourite. It cleanses off all my makeup and residue leaving my skin feeling cleansed but NOT tight. A little bit goes such a long way and I feel this cleanser does help control my breakouts better than the other ranges which contain salysalic acid which can be a bit too drying for everyday use.

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Not bad, but not extraordinary

I got this as part of a Dermalogica sampler kit. I used it after using the Precleanse wipe (which is fabulous!), and I was happy with the product overall, but didn't think it was anything really special. It's a light, clear gel that doesn't quite foam when rubbed between the palms, but it does go a bit white and soft so it feels nice to use. No scent to this really. If anything, it smells a bit like Elmer's glue. The smell isn't good or bad, it's just pretty nondescript. It rinses off nicely and leaves my skin feeling clean, but I won't be rushing out to buy this. It's good, but not great.

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I used to really like this

I have oily acne prone skin & this used to work really well but now it just dries out my skin I've tried it with more water as the beautician told me too & it still dries my skin out completely..

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Hard to beat this for an everyday cleanser

Whilst this product is definitely not on the budget end, neither is its quality. My beautician recommended this product to me for my combination skin and since first using it earlier this year I have not looked back. A tiny pea size drop is all that I need to give my face a good cleanse removing all dirt and impurities in a matter of seconds. It lathers really nicely on the skin without leaving the skin feeling dry or irritated. My skin has never looked so good since I have started using this product. I have had so many friends ask me what beauty products I use and I always refer them to this product. I cannot use any other cleanser since getting onto Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

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Beautiful Lavender fragrance

This mild lathering gel cleanser is soap free, and delivers a gentle but thorough clean. Purifies the skin of excess oil, dirt, makeup and the accumulated build up of grime and pollution. Containing herbal extracts of Lavender, cooling Balm Mint, and harnessing the soothing, antibacterial properties of Lavender Oil, this light liquid is perfect for all skin types. My skin feels clean, soft and refreshed after each use. Carries a delicate floral bouquet.

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ok but nothing special

this cleanser is gentle and does the job of cleansing the skin, however I just didn't find it did anything special for my skin in general. Its not a product i would buy again. After several weeks of use i felt my skin was not really improving and if anything it felt dehydrating. I didn't even finish the bottle.

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I have oily/acne-prone/sensitive skin but it is also dehydrated, so its always been really hard for me to find the right skincare.

After using a sample sachet of this cleanser, I was immediately impressed and I knew I had to buy it. I had been using Artistry's Balancing Cleanser for over 3 years which worked well because it was gentle but did nothing special for my skin otherwise.

Special Cleansing Gel is a clear gel that foams up with water. I wet my face and put a pea-sized amount into wet hands and turn it into a foamy lather, then I apply it to my face in circular motions for a minute to get a good clean and rinse off with water.

My skin is left feeling really clean but not tight whatsoever, my skin feels hydrated which is what I love about it compared to anything I've tried before. It really does have that 'cooling' effect, which helps the redness from my breakouts settle down.

It has a very natural scent to it, a slight bit of lavender and something else I cant put my finger on but its a very pleasant scent which doesn't really appeal to me but doesn't turn me off either. I bought it in 500ml, which comes with a pump that makes it really easy to dispense the perfect amount of product.

Dermalogica is an expensive brand but for the price of their large bottles you really get a lot that will last 1 year+. Always get some samples before you buy because the same product won't always work for everyone.

So far with continued use my skin has really turned around from what it was and is finally looking more calm and clearer! Really happy I got the chance to sample this product as I've found a great cleanser for my skin type.

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Great for everyday use

I have combination skin and I find this product works quite well for me as the balance of moisturizing and cleansing is perfect. I love how I can just use a tiny drop to wash my face as it lathers quite nicely. It also has a nice calming/cooling effect. I bought a 500ml bottle so this should last me a whole year or even longer I reckon! Which is very cost effective considering I bought it for $50.

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Skin feels clean

A really good cleanser for my combination skin. Does not leave my skin feeling tight. I only cleanse once in the morning and twice if I've been wearing makeup. It works well if allowed to lather well beforehand. It has a nice mild lavender scent which is kind of soothing.

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