Dermalogica - Special Cleansing Gel
- Overall rating:
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
- $16.50 / $49.50 / $71
- Pack size:
- 50mL / 250mL / 500mL
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Rating: Aug 24, 2012 7:19pm
A gentle cleanser. It lathers a little and glides so easily over my face for thorough cleansing.
Rating: Aug 14, 2012 7:58pm
I used to hate this cleanser as it made my skin feel so tight when I used it with my Clarisonic. However, since I started to use it on its own, I actually started to like it again. It dosen't make my skin feel tight now when I lather it up a lot. I make sure its very foamy and use it in the shower. I don't have to use a lot of moisturiser afterwards either as my skin is so smooth!
Rating: Jul 28, 2012 8:46pm
I am in love with this cleanser!! I have been using it twice daily and find it has prevented many pimples. I used to break out occasionally around my nose and forehead, now if i break out they are small pimples near my chin, a much better position. I believe this cleanser is to thank as it thoroughly cleans my skin without drying or irritating the skin. it is a cult classic!
Rating: May 29, 2012 12:46pm
Good for summer
I loved this at first, but it started to dry out my skin a little too much. Smells great, and gets most makeup off easily.
This would be a great cleanser for normal/oily skin, I think i'll try a cream cleanser for my dry skin next time.
Rating: Mar 16, 2012 2:48pm
A great all-rounder.
I just keep coming back to Special Cleansing Gel as they have really nailed the basics with it. It lathers beautifully, doesn't dry out or irritate my skin, and leaves my skin squeaky clean without the tightness.
It use it with Active Moist and I find they are a great combo! As I have breakout-prone skin I am currently alternating SCG with the mediBac Skin Clearing Wash.
I believe that it would work well for most skin types, including skin like mine which is prone to oiliness in the t-zone. Although, like most Dermalogica products, it seems expensive, a 250ml bottle will last you a good few months - a little product goes a long way as it lathers well.
Overall, a great, basic cleanser which does a great job!
Rating: Jan 29, 2012 4:28pm
Too drying for my combo/sensitive skin
I bought this as part of a dermalogica kit. I found it worked really well and thoroughly cleansed my face so I bought the massive pump. Unofrtunately after using this for about 4 weeks I found my skin was getting really dry.. my lips particularly. I had to put lip balm on the second I stepped out of the shower as they were tight and sore. I tried switching up my moisturisers but still got the same thing, but when I stopped using this cleanser the problems went away.
It does work great on my husband's very oily skin.
Rating: Nov 18, 2011 12:29pm
Lovely, but not active enough for my skin
This is a lovely cleansing gel, but as it has no continuous active ingredients, it wasn't suited to my skin. My face still kept breaking out and was always oily. For my skin I need something with Glycolic Acid to ensure it is always working. This would be great to maintain a good routine once you have resolved any breakouts or skin concerns you have.
I found I only needed a small amount and at first it was hard to work out how much to use to get that lathering effect that they recommend. A large bottle of this will last at least a year so it's definitely good value for money. It's very light with a consistency similar to Cetophyl.
Shame its not suited to my skin at this stage.
Rating: Nov 5, 2011 11:31pm
DemalogicaSpecial Cleansing Gel
I have combination skin and this is my favourite gel cleanser. I find that it is not drying and a little goes a long way. The scent is fresh and light which is great for me cause I don't like strong scented cleansers. I use it with the Dermalogica Precleanse or wipes to remove make up first.
Rating: Aug 25, 2011 11:46pm
Amazing, used during my make-up course at tafe
there was no one in my course that had a problem with this product, it really put a lovely clean to your skin, as it does say, it is much better used with a double cleanse system, first cleanse more used to remove make-up excess oil or dirt over the skin, then second cleanse really gets in there and does a deep clean. Make sure you have removed all make-up before hand to get best effect :)
Rating: Aug 23, 2011 6:43pm
I will definitely repurchase! This is a great cleanser for me ,they suggest you do a "double cleanse" to take off all your makeup and then get your face really clean. I can use this twice in a row and it doesn't dry my skin out. I have a problem with cleansers in that sometimes they really seem to make my face feel tight afterwards ... this one feels really nice.