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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

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The Dermalogica skincare line has been described to me by a Dermalogica Brand representative as the perfect mix of science and ingredients.  As the name would suggest: Dermalogica sounds like a dermatologist would recommend it and you wouldn’t find it in your local retailer.  Even though Dermalogica doesn’t have the fanciest packaging, their products are outstanding because they do not irritate my skin but the results are immediate.


Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel Review

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel Formula

The Special Cleansing Gel is a soap based formula.  This is great because sometimes soap agents can irritate the skin.  Instead, the ingredients included in the gel are mint and lavendar which provide a calming sensation before removing impurities from the skin.

How To Use The Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

The Special Cleansing Gel could be used on its own or after the pre-cleanse from Dermalogica.  It can act as a second cleanse and still won’t be too harsh in stripping away your skin’s natural oils.  Since there isn’t a scent, this makes this product really easy to use especially on sensitive skin and therefore all skin types are recommended for this product.

All you have to do is pour a quarter size of the product onto wet hands.  Lather on your face until you get a bit of a foam going on.  Continue to do that for about 2 minutes.  Rinse and pat dry – follow up with your moisturizer or any other product you typically use after your cleanser.  I personally cleanse my skin at night so this would indeed be around my night time routine.

Check out this video that was created by Dermalogica to show how easy it is to use the Special Cleansing Gel:

Packaging of the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Right now I’m using the smaller size which is still pretty large but it is the 8.4 oz which can be purchased at Sephora.  They do have a bigger size which is in the form of a pump but that is $84 for 16 oz.  This is potentially worth the deal if you have tried the Special Cleansing Gel and really like it.

The packaging of Dermalogica products are all very simple and not elaborate.  I find that to be a plus because at the end of the day if the packaging isn’t functional, I don’t care how it looks if all I am after is what’s inside!

I have written a lot about skincare and cleanser reviews but this one is my new daily go to.  Also, paired with other Dermalogica products such as the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant (read the review here) and the Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse, you’ll love the way these products feel on your skin without bringing the harshness of tough ingredients.



0/5 Texture
Smooth, Gel Consistency
0/5 Lather
Fine lather
0/5 Application
0/5 Price
A bit steep but worth it!