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special cleansing gel

gentle foaming cleanser

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance.Learn More

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions.Learn More

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special cleansing gel

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and debris.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
gluten-free
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
vegan
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

benefits

  • Washes away impurities without stripping or drying.
  • Calming agents help soothe and purify skin.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, gently lather a small amount of gel in moistened hands and apply to dampened face and throat. Rinse with warm water. Follow with Multi-Active Toner and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.

quick tip

Use with Exfoliating Face Brush for a dual-action exfoliating cleanse.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.

The only face wash I will use.

5

This is the only face wash I've used for 14 years. It's refreshing and light weight. It leaves your skin feeling clean and very soft even without moisturizer. Special Cleansing Gel is my favorite!

Phoenix, Az

Committed relationship

5

No matter how many other cleansers I've tried, I always go back to this.

Walnut Creek, CA

Highly recommend

5

My mom sent this to me as a gift and got me re-hooked on Dermologica. When other cleansers cause my skin to become irritated or breakout more, this is super calming and I haven't had a breakout in weeks. I use with clean hands, washcloth, and Clarisonic brush - works well with all methods. Since using this again, I have ordered toner and moisturizer.

Sacramento, CA

Excellent! Very concentrated/lasts forever

5

Love love love this cleanser! Its really amazing and gives a very nice fresh feeling and it lasts forever!

Utah

Deep Cleaning

5

This is far the best cleanser I have ever used. It's light and lathers quickly leaving skin feeling clean and fresh! I use daily and it lasts over 10 months.

Laguna Niguel

My Favorite Cleanser for Many Years

5

I have used this cleanser daily for many years and have always loved the results - my skin feels clean, hydrated and refreshed. I have tried a few different cleansers over the years, but always return to this one. It may seem pricey at first, but a bottle lasts for quite a while and the results are well worth it.

Chesnee, SC

I absolutely love this product!

5

I suffer from acne both hormonal and just your normal everyday acne. I absolutely love this product! I'm a very active person who works out at least everyday and I love to wash my face with this after my workouts. It makes me feel nice and clean and not have that sticky, yucky feeling your face usually has. It also helped clear up my acne and keep it at a more moderate level.

Texas

My go-to cleanser

5

I use this product every day. It thoroughly cleanses my skin but is gentle enough to not dry my skin out. When I have worn make up I use it as part of the double cleanse and I absolutely love it!

Great Falls, Mt

I use this everyday

5

This is a great daily cleanser. It is gentle enough on my skin but gets it very clean.

Dallas TX

Absolutely LOVE this face wash!

5

I've been using this face wash daily for months now. It never dries my skin out or irritates my skin. I love how smooth it feels and how well it lathers even though I use a tiny little bit. It seemed expensive, but I think it will last a while. I've noticed my face just looking better since I started using this product (but to be fair, I started using several Dermalogica products at once so hard to say what is doing what). My skin always feels super clean but never tight or dry.

Middletown, DE

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I have mildly oily skin but after a shower ect my face feels dry. I have been using special cleansing gel or dermal clay cleaner and Active moist but I suffer from breakouts that are deep under the skin spots that appear more like lumps with no head. what product would you recommend to prevent the breakouts?

Lucy

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is an acid-free spot treatment that is non-drying. However, it is very effective. Apply a thin, clear layer to breakouts. Use it under moisturizer, morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Does this have salicylic acid?

Hannah

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This does not contain Salicylic Acid. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi My daughter is 11 she is just beginning to get the odd spot and i am looking to find a very gentle skin care routine for her. She is allergic to tea-tree and as I say her skin is very reactionary. I am thinking she needs a gentle cleansing wash and a light moisturiser but am open to advice. Any product suggestions will be appreciated. Regards Nina Hodgson

Mrs M

At eleven her skin I think would be too sensitive for cleansers, I agree with the other person that it would be wise to speak to her pediatrician.

Mid-west girl

Hello, Please check with her pediatrician. Thank you.

Can Special Cleansing Gel be used to remove eye makeup?

Linda

Hello Linda, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, it can. However, I personally prefer to remove with Soothing Eye Makeup or Precleanse and then I follow with Special Cleansing Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Which cleanser would you recommend for hormonal acne on chin, large pores, and combo/oily skin?

Jessica S

Hello Jessica, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Breakout Control is an acid-free spot treatment that is non-drying. However, it is very effective. Apply a thin, clear layer to breakouts. Use it under moisturizer, morning and night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I have eczema, and in need of a good facial cleanser for acne. Is this good to combat acne while being soft on sensitive skin?

Carly

Hi Carly, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is the special cleansing gel a clear green color? I previously bought a bottle and was filling my small travel size container. Threw away the original bottle. I am pretty sure it is the special cleansing gel, but want to make sure before I repurchase again.

Christy

Hello Christy, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is clear. Clearing Skin Wash is green. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can I use this cleanser if I am pregnant?

Maria

Hello Maria, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, this is safe to use during pregnancy. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can I use this to remove my make up? I went for a facial and she sold me the special cleansing gel and active moist. I wear foundation to work and am wondering if this is a good product to remove my make up or not. Thanks!

Patrice

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. For best results, double cleanse at night to thoroughly remove makeup and debris from the day. You can use Precleanse first and follow with Special Cleansing Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I have some what sensitive skin and large clogged pores with pimples, I don't know if you'd consider it acne. I have red skin around my T zone (where the clogged pores are) acne products seem to really dry my skin and make it tight and gentle products I feel don't reach deep enough into my skin to get a good cleaning. Wondering if this would be the right product for me use... PLEASE HELP

Tyler Marisa Allen

Hi Tyler, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. I think it would be a great option for you. Kind Regards, Bernadette

 
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