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Dermalist Ultra Hydrating Lactic Cleanser 200ml 200mL

4.4 of 56 reviews


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Finally: a cleanser to get excited about. With a gently exfoliating formula that leaves every skin type feeling soft, comfortable and deeply cleansed without stripping the skin. Bonza!

  • Alcohol Free
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Mineral Oil Free
  • Paraben Free
  • Cruelty Free
  • Vegan
  • Australian Made
  • Artificial Fragrance Free
  • Sulphate Free

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SUPERIOR - 90% recommend

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Skin Concern:

  • Acne, breakouts and blackheads
  • Dull, dry or dehydrated skin
  • First signs of ageing
  • Pigmentation, uneven skin tone
  • Sensitivity and redness

Skin Type:

  • Dry
  • Normal to dry

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Dermalist Ultra Hydrating Lactic Cleanser 200ml Reviews

4.4 of 56 reviews

90% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

Best cleanser ever


My absolute fave. Leaves skin feeling amazing after each wash

Most Helpful Criticism

okay product


when i brought this cleanser and opened it i was speechless it had the perfect constancy like a milk gel and wasnt an overwhelming smell.later on trying out the product on my face it didnt work very well nothing came of my face and it become quite irritating.
  1. Sample


    Good size sample, nice packaging, not a fan of the citrusy scent. Okay cleanser, nothing special, I will stick to the Skinstitut gentle cleanser.
  2. Smooth cleanser

    Mary English

    I got this as a sample in a goodie bag and I am in love with it.It is great as a second cleanse and noticed a difference using it straight away. Leaves me smooth and bright.Will be purchasing when my sample finishes .
  3. Great Cleanser


    Great cleanser, nice amount of exfoliation. I use twice a week and notice more smooth and clear skin.
  4. Best cleanser ever


    My absolute fave. Leaves skin feeling amazing after each wash
  5. Luxurious cleanser


    Great natural cleanser with lactic acid. Good generous size and sleek high quality packaging across the brand. Would be a wonderful luxury gift item.
  6. Gentle on skin


    The cleanser is very gentle on my skin and does not foam up at all.
  7. Nice, but expensive


    I gave this to a friend for Christmas. She really likes it, uses it with the cleansing brush. However she won't be repurchasing when it runs out, not noticeably better than much cheaper cleansers to justify the expense regularly.
  8. Love


    Having oily skin, I am generally used to using cleaners that are very foaming. This is not like that, there is no foaming action and it took a couple of times to get used to it but now I love it! It is so effective but so gentle too. I use this as a second cleanse after I have removed my SPF with an oil cleanser (I don't wear foundation so I can't comment on its makeup removal ability) and have be...
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  9. Lovely cleanser


    Yes it’s expensive. However I only cleanse at night; so I think I’m going to get my monies worth from this bottle! Nice texture, skin feels soft after using. I don’t wear a lot of makeup so I can’t comment on the strength of its removal abilities. I use in conjunction with entire Dermalist range. They all compliment each other well.
  10. Perfect Cleanser


    I got a deluxe sample of this product with a Adore Goodie Bag, and I love it very much. I think it is especially suitable in the morning. It can refresh and brighten my skin, and it has good oil control effect. It's worth buying full size later.
  11. Great morning cleanser


    This is a wonderful cleanser that does that little bit extra. I like this one in the mornings especially if I have used all the things the night before. It gives you a great cleanse without any tightness or dryness. It massages well and has some light exfoliation benefits that make my nice and smooth and glowy in the mornings. I am on my second tube and I have enjoyed everything I have tried from ...
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  12. High Quality Cleanser!


    I got a deluxe sample of this product with a recent Adore Goodie Bag and I am in love! Its nourishing and gentle on my face but still effectively removes my sunscreen and make up. As you cleanse with it you can feel the quality of the product! 10/10
  13. Gentle but effective


    Love this cleanser. Super gentle but super effective. Great for everyday use.
  14. very gentle


    it is very very gentle on the skin and i felt that it did cleanse my skin deeply. i have relatively dry skin and i very much liked the way this made my skin feel. my skin was not dry or tight after using this cleanser.
  15. Super gentle


    I love love love this cleanser and went ahead and bought the gift set too with the facial brush it is just the best cleanser leaves my skin so clean and soft
  16. Nice cleanser


    This makes a nice morning cleanse
  17. GREAT


    I love this product my skin is left more hydrated and dewy!
  18. Great!


    I received a sample of this cleanser with my recent order - it's great. It's probably a little out of my price range otherwise, but I love its exfoliating qualities while still being gentle enough to use everyday as my skin is a little sensitive and dry. My skin looks and feels a lot clearer when I use this cleanser without stripping my skin.
  19. effective


    I usually use Dermalogica or Murad's lactic acid cleansers, so I was interested to try this when I got it as a free sample. It's good, but probably not as intense as Dermalogica's IMO. My skin can take strong AHA's and retinols, so this might be good for someone new to AHAs.


    I have been struggling with hormonal breakouts around my jawline and have tried countless products and nothing appeared to work. I tried this cleanser and the serum and was completely blown away by how quick it cleared my skin and how it has kept any new breakouts from appearing. My skin can be sensitive at times and this cleanser is gentle enough for everyday use

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  21. Surprising result


    I tried this product only because a friend I trust recommended it. I have always used a natural cleanser before now. The Dermalist cleanser is really light and I wondered when first applying if it would be effective. Nothing to worry about it!!! Left my skin feeling clean, light and fresh. No residue whatsoever and soft as anything. No mean feat when you're 51 years old!!! Highly rate.
  22. Best cleanser I have used!


    Been using this product for months now and it is amazing. My skin feels super clean and the only time I have had breakouts has been near my period, but they are much better than what they were!

  23. Best cleanser I have used!


    Love this so much! Been using it for a couple of months and its the best cleanser I have ever used! The only time I get break outs is around the time I have my period and the breakouts so away heaps quicker with this product and they are not as bad. Works even better with the wand!
  24. Soft and Refreshing


    At first I didn't think much of this cleanser. It didn't froth up and didn't feel like it was cleaning my skin at all. After removing it from my skin, it felt really fresh and super soft! I'm so glad I received this as a sample cause it's worth a try.


    I've been using this cleanser for about six months now having heard about it on the Podcast and read the reviews and I'm OBSESSED!!! My dryish skin is dewier, bouncier and brighter than its been in recent memory and just like other reviewers have said...it doesn't feel dry or stripped anymore. I think of it that my skin has kind of rebalanced itself to its original youthful state using this if tha...
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  26. Water and average


    Sorry Dermalist, I’m not impressed. This cleanser is really watery, just runs off your face and doesn’t pack much of a punch. I didn’t feel it was giving me much of a clean and with regards to being hydrating, I don’t think it stays put long enough to make any difference to the skin’s hydration levels . Not for me, and certainly not worth the price point in my opinion.
  27. okay product


    when i brought this cleanser and opened it i was speechless it had the perfect constancy like a milk gel and wasnt an overwhelming smell.later on trying out the product on my face it didnt work very well nothing came of my face and it become quite irritating.
  28. Meh


    Got a sample of this with my order, was excited to try as I had heard about it on the Beaty IQ podcast. Wasn’t anything exiting, doesn’t remove make up so you’ll need to use micellar water first, might be a good option for anyone with sensitive sling but I’d go PCA creamy cleanser over this any day.
  29. Really liking this

    Really liking this

    I'm really enjoying this cleanser. Its not drying at all and leaves my skin feeling nice and clean but not stripped. Better as a second or morning cleanse.
  30. Nice


    Easily removes my make-up and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. Really good cleanser.
  31. Lovely and gentle


    I gave this to my mum and she loves it. She has mature and sensitive skin and this was very gentle on her face. She is very active and sporty and wears a lot of sports-grade SPF that can be stubborn to get off and this cleanser cuts through all grease and grime and leaves her feeling fresh.
  32. Great for Combo skin


    Got this as a sample. I have combo skin. Sometimes it gets oily, this cleanses thoroughly and doesn't strip the skin.
  33. Not the best


    Not happy with how much I paid for this cleanser- it is not effective in washing off makeup, even after 2 cleanses.
  34. Best cleanser Ive ever had!


    Love love love this cleanser!! It works well with the Skinwand, leaving my skin hydrated and plump. Definitely the best cleanser Ive tried, and will keep using. Highly recommended!
  35. New favourite!


    I’m one of those people who buys a different cleanser every time I run out. Well, not anymore. I’m obsessed with this one! I’ve been using it for less than a week and the usual texture around my chin is already improving. I have dry, irritable skin and this is lovely to use! Leaves my face feeling clean but not stripped and gentle enough to use daily. It also smells divine! I’m already wanted to t...
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  36. Oily skin saviour

    Best cleanser

    I received a sample of this cleanser with one of my previous orders and I’m sooo glad I did! I’ve literally never had a cleanser work better on my oily skin. It has worked wonders to get rid of stubborn little spots I’ve had for years on my chin and forehead and hormonal blind pimples are gone in half the amount of time it usually takes. It also doesn’t dry out my skin like previous products I’ve ...
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  37. Holy grail cleanser


    I’ve finally found my go to cleanser.
    I always always use an oil cleanser to remove my makeup, sunscreen etc at the end of the day therefore I have been on the lookout for a cleanser that didn’t strip my skin and benefited my skin as my follow up and morning cleanser. This is it. It doesn’t strip your skin but there is a slight grit to it that feels almost like an exfoliant. It is expensive ...
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  38. My holy grail


    As someone with oily skin, I actually love a hydrating cleanser and this is it. I use this as my morning cleanse and my skin looks so plump after using. It's really gentle, does exactly what it says. Love love love!
  39. Awesome cleanser


    Love this cleanser - very effective but gentle exfoliation. Definitely notice skin texture appears smoother after use.
    The smell isn't particularly nice but it's not bad either.
    I would probably purchase again.
  40. Gentle lactic oil cleanser


    Love this oil based cleanser. It’s gentle and hydrating just like it says but it was also a great intro for me to my first lactic cleanser. Tingles just enough to know it’s doing its thing but is also so mild it doesn’t cause any irritation to my sensitive skin. My only minor criticism would be that it doesn’t always feel like it washes off completely, without the assistance of a cloth or a double...
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  41. Great daily double cleanser


    I use this as my second cleanser at night and it makes my skin feel squeaky clean after. This cleanser is gentle enough for daily use but still packs a punch!
  42. Instantly Obsessed


    I received a sample with my last order, and I was so impressed after the first use! My skin felt baby soft and oil free, but still very plump and hydrated. First experience with lactic acid in my skincare routine, I’ll be purchasing a full sized bottle ASAP!
  43. Can notice a change within 24 hours


    I honestly could not wait to use this product and it did not disappoint. It made a clear change in the texture of the skin after one wash and I have not looked back since getting it
  44. Hydrating


    I knew this cleanser would be pricey the minute I got a sample it was in the cutest little mini bottle. Felt absolutely amazing on my skin. It felt like a mixture of cleanser and oil when applying. So hydrating. Skin feels silky after. Would be good for dry skin!
  45. Absolutely in love!


    I’ve used multiple cleansers that claim they are ‘gentle’ and for sensitive skin however have found most tend to strip the skin leaving me feeling clean but a bit dry. This cleanser is amazing and has blown me away with how gentle yet effective it is. It is oil based and natural and leaves my skin clear, clean and hydrated. I wear sunscreen and mineral makeup and this gets all of that off without ...
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  46. clears off the dirt


    it is a very nice light cleanser that removes dirt from the face very effectively. i got it as a sample and i liked it. it did work for my aged skin and did not dry it out.
  47. Disappointing


    This cleanser does not remove makeup well. I decided to follow up my cleansing with Alpha H liquid gold and applied this with a cotton pad. I was horrified when i saw how much makeup was on the cotton pad!
  48. Perfect


    I was expecting just a cleanser, similar to all the other brands I've used with something slightly different but at the end of the day, just a cleanser. I can tell you, Dermalist delivers something much more superior. I have dry & oily sensitised, acne prone skin, it balances it perfectly, helps heal any breakouts and makes my skin feel silky and plump. I cannot fault it.
  49. A friendly cleanser


    I have been using this cleanser for a week now (part of my 2-step night cleanse) and I have to say, I'm in love. The surface of my skin has become so soft and I can actually feel the difference in texture. It's not a foaming cleanser, which is a new thing for me, but it does almost more than expected. It's calming, clearing and a delight for my skin. I'm usually quite tight and dry after my second...
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  50. Game Changer


    This cleanser totally changed my skin. It looks and feels clearer, radiant and smoother. Combined with the derma wand, I actually look forward to washing my face every night!
  51. Great moisturizing cleanser


    I have used this cleanser for over a month now and I think it is fabulous.
    It has a light pleasant sent and is super creamy. It dose a great job of cleansing the skin and leaving it feeling super hydrated. The lactic acid has really made my skin appear smoother and refined in the short time I have used it.
    I will be buying this product again!!
  52. Not for me


    I received this as a sample, my first thought was the amazing smell this product has. It felt nice when using it, however afterwards my skin felt quite tight and not hydrated at all. I read the reviews and was curious as to why opinion differed so much. I therefore waited a few days and tried again. My skin still felt tight and like this product actually zapped the moisture from my skin. This...
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  53. Simply a dream


    This cleanser is now my go to after trying dozens of products that always left my skin irritated. It feels silky smooth when you apply it and that feeling remains even after you rinse it off. It removes all my makeup without leaving me with that uncomfortable 'tight' feeling on my skin.
  54. Fantastic


    My skin loves this cleanser. It has a pleasant tingling effect. It leaves my skin clean, smooth and calm. It has an interesting fragrance a bit like Christmas pudding but I don't mind it.
  55. Did not clean my skin


    I did not feel like this cleaned my skin at all. I wear minimal makeup (I just mix some sunscreen and BB Cream in my hands and apply), and this did not remove my makeup at all. I had to double cleanse with Dermafoliant to actually remove all makeup and feel 'clean' afterwards. I would not recommend this product.
  56. Tingling delight


    So far, so good! Love the sensation on my skin, feels like it is actually doing something. Purchased after reading the Adore article recommendations and I am happy with results thus far
  57. Excellent clean


    A beautiful gentle cleanser. Not harsh but cleanses thoroughly. Nice scent also.
  58. Fantastic face wash


    This is a great gentle wash that leaves skin feeling smooth but does not overly exfoliate or dry the skin out. Also removes make up well. I will definitely buy this again!
  59. Obsessed!


    My skin feels so clean after using this cleanser. It really cleans without stripping my skin of its natural oils. It has helped with my redness too. I'm obsessed!
  60. Amazing


    I have dry, eczema prone skin. I get the occasional pimple, but do have clogged pores on my chin and nose.

    This is so softening and I started having a few small pimples after using it, but then they went away after a few days and my skin seemed really bright and plump after! So it was as if the cleanser was cleaning everything out of my system.

    Whilst I still use a makeup...
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  61. Amazing!


    This is my new go to cleanser. I love how gentle it is, but also has a bit of grunt with the lactic acid. Perfect if you have sensitive skin that needs a bit of brightening. Definitely repurchasing.
  62. LOVE!!


    I was keen to give this a try when it came out and boy was I impressed! I have very dry sensitive that is acne prone. I'm not usually a fan of creamy cleansers, but this is magical. It left my skin feeling super soft and fresh without drying it out. After using it with Dermalists exfoliant my skin just felt incredible, and my serums just glided on my skin. Definitely worth every cent!
  63. Expert recommendation


    Bought this based on a Beauty IQ read, and sometimes it's really worth listening to the experts! Great cleanser - I use as second step in a double cleanse, but definitely gentle enough, yet effective enough on its own. I get a slight tingle - just enough to know the the fruit acids are working!
  64. feels good


    Have only be using it for a few days and my skin does feel good after cleansing. It's more expensive than other brands.
  65. Good but nothing to rave about


    I have been using this cleanser for a week now and I don't see a remarkable improvement. It's not a foaming cleanser but it's ok. No better then olay from the supermarket though... while I like it and don't have anything negative to say, I wouldn't call it life changing
  66. Who knew a cleanser could be this good?!?!!

    Tarsh (Adore Beauty Staff)

    My opinion of cleansers has always been pretty little to be honest, I mean how effective can something be that is barely on the skin and is literally gone in 60 seconds but boy, did this cleanser prove me wrong!! In the past I've always opted for gentle cleansers as I'm vary of using anything exfoliating on the daily, but this baby is gentle enough for every day use and in just two weeks this beau...
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  67. Um, hello!

    Joanna - Adore Beauty Staff

    Okurrr this cleanser is NICE. She's gentle, she's effective, she's suitable for sensitive skin. She's a TINY bit gritty, but not enough to aggravate my rosacea, yet enough to feel like my skin is gently resurfaced.
  68. So so perfect for dry skin

    Sam - Adore Beauty Staff

    I have dry/dehydrated skin that can be quite sensitive and introducing this cleanser to my routine has done wonders for my skin! It's gentle but does a really good job of exfoliating my skin and prepping it for my serums and moisturisers. After using every third day for 2 weeks
    my skin was noticeably brighter and smoother. It's a real game-changer!
  69. The cleanser that made me sit up and take notice

    Liz - Adore Beauty Staff Member

    Cleansers, amiright? Never exciting, never really move the needle on your skincare regimen. Until I tried this baby!! Never has my skin felt smoother, cleaner and yet hydrated. Products I put on afterwards suddenly became extra effective. Birds sang.

    I was supposed to try a sample overnight and ended up hoarding it for two weeks and refusing to pass it to the next person. I'm not a j...
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