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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 250ml 250ml

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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is a soap-free botanical blend of Quillaja Saponaria and calming Lavender that foams away impurities without leaving the skin feeling tight or dry, while super-soothing Balm Mint helps calm sensitivity.
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4.5 of 77 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

Great for sensitive skin

Sina

My skin improved drastically with the cleansing gel! I feel a lot more confident with my skin, as I don't break out anymore. After a few months of uses I could say it's a great product and my skin is glowing. I have received compliments from friends & family on how great my skin looks. I honestly couldn't be any happier ! Thank you dermalogica

Most Helpful Criticism

Maybe not so special

Lucrecia

Decent? Yes. Special may be an over statement though. Clear gel that cleans skin nicely, works well with my FOREO Luna, but nothing real special to report. Pretty forgettable actually.
  1. Great for sensitive skin

    Sina

    My skin improved drastically with the cleansing gel! I feel a lot more confident with my skin, as I don't break out anymore. After a few months of uses I could say it's a great product and my skin is glowing. I have received compliments from friends & family on how great my skin looks. I honestly couldn't be any happier ! Thank you dermalogica
  2. Classic product

    Milhouse

    This is the best gel cleanser I’ve ever used. It’s fairly gentle and cleanses well. My only gripe is that it’s a bit harsh on my forehead and leaves it a little dry (combination skin). That being said I’ll continue to buy this product. May it never change.
  3. Great product

    Maya

    This cleanser doesn’t burn My sensitive skin or aggravate my red areas. I’m very happy with it and will purchase again.
  4. Excellent daily cleanse

    Rachel

    I was recommended to use this product twice daily for cleansing. Normally I get too dry if I wash too much, however, I then get blackheads. This is the perfect product for me because I get the best of both. No soap, no problems. Also, great value for money. Lasted me at least 6 months.
  5. Maybe not so special

    Lucrecia

    Decent? Yes. Special may be an over statement though. Clear gel that cleans skin nicely, works well with my FOREO Luna, but nothing real special to report. Pretty forgettable actually.
  6. Cleared my acne!!

    Han

    Have been using this for 4 months now and it’s the only thing that keeps my skin looking clear and clean! Leaves skin feeling soft and well washed yet not dry or stiff!
  7. Perfect cleanser

    MS

    can't recommend this cleanser enough. keeps my acne prone skin clear, removes all traces of makeup and just makes my skin super healthy looking. can't live without it
  8. Drying

    Emma

    I received a sample with my last order, and I won’t be purchasing. Far too drying on my skin, which is sensitive. I am more used to oil based/ creamy cleansers, maybe that’s Why I find this tol stripping. Nice subtle smell though.
  9. Can’t go wrong!

    Sophie

    I have fallen in love with this cleanser! In the past I used to only enjoy using gel cleansers as foaming cleansers would irritate my sensitive skin. However, since I have combination skin this cleanser foams up just enough to thoroughly clean my skin whilst also nourishing it at the same time. You can’t go wrong with this cleanser no matter what skin type you have!
  10. INCREDIBLE

    Tori

    I cannot recommend this enough. I have written many reviews because I want everyone to know how great this product is. I have currently run out and my skin has broken out, isn't looking as smooth and is just overall dull and I know as soon as I use this again it'll bounce back to normal, smooth, healthy looking skin. THE BEST THERE IS!
  11. ok but not worth the price

    Steff

    Although this cleanser does clean your skin well, it is not beneficial for those with acne prone skin or oily skin as it does nothing to combat the breakout or prevent it from happening. My skin continued to go on with breakouts while using this cleanser.
  12. really good

    Raha

    I love to use this before bed. I always take this with me when I’m travelling!
  13. Gentle

    Kate

    This product is gentle yet feels like a deep clean! Love it
  14. Recommend

    Yanpu

    Gentle product as face cleanser yet rich foam. Leaves skin with a clean feeling after using
  15. Clean and gentle

    Emma

    I struggle with cleansers that dry my skin out! The dermalogica cleanser is amazing. You only need a small amount and it gently cleanses removes make up and doesn’t dry my skin out!
    I keep it in my shower for easy use every night.
  16. Very happy

    Lauren

    I love this cleanser! I have oily skin and it is perfect for my skin type.
  17. Clean, balanced cleanser

    Sarah

    I used the Essential Cleansing Solution for years until they discontinued it. This was my next go-to solution and it thoroughly cleanses the skin. However, I do feel like it's not moisturizing enough for my already dry skin. Overall, good cleanser for the warmer months. Might need something more hydrating for the colder months.
  18. Love it

    Kylie

    This is one of my fave all time cleansers. Cleans well without ovetdrying even though I branch out to try other cleansers looking for my holy trail, I often come back to this. A good staple.
  19. Amazing!

    Alice

    I brought this facial cleanser for my mum, who has more mature and quite sensitive skin, and she absolutely loves it! It’s a little pricier than other brands, however I think it does wonders, as it’s improved my mum’s skin. I would say it’s perfect for those who have really sensitive skin, as it doesn’t irritate, but gently cleanses the skin
  20. Perfect face wash!

    Crystal

    Adore this clenser I use it morning and night and find that it has really helped with my overall complexion and really helps take my makeup off after a long day. I will continue to use this product!
  21. excellent face wash

    Laura

    This is such a good face wash!!! it makes my skin feel so clean and soft, it definitely gets all the dirt out and even helps clear my acne I love this so much
  22. AMAZING!! HG CLEANSER

    Kezia

    My holy grail cleanser!!!
    feels soft, ddidnt dry my skin, suitable for my sensitive, acne prone skin
    3rd time repurchasing.
  23. Not my favourite

    Isabella

    Skinstitut is way way better than this. I don’t like this much. It sits in my bathroom and I don’t use it very often! :(
  24. A simple cleanser

    Zilda

    This cleanser is by far the best cleanser i have ever used. I trialled the small bottle first to make sure that my sensitive skin can handle it and it did. So now i got the bigger bottle. Best for someone who needs a no fuss simple cleanser that actually clean really well without drying the skin.
  25. Great cleanser, very gentle

    Kellie

    I recently trialed a sample of this product and thought it was a great, gently daily cleanser, but probably didn’t love it enough to switch from my regular products.
  26. Love this - a great daily cleanser

    AB

    I love this cleanser and use it everyday. As the name suggests, this is a gel formula, which foams up slightly as you rub it into damp skin. No discernible scent and is clear (so no dyes).

    I'm particularly fussy with my cleansers because I have very sensitive eyes, and I can use this around my eye area with no irritation. It's also really nice to use with my foreo cleansing device, as it foams up just enough. I typically use this at the second cleanse step (after using a cleansing balm to remove my make-up) and find that it cleans my skin well without stripping it dry. All in all I've found this to be a great no-fuss gentle cleanser.

    (FYI - I have a combination skin type: oily on my forehead/nose, normal to dry around my mouth/chin/cheeks)
  27. Great daily cleanser

    Michelle

    I first tried this in the Meet Dermalogica Kit and fell in love with it. It leaves your skin feeling soft and clean but not stripped and tight. I use twice daily and it had=s helped keep any breakouts under control.
  28. Great cleanser

    Rachel

    This is a great cleanser for my combination skin. I am on my third bottle of this. I only to need to use a small amount and my skin feels great.
  29. Perfect all rounder cleanser!

    Kimberley

    Perfect everyday cleanser. I have a normal/oily skin type and this cleanser does such a great job at cleansing without stripping my skin or causing breakouts and congestion! Only need a small amount so it last for ages too!
  30. so good but expensive

    Raha

    I wouldn't say dermalogica is affordable but i am absolutely obsessed with this range!I have pretty oily skin that can be sensitive at times. Would definitely recommend to anyone with a similar skin type! Cleans my face super well!
  31. Love it!

    Emma

    Doesn’t dry out the skin but still leaves your skin feeling clean without feeling tight and like you’ve just had all the water and oils stripped from your face
  32. FAV

    shiraz

    I have been using this cleanser for the past 2 months and love it. I was worried it might not be suitable being a gel foam cleanser and leave my skin feeling tight as I get breakouts and have combo skin but it doesn't at all. Couldn't recommend highly enough!! Skin feels soft and clean every time
  33. Cleans well

    mani

    i use this in the morning and it is great for oily skin. after using this my skin feels clean and soft and makeup application on it becomes so easy
  34. Great

    Yo

    In only three washes my face has never felt so soft! this cleans deeply while not feeling abrasive or drying. Only the smallest amount is enough so it will last forever also! highly recommend!
  35. Go-to Cleanser!

    Michelle

    I love this cleanser because a little goes a long way and it leaves my skin so SOFT! Highly recommend!
  36. Drying

    Tarran

    Found this to be very drying on my skin. Would recommend if I have congested skin but not for everyday use. Does smell amazing though
  37. Great

    asami

    This is great to remove make-up. I find it a little drying when used all the time. I use in combination with essential cleanse
  38. Good Cleanser

    Davina

    Good cleanser. Leaves my skin feeling smooth and removes all dirt and makeup.
  39. Holy grail status!

    Emily

    I purchased the special cleansing gel after realising that the dermal clay cleanser was a lil too much for my combo skin. I've been using this for a few days now. It lathers up nicely (not a huge amount, which is good), cleans well and doesn't leave the skin feeling tight or dry. The only criticism I have is that it doesn't control my t-zone oils throughout the day, which it doesn't claim too anyways, but it does clean very nicely and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.
  40. it's a nice cleansing gel

    Tayla

    This is a nice cleansing gel, it leaves my skin feeling clean and doesn't dry out my skin. However it is a little pricey and can find other products that do the same job but it costs half of what this does.
  41. My holy grail !! Thank you adore beauty !

    Sumi

    This is my holy grail product .. I got the 50 ml as a gift from adore beauty ..I was afraid to use it because my skin is very sensitive with acne prone ..but I tried and Since then I’m in love with this product .. my skin feels so smooth,soft and hydrating it doesn’t dry out skin like other cleanser. Now I don’t breakout like before this made my skin so clear I’m surprised . This is the best cleanser I’ve tried till now. And also little goes a long way. So, I bought this 250 ml as soon as my 50 ml was finished. Thank you adore beauty !
  42. Great facial wash

    melissa

    Keeps skin feeling fresh and clean, great if you have oily skin.
  43. Lovely cleanser

    Kate

    This is a lovely cleanser that is probably best suited for those with normal skin. I have oily skin so prefer the Medibac range but I use this when my skin is feeling on the dryer side. A little goes a long way & there are no strong odours.
  44. Great cleanser

    Abbey

    Simple, Professional, Easy to use bottle, clear gel consistency you only need a pea sized amount as the product does foam up and spread quite easily once applied onto a pre wet face.

    Once rinsed off skin feels refreshed and alive, feels clean but hasn't stripped the skin of its natural oils and perfect for pairing with the daily microfoliant afterwards for an extra clean feel.

    There is not much of a scent so if your someone who isn't a fan of over powering skin fragrances this product is a go to, hands down
  45. Overrated, unfortunately

    Rebecca

    It’s rare for me to not love a Dermalogica product...but this one is disappointing. My skin felt so tight after using it, and I am prone to oil, so I hate to think how people with dry skin are affected. I just found it really “strips” the goodness from your skin and it leaves my face quite dull. Maybe my skin is just better suited to an oil-based or clay cleanser.
  46. A staple

    Kylie Q

    My skin has been so good since using dermalogica. The special cleansing gel is such a great product. It cleanses well, doesn’t sting the eyes and a little goes a very long way - you only need a tiny amount.
  47. does the job, but nothing to write home about

    Claire

    Considering the rave reviews and the relatively steep price tag (for a cleanser) I was expecting pretty great things. Unfortunately, I really don't see much of a difference between this and your cheaper drugstore gel cleansers like Simple. I've used about half the bottle now after months of use, and can at least confirm that you only need a very small amount of product and it does go a long way.

    On the other hand, I have combo skin and wasn't particularly impressed. Perhaps this is a better option for those with more oily skin? Despite the description, I found this did leave my face feeling a little tight and uncomfortable after washing if I didn't immediately moisturise. It certainly was good for removing makeup and I felt like it properly cleansed my skin; I just think that there's better products out there. In typical Dermalogica fashion, this smells very clinical and sanitised, and I prefer to have more natural oils and organic ingredients in my skincare. It obviously is doing the job for many people - just not right for me so I'll keep looking.

  48. Best Cleanser

    Kat

    Really good for oily skin - skin instantly feels soft and clean. Highly recommend.
  49. My Favorite Cleanser

    Cate

    I love this, and am onto my 5th bottle, which lasts an average of 9 months!
    Doesn't leave the skin dry, and is a gentle but effective cleanser. Dermalogica products are definitely worth the price!
  50. One of the best

    Kaylah

    This product is great for my oily skin, it clears my pores and still leaves me feeling hydrated and moisturised. It's so smooth and definitely a new favourite.
  51. Great travel companion

    girlbythewindow

    I couldn't do without this little bottle for my travel! I've been using this cleanser for a while and it feels benign, but the result is smoother, clean skin without the tightness. Awesome stuff.
  52. My favourite cleanser

    Kelly

    I have used a lot of different cleansers, but this is by far the best I have ever used. I have oily/combination skin and I have found this cleanser has been amazing at keeeping my skin clean and clear! Love it, and will purchase again!
  53. This is the best cleanser you will ever use

    Chloe

    I have strayed a few times, but I always come back to special cleansing gel.
    Nothing else makes my face feel really *clean*. I use this all year round and it's never drying.
    I've been using it since I was 19, I'm now 30, and it just really works for my skin!
  54. Really great!

    Terry

    I do not like creamy cleansers because I never feel like I get them completely rinsed off. This Dermologica Cleansing Gel is the total opposite. My face feels clean, is clean and rinses with ease. I would highly recommend.
  55. Not drying and very cleansing

    Jessica

    every since i started using this and paired it with my favorite pre-cleansing oil and wash my face daily, ive never seem so many positive results! my breakouts have reduced and it leaves my face so soft and smooth and not drying compared to other foaming cleansers, its amazing for combination skin types like mine that get little breakouts here and there
  56. My favourite cleanser

    Danielle

    This is my favourite cleanser - I reorder every time I am close to running out. It doesn’t dry my skin out but my skin feels lovely and clean after use.
  57. It's okay but not my favourite

    Lobs

    Although Dermalogica makes your skin feel very clean it does not feel nourished and dried my skin out a little bit (I have sensitive skin). May be more beneficial for oily skin.
  58. For soft and clean skin

    Ellie

    Highly recommend this product to smooth the skins surface and cleanse the skin from oil and makeup. After using this cleanser my skin feels silky soft and visibly clean and balanced. Wouldn't recommend for breakout prone skin as it wont treat or prevent breakouts.
  59. Not for dry skin

    Tanya

    This is a good cleanser in terms of removing makeup and impurities. It lathers very well and makes your face feel squeaky clean. I however have dry skin and i found that this was too harsh and dried out my skin even more. I would recommend for oily skin.
  60. Great

    KAtie

    This product cleared my skin right up within two weeks amazing product
  61. Not so special

    S

    Found this to be an average cleanser and not particularly better than a very basic one from the grocery store. Does a cleanse but skin feels dry after. Did use a whole 500 ml bottle but didn't end up repurchasing again
  62. Nothing special

    Saida

    Good cleanser however doesnt make any amazing changes to my skin very average
  63. My favourite cleanser

    Jessica

    This is my favourite cleanser for oily skin! It soothes my skin and keeps breakouts away. It smells amazing and is really gentle on my skin.
  64. Deep cleanse

    Isabel

    This Dermalogica cleansing gel takes off heavier make up really well. I find that the gel consistency gives my face a nice deep clean. It lathers up perfectly on my face. I would recommend this cleanser for anyone who wears full coverage makeup as it takes it off with ease.
  65. Great for on the go

    Hingo

    I have this cleanser with me for when I travel. My skin always seems to need a bit more to clean it up when I'm traveling and this is a great size
  66. Beware of the lid

    Sal

    I love this cleanser. Does the job and cleans pores out without the stripped feeling. Only problem is if you turn the bottle upside down (like when you store it closer to the end of the product) the lid slowly leaks. I decanted it into another bottle. I'll get the pump bottle version of this next time.
  67. It's a yes from me!

    Celina

    I received a sample of this in my Adore Beauty order and fell in love. This cleanser foams up beautifully, leaving skin feeling clean but not tight and dry. I also like the lack of fragrance- perfect for dry or sensitive skin like mine. The mini is a staple in my travel skincare.
  68. It's okay

    Green

    I absolutely love dermalogica this cleansing gel is soft enough it doesn’t dry out my skin but still provides a great clean
  69. Nice

    Neesha

    I love keeping this in the shower. It makes my face feel so fresh and clean. I will defianlty buy the pump bottle when I can! 10/10
  70. good but not great

    Brianna

    i love dermalogica they have amazing product but i wasn't blown away with this one. i like to use this product as a first cleanse on the skin and then go in with something different as my second cleanse. it does a good job at removing makeup but doesn't really blow me away.
  71. Nice

    Tenisha

    I think this will work best for me as a pre cleanse in the shower as I feel it's to thick and I feel like cleansing again. So the days I feel like double cleansing I will use this first
  72. beautiful gentle cleanser

    Angela

    This is a great gentle cleanser. The bottle in this size is easy to use. It has one of those pop up caps, but it is easy to squeeze out the right amount. The cleanser has a clear liquid soap like texture. It foams up nicely so you don't need too much. It has that pleasant light herbal smell you get in many of their products. It cleans the skin nicely but does not dry you out. It doesn't get stubborn eye makeup off, so it's best to use another product first to get that off. Will definitely buy again.
  73. Smooth and gentle

    Jacque

    I absolutely love dermalogica this cleansing gel is soft enough it doesn’t dry out my skin but still provides me a great gentle balanced clean
  74. Finally have found my perfect cleanser

    Tahnia

    I've tried many many cleansers and this is the only one I've ever repurchased!
    The pump is really convenient to have in the shower. It has a lovely gel consistency which turns into a gentle lather once mixed with water.
    Removes light make up but I use an oil base pre cleanse if I'm wearing heavy cosmetics
    Leaves skin feeling beautifully clean and refreshed without drying
  75. Perfect for my oily/congested but sensitive skin!

    Sarah

    Love this product! I was fooled into using harsh, abrasive and chemical based products to try and combat my congested/oily skin and ended up doing a lot of damage to my skin as a result. A friend recommended this product to me and I haven't looked back since! It is gentle yet really effective. It removes all traces of makeup and grime without leaving that squeaky clean feeling. My skin feels soft, clean, subtle and balanced. It also soothes breakouts and gently hydrates the skin so you don't have that tight skin feeling or an overproduction of oil after use. A little goes a long way too - remember to gentle lather before applying as it activates all the ingredients to give better results. I would definitely recommend this :)
  76. Simple but effective

    Claire

    Great cleanser for most skin types.Value for money, a little goes a long way! Scent is light, I like that this smells natural,considering the essential oils in it's ingredients.Leaves skin feeling soft and not at all tight like other foaming cleansers!.I will continue to buy this as a staple in my skincare routine
  77. Cleansing staple

    Susie

    This is one of my favorite foaming cleansers. A little goes a long way, so it's great value.
    It's gentle and effective. I use it following PreCleanse in the evening. Sometimes I will use the Daily Microfoliant to follow.
    A great product for most skin types. Mine is oily sensitive and this does not aggravate my skin at all.
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