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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 250ml 250ml

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4.5 of 60 reviews

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Most Helpful Positive

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

Most Helpful Criticism

Not my favourite
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! :(
  1. Amazing!

    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
  2. Perfect face wash!

    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!
  3. excellent face wash

    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

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

    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! :(
  6. A simple cleanser

    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.
  7. Great cleanser, very gentle

    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.
  8. Love this - a great daily cleanser

    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)
  9. Great daily cleanser

    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.
  10. Great cleanser

    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.
  11. Perfect all rounder cleanser!

    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!
  12. so good but expensive

    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!
  13. Love it!

    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
  14. FAV

    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
  15. Cleans well

    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
  16. Great

    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!
  17. Go-to Cleanser!

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

    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
  19. Great

    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
  20. Good Cleanser

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

    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.
  22. it's a nice cleansing gel

    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.
  23. My holy grail !! Thank you adore beauty !

    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 !
  24. Great facial wash

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

    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.
  26. Great cleanser

    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
  27. Overrated, unfortunately

    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.
  28. A staple

    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.
  29. does the job, but nothing to write home about

    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.

  30. Best Cleanser

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

    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!
  32. One of the best

    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.
  33. Great travel companion

    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.
  34. My favourite cleanser

    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!
  35. This is the best cleanser you will ever use

    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!
  36. Really great!

    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.
  37. Not drying and very cleansing

    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
  38. My favourite cleanser

    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.
  39. It's okay but not my favourite

    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.
  40. For soft and clean skin

    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.
  41. Not for dry skin

    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.
  42. Great

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

    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
  44. Nothing special

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

    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.
  46. Deep cleanse

    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.
  47. Great for on the go

    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
  48. Beware of the lid

    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.
  49. It's a yes from me!

    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.
  50. It's okay

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

    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
  52. good but not great

    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.
  53. Nice

    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
  54. beautiful gentle cleanser

    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.
  55. Smooth and gentle

    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
  56. Finally have found my perfect cleanser

    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
  57. Perfect for my oily/congested but sensitive skin!

    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 :)
  58. Simple but effective

    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
  59. Cleansing staple

    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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