Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 500ml

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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 500ml by Dermalogica


Enhance your skincare routine with Special Cleansing Gel from the experts at Dermalogica. The soap-free botanical blend of natural Quillaja Saponaria plus soothing Balm Mint and Lavender helps to gently remove impurities from the skin, leaving a clearer and healthier complexion.

This Dermalogica facial cleanser is perfect for all skin types, regardless of whether you have dry skin, sensitive skin, or acne-prone skin. The gentle gel formula carefully cleanses without disrupting the skin’s natural moisture balance.

Key benefits of Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

  •  Soap-free gel cleanser
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Contains a natural foaming agent, Quillaja Saponaria
  • Calms acne with Balm Mint and Lavender
  • Does not strip or dry the skin


 What are the main ingredients in Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel?

Instead of the harsh foaming agent that most foaming cleansers use, Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel contains botanical Quillaja Saponaria. Quillaja Saponaria comes from the soapbark tree and is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it perfect for minimising blackheads and pores. This Dermalogica facial cleansing formula also contains Balm Mint and Lavender, which help to soothe the skin whilst cleansing.

 Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel has been formulated without artificial colours and fragrances and is paraben- and cruelty-free.


How to use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel:

  •  Apply a pea-sized amount onto moistened hands.
  • Lather hands together to ensure a light and fluffy foam consistency (add more water if needed).
  • Apply directly to dampened face and throat.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water.


Which skin type is best for Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel?

This deep cleanser is suitable for all skin types, including dry and dehydrated skin. Special Cleansing Gel does not disturb the natural moisture levels of the skin. Due to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, the cleanser can also help calm and heal acne-prone skin. The formula is very low foaming so it is gentle on sensitive skin while being effective enough to remove makeup and other impurities. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel also makes for a great face wash for men.

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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.


1. Perform the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that begins with PreCleanse. 2. Pour a small amount of Special Cleansing Gel onto dampened hands. Rub hands together to produce a lather. 3. Apply to wet face and throat. 4. Work the lather, concentrating on areas of congestion and oiliness. Can use with The Face Brush. 5. Rinse thoroughly with tepid water. The Sponge Cloth can be used (dampened).

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Great product - 18-04-2018 by

I love this product as I suffer from very sensitive dry skin but also from acne so this cleanser is great as it provides the balance I need and very gentle. The pump is also very convenient.

Helped get my dehydration under wraps - 17-04-2018 by

I’ve suffered for so long with horrible skin due to dehydration and the special cleansing gel has by far been the best cleanser I’ve tried, so worth the price. I either use it on its own or every few days mix it with my daily microfoliant and it just works wonders, my skin feels 100x better now.

Favourite cleanser - 21-02-2018 by

Absolutely love this cleanser! I always seem to go back to it. I’m on my third huge bottle. It feels like it really cleans my skin without drying it out and it helps keep my hormonal acne to a minimum.

Brilliant - 19-02-2018 by

Can't recommend this product more highly! I was previously using a another gel cleanser, and thought I would never find another that I loved as much as I did that one...well apparently, my affections have gone to another! You only need the tiniest amount and it goes so far! I have sensitive skin and need a cleanser I can use twice a day. The lavender smell is subtle and lovely and it is able to take my makeup off with out stripping my skin. Considering it's 500ml, I think it's definately worth the price will last me ages! Get it!

Great for dry and tired skin - 14-02-2018 by

I was having real trouble with my skin as I was using cheap products. At 41 I don’t want breakouts, this is a great all round cleanser that worked miracles for me. Highly recommend

10/10 - 27-09-2017 by

I have normal/combo skin and just needed a simple cleanser for the shower. I love how this cleanser foams into a really soft fluffy foam and you can feel it doing a gentle cleanse. Works perfectly with my Clarisonic as well. Great value for money, my bottle has lasted a whole year. Pleasant smell.

Great value for money - 07-09-2017 by

I have sensitive skin and I think this may be a bit drying for me. I will try the Dermalogica Ultra calm cleanser next time as I am hoping this is the perfect fit for my skin type. If sensitive skin isn't a factor, then I would recommend you give this a try. Great value for money and no panda eyes!

Best ever - 25-08-2017 by

I've been using this cleanser for years now and I wouldn't be without it! Removes makeup with no trouble (I double cleanse with it at night) and refreshes in the morning with a single cleanse. Not drying at all for my skin. Amazing value - you only need a pea sized amount and it lathers up beautifully, so the pump bottle lasts literally months! Love it.

Great product, great Value. - 14-06-2017 by

I used Dermalogica years ago & have only just started using the range again. This cleanser ticks all the boxes for me: great value - you only need one pump, it's not at all drying or irritating on my winter-dry, sensitive skin & my skin feels clean afterwards. Will keep using.

Great value - 13-10-2016 by

I liked this cleanser and the price is great for a big pump bottle which will last me for ages! It doesn't strip my face of natural oils, doesn't leave my skin dry and it cleanses well as I prefer a lathering cleanser as opposed to a cream cleanser. My young teenage daughter uses it as well and she loves it too.

Worth every penny - 15-06-2015 by

I have acne prone skin. And even in my mid-20's the spots persist. So I've tried so many cleansing products but always return to Dermalogica's Special Cleansing Gel. Although expensive, you don't require much for a good cleanse. It's non drying and leaves your skin soft and properly clean. PLUS they don't test on animals. Makes you feel clean outside and in

My go to cleanser - 25-05-2015 by

I have been using this cleanser for quite a few years now. It always leaves my skin feeling nice and clean. Never any tightness afterwards. I buy the 500ml size and it lasts for ages. I have tried other cleansers but always come back to special cleansing gel!

Always #1 - 07-09-2014 by

I love this product. From time to time, I like to change to a new cleanser for something different, but always end up coming back to this cleanser. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean, never dries it out.

Great cleanser - 06-08-2014 by

I have combination skin and find Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel perfect for me. It's light yet still leaves you with a clean feel. I am a longtime fan of Dermalogica & their Special Cleansing Gel has become another fave.

Life Saver - 03-07-2014 by

I've been using this cleanser for about 5 years now and is deff my holy grail product for my skin. At one stage I did try something else and nothing did compare to it, some may find it a bit expensive but I just buy the big pump bottle and I seem to get my monies worth. Plus my skin loves it !

Value for money - 17-12-2013 by

I've used this cleanser for about 5 years now, and I'm completely satisfied. It cleanses my skin without leaving it feeling dry and taut. I know you’re meant to double cleanse but i never need to with this cleanser. Works a dream and best of all is the price tag!

An excellent all purpose cleaner - 01-09-2013 by

I use Special Cleansing Gel every day. It's good enough to remove makeup but gentle enough on my sensitive skin. It's expensive, but finally Dermalogica have reduced prices somewhat after gouging the Australian market for years.

excellent every day product - 24-03-2013 by

I have been using this product for years. I have sensitive skin. I can use this product in the shower, and my skin feels thoroughly cleansed without any redness or irritation.
Whilst it appears expensive, you only need the tiniest amount so it lasts forever and turns out to be quite good value.

Always good - 10-01-2013 by

I bought this for my sister, who has sensitive skin that is prone to dryness. She has been using this product for years and rates it highly. I have used it on occasion and am always impressed with the way my skin feels after use.

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