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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 500ml 500ml

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4.5 of 192 reviews

89% recommend this product

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Most Helpful Positive

this cleanser is amazing i love it so much it makes my skin feel so soft and nice

Most Helpful Criticism

Good. Not great
This cleanser is effective but does have a bit of a drying effect on the skin. But if you have combo oily skin would be nice.
  1. excellent

    this cleanser is amazing i love it so much it makes my skin feel so soft and nice
  2. Good. Not great

    This cleanser is effective but does have a bit of a drying effect on the skin. But if you have combo oily skin would be nice.
  3. LOVE IT

    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
  4. Long lasting

    This product lasts a very long time! well worth the price
  5. Great for sensitive skin

    I have struggled to find a universal cleanser that is both effective and gentle on the skin. I suffer from moderate acne and eczema on the face. The Special Cleansing Gel has been amazing in gently removing impurities without stripping the skin. Used in conjunction with the facial mist and skin smoothing cream.
  6. No thanks

    I did not like this at all. Gave me skin irritations. Disappointing :(
  7. Great for oily skin!

    I added this into my cleansing rotation and honestly I haven't looked back!
    The price is great for the size and quality of the product, I use it 2-3 times a week with roughly 1 squirt as it foams up a little when water is added but thats enough for me to use on my face generously and I've still got more than half of the bottle left (4 months in).

    This cleansing gel leaves my face so soft and takes away all the impurities left behind in my pores that clog up oil and it works as a light makeup remover too.
  8. Removes makeup and dirt

    This product removes absolutely all of my makeup after using it with the dermalogica pre cleansing gel. It is so gentle on the skin as well and you only need a small amount it lasts forever.
  9. Value for money!

    I love this product as it gently cleanses your skin leaving it free from makeup etc without it feeling dry. Best thing is this size lasts at least 12 months - great value!
  10. Gentle on skin

    Gentle cleanser- doesn’t strip of moisture.
    Cleans off make up pretty well.
    I do find it doesn’t do a deep clean so I do use skin prep scrub as well
  11. Nice & Gentle for a Gel Cleanser

    This is a nice cleansing gel. It lathers nicely without being OTT or drying. The oils and extracts in the formula smell lovely and relaxing. As there are essential oils in the formula, they may not be great for sensitive skin. Would I call it a special cleanser though? Not really... It's also quite expensive for what it is. Nice, but not revolutionary.
  12. All time favourite cleanser.

    Being a dermalogica trained specialist I cannot recommend this product highly enough. Great cleanser for a combination skin and suitable for sensitive skin. I love to use this product after my precleanse oil and I sometimes mix with daily microfoliant when my skin needs that boost! Only downside is the product is expensive.
  13. I've been using this for about 16 years

    The Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel has been in my kit for a very long time. Since I first started using it, I haven't used anything else. I love how it foams up and the consistency of the gel. This is a great twice a day product and leaves my skin feeling clean, but not dry or oily. I highly recommend it.
  14. Amazing product

    I have combination oily skin with the odd break out every few weeks and this cleanser is the reason I honestly think my skin cleared up! And it lasts for ages! Great value for money
  15. My favourite cleanser for over 15 years!

    I have combination, acne prone skin which is easily congested. This cleanser definitely helps me keep my skin under control.I use this daily of a night time. I usually remove SPF and make up with an aqueous make up remover (my skin breaks out with any product with oil ingredients), and then cleanse my face with this. A small 10-20 cent coin size is all that I need. This takes off all remaining traces of SPF and make up without stripping my skin of moisture. I find it to be a calming cleanser that makes my skin feel clean and refreshed, but it has never caused me to break out. I actually decant the cleanser into a small (100 mL) travel bottle as I find I always squeeze out way too much product using the 500 mL bottle's pump directly. I get much more longevity out of not wasting product, and now the 500 mL lasts about 8 months. I've been loyal to this cleanser for so long because it does everything I need and I will continue to repurchase.
  16. Very good product!

    I have just recently changed to using this cleanser. It’s everything I wanted and more. It leaves me feeling fresh without overly drying out my skin.
  17. Eh!

    Neither here nor there for me, it's an effective cleanser however I feel i'm using a lot of product to ensure that i'm not tugging on my skin.. Wouldn't repurchase
  18. really nice cleansing gel

    great for sensitive skin!
  19. really nice cleansing gel

    great for sensitive skin!
  20. on the fence

    I generally adore the dermalogica range! I was a little disappointed with this cleanser as I didn't find that it cleansed my oily skin too well!! I would recommend to those with more sensitive skin as it's soap free!
  21. One of the best

    This is one of the best cleansers I have used! Skin feels clean fresh and glowy after using it x
  22. Does the job

    Refreshing and gentle on skin without the feeling of dryness or harshness. Not their best, but I used it for about a year and really enjoyed it.
  23. Good cleanser for all skin types

    This cleanser would be good for all skin types. It doesn’t leave the skin feeling dry and it is perfect for removing make up. It’s pricey but the consistency of the product allows you to use a very small amount at a time. I like the packaging too.
  24. Very gentle cleanser

    This cleanser is very gentle, does not make my sensitive skin feel dry after use.
  25. Perfect for all skin types

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this cleanser, by far the best I’ve ever used, yes a bit pricey but I will forever love this, plus you can Afterpay which helps a lot! You don’t have to double cleanse it will seriously clean your face! Plus the smell is pleasant
  26. Fave cleanser!!!!!!

    I love this cleanser so much, a little bit goes such a long way. I have combination type skin and this cleanser always leave my face feeling so fresh and clean. Definitely worth the money. This is all I'll be buying from now on.
  27. Great

    I have oily/combination skin and am always conscious of reviews before I purchase a product. Look no further oily friends! This cleanser is so soft on my sensitive skin and doesn't strip away all the natural oils like other cleansers do. have used it day and night for the last few weeks and have seen a significant decrease in my 3pm oily-shine under my work makeup - amazing!!
  28. Great

    Great cleanser that always gives me.a.fresh look
  29. Great

    Great cleanser! Gentle on sensitive skin but leaves skin clear and glowing
  30. Great Cleanser

    I have been using this cleanser on and off for a few years now and absolutely love it. I don't have particularly bad skin but can often get stress breakouts or period breakouts and this product has been so great. It is gentle on your skin and not to heavy or overpowering and it doesn't leave your skin feeling dry and rubbery after wards. I use this product and the ultra calming cleanser interchangeably and have loved the results. It is a bit expensive but you don't need a lot so it does last quite awhile. Would definitely recommend buying it.
  31. Great!!

    Love this cleanser!! I have very dry sensitive skin and this has been a godsend!!!
  32. Beautiful skin!

    I am extremely grateful to have picked up the urge to try dermalogica. I have been using it for over six months now and this product and the daily micro have changed my skin care routine! No more nasty breakouts and unusual pigmentation. Definitely recommend.
  33. Great cleanser!

    very refreshing and clean after use, gentle on skin without the feeling of dryness or harshness.
    (Posted on 9/08/2015)
  34. Gentle cleanser!

    Refreshing and gentle on skin without the feeling of dryness or harshness.
  35. Amazing product for dry skin

    I suffer from dry skin which becomes worse in the winter, I was recommended this product and after using just once it left with smooth skin without that tight feeling I get with some cleansers. Such an amazing product
  36. Didn't agree with my skin

    I have oily and acne prone skin. This cleanser for me just made my pimples worse and seemed to irritate them even more by making them redder and more infected almost. I think I might be allergic or my skin doesn't agree with an ingredient or a fragrance in it maybe. As I have heard others who swear by using this.
    When i used this in the shower, it stung my cheeks in particular and my skin looked burnt when I came out, very red and hot but would settle after a while. I would suggest if your unsure if this product is for you to try a sample of it?
  37. The Best Cleanser

    Love this cleanser. It removes makeup without stripping the skin. I love the convenient pump bottle too!
  38. Works wonders!

    This is my favourite cleanser of all time. I have never had particularly bad skin but I did have the odd breakout and lots of little underskin bumps, this completely removed all of that. Even when I have a pimple, I put a bit of extra on and with some rubbing it is usually cleared by the next day. The price is steep but you only need the tiniest amount and a small bottle lasts me for months. Would recommend to anyone who is thinking about it!
  39. Favourite cleanser

    Started using this years ago and never looked back. It lasts forever so don’t be deterred by price. Great for all kinds of skin. I have acne prone skin but my skins been clear since I started using this cleanser. I can’t live without it
  40. Awesome product

    This cleanser is a great one. It's not drying on the skin.
  41. Amazing

    This is my go to product everyday. It leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean. It’s light and doesn’t dry your skin out at all. Would highly recommend
  42. Never gets old

    I just want to go back to this all the time. I've used it for years and love it! Never gets old.
  43. Great Cleanser

    Helped clear acne and so gentle on my sensitive skin !!
  44. Gentle & effective

    I used this to product 6 times over 3 days (am/pm), after every use my skin is silky soft and I love it! This formula is not an irritant to the skin at all. I have combination skin with a dry patch between my eyebrows and is evening out very well so far. definitely will reorder!
  45. My go to facial cleanser for years!

    I've been using this cleanser since my beauty therapist recommended it to me a few years ago. I love the size of the bottle. One 500ml bottle can last myself and my partner over 9 months with daily use. Its perfect for my sensitive combination skin. If I'm wearing makeup i always remove that first using the Dermalogica pre-cleanse balm as the special cleansing gel isn't strong enough to remove my makeup and cleanse my skin. I also have the small sample sizes of this product which are handy when travelling. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cleanser to anyone!
  46. Best cleanser

    I have tried so many different cleansers and this is the only one that works for my sensitive skin.
  47. Incredible

    This product is amazing, really good for sensitive skin and not drying. Also helped clear up my acne
  48. Amazing!

    I have been using this cleanser for the last 4 years, along with the rest of the dermatological range. My skin has never felt to fresh! I am so impressed and in love with dermalogica, I will never use anything else! 1 big bottle lasts me an entire year almost, half a pump and foam with water in your hand before applying to your face!
  49. Dermalogica Special cleansing gel

    This product has been amazing for my skin, I have suffered from bad acne and dermatitis for many years now, and this is the only product my skin has ever known.
    It last's me forever and keeps my skin well hydrated. I can have very dry skin at times, and I find this just helps my skin have a healthy balance of not to dry and not too oily.
  50. My whole family loves this product!

    5 stars Dermalogica for an amazing product! I haven't had a breakout since using this cleansing gel every day. My twin teenage daughters are hooked. Thank you!
  51. Great gentle daily cleaner

    I’ve got forty plus dry combo skin and this works well as a daily cleanser. It’s no nonsense, non drying, scentless and removes makeup well. I find it to be similar in performance to Philosophy Purity gel.
    Works a treat combined with the daily microfoliant.
  52. a bit disappointed

    While this product is very gentle it didn't seem particular cleansing to me. Every time I used it I found myself getting another cleanser out to finish off the job. I'm not in a hurry to buy this again.
  53. Didn’t like it

    I didn’t like the sample, didn't like the feel of the texture & felt as though it stripped my face of too much of my skins moisture! Won’t be using this.
  54. Great

    It is such a wonderful cleanser, it removes most of my makeup and makes my skin fresh after washing with it. Personally, it’s not drying and has reduced the amounts of spots I normally get but not completely gotten rid of them. It’s my go to cleanser, definitely try the sample size before you buy the larger containers.
  55. I wouldn't re-purchase

    I don't find this cleanser particularly special, I don't think it is deep cleansing enough
  56. Love this product

    I love this product it is a holy grail for me! I struggle with an oily and textured t-zone and dry cheeks and this product fixes those. I have been using it for about 8 months now and have just finished my second bottle - but have already repurchased my third! Definitely worth the price, a must have for me
  57. Doesn't leave skin feeling 'clean'

    Whilst this might be a great cleanser for some, I felt that it left my skin feeling like all the impurities hadn't been properly washed away. Even after rinsing multiple times it still felt like there was residue of the cleanser on my skin and resulted in breakouts. Wouldn't recommend this cleanser to anyone with sensitive skin.
  58. Great product

    I have been using this cleanser for over 6 months now and can safely say I love it! It’s not too harsh on the skin and I find it helps clear any random break outs.
  59. Best cleanser ever

    My all time favourite cleanser. I have been using this for two-three years and love it. Since i've used it I find I break out fair less (normal skin prone to congestion and break outs). It doesn't have a strong scent and feels light on your skin whilst still removing make up and all traces of the day. I always buy this large size and it lasts for months and months.
  60. gentle foaming wash, smells great!

    I love this face wash. It has a gentle foaming action and smells lovely - like I've been at a day spa. I keep the pump pack in the shower and use it daily. Be careful as the pump tends to pump out more than you need. If you want it to last longer, I would suggest decanting it into a smaller container where you get better control of the amount used.
  61. Favourite

    My all time favourite product to cleanse with. I have combination skin, so this removes the oil without throwing out my moisture balance. I use twice a day and my skin has never been better. By far the best cleanser I’ve ever used.
  62. An Old Favourite

    I've been using this product for a few years now. I love that its super easy to use morning and night. I have it in my shower and use it as part of my daily skin routine morning and night.
  63. excellent cleanser

    This is a wonderful cleanser and the only one I've repurchased again and again. It does seem expensive but lasts months. I find 1-2 pumps to be adequate. I love the gel texture, it's not too thick or too watery so you get that squeaky clean feeling without the feeling of residue. I have fair, slightly oily t-zone skin which can get a bit sensitive if I'm not careful. This cleanser doesn't over dry or aggravate sensitivity for me. Recommended, especially if it's on special or in a bulk size.
  64. Great cleanser for breakouts

    A cleanser that is defiantly worth the price. Leaves my skin feeling so clean afterwards.
  65. Fantastic

    I love this product! I have been using it for the last few years after being recommended by a friend to help reduce acne and now wouldn’t use anything else. I use this every morning before applying serums and moisturisers and also at night after using the pre cleanse to removes all traces of make up. I would recommend this product to everyone.
  66. Very nice product

    This cleanser is pretty good value for money and I like using it because it really feels like it's cleaning my skin. The only downside is that it's hard to pump out only a little product, so I feel like I always have too much which is a waste.
  67. Staple in my facial routine

    This cleanser has been apart of my facial routine for years. My face can be highly sensitive (largely due to dryness) and this doesn’t strip the skin too much but still leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh. No overpowering smells and lovely feel with the gel texture
  68. Skin feels clean after use

    This cleanser is soft to skin and really gets all the makeup off. I especially loved using this product with my Clairisonic.
  69. My favourite

    I have skin with redness, and I always wear makeup to cover it. This cleanser is amazing, and I always go back to it. It cleans thoroughly without irritating my sensitive skin. Love it and will keep buying it:)
  70. Best product from Dermalogica

    I love this cleanser! I have very dry and sensitive skin which lacks natural oils. I just quickly rub it all over my face and it will instantly remove all my makeup, except waterproof mascara. Highly recommend!!
  71. Good but needs to be constant

    I have oily and pimple prone skin to forehead and chin, I also have dermatitis, this cleanser really helped to clear up my pimples and settle down my dermatitis, I used it along side the ASAP clear complexion gel and my skin looked the best it ever has, I would recommend to anyone trying to get on top of their pimples and want over all clear and smooth skin.
  72. Gentle Foaming Cleanser

    I've got dry and dehydrated, sensitive, red prone skin and since turning 25 have developed mild acne on my cheeks. The Dermalogica Cleansing Gel has a mild scent, is very gentle on my skin and doesn't cause any irritation. A little goes a long way - I build up a lovely foam by adding water incrementally. It cleans my face well without stripping or drying my skin. I'm not sure how it goes with removing makeup as I normally use it in the morning. I highly recommend this Dermalogica Cleanser.
  73. Great cleanser

    This is a great cleanser for using after you have removed your makeup. Not much of a smell and a little goes a long way!
  74. The ultimate everyday cleanser

    I've been using this cleanser for over 10 years. You really can't go wrong. It's so gentle and PH balancing, yet still leaves your skin feeling clean. It's great at removing make up and perfect for summer.
  75. Old fave!

    Dermalogica is an old favourite of mine. I love skincare and love to try new things but find I always stray back to Dermalogica. I have oily skin and the special cleansing gel makes my skin feel really soft and clean. It does exactly what it says it does. As I’m getting older my skin concerns are changing so I’m not currently using this but will definitely go back in the future.
  76. 100% Recommend

    This is my favorite cleanser! I use it morning and night, and it keeps my skin clear without drying it out like other cleansers tend to. It also works amazing with a clarisonic. Definitely recommend this as an everyday cleanser.
  77. Great Cleanser that works

    Great cleaner that doesn't leave your skin feeling too washed out. You only need a little bit and it lasts for a while. Highly recommended!
  78. Amazing product for a normal skin type.

    Amazing product for normal/combination skin. I have very dry and sensitive skin, so it wasn’t the best cleanser for my skin type. But if you have a normal skin type it makes your skin feel super clean and refreshed.
  79. Great for Combination Skin

    I love this. It's a favourite
    I have always come back to it
    no smell
    doesnt leave skin dry or tight
    and clears up most blemishes within days.
  80. Great for Combination Skin

    I have been using this one for ages and no matter what else i try i come back.
    it cleanses my combination skin leaving it tight or feeling too dry.
    no scent too which i love, and ive never had a reaction to it.
  81. Favourite cleanser

    This is my favourite year round cleanser from dermalogica. Whether my skin is in an oily or dry phase, it’s effectively cleans the skin without leaving any residue or feeling dry.
  82. good product

    this is a good cleanser and leaves your skin feeling refreshed and clean. This size bottle lasts for a long period of time as well even with regular everyday use
  83. BUY!

    Super nice texture! Doesn’t leave a gross film and really gets down and cleans your skin! Super good product would recommend for any skin type
  84. favourite product

    favourite cleanser everrrrrr and this price isn't unreasonable as it last me months and work for my oily skin along with a combo of other amazing products
  85. Great cleanser

    I have very sensitive skin and was recommended this product by a beauty therapist after I had a facial. As I have dry reactive skin this range really works well with my skin. Makes my face feel fresh and soft. The bottle lasts ages so great value.
  86. Great

    I have been using this alongside an oil cleanser and due to my oily skin this tends to help clarify. My skin feels super clean without feeling stripped or dry
  87. Amazing Cleanser

    I have used Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel on and off for a few years now. I like to mix up my skincare routine, but I always keep coming back to this product. It is gentle, yet removes all of my makeup. My skin always feels refreshed and clean after using and would highly recommend this product.
  88. Clears skin and makes skin radiant

    I love this cleanser! Keeps my skin clear and unlike other acne cleansers doesn’t dry my skin out
  89. Bubbles bubbles

    Great cleanser for that real cleanse feeling.

    Leaves your skin feeling really cleansed.

    I need to stock up!
  90. Great

    favorite cleanser, the only thing that will clear my skin good enough for oily/ combination skin
  91. Great for summer

    My oily skin loved this in summer, but I do find it too much for the rest of the year. Lovely light lather that leaves my skin fresh & clean. A summer staple.
  92. A good cleanser for skin prone to breakouts

    I find this an all round great cleanser but especially if you tend to have problematic skin. I have always found cream cleansers leave a residue on my skin but this gel cleanser leaves my skin feeling 100% clean and not greasy.
    I think if I had dry skin I probably wouldn’t use it as it may dry your skin out abit too much.
  93. Excellent cleanser

    I originally got this as a sample with another Adore Beauty order, and I loved it so much I bought a big bottle. It's very gentle, and makes my skin feel so clean and soft after use. It's very much worth the price.
  94. Great cleanser

    This is a great cleanser for summer/humid days and days when you are wearing a lot of makeup/and or sunscreen. It thoroughly cleanses the skin but I find it can be a little drying so I don't use it in the morning, only in the evening to wash the day off.
  95. Gentle and super cleansing!

    Great for oily skin. It clears my pores and still leaves me feeling hydrated and moisturised. So cleansing! Definitely a new favourite.
  96. Not the best at removing makeup

    I didn't really enjoy this face wash. I have combination/oily skin and didn't feel like it did a deep enough cleanse. It also left a lot of makeup residue and toning after meant I had to go through 2 or sometimes 3 cotton wool pads to get rid of all the colour. It also didn't smell that nice.
  97. Use with the pre-cleanse and your face will be so clean!

    I love using the Dermalogica range, and this is no exception.
    It can be a little pricey when not on sale, bu 500mL lasts AGES.
    It lathers nicely on the skin and really cleans off all dirt and build up. Highly recommend.
  98. too good of a job

    While this cleanser does a good job removing dirt and waterproof makeup, it can be really drying if you have sensitive or dry skin. Best left for oily prone skin types.
  99. Repeat purchaser

    I’ve purchased this 4 times now. I love the size and that it is in a pump which I find very convenient. It removes my makeup well (including my liquid eyeliner and mascara). It feels slightly tight for my somewhat sensitive skin but the rest of the positives allow me to over look this. Dermologica is a good match for me.
  100. great makeup remover

    does a good job ridding layers of grime and makeup, but can be quite drying if you have sensitive skin. pair with a good moisturiser for best results.
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