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special cleansing gel

gentle foaming cleanser

Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. This iconic cleanser, which contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria, gently rinses away toxins and debris to leave skin feeling smooth and clean.Learn More

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions.Learn More

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special cleansing gel

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities, without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. This iconic cleanser, which contains naturally-foaming Quillaja Saponaria, gently rinses away toxins and debris to leave skin feeling smooth and clean. Lightweight and mild enough to use every day, it also features calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts to soothe the skin.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
gluten-free
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
vegan
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

benefits

  • Washes away impurities without stripping or drying.
  • Calming agents help soothe and purify skin.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, gently lather a small amount of gel in moistened hands and apply to dampened face and throat. Rinse with warm water. Follow with Multi-Active Toner and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturizer.

quick tip

Use with Exfoliating Face Brush for a dual-action exfoliating cleanse.

ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Winterianus Herb Oil, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Betaine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Capryloyl Glycine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Methylpropanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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Is this product vegan?

Sara

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes this product is Vegan. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I have combination oily acne prone skin - will this dry out/irritate my skin?

mollie

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Is it okay to use on the body

Cfran

Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This cleanser is made for the face. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I started using The Special Cleansing Gel and have noticed my cheeks feel dry and are a little flakey. I am wondering if I should switch to The Ultra Calming Cleanser. I am using Active Moist as moisturizer.

Emily

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. It is very concentrated. If you feel dry and flaky, perhaps you are using too much. Try using less. If that does not help, then try Ultra Calming Cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I have recently been using the special cleansing gel am/pm and have been happy, but now looking to alternate with other cleansers to help my oily and pimple-prone skin. I was thinking of using the Special cleansing gel in the morning, the clearing skin wash at night, and using the dermal clay cleanser a 2-3 times a week. Would this be ok or would it be best to switch and use a oil-targeting cleanser in the morning (as I am more concerned with reducing oil during the day)?

Ash

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try Dermal Clay Cleanser or Clearing Skin Wash in the morning. Double cleanse at night with Precleanse and Special Cleansing Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Hi, I'm 21 year old. My skin very oily around T zone, and normal around the cheek. I got a couple of pimples and I had big pores also blackheads. What's your recommendation products? Thank you

Nada

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Multi Active toner, Active Moist. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Hi there, Does this cleanser have parabens in it? If so will Dermalogica be able to formulate it without it?

Allie

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We have removed parabens from the formula due to consumer demand. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Hi there, I'm 18 years old, have oily-combination skin but have a lot of blemishes and redness and a few pimples, probably damage due to wearing makeup daily. I recently purchased the skin clearing wash but I was wondering what regime would be best? I just want nice glowing, healthy and pimple-free skin:) I wear makeup because I don't feel confident or comfortable with my face always looking like this. Thank you for your help :)

Sarah

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. I am so happy to help! Try this regimen: AM Clearing Skin Wash Multi Active Toner Calm Water Gel PM Precleanse Clearing Skin Wash Daily Microfoliant Multi Active Toner Calm Water Gel Try that and in about 6 weeks, we can add a mask and SPF. I do not want to overwhelm your skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

Hi there I had some questions about the speacial cleansing gel. I have a young daughter in need of a cleanser and I was wondering if it is child safe and she Is 11 years old. By the way I tried this product out and loved it so that's why my daughter asked me.

Ruby Ayrn

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, she can use Special Cleansing Gel and Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

I have dehydrated, combination skin. I currently use Essential Cleansing Solution but my skin is really "moist" afterwards. I am considering switching to Special Cleansing Gel, but, being dehydrated at times, would the gel suck the moisture out of my face? Would my skin still be supple after using it? I wear heavy makeup and use pre-cleanse at night before ECS. I work out in the AM and cleanse with ECS. Should I be using SCG? Thank you!

Nic

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Special Cleansing Gel in the morning and Essential Cleansing Solution at night. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Bernadette

 
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