Gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. This pH-balanced, non-foaming cleanser helps calm and cool reactive, sensitized or overprocessed skin. Delicately fortifies skin’s protective barrier without leaving an irritating residue, and easily rinses away or wipes off, making it ideal for sensitive 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.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
Helps calm and cool redness and discomfort.
Easily rinses away or tissues off.
how to use
Following the application of PreCleanse, apply to the face and throat, gently massaging with fingertips with light, upward strokes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water or remove with dry cotton pads. Follow with UltraCalming Mist and Barrier Repair.
Skin too sensitive for water? Use The Sponge Cloth to remove UltraCalming Cleanser.
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Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.
Itching, burning, stinging and redness are the obvious signs of sensitive skin. The triggers behind these sensations are less clear: genetics, hormones, stress, chemical assaults, foods and even aggressive skin treatments can intensify skin’s highly reactive state.
The common thread behind irritation, flushing and stinging is inflammation. When paired with the loss of skin’s protective barrier, skin health is compromised and becomes highly reactive.
how it works
UltraCalming™ contains UltraCalming™ Complex, our exclusive complex clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to skin sensitivity.
This is the only cleanser that is moisturizing, yet still leaves skin feeling clean. I have extremely dry and red skin due to being on accutane. This product is a must have.
The only cleanser I will ever use
I have been using this cleanser for around 3 years. I have combination sensitive skin and it is calming on my skin, I love it. Definitely recommend! I always go for the big 500ml bottle and it will last me about a year.
Life changing for my sensitive skin. Very gentle and calming.
The only product that ever worked for me
I've had this "rash" on the sides of my chin for 18 years (not kidding). I tried everything and anything skin care wise and RX wise as well. The only thing that worked for a brief time was medication that made me sick and it would always come back. Two days after using this it is completely gone from one side and almost gone from the other and my face looks great!! Couldn't be happier!
Did not help with redness whatsoever
I don't have rosacea, I just have redness in my face. I was recommended this product and was really disappointed. It did not help my redness at all. I almost feel like my skin gets more red when I use it. Did not remove makeup AT ALL for me. For the price I'm really bummed that this did nothing.
Love this cleanser!
I have struggled to find a good cleanser for my face and I found this one and love it. My face feels very soft and does not feel like there is any residue. Normally, I like foaming cleaners since it makes me feel cleaner, but I love this cleaner now. It is not drying and I feel very clean after using it. Very reasonably priced too!
Crystal Lake, IL
This cleaner is perfect my rosacea it's rich and soothing. I just love it.
I absolutely love this product. It works amazing and it really does calm your skin and leaves it nice and soft!!
I am prone to redness... this keeps my skin fresh and clean and the redness at bay.
Gentle for sensitive acne-prone skin
One of my favorite dermalogica products! Very gentle and leaves my sensitive skin feeling good. The calming effect is a BONUS! No redness or irritation.
Hi, when I went for my skin anylasis I was recommended the option of two products, the clearing skin wash and this product. I do suffer with breakouts but also super reactive and dry skin. Would this cleanser be enough to help my breakouts and cleanse my skin without drying it out?
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.
Hi. I would like to know do products that contain Butylene Glycol such as this Ultracalming Cleanser are good for people with eczema skin.
Thank you for your feedback. With eczema, please always check with your doctor.
Is this oil free? If not, which Dermalogica cleanse is oil free please? I need to use oil free cleanse for my facial toner ! Thanks
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We do not have an oil free cleanser. For instance, even Clearing Skin Wash, which is for acne, has tea tree oil as an acne fighting ingredient. Not all oils are made the same ;)
what is the ph level of this product ?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All of our products are pH balanced to the skin and fall in a 4-6 range.
What is the pH level of this product?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All products are pH balanced to the skin and fall in a 4-6 range.
My 15 year old daughter has been using the clear start cleanser. She is prone to breakouts and after using this for 12 months it has really helped, but she does find it quite drying. Our local salon has recommended she use the ultra calming face wash instead, but I'm not sure whether this will keep the acne at bay. I don't want to buy a full size if it isn't compatible, what would you recommend?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If Breakout Clearing Skin wash is keeping the acne away, she should keep using it. To combat dehydration she can mist with Breakout Clearing All Over Toner and moisturize with Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion.
how long am i meant to leave the cleanser on my face before i wash it off?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can work it in for about a minute.
Does this product remove make up as well as the cleansing gel?
For best results, remove makeup with Precleanse. Cleanse the skin with Ultra Calming Cleanser.
Can you use ultracalming gel while on epiduo
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you can use Calm Water Gel.
Is this good for acne prone skin, along with having combination skin, or can you tell me the best product for my skin? Currently on a prescription to treat acne, so I need something that won't make it worse; or to dry me out as I already am.
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you may like this cleanser or Special Cleansing Gel.