Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is one of the top-seller of Dermalogica. This product is soap-free and naturally-foaming. Also, promising the customers that it will gently get rid the impurities and rinses all the debris and toxins that lay on the skin without disturb the skin’s pH or in other words, the natural moisture balance of the skin. Soothe and refresh the skin. Design with light-weight and mild enough for every day used. This product is suitable for all genders and all age.
Price: $18.50 for 50ml, $62 for 250ml, $95 for 500ml.
I. What Ingredients are in Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel?
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.
- Balm Mint: Known for it exceptionally refreshing and soothing ability. Especially, it benefits individuals who have irritate, redness, or blotchiness skin.
- Lavender Extracts: Calm the skin. It unclogs pores, which help reduce whiteheads, blackheads and acne.
Gluten-free: Contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that aid in replacing old cells with young cells and reduce irritation and redness in the face. It is beneficial for individuals with eczema, rosacea or psoriasis or individuals who want a brighter, even complexion and fresh-looking skin.
Vegan: Dermalogical Special Cleansing Gel is a cruelty-free skin care product. It contains natural and organic ingredients that much gentler on skin, which can protect the skin from any harsh artificial chemicals.
No artificial fragrances and colors: Without fragrances and colors, no more sensitizing reaction and other negative reactions on dry and/or sensitive skin.
III. My Review about the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
A) What I Like:
When I use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel, I was surprised by its ability to remove makeup with only a small amount of product. Also, it did not strip my skin or make my skin irritate. It is gentle, which fit for anyone have acne prone skin like me. Besides, refreshing, and also soothing my inflamed skin. It rinses away debris, toxins and excess oil on the face without disturbing the skin pH as advertising. Whenever I use, I especially like the texture of this product. It felt very satisfying when it turns from gel to a rich and foamy lather. After finished washing my face, my T-zone area felt so clean and refreshing.
B) What I Don’t Like:
Since I have combination skin (oil and dry skin), I have noticed that Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel made the dry skin area, such as my cheeks, a little dry. Besides, normally gel type of cleanser can unclogged pores by deep cleansing the face. But I did not see any changes from my pores until I started to use this cleanser along with facial cleansing brush. That is when the ingredients really kick in and really doing its job. After about 1-2 weeks using this method, I could see the the after effects that the amount of blackheads and whiteheads on my skin are significantly reduced.
If you have oil skin type, this product is for you. You should never cleanse your face with hot water because it could rinse out the natural oil of the skin. The natural oil is especially important to maintain the hydration levels for your skin.
But if you have dry or super oily skin, you might want to use other products instead. Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel product is more suitable to normal, combination and normal oily skin the most since gel/foam cleanser is not ideal for people with dry skin. And with people who have severe oily skin, I think this product will not have enough “power” to help you to completely remove the excess oil and deep cleanse your skin.
In my opinion, I think Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel is quite expensive. With $62 for 500ml, you can buy other products with more benefits for your skin. However, it is worth trying, if you think your skin fit with this product.
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