Dermalogica • Special Cleansing Gel • Cleansers
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have oily/acne-prone/sensitive skin but it is also dehydrated, so its always been really hard for me to find the right skincare.
After using a sample sachet of this cleanser, I was immediately impressed and I knew I had to buy it. I had been using Artistry's Balancing Cleanser for over 3 years which worked well because it was gentle but did nothing special for my skin otherwise.
Special Cleansing Gel is a clear gel that foams up with water. I wet my face and put a pea-sized amount into wet hands and turn it into a foamy lather, then I apply it to my face in circular motions for a minute to get a good clean and rinse off with water.
My skin is left feeling really clean but not tight whatsoever, my skin feels hydrated which is what I love about it compared to anything I've tried before. It really does have that 'cooling' effect, which helps the redness from my breakouts settle down.
It has a very natural scent to it, a slight bit of lavender and something else I cant put my finger on but its a very pleasant scent which doesn't really appeal to me but doesn't turn me off either. I bought it in 500ml, which comes with a pump that makes it really easy to dispense the perfect amount of product. Dermalogica is an expensive brand but for the price of their large bottles you really get a lot that will last 1 year+.
So far with continued use my skin has really turned around from what it was and is finally looking more calm and clearer! Really happy I got the chance to sample this product as I've found a great cleanser for my skin type.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Simply THE BEST CLEANSER Ever known to man!
This facial cleanser totally rocks! I love how it thoroughly cleanses my face daily and doesn't make my face swell up, break out, or tight by any means. The ingredients are great and the results are awesome. I love how great my face looks and feels after using this gel. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Definitely my HG cleanser: This, in combination with the PreCleanse and Daily Microfoliant, are my new cannot-live-without. My skin has stopped breaking up completely; this cleanser is not harsh like most, does not dry my skin like most use to, but still fells cleanse and soft. Spectacular!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
It made me break out! It made my skin DESERT!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this cleanser. It is the only wash-off cleanser that works for my sensitive combo skin. The trick is to use very little product (less than a pea-size dab), foam it up with your hands and then wash your face with the foam. Not with the gel itself! By using SCG like this, it is the best cleanser ever. Removes dirt and makeup very effectively. Sometimes I might double-cleanse with this cleanser or with Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse. When I use SCG my skin is dewy, soft and healthy. When I try other wash-off cleansers my skin tends to dry out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm almost done my first bottle of this product and I have to say I'm quite satisfied. I use this cleanser on a daily basis with my clarasonic. I like how it doesn't tighten my skin (doesn't strip away moisture) and it foams up just to the right amount. I also like how the fragrance is mild and isn't overpowering.
Maybe it's the combination of removing all traces of make up and using the clarasonic together, I find that my skin is a lot cleaner afterwards.
I would recommend this product to others and would rebuy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
It doesn't irritate the skin or strip it from moisture. However it can't remove even light makeup completely and is hard to wash out from skin because it's quite concentrated. It smells of plain soap which isn't pleasant but isn't horrible either. I've been using my sample on the mornings and don't plan to buy it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
I ran out of my Korres White Tea cleanser the other day and Ulta was all sold out of it and I desperately needed a cleanser. I tried this out of curiosity and I've been using it for two days now I believe. It is wonderful. I love the smell, I love the foam, I love everything about it. The price isn't too bad in my opinion. I haven't noticed too much of a difference in my acne or my oil production since I've only been using this on my face for a couple of days now but so far, so good. I would recommend this to at least people with oily skin. Not sure about people with dry or combo skin but definitely oily skin, this will work on it very well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Everytime I stray, I regret it. This stuff really is perfect for my combo, sensitive, clog prone skin.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought the whole set of this brand after hearing how good it is for acne prone skin. the normal/oily kit: Special Cleansing Gel (1.7 oz), Multi-Active Toner (1.7 oz), Active Moist (0.75 oz), Skin Prep Scrub (0.75 oz), Total Eye Care (0.1 oz), Skin Refining Masque (sample), PreCleanse (sample)
I did not dare to try the sample!
Dear God, I really wanna go back to the counter and ask for my money back.
After 2 weeks diligently followed this regiment, I got a full blow acnes. Not the usual type I already had, the type that my doctor said due to cosmetic allergy which means they come in thousand all over your face!! I tried to convince myself it would work after sometime, stupid me, all the sign were there: peeling off skin, redness, pore look like wrinkles....I took me a whole month with doctor treatment to recover.
This is so far the worst product I ever use. The whole set of it.
Better stay away, girls!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Gentle, non-irritating, non-drying, and you get a lot for the price. A little goes a long way. I use this with a muslin cloth, and my skin is perfect. I like to try new skincare products all the time, but this is one I've been sticking with indefinitely.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
When I first started using this product it made my skin dry at the areas around my mouth, skin started flaking. This wasn't very nice, but now I'm glad I didn't give up on this thing!
I continued using it even if it had the not so wished effects on my skin (seems kind off stupid now when I'm writing it), and after a week my skin wasn't flaking anymore. So now, only the pros with this product remains; I love the cooling feeling and soft lather!
I don't think the smell is to bad eather. Smells lavendel, I think.
Overall, it's a great product. The price is rather high, but a little goes a long way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
It's completely average. It doesn't make it any worse but it certainly didn't improve or clear my complexion whatsoever, which I was disappointed about because I heard so many great reviews about it. It's pretty gentle, smells OK, but isn't a wonder product. Definitely not worth the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Since I work at a wholesale distributor that is contracted with Dermalogica, I had our sales consultant skin map me to this cleanser. I love it! I was previously using Purpose by J&J, which I never really had a problem with, but I wanted to start a routine with items from the same brand.
I use Precleanse before SCG and it all gets the job done. I use probably a dime size amount or less of cleanser. I've never had dry skin or broke out from this.. it's just enough to regulate my skin. I like that it's scentless, too. I follow up with Antioxidant Hydramist from the Age Smart line and the Active Moist as a moisturizer to combat my oilier parts.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I had high expectations for this product but it is a bit of a let down. It has left my skin very exceptionally dry, itchy and rough. I normally have oily but soft skin so this can only be down to the product. I had my skin mapped by a skin consultant so my package was tailor made. Plus i am coming out in spots again very unusal for my skin. The product is very expensive and is not value for money. I will not be using it again. Very disappointing as a lot of my friends use the product and have provided very good reviews aside from the pricing issue!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I cannot live without this cleanser ever. I've suffered from both occasional pimples as well as dryness and this keeps both at bay - it never dries my skin out, and it cleans my skin thoroughly. I've tried every cleanser available from every brand and I will always go back to dermalogica.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Green
I read some of the earlier reviews and I get the impression some people bought this cleanser without realising it's actually meant for combination/oily skin, plus Dermalogica actually states you should buy their products only after having had face mapping analysis. I agree going to a salon does cost some money, but buying the wrong kind of products costs too. That said, I did buy this cleanser after having had the analysis, and it's the best cleanser I tried so far. My skin is combination skin, a little on the dry side in wintertime. With other cleansers I always have to problem that it is too drying on my cheeks, something this one does not do. I always use PreCleanse first, followed by Multi-Active Toner, and this cleansing regime just works for me.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is my weekly cleanser during the summer. Its pleasantly fresh scented and it has a thick gel texture which I liked much better than the thin runny Ren Mayblossom. Cleanses better than Ren too. My partner's oilier skin can handle daily usage, but I found that too drying. All in all it does a good job at cleansing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Have been using this cleanser for about 10 years now and I love it.I have tried many drug store brands that have been recommended on makeupalley so as to save money but they always tend to make my skin dry and tight so I keep on coming back to the special cleansing gel. It works well on my combination skin during summer and also does the job well during winter when my skin becomes dry. It has a nice scent and I almost always use it with my clarisonic brush. I used to suffer from acne as a teenager and using this has cleared my skin drastically since it removes all dirt and grime effectively. The reason that I have given it a 4 instead of a five is because Im currently in search of a cleanser that also brightens my skin as I am approaching my 30s.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
too drying on normal/combo skin. really made my skin feel dry and tight. worked better when i was younger in my early twenties but i've gotten dryer and its too much. i recommend for normal/oily skin types. little scent. pretty basic packaging but hate having to get it out of that bottle. prefer the pump.