Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant

4.1

186 reviews

80% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals

INGREDIENTS

Water/Aqua/Eau, Diatomaceous Earth, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Papain, Bromelain, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Cetearyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Lactic Acid, Sulfur, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Polysorbate 80, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).


on 3/17/2004 9:44:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown



From this product, I learnt that I should always read the instruction carefully before I start using a new product. *blush* I actually used it as a normal facial scrub when I read the name being 'exfoliant'. I was wondering why wasn't it doing the exfoliation job properly, and thought it was a nice cream cleanser *blush again* Then when I decided to write a review on this product, after reading all other reviews about it, I realised it should be used as a mask!!! I've almost gone through 1/4 of the tube before I noticed I've been using it in the wrong way, what a waste!!

Back to the product, it is quite similar to Clarins Gentle Facial Peeling, apply to face, dried up then rinse off. Is it useful and effective in exfoliation at all? well, I don't think so. Not as effective as any exfoliators that I have used, my skin wasn't brightened at all after the treatment. I might just stick to Clarins' one or use an ordinary facial scrub. I don't find it helping my skin much but drying out my skin a bit. I'd probably continue to use it as a cleansing cream, which I think is a better way to finish up the tube :)



on 1/26/2004 2:45:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I LOVE this stuff! It's my facelift in a tube paired with the Multivitamin power mask, I'm set!
If you are sensitive just avoid eye and nasal fold area - but I'm sensitive form years of Retin-A and this doesn't bother me.
It tightens my skin greatly. Those who experience peeling/flaking from any exfoliant, like the girl below - just tells you how much of a thick dermal layer you have that needs to be removed - not a bad thing - just part of the process and it does stop after a few times, when you have nice smooth baby skin!
Note on the comment below about using Baking soda (Paula Begoun what have you done!) It is a salt derived compound i.e Alkaline and it WILL destroy your acid mantle that protects your skin from infection, irritation and other nasty things - Just DON'T use it!
Also manual exfoliation via it's action - breaks down collagen fibres in the skin - aren't we trying to increase our collagen?
O.K done with the rant - try this - it works!
PS> Seen it all - I used to do pre/post op care for cosmetic laser surgery patients at our spa.

18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.


on 10/2/2003 11:52:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I got this as a sample and I applied it at night after I washed my face. When I woke up my skin was clear, soft and smooth. I loved this product but I didn't think it was worth the cost. I can use manual exfoliators and get a similar result. However I think I am going to give Paula's Choice BHA a try, see if it yields similar results.


on 9/7/2003 10:35:00 AM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

The lactic acid in this cream works much better than glycolic-acid formulas on the drier parts of my face, but I still would not call this a "gentle" exfoliant (I would not even call this a scrub because you really don't want to work this into your skin any more than you need to - I just apply a thin layer) and you definitely want to wash this off your hands immediately after applying it!


on 8/24/2003 6:34:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This makes a visible difference in my skin. It glows even the day after using it, is soft and smooth, less prone to acne and retains moisture better. I can really tell when I stop using it.


on 5/29/2003 5:09:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I love this stuff. It is not gentle though. It tingles- and almost burns. But it works. It seems to get rid of all my flakies and make my skin really smooth. I would suggest to get a sample first.


on 4/27/2003 5:12:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I tried this through a sample from my local beautician. I found that this irritated my skin when I put it on. Worse that that though the next day my face gelt like it was on fire. If you have sensitive skin I would not recommend this at all. I will stick to Clarins Gentle Facial Peel instead.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

Gentle?! This stuff burns the hell out of my face and leaves me peeling for about a week. It's probably great for someone with very thick, oily skin...but sensitive gals beware!


on 3/6/2003 7:29:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Very Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I'm in love!!! I have really dry, flaky, excema skin (which even my boyfriend describes as reptilian) and after using this My skin is starting to look almost normal. I'm only using teh sample size just now but I'll definatly be buying the full size version


on 2/13/2003 8:34:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

very similar to CK's micro-exfoliator. creamy, gentle and effective, though a little more likely to leave a film on the skin, so wash afterwards.


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