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DermalogicaÂ® Clearing Skin Wash
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on 8/2/2016 11:38:00 AM
More reviews by BurgundyMist
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Other
I want to preface this review by saying that both my sister and I suffer from hereditary hormonal cystic acne in our 20's. My sister is an aesthetician who was trained using Dermalogica products while she was in aesthetics school. She found the products to be of high quality and effective on her own acne prone skin. Therefor, when she graduated and went on to work in skin care salons, she was only interested in working for locations that used Dermalogica products.Due to my sister's ~connections~, she often gives me samples to try or excess product from her personal stash. I have tried a multitude of cleansers for acne, both Dermalogica and not. I used to use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel everyday twice a day with fairly good results. However, once I tried this cleanser, it replaced my Special Cleansing Gel. My acneic skin needed an additional method of exfoliation in the morning and at night and this does the trick. Now, I wash my face every morning with this. At night, I use Dermalogica Precleanse to take off my makeup and cleanse my skin of dirt. Once I rinse that off, I follow it up with Skin Clearing Wash. It is both gentle and strong enough to help me combat my oil and tendency to get clogged pores. Since trying this cleanser, I have repurchased it several times over. I have probably been using it for at least two years and I have no reason to look for a replacement. Dermalogica is a great company! The only reason I took off two lippies is the price, but I find that it really is worth the cost.
on 7/6/2015 3:00:00 AM
More reviews by maihoa
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I have to write this review to help others avoid terrible result as I have been through last 3 months. My skin was oily, but smooth (thanks to SKII), sometimes it has acnes, few and occasionally but I hate it. So I decided to use this product - Dermalogica Clearing Wash + PreCleanse. With all the review and reputation of this brand, I expected this couple will help me never see acne again. After I used it, for the beginning, ance hadn't come up. Skin was quite smooth n clean. Then soon after a while, acne started to grow, and grow, and growwww... At first few weeks, I calmed myself down by the belief that: "maybe it helps hidden acne grow out of skin, then kill it, then acne will never appear again". So I keep using it, with the belief that an acne cleanser will help reduce the acne, but NO, ABSOLUTELY NOT, THE SITUATION JUST GET WORSE N WORSE N WORSE.. You can''t imagine how destroyed my face had been. I had to go to see doctors, take medicine, do treatment, etc. till now is 3 months treatment, and stopped using that product for 2 months (yeah, I was so stupid keep using that, then until I stopped, the acne also stopped growing more, then I understand that is surely because of this product that my skin became shit) , a lot of SKII (Clear Lotion + Essence + Cellumination Serum + Mask), then my skin recovered 80%. So, my lesson learned is:1. If your skin is combination to oily, but sensitive & non break-out much, don't ever use the couple Clearing Wash + Pre-cleanse. It's super dry & causing u hell lots of troubles. 2. Anything you suspect causing problem for your skin, no matter how expensive it is, stop using it immediately, or you will pay times much more than that to fix the consequences.3. Don't rely on reputable brands & not all expensive products are safe for you. Get the sample and be very careful for whatever putting on your face, or you will regret it in vain (just like i do).
on 3/9/2014 2:17:00 PM
More reviews by Jodiib
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I have been using this product for a few months faithfully everyday and it does help in controlling acne. Apart from that It dried my face up quite a bit so if you pair it with a good quality face moisturizer after cleansing it should help with the dryness. Quite expensive so use a small amount, that may also help with not over drying the skin.
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on 9/23/2013 11:52:00 PM
More reviews by LBooz16
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
This cleanser will help with acne but use it sparingly. If you aren't excessively oily it WILL dry you out. For best results couple this cleanser with a gentle cleanser like cetaphil and use them every other day to keep some balance to your skin. Otherwise your skin may get too dried out causing rebound acne.
on 9/14/2013 11:07:00 AM
More reviews by seannaghorr
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I have combination skin which gets very oily in certain areas. It is also dehydrated though. I have mild acne which I had hoped this cleanser would clear up. It didn't and also completely stripped my skin of any natural oils. It made my skin very, very dry which in turn made my skin produce more oil. Could not wear makeup after using it as it gave me severely dry patches. Very uncomtortable cleanser which I think is only suited to people with severe acne.
on 1/1/2013 12:51:00 AM
More reviews by flylikeacg
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
i swear by this cleanser, i use it every single day and i use it with my clarisonic, i've combination skin with oily t zone area and i love this stuff. cleanses my face really nicely, but i hate the smell, idk what it is about the smell but its not that bad to the extent where i feel like puking but i guess its bearable. i would definitely buy this again but the price was SGD 70 PLUS which is totally expensive but its dermalogica, so what can u expect, overall this is a great product for acne prone skin as my skin is extremely sensitive to certain foundations. if u haven't tried this, you haven't lived LOL. great cleanser, highly recommend, but my drugstore cleanser or cheaper alternative would be the body shop seaweed cleanser. :)
on 10/4/2012 1:04:00 AM
More reviews by SanjaFika
Hair: Brunette, Other, Coarse
This cleanser turned out to be a perfect match for my skin despite the fact that my initial experience with it was less than stellar and i almost passed it on to someone else! When i first used this I was really surprised that a Dermalogica product preformed so-so badly! It was a mess - not only did i feel it dried out my skin but the texture alone was a total turn off as well (goo is putting it mildly!). No matter how much i rinsed after each wash i could never get rid of the filmy residue left behind :-( I was disappointed to say the least and to make matters even worse i had purchased the JUMBO size so i thought i was stuck with yet another skincare "find" for the back of the bathroom cabinet (the black hole!). Enter the Clarisonic Mia (amazing)! As i was experimenting with different cleansers that would work with my MIA i remembered the Clearing wash and decided to put it in rotation (for scientific purposes lol). WOW!!! I was stunned! This time around the Clearing wash felt completely different - it foamed up lighly, rinsed easily and best of all my skin was calm and glowy after each wash :) It might be that when i was using it with my fingers it wasnt able to emulsify or i could have been using too much? Who knows? And Who Cares? As long as it works i am not questioning it :)
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on 9/5/2012 3:06:00 PM
More reviews by Lamonster
Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Not Sure
This Product isnt "AMAZING" But I Have Acne Pron/Oily/Sensitive Skin. I think Its Pros Is that I Didnt recieve any Breakouts using this product, which for me is a first, However It didnt really fight the ones i was already dealing with as powerful as I thought it would, So i have to use additional products to help with getting rid of my minor acne. Another Con With this product is that my face dosnt feel squeaky clean after using it, so i usually have to wash my face twice with this product in order to feel satisfied that my face is actually "clean." Overall Id buy this product again but I Hope ill find something better.
on 1/27/2012 11:45:00 AM
More reviews by koridixon
Skin: Oily, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I'm 20 with pretty oily skin and a few pimples on occasion. I also have some acne scaring from my early teens. Pros: It brightens up my skin. Evens my skin tone. Calms redness. Get's rid of pimples quickly. Helps with oily skin. It has a nice lather, so you don't need to use much. No artificial color or fragrances. Cons: Expensive! Hasn't helped with blackheads. Hasn't helped with large pores. I still get small occasional blemishes.Overall I like it. The only big downfall for me is the price. The product didn't "blow my mind" or anything for $50.
on 1/21/2012 8:57:00 PM
More reviews by tinytapa
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
On the whole, I do like this product. I have very oily, sensitive and sometimes acne-prone skin, so this product, with its Salicylic Acid content, is right up my alley. It busts existing blemishes within 12 to 24 hours, at most. My blemishes tend to appear a week before my time-of-the-month, when my hormones are high (darn luteal phase), and there's normally nothing I can to avoid breaking out during that period (pun intended); however, I found that this product miraculously kept the zits at bay. Yes, it is drying and it is quite a harsh product. But I haven't noticed any of the dryness that other reviewers have described - perhaps my skin is just that extra oily! As well, I am hyper-vigilant about moisturizing my skin with products that restore the balance. I should also add that I only used this product once a daily, not morning and night, and preferred to have it in my nighttime routine, followed by a night cream. Again, this might explain why my skin did not react badly to it. I am in the process of playing around with my skin care routine to determine what are the best products that work well together. If I don't add this to the lineup and repurchase, it won't be because I hate the product, but because I've found a better combination of products. I would recommend it to girls with very oily skin, and might perhaps suggest starting off by using it every other day to determine whether it's too stripping of your oils or if your skin can take it daily.
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