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on 3/27/2016 1:53:00 AM
More reviews by MelissaAurel
Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm
Hair: Brown, Curly, Other
If they discontinued this product, I'd have a meltdown! Love it. 😴I'm surprised at some of the disparaging reviews here. So here are tips on how I use the product. I suspect that people are taking a different approach and thus getting worse results. I have combo skin with an oily t-zone and dry cheeks. I only use this hydrating cleanser on my dry cheeks. I have different products for my oily forehead and nose. And all of my skin is sensitive, so I'm happy when products don't break me out. TIP 1: This creamy cleanser is simply not a make-up remover. It's too hydrating to achieve that purpose. Instead, I use an oil-based make-up remover that is made for dry skin on my cheeks. Garnier makes a good one that's inexpensive. Then I use a small amount of this Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution as a 2nd cleanser to get rid of any oily residue from the make-up remover and to complete the cleansing process. TIP 2: This cleanser is deceptive in its creamy appearance. You still need to use just a small amount even though it looks like lotion. So I probably use a pea-size amount, at most, on my cheeks. I might be using as little as 3/4 of a pea against my slightly damp skin. The slight dampness in my skin helps to quickly spread the little bit of product. I suspect that some people might be getting dryness from the product because they're simply using too much of a cleanser. And in the mornings, I just need this small amount of product to quickly remove my overnight moisturizer. Your naturally dry skin will thank you if you treat it with this product!
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/27/2015 9:31:00 AM
More reviews by sofijams
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
My skin seems to love this creamy cleanser the most. Whenever I try a different cleanser, whether gel or foamy, I break out. I bought the 500ml bottle and I've just finished it after 12 months.
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on 7/7/2015 9:54:00 AM
More reviews by fairuzamalina
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I love this cleanser so much. After 3 years of combatting with acne, this is the only cleanser that works for my skin. It cleans without stripping of my skin. My perfect cleanser🙌
on 11/17/2014 4:57:00 PM
More reviews by Bellona
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
Quite possibly THE WORST CLEANSER I've ever used in my life. Seriously if I could give this no lippies I would. I'm beginning to hate Dermalogica and think their whole philosophy on skin care is a total sham. I was sceptical from the start, after using Ultra Calming cleanser and hating it. The texture of this cleanser is nice, a rich non-foaming cream. It takes of my minimal makeup, although I'm not sure how it would perform for those that wear foundation etc. That's where the goodness stops. At first I thought this cleanser was making me breakout...it started with little red bumps along my jawline, where I typically would get acne. But then after a couple of days of using this I had a full blown itchy, red, bumpy rash ALL OVER MY FACE! It was particularly bad along the perimeter, scalp and jawline. Now, I'm left with irritated itchy skin that looks terrible :( I'm so pissed off, and thoroughly unimpressed. I note other reviewers have said this broke them out. I'm not surprised, this just seems to sit on the skin and not rinse clear off...thus resulting in acne or as I experienced, a rash. I must be allergic to something in the ingredients? But overall, this is horrible and I'm crossing my fingers that after paying almost $50 for the 500ml bottle I can return this crap.
on 9/4/2014 3:04:00 PM
More reviews by BeautyAddict62
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I am a fan of Dermalogica products so I decided to purchase a travel size (30ml) bottle of Essential Cleansing solution. My skin is dry/combination, I tend to get breakouts on my chin & have very dry cheeks, forehead & nose. I used this once a couple of months ago and my skin has still not recovered from it :( It left my chin & cheeks with horrible breakouts. I cannot get rid of them. I do not have sensitive skin so I rarely have a reaction like this to a product. Please be aware that this product could end up giving you worse skin than what you started off with. I am still on the hunt for my HG cleanser needless to say!
on 8/16/2014 11:58:00 AM
More reviews by sonianala
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
It's a simple cleanser. It leaves your face feeling clean, bright and hydrated. A notch up from dermatologist approved wash products. I use this daily when washing my face. Has no smell and feels good on my face. Sometimes when I press my fingers into my skin with this product I can subsequently "dig" out pimples with my fingernails. So I recommend using this product after steaming your face as well.
on 6/14/2014 8:39:00 AM
More reviews by yoyo1
Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This no form cleanser is my first cleanser to try it was very good clean up my skin and doesn't dry up my skin.
on 1/17/2014 9:29:00 AM
More reviews by cubbiejules
Skin: Combination, Tan, Neutral
I always thought my skin was more oily/combo rather than dry, so I would always buy oil controling products along with combo skin products. Boy was I wrong! This winter my face did a drastic change, I became super dry and flaky, hardly ever oily. Now add on the harsh negative temps and my face was crying out for help! I had been using the normal/dry dermalogica kit from Ulta but I was still getting dry. So I decided to try the dry kit. This cleanser is absolutely amazing for girls with dry and even combo skin! I don't really know how to describe how it feels...baby soft, smooth, hydrated, not one bit oily. It's perfect! I use this along with the dermalogica My reason for taking one lippy off is because I think this cleanser is terrible for gals who wear makeup every day. It doesn't foam up and I don't feel 100% clean after cleansing with this. So I think I'm going to grab the special cleansing gel and use that at night for my makeup along with a heavy moisturizer to get more dry relief. I use this cleaner with the multi-active toner, and intensive moisture balance and my face is left super hydrated but never oily! My makeup goes on smoother and I never have flakiness. I saw results with this in one use that's how fab it is! For all you dry/combo girls this is your HG if you want a little more moisture in your routine!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
on 6/6/2013 8:27:00 PM
More reviews by SarahJaneD
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
If you skin is dehydrated/sensitive this is the cleanser for you! In the winter my skin becomes so dehydrated no matter how much water I drink the cold weather, central heating ect. dehydrates my skin. It feels tight and gives that cling film look to the skin. I started using essential cleansing solution last winter and noticed a huge improvement compared to previous winters. I could see a difference after about 1week. It gave my skin the moisture that it needed, my skin looked and felt healthy. In the summer I switch to dermalogica's special cleansing gel as the essential cleansing solution can be a bit rich for me. As I said if your dehydrated give this product a go. Dermalogica is pricey but you get what you pay for, the results are amazing & a little goes a long way.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 11/2/2012 9:46:00 PM
More reviews by kyl77
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
This is a very gentle lotion style cleanser, which worked well on my sensitive skin. It has a nice texture and is a pleasure to use. However, I feel there are a lot of comparable products out there at more affordable prices. I would definately buy this again if it were on sale.
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