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Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser

Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser
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Purifying prebiotic cleanser

Prebiotic cleanser deeply purifies to help balance oily skin. Dual-action, mineral-rich clay and charcoal formula actively cleanses and purifies.

Kaolin Clay absorbs excess oil, and Activated Binchotan Charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities to help balance skin. Botanical lipids and Murumuru Seed work together to attract and remove excess oil from skin while helping to protect its natural lipid barrier and promote a healthy microbiome. A bioflavonoid-rich complex of Citrus, Aloe and Broccoli Extract helps purify pores while leaving skin smooth, refined and revitalized.


  • Balance by removing excess oil and impurities
  • Purify pores for smooth, revitalized skin
  • Protect skin’s microbiome and natural lipid barrier

Harsh cleansers can disrupt your skin’s microbiome and exacerbate chronic oiliness. Specially designed to gently and effectively cleanse oily skin, Active Clay Cleanser’s prebiotic formula brings skin’s microbiome back into balance – keeping oil in check while protecting skin’s moisture barrier. The result is happy, healthy and balanced skin.

All you need to know about the brand new Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser

In this video, Jen from the Jersey Beauty Company chats to Victoria from Dermalogica to find out all about the brand new Active Clay Cleanser. Active Clay Cleanser is replacing Dermal Clay Cleanser.

Topics covered in this video include: What is Active Clay Cleanser? Does it suit all ages? Key ingredients and their benefits Does it suit all skin types, not just those with oily skin? How much do you use? What is the retail price?

How to use Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser

Massage a blueberry sized amount onto dampened face and neck working into areas of congestion. Rinse with warm water. For best results, use morning and evening to balance oily skin.

Quick tip: In a pinch? This cleanser doubles as a refreshing face mask. Just leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse well.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Kaolin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-100 Stearate, Propanediol, Coconut Acid, Butylene Glycol, Charcoal Powder, Sodium Astrocaryum Murumuruate, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Bioflavonoids, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Myristic Acid, Quartz, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, O-Cymen-5-Ol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Pentylene Glycol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Citral, Limonene, CI 77891

paraben free, gluten free, vegan, cruelty free, no artificial fragrance or colours

Frequently Asked Questions
Is Active Clay Cleanser replacing a product?

Yes, Active Clay Cleanser is replacing Dermal Clay Cleanser. Active Clay Cleanser has 30% more cleansing power than Dermal Clay Cleanser to leave skin refined, revitalized and purified. Active Clay Cleanser is also powered by prebiotic technology to boost and feed good bacteria to help balance the oily skin microbiome.

Is Active Clay Cleanser suitable for all skin types?

Yes, Active Clay Cleanser is suitable for any skin type but is particularly designed to balance oily skin.

Does Active Clay Cleanser suit all ages?

Yes! Active Clay Cleanser is suitable for any ages. It is designed for congested, oily skin that is prone to breakouts whatever age you are.

Why was Dermal Clay Cleanser discontinued?

In addition to outperforming Dermal Clay Cleanser, new Active Clay Cleanser leverages the latest scientific insights surrounding the unique needs of oily skin to help it stay in balance.

How often should I use Active Clay Cleanser?

We recommend using Active Clay Cleanser twice a day – after PreCleanse – as part of the Dermalogica Double Cleanse.

Why is Active Clay Cleanser gray in color?

Active Clay Cleanser’s color comes from a blend of Kaolin Clay, which absorbs excess oil, and Activated Binchotan Charcoal, which adsorbs oil and impurities to help balance skin.

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  • 5 / 5
    2 customer reviews
  • Great new product from Dermalogica. Love the new grey packaging. The product smells great and fresh and it does a great job of cleansing my all-round winner!

  • I’ve used Dermalogica for many years and this new product does not disappoint. It smells so fresh and leaves my skin oil free all day. Highly recommended.

    York, United Kingdom
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