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Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

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A delightful, daily essential for your skin! Cleansing am + pm will whisk away all traces of dirt, make up and oil, leaving you with supple and super-soft skin before you begin to tone or moisturise. Special Cleansing Gel is a multi award-winning soap-free, foaming gel that will instantly brighten the skins surface. Skin a little oily but also dry or dehydrated in places? Opt for a gentle foaming wash to keep skin clean and fresh.

Benefits of Special Cleansing Gel

Soap-free, foaming gel cleanses all skin conditions. Refreshing lather thoroughly removes impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. Calming Balm Mint and Lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and debris.

  • Washes away impurities without stripping or drying.
  • Calming agents help soothe and purify skin.
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • No artificial fragrances and colours
  • Cruelty-free

Will Special Cleansing Gel suit my skin type?

Works with normal/combination skin types whisking away the dirt and debris to balance and refresh skin.

Skin health maintenance is as important to your daily care regimen as brushing your teeth! Start with Dermalogica’s skin health essentials, designed to deliver your best skin daily.

Redefine your skin’s health with real products, real innovation, and real results! Dermalogica products for skin health are still amongst the most loved and most awarded products amongst skin care professionals and beauty editors worldwide.

How to use Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Following the removal of Dermalogica's Precleanse, lather a pea-sized amount of gel in moistened hands and apply to dampened face and throat. Rinse with warm water. Follow with Multi-active toner and prescribed Dermalogica moisturiser.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Winterianus Herb Oil, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Betaine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Capryloyl Glycine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Methylpropanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA

What super-spectacular skin health ingredients does it include?

Are you ready for this uillaja saponaria a difficult word to pronounce but a wonderful ingredient indeed! This is a naturally foaming extract that gently removes impurities and excess oils. Its really important to get a soap-free, fragrance free cleanser that nourishes skin and doesnt strip the surface or dry your skin.

To make the Special Cleaning Experience even more relaxing, Dermalogica have added balm mint, a skin soothing extract that cools and lavender, a naturally antiseptic extract helps purify skin.

Special Cleansing Gel has had a formula revision. Modifications include making this best-selling formula paraben-free, as well as updating the surfactant system. Sodium Laureth Sulphate has been replaced with Sodium Lauryl Sulphoacetate which is known as a gentler surfactant due to its larger molecular size.

Frequently Asked Questions
What skin type is this suitable for?

Normal to combined skin type

Does this have salicylic acid?

This does not contain Salicylic Acid.

Can Special Cleansing Gel be used to remove eye makeup?

Yes, it can. However, we personally prefer to remove with Soothing Eye Makeup or Precleanse and then I follow with Special Cleansing Gel.

Is this good to combat acne while being soft on sensitive skin?

 Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin.

Can this be used this if pregnant?

Yes, this is safe to use during pregnancy.

Can this be used for sensitive skin and large clogged pores with pimples ?

 Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. 

What is the pH of this cleanser?

All of our cleansers are pH balanced to the skin. So they will fall into 4-6 range.

Is this cleanser oil-free?

This product contains essential oils that do not clog the pores.

Is this good for sensitive and oily skin with cystic acne along both jawlines and also congesting/

special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. I suggest you try Special Cleansing Gel, Multi Active Toner, Breakout Control (spot treatment) and Active Moist.

Is this good for extremely dry skin that sometimes has small fine flakes on cheekbone?

Please try Special Cleansing Gel as a non drying cleanser. Essential Cleansing Solution is oil rich and not ideal for acne skin. Be sure to follow with a hydrating moisturizer like Active Moist.

Essential cleansing solution to use first or cleansing gel for dry skin?

Essential Cleansing Solution can be used twice daily and is for mature or dry skin. Special Cleansing Gel can also be used twice daily and is for all skin types.

Hi, how long will this product last if used twice a day?

The travel size last 3-4 weeks. The larder sizes can last quite a few months.

Can this cleanser be used for males and females?

Men and women can use all of our products.

Is this good for acne prone and combination skin ?

 Yes, you may like this cleanser or Special Cleansing Gel.

Can this help with cystic acne that also won't dry out sensitive/dry skin?

You can use Precleanse, Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Ultra Calming Mist, Breakout Control and Active Moist.

I am age 50, with water- dry skin condition. All the while i am using Essential Cleaning Solution for day and night everyday. But now, i am planning to switch to Age Smart Resurfacing Cleanser, is there any advice for my skin condition?

If your skin is dehydrated, you would benefit most from Special Cleansing Gel, Antioxidant Hydramist, and Skin Smoothing Cream.

What is your advice for water-dry skin condition?

If your skin is dehydrated, you would benefit most from Special Cleansing Gel, Antioxidant Hydramist, and Skin Smoothing Cream.

(91 customer reviews - scroll to view all)
  • 5 / 5
    91 customer reviews
  • Ordered the wrong one ! Too harsh fir my sensitive skin !

    Carol Winchester, United Kingdom
  • Love this face wash, it’s the only face wash I use. Makes my face super clean.

    Angela Livingston, United Kingdom
  • Great product.

    LINDA WORCESTER PARK, United Kingdom
  • Just the best cleansing Gel ever such a small amount goes so far leaves skin feeling clean and refreshed.

    Jean Hockley, United Kingdom
  • I love this product, it's excellent for combination skin. I've been using it morning and night for 3 years and I don't use any other brands now. Worth the price.

    Gayle St. Neots, United Kingdom
  • A purchase for my 22yr old son who previously used teen clear, his skin is as a general rule spot free and looks great. More importantly he likes it!

    Sharon Holywood, United Kingdom
  • An all time favourite of mine been using this cleansing gel for years and I would never switch. ????

    Debbie Dunmow, United Kingdom
  • Great for morning cleansing as it’s gentle and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated .

    donna Blackwood, United Kingdom
  • Love it

    Kathleen Sevenoaks , United Kingdom
  • Used this before and have decided to go back to this gel . Glad I did fantastic cleanser , removes all makeup and leaves my skin clean and smooth .

    Dawn Doncaster, United Kingdom
  • I have been using this cleanser for about 10 years now. My absolute favourite! Cleans my face without making it dry.

    Isabelle Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • Although my skin is quite mature and verging on dry, I'm still prone to the odd breakout. Generally that will mean I've not used this gel for a few days. It does keep my skin clear without drying.

    helen eye, United Kingdom
  • I love this product and have been using it for a long time. I’ve tried out many brands but keep coming back to this one. It’s the only cleansing product that makes my face feel clean and doesn’t make my skin feel dry . It has a great smell too .

    Shanaz London, United Kingdom
  • Love this product, wouldn't use anything else to wash my face.

    Angela Livingston, United Kingdom
  • Love this cleanser. Makes your skin feel clean but not dry. Really impressed with the service from Jersey Beauty Company too. The free samples are a nice touch.

    Suzie CROXTON, United Kingdom
  • Love this product

    Suzie CROXTON, United Kingdom
  • Fantastic

    Rebecca Barnsley, United Kingdom
  • The best cleansing gel ever! The 500 ml is also very easy to use.

    Els Haarlem, Netherlands
  • I have used this product for about 3 years and will not use another cleanser now as it is so good for combination skin.

    Gayle St. Neots, United Kingdom
  • very good, cleans away make up totally

    Kari Orihuela Costa, Spain
  • All time favourite cleanser. Leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.

    Isabelle Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • All time favorite cleansing gel. Leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.

    Isabelle Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • I’ve been using this for about 6 years and love it. It’s very gentle but does a great job and it’s economical as you only need a small amount to clean your face completely

    Bernice Leeds, United Kingdom
  • My favourite cleanser ever. Worth the initial outlay as it lasts such a long time. Kind on my fairly sensitive skin and leave it clean without tightness or irritation

    Sandra BROMSGROVE, United Kingdom
    magdalena anna Torquay , United Kingdom
  • Fantastic product, does not agrivate my sensitive skin

    Rayna Street, United Kingdom
  • I adore the special cleansing gel, I’ve used it for a long time and can’t do without it, it’s my go to cleanser. It’s not harsh and has enough foam to cleanse your face and get rid of the days pollutants and light make up. Leaves your skin thoroughly cleansed and smells divine. Would recommend this to anyone.

    Nicola Torrevieja, Spain
  • Bought for my sons. They seem to like it.

    Sonya Grove, United Kingdom
  • I have only been using this cleansing gel for a short time but I can already see and feel a differnece. Such a good product, cleaning the skin well with no drying out.

    Chantelle Prague, Czech Republic
  • I'm loyal to this face wash, it has kept my skin clear through the dreaded teenage years.

    Madeleine Durham, United Kingdom
  • I just love Demalogica products- no fancy packaging and no unnecessary ingredients. Special Cleansing Gel removes my make-up at the first cleanse and then cleans my skin with the second cleanse. I receive many comments about looking younger than my age and I can attribute that to looking after my skin with Dermalogica (and a few good genes!)

    Sandra BROMSGROVE, United Kingdom
  • Amazing cleanser.. you dont need to use alot of product as it foams up really well. Really versatile.. i use this as body wash aswell as a shaving gel! Smells really fresh too!

    Esma Surbiton, United Kingdom
  • Absolutely love this stuff my face was terrible and now it’s so cleansed and acne nearly gone love it but expensive but only thing working for me everything else made it worse so will definitely stick to using this. Thanks

    Georgina Belfast, United Kingdom
  • I've been using this now for a good few years and wouldn't use anything else. It doesn't leave your skin feeling dry after cleansing and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

    tracy solihull, United Kingdom
  • This cleansing gel is amazing! It goes on so smooth and feels like it just melts the days make-up away! So good, its now a staple round my family!

    Suzanne London, United Kingdom
  • Cannot live without this product! Have been using it for years now and its brilliant :)

    katherine Somerset, United Kingdom
  • I have tried several cleansing products and I find Special Cleansing Gel perfect for me because it takes away all makeup including mascara and it also makes my skin feel moistured and clean. Another good thing about this product is that I dont need to use

    Linda Karlstad, Sweden
  • Brilliant cleanser, leaves my skin feeling super fresh without the usual tightness of an oily skin face wash. Couldn't live without it!

    Carrie glasgow, United Kingdom
  • I love this cleanser. I have used the essential cleansing solution as well but find this one is better for my dry/prone to redness skin.

    Sheila Dublin, Ireland
  • I love this cleanser. I have used the essential cleansing solution as well but find this one is better for my dry/prone to redness skin.

    Sheila Dublin, Ireland
  • Have used this product for years now & it is truly amazing, my skin is so soft and bright and healthy looking, I could not live without this product!

    Julie Falkirk, United Kingdom
  • I love this cleanser, skin feels clean but not tight. Its the only product that has ever successfully stopped breakouts. And the big bottle lasts almost a year used twice a day - a little goes a long way

    rachel dublin, Ireland
  • Got this for my teenage Son who was getting quite a lot of break outs, it has really helped his skin look a lot better.

    Mary Portsmouth, United Kingdom
  • just the right size to get through air port security in my hand luggage. Excellent product leaving my skin feeling really clean.

    fay peterborough, United Kingdom
  • I love Special Cleansing Gel. For years I had bad acne which made my life a misery. I was on medication and trying all sorts to overcome it. My sister introduced me to Special Cleansing Gel and I've never looked back. My skin is so much better and the

    Joanna Warfield, United Kingdom
  • I love Special Cleansing Gel. For years I had bad acne which made my life a misery. I was on medication and trying all sorts to overcome it. My sister introduced me to Special Cleansing Gel and I've never looked back. My skin is so much better and the

    Joanna Warfield, United Kingdom
  • Very nice cleanser for helping to clear up break-outs. Seems to brighten skin and pores look smaller.

    Julie Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • This is one of the few items from Dermalogica that I don't like. I have normal to dry skin, and this dried out my skin even more. I knew that I should stay away from anything that lathers, but this is targeted at all skin types so...I did like it in the s

    mathilda charlottenberg, Sweden
  • I love this cleansing gel, it's simple to use and very effective. My face feels cleansed, fresh and it's the perfect start to my cleansing couldn't be easier.

    Sharon Souce, France
  • I love this cleanser, it removes all traces of make up and leaves your face feeling really clean and fresh but it also really gentle

  • Great product. I have real problems with normal soap drying my skin, but not with this. Makes my skin feel great - I could really feel it when I forgot to take it on a long weekend away!

    Penelope Alton, United Kingdom
  • Fabulous cleanser! I love having the feeling of a good old lather up but without any severe drying effects. I would not be without it, have been using it for years!

    Wendy Huddersfield, United Kingdom
  • I love this cleanser, I have combination skin and this cleanser suits.

    HEATHER LLANGEFNI, United Kingdom
  • Can't be without this in my bathroom - an absolute staple. Fab service, fast delivery. Thank you for curing my acne!!

    Dorothy Warrington, United Kingdom
  • The best cleanser ever!

    Cecilia Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden
  • I love it! Fresh, clean feeling straight away and lasts for ages.

    Freya Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Tried a variety of cleansers but I always come back to this product. A 250ml bottle lasts me a couple of months because you don't need to use a lot of the product to cleanse the skin.

    Natalie Kidderminster, United Kingdom
  • The best cleanser I have ever used. Skin feels fantastic after use. Really deep cleansing without skin drying out. I always buy the 500ml bottle, it lasts for months and so is great value for money.

    jane cheadle, United Kingdom
  • Washes away all make up without drying out the skin. I only use an amount small as a pea to wash my face, and it's all I need. So it lasts long. I like that it foams, and it smells really nice too.

    Sofia Göteborg, Sweden
  • I have just switched to this from the essential cleanser. I loved the essential, but find in summer with sun cream and generally more shiney skin etc that this special cleansing gel is just right. Skin is super clean, no breakouts, and even though my skin

    lisa Weymouth, United Kingdom
  • Oh how much I have missed you! I run out a couple of weeks ago and have had to wait til today to purchase more - best ever - I cant wait for it to arrive!

    SALEHA COLCHESTER, United Kingdom
  • Thank you so much for your speedy delivery! I am a big dermalogica fan and was delighted with your competitive price, free delivery and samples! Now for the cleansing gel - I have used this for years, wonderful product, lasts for ages and keeps my skin c

  • Best cleansing product ive ever tried! Really makes skin feel and look clean without getting dry.

    Sandra Vällingby, Sweden
  • Best cleansing product ive ever tried! Really makes skin feel and look clean without getting dry.

    Sandra Vällingby, Sweden
  • Great Value if this is your daily face wash. Fantastic for oily skin. The only product I have found to really work. Jersey Beauty always deliver very quickly and its the best price I have found.

    Emma London, United Kingdom
  • Brilliant cleanser. Recommended for spot prone skin. Cleanses all makeup in one wash.Jersey Beauty is the best price, still quite expensive but follow instructions and it lasts a long time

    Sarah Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • A great cleansing gel that lasts very long. My favorite!

    Johanna Sweden
  • Absolutely excellent. Thoroughly cleanses my skin leaving it incredibly soft!

    Daryl Suffolk
  • To put it simply - Love it!

    Matt Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • I have now been using this product for a number of years and it still works as well as the first day i used it! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it and it works great for my slightly sensitive skin

    Laura Thatcham, United Kingdom
  • I have been using Special Cleansing Gel for years and would not be without it. My husband pinches it to shave with and says it's the best! Anna (Guildford)

    Anna Guildford, United Kingdom
  • Excellent daily cleanser for combination skin, gets rid of oiliness but doesn't dry. Lasts long!

    reetta Helsinki, Finland
  • Excellent product! Always leaves my skin feeling very clean but not dry. Quick delivery.

    Gurjit Luton
  • After resigning myself to a lifetime of cream cleanser removed with cotton wool due to my dry skin, I discovered Special Cleansing Gel. It's perfect for me as it doesn't leave the skin tight and nothing beats the feeling of splashing your face with water

    Zara London, United Kingdom
  • I\'ve been using this for years! It makes my skin feel really clean, but still feels quite gentle to use. Lovely fresh, clean smell. Really notice the difference if I have used a different cleanser and always return to this one. Lasts for ages.

    Louise Tyneside, UK
  • I love this cleanser, has good foaming action and my skin feels lovely after using it. Had a break from dermalogica - but returned as its definitely the best.

    Joelene Wimbledon, United Kingdom
  • I have now used this for years and nothing else compares, silky texture, rinses easily and leaves skin feeling neutral and not tight. Essential.

    Sharon Bath, United Kingdom
  • I use this every day twice a day in the shower. It's so gentle and leaves my skin feeling really clean, not dry at all.

  • Brilliant little bottle to take away. Can decant it from the big bottle.

  • I have been using this for over 10 years and love it as a face wash really cleansing and gentle but removes all make up definitely recommended.

    Justine Exeter, United Kingdom
  • I cannot begin to explain how amazing this product is. After suffering years of problem skin I had given up hope of finding a product that would help until I tried this. For me it is a miracle in a bottle and I wouldnt be without it! Every bathroom should

    Natasha Lurgan, United Kingdom
  • Special cleansing gel is amazing I have used it for years & is the best for removing all kinds of makeup etc & keeping my skin healthy!!

    Deborah Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • I use this product after pre cleanse and it's easy to use in the shower every day. Leaves my skin feeling fresh and smooth and I have even noticed a difference to my redness

    Sharon Fareham, United Kingdom
  • I always had a 'difficult' skin. With this product I keep my skin fresh and shiny. Almost no breakouts. I use it twice a day. The 250ml is enough for at least 3 months.

    Ilse Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • I have been using this product and Jersey Beauty Company for years! I discovered Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel after being given a sample by JB and I will never go back to soap and water or any other cleansing products again! It leaves my skin feeli

    Cerys London, United Kingdom
  • So simple and just perfect

    ulrika Stockholm
  • Leaves the skin feeling clean, fresh and smooth without making it feel dry or dehydrated. Jersey beauty is the cheapest on the market, worth the investment, will last you ages

    beth manchester, United Kingdom
  • Special cleansing gel is amazing! Removes my eye make up easily without stinging my eyes & skin feels wonderful & clean afterwards!

    siobhan Twickenham
  • received this only a day after i'd ordered so very impressed with the service will definately be ordering off this site again . Lovely product little goes a long way , leaves skin feeling very fresh

    zoe nottingham, United Kingdom
  • This is the best product I have ever used on my skin and I won't ever change prodcuts again! Delivery and customer service from Jersey Beauty Company is also first class!

    Jenny London , United Kingdom
  • Very sufficient cleanser. Leaves skin soft and smooth.

    Elli-Mari Finland

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