Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Dermalogica special cleansing gel

I have received these samples from Dermalogica long time back & have used them for a considerable amount of time & thought it was time to write my experience using them.

A little about how Dermalogica was formed: While the Dermalogica story begins in 1986, the force of change in the industry started in Los Angeles, circa 1983. Jane Wurwand, a tenured, United Kingdom-trained skin therapist new to the American “esthetician” industry, recognized that continuing skin and body therapy education was practically non-existent in the United States. While her training had been comprehensive and serious, US students entered the industry licensed yet under-trained, and worse, under- respected.  
Jane put her education in action, opening a small classroom in Marina del Rey, California under the name The International Dermal Institute (IDI). She invited licensed skin therapists to get hands-on with the postgraduate training so critical to making them competitive in the business. Today, IDI is considered the international gold-standard for postgraduate skin and body therapy training with over 40 locations worldwide.
While teaching at IDI, it didn’t take long for Jane to realize no product line embraced her belief of skin health as opposed to “beauty,” so she developed her own. And in 1986, Dermalogica was born.

Dermalogica special cleansing gel is a Concentrated, soap-free, foaming gel designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin's natural moisture balance. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

How to use: Gently lather a small amount of the gel in moistened hands & apply to dampened face & throat. Rinse with warm water.

How it works: This soap-free botanical blend of Quillaja Saponaria &calming Lavender foams away impurities without leaving the skin feeling tight or dry, while super-soothing Balm Mint calms 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Lauroamphodiacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

Available in 250 & 500 ml

My Experience with the Dermalogica special cleansing gel:

Packaging: This cleansing gel comes in classy white colored bottle with a greyish colored cap.
Texture: It's a clear liquid gel which is runny in texture & lathers good enough.
Fragrance: It is not too scented, just has a hint of mint which isn't too over-powering. My skin is very sensitive to scented products but I'm glad this was very mild & didn't irritate my skin.
Cleansing : This clear gel lathers well & cleanses the skin to get rid of dirt & grime & gives you squeaky clean feeling. It is non-irritating gel & rinses off easily & doesn't leave a film behind. One just need a small amount of it to cleanse the face & the neck, so a single bottle will come a long way.

Mositurising:  Though it says it is suitable for all skin conditions, I think this would suit Oily-Combination skin. People with dry skin will find this little drying & may have to lock up the moisture with a good moisturising cream.The company suggests after cleansing this has to be followed by Multi active Toner & Dermalogica moisturiser. It will not bother sensitive skin & people with oily skin would love to use this during summer.
Price: It's a higher end product, priced at Rs.2000 for 250 ml & Rs. 3215 for 500ml

In India Dermalogica stores are in these cities- Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Noida, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Bhubaneshwar, Pune, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Vizag, Goa, Bangalore.

To know more about Dermalogica products you could visit their website at 

PR Sample


  1. These products look nice! Great review Uzma :D

  2. seems to be good uzma ... ll luv to try this. . :)

  3. Thanks girls :) Sorry for replying late , will get back to you all very soon!
    @C&F thanks buddy :)

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