Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

I love me some natural skincare products. Everyone who knows me can depend on my advice for the best calendula cleansers, tea tree oil scrubs and oatmeal bath soaks.

Despite my love of all natural bath products, I’ve been looking at Dermalogica more and more. The thought occurred to me that if I’m traveling, or I move to another country, I may not have access to the brands I have come to love. Therefore, it might be a good idea to test out some mainstream products that I know will work for me.

Having said that, watch me park my butt in the same damn city for the rest of my life. 😛

I wasn’t sure if I would use up a whole bottle of Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash, so I opted for an Ebay purchase of 6 sample packs. I used up all the samples before I took a photo, so here’s a photo I found online.

The cleanser is a clear gel type. It foamed up nicely and wasn’t too runny. I massaged it onto my face for a few seconds and rinsed it off. There wasn’t any residue left behind and my face felt really clean. I used toner on a cotton pad to wipe my face afterwards, and the pad was completely clean. There was no dirt or makeup on it.

I noticed that my face burned just slightly if I rubbed the product on for more than 10 seconds. Considering that this does contain salicylic acid, I wasn’t too surprised by that discovery.

Here’s the full ingredient list:

Active ingredients: Salicylic Acid .50%. Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Angelica Archangelica Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Allium Sativum (Garlic) Bulb Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Ophiopogon Japonicas Root Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lactic Acid, Algae Extract, Menthol, Sodium PCA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camphor, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Benzyl PCA, Disodium EDTA Copper, Citral, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol.

Here’s what the full-sized bottle looks like:


It’s $36 for an 8.4 ounce bottle.


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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4 Responses to Dermalogica Clearing Skin Wash

  1. My skin doesn’t handle witch hazel well, I’m afraid, so I can’t use this one.

  2. I’ve been thinking about trying this brand. I’ve heard a lot about it. However, I’m pretty happy with my current skin care routine. Maybe I’ll take to eBay and buy some samples! I thought that was a great idea!

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