essential cleansing solution

creamy cleanser conditions dry skin

Rich, creamy cleanser conditions dry skin. Non-foaming formula gently lifts debris while replenishing dry skin and maintaining moisture levels.
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essential cleansing solution

Rich, creamy cleanser conditions dry skin. Non-foaming formula gently lifts impurities while replenishing dry skin and maintaining moisture levels. Moisturising Safflower Oil softens and conditions while invigorating extracts of Rosemary and Lemon refresh tired skin. Water-soluble, this soothing emulsion rinses off easily, leaving the skin clean, soft and supple. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours.

  • paraben
  • gluten
  • cruelty
  • Vegetarian
  • no artificial fragrances
    and colours


  • Replenishes skin and maintains moisture levels.
  • Helps nourish and condition.
  • Rinses off easily.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, apply to dampened face and throat, massaging with light, upward strokes. Concentrate on any areas of excessive dryness and impurities. Rinse with warm water. Follow with Multi-Active Toner or Soothing Protection Spray and prescribed Dermalogica Moisturiser.

quick tip

Never use hot water when cleansing: this strips the skin of the natural oils critical to maintainin hydration levels.

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Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, PEG-8, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvensa Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Ricinoleth-40, Beeswax, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceresin, Disodium EDTA, Carbomer.

We are dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

skin health

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 it works

All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.

overall rating write a review
4.9 out of 5
102 out of 105 - This product has a 97 % approval rating.
  • Favorite cleanser
    I use this cleanser morning and night, really good for my dry skin and doesn’t make it any drier or any right feeling afterwards like other cleansers do. Also makes my face nice and soft which I enjoy
  • Dream cream
    I have used special cleansing gel for years, and love it - but I noticed I needed something different when I moved South to a colder, drier climate a year ago.
    The essential cleansing solution is gentle and creamy, and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised, without causing my sensitive skin to break out. I don’t normally have dry skin, so wasn’t sure if it was for me, but I love it and recommend it to anyone who is finding other cleansers a bit drying or intense.
  • essential cleansing solution .
    First time I have ordered Dermalogica, I purchased the cleanser, it is lovely, I brought the 250mls, I was thinking mmm that's not going to be enough, when I received it , it was oh my lord how am I going to get thru this, you only need a small amount, I use it twice a day. Cant wait to order more products.
  • Lovely creamy cleanser
    A wonderful creamy cleanser, it leaves my skin feeling soft clean and fresh.
  • Definite daily ritual
    This cleanser is creamy and moisturising for my skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and perfectly balanced. I would highly recommend this product.
  • Love it
    I love this cleanser, is so creamy and smooth on my skin and isn't drying at all! love it
  • Great for winter
    This cleanser works very well for winter, it is very creamy and you feel the skin is very moisturised after cleansing. Even I have combination oily skin but winter can be quite dry as well, but this is also suitable for my problematic skin! Great product:-)
  • Essential Cleansing
    Love this product. Gentle enough for me yet still effective in removing make up etc. Love it - a staple in my bathroom always.
  • 5 out of 5
    Love this product, It has a lovely creamy texture and my skin feels soft after using. I have sensitive skin easily irritated and have had no trouble with this product, just love it and the bottle lasts for ages.
  • Clean and calm, not oily
    I have used the Essential Cleansig Solution for 3 months now. I have dry cheeks, the rest of my face only slightly dry. This product leaves my skin soft and hydrated, not oily. I have a tendency to red/ irritated skin, but this solution is calming as well. Once you've tried it, you'll never use anything else!
  • So gentle
    I bought this cleanser, never having used it before but it sounded good - and it is. It's gentle and lovely on the skin and my skin doesn't feel tight or uncomfortable afterwards - perfect.
  • Great cleanser
    Very hydrating and long lasting, I've been using this product for over 2 years and really love it.
    this product is saving my skin one day at a time I have been using this product for the last 10 months and I will never use anything else again the creaminess of the product helps to nourish my skin wile gently cleansing away the dirt.
    I no longer have rough dry patches due to using harsh cleansers that strip my face of good oils. my skin in brighter and softer than ever before.
  • Love this cleanser
    Amazing product gentle on skin and such a fresh clean soft feeling after.
  • Great Product and Great Value
    Purchased the 500ml bottle and this certainly represents great value for money! Love the product - creamy, doesn't dry out my skin and my skin feels really clean.
    This is a great moisturising cleanser for my dry skin. I've been using this product for a couple of years now and will continue to do so for many more to come.
  • Great Cleanser
    I wasn't too keen on trying this cleanser but boy I'm glad I did. For my skin I find it soothing and hydrating. A little goes a long way and I like that the big size comes with a pump. This is one of my favourites
  • Perfect
    I have been using this for years. It is very gentle, never strips my skin, but is strong enough to remove makeup. Whenever I try anything else, I always come back to this.
  • I love this product!
    I purchased the Essential Cleansing Solution 2 weeks ago and have to say I love it very much. It's creamy and feels soft on my skin and removes all my make-up, even my eye make-up! It has a subtle, soft perfume and is a delight to use. Dermalogica certainly doesn't disappoint with this product.
  • Great cleanser for oily-dry skin
    Great cleanser for my oily-dry skin.I've been using Dermalogica for many years now and I don't have to worry about break-outs. I double-cleansed with this cleanser, and my skin feels really clean and not dry at all. The price does sound extreme, but considering that I have sensitive skin and one bottle (500ml) does last over 6 months - I think it is worth every penny.
    Min Hooi
  • 500ml bottle lasts 12months and WORKS!!
    If you've read any of my other reviews, you'll know you're dealing with a serious junkie!

    I'd tried everything else before Dermalogica opened in Albany, Auckland but nothing addressed all my skin issues. I was dubious to spend $107 on a face wash but after much consultation and ample home sampling I decided to take the plunge. I have been so amazed with the quality of the products and to my surprise the 500ml cleanser lasts me 12months using 2x per day!! Not only does it last but more importantly it works!

    This cleanser address all my issues and still leaves me with moisturized, non-tight skin that's breakout free.

    I highly recommend these products to anyone especially friends and family!

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