It is a cleanser that deeply cleanses oily skin. Its clay formula penetrates into the skin deeply and cleans it of all impurities. It comprises of Kaolin and Green clay. Together both these clay formulas remove excessive oil from your skin’s surface and beautify it. Is this true? Does it actually work? What are real users saying about Dermalogica products?Dermalogica is a household name in skin care that is generally to be trusted. They produce their products exclusively in the US of A and never put fragrance or coloring in the ingredients. They are a mid-range priced brand that brags about their pharmaceutical grade skin care.
Cucumber Fruit Extract softens the skin and helps make it feel cool and refreshed after cleansing. It also has a natural compound that works like an astringent.
Arnica Montana Flower Extractworks as both anti-septic and anti-bacterial helps inflammatory skin conditions.
Mallow Extract helps to heal and soothe the skin and make for a clearer and improved skin tone. Mallow also helps the skin stay moisturized after the oils are gone.
Sodium Magnesium Silicate is a silicate clay that binds up the formula, while it sounds synthetic it is non-irritating.
Menthol is naturally occurring and adds a refreshing aspect to the cleanser and reduces redness.
“It cleanses the skin well, I just don’t happen to be a fan of the thicker cream style cleansers. It also gives a strong cooling and tingling sensation which is a little to strong for my more sensitive skin.”
– Los Angeles, CA
“I found this product extremely harsh and drying on my skin and did not see any reduction in acne breakouts.”
“Enjoying this cleanser, deeply cleans at times the menthol, cooling feeling can be a bit overwhelming but definitely leaves your face feeling refreshed after a double cleanse.”
– Chicago, IL
User Review Analysis:
The main conclusion one can draw from these user reviews is that there is just too much damn menthol in this product. For those users with sensitive skin it can be unbearable just how tingling this formula is. Some also reacted by getting little tiny bumps in the T-zone and problem areas and were not satisfied with the products. Others felt it really did deep clean and definitely cut the oil problems. Despite having really safe ingredients, sometimes even things that are “all-natural” can be really harsh on certain skin types and that is important to keep in mind with this product in particular.
The Bottom Line…
What I think about this product is that if you have hardcore oily skin and need to do something dramatic to reduce and absorb those greases, this is the product for you. If you have sensitive skin at all I think the menthol will just be too much for your skin and you will react with having little bumps all over your face… not a cute look.