02.22.2012
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DermalogicaSkin Resurfacing Cleanser
5.1 fl. oz. for $42
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Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is an acidic water-soluble cleanser whose lactic acid content has the ability to exfoliate skin; that is, if you leave it on your skin for at least several minutes. Doing that, however, would only increase the irritation potential of this cleanser, a result of the many fragrant oils, other fragrant components, and the detergent cleansing agents it contains. And getting this cleanser anywhere near your eyes would be a problematic experience!

Because Dermalogica is making exfoliation claims for this cleanser that aren't likely to occur, its rating is not as good as it would have been. We don't want you spending money on a product whose exfoliating ingredients probably can't perform as it claimed.

You can achieve better results without tempting irritation by using a well formulated, leave-on alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) exfoliant that contains either lactic or glycolic acid plus anti-irritants. We cannot stress enough what a bad idea using this cleanser is, especially if you opt to leave it on your skin for several minutes.

Last Updated:01.30.2017
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Achieve superior smoothness and ultra-clean skin after just one use with this dual-action exfoliating cleanser. A highly-active Lactic Acid concentrate helps retexturize skin suffering from visible signs of aging by removing dulling surface debris and helping accelerate cell turnover. Antioxidant Vitamin E conditions, while soothing Rose Flower Oil calms skin.
Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lactic Acid, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Cocamide, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyacrylate-1 Crosspolymer, Glycol Distearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rose Damascena Flower Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil.

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Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.

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