03.03.2014
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Clean Bar
5 fl. oz. for $18.50
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Last Updated:03.03.2014
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Tested on animals:No

This soap-free bar cleanser is similar to the classic bar cleanser from Dove. Unlike the Dove product, however, Dermalogica’s Clean Bar contains irritating plant extracts of lavender and sandalwood plus numerous irritating citrus oils. If you prefer this type of cleanser (though we wish you didn’t because it can be too drying and irritating for all skin types), save your money and stick with the Dove Beauty Bar instead. The dryness and irritation Clean Bar can cause are a big step backward for all skin types.

One more comment: None of the exfoliant ingredients this soap contains (and retinol is not among them because retinol does not exfoliate) will have that benefit due to the cleanser's brief contact with skin.

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Claims

Lift impurities and breakdown surface oils without stripping skin's natural moisture barrier. Hydroxy acids gently exfoliate for smoother skin. Travels easily in a gym or travel bag. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors. Fortified with Licorice Extract and Allantoin to help soothe. Lactic Acid, Oat Kernel and Retinol exfoliate. Tea Tree, Lavender and a complex of botanicals maintain bar purity during use. Ideal for the most sensitive of skins, and for those who currently wash with traditional soap bars that are too high in skin-aggravating alkalis.

Ingredients

Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Dextrin, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Lactate, Sucrose Cocoate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Valerianna Officinalis (Valerian) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Berberis Vulgaris Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Retinol, Tocopheryl, Allantoin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 60, Titanium Dioxide, Polyacrylamide.

Brand Overview

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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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.