03.13.2015
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Tri-Active Cleanse
5.1 fl. oz. for $38
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Last Updated:03.13.2015
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Tested on animals:No

This creamy standard, detergent-based, foaming cleanser has lots of potential for those with dry to very dry skin. However, it isn’t any more adept at lifting dulling skin cells than any other cleanser; if anything, the emollients in this product impede rinsing, which means more dead skin cells remain than are washed away. The whitening name and brightening claims are meaningless, too, and it’s worth noting that this product does not contain enzymes or peptides as claimed. It does contain fragrant ylang ylang oil, listed by its Latin name Canaga odorata. Including ylang ylang is not great news because fragrant extracts are not good skin care, but the amount is likely too low to be problematic. Consider this a worthwhile cleanser for dry skin, but not a specialized brightening product.

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Claims

A triple-active concentrated cleanser that improves surface clarity, lifts dulling skin cells and prepares skin for maximum penetration of our unique complex of enzymes, peptides and active brighteners. Skin is left feeling ultra clean and conditioned.

Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Butyrosperum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Laureth-4, Phytic Acid, Lactic Acid, Camellia, Sinensis Leaf Extract, Niacinamide, Morus Alba Root Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ferula Foetida Root Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactamide MEA, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Lactate, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium PCA, Glyceryl Oleate, Sorbitol, Proline, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Citric Acid, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Benzyl PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Chloride.

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.