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gentle cream exfoliant

super-smoothing masque

Lactic and Hydroxy Acid exfoliating masque for dramatic skin smoothing. Non-abrasive exfoliation treatment helps stimulate cell renewal as natural fruit enzymes detach dead skin cells to improve skin texture.Learn More

Lactic and Hydroxy Acid exfoliating cream masque for dramatic skin smoothing.Learn More

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gentle cream exfoliant

Lactic and Hydroxy Acid exfoliating masque for dramatic skin smoothing. Non-abrasive exfoliation treatment helps stimulate cell renewal as natural fruit enzymes detach dead skin cells to improve skin texture. Aloe Vera helps calm and soothe. Not recommended for users of medically-prescribed exfoliation products.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Two-in-one masque and chemical exfoliation treatment.
  • Increases hydration and smoothness.
  • Alpha and beta hydroxy acids speed cell renewal.

how to use

Perform the Dermalogica Double Cleanse that begins with PreCleanse, followed by prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser. Apply a thin layer over cleansed skin, avoiding the lip and nostril area. Use care around the delicate eye area as well. Let activate for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse well. Use twice weekly.

quick tip

Use once a week, pairing with Daily Microfoliant® and Daily Resurfacer on remaining days for smoother, brighter skin.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Diatomaceous Earth, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Papain, Bromelain, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Cetearyl Alcohol, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Lactic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Polysorbate 80, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

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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.

Love! It really works!


I saw a recommendation from Lisa Eldridge, a famous British make up artist who struggles with adult acne. I have had bumps on my forehead since being pregnant and now nursing which I can't seem to rid of. I figured I would give this product a try and to my surprise it really works! I love this so much I bought an extra one for myself and a family member.



Great exfoliant


I use it twice a week after cleaning my face and before my night cream

Houston, TX


Love it


Best exfoliant I've ever used!



Skin Breakout


I have been using Special Cleansing Gel, Super Microfoliant and Intensive Moisture Balance every day for several years and Skin Hydrating Booster during the drier seasons. My skin has always reacted well and I have never had blemishes. I had my face mapped 3 weeks ago and was told I had 'dehydrated' skin and was recommended I added Gentle Cream Exfoliant to my routine twice per week. Since starting this product my skin has broken out in blemishes all over my face, they start off small and flare up. I am also getting blind pimples which seem impossible to get rid of. I am really disappointed as I never have problem skin but it seems this product is causing many problems. Should I stop using this product all together? What can I do to help my skin in its current unpleasant and spotty condition?



I am hard to impress but I really like this product


As someone who is now in esthetician school, as you can imagine I have tried a lot of products. This one however did an awesome job on my skin. Usually it takes longer to see results but I definitely see improvement just since the month I have been using it.

Tulsa OK


Cleared up my perioral dermatitis


I absolutely love this product! I purchased it after trying it out as part of a kit I bought. From the first time I used it, I knew it was like nothing else I've ever used. My skin look glowing, clear and soft. I looked like I just had a professional facial. What I didn't expect, was that it would completely clear up my perioral dermatitis! I've had it literally for a year and a half from stress. My dermatologist had me on antibiotics and creams and nothing worked. It's been terribly frustrating. This cream exfoliant began to clear up my stubborn dermatitis after the first use. I use it three times a week now and it's 99.9% gone. I hope this helps anyone else with perioral dermatitis.



worth buying


I used it in a wet face after cleansing twice a week and left for 10 minutes after that my skin feel good soft and clean.It really works clearing the dead skin and dirt.Its on of the most have item in my skin care routine.

south plainfield new jersey


Great for sensitive skin


I like how this helps smooth my skin and helps control my oily skin without over drying my skin like most drugstore products do. I'm kind of weird, I don't experience the tingly feeling it says I wish I did lol makes me feel like it's working more but I know it's working despite not having the tingly feeling.

Charlotte, NC


Gentle yet powerful


This is a gamechanger for me. I've always exfoliated with harsh products thinking I had to really scrub to get my acne prone skin really clean. Now I know that you can use enzymes to exfoliate that are not abrasive, hence the gentle part of the label. But you really should be sure to use a sample before buying this because it is really potent stuff. When I put the product on, it feels tingly at first, which are the enzymes doing their work. It's powerful and I can see why others who have more sensitive skin might find this product aggravating their skin. Test it out first, and hopefully you'll have the same experience as me, which was fabulously exfoliated skin! I also like mixing it with sebum clearing mask or the clay cleanser for a multitasking mask effect.



Love this product


I have sensitive, oily skin. This product does wonders for controlling oil and reducing my pore size. I use as instructed on the bottle. Worth every penny.




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I was wondering is this compatible with hair removal. Such as waxing or bleqching?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This exfoliant does not remove hair. Kind Regards, Bernadette

is gentle cream exfoliant safe to use once accutane treatment is over.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please seek advice from the doctor who prescribed the accutane. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can I use this product if I am breastfeeding? Thank you!


Hello Ashley, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use this if you are pregnant or nursing. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I already use the sebum clearing mask 3 times a week. Is it ok to use this product too or will that over exfoliate the skin? If so, how many times a week would you recommend using it?


Hello Lou, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can alternate the products. Or you can start using Sebum Clearing Masque twice a week and Gentle Cream Exfoliant once a week. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi, just wondering if this product can be followed with another masque such as the Skin Hydrating Masque? Is this product more considered an exfoliant or a masque?


Hello Rebecca, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes you can exfoliate with Gentle Cream Exfoliant and follow with Skin Hydrating Masque. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can I use gentle cream exfoliant while pregnant? Thanks!


Hello Rebecca, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please do not use Gentle Cream Exfoliant while pregnant. You can use Skin Prep Scrub. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi, I'm 37 with combination skin and concerned about dullness and fine lines. I used this with the normal/dry kit and loved it. I want to buy full sized products next, but I don't know if I should get this or the Daily Superfoliant or the Daily Microfoliant. I know they could be used together, but I can only afford to buy one exfoliating product. Which one would you suggest if I had to pick just one and why? Thank you!


Hello Jaime, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Daily Microfoliant is gentle, for all skin types, and brightens the skin while preventing breakouts. It has Phytic Acid and Salicylic Acid. Daily Superfoliant is for normal to aging skin. It detoxes the pores with charcoal, 3 type of enzymes and Lactic Acid and Malic acid. It is an anti-pollution treatment product. Both are powder formulas that can be used every day. However, they are chemically very different. Please use one or the other. We do not recommend using both together. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hello, I have a question about this product. I have extremely oily skin. I was told to use an exfoliant as described below. "Choose products that contain glycolic acid, lactic acid, malic acid or salicylic acid -- all alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs loosen up the dead skin cells on your skin, helping them to turn over more quickly. And an added benefit of AHAs for oily faces: They also help to reduce the amount of oil on the skin." Will this product above help? Or is there any other exfoliant products you'd recommend?? Thank you so much.


Hello Jam, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product is ideal for inflamed acne that sensitive to the touch. It also helps to exfoliate skin that is prone to congestion. Gentle Cream Exfoliant contains Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Pineapple and Papaya Enzymes and Sulfur to exfoliate the skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Should I apply this to my face after I clean and dry my skin as a mask or wet my face and rub it in?


Hello Julia, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can cleanse your face and pat dry. Then apply this masque and let it dry. Then, rinse it off with water. Follow with toner and moisturizer. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I have freckles which I really love, is it possible that this product will remove them?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product is ideal for inflamed or cystic acne, as it is a chemical exfoliant without a scrub. It will not remove freckles.

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