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skin resurfacing cleanser

smoothing exfoliating cleanser

Dual-action exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize aging skin. Achieve smooth, ultra-clean skin with this highly-active, two-in-one cleanser and exfoliant.Learn More

Dual-action exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize aging skin.Learn More

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skin resurfacing cleanser

Dual-action exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize aging skin. Achieve smooth, ultra-clean skin with this highly-active, two-in-one cleanser and exfoliant. Lactic Acid concentrate helps retexturize skin suffering from visible signs of aging by removing dulling surface debris and helping to accelerate skin cell turnover. Antioxidants condition skin while Rose Flower Oil refreshes the senses. Use daily to dramatically improve skin texture and properly prepare it for maximum penetration of AGE Smart® 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.
Certified vegan by PETA
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • Convenient two-in-one cleanser and exfoliant.
  • Retexturizes, leaving skin super smooth.
  • Helps accelerate cell turnover, hydrate and brighten.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, lightly lather in hands and apply to damp face and throat morning and evening, massaging with light, upward strokes for at least 30 seconds, avoiding the eye area. Reduce to one use per day if any sensitivity develops. Follow with Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 when used in the morning.

quick tip

In a hurry? Cut down your morning routine with this two-in-one exfoliating cleanser.


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.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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part of age smart product system

Firm to smooth away the signs of skin ageing. Control ageing triggers before they start.

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AGE smart®

Firm to smooth away the signs of skin ageing. Control ageing triggers before they start.

AGE Smart® contains scientifically advanced ingredients proven to impact the major biochemical reactions that contribute to skin ageing before they start, so your skin is left smoother, firmer and healthier. AGE Smart® is the intelligent investment in your future skin.

how it works

AGE Smart works by impacting the main biochemical reactions that manifest the signs of skin ageing: the formation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS, also known as free radicals), the generation of Matrix Metalloproteinases (MMPs) and the development of Advanced Glycation End-products (AGEs).

I love this product


My skin feels so clean and silky after I use it.

Edinburg TX


This is my favorite cleanser


I love this cleanser and I use it every day! It cleans off dirt and make-up without over-drying my skin.

New York, NY


Great for preventing facial breakouts


I love the skin resurfacing cleanser. Twice daily after a gentle facial wash. No pimples, or even blackheads. Takes a small amount, I leave it on for 30 seconds.



Great for aging skin


This is my morning cleanser. My skin looks smoother than is has in ages.



Skin feels smooth again


Using 2-3 times per week.

Arlington VA


Is initial breakout normal?


I have sensitive, normal-to-oily skin and don't like trying new products for that reason, but I have always felt confident with Dermalogica and love their products. I have some uneven skin tone / texture on my forehead. I've been using the "Pure Bright" Kit since January, but wanted to try an exfoliant, and liked the two-in-one concept to save time. I've used this skin resurfacing cleanser for two days, twice a day and am suddenly noticeably breaking out. Is this an initial/ normal reaction or should I stop using the product?

Park Ridge, IL


Still early


I just started using this product about a week ago. My skin has broken out a bit. I find it too drying if I use it daily so I cut back to every other morning and that has helped considerably. I am going to stuck with it for another week or 2 and see what happens.


Helps with Resurfacing


I use this product no more than three times a week as it's highly effective. If I use it more often than that, it makes my skin red and it'll slightly peel. But let me tell you this really does what it's promoted to do. I've already repurchased.

Easton, PA


I buy this product repeatedly because I would not do without


I was introduced to this product at a facial. It is gentle and cleanses thoroughly, removing all traces of makeup. So gentle and the scent is perfect at night. I breathe it in.

Ardmore, PA


Product Made My Skin Breakout for Weeks


Started using this product and had noticeable breakouts, and lumps forming under my skin, which would not go away. After 3 weeks I had to stop using this product.




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Hi, Which cleanser would you recommend. I'm 46, not overly sensitive and would prefer an all in one to clean away makeup, including the eye area. I do like this product but didn't realise I shouldn't use on eye area.


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may like Intensive Moisture Cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Would you advise using this product to remove eye makeup


Hello, Please do not use this product on the eye area. You may prefer Soothing Eye Makeup Remover. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I already have daily microfoliant which I use 2-3 times a week, but I really want to try the skin resurfing cleanser. How can I alternate these two products?

Maria Anggia

Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a 5% Lactic Acid Cleanser. You can use it on days when you do not use Daily Microfoliant to start. You can also do patch tests to see how your skin will respond, since this is a potent cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi I have dry skin and seb derm. I normally use essential cleansing solution which is good, is this cleansee still gentle?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser contains 5% Lactic Acid. For that reason, I suggest to use Intensive Moisture Cleanser instead. It will be nourishing to your skin and non irritating. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi Can i use it as a face wash or is it just a cleanser? Thanks Khadija


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is a face wash and cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Would this be a good product to use for acne marks/scars? Or is there another product better suited for that? I already use the Medibac cleanser.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Daily Microfoliant along with Clearing Skin Wash if you wish to brighten post inflammatory hyper pigmentation (a type of acne scar). Kind Regards, Bernadette


What is the percentage of Lactic Acid in this formula?


Hello, This cleanser contains 5% Lactic Acid Thanks!


Is this product safe to use in pregnancy? I do hope so. I did not see any advice not to on the product info leaflet. What's the general advice on Lactic Acid?


Hello, Please always check with your doctor. Thanks


Hi Can I use this as my only everyday-cleanser? And should I use it once or twice a day-morning and evening? Thanks


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It depends on your skin's tolerance. If your skin is not sensitive, you can use it twice daily. Try starting off by using it once every other night and build up from there. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Would this be an alternative to Daily resurfacing pouches? Currently using the pouches once a day at night after special cleansing gel and prior to water calm gel. The pouches are fabulous and control the exfoliation and texture on my oily congestive nose whilst not drying rest of face too much, however these amazing pouches are getting way too expensive so looking for an alternative which may last two months instead of one - 48year old lady looking to improve skin elasticity too whilst fighting congested nose and combination skin, works outside


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may like Daily Microfoliant. They are sister products. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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