Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant

I have another skincare review for you! This was also in my skincare routine and I’m so glad I found this product!

We all know (or not) how important exfoliation is. I’m still not the most knowledgeable person but over the last two years I’ve been trying out different products to see what works best for me and I’ve found a winner! Totally jumping on the chemical exfoliant bandwagon here!

Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant is a exfoliant in the form of a facemask. It’s main ingredients are lactic acid and salicylic acid which help remove dead skin cells. It’s exfoliation for the lazy!

This comes out as a very very thick paste, almost clay like. It’s white and pale pink in colour and blends well. You apply this all over your face avoiding the eye and lip area ofcourse. Wait for the next 10 to 15 minutes and then massage and rinse off with warm water. I say warm water because it really breaks it down more easily than cold, plus it feels more relaxing!

Once it’s on you immediately get that slightly burning or stinging feeling. It subsides in a few minutes and the mask tightens a bit as it dries. I generally keep it on between 10 to 15 minutes. I like massaging in circles while removing it. My face feels really soft and smooth after using it, the same result you’d get from a deep cleansing. It doesn’t doesn’t dry out my skin either.

I guess I should also warn you a bit about this. I went through a lot of reviews of MakeUpAlley and I while this mostly works for people with sensitive skin because it’s not abrasive, there were some people who broke out or had bad reactions to this. Thankfully I haven’t but if you’re unsure, I’d suggest testing this out on a small discreet portion like underside of your jaw beforehand. I also have all the ingredients listed at the end if you’d want to check. Also, this is colour and fragrance free.

In terms of exfoliation this works well. I typically get very dry skin at the edges of the face, around my nose and some patches on my cheek. It’s been a lot less this winter and there hasn’t been flaky dry skin at all. This does take time to work though, I’d say 3-4 uses till you see a reasonable difference.

I use this once a week and it’s a weekend pamper ritual for me now! I like using this at night before I sleep and then using a serum overnight. I feel like my face just absorbs the moisture better right after using this.

Packaging is very functional as it comes in a tube, very hygienic as well. You get 75ml of product for Rs. 2895. Yes, that’s a lot! But depending on the frequency, this would last 6 months! I’ve used this for 3-4 months now and I’m only halfway through with my once a week usage.


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Name : Gentle Cream Exfoliant

Brand :  Dermalogica

Colour : White and slightly pale pink

Consistency : Thick clay like paste

Texture :  Soft to blend

Fragrance :  none

Application : Apply to skin after cleansing and let it activate for 10 to 15 minutes. Thereafter, massage and rinse with warm water. Use once or twice a week.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), 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, Sulfur, 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).

Product Amount : 75ml

Packaging : Tube

Shelf Life :  –

Price : Rs. 2895

Available from :  Nykaa

Final Rating : 5/5



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  • coralcrue

    A full on rating. Great, must try to find this some time. I love using face masks :)

    • Xuvious

      I wasn’t really into face marks much until last year, love it now! ^_^

  • Beauty Frontline

    Beautiful review :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks! ^_^

  • Blushes and Beyond

    Nice review.. I should give this a try.

    • Xuvious

      Hope you like it! xx

  • Tejinder Kaur
    • Xuvious

      Thanks! xx


    Nice clicks!

    • Xuvious

      Thanks! ^_^

  • theknotstory

    Awesome review :)

    • Xuvious

      Thanks! xx

  • Manasi
  • adriana m

    seems nice! :)

  • Xuvious

    Hope you like it too! xx

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  • MizzJ

    I quite liked this mask – it’s a gentle option that would be good for use in winter or if you have drier skin.

    • Xuvious

      I love it, it exfoliates so well. It really helps with dry patches too. :)

  • Bhagya B

    Thanks for posting such an great post and sharing an excellent information.For every girls skin care is important point and i think this is little costly but its effective result will help us.
    really you deserve an appreciation and glad that you have shared the useful information with us.