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ultracalming cleanser

gentle cleansing cream

Gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. This pH-balanced, non-foaming cleanser helps calm and cool reactive, sensitized or overprocessed skin.Learn More

Gentle, non-foaming, gel/cream cleanser for reactive skin.Learn More

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ultracalming cleanser

Gentle cleansing gel/cream for reactive skin. This pH-balanced, non-foaming cleanser helps calm and cool reactive, sensitized or overprocessed skin. Delicately fortifies skin’s protective barrier without leaving an irritating residue, and easily rinses away or wipes off, making it ideal for sensitive skin.
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


  • Helps calm and cool redness and discomfort.
  • Easily rinses away or tissues off.

how to use

Following the application of PreCleanse, apply to the face and throat, gently massaging with fingertips with light, upward strokes. Rinse thoroughly with warm water or remove with dry cotton pads. Follow with UltraCalming Mist and Barrier Repair.

quick tip

Skin too sensitive for water? Use The Sponge Cloth to remove UltraCalming Cleanser.


Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Salix Alba Bark Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Butylene Glycol , Pentylene Glycol , Hydroxyphenyl , ropamidobenzoic Acid, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Fumaria Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Fumaric Acid, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Panthenol, Acrylates/ C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, rosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Aminomethyl Propanol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Disodium EDTA.

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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Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.

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Treat the multiple triggers behind inflammation for lasting relief from sensitivity flare-ups.

Itching, burning, stinging and redness are the obvious signs of sensitive skin. The triggers behind these sensations are less clear: genetics, hormones, stress, chemical assaults, foods and even aggressive skin treatments can intensify skin’s highly reactive state. The common thread behind irritation, flushing and stinging is inflammation. When paired with the loss of skin’s protective barrier, skin health is compromised and becomes highly reactive.

how it works

UltraCalming™ contains UltraCalming™ Complex, our exclusive complex clinically proven to control neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to skin sensitivity.

A godsend for reactive skin


I have been dealing with reactive and sensitized skin since my late teens. Now almost 32 I finally have found a cleanser that works for me. I really do appreciate a powerful non-foaming cleanser... and trust they are a rare find. Often times, most cleansers are riddled with a harsh surfactant as their first ingredient. The fact that this wash uses a super gentle one and it's low on the ingredients list speaks volume as to the sensitive nature. Don't be deceived, it definitely does a beautiful thorough cleanse as well. I have had a few deeper cysts since switching to the wash which I attribute to my skin adjusting. HOWEVER, the fact it truly has helped with the inflammation is worth the "purge period". I previously had tried Dermalogica and was recommended the special cleansing gel. For the first week it was amazing but then my skin became red and irritated and had ZERO moisture. As a previous accutane patient with a history of tretinoin use, the gel was too much. This was is the PERFECT answer for a deep cleanse without being stripped. It does not leave a film on your face which I appreciate as well. Simply a balanced clean canvas to apply your favorite moisturizer. I pair it with the active moist as it is super lightweight (btw reactive skin sufferers, don't pile on heavy stuff it traps the heat). Overall super psyched to continue with my current regimen: Ultracalming cleanser, active moist, SPF booster, and skin prep scrub (I use it twice a week at most).

San Diego


Best cleanser for sensitive skin


This is the best cleanser I have used. It is gentle yet cleanses well. It is very calming if your skin gets irritated easily.



Omg!!! Finally after 28 years my redness is gone


I have searched and searched for a product to calm my redness.. I've always been really red, since I was in high school. I've always focused on primers and what not and color correctors, but finally I've gotten to the root of the problem. I used this and saw IMMEDIATE results. My skin toned down the redness by about 75%. I am so impressed and soooo happy!

Phoenix, AZ


Can't live without!


This cleanser took me some getting used to. At first I felt like it wasn't cleansing enough for me but after about a week, I fell in love with it. I have a lot of redness on my skin and this keeps my inflammation down especially throughout the day. It's now the only cleanser I will use in the morning. I can wear a lot less makeup now that I'm not trying to cover up my redness as much. The entire Derma Ultracalming line is a god send for anyone with a lot of redness/inflammation.



Love how it makes my skin feel.


I have very sensitive skin, so I love how this makes my skin feel. I was amazed at how easily it washes off and how it leaves my skin feeling so soft.



A miracle for the skin


I've had redness issues for years due to allergies and living in a state that has winter 7 months out of the year. I've tried witch hazel( that helped some) and even baby soap. After just one wash, I'm not kidding, my face was less red. It's been almost two weeks now and it's amazing. The blotchy redness on my neck and cheeks is gone and it's almost gone along my jaw line. I'm fair skinned, so it was really noticeable. Love this cleanser. Thank you so much.

Minneapolis, Minnesota


The best cleanser I've found


Gentle deep clean with or without Precleanse first. Does not dry out skin. Great for t-zone as it effectively washes away oil. Leaves skin soft and supple. The best for Rosacea or other sensitive skin types. Does not clog pores.

Surprise, AZ


Very gentle product!!!


This is the only cleanser that is moisturizing, yet still leaves skin feeling clean. I have extremely dry and red skin due to being on accutane. This product is a must have.



The only cleanser I will ever use


I have been using this cleanser for around 3 years. I have combination sensitive skin and it is calming on my skin, I love it. Definitely recommend! I always go for the big 500ml bottle and it will last me about a year.



Ultracalming cleaner


Life changing for my sensitive skin. Very gentle and calming.




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Hi, when I went for my skin anylasis I was recommended the option of two products, the clearing skin wash and this product. I do suffer with breakouts but also super reactive and dry skin. Would this cleanser be enough to help my breakouts and cleanse my skin without drying it out?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel is a mild cleanser that will deep clean without stripping your skin. You only need the size of a pea, and its safe to use over the eyes. It is for oily, normal, or combination skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hi. I would like to know do products that contain Butylene Glycol such as this Ultracalming Cleanser are good for people with eczema skin.


Hello, Thank you for your feedback. With eczema, please always check with your doctor. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this oil free? If not, which Dermalogica cleanse is oil free please? I need to use oil free cleanse for my facial toner ! Thanks


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We do not have an oil free cleanser. For instance, even Clearing Skin Wash, which is for acne, has tea tree oil as an acne fighting ingredient. Not all oils are made the same ;) Kind Regards, Bernadette


what is the ph level of this product ?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All of our products are pH balanced to the skin and fall in a 4-6 range. Kind Regards, Bernadette


What is the pH level of this product?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All products are pH balanced to the skin and fall in a 4-6 range. Kind Regards, Bernadette


My 15 year old daughter has been using the clear start cleanser. She is prone to breakouts and after using this for 12 months it has really helped, but she does find it quite drying. Our local salon has recommended she use the ultra calming face wash instead, but I'm not sure whether this will keep the acne at bay. I don't want to buy a full size if it isn't compatible, what would you recommend?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. If Breakout Clearing Skin wash is keeping the acne away, she should keep using it. To combat dehydration she can mist with Breakout Clearing All Over Toner and moisturize with Skin Soothing Hydrating Lotion. Kind Regards, Bernadette


how long am i meant to leave the cleanser on my face before i wash it off?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can work it in for about a minute. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Does this product remove make up as well as the cleansing gel?


Hello, For best results, remove makeup with Precleanse. Cleanse the skin with Ultra Calming Cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can you use ultracalming gel while on epiduo


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you can use Calm Water Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this good for acne prone skin, along with having combination skin, or can you tell me the best product for my skin? Currently on a prescription to treat acne, so I need something that won't make it worse; or to dry me out as I already am. Thanks


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you may like this cleanser or Special Cleansing Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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