skin resurfacing cleanser

smoothing exfoliating cleanser

Dual-action, non-foaming cream exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize aging skin. Achieve superior smoothness and ultra-clean skin after just one use.Learn More

Dual-action, non-foaming cream exfoliating cleanser helps retexturize aging skin.Learn More

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skin resurfacing cleanser

Achieve superior smoothness and ultra-clean skin after just one use with this dual-action exfoliating cleanser. A highly-active Lactic Acid concentrate helps retexturize skin suffering from visible signs of aging by removing dulling surface debris and helping accelerate cell turnover. Antioxidant Vitamin E conditions, while soothing Rose Flower Oil calms skin. Use of this silky cleanser dramatically improves skin texture and properly prepares for maximum penetration of AGE Smart® products. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a highly active formula. Frequency of use depends on skin condition. If skin experiences sensitivity or dehydration from daily use, reduce use to 2-3 times per week. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Use as directed. For external use only. Keep out of eyes. This product may increase your skin's sensitivity to the sun. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
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


  • 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 aging. Control aging triggers before they start.

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AGE smart®

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

AGE Smart® contains scientifically advanced ingredients proven to impact the major biochemical reactions that contribute to skin aging 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 aging: 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 put it on the worst areas and then spread it all over.


I put it first on where lines and wrinkles are and on my nose, then with wet fingers I spread the product around my face. I even use it on the backs of my hands. Then I leave it on for awhile and wash all of it off. I use it a few times a week to make the lines less noticeable. I received a sample of this years ago and I ran across it in a drawer and decided to try it. That was the start of me using the Dermalogica line.

San Francisco Bay Area


I always make sure I have this product!


It prepared my cleanses and prepared my skin for the rich dermalogica moisturizer.



Favorite Product


I first tried this resurfacing cleanser as a free trial sized reward, and I am hooked. As a 50+ woman who has spent a lot of time outdoors In the wilds of Maine, cross country skiing across frozen lakes or surfing in the ocean, my skin is showing some serious signs of aging. This product is helping reduce wrinkles, dark spots, and rough skin. I'm getting younger with every use!



Great cleanser


This is a great facial cleanser to have, but for me, it is not for daily use. I use it about 3 times per week in the mornings. If I use it every day, my skin will get very dried out. But a couple times a week seems perfect to help reduce the lines from getting worse!

Laguna Hills, CA


My favorite Dermalogica product.


I've used this for about six months now, and the change in my skins' appearance and texture has been amazing. I honestly think my skin looks better without makeup now! Only thing I would change is the scent.

Charleston, WV


Big Fan


My esthetician recommended this cleanser to me, and I have been very pleased with it. The cleanser is thick, so a little goes a long way. I can tell that it's really good quality. Using it has definitely helped to keep my skin clean and healthy.

Fort Payne, AL


Love this cleanser


Works great and keeps my skin looking smooth.

Winchester, Va


my go to cleanser


I alternate my cleansers, sometimes I use the essential cleanser and other times the skin resurfacing cleanser. my skin always feels smooth and clean after I use this.




Daily cleanser



Favorite Cleaner


This product is amazing. I use it both morning and night. My skins looks and feels great

Melbourne, FL



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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


Is it okay to use this product along with a lactic acid serum 2x a week? I don't want to overuse lactic acid.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It would be at your discretion, depending on what your skin can tolerate. You should try a patch test. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I am 32 years old. When should I begin the age line? Thanks!


Hello Rachael, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is your preference. Antioxidant Hydramist and Dynamic Skin Recovery are great places to start. You may also like Daily Superfoliant. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this product safe to use while pregnant?


Hello Sarina, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product contains 5% Lactic Acid which will exfoliate and brighten the skin. It is safe to use during pregnancy. However, it is not ideal for sensitive or reactive skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I am currently using special cleansing gel and i really like It . But i do feel like i could use some extra exfoliation. Do you think this would be a good replacement? Also is this safe to use to remove my eye makeup?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can Double Cleanse with Precleanse Special Cleansing Gel to remove makeup. They are both safe for the eyes. You can use Daily Microfoliant to exfoliate the skin. Please do not use exfoliants on the eye area. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can you use this product if you're pregnant?


Hello Jessica, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product does not contain Salicylic Acid or retinol and is therefore safe to use during pregnancy. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi. Is this cleaner gel (creates a foam) or cream based? Thanks


Hello Laurien, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a creamy cleanser. It does not foam. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Just getting started on the age smart line and not having a lot of time to spend in the morn/night, what are the most important products to buy and to use in my daily skin care routine? I know all the products are exceptional! Thanks :)


Hi Lisa, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can start off with Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, Antioxidant Hydramist and Skin Smoothing Cream. Come back for a masque and SPF. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I discovered this cleanser (love it!) around the same time my dermatologist gave me a prescription for Retin A. So as not to overdo it, and because I am new to using both these products, I use them on alternate nights. However, I get very dry and flaky skin on the night and next morning after using the skin resurfacing cleanser, which wasn't happening when I was testing it out before I got the Retin A. My question is whether it's bad to be using these products at the same time or if I just need an adjustment period? I'm 43 and don't have much early aging. I don't want to irritate my skin and cause any permanent damage if these two products together (but on alternate days) is too harsh. Thanks!


Hello Laura, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Skin Resurfacing Cleanser is a treatment cleanser that contains 5% Lactic Acid. I do not recommend using this exfoliating cleanser with retinol. In fact, no exfoliants should be used with any type of retinol or retin-A, or sensitization can occur. I recommend using one or the other, but I do not recommend using both Skin Resurfacing Cleanser and Retin A together, even on alternate nights. If you really like Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, Essential Cleansing Solution is an alternative option. It is rich, creamy, nourishing and ideal for skin that wants to prevent aging. It will not sensitize your skin if you are using retin A either. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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