Derma E Purifying Gel Cleanser

Date Thu, September 7 2017
Derma E Purifying Gel Cleanser

Derma E Purifying Gel Cleanser

So here’s a weird thing. The folks from Derma E keep sending me goodies, even though i don’t recall working with them in the past, and I don’t know where they got my address. Oops? But one of those goodies has turned out to be pretty useful, so I’m here to tell you about it.

I haven’t yet posted about my frustrations with oily skin this summer (you’ll see a few posts on that in the near future, however!), but it’s been a challenge. When I used up the last of my facial cleanser, I thought I might try something else. Fortunately, I had a box of Derma E products to choose from, and one of those products is their Purifying Gel Cleanser.

Now, it looks like the company has updated their packaging since then. My tube still says it’s a new product and also highlights that it’s good for oily skin. Score! You might also be interested to know that it’s sulfate free and good for normal skin, too.

I was curious about this product because I haven’t used any product with activated charcoal. Can you believe that? It’s all the rage in cleansers and masks/peels, but I’ve yet to use it. Purifying Gel Cleanser was my first. And how did I like it?

It was weird to have the product come out so dark. It’s not quite a black, but it’s a dark grey gel. When I used it, I almost feel like I’m playing Mario Kart and have been inked on by another player, haha.


When you lather, it lightens, however. The texture is a gel and not a cream, so the lather is a little thicker. But I like how it feels on my face.

There’s no darkness that remains when you rinse it off. There’s also no fragrance; although, this cleanser does have a slight cosmetic scent. It’s quite light. I like that my skin feels clean but not tight and dry when I’m done with this. A lot of products to help with acne or oil dry your skin out so much.

Activated Charcoal Gives It a Grey Tint

Activated Charcoal Gives It a Grey Tint

So how did my skin fair?

Pretty well. I didn’t have a breakout when I switched to it, and break outs have been few and far between. Although, no cleanser can completely prevent my hormone-induced acne. It helped clear up oil on my skin, but there are still days when I feel a little slick at the end of the day. This isn’t a deal-breaker. It’s just how my skin is these days.

Now if only I could find a good oil-free foundation or BB cream to pair with it, we’d be in business.

Derma E products are a little pricier than I typically go for, and the Purifying Gel Cleanser is over $15. I am not sure if I’ll replace this tube once I run out, but I would be interested in trying other Derm E products after this.

You can also find Derma E products at Target, Ulta and CVS, which gives you a leg up if you have a Red Card or use coupons. Ulta even has a buy one, get one 50% off sale right now. Check it out. The only con is that Derma E Purifying Gel Cleanser doesn’t seem to be available in stores, so you’ll need to buy online and have it shipped to your home or store. If you’re an Internet shopper like me, you can also add this product to your cart on Amazon or Jet for $12.39, a bit of a savings over buying directly from Derma E.

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