“ Brand: Dermalogica / Type: Cleanser / Subcategory: Wash / Texture: Gel/Fluid / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Cleanses, „
The name of the product pretty much explains the purpose of it. Dermalogica Anti-Bac Skin Wash is an antibacterial skin wash for both men and women. Often I find that in the morning and just after a day at work my skin feels oily. I hate having skin that is greasy to the touch and it makes me feel dirty. Soap and water don't lift the greasyness away from my skin so I have a routine of using specialist products to give me some respite from my skin feeling so bad.
The Dermalogica Anti-Bac Skin Wash is just basically a skin wash designed to clear the skin of impurities. The skin wash comes in a grey and white bottle, a very neutral design which is typical of Dermalogica. The cap of the cylindrical bottle is grey and by simply pressing on one side the wash can be dispensed. The smaller size bottle has the basic design of casp, whereas if you purchase the larger 500ml bottle this comes with a pump-action dispenser which is much easier to use. I have the smaller bottle as I like to try the products out before buying the bulkier quantities.
To use the skin wash I simply dispense a small amount onto wet hands and rub them together to create a rich foam. I then apply this to my face and rub it into key areas such as my nose, chin and forehead. These are the main areas I have trouble with, so I concentrate on these, I do wash my entire face though. I then rinse the foam from my face with warm water and dab my face dry. I find that instantly my face looks and feels a lot softer to the touch. The difference is visible due to a less oily finish on my skin, but I also feel a lot fresher aswell.The scent of the foaming wash is also quite fresh and unique. I would say the scent is quite a natural one, not the typical chemical pong you find on a lot of the harsher brands of facial wash. The skin wash is gentle to my skin, but works hard enough to show noticeable difference and improvement.
The skin wash contains antibacterial trislosan which is designed to clear surface bacteria from your skin. The wash also exfoliates the skin due to salicyclic acid (this doesn't sound too kind on the skin!) and overall I am mildly impressed with the results.
The only real problem is the price. Whilst I have had mildly satisfying results i really should have expected a great deal more, you will see where I am coming from when I tell you the pricing! The 500ml bottle with the pump-action cap costs around £30 and the smaller 250ml bottle costs around the £18-£20 mark. Unfortunately the smaller size isn't available online from what I am aware, but the large size is.
I had- the key word here being 'had' very oily and spotty skin. I had actually tried some prescribed medication, but to not avail.
I trained as a beauty therapist, and whilst training, we learnt about Dermalogica products. My tutor recommended Anti- Bac Skin Wash for my problem skin, along with some other products by Dermalogica.
I began cleansing, toning and moisturising twice daily, and have to say I noticed a difference after a few days. Whether it was the cleanser, or a mixture of the three products, I don't know, but my skin started to clear. My spots didn't disappear altogether, but they reduced dramatically, as did the redness and greasiness in my skin.
The cleanser has a lovely clean smell and makes your skin feel tingly after you use it; gives the impression it's working right away.
You only need a tiny amount, which is good as this can initially be expensive to buy. It lathers up nicely, but I had to add a tiny bit of water to get a really good lather.
I bought the big bottle of Ant- Bac Skin Wash and it cost me £18.00 from my local beauty salon. But it is so worth it; my skin was eighty per cent better after using this product. Now I am out of my teens I don't need it, but I'd definitely recommend it to other people with problem skin.
A friend recommended Dermalogica Anti Bac Skin Wash to me a couple of years ago. I'm mid 30's but have skin that is prone to spot breakouts on a regular basis.
I bought this stuff from my local beauty salon as its not available in stores and have been using it since. I tend to buy the biggest size available (500ml)with a pump dispenser and it lasts for a whole year.
Its a fragrance free, clear gel that I use with water and it makes my skin feel really clean, removing excess oil and reducing bacteria.
Its fairly expensive, but I've found a couple of websites that do it for less than salon prices and with a large bottle it lasts for ages. The main reason though is that it really works - my complexion has been much clearer since using it.
I do still get ocassional spots but this product has certainly improved my skin significantly, and its a formula that I like and a brand that I trust - so its worth the expense to me !
Like many women, my skin can drive me around the bend. Especially at this time of year, as I work in a warm office with no air con, my face can start to resemble an oil slick around lunch time. Coupled with that, I still get the odd break out - yes! At the grand old age of 31! So, while I'm not exactly 'past it' (hopefully), it's really not that great that I'm breaking out still.
My history of Dermalogica use started just over a year ago... As I noted in another review (Dermalogica Multi Active Toner - refreshing and soothing - highly recommended!), I started using the Multi Active Toner as part of my skincare regime in the run up of my wedding. At this stage, I was buying high street branded skincare products but never felt any loyalty to any of them.
After reading some good reviews about this on a forum (a wedding one, I think), I first purchased this product as part of the Dermalogica acne prone skin kit. I ordered this from Jersey Beauty, which is cheaper than buying from a Dermalogica salon.
The acne prone skin kit contained:
Anti-Bac Skin Wash (1.7oz)
Multi-Active Toner (1.7oz)
Oil Control Lotion (.75oz)
Medicated Clearing Gel (.30oz)
Gentle Cream Exfoliant (sample)
Anti-Bac Cooling Masque (sample)
In terms of the skin wash, it comes in a white and grey bottle. The one in the kit came in a small bottle with a 'press top' lid while the large full size one that I'm using now is a pump action type. As far as looks of the packaging goes, I'm happy enough to have this (and any other Dermalogica products) in my bathroom, as they're not cheap looking or garish in appearance.
To use, I squeeze or pump a little into wet hands, rub my hands together fairly vigorously to get the clear liquid to foam and then use on my face. It's pretty effective in removing make up and other dirt from my face. I don't need to use a separate eye make up remover when I use this product.
Using skincare/cosmetics, especially pricier ones (like this, IMO, I'm no Creme de la Mer gal), is a multi sensory experience. Sounds like marketing speak, I know, but, to me, how it *feels* is very important. The functional benefit of this product is that it cleans my face. And it does, so that's good. Beyond that, I like the smell of this - I can't quite put my finger on what it is - it almost smells a bit medicinal but 'pure'. In fact, one of the main reasons that I like this product is that it does seem pure but also hard working on my skin. It makes me feel that the product contains lots of good, high quality ingredients.
After I rinse the skin wash off my face, I usually then repeat.
In terms of the active ingredients, the skin wash contains Antibacterial Trislosan to remove surface bacteria, salicylic acid for exfoliation and something they call 'exclusive skin response complex', which has herbal extracts of balm mint, coneflower and camphor.
One negative is that it does leave my hands dry. I think you can only use this product if you have oily or acne prone skin. If your skin is normal, I would imagine it could be very drying.
Before my wedding, I started to use the products in combination to try and sort out the breakout I was experiencing at the time. Happily for me, it worked! I was blemish free on the BIG day.
Since then, though, my skin does seem to have taken a downturn : (
However, I don't feel that I can actually blame the Dermalogica Anti-Bac Skin Wash as I had stopped using it. I had mistakenly thought that my skin was fine and switched to other cheaper products. And, then also went through a spell of using baby wipes when I went away as there wasn't anything else at hand. Oh nooo. Mistake!
Anyway, I have started to use this product diligently again. Hopefully soon, my skin will be back under control. It does seem to be getting better....
I'll update the review/rating in a month or so to provide an update on my progress (or not!).
However, based on my experience to date, I would still recommend.
Edit - price is about £29 for the 500ml size (BIG) and the acne prone skin kit is about £18. If you've never tried these products, start off with the skin kit, which lasts for a while by itself
I bought this product after using a clinique mild soap wash. I changed the product I was using because I believe my skin had become immune to it and it didnt seemt o be working anymore. After a week of using dermalogica anti bac skin wash my skin was so much clearer and less likely to spot prone breakouts. I used it daily morning and evening. It lathers really well and has a refreshing clean smell to it. You only need a small amount on your hands and it goesa long way. It really gets into your pores and I found it worked well if you lather it with hot water then rinse with cold on your face to reclose your pores. Skin looked clear and felt really clean, and it also dissolves makeup and eye makeup so no real need for a makeup remover. The only thing I would say is its not very good at getting rid of dead skin on your face so it would be nice with a slight exfoliant in it, just to make skin smoother. I paid around £15.00 for my pump, and it lasted around 2 months so was value for money.