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Dermalogica PreCleanse

Dermalogica

PreCleanse

Item #: 2152625 Size: 5.1 oz

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The professional's deep cleansing weapon! Achieve ultra clean and healthy skin with a double cleansing regimen that begins with PreCleanse. This plant-based cleansing oil, fortified with Olive and Kukui oils, thoroughly melts layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual skin products that build-up during the day. When water is added it transforms this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion, easily rinsing away oil-based debris from the skin's surface and allowing your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Formulated with conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils, this gentle blend can be used around the eye area to even remove waterproof mascara. Offers a deep cleansing ideal for even the most oily skin conditions. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised.

How it works:

  • Use as the first step of your Dermalogica Double Cleanse, and follow with your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser.
  • A blend of rich oils melts through oil and oil-based debris that collects on skin throughout the day.
  • Vitamin E Oil, a rich antioxidant, helps improve skin smoothness and softness.
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emulsifying agent that is activated by the addition of water to release the bonded oils from the skin's surface.


We recommend that first-time Dermalogica users visit an authorized skin treatment professional for a client consultation in an ULTA store.

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Using dry hands, massage over dry face and eyes to dissolve surface oil and dirt. Concentrate on areas of congestion or stubborn debris. Wet hands and continue massaging to create a light, milky emulsion. Rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with recommended Dermalogica Cleanser for professional cleasing results.
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.

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DermalogicaPreCleanse
 
4.7

(based on 347 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (262)
  • Leaves clean feel (231)
  • Smells great (178)
  • Improves skin texture (144)
  • Moisturizing (139)

Cons

  • Messy (39)
  • Greasy (12)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (7)
  • Irritates skin (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (158)
  • All skin types (154)
  • Combination skin (86)
  • Sensitive skin (84)
  • Dry skin (59)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (176), Budget shopper (107)

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5.0

Amazing Product!

By sassypink370

from Reading

Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

This is my go to! It removes everything very easily! Love it, not sure I'll use anything else again!

 
5.0

I will buy this product forever...it is amazing and just wha

By Mama Ramsey

from Waxahachie, Texas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    It melts my makeup as water is gradually added to it. Consequently, my face is really clean and soft after washing it. I love it!!!!!

     
    5.0

    Really...

    By n/a

    from San Leandro

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Gentle
    • Leaves Clean Feel
    • Moisturizing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Daily Use
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      Ive been using this product for a while and I'm very happy. I gave it a 5-star rating; therefore, any additional comment is overkill.

       
      5.0

      Really great makeup remover

      By A

      from Seattle, Washington

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Moisturizing
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Acne-Prone Skin
        • All Skin Types
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        I bought a small bottle of this product to test on Black Friday along with the daily microexfoliant. I have been using it for a week now. The first thing I noticed about the product was the smell. It has a herbal, natural, and "green" scent to it. I really love how it smells and find that that little details makes the ritual of winding down at night a little more calming.

        I don't personally like the dispenser on the small bottle of this because it is messy, however, I find the product to be really gentle. I used to use coconut oil or an "actual" makeup remover before using this product and even those were too much/ irritated my eye area and required more scrubbing. I like this product because the makeup seems to just melt off and it really gets into those hard to reach areas for me (eyelashes, the corners around my nose, and eyelids) without giving me irritation.

        I tend to have some acne at any given time due to hormones, but I think my skin is actually clearing up with this product. Now of course, I apply this, rub on my face for a minute or two, rinse, and THEN use a cleanser. Those steps seems to work to get all the makeup off and to cleanse my skin. You shouldn't really expect to put this on, rub, wipe off, and then be done. It is merely a pre-cleanse.

        That being said, and although I think this is an awesome product, I am really not sure I would spend so much money on what is essentially a makeup remover, but it does feel like a luxurious step to a skincare routine!

         
        5.0

        Great stuff

        By Nutella

        from My house

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        We used this line in my esthetics class and I loved the precleanse because it does melt away all that make up. helped me get of my liquid matte lipsticks which are usually a pain to remove.

         
        5.0

        Must buy for anyone who wearshould make up

        By Shannon

        from Florida

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Gentle
        • Moisturizing
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          Daily to remove make up

           
          5.0

          amazing

          By leelee

          from belair

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          I love this! I use it on myself. I use it on my daughter to take makeup off of her when she has a cheer competition and even my
          husband when he has dirt all over his face from work. It smells great and leaves my skin clean and fresh!

           
          5.0

          Love this product

          By Nancy

          from Lady lake fl

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

            The best makeup remover I have tried. Very gentle to the skin

             
            5.0

            I can't live without this product! Great for any skin type.

            By Sherri

            from Tucson, AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Leaves Clean Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

              I'm an aesthetician and highly recommend this product.

               
              4.0

              Removes all makeup

              By Jen

              from Modesto, Ca

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                I really like this product! I've been using it for about 5 months now. The oil base smoothly and easily removes all make-up, especially mascara. I use a primer on my eyelids which tends to be hard to remove with just face wash. The pre-cleanse does the job!

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                • Q:

                  I have eczema and am prone to getting it on my face, neck and arms. Will this work for me or cause me more problems?
                  Asked on 12/1/2016 by twenty-one from salem, or

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. It is hard to say what will cause a flair up on individuals with eczema. The best to introduce new products is by doing a patch test before applying it to your entire face.
                    Dermalogica Brand Expert.

                    Answered on 12/1/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  How long will the Dermalogica Precleanse last with daily use of taking off a medium face of makeup consisting of waterproof mascara and medium-coverage foundation?
                  Asked on 10/9/2016 by lauren.cruz from Elk Grove, CA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. This product should last 2-3 months with daily use depending on how much you are using. One pump is enough for a full face of make up.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 10/10/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Is this product safe to use around eye area?
                  Asked on 8/11/2016 by Ashley from Pittsfield ma

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, precleanse, ultra calming cleanser and special cleansing gel can be used on the eye area.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 8/12/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Does this product come with a pump?
                  Asked on 7/5/2016 by Lipgloss & Lattes from Tunkhannock, PA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Pre Cleanse does have a pump which is used to dispense product. The pump makes it easy to get the right amount of product out without making a mess!

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 7/6/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Is this product good for oily and Acne prone skin? Also will it clog pores?
                  Asked on 4/12/2016 by RAch1966 from Atlanta, GA

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. PreCleanse is good for all skin types and will work very well on oily skin types. This oil based cleanser will break down other oils and help to keep follicles clear of built up sebum and dirt.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 4/13/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Can this product be used daily?
                  Asked on 1/1/2016 by Cindy Lou from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Pre Cleanse can be used every day, usually at night to help remove all traces of dirt and make up. Always follow with a second cleanser suited for your skin type, toner and moisturizer.

                    Kindest regards,
                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 1/7/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Is the precleanse something I can also use on my eyes?
                  Asked on 12/8/2015 by Rissa

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Pre Cleanse can be used on the eyes as a make up remover. Apply dry, emulsify with water and remove with water. This cleanser is not recommend for use on lash extensions.

                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 12/9/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  Is this product safe for use on skin which exhibits rosacea? If not, is there a comparable pre-cleanse product that is?
                  Asked on 10/15/2015 by Jen from Medina Ohio

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Pre Cleanse is ok to used with sensitive skin. We recommend using Pre Cleanse and following with Ultra Calming Cleanser for your second cleanser. Ultra Calming Cleanser will help to thoroughly cleanse withour drying or stripping your skin. Kindest Regards, Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 10/21/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  I have very dry and sensitive skin, will this product over dry my skin more then it already is?
                  Asked on 5/16/2015 by Shelby from Texas

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    Hello Shelby,
                    Pre Cleanse is good for all skin types and can be used morning or night to remove impurities and make up. Follow with a second cleanser that is for your skin type which would be Essential Cleansing Solution.
                    -Dermalogica Brand Expert.

                    Answered on 5/22/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                • Q:

                  is this any different than a face wash that removes make up
                  Asked on 1/30/2015 by jes from US

                  1 answer

                  • Brand Expert

                    A:

                    PreCleanse is an oil based cleanser that breaks down make up, sun screen and sebum in the follicles. This product will offer a far superior removal of surface dirt than a normal cleanser and will remove completely when it is emulsified with water. You will follow with your second cleanse with your normal cleanser, tone and moisturize. Please contact us with any further questions.
                    Kindest Regards,
                    Dermalogica Brand Expert

                    Answered on 1/30/2015 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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