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Dermalogica PreCleanse

Dermalogica

PreCleanse

5.1 oz Item 2152625

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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.

Dermalogica Skin Treatments available at all ULTA locations. Click here for more information.

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 457 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (351)
  • Leaves clean feel (294)
  • Smells great (230)
  • Improves skin texture (184)
  • Moisturizing (183)

Cons

  • Messy (45)
  • Greasy (16)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (209)
  • Daily use (205)
  • Sensitive skin (113)
  • Combination skin (107)
  • Dry skin (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (225), Budget shopper (130), Classic style (12), Professional (6), Natural (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Love, love this!!!!

By Jennifer

from Cincinnati, OH

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Smells wonderful!!! Very moisturizing!
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Face

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    This effectively removes makeup, mascara before washing with a cleanser. I love the smell, so soothing!

     
    5.0

    BEST MAKE UP REMOVER ON EARTH

    By jeje

    from Florida

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    Super in love with this product although VERY expensive. I have SEVERE cystic acne. this has defiantly helped my skin with oil production and takes off my makeup super well and does not irritate.

     
    5.0

    I love this product! My face loves it too, my shin glistens!

    By Petersol

    from Camillus NY

    About Me Classic, Natural

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Soothing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Eyes
      • Face
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      I know its oil based, but that does not cause greasy skin & my skin just loves it!

       
      5.0

      Will not be without this product

      By Coopv

      from Jonesboro Arkansas

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Melts mascara and makeup. Very soothing. Love it
      • Soothing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Eyes
        • Face
        • Sensitive Skin
        • Travel

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        Use this every night before cleanser. Love, love this product!!

         
        5.0

        Terrific Preparation

        By Karen

        from PA

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Gentle

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          I have been using this product for years. Whenever someone from a high-end counter who sells a completely different line of product tells me that she has been using it for many years also (and that it can't be beat), I listen, particularly since her complexion is simply gorgeous. No matter what line of products one uses, this as a first step only enhances the effectiveness of a thoroughly-cleansed and fresh-looking skin. Super Great Product!

           
          5.0

          Tried this is a duo set and had to come back for more!!!

          By Neen

          from Graham, Wa

          About Me Trendy/Hip

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Gentle
          • Non-greasy
          • Soothing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Face
            • Sensitive Skin
            • Travel

            Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

            Apply the precleanse before wetting your hands or face. It feels great going on. Then adding a little water to make the precleanser a milky film works great. There have been times that I wet my face first because I'm in a hurry and it still works.

             
            5.0

            I love this cleanser

            By RhoyalCutie

            from IL

            About Me Classic, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Gentle

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Eyes
              • Face
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

              Awesome everyday precleanse. But I love it as a makeup remover. It takes off everything without leaving my skin dried out.

               
              5.0

              I bought this product AGAIN...

              By Jamie Lynn

              from Stoughton, MA.

              About Me Classic, Natural, Trendy/Hip

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Gentle
              • Non-greasy
              • Soothing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                  I use Take the day off balm from Clinique and then go in with this oil cleanser. It removes any leftover makeup or residue and leaves my face soft and super clean. (Not greasy, not oily, or drying to my skin. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT and will definitely repurchase!

                   
                  5.0

                  I love it!!!

                  By GG Leslie

                  from Turlock CA

                  About Me Classic, Natural

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Gentle
                  • Non-greasy
                  • Soothing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Face
                    • Sensitive Skin

                    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                    At the end of the day when you are tired (and your face is too), this product makes everything better. Follow directions and massage on your skin, it is so soothing! It dissolves makeup & grime before you deep cleanse, making cleaning easier! It feels so good.

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic Product

                    By Karen

                    from PA

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types

                      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                      I have been using this product for several years now and highly recommend it, even if you don't use other Dermalogica products. It was recommended to me by several different facialists and also by the manager of a famous cosmetics line who still uses it in spite of selling another brand. It thoroughly cleanses, yet doesn't strip skin; it prepares ones skin for the next step in doing a double cleanse. It definitely helps keep my skin looking clean and clear because even though I'm 63 yrs. young, I can get an occasional breakout, particularly under stress. Whenever I do, it's time to bring out the pre-cleanse.

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                      • Q:

                        does dermalogica test on animals?
                        Asked on 11/3/2017 by kate from PA

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Dermalogica does not test on animals or deal with third parties that test on animals.

                          Answered on 11/6/2017 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        I'm 41and prone to the occasional breakouts. Would this be s good product for someone who has aging skin
                        Asked on 11/3/2017 by Hot momma from Jackson , Michigan

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          PreCleanse is good for all skin types to remove all traces of dirt and make up from the skin before your second cleanse.

                          Answered on 11/3/2017 by Anonymous
                      • Q:

                        I was told by the Ulta staff member that I can just use this, and I do not have to use the cleanser ( I don't really like using cleansers on my face). Is this true? That I can use this just to remove makeup and that's okay?
                        Asked on 8/17/2017 by M. Davis from California

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello M Davis:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse may be used as your first cleanser. It deep cleanses, melting oil, dirt, pollution, sunscreen, and makeup. It helps to make your second cleanse with your prescribed cleanser more effective. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 8/18/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this with my Clarisonic? Or should I use my Clarasonic after I use this with my regular cleanser?
                        Asked on 8/11/2017 by Cee from undisclosed

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Hello Cee:

                          Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We do not recommend that you use the Precleanse with the Clarisonic Brush. We recommend that you do your second cleanse with your prescribed cleanser with the Clarisonic Brush. Directions for use... Dispense Precleanse into 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. Second cleanse is done by using your prescribed cleanser and Clarisonic Brush.

                          Best Regards,

                          The Dermalogica Team

                          Answered on 8/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Will this remove stubborn waterproof mascara?
                        Asked on 5/9/2017 by Alex from AZ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. PreCleanse will remove waterproof mascara. Remove completely with water and then follow with your normal cleanser.

                          Answered on 5/10/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I've been using the eye makeup remover on my entire face. Is there a reason to switch to this instead? Should I use the eye makeup remover around my eyes and this on the rest of my face? Or use this everywhere?
                        Asked on 4/10/2017 by Nick from Utah

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. You can use our make up remover over your entire face if you like. We still recommend doing a double cleanse so repeat twice or use your normal cleanser for a second cleanser.

                          Answered on 4/11/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        I wake up with incredibly oily skin (as well as oily all day) is this gentle enough to use before cleaning each morning and each night? Right now my night cleanser is special cleansing gel and I'm looking to switch to dermal clay cleanser for the morning
                        Asked on 3/21/2017 by elly from Phoenix

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. PreCleanse is very gentle and can be used morning and night. Be sure to completely emulsify your PreCleanse before completely removing and following with your second cleanse.

                          Answered on 3/23/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can I use this on my eyes while wearing contacts? Sometimes eye makeup remover/cleanser stings my eyes really bad if my contacts are in.
                        Asked on 1/1/2017 by AprilMG from Alabama

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We do not recommend getting this product close to your eye area if you wear contacts. It is an oil based product and great for removing make up however if can be bothersome if it gets onto your contact lens.

                          Answered on 1/4/2017 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Because this is an oil based cleanser, is it okay to use on very acne prone skin?
                        Asked on 12/25/2016 by Gabby Ott from Gilbert, AZ

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your question. The Precleanse breakdowns and removes oil based debris from the surface of the skin therefore it is beneficial to all skin types, especially acneic skin since there's more oil and bacteria present. I hope you find this helpful and if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.

                          Answered on 12/27/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
                      • Q:

                        Can you use the precleanse on its own as a light face wash in the morning?
                        Asked on 12/17/2016 by Cid from Mississauga On

                        1 answer

                        • Brand Expert

                          A:

                          Thank you for your inquiry. We always recommend following precleanse with a second cleanse. You should follow with your recommended cleanser for your skin type.

                          Answered on 12/21/2016 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
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