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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 446 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (342)
  • 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

  • Daily use (205)
  • All skin types (204)
  • Sensitive skin (108)
  • Combination skin (107)
  • Dry skin (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (225), Budget shopper (130), Classic style (5), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Fabulous stuff

By Jantone

from New England

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    I've used this product for a couple of years now and it's one of my holy grail products. I think a double cleanse is the way to go and wish I knew about it when I was younger and was prone to breakouts.

     
    5.0

    BEST MAKE UP REMOVER!

    By Little lee

    from Pontiac il

    About Me Classic, Natural

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Soothing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Face

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      Best makeup remover I've ever used. Takes it right off before I cleanse my face twice daily

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By London

      from Las Vegas, NV.

      About Me Trendy/Hip

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Face

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        I have been using this product for years. It is very effective. Highly Recommend.

         
        5.0

        Addicted to this,

        By Sam

        from Wheaton, IL

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Smell

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Face
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          I have sensitive skin and I absolutely adore this product. I use it on my face at night when I take a bath. I use a flannel with it and find my skin feels wonderful afterwards. I can't wait to use it. The smell is gorgeous! A lovely lemony scent but not too harsh to burn my skin. Sometimes I find that one bottle might be more lemony than another, slightly hit and miss, for me the more lemony the better! I dread that it may one day be discontinued or worse "improved" by removing the scent!

           
          2.0

          Not for me

          By Paris

          from Atlanta

          About Me Professional

          Pros

            Cons

            • Strong Odor

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

              I am biased because I have sensitive skin, so if your skin is not sensitive this may not apply to you. I found the odor to be very strong and I like my skincare products to have neutral scents. This also burned my eyes very badly. The only reason I gave it two stars is because it was effective at breaking down and removing makeup.

               
              5.0

              AWESOME!

              By Haley

              from Dallas

              About Me Classic, Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Gentle

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Eyes
                • Face

                Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                I really love this to remove my makeup before going in with a cleanser. ive been buying the travel sized for a long time and finally bought the full size and it is completely worht it.

                 
                5.0

                Queen of makeup removal.

                By Adrienne

                from Houma, LA

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Gentle
                • Soothing

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types
                  • Eyes
                  • Face
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                  When I finally invested in good skin care this product was immediately suggested by an associate at Ulta. I cannot LOVE it enough! I use just shy of one pump to cleanse my entire face, lipstick and waterproof mascara stand no chance. Even if you don't use other dermalogica I highly suggest this product. Makes such an amazing difference in makeup removal to allow your cleanser to truly reach your skin. I honestly love taking my makeup off now, no harsh scrubbing or multiple washes needed.

                   
                  5.0

                  A must!!

                  By Trena

                  from Copperas Cove, TX

                  About Me Classic, Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Face

                    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                    I love this pre cleanse. I'm an esthetician and I use this personally and professionally. It works magic on removing makeup. Even lip tint and stains. Just don't use it on your eyes.

                     
                    5.0

                    I am in love with this precleanse.

                    By Stevens

                    from Duluth, MN

                    About Me Classic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Gentle
                    • Soothing

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Skin Types
                      • Face
                      • Sensitive Skin

                      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                      I am so glad I tried the precleanse. It smells wonderful and really works!!

                       
                      5.0

                      Love it!

                      By Lindsay

                      from Richmond, Va

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Gentle
                      • Leaves Clean Feel

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                          I love using this before a cleanser, it gets all my makeup off.

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                          • 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
                          • 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
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