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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.

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 364 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (275)
  • Leaves clean feel (242)
  • Smells great (186)
  • Improves skin texture (151)
  • Moisturizing (145)

Cons

  • Messy (43)
  • Greasy (12)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (8)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (162)
  • Daily use (162)
  • Combination skin (87)
  • Sensitive skin (86)
  • Dry skin (61)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (182), Budget shopper (113)

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5.0

Best make up remover!

By Rose

from Northridge

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Not Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Daily Use

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    I loved it! I use it everyday.

     
    5.0

    Love love love

    By Nikki

    from Las Vegas

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Balances Skin
    • Gentle
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne-Prone Skin
      • All Skin Types

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      This product does the job of gently removing makeup, it's just expensive.

       
      5.0

      Deserted island worthy

      By Hannah the skin expert

      from Corpus christi, Texas

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        Awesome product if used right . Breaks down all types of makeup from your heaviest full coverage foundation like derma blend to removing Stila eyeliners and matte lip sticks . This stuff even removes stubborn lash glue. Love this product!!

         
        5.0

        Best make up remover!

        By Rose

        from Canoga Park

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        Ulta skin care specialist recommended this product. I used to use Philosophy but i completely fell in love with this product and Dermalogica skin care. I definitely recommend this product to everyone.

         
        2.0

        Disappointed :(

        By mwake

        from SF

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        I was really disappointed in this product especially after reading all the good reviews. It took off my makeup but there was still some left over mainly around my eyes. I also wasn't a fan of the super strong lemony smell and it made my skin dry. There are definitely better cleansing oils out there.

         
        5.0

        I would definitely buy again

        By Alli

        from Florida

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne-Prone Skin
          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          I have sensitive and acne prone skin. This product is great for helping my skin look and feel better. I love all Dermalogica products. Have definitely noticed a difference in my skin. It also assists with preventing breakouts.

           
          5.0

          A must have product for all ages!

          By Raindrops

          from Madisonville, KY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Messy

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          My esthetician recommended this product to me. I loved it after the first use! I'm not scrubbing my skin to death trying to remove makeup. Makes my night routine much easier, and leaves my skin fresh. However, I always follow up with the special cleansing gel and my clarisonic.

           
          5.0

          Obsessed!

          By EAG100

          from Syracuse, NY

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Leaves Clean Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types

            Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

            I am OBSESSED with the Precleanse! I wish I had found it sooner. 1 pump and I can do my whole face, when my face is done I gently massage my eyes, no need to pull or tug, and mascara is completely removed. LOVE!

             
            5.0

            I will buy this product again.

            By Vickie

            from Kansas

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Moisturizing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dry Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

              I use this product before I use my cleanser.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Smells awesome but leaks EVERYWHERE

              By Michaela

              from Aspen, CO

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Smells Great

              Cons

              • Doesn't Remove Makeup
              • Ineffective

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                I've tried all kinds of oil cleansers and this one is my least favorite. It smells amazing but only does a mediocre job at removing my foundation, and my eye makeup is ALWAYS left behind, even after massaging for several minutes and emulsifying with water. I feel like the bulk of this formula is essential oils which gives it the nice smell, but doesn't really do much for makeup removal. Also, the packaging is garbage in my opinion. I ordered online and the cardboard box was drenched in the oil and had to get a new one sent to me because I lost so much product just through shipment. Now I leave the new bottle on a shelf in my bathroom and have to wipe it down all the time because there's always a pool of the oil underneath it. Like the oil is somehow sweating through the plastic bottle? It's a real mystery to me. I never tip it over because mine has the pump but I wouldn't dare travel with it. They should really consider silicone seals around the pump and the bit that connects to the bottle or something. Anyways, I wouldn't recommend this unless you like to clean counters and don't wear a full face of makeup very often. I'd recommend Philosophy's Purity oil cleanser or even Simple's hydrating oil cleanser over this any day.

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                • 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
                • 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
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