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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 427 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (327)
  • Leaves clean feel (284)
  • Smells great (226)
  • Improves skin texture (180)
  • Moisturizing (179)

Cons

  • Messy (45)
  • Greasy (15)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (203)
  • All skin types (195)
  • Combination skin (105)
  • Sensitive skin (104)
  • Dry skin (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (220), Budget shopper (126)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

How did I go without this for so long?

By Aggiebikergirl

from Mesquite, TX

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Improves Skin Texture
  • Leaves Clean Feel
  • Moisturizing
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Dry Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    I never thought I'd be using oil on my skin, but this stuff breaks down make-up and sebum in a way that regular cleansers do not. I use it before my regular cleanser. My skin has never looked better!

     
    5.0

    Smells so fresh, Renews so good

    By Ellie

    from Stevens Point, WI

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      best go-to cleanser. works great to remove make-up. also, helps to relived and heal old acne scars.

       
      5.0

      THE BEST Makeup Remover!

      By Abbie

      from Nashua, New Hampshire

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Balances Skin
      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel
      • Moisturizing
      • Not Greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        This was the first product that made me be a believer in Dermalogica. It removes all the makeup but does not irritate, over grease or dry out my skin. It removes everything. I know it is expensive but if you are a makeup junkie than you need this to remove your makeup.

         
        5.0

        Works well

        By E

        from Fl

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          Love the way it removes makeup gently

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By IcePrincess

          from Purvis, MS

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Moisturizing

          Cons

          • Greasy

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          This product does a great job of taking off waterproof makeup. I love it!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tip on preventing the bottle leaking

          By Miss Robin

          from Madison WI

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Balances Skin
          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Leaves Clean Feel
          • Moisturizing
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Daily Use

            Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

            I've been using precleanse for a few years now and I can't live without it. I do their double cleanse system day and night. It's more than just a makeup melter. It removes excess oil, dirt and also penetrates deep into the pore so then your cleanser can work that much better. In their video it quite literally removes shoe polish from her arm. Phenomenal product! I hated the pump as well so I started just pouring it into my travel size precleanse and storing it with the cap on in the cupboard and I no longer waste any of this precious product! The top pops off on the travel size. Try it. It'll last you so much longer.

             
            5.0

            First cleanse i have loved

            By Kat

            from Largo Florida

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Cost

            Best Uses

              Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

              I have tried lots of ways to get my make up off over the 35 years of wearing it. Soap and water had always worked best for me but with the newer stuff it was not working very good. Tried this and wow. Love it. So far no problems takes off the bright vibrate colors and the dark ones to. Leaves my skin clean not greasy but clean and soft

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By SS

              from Cincinnati

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Gentle
              • Improves Skin Texture
              • Leaves Clean Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Combination Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                Great product

                 
                5.0

                One of my favorite Dermalogica Products

                By Melissa

                from Oceanside, Ca

                About Me Brand Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Moisturizing
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Skin Types

                  Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                  I love using this before my cleanser each night, it loosens up all the dirt and makeup. It also smells amazing. Don't think because it's an oil it will leave a greasy residue behind. Once this is rinsed off you just feel smooth skin.

                   
                  5.0

                  ❤️❤️❤️

                  By Sarah

                  from Delmar, MD

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Removes all my makeup
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                    My go to!! Love this product❤️

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                    • 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
                    • 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
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