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PreCleanse

Dermalogica

PreCleanse

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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 505 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (384)
  • Leaves clean feel (294)
  • Smells great (230)
  • Improves skin texture (184)
  • Moisturizing (183)

Cons

  • Messy (45)
  • Greasy (20)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (229)
  • Daily use (205)
  • Sensitive skin (128)
  • Combination skin (107)
  • Dry skin (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (225), Budget shopper (130), Classic style (33), Natural (20), Professional (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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1.0

Too Oily for Acne Prone Skin

By Maddie

from California

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Gentle

Cons

  • Greasy
  • Heavy
  • Not Effective

Best Uses

  • Face

Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

I used this product for three days but unfortunately lead me to have unbelievably clogged pores and comedomes. It's a shame as I enjoyed using it but it's a bit too oily and heavy for my skin. My skin was previously dry and irritated from other products but this didn't help hydrate or combat the excessive oil my skin was producing. If you can handle heavier products, then this is more suited for your skin. I just don't think dermalogica and I can ever mix.

 
5.0

Amazing product

By riannotti

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

My skin is quite finicky. I have oily, yet sensitive, skin. I tend to have hormonal acne breakouts on my chin and jawline. I was so scared to try any oil-based product for fear of more oil production or breakouts. Not this product. The Pre Cleanse is amazing and breaking down stubborn makeup, it removes dirt and oil and feels like a dream on your face. It has no harsh chemicals or fragrances and does not feel heavy. This product is an investment, but is worth every penny. Go ahead and treat yourself. You deserve beautiful skin.

 
5.0

Best PreCleanse I've ever used!

By Model Mom

from Bethlehem, PA

About Me Classic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Eyes
    • Face

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    I've used a lot of pre-cleanse products over the years but this one actually works!. Rub over face to loosen make up, rinse with water then cleanse as usual. Your going to have to use it a few times to determine how much or how much you need to massage to loosen your make up.

     
    4.0

    I wish I didn't like it so much

    By Bellasstorm

    from Ohio

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    I first came into contact with this product during a facial. It smells fantastic! The scent is the reason I asked what was on my face and why I bought the travel size immediately. I have used other cleansing oils as I love the slip they provide. The oiliness promotes a mini facial massage with every use. The other oils I have used really just moved the makeup around my face. This is different. Yes you get a bit of residue on your face, especially around the eyes. But when you rinse your face you can see the makeup rinsing away- from your hands not your face! This really does clean your face. I got proof when I used this and then got distracted and didnt wash my face. An hour later I went in with my toner before I realized my mistake. The cotton round wasn't gross. You know what I mean, you can see what you missed. It looked like I used my full cleansing routine. I already bought a full size.

     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By Dermagirl

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle

    Cons

    • Greasy

    Best Uses

    • Face
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    I love this product! Keeps my skin clean and takes all my makeup off!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great! (Except the smell)

    By ashlee_2018

    from Minneapolis

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle

    Cons

    • Greasy
    • Strong Odor

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      For some reason I didn't expect this to be as liquidy as it is... I only push the pump down halfway or else it's way too much to control at once. It works really well in the morning to remove any oil or leftover night treatment and really well at night to remove makeup. The downside, however, is the strong smell. It smells strongly of lemon, almost like a cleaner. I may try the balm version of Precleanse.

       
      5.0

      Melts away makeup

      By Tab

      from New Tazewell, TN

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      Ever have that makeup that does Not budge even with soap?? This is your answer. It dissolves everything, has a beautiful faint smell akin to a fresh essential oil. I have rosacea and sensitive, oily combo skin and this is so gentle on my face. I use just a pump for my whole face, wipe it all over to loosen any makeup and then wet my hands and work into a light white cleanse. I rinse with a wet washcloth then followup with a cleanser like Special Cleansing Gel with my sonic brush and BOOM, Clean!

       
      5.0

      Melts away makeup

      By Tab

      from New Tazewell, TN

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      Ever have that makeup that does Not budge even with soap?? This is your answer. It dissolves everything, has a beautiful faint smell akin to a fresh essential oil. I have rosacea and sensitive, oily combo skin and this is so gentle on my face. I use just a pump for my whole face, wipe it all over to loosen any makeup and then wet my hands and work into a light white cleanse. I rinse with a wet washcloth then followup with a cleanser like Special Cleansing Gel with my sonic brush and BOOM, Clean!

       
      5.0

      How did I survive without this?

      By Chrisj328

      from Philadelphia, PA

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      This is amazing. Since using this @ 10 months ago my skin doesn't break out anymore, and it is clean and soft. PreCleanse gets all of your make-up off and it's great in the summer to get all of the sunscreen off as well. I use it regularly with the daily micro exfoliant and gel cleanser.

       
      5.0

      This product is great

      By Cher

      from Wichita, ks

      About Me Classic, Dramatic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Eyes
        • Face
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        This product really helps remove makeup before cleansing and the bottle lasts a long time

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        • Q:

          Can I use your products if I am pregnant?
          Asked on 4/23/2018 by Jenn from Riverside,ri

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Thank you for your email and your interest in our products. We recommend that you discontinue the use of Overnight Retinol Repair, AGE Reversal Eye Complex and Multivitamin Power Serum due to their retinol concentrations. All of our other products are safe to use while pregnant. If you have concerns regarding ingredients and product usage please consult your physician. Please Let us know if there are any other questions we can answer for you.

            Answered on 4/24/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
        • Q:

          Is it best to use it with Morning and night face washing routines or strictly nights?
          Asked on 1/24/2018 by RN from undisclosed

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            PreCleanse can be used twice a day however most people use it at night to help remover make up, dirt and sunscreen followed by a second cleanse. A double cleanse using precleanse will give you your best skin possible!

            Answered on 1/25/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
        • Q:

          Can I use the PreCleanse on my lips? I wear an all day lipstick & I'm having difficulty removing it.
          Asked on 1/18/2018 by Deb from Clermont, FL

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Absolutely! PreCleanse can be used on the eye and lips followed by your second cleanser.

            Answered on 1/18/2018 by Brand Expert from Dermalogica
        • 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
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