Rated 4.62 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review never thought i'd like "oil based"
I typically wouldn't buy an "oil based cleanser"... but a kind lady at Ulta recommended I use this before using the ultra calming cleanser (that will be another review- 5!)
I have combo skin- sometimes dry patches, shiny nose, acne scars, and hormonal acne along the jawline. These reasons alone make me cringe at the thought of oil cleanser.
I honestly bought this knowing that I could (and probably would) return it. The "thought" made me think it wouldn't work out for my skin. BOY WAS I WRONG!
The first time I used it, it was a little odd to rub oil into your skin (dry hands and dry skin)... but the massage felt great, and the scent is pleasant. I rubbed it all over my eyes, and it never stung. When I added water it became milky and I could literally see makeup dripping off my face (I made a huge mess of my bathroom counter!). I rinsed it off with warm water. My face immediately felt soft, and SO clean! I know that it cleaned my makeup off amazingly, because after using this, I used the ultra calming cleanser with my clarisonic and my bristles of the clarisonic were CLEAN without a trace of makeup on them)
I have not had any reactions to this, and I truly feel that my face is cleaner after using my face wash.
The bottle is pretty large, and will last a LONG time. I only use about a dime to penny size of product in my palm and it takes off: primer, foundation, powder, blush, mascara, eye liner, and eyeshadows.
Give it a try!
Most Helpful Critical Review Caused breakouts
I received a sample of this product and decided to buy the full size and give it a shot after reading all the rave reviews. I was having some minor breakouts (hormonal) before trying this product, but do not typically have acne prone skin. At first I liked this product, but after a couple weeks my skin started breaking out horribly, but I decided to stick with the product to see if things would improve. My skin became the worst it has ever been with painful deep cystic acne that I had never experienced before. After discontinuing the use of this product, my skin is back to normal but now I have tons of dark spots where the blemishes once were 6 months later. While this product is great for many people, it was horrible for me. If you start to break out after using this product, stop using it immediately or it will destroy your skin like it did mine.
Reviewed by 698 customers Helps remove make up before cleansing
KT from NYC
Worth it when it is included in 21 Days of Beauty.
Sandy from Florida
I use this every night to remove my sunscreen, makeup, and anything else on my face. Works quickly to break everything down. I have very sensitive eyes and skin but it doesn't cause any irritation at all!
I can't believe how great it is!
Mommy of 4 from California
My daughter recommended I try it because I'm always using face wipes. This removed all of my make up and my skin did not feel dried out but it didn't feel oily either. After the first time I used it I could literally see the blackheads in my face coming to the surface. I don't know how it works but it works great.
a must have!
tati from Florida
just bought this today and WOW. first try and i can't believe how amazing this product is. this definitely gets your pores squeaky clean. 10/10 and a little goes a long way!! love love love! will use every night.
Melanie from Philadelphia
I bought a travel size bundle of the precleanser and the gel together and love both. This precleanser really took off all of my makeup in the shower and my face didn't have any residue left from the makeup which I was so satisfied from. I have very dry and sensitive skin and I have eczema. This is by far one of the best makeup removers I've used on my face without breaking out or burning my face. It is a light oil that breaks down the makeup and it feels like I barely have anything on my hand because of how light the oil is. I'm definitely gonna buy the bigger size bottle.
So far so good!!
Ken from Fresno
I use this right before I do my regular cleansing and I love it! My face feels clean from all the sunscreen I put on for the day. No breakouts for me!! And btw I have really oily skin and this doesn't make my face greasy at all! Love love love
A from SD
I never have really had problems with my skin but I saw this on tik tok and decided to try it. I had the worst breakout of my entire life, it still has not really gone away and it's been 2 months since I used this product. I had to go to the dermatologist and get topical medication. Do not buy this.
AMAZING makeup remover
Ky⭐️ from Georgia
I battled and continue to fight with horrible acne, I've tried EVERYTHING. Dermatologists, facials, etc. I've tried almost every brand of skincare from drugstore to $400+ skin care systems and dermalogica has my HEART. I still get breakouts along my jawline from sweat and hormones but not nearly as bad as before, let me tell you about the precleanse...
I use it in the shower every night before i wash my face with their skin clearing wash, if I'm wearing makeup it will MELT it off in an INSTANT. Waterproof mascara, foundation, bronzer, eyeshadow, EVERYTHING. Even if I'm not wearing makeup it really takes away all of the built up oil, dirt, anything and everything and leaves my skin feeling so clean i almost forget to even use a face wash. This product is absolutely amazing and SMELLS AMAZING too. It leaves no residue behind either, i will use this and all of their products probably until the day i die i swear by them 1000%
Not for my skin type
Halle from Seattle
This product is NOT for everyone's skin type. I've literally never written a review before but I felt like I needed to with this one. I saw everyone raving about this method on tik tok amd fogured I'd try it and I immediately broke out all over my face in small red bumps that won't go away. Make sure you patch test it before you use it on your whole face!!
3 year fan!
D. Medina from Bay Area , CA
Precleanse saved my life. It removes all dirt and makeup from my face and leaves my skin hydrated and glowing. A little goes a long way so I definitely recommend buying the larger bottle instead of buying the small size and having to buy a new one each month.
never2old from Louisiana
I bought this thinking my mascara would come off with no effort. I was wrong. It still leaves enough on that I wake up with some under the eyes. For this price, I expected more. I will admit it doesn't burn my eyes like baby oil does. Probably will not order again.
BROKE ME OUT!
Kayla from California
I don't normally write reviews but this product was horrible. I don't have sensitive skin and over the years I have tried many different face products and have NEVER had an allergic reaction like I did with this product. My face is covered with red little bumps, itchy, & irritated!! It's been 3 days since I stopped using the product and my face is still recovering. I really wanted to like this product because I have heard so many good things but it didn't work out for me. I wouldn't recommend it.
BROKE ME OUT!!!
Simmy from Kansas City, MO
I used the product as directed and followed with the specialized cleansing gel for about 2-3wks. I thought my skin was breaking out because of a "purge period" as the skin specialist called it but my skin continued to break out. This is the worst my acne has ever been. 10/10 do not recommend
Worth the money
PhD in Beauty from New Jersey
So I use this at night before cleansing. It is very gentle and a small pump goes a long way. It does any amazing job at removing make-up. But it is always best to wipe off make-up using an a solution or make-up removing cloth (neutrogena all the way). And anything that isn't removed is taken away by this. Also, even if you aren't wearing make-up, this is still a good idea to get rid of any dust you were exposed to during the day. This lasts so long.
megs from Illinois
I like this and it works well even on my waterproof mascara, my only gripe with this is that it's ridiculously expensive. I got a bunch of bottles on sale or else I would not be able to afford using this. not sure what I'll do once I run out, but the product itself is good
I will continue to purchase this product!!
Josie from Ohio
I love this product. It just melts away your makeup including mascara & eyeliner. It totally preps your skin for the actual cleansing step.
Perfect for my nighttime pamper routine.
Kiara from Texas
I bought this because of Labeautyologist on twitter and I don't regret it one bit. If you're consistent with it, it can change the look and feel of your skin. Over time I have seen oil plugs come out. If you want something thicker so you don't make a mess get the balm instead.
I'm in love
Jess from Pittsburgh
This is a staple in my beauty care routine. Even when I break out and need to strip down to the basics, this still is a must. This really helps to clear all my makeup off before I wash my face. It even gets off waterproof mascara. This will be in my routine for years to come!
So good on my oily skin!
Gabriella from TX
I was told this is this holy grail to wash your makeup off and they weren't lying! I always felt there was still a film on my face even after using a makeup wipe and washing my face, but this leaves my skin feeling so clean! I use it as my first step in my routine even if I don't have makeup on because I have REALLY oily skin and a little of this goes a long way. Since adding this in my routine I've definitely noticed an improvement and my skin isn't oily or shiny
Best part of my routine
Brandon from Baton Rouge La
I personally enjoy using this right before getting in the shower watching off all the oils and dirt throughout my day. You can feel your white heads come out "kind of gross" but hey at least you know it's doing it's job. My friend loves using this as it takes a lot of her makeup off instead of makeup wipes. (I got her hooked) I recommend and have been using for couple years now and haven't been disappointed.
Yessica from Bellflower
I love this so much, I use it to remove my make up and it gets every bit of it. Best pre cleanse out there! I pair it up with the special cleansing gel & it works amazing!
Does its job!
Alison from Cleveland, OH
I use this as the first step in my nightly skincare routine. It appears very oily at first, but that means it has the power to melt off your make-up and build-up on your face. I rub it on dry for about 20 seconds, and then add water to my fingers to massage on my face so it becomes milky. It completely takes off the grime on my face! It's very, very lightly scented due to the natural ingredients.
OhTherophite from Los Angeles
I tried this a few times and honestly it's just wasn't amazing how everyone else said it was. I feel like my taste on debris and melt away makeup remover like the philosophy (holy grail btw) cleanser but nope not this.
breezy from arizona
absolutely love!!!!! will buy this again and again!
I have used for several years
HannahandBella from Edmond, OK
I like the way this oil does a pre-cleanse. It is gentle and very effective. I have gone away a few times, but always come back to it. You don't need much, so it lasts quite a long time.