Rated 4.61 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.
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MHW from Atlanta, GA
This oil is so soft and smells amazing. It melts makeup & SPF off my face without any harsh rubbing or tugging. Even stubborn mascara! As I get older I notice how much I rub my eyes and this makes eye makeup melt off so easily! AMAZING
MamaX4 from Sioux Falls, SD
I use Dermalogica for my regular face cleanser and moisturizer so I thought I'd give this a try. I couldn't believe how great this was. It broke down ALL my makeup, full eye makeup with waterproof mascara included. It helps the rest of my nighttime cleansing routine go faster and work better. I've only used a PreCleanse oil one other time and this worked so much better; was able to be much more gentle taking my makeup off while not having to use much product. This is a keeper for my nighttime routine or anytime I need to wash products (ie makeup, sunscreen, chlorine from pool) off my face.
I never go without
Bec from Massachusetts
It works as a great makeup remover!!! The precleanse is so important in my skin care routine! 💖
Love Dermalogica, but not this product
Harriett from Indiana
Pros: smells great, feels nice on the skin, great at removing eye makeup (if you are careful and don't have sensitivity issues!)
Cons: heavy oil, breaks me out the day after use
I have used this and followed up with the Special Cleansing gel (my daily cleanser) but it always cause a few white heads the next day. I wear PUR powder and Bare Minerals powder, so I don't really need it for makeup removal. It does great for my Tarte mascara though! For reference, I am 39, with combination skin.
I would buy product again
Mack from TN
Love the way it helps take of make up while being gentle on my skin. Definitely makes a difference!!
Not for ample active acne but awesome for maintenance
Laney from Cape Vincent, NY
I've tried every acne product over the years—I've been going to the dermatologist since grade 7 and now I'm a junior in college. My skin has changed immensely since high school, and I know that this would not have helped my skin back then, but now that it's mostly scarring and like 5-6 small zits at a time, I trust this product. It also smells and feels amazing!! I feel super clean after using and haven't noticed new breakouts but wouldn't recommend for anyone struggling hardcore with cystic acne or hormonal acne—but know that you'll be clear one day. Visit your dermatologist! :)
The Best Makeup Remover !
Jodi C. from Atlanta,Ga
This sweeps away every bit of makeup, even my eyes so I don't need another remover! My skin feels amazing after I use it and it allows me to apply my cleanser right after! Gentle and easy to use!
Great product to melt away that makeup.
Linda from Las Vegas
Perfect Precleanse, one of my fav Dermalogica products.
i buy this product often
Bweir from Viera, FL
It removes makeup before I wash my face
A2S2H2 from Michigan
This cleanser is an end all be all! Perfect for any skin type. I use this precleanse before I cleanse my skin with my clearing skin wash. Great product and keeps your skin moisturized while double cleansing for a deep clean.
I absolutely love this product it's the best.
Marissa from Atlanta, GA
I will continue to get this no matter what. It's amazing for my sensitive skin. My skin doesn't feel clean unless I use this. If you're contemplating getting it, DO IT!
Nancy from NC
Have used daily for 3 years. Love it
Jenn from New York
Love using this especially for makeup removal before cleansing my face!
Buy this now!
CheyCheyChey from Charlotte NC
If you wear make up or sunscreen you need this! A lot of people don't realize that facial cleanser alone, will not remove make up and sunscreen. You need a good pre cleanse. This product is perfect. It does not break me out, it removes even the best waterproof make up and sunscreen products, it is not stripping or drying. It is more expensive and some other options available however, I have found it to be the most effective. As A person who uses make up and sunscreen daily one pump of this product removes all of my make up and I can get about three months of daily use out of one bottle. I can not recommend this product enough!
Worth the buy
Brianna Casablancas from Jerseyyyyyyy
I use this for double cleansing and it just melts al the glitter and makeup off my face without it burning like remover wipes or anything else I've tried. This leaves my skin nice, smooth, and prepped for the facial cleansing. I've noticed little to no breakouts while pairing this with the cerave SA facial cleanser for taking the day off before bed. The active ingredients in this formula balances out the little fragrance it has because of all the good that it does for your skin.
I love this product!
Dogmom from Lancaster,NY
It is so easy to use. It doesn't bother my eyes at all and this is a first for me. Has actually lessened blackheads and the look of large pores. Doesn't dry out my skin! Another first! I actually kept purchasing the travel size expecting all of the above would change. It didn't so I got the bigger bottle! 😊
Yes I would buy again
Mary the Bighead from Flowood MS
Cleanse face at bedtime
Love the product, hate the smell
Whitney from Florida
This product works wonderfully which is what's most important...however it smells like bug spray/skunk odor. I hate the fragrance! I'm not super sensitive to smells and i can get over it quickly so I'll keep using it because it does work well.
Great for aging skin!
Teresa from Texas
This is the best pre cleanse on the market makes your skin feel so supple and youthful. I love the fragrance and find it very pleasant.
Best waterproof makeup remover on the market!
Mother of pug and boxer from Fort Bragg, NC
I use this product at night when I remove my makeup. I don't need to use cotton pads. Very easy to use, doesn't tug on my eyelids and non-irritating on my sensitive skin. I love the pump because one pump is more than enough for removal of my eye makeup. The price is definitely worth it, lasts me about 4 months. Only buy it 3 times a year.
I like the way it works!
Tracy from Kansas City
Altho' I'm in my 50's, I have oily skin and this does not leave my skin feeling greasy even tho' if feels "oily" when using it. My late life breakouts (mask-ne) are even starting to clear up.
Luna from California
There are some good ingredients in here, but there is so much fragrance. There is limonene and linalool, which are fragrant components and lavender oil which is essential oil. Fragrance is not that great because it could add irritation to your skin or over sensitizing it. But if you did get this I would recommend following up with a water based cleanser.
It's pretty ok
Nichole from Kansas
I LOVE the way it smells. It works ok to loosen makeup before cleansing with a facial wash. I really find it effective in releasing the glue after wearing falsies. It works good at taking away the pigment of lip stain. I find it feel nice on the skin and is easy to work with. However, I do still use eye wipes to remove the leftover mascara and eyeliner, even after washing. The price is quite high. I don't hate it. Again, LOVE the scent.
Great for face and makeup brushes
Cat from LV, nv
I love using this after wearing makeup all day. I use it on dry face first, rinse off precleanse, then follow up with their special gel cleanser.
I also use this to clean my makeup brushes and sponge, works wonders!!
where has this been all my life!?!
mamabear1436 from spokane,wa
got a deluxe sample of this and one of my orders and tried it for the first time yesterday..... Holy cow! this stuff cleaned my skin so amazingly but kept it so moisturized and not dry like it normally feels after washing my face, this is definitely a keeper! picking up a full sized one today!