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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.

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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 530 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (399)
  • Leaves clean feel (294)
  • Smells great (230)
  • Improves skin texture (184)
  • Moisturizing (183)

Cons

  • Messy (45)
  • Greasy (21)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (238)
  • Daily use (205)
  • Sensitive skin (138)
  • Combination skin (107)
  • Dry skin (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (225), Budget shopper (130), Classic style (40), Natural (30), Professional (17)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Great product!

By Gothix

from Washing State.

About Me Trendy/Hip

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Face
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    Well, i boight this not sure what i was buying bc there wasnt a "salon skin person". And the emplyees didnt know anything about the products, so i read, got some reviews online, in store, took a risk and bought. Comes out feeling oily, i was all what? Idk about using this on my skin, but again, i did... it rinsed completely away, removed any remaining make up, minimized my pores, and my skin felt smoother. And it did NOT leave my greasy, just hydrated and matte. Noticed reaults first time i used it!

     
    5.0

    Amazing line

    By Andrea

    from Orlando

    About Me Classic

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Non-greasy
    • Soothing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Eyes
      • Face
      • Sensitive Skin
      • Travel

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      I actually had a facial done at the Waterford Lakes store and she used this line and my skin felt clean and refreshed. I decided to try the complete line for daytime and night and I don't think I'll use anything else. The have combination skin and some areas a very sensitive so I'm not a huge fan of any kind of scrub, that was until I started using the multivitamin thermafoliat. Amazing product and using 2 x a week is perfect for clean, clear skin. I use the calm water gel for daytime and sound sleep cocoon at night with amazing results. This product is pricey for sure especially to buy multiple items together but you don't need much and it will replace all the other products you have been toying with for clean, clear, healthy skin. I have twin 7 year olds who became curious about my cleaning regiment and although they don't need this line I let them use it a couple of times a week with me. This was proof beyond my expectations of how gentle this product line is not to mention promoting good skin habits at a young age.

       
      5.0

      Removes Makeup/Smells Amazing!

      By Karla B

      from Leander, TX

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      I really enjoy using this product to remove my makeup, it takes it all off (including waterproof mascara). It also smells so good, it's very calming and relaxing to apply this at the end of the day-usually before bed. It's become part of daily wind-down routine at night.

       
      5.0

      Love this stuff!

      By Liz

      from Coastal North Carolina

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Non-greasy

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

          I love this stuff! Takes off makeup like a dream, even my waterproof Better Than Sex mascara, which I read can be difficult. I have sensitive skin and this doesn't bother me at all, I actually think it's been helping my skin overall. No greasy residue, rinses away clean.

           
          5.0

          Easy xtra clean

          By Mkup

          from Cleveland, ohio

          About Me Classic, Natural, Trendy/Hip

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Gentle
          • Non-greasy
          • Soothing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Face
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

            Love the wash to help get off all make up and other environmental stuff out of poors in my face. I love to get this extra step in because it always seems that by toning stage i still have stuff im pulling out of skin. It appears that nothing left by toning stage with this product.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love the smell

            By Elise

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Classic, Natural, Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Gentle
            • Non-greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Eyes
              • Face
              • Sensitive Skin

              Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

              This oil cleanser is amazing. I'm making the switch from a drastically thicker oil cleanser you this one and this one is love at first try. Fantastic smell! I do need to get in the habit of using less. My previous oil cleanser I would need 2-3 pumps, this one probably only half a pump. The one difference I would say is that this one I do need to use another cleanser afterward. Also, it will sting my eyes.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing addition to my nightly routine!

              By MLaipsker

              from Livingston, NJ

              Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

              I suffer from hormonal cystic acne and I have found that the "double cleanse" method is an incredibly helpful addition in my battle against new breakouts. The daily microexfoliant is incredible as well!

               
              5.0

              So much better than expected!

              By a mom on the hunt

              from Mid Atlantic region

              About Me Classic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Effective
              • Gentle
              • Soothing

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Face

                Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                bought this for my 20 yr old daughter who has struggled with acne for a few years. After just the first use, her skin looked clean in a way it hadnt in a LONG time. She does not use as the only cleanser - she follows up with her regular cleanser. It left her skin soft, nourished and the inflammation was noticeably improved. was hesitant to buy bc of the price, but very glad I did. She has used it about 2 weeks and just gushes about what a difference it's making in her skin.

                 
                5.0

                Must have

                By Sol-y-Mar

                from Mesa, AZ

                About Me Natural, Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Face
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                  My face looks so much clean and shiny after using it.

                   
                  5.0

                  It's my go to PreCleanse

                  By Max

                  from Taylorsville, ut

                  About Me Natural

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle
                  • no fragrance, doesn't irritate my eye
                  • Non-greasy
                  • Soothing

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Eyes
                    • Face
                    • morning and at night before washing your face

                    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                    Gets my mascara and foundation off my face so I can follow up with washing my face clean.

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                    • Q:

                      does this product have parabens, phalates, or other harmful ingredients?
                      Asked on 6/19/2018 by Cleanqueen from US

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        We do not use harmful ingredients in our formulations. Please see full ingredient list: 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.

                        Answered on 7/11/2018 by Official Answer from Dermalogica US from Brand Answer
                    • 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:

                      hello can i use this every night even though i dont have any makeup? also i can pair it with the derma clay cleansers?
                      Asked on 10/4/2017 by oily skin from ma, ma

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Pre Cleanse should be used every night by all skin types to remove product, dirt, make up and pollution. You will then follow with your normal cleanser, Dermal Clay Cleanser is ok to use as your second cleanse.

                        Answered on 10/10/2017 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
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