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DermalogicaPreCleanse

Dermalogica

PreCleanse

5.1 oz Item 2152625

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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 468 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (361)
  • Leaves clean feel (294)
  • Smells great (230)
  • Improves skin texture (184)
  • Moisturizing (183)

Cons

  • Messy (45)
  • Greasy (17)
  • Doesn't remove makeup (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Irritates skin (4)

Best Uses

  • All skin types (215)
  • Daily use (205)
  • Sensitive skin (115)
  • Combination skin (107)
  • Dry skin (76)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (225), Budget shopper (130), Classic style (17), Natural (10), Professional (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Cannot live be without!

By queenie

from Lee's Summit, MO

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types
    • Eyes
    • Face

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    Just bought my second bottle of this! I keep it in the shower and remove my makeup with it every night. I can't find anything else that compares to this! I have acne prone/oily skin and it doesn't break me out or irrritate me. I will buy this forever! Although it's a little pricey, it's definitely worth it.

     
    3.0

    This Product is Good

    By Lauren

    from Mountain View, CA

    About Me Natural

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Gentle

    Cons

    • Not Effective

    Best Uses

    • All Skin Types

    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

    I think this product is great BUT I actually prefer other face oils for removing make-up. The reason is because I wear a waterproof eyeliner and it doesn't get all of it out. I think on a day where I just wear a lighter foundation it would be totally fine. It also works very well with the cleansing gel. I'm going to give it 3 stars because I don't think the price is worth it for what it does.

     
    5.0

    Amazing

    By Sofia

    from Poconos PA

    About Me Classic

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types
      • Sensitive Skin

      Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

      Amazing ! This product worked great on my dry textured skin! , I definitely recommend this product , it is a little pricey but it is so worth the money

       
      4.0

      Amazing

      By ErinM13

      from Ohio

      About Me Classic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Face

        Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

        This stuff is amazing. It gets off every last bit of makeup so much better than makeup wipes and is so cool using it. The only reason I didn't give it a full five stars is because when I use it on my eyes it tends to get in them no matter how much or little product I use.

         
        1.0

        ...

        By Tara

        from Tennessee

        About Me Natural

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Greasy
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

            Irritated my skin.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this.

            By Cera

            from Texas

            About Me Classic, Dramatic, Natural, Professional

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types
              • Eyes
              • Face
              • Travel

              Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

              This product works really well. I use it before I wash my face. It takes off all of my makeup easily and leaves my face feeling soft.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it

              By Kesleigh

              from Longview, TX

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Eyes
                • Face

                Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                I love the pre-cleanse. Out of all the products I've used over the years, this by far, is the best. It's not greasy/oily, no weird residue. It's wonderful.

                 
                5.0

                Love this product.

                By M

                from Fl

                About Me Classic, Natural

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Face
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                Use this before I wash my face, removes your make up easily and leaves your face soft and really clean.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Stuff

                By Slaf

                from Stockton, CA

                About Me Classic

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Face

                  Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                  This does a great job of removing make-up and leaves your skin feeling wonderful. Use it before you wash your face. I even put a little extra on my eyes while I'm washing my face to remove waterproof mascara.

                   
                  4.0

                  Removes makeup and stubborn eyeliner

                  By Soccer Mom

                  from Woodbridge, VA

                  About Me Natural

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types
                    • Eyes
                    • Face

                    Comments about Dermalogica PreCleanse:

                    I was recommended this product when I had a facial at my local ULTA store. It works great at removing my makeup, especially my stubborn eyeliner.

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                    • 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
                    • 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
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