Rated 4.71 out of 5 stars
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!
I love this product
But for the Price is not worth it ,is To Small and wen you finish pumping it on the palm of your hand a lot go to waste , all I have to say is for the price is not worth it , I will continue to use my coconut out to take my makeup off
Lisa from Turlock, CA
I love this product. It smells and feels amazing and helps to ensure that my skin is truly clean.
Alexandra from Houston tx
I love this pre cleansing oil sm , im on my 3rd bottle i am an oily skin girly and it doesnt make my skin oiler it has actually helped w that , i definitely feel i driffrence when i wash my face w tbe cleaner vs when i dont . I will say i hate how it is super runny . I only use it at the end of the day . It also has helped my clear out my skin and it adds moisture to mu face but cleaning it at the same time .
Gigi from Chicago, IL
Amazing product, no need for a second cleanse
Marc from Atlanta, Georgia
This is my go to product first thing in the morning!
kelly from Jackson, MS
I've used this product for 3 weeks so I think I gave it a fair shot. In the last week I've had several huge pimples (when I normally don't breakout). It leaves a thick white film on my face, like if I run a fingernail across my chin, it gunks up underneath. It is very irritating and leaves my skin red. My face doesn't feel clean afterward.
Ashley from Murrieta, CA
I CANNOT live without this stuff! I've been using PreCleanse since my late teens when my skin was SUPER oily. Oil attracts oil, and when oil is not present such as in dry skin (which my skin is now at 37), it nourishes and adds oil BACK to your skin.
Joanne from NH
I just started switching to dermalogica a few months ago (cleaner and moisturizer) and decided to try the oil cleaner to preclean my face. For some reason, I feel products by same manufacture are designed to work together. I am glad I did as it works well. I am not big with makeup but it does remove makeup and grime of day to day living without drying out my skin. Cleaning my face takes a bit more time but it is worth it.
Rachael from Morganton, NC
I love this. I don't use it as a pre-cleanse, but as my cleanser. It dissolves my makeup quickly, easily without scrubbing or effort, AND with NO residue or drying. The scent is divine. If I could get it in a lotion I would! Love it!
tash from WA
This is a beautiful cleansing oil. It smells like the IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser & Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base ( citrus & herbal). It is a nice treat at the end of a long day when it's time to remove my makeup. The true test of a good pre-cleansing product for me is whether it can defeat my superproof mascara, and it does. It melts everything away, then I wipe with a microfiber cloth and go on with a regular cleanser. I love this stuff and plan to buy the big bottle with my points. It's a splurge and cheaper products can be had that do the same job, but if you enjoy a luxurious skincare experience and are a double cleanser, this right here is a very worthy option.
foxxa from Charlotte, NC
I wanted an alternative to Garnier Micellar. It works well, but I go through it too fast and prefer to use it just for brush / sponge cleaning. Given my sensitive skin, I was very surprised by how well, quickly and thorough Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse worked. Even more surprised that I had no irritation or breakouts during or after use. Little goes a long way. The squirt is a bit messy. My makeup removal regimen: Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse, Mild Soap, Cetaphil Facial Cleanser, Witch Hazel, Aveeno Lotion and/or Aquaphor. Skin Type: Brown, Combo (oily, eczema, acne-prone)
Soph from California
I got this as a sample product and really enjoyed it. It removed all my makeup and didn't clog my pores. The scent is luxurious and is perfect when unwinding from a busy day.
(I have acne prone/sensitive/combination skin)
Steph M from Nebraska
I have dry skin and this feels SOOO GOOD! It really does melt away your makeup, if I'm feeling lazy I'll just use this bc I feel like it gets my skin that clean. I've bought too many bottles to count. Also no acne pore cloggers in the ingriedients!!
Juliana from Lancaster PA
This is my third bottle. I love this stuff. My face feels so clean and my skin looks so good! I keep it in my shower and it just melts my makeup right off. I usually follow with a regular cleanser of choice. Def would recommend to every friend!
Olivia from Minneapolis MN
my absolute favorite cleansing oil for double cleansing and removing makeup! A little goes a long way and it removes all makeup super easily and doesn't leave any reside after rinsing. The only tiny con i have is the smell might be strong for some people but i actually like it and it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin! love love love!
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Olive from Portland, OR
As someone with dry and sensitive skin I have struggled to find cleansers that are gentle but also clean the skin effectively. This precleanse is my holy grail. It is incredibly effective, yet gentle and does not strip the skin. If anything, my skin is more moisturized since using it. I pair it with the dermalogica ultra calming cleanser and oh my gosh. I will never go back. This product is a must have.
Didi from Chicago
Breaks down makeup well but if you're prone to eczema. This cause multiple eczema rashes on my face and I eventually had to give up.
Molly from Bellevue Wa
As a teen I think I had one zit. As an adult I have had terrible breakouts, cystic acne, basically everything scaring and embarrassing. I have used so many products. Masks. Washes. Treatments. I was introduced to this brand and this precleanse about six months ago. I was skeptical because adding oil to oily skin just didn't sound right. But I love it now. I use the gentle cleanser after. But with this product I know without a doubt that all my makeup is gone and that the cleanser is cleansing clean skin and not having to work to remove makeup. Just try it. I have combination skin- mostly oily. My breakouts are minimal now. I will still get one or two from time to time but I'm not battling the embarrassing breakouts that make you rethink going in public. My cystic acne is way way less now too. I just had one last week but was able to clear it before it got to the point where I know I will have a scar. Those are the worst!!! Give the pre-cleanse a try… especially if you wear makeup.
Terese from Iowa
I love this because it is so much easier to use than a liquid on a cotton pad or a rubbing makeup wipe. I use this before my benzoyl peroxide cleanser and my makeup, dirt and oil melt off and rinse away clean to allow my cleanser to actually work the way it's suppose to. I believe all of my teenage and adult acne could have been avoided if I would have known about this product.
Kilee from Honolulu, HI
This product is one I will continue to buy again and again. I can always tell a different when washing my when using this product. It helps gets all the dirt and oil off your face leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean afterwards.
Jill from Grand Rapids
I've been struggling with skin issues for the last years after pregnancy. I knew I was not being consistent enough with my routine, but would get so frustrated that I would change products and start back at square one. My skin was screaming at me.
Had an esthetician recommend this product followed up by the special cleansing gel. It has worked wonder over the last weeks. My breakouts how stopped and my skin is so much smoother. Even my friends have been remarking about how good it looks.
It's a little pricey, but a little goes a long way. Results are worth it.
Carlotta from NYC
I do a full face for work which includes sunscreen, tinted moisturizer, concealer, setting powder, blush, highlight, contouring powder, eye shadow, eyelash primer, mascara, eyeliner, and setting spray. This takes it all off in 1-2 pumps, a little goes a long way. Takes ALL of my makeup off while leaving my skin feeling soft and supple. It is so gentle too! I am in love. I hope they never discontinue it.
D from Chicago IL
I absolutely love this! I went to a spa and had a facial done. They used this preclense and I immediately knew this was different (in a great way) than any skin product I've tried/used. The smell was fantastic and it made my skin feel baby soft. Out of the 20+ products they slathered all over my face, this was the most memorable and I considered purchasing. I waited until I had an Ulta coupon to buy as it is pretty pricey in my opinion. I have been using it morning and evening before washing my face and definitely notice a difference in how my skin looks and feels. It almost glows now and that is before putting on any makeup. I also noticed the crud that would gather by the creases around my nose is gone. My makeup also comes off easier with this compared to any balm, cream, or other makeup remover. This stuff is wonderful!
JT from San Luis Obispo
I was skeptical at first, BUT it's Amazing!
I wished it was lower in cost though
Brooke from Ohio
Absolutely love dermalogica and especially this pre cleanse! I am in esti school right now and for sure one of the best products!!