precleanse

oil-busting emulsifyer

Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin. As the first step in your Double Cleanse regimen, PreCleanse thoroughly melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, pollutants and products that build up on skin, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results.Learn More

Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin.Learn More

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precleanse

Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin. Achieve ultra clean and healthy skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual products that build-up on skin throughout the day with skin fortifying Kukui and Apricot oils. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion that easily rinses debris from the skin's surface, allowing your prescribed 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.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
gluten-free
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
vegan
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
paraben-free
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

benefits

  • Removes oils without clogging pores.
  • Conditioning essential fatty acids nourish skin.
  • Enables your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to work more efficiently.

how to use

Dispense 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. Follow with prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser for professional cleansing results.

quick tip

For a professional level of clean, follow with your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser.

ingredients

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.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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4.0

good try

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from Undisclosed

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I try using it when I received a sample. My skin is very sensitive, but after using a week, I feel my skin fresh after cleansing. No more oil or dust.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Best travel size product ever!

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from Madison, WI

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This precleanse is really something unique. It has a great citrus smell and gets my skin super clean.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

good make up remover

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from rochester, ny

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i really don't use this everyday as they recommend. i use this especially for a make up remover. or after i've done a super sweaty work out.
helps get all the sweaty salty depsits off my face.
especially if i did an outdorr run (city running, pollution, dirt)
its also very gentle.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Great for removing makeup

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from Venice, FL, USA

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I have an oily t-zone and wear eye makeup. This product removes everything and breaks up the oil on my face. I love it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
3.0

i'm on the fence when it comes to this product

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from Ray, ND 58849, USA

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i'm a huge fan of the daily microfoliant and the special cleansing gel, but i'm on the fence when it comes to the precleanse. i've used it off and on, and i think it makes me break out! not an *intense* breakout -- but still. i'm not a huge fan of the oily consistency of the product.

i feel like the precleanse step complicates my beauty routine, and i've found that i tend to leave it out. this product does work well to remove dirt and makeup, but i feel like the cleanser and microfoliant already do a great job of that.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

This product makes your skin really smooth!

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from Singapore

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This product is good for make up removal and it removes facial oil as well.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    Is your 'precleanse' safe to use if using another skincare line for cleansing?
    Asked on 10/27/2017 by Dawn from IN

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      A:

      Hello Dawn,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is for all skin types. It is the first step of a nightly double cleanse and can be followed by your favorite cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/31/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is the precleanse non-comedogenic?
    Asked on 10/19/2017 by Megan from Rockville, MD

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      A:

      Hello Megan,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We do not use terms like non comedogenic because a dry skin type can benefit from thicker, oil-rich products, while an acneic skin can benefit from light weight products with botanical oils (like lemon or tea tree). That being said, Precleanse is for all skin types.

      Use Precleanse as you oil based cleanser. Oil attracts oil. Use it with dry hands on dry skin to work it in. Then, add water. It will turn white and foam up. Add water to rinse away any oil residue. It is the first step in the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. Be sure to follow with your favorite cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/20/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What is the pH level of this PreCleanse?
    Asked on 9/27/2017 by Cassandra from undisclosed

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      A:

      Hello Cassandra,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Most all Dermalogica products are pH balanced to the skin (with the exception of desincrustation products). Therefore, Precleanse would fall within a 4-6 level.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/29/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this an oil free pre cleanse? I'm using the trinity machine and I want to make sure that it doe not interfere with the micro current.
    Asked on 8/29/2017 by Lulu from Los Angeles

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse is an oil based cleanser.

      Answered on 9/20/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is Precleanse recommended only if you wear makeup ? Or is it suggested to use this even if you don't wear makeup and then follow with suggest cleanser?
    Asked on 5/31/2017 by DT from Omaha

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      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse is recommended for everyone as the first step of the double cleanse. Even if you don't wear makeup, it can help remove oils, debris, dead skin cells, sweat, product build up, etc.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 6/1/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    With my sensitive skin, this PreCleanse is both gentle and thorough. The problem has been the packaging. My last three purchases have arrived with less than half as the rest spilled in transit and, once here, the pump is constantly leaking. Considering that this issue has been brought to your attention repeatedly since you changed the top, are there any plans to change the pump? Or even give us an option?
    Asked on 5/9/2017 by Susana from Miami, FL

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      Hello Susana,

      Thank you for being a Dermalogica customer and thank you for the feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have fixed the pump due to customer feedback more recently. Some stores still may have older inventory. I will reach out to you directly to send you a replacement pump.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 5/10/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, I'm pregnant and I've just purchased precleanse, special cleansing gel, intensive eye repair and active moist. Can all these products be used while pregnant? Also, can you please recommend the right SPF product safe to use during the pregnancy? I have normal-oily skin.
    Thank you.
    Asked on 4/12/2017 by Tal

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      Dear Tal,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All of these products to safe to use during pregnancy. For SPF, you can mix Solar Defense Booster with Active Moist.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/13/2017 by Anonymous
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    Hye i would like to ask if i dont put any makeup on my face,can i apply precleanse before my cleanser foam?or i just can apply precleanse if i wear makeup?
    Asked on 3/25/2017 by Aly from Malaysia

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      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse is the first step in a nightly double cleanse. Everyone can benefit from using Precleanse.

      Answered on 3/27/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Are there mineral oils in this?
    Asked on 3/22/2017 by Jessica from New York

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      A:

      Hello Jessica,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product contains botanical oils. It does not contain mineral oils.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 3/23/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Anyone else having a problem with the pump on this item? I received this as a gift for Christmas and only recently ran out, so I opened it about a week ago. It leaks out everywhere? When I pump it out, the product also bubbles out of the base of the pump and leaks down the side. It's very messy and wasteful. Anyone else experience this?
    Asked on 2/5/2017 by Amanda from WV

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      Hello Amanda,

      Thank you for your feedback. We will email you directly to gather more information in order to best assist you.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 2/8/2017 by Anonymous
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