meet NEW precleanse balm

A deep-cleansing, balm-to-oil cleanser that melts away impurities and make-up from skin.

precleanse balm

balm-to-oil emulsifyer

Deep-cleansing balm-to-oil melts away impurities and make-up from skin. Achieve cleaner, healthier-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse Balm.Learn More

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"nice to mitt you"

Both PreCleanse Balm sizes come with a handy Cleansing Mitt for mild exfoliation. Massage the product into dry skin using circular motions for an extra deep cleaning before you cleanse.

double cleanse = double clean

Did you know that oil attracts oil? By using an oil-based product prior to cleansing, you remove impurities such as make-up and debris so that your cleanser can penetrate into the skin for a deeper clean. We call it the Dermalogica Double Cleanse
Here's how it works:

step

0

Use PreCleanse Balm or PreCleanse to remove product buildup and other pollutants from the skin. Start with dry skin, then add water to emulsify, and rinse.

step

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Wash your face with your cleanser to remove remaining traces of PreCleanse Balm or PreCleanse, and achieve a professional level of clean, radiant skin.

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precleanse balm

Deep-cleansing balm-to-oil melts away impurities and make-up from skin. Achieve cleaner, healthier-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse Balm. This water-activated, balm-to-oil version of our top-selling oil cleanser deconstructs layers of excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup on skin. Use the included Cleansing Mitt to thoroughly cleanse debris from the skin’s surface, allowing your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to deliver more effective cleansing results. The Natural Biolipid Complex locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier while Apricot Kernel Oil helps nourish skin. Ideal for normal to dry skin. Safe for use around the eye area.
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 excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, make-up and pollutants.
  • Dissolves buildup without compromising the skin barrier or clogging pores.
  • Smoothes, calms and nourishes the skin.

how to use

Squeeze tube to dispense product onto cleansing mitt or directly to dry palm of hand. Massage product into dry skin using circular motions. Add water to emulsify. Rinse and follow with recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to complete the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. Store at room temperature.

quick tip

Use included double-sided Cleansing Mitt for mild exfoliation.

ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Laureth-4, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Bis-Stearyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Behenate, Tribehenin, Stearyl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Phospholipids, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Glycol Distearate, Sorbitol/Sebacic Acid Copolymer Behenate, Tocopherol, Glycolipids, Eucalyptus Staigeriana Branch/Leaf Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linalool, Citral, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol.

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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All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.

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precleanse balm
 
4.7

(based on 268 reviews)

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5.0

Pre cleanse balm, two thumbs up!!!

By 

from Philadelphia PA

Comments about precleanse balm:

I totally love this cleansing balm! I was chosen by influenster to try out the pre cleansing balm, complimentary, and let me just tell you, I LOVE IT! The formula isn't harsh, but it's still tough enough to breakthrough all that makeup, and dirt on your face! What's even better is you don't even have to use too much product, which means you get a lot of bang for ya buck, and who doesn't love that!? Perfect to use after one of those "glam makeup nights".

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
4.0

An awesome makeup remover!

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from Bentonville, AR

Comments about precleanse balm:

This is a great product for the first step in the double cleansing method. It removed all my face and most of my eye makeup with no issues at all. Some of my mascara was left behind. I was skeptical about the mit it comes with at first, but I ended up loving it! It's so soft and helps to move the product around the face. The only reason I can't give it 5 stars is due to the fact that after I would use this, my eyes would burn periodically. I think it was just some irritation from the product, however I have to take it into consideration. I still continue to use it, but not on my eyes. I did receive this product for free through Influenster, however my opinions are my own and completely honest.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Something you can't believe!

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from Reno, NV

Comments about precleanse balm:

I had heard about this product and was fascinated, didn't bother purchasing because I didn't think I needed it. Then I get it and I'm instantly impressed. I used it after a day full of glam, and it flawlessly took off eyelashes (I did have to throw them away but they were on their last leg). This will change your life and your skincare routine, no doubt. I did receive this product to test and review. And I WILL be purchasing this.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Clean and smooth as a baby's butt!

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from San Diego

Comments about precleanse balm:

I absolutely love this product. I think what makes this balm so great is the mitt that comes with it. T does an amazing and gentle job of scrubbing off all my makeup including my waterproof mascara! One thing I really appreciated was that it didn't tug on my lashes, therefore I didn't lose any in the process of removing my stubborn waterproof mascara. My skin after washing off the balm is super soft and feels clean yet moisturizes. I loved this product! I received this product for free for review.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love it for winter skin!

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from Logan, Ut

Comments about precleanse balm:

I really liked this product. It came with a silicone mitt for application, which was a nice touch. It makes the process feel more luxurious. Winter always throws my oily skin for a loop and I get these weird, dry patches. When I use the balm, my face feels really moisturized, but not greasy. I probably won't use this product in the summertime, but for the winter season, I'm adopting it into my daily routine! I received this product free for review purposes.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
3.0

Not really sure

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from Houston, TX

Comments about precleanse balm:

This product to me was just okay. I don't think it worked wonders. It got my makeup off, but so does a makeup remover. Didn't really clear up my breakouts, or make my skin really soft.

I got this product for free for testing through Influenster

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Like I never wore any makeup!

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from New York, NY

Comments about precleanse balm:

I received this product for a honest opinion, and after using it once, I was hooked. The mitt that came with it was great at removing all of my makeup. Just using the balm for a min, I could see all the makeup melting off. I didn't use it around my eyes, but i'm Sure it would have been fine. Would love to use this every night!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love this product!

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from Austin, Tx

Comments about precleanse balm:

I use this product daily as the very first step of my facial cleansing routine. Paired with the outstandingly dual sided cleansing mit.. a match made in heaven!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I would try this product again!

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from Manhattan, KS

Comments about precleanse balm:

I was really nervous to try the balm on my face because it feels greasy and I thought it would clog my pores. My skin is really sensitive and breaks easily, but actually, I was surprised how smooth and clean it made my skin feel! After removing the balm with the gel, my skin looks great and glowy. This is one of my favorite products I use once a week to remove all the dirt and makeup! I received this complimentary product for free

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
3.0

Nice to have, not "need" to have

By 

from Tampa, FL

Comments about precleanse balm:

Effective and gentle. Nice to have on hand if you run out of makeup wipes, but not something I think you need.
#complimentaryreview

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    When I bought this product, I was looking for an exfoliant... Can the precleanse balm be used as such?
    Asked on 12/3/2017 by caroline from MS

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Caroline,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is the first step in the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. You can use this to remove debris from the day- oils, pollution, makeup, etc. Follow with your preferred cleanser. Once you have double cleansed, you can use an exfoliant like Daily Micrfoliant to remove dead skin cells, polish and brighten the skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 12/4/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does the PreCleanse Balm in 0.5 oz come with the same size mitt as the 3.0 oz?
    Asked on 11/28/2017 by Nicole from undisclosed

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      A:

      Hello Nicole,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The travel size Precleanse Balm comes with a finger mitt.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 11/29/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is the precleanse oil or balm better suited for combination skin?
    Asked on 10/10/2017 by Bee from undisclosed

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      A:

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is for dry/sensitive to normal skin. Precleanse is for all skin types. It would really be a matter of personal preference in your case. Precleanse classic formula is more light weight so people with oily skin tend to prefer the texture. Precleanse Balm is richer and more luxurious. Precleanse Balm also comes with a mitt for deeper clean. You can't go wrong with either choice. You can also try both in travel size before deciding on the full size.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/11/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi!

    I really like this product but I want more than one mitt. Are they for sale by itself?
    Asked on 10/3/2017 by Andrew from Los Angeles, CA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Andrew,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The mitt is not sold separately, I do apologize.

      Answered on 10/3/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this good for sensitive skin? I've used the original precleanse before.
    Asked on 9/18/2017 by Kfred117 from Atlanta, georgia

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is fantastic for sensitive skin. It is particularly soothing. It locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier, which helps sensitive skin. Additionally, it does not contain artificial fragrances or colors. Finally, it is very nourishing.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can you use this to remove eye makeup?
    Asked on 9/14/2017 by Karina from Toronto, Ontario

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      A:

      Hi Karina,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Precleanse Balm is amazing to remove eye makeup. I use it to remove waterproof mascara, eye lash glue, long wear lipstick, etc.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What is the pH level? Where can I find pH level for other products
    Asked on 9/13/2017 by Dayana from Gresham, OR

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Dayana,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All of our products are pH balanced to the skin. They fall within a 4-6 range.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    How do you take care of the mitt that comes with the precleanse balm? I am concerned about the buildup of bacteria.
    Asked on 9/10/2017 by Lynne from Mill Creek, WA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Lynne,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Rinse with tepid water. You can also clean it with your Dermalogica cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is there parabens in this precleanse?
    Asked on 9/7/2017 by Messyjessy from Kamloops, BC

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. There are no parabens in the product.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this ok to use with the Ultracalming line? My skin is quite sensitive/reactive & I don't want to aggravate it further.
    Asked on 8/17/2017 by Blondenblue81 from Midland,Tx

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm can be used with any of the other segment lines. It is especially nourishing. Therefore, it is especially ideal for dry, sensitive skin types. Precleanse Balm would be step zero, followed bu your Ultra Calming Cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/18/2017 by Anonymous
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