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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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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
 
4.6

(based on 341 reviews)

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2.0

No

By 

from Huntsville Al

Comments about precleanse balm:

It melted my makeup very well, but my eyes BURNED after I was done! It felt like I put soap on my eyes! I did give it 2 stars because it did take off my makeup up, but it definitely needs to be reformulated to not sting your eyes!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
4.0

Soft and Gentle

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from Laurel, MD

Comments about precleanse balm:

It's really a skin care product, it smells like a skin care product not like a cosmetic and it's good!
It melts the makeup off and does not leave the skin dry!
I received it as a complimentary free gift and I definitely will be buying it!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Buy buy buy!!

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from Long Beach, NY

Comments about precleanse balm:

I was initially nervous before using this product as it is quick thick, and I didn't want to clog my pores. I was very happy to learn that not only did this product remove my makeup, but it left my skin feeling really soft, and not at all oily or dry! I am definitely making this apart of my beauty regime! I received this product complimentary for review purposes.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love this!

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from San Jose, CA

Comments about precleanse balm:

I love using this to help take off residual makeup at the end of the day and just follow up with my routine facial scrub and moisturizer. I especially love that it can take off this stubborn waterproof eyeliner I've been having trouble with removing lately! It can be used by itself as well for a quick rinse with some water! Just a tip, you don't need to use a whole lot since it's a bit greasy it can get full coverage without much work. I received this precleanse balm complimentary from influenster to try out and I can't wait to continue using and purchasing more for future use!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I would 10 out of 10 highly recommended

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from Ct

Comments about precleanse balm:

I have been using this product for over a month now and have nothing negitive to say. At first I was skeptical about putting he balm on my face before the water but, I honestly think that's what helped control my problem areas! The balm is gentle light weight and doesn't burn in your eyes. I received this product free for testing and cannot wait to buy it !

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

LOVE

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from Los Angeles ca

Comments about precleanse balm:

I love this balm so much, it's gentle and effective and leaves skin feeling amazing. The mit takes it to a whole new level. Iran my new favorite

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

LIKE A dream

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from Coventry RI

Comments about precleanse balm:

I received this product in a VoxBox and I am so glad I did because I absolutely love it! I used to be weary about double cleansing because I have an oilier skin type, but this product has changed my mind. I look forward to using it, not even kidding! I adore the textured mitt that came with it because it is super gentle, yet gets every bit of makeup and dirt off your face. I do wish the packaging was a little more user friendly, I sometimes had to hulk squeeze the container to get the product out, but it was worth it. It didn't feel oily or greasy on my skin at all after using. I highly recommend this for any skin type! I received this product complimentary for review purposes.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

Big Fan!

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about precleanse balm:

I received the PreCleanse Balm just in time - I had ran out of my makeup remover the day before! I made sure to use this product for a few weeks before I gave it a full review and I have to say, I'm super pleased with the product. A little goes a long way with this! I only needed to squeeze less than a dime-size into my palm, rub to cover my face and then with the included-mitt, I would gently go over my face and it really felt like I was getting the grit off of my skin.

Though I was used to a makeup wipe and not needing much time to take makeup off of my face, I felt like this balm took off the makeup as well as really made my face feel softer. I would recommend to anyone wanting to try!

*I was given this box by Influenster for review purposes, but all opinions are my own.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
4.0

Step Zero I Never Knew I Needed

By 

from Tennessee

Comments about precleanse balm:

I received this product through Influenster, and I am so thankful that I did! I have used this every day since, and it is the step zero in my cleansing routine that I didn't realize that I needed. This Pre-Cleanse Balm helps get the stubborn makeup off, and the mit helps exfoliate my skin leaving it feeling so silky smooth!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I love it

By 

from Pittsburgh

Comments about precleanse balm:

I really love this product. You can really feel it breaking down the dirt, oil and make up from your skin. It's smells like citrus orange and feels like a nice balm on your skin. After washing it off your skin already feels so fresh and so clean. The mitt that it comes with really helps get into hard to reach places. I
Will be purchasing this once I finish this one. I received this product complimentary for review purposes from influenster.

  • 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

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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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