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precleanse

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. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors.

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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Skin health maintenance is as important to your daily care regimen as brushing your teeth! Start with Dermalogica’s skin health essentials, designed to deliver your best skin daily.

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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
 
4.8

(based on 384 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (318)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Gentle (8)
  • Leaves clean feel (6)
  • Smells great (6)
  • Improves skin texture (5)
  • Balances skin (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • All skin types (7)
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5.0

A must have!

By 

from North Carolina

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Balances Skin
  • Gentle
  • Leaves Clean Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about precleanse:

      Very gentle! I love the idea of double cleansing.

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By 

      from VA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Skin Texture
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Greasy

      Best Uses

      • Combination Skin
      • Dry Skin

      Comments about precleanse:

      I like it . Face really look and feel clean but it's not taking everything away. But I still will recommend it for all my friends

      • How old are you?:
      • 25-34
       
      4.0

      Great smell and gentle on skin

      By 

      from Crescent City, CA

      Comments about precleanse:

      I use this product after a night out in which most cases I am wearing a lot more makeup than usual. It definitely removes my lipstick and most eye makeup but misses my mascara. I love the slight citrus smell and the gentle cleansing of my face.

      • How old are you?:
      • 35-44

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      lovely product but pump leaks

      By 

      from Indiana

      Comments about precleanse:

      I adore this product! smells lovely and is very effective at removing makeup. the pump leaks at the base and I am losing product at is runs down the side of the bottle. I certainly could not travel with this container and I will mostly like not purchase it again, which makes me sad because I love it!

      • How old are you?:
      • 45-54
       
      5.0

      This stuff is amazing! I love it!!!

      By 

      from Sterling Heights, MI

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gentle
      • Leaves Clean Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types

        Comments about precleanse:

        This product has helped to clean my face of the left over dirt and oil after a long day. I have notices less breakouts after using it for just two weeks!

        • How old are you?:
        • 18-24
         
        5.0

        Serves too many purposes

        By 

        from St. Paul, MN

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balances Skin
        • Gentle
        • Improves Skin Texture
        • Leaves Clean Feel
        • Smells Great

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Skin Types

          Comments about precleanse:

          I love the pre cleanse. It serves so many purposes. It cleans my face and removes all my makeup and when I'm lacking moisturizer, just a bit of this does the trick for me. When I use this at night, my skin feels amazing in the morning.

          • How old are you?:
          • 35-44
           
          5.0

          This Product Completes Me

          By 

          from Eugene, Or.

          Comments about precleanse:

          Being silky, useful for removing anything and everything that I don't want on my skin, and being super gentle with my incredibly sensitive and picky skin, this product immediately became one I cannot live without. I've been using Precleanse for over a year now. It removes dirt, sweat and makeup so easily, it smells amazing, and it soothes my skin unlike anything else. It is essential, year-round. I know that, no matter what life throws at me, I'll be able to rinse it off with the help of a little bit of Precleanse. I definitely recommend this product to anybody looking to have fresh, happy skin, especially if you wear makeup.

          • How old are you?:
          • 18-24
           
          5.0

          Must have to your cleansing portfolio

          By 

          from New Jersey

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Gentle
          • Improves Skin Texture
          • Moisturizing
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Skin Types
            • Combination Skin
            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about precleanse:

            Wonderful product! I tried via a trial size and immediately fell in love with it. Use it after a long day where you cannot wait to remove your makeup. This leaves you smiling with its lovely scent and leaving your skin so refreshed. Love it love it love!

            • How old are you?:
            • 45-54
             
            5.0

            Love this!

            By 

            from oklahoma

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Gentle
            • Leaves Clean Feel
            • Not Greasy
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about precleanse:

              I love this! I love to use it for pre-cleanse when I wear make-up .

              • How old are you?:
              • Over 65
               
              5.0

              My favorite skincare product

              By 

              from Portland, OR

              Comments about precleanse:

              The precleanse is my absolute favorite product!! I would highly recommend it to absolutely anyone with any skin type. Just one use and my skin is so soft, smooth, and refreshed. It also has a soothing scent like you are at the spa being pampered. I was hesitant to use an oil-based product, but it is now my most favorite thing!!

              • How old are you?:
              • 18-24

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              • Q:

                Does the prcleanse have to followed by a dermalogica cleansing product?: I don't use the daily microfoliant every day, would you say this product only works well if you use it in conjunction with a dermalogica product, or would you recommend even if you used a different cleanser after, like clearasil or something.
                Asked on 3/20/2016 by CSofia from London

                2 answers

                • A:

                  Pre cleanse is a highly effective product. It works best with Dermalogica products because a product like Clearasil doesn't contain natural and non irritating ingredients. The Daily Microfoliant is a great product that can be used daily. The answer to your question is no you don't have to use pre cleanse followed by a Dermalogica product. However results aren't guaranteed to be as successful.

                  Answered on 7/22/2016 by SeeShells from Los Angeles, CA, USA
                • A:

                  Hello,

                  Thank you for your question. We guarantee our products when used together. We suggest using Precleanse every night, and following with a Dermalogica Cleanser of your choice.

                  Kind Regards,
                  The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 3/21/2016 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
              • Q:

                Would you say this is a surfactant or a deep cleansing?
                Asked on 2/25/2015 by Magie from Brisbane QLD, Australia

                4 answers

                • A:

                  Hello Magie,
                  Thank you for your inquiry. PreCleanse is a deep cleansing oil based cleanser for all skin types. It will breakdown sebum and dirt on the skins surface and in the follicles. This cleanser is recommended as your first cleanse and should be followed with a second cleanser for your skin type. Please contact us with any further questions.
                  -The Dermalogica Team

                  Answered on 2/26/2015 by DermalogicaSkinTherapist from Los Angeles
                • A:

                  deep cleansing.

                  Answered on 3/8/2016 by prettydream from Malaysia
                • A:

                  This is not a deep cleansing system. I have asked the same question. My esthetician suggested using this prior to cleansing, but that it is not a cleanser in and of itself. You will want to follow up with a deep cleansing solution of some sort. I recommend the Essential Cleansing Gel or the MediBac Cleansing Gel.

                  Answered on 7/13/2015 by MalloryAvis from Jerome, mi
                • A:

                  a deep cleansing

                  Answered on 4/11/2015 by oziozi from Turkey
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