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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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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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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4.8

(based on 421 reviews)

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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

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  • All skin types (7)
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5.0

Not just for my skin

By 

from Fayetteville, NC

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

Removes dirt and debris from my skin and hair!!! Love it!!! Great for my middle aged acne prone skin.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Great product

By 

from Pullman, WA

Comments about precleanse:

I wouldn't have bought this if I didn't receive a sample of it. I'm not usually one to buy anything but a cleanser and face lotion, but the pre-cleanse is worth the buy. I primarily use it to help wash my make-up off before I use the essential cleansing solution. I have a dry face with acne break outs. However, the oil does not break me out. My face feels great after I use it too. Highly recommend! It's worth the extra step in your skincare routine for healthy skin in my opinion.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Magic Cleanser

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from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about precleanse:

I received a sample of this in one of my orders and the ease that it removed my makeup was so shocking. I usually just use makeup wipes but they didn't feel like it was getting off all the makeup. But I even use this on days I don't wear makeup to get all the grime off. Such an amazing product, would definitely recommend!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Where has this been all my life?!

By 

from Shawnee, ok

Comments about precleanse:

Omg I got this as a sample in my skin care kit and I couldn't believe that it actually WAS water-soluble!! I am definitely getting myself a full size one when mine runs out!!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Favorite product in my skincare routine!

By 

from Middlesex, NJ

Comments about precleanse:

This is one product I CAN NOT live without! I've sworn off makeup remover wipes because I feel they dry out the skin and contain a lot of alcohol in the ingredients. I have no problem removing all my makeup (and I wear the most makeup (liner, liquid lipstick, highlight, full coverage foundation, and the whole yard). I find it perfectly cleanses my skin before my cleanser and leaves everything feeling clean and my combination skin feeling balanced. The pump is easy to use and it's great for travel. I feel like anyone with any skin type can use this product.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
4.0

Absolutely gets everything off!

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from Hueytown, al

Comments about precleanse:

I use this before i wash my face when I'm wearing makeup and it absolutely gets everything off, even on the eyes! It's nice having a cleaner surface to then get a deeper clean.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

My favorite product.

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from California

Comments about precleanse:

I love this. I have only skin, and it doesn't contribute to it although it's an oil based cleanser.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Every time it runs out, I re-order

By 

from NYC

Comments about precleanse:

This clears the make up off my face so that it's ready for my prescribed Dermalogica cleanser & so on.

It's so good that when I fly, I take the Precleanse wipes with me to clean my face mid-flight.

I also love that when you visit a Dermalogica store, they will give you complimentary samples to try before you buy, which really does work at getting you loyal to the brand. I use 10 different Dermalogica products within my regime & every one I've tried via take-home sample first. I love it!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Great smell!

By 

from Fort Worth, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I would like more samples with each purchase for traveling.

 
5.0

Love this Product

By 

from Detroit

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

The preCleanse is amazing! I used to wash my face with my clarsonic and the brush would be saturated with make up and dirt but now after using the preCleanse there's almost no make up on the brush. So my cleanser can do what it's supposed to. In love with this product.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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  • Q:

    If I have very sensitive and dry skin, would you recommend using this product? Or will it dry me out even further?
    Asked on 12/21/2016 by jcooper3 from Huntington Beach, Ca

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Precleanse is for all skin types, and is especially nourishing for dry skin. This will deep clean without over drying.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 12/21/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Do I use this night and morning or only at night?
    Asked on 11/17/2016 by KK from PA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear KK,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please use it as the first step of your nightly double cleanse.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 11/21/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Does Precleanse contain parabens? I've been using it, and I love it. The Think Dirty app rates it a 9, due to parabens. Is this an older version that has been rated?
    Asked on 10/30/2016 by Julie from Long Beach, CA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Julie,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The article that claimed parabens are harmful in cosmetics was debunked by the scientific community. We do not find parabens to be harmful. However, due to consumer demand, we have phased them out of products like Precleanse.

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/31/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Ever since Dermalogica switched to the pump, the oil leaks out of the bottom after every pump and spills onto everything in my medicine cabinet. I lose a lot of product this way besides the annoyance of having to wipe everything down constantly. Is there any way to change the packaging or make it leak proof. I also can't travel with it now that it's a pump. I preferred the flip top.
    Asked on 10/18/2016 by Z from Los Angeles

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      A:

      Dear Z,

      Thank you for your feedback. I will email you directly to get more information ans assist with any exchanges?

      Kind Regards,
      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 10/25/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • Q:

    Anyone having problems with the packaging? No matter how gently I use this bottle, the product always seeps up and around the pump, making a mess.
    Asked on 8/9/2016 by RachSea from Richmond, VA, USA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We will contact you directly to gather information about this Precleanse bottle. We would like to forward this information to our Quality Control department to confirm if there was a reported issue.

      Thanks in advance,

      The Dermalogica Team

      Answered on 9/16/2016 by Bernadette from Los Angeles
  • 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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