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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precleanse
 
4.8

(based on 394 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

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  • All skin types (7)
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3.0

Packaging

By 

from Malaysia

Comments about precleanse:

The product is very nice however the pump is always leaking and there goes the precious oil....

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

I will never use makeup wipes again!

By 

from Suffolk

Comments about precleanse:

Been using this instead of makeup wipes and i will never go back! It feels amazing on the skin and makes it really clean. I have oily/acne prone skin and have no issues - if anything it has improved my skin.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
3.0

Leaks

By 

from Maryland

Comments about precleanse:

Product is nice but the leakage issue is so annoying. my svanity is always greasy because the pump keeps leaking the product....not happy.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Your skin will thank you for this

By 

from Ora

Comments about precleanse:

I have oily skin with redness. My skin drinks this up whenever I put it on. This is a great way to remove all of your makeup before really deep cleaning it with a cleanser. I like to massage it into the skin which is a nice treat for my face. Some people actually use this as a cleanser but I do not like the leftover residue, which is why I alway use one of my cleansers after.

 
3.0

So-So

By 

from Ontario

Comments about precleanse:

This product does a very good job of removing make-up! I would highly recommend it to you if you wear heavy makeup. However, I don't personally wear a lot of makeup, so it's not really the right product for me (except for those rare occasions when I get fancy). I'm also getting frustrated with the pump, which leaks an oily mess down the sides of the container with every use.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I love this precleanse

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from Balwin Park, Californa

Comments about precleanse:

I love how easy it takes off my makeup. It is quick and easy

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
4.0

Please please change back the bottle

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from Ljubljana, Slovenia

Comments about precleanse:

This is my favorite Dermalogica product and I've been using it since it was first introduced. However, this pump bottle gives me nightmares. It leaks all over and wastes the precious product. The pressure from the pump is too strong and pushes the oil out of my palm in a splash. Every time I travel I have to pack it into two sealed bags, resulting in a total waste and a complete mess. There was nothing wrong with the old flip cap bottle, in fact it was perfect. Never leaked and the nozzle stayed clean from the start to the end. Please please change it back or offer an alternative packaging. I would hate changing the product on account of its packaging design. Thank you.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Love this product!

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from Virginia Beach, VA

Comments about precleanse:

So easy to take makeup off, clean pretty good ! Little bit greasy but face not getting oily

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

A Must!

By 

from Santa Monica, CA

Comments about precleanse:

I love this product and can't go a night without it! As the name states it's a great pre-cleanse to your regular face wash - it gets off what my face wash sometimes misses (stubborn mascara, etc). I love how it smells - smells like a spa in a bottle! (great way to replicate getting a Dermalogica facial too)!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

The product I didn't know I was missing

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from NJ

Comments about precleanse:

Smells amazing, feels amazing! Makes my skin glow more when used with my cleanser. Great for even sensativs skin

  • 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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