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 362 reviews)

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4.0

Love it!

By 

from Los Angeles

Comments about precleanse:

I have been using the double cleansing method with precleanse for several months, and love it. As someone who wears makeup almost every day, I love using precleanse then my regular cleanser (usually essential cleansing solution) to make sure all the makeup, dirt, and grime is off my face at the end of the day. This removes the majority of my makeup, sometimes I just need to use a little bit of lotion or makeup remover on my eyes afterward because I wear a lot of eyeliner and mascara. Also, I have really dry skin, and sometimes my face feels a little more tight with the double cleansing method, but I know it's only because it's squeaky clean. Plus, my skin is super sensitive and this doesn't irritate it at all. It's a must have and I will probably use it forever!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I love the clean feeling

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from Atlanta, GA

Comments about precleanse:

After a thorough massage with this, my skin feels really good!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Who knew?

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from Jersey City, NJ, USA

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Comments about precleanse:

This is a wonderful product. For years I thought it was a superfluous upsell and I ignored it. But after getting a free sample, I was totally schooled by Dermalogica. I love the feel and fragrance of it. Before trying it I would clean my face twice with the cleanser and was very happy with the way my skin felt and looked. Now with the preclense and cleanser I get the same results plus my skin feels softer and the fragrance perks me up.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

best product for cleansing and removing sunscreen

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from SC

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Comments about precleanse:

This product is wonderful for removing water-resitant sunscreen.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Brilliant product-horrendous packaging design

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from Melbourne VIC, Australia

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Comments about precleanse:

I have used this, along with many other dermalogica products. whenever i have stopped using dermalogica, for whatever reason, my skin suffers badly. The bottle used to have a pour cap, which was much better. With this new design, the despenser leaks and spurts out, meaning waste of product. I thought it was a one off problem, had the bottle replaced, the new one did the same thing. Turns out my mums does the same. We are both extremely upset and have even considered switching to an entirely different skincare brand, unless the design flaw is fixed.

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  • 18-24
 
5.0

Invigorating

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from DC

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Comments about precleanse:

This product smells so great! I use it in the morning just to invigorate me and pep up my mood.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

OMG this product is amazing!

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from Bowie, MD, USA

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Comments about precleanse:

I can't believe I went so long without knowing about this! For years i would use so much cleasing product every night trying to get all of my make off. But this precleanse melts my eye make and everything else like magic. I need only a little gel cleanser to get my face super clean. Love this product!

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not a cleanser at all

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from Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, CA, USA

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Comments about precleanse:

My skin is normal, not oily, not dry.

This one made my skin super super oily so after using this for two weeks, I suffered with acne and breaks out. Thanks a lot.

So first of all it DID NOT CLEAN ANY MASCARA OR MAKE UP at all, all of that was all over my face. Even soap make better cleanser.

3. You need a big amount to make it work a bit, but the bottle is too small...

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
4.0

Cuts right through the grime of a long day

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from Los Angeles, CA, USA

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Comments about precleanse:

That funky, oily, thick, toughness that your skin builds during a long day is melted away in seconds with this product. Smells pleasantly of lemongrass, doesn't burn the eyes, and left my skin feeling free.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Wish I'd found this years ago

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from PA

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Comments about precleanse:

I have had problems with my skin ever since I can remember (I have combination skin + stubborn blackheads) and have spent more than I care to admit on 'fast fixes' and every product imaginable. I've been using this product for only a week but my skin looks and feels amazing. My blackheads are significantly smaller and my skin is so soft.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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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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