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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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precleanse
 
4.8

(based on 448 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (372)

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    (54)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (2)

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

LOVE this oil based cleanser

By 

from Santa Barbara, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I've never used anything like this. Finally, I can cleanse each night and keep my skin from drying out. Great subtle scent. I look forward to this as nighttime routine now.

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65
 
5.0

A MUST!

By 

from Selden, N.Y.

Comments about precleanse:

This product is totally awesome! It gets rid of any makeup residue or everyday residue and hard to get off mascara with no issues. I love using this on my face at night before bed and then using Dermalogica intensive moisture balance. It's the perfect Duo!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
1.0

Precleanse - was disappointed by it

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from Grande Prairie, AB

Comments about precleanse:

I've used lots of dermologica products and have been very happy with them. My dermologica consultant recommended the precleanse and although I loved the smell, I developed irritated skin which consisted of small, red, inflamed bumps on my cheeks and up my cheekbones to my hairline. I've stopped using it and I've cleared up.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Double use

By 

from Orlando FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I love that I can use "PRECLEANSE" as make up remover and as precleanser. Two in one

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

This is what I needed...

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from Brunswick, GA

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I was surprised with its oily texture at first...wondering if I can get it out with my # 2 cleaning step.
And YES...it makes wonders for my skin...really clean...and so so soft skin. So sorry I didn't have the chance to have it when I was in my twenties ...

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65
 
2.0

not good for my oily skin

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from Washington, DC

Comments about precleanse:

I really wanted to like this product. The entire description makes sense, but my pores got so clogged using this. I switched to another company's more water-based makeup remover, and noticed a marked difference.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Best clean ever!

By 

from Bloomington, IN

Comments about precleanse:

Before Dermalogica, I used soaps/ liquid or bars -by Clinique -while they were ok; I always felt that my face get clean only from outside, I mean it was the minimum thing that you expect from a cleanser; but with dermalogica cleanser, my skin is lighter and also brighter. It seems that it has penetrated deeper and my skin can generate its natural glow! My t-zone is extra oily and I needed something powerful to make sure all the dirt and oil are gone; I can use it every day without feeling any irritation or problem!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

New go to

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from South Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

Love this for removing makeup to prepare my skin for cleansing. Smells great and I have sensitive skin and no issues.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Excellent. Removes makeup very easily

By 

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

Use after wearing makeup. Removes makeup easily. Preps skin for cleaners

  • How old are you?:
  • 55-65
 
5.0

My personal favorite

By 

from Boise

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I use Precleanse throughout the day if I have no need to wear make up and it is 100% efficient and effective and doesn't leave my skin feeling dry. Great for removing make up !!

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54

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8 Questions | 14 Answers
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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:

    Whenever I apply the pre-cleanser to my face I immediately start getting white bumps on my cheek areas and other places on my face. Does this mean that this product might be too harsh for my skin type? I am only oily on my cheeks, nose and forehead - which I think equates to combination skin. I also have visible pores on my cheeks. I do not want to continue using this product if it is irritating to the skin.
    Asked on 11/30/2016 by LIsaT from Houston, TX

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your feedback. We apologize for your negative experience with the product. In order to best assist you, can you please provide me with the following information? Where did you purchase this product and when? Do you have any known allergies? Did you use this with any other exfoliants? How long was it on your skin? And finally, can you provide me with the batch code? It is located on the bottom of the bottle in raised or printed letters and numbers. You can send this information to webhelp@dermalogica.com

      Answered on 6/7/2017 by Anonymous
  • 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

    2 answers

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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
    • A:

      that is true, I leave it on the counter and I always have an oil round circle when I remove the bottle. I preferred the flip top as well.

      Answered on 6/26/2017 by natty from Calgary
  • 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

    2 answers

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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
    • A:

      That wasn't a one time accident in packaging quality. Since they added the pump, it spills in shipping and leaks when used. Maybe if we keep telling them there might be a change.

      Answered on 5/9/2017 by Susana from Miami, Fl
  • 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:

      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
    • 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
  • 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:

      a deep cleansing

      Answered on 4/11/2015 by oziozi from Turkey
    • 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:

      deep cleansing.

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