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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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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.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
gluten-free
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
vegan
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
paraben-free
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
cruelty-free

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 516 reviews)

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97%

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

Will define be buying full bottle

By 

from Coventry

Comments about precleanse:

I got this in a small set I ordered and it is by far the best thing for lifting make up off that I have ever used! I follow with two washes of the special cleansing gel as I wear full coverage make up so it's good to make sure I've got rid of everything. It feels nice on, it smells nice and it is very gentle on my sensitive skin. It's expensive but worth it for the amount you use, it will last a long time.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Integral to my daily routine

By 

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I use the precleanse oil at night as the first step in a deliberate skin care routine. When followed by the special cleansing gel and then a daily exfoliant my skin is looking the best it has in years.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

I will definitely be keeping this in my bathroom!!

By 

from Green Bay WI

Comments about precleanse:

To me is a mist have part of a good skin care regimen. You can really feel it working and it leaves your face clean and soft and ready for your cleanser!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Be Open-Minded!

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from Delaware, USA

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

This is long but I tend to get wordy when I'm excited! I was a bit put off by the smell at first - granted I opened the cap and put my nose to it. Because i have sensitive skin, I spot-tested on the back of my hand. The scent is quite light, as was the texture. After I washed it off, my skin was quite smooth! Imagine the results after using it on my face (its true purpose). I suffer from hormonal acne, but my skin type is oily 25/8 so when my skin clears up it's great, but any trigger can set off breakouts back to back that sets my improvements off-track (this can suck). This past winter my skin grew dehydrated & dull. Part of my skin journey are finding simple/straight to the point products that help reduce my oiliness and work on my clogged pores/breakouts, and I heard dual-cleansing is a start. My first try, I had to remove my BB cream so I pumped once onto my hands. The oil is light but can be runny, but the makeup once I began rubbing, and emulsified, dripped off my face. I focused around my nose/cheeks and could feel everything clearing ("grits" if you will). My skin was soft but a bit red due to the oils and perhaps my rubbing, but it wasn't irritated/uncomfortable. I used my favorite gel cleanser afterwards. My skin was clean, not tight and gave room for my toners etc.
Since my purchase, I try to use this at least 2-3xs weekly (not gonna over-do it as I don't want to dry my skin out), and exfoliate with a damp cleansing brush to emulsify & remove all the impurities after rubbing this all over my face. I also pat the oil on my face as I can just spread it and start rubbing gently without wasting any product.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Love the smell and feel of this product

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from Hawaii

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I have dry skin and love how this product feels on my skin. And the smell is amazing! I feel pampered after using this cleanser!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Wonderful product!

By 

from Durham

Comments about precleanse:

I've been using precleanse for a while now and I can't rave about it enough. It cuts through even the most stubborn makeup and really reduces the amount of time I take removing makeup. I have combination, acne prone skin and find that it makes my skin feel lovely and soft,more hydrated wihout feeling greasy, and hasn't caused any breakouts on my skin at all. The price initially put me off, but honestly it's worth it for the results!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Good product

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from Miami, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I love this product. It feels very well on my face

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
4.0

My pores are happy!

By 

from Newton NH

Comments about precleanse:

This product is fantastic. I had been using a pre-cleanse type product from another line, but then received this one as a sample. The scent is wonderful, and it leaves my skin feeling very clean, especially the pores on my nose which tend to be a little bit and large and dark colored. After using the pre-cleanse my nose looks so lovely. My only complaint about the pre-cleanse in the sample size anyway, is that the kind of leaks out what I'm trying to get it onto my hands and I feel like I'm wasting some of it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

how did i live without this!

By 

from Wilmington DE

Comments about precleanse:

ever since i started using this my dry skin on my nose and chin have gone away! it has been great to use on my sensitive skin! i love it!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Definitely buy again.

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from Jasper,AR

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

Removes makeup and impurities.

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54

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  • Q:

    I love the way precleanse feels on my skin, I wish I didn't have to wash it off! My skin is very dry but also acne prone, do you have any moisturizers that feel like precleanse?
    Asked on 1/10/2018 by Mari from Fargo, ND

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You might like Barrier Defense Booster as a oil moisturizer.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 1/12/2018 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is your 'precleanse' safe to use if using another skincare line for cleansing?
    Asked on 10/27/2017 by Dawn from IN

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Dawn,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is for all skin types. It is the first step of a nightly double cleanse and can be followed by your favorite cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/31/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is the precleanse non-comedogenic?
    Asked on 10/19/2017 by Megan from Rockville, MD

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      A:

      Hello Megan,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We do not use terms like non comedogenic because a dry skin type can benefit from thicker, oil-rich products, while an acneic skin can benefit from light weight products with botanical oils (like lemon or tea tree). That being said, Precleanse is for all skin types.

      Use Precleanse as you oil based cleanser. Oil attracts oil. Use it with dry hands on dry skin to work it in. Then, add water. It will turn white and foam up. Add water to rinse away any oil residue. It is the first step in the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. Be sure to follow with your favorite cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/20/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What is the pH level of this PreCleanse?
    Asked on 9/27/2017 by Cassandra from undisclosed

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      A:

      Hello Cassandra,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Most all Dermalogica products are pH balanced to the skin (with the exception of desincrustation products). Therefore, Precleanse would fall within a 4-6 level.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/29/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this an oil free pre cleanse? I'm using the trinity machine and I want to make sure that it doe not interfere with the micro current.
    Asked on 8/29/2017 by Lulu from Los Angeles

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse is an oil based cleanser.

      Answered on 9/20/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is Precleanse recommended only if you wear makeup ? Or is it suggested to use this even if you don't wear makeup and then follow with suggest cleanser?
    Asked on 5/31/2017 by DT from Omaha

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    • A:

      I dont often wear makeup and the lady in the shop recomended it for me.

      Answered on 1/11/2018 by Charlotte from London
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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse is recommended for everyone as the first step of the double cleanse. Even if you don't wear makeup, it can help remove oils, debris, dead skin cells, sweat, product build up, etc.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 6/1/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    With my sensitive skin, this PreCleanse is both gentle and thorough. The problem has been the packaging. My last three purchases have arrived with less than half as the rest spilled in transit and, once here, the pump is constantly leaking. Considering that this issue has been brought to your attention repeatedly since you changed the top, are there any plans to change the pump? Or even give us an option?
    Asked on 5/9/2017 by Susana from Miami, FL

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      Hello Susana,

      Thank you for being a Dermalogica customer and thank you for the feedback. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have fixed the pump due to customer feedback more recently. Some stores still may have older inventory. I will reach out to you directly to send you a replacement pump.

      Kind Regards,

      Bernadette

      Answered on 5/10/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, I'm pregnant and I've just purchased precleanse, special cleansing gel, intensive eye repair and active moist. Can all these products be used while pregnant? Also, can you please recommend the right SPF product safe to use during the pregnancy? I have normal-oily skin.
    Thank you.
    Asked on 4/12/2017 by Tal

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    • A:

      *************Retinol IS NOT AT ALL SAFE TO USE DURING PREGNANCY, BREASTFEEDING, LACTATING OR NURSING!!!!************
      CONSULT WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN NOT NOT NOT WITH THE WEB/TECH SUPPORT!

      Answered on 3/29/2018 by Seasoned in skincare from Ca
    • A:

      I would not use the eye cream while pregnant. Also, do not use any products with retinol in them as retinol can cause birth defects. Also stay away while breastfeeding. Check the Skin Deep database on the Environmental Working Group website.

      Answered on 3/9/2018 by Liza from New York
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      A:

      Dear Tal,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All of these products to safe to use during pregnancy. For SPF, you can mix Solar Defense Booster with Active Moist.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 4/13/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hye i would like to ask if i dont put any makeup on my face,can i apply precleanse before my cleanser foam?or i just can apply precleanse if i wear makeup?
    Asked on 3/25/2017 by Aly from Malaysia

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse is the first step in a nightly double cleanse. Everyone can benefit from using Precleanse.

      Answered on 3/27/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Are there mineral oils in this?
    Asked on 3/22/2017 by Jessica from New York

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Jessica,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. This product contains botanical oils. It does not contain mineral oils.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 3/23/2017 by Anonymous
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