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Dermalogica PreCleanse 5.1 oz.

The professional’s deep cleansing weapon! Achieve ultra clean and healthy skin with a double cleansing regimen that begins with PreCleanse. This plant-based cleansing oil, fortified with Olive and Kukui oils, thoroughly melts layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual skin products that build-up during the day. When water is added it transforms this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion, easily rinsing away oil-based debris from the skin’s surface and allowing your recommended 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. Contains no artificial fragrance or color. Professional recommendation advised. How it works: Use as the first step of your Dermalogica Double Cleanse, and follow with your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser. A blend of rich oils melts through oil and oil-based debris that collects on skin throughout the day. Vitamin E Oil, a rich antioxidant, helps improve skin smoothness and softness. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: is an emulsifying agent that is activated by the addition of water to release the bonded oils from the skin’s surface. (5.1oz)

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Honest reviews


Great price

Though this product is expensive, it’s incomparable for removing makeup prior to cleansing. I wasn’t sure if I needed that extra step but it helps me use less cleanser and I think makes my cleanser more effective cuz it’s cleansing my skin, not removing my makeup. Can’t do without it.

Kari Littlestown, PA

Great way to start a cleaning!

This precleanse is a gentle oil that can be used before washing your face and also works as an eye makeup remover. It preps your face and loosens and removes dirt before you even use your cleanser. I love the results of using this with the Dermalogica cleanser. This is the brand of product used at the spa where I go for facials. I found the price to be better on Amazon than at the spa. I use it daily and am very pleased with the results.

Dale Rochelle, IL

I can wear makeup again and not wash my face in the middle of a work day!

I’ve had oily skin since my tween days (with acne scars) and am still extremely oily in my 30’s. I stopped wearing makeup as a teenager and still don’t (except a few special occasions) because it always made my skin look and feel worst (no matter the brand, no matter the type, no matter oil-free or not). I’ve seen dermatologists, gone on birth control, had microderm abrasion, and tried more products than I can name. I work in a hospital and by lunch, the oil in my skin starts to irritate my eyes and I have to go find a bath room and wash my face- sometimes multiple times throughout the day. This happens whether I use a gentle cleanser, double wash as I have been recommended to do, or an acne cleanser when I’m not wearing makeup (makeup would make it worst). So, I’m shocked! I used this pre-cleanser with the dermal clay cleanser, then I used the primer and I was able to wear makeup the entire day (without oil, without washing it all off)! Now, with my makeup, I take an acne moisturizer to make the foundation go further but I’ve done this without dermologica without much help. 1. Pre-cleanser 2. Dermal clay cleanser 3. Primer 4. Makeup with acne medicated moisturizer and for a few days now I haven’t had to do anything but enjoy beautiful feeling skin! Admittedly, it is winter but here in the south, around 60 degrees or more, I’ve noticed a tiny bit of dry skin (that I’ve never had before!) but it seems to be adapting to this new regimen and using the moisturizer helps. I also purchased the tiny, sample sizes in store to see if they would be worth it (I’m on a budget!) and a little goes a LONG way- also where I purchased you can take back no questions so it was worth the risk of trying it for 2 weeks now.

Hilary Lexington, OK

Get a deep cleanse

I was given a sample of this product and loved it. I have an oily complexion and this product helps keep it under control,

Gwendolyn Morris, OK

Removes everything quickly and easily.

This is a wonderful, oily product that washes off clean and easily, leaving your face feeling clean and moist. Great to mive with a cleansing milk and work in. Easily removes mascara.

Bethany Coulee Dam, WA



Madelyn Aplington, IA

Solution to “laziness”

Feeling lazy? Don’t “feel” like washing your face? Gotta remove make-up? No problem!I keep this on my bookshelf by my computer, so cleansing my face is always within reach. No effort necessary!Once you oil up, you’re ready to go to the sink and lather.E-Z! The lazy gal’s way to precleanse. Motivation in a bottle.

Virginia Poquonock, CT

Dermalogica PreCleanse

I love getting spa treatments and feeling that super clean feeling on my face. They always do a precleanse, so I searched to find one for myself. I decided on the Dermalogica, since I already like their microfoliant. I have pretty normal skin, with breakouts every few months that heal quickly. It does tend to be on the drier side, since I live in the desert, especially in the winter.Since my skin is on the drier side, I don’t use this everyday. I use it before steaming my face, or if I just need a midday wash. It only takes a few drops of the oil. You massage it all over your face, then sprinkle just a bit of water to make it turn milky coloured, then massage into your face again. Rinse off, and your skin will feel super clean! I go and steam my face if I want, knowing I don’t have to worry about dirt getting trapped in my open pores.It has a nice, citrusy scent to it. It doesn’t linger after rinsing off. This bottle will last awhile, even with more regular use. One of the two Dermalogica products I have around.

Traci Upper Lake, CA