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Dermalogica PreCleanse 5.1 US FL Oz

Recommended for all skin conditions. 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. A skin care system researched and developed by The International Dermal Institute. Made in USA.

Key features

  • Achieve ultra clean and healthy skin with a double cleansing regimen
  • Formulated with conditioning rice bran and vitamin E oils
  • Plant-based cleansing oil, fortified with Olive and Kukui oils
  • Recommended for all skin conditions
  • Made in USA

Honest reviews


I love dermalogica pre-cleanse

I use pre-cleanse daily. It easily removes eye make up as well as foundation. It lasts forever because a little goes a long way!

Queen Collinsville, OH

GREAT for removing make up

i have been using this product for years now along with a wide variety of other dermalogica products. This product alone is amazing. Before I use anything I use the precleanse to remove all my make up..mascara and all it takes it all away. Water proof? it will take it off easy as well. It has a bit of a greasy consistency but it does the job. rinse off and then use your cleanser to remove any excess. this large bottle will last you months because you only need a small amount each time. I recommend this product to everyone. ENJOY IT!!

Ina Shingle Springs, CA

It’s an OK cleansing oil.

PreCleanse for me is a so-so cleansing oil. It cleanses thoroughly but Shu Uemura’s cleansing oil has better quality and do the job much better.I’m OK with it, though.

Marva Sun City Center, FL

Awesome for my oily skin!

I have oily skin and this is awesome to get my face super clean, which is super weird- oil cleaning oil! Anytime I’m greasy (from sweat or oil) I reach for this cleanser before I shower. Hate the texture, but after a couple times, I’ve gotten used to it. Another tip- I use it under m arms to get rid of the deoderant texture that is left behind. Feels pretty good. As a guy, never thought this would be a must have, but it is!

Agnes Bettsville, OH

Another good Dermalogica product

I’ll use the precleanse before I get in the shower and then follow it with the Daily Microfoliant. Great combo!

Jeanne Pflugerville, TX

First Step

This is a great way to start the make up removing process. The oil in the product attaches it’s self to either make up your wearing or even just the oil on your skin and help remove a lot of the product before even using your usual cleanser. I have been using this product for about a year now and I can’t go back to just using cleanser alone. With just cleanser I was washing my face at least twice to make sure I got all the make up off my skin. But starting with this a following it up with my cleanser leaves my skin clean the first time around. I would highly encourage anyone to at least try it!

Roslyn Minden, NE

***MAKE sure you don’t get SCAMMED***

All genuine Dermalogica products have the following:1. Original grey box with barcode sticker sealing the lid of the box2. Silver stay-fresh seal on the opening of the tube, same as most seals on a new jar of peanut butter or medicine/vitamin bottle3. If you are buying a larger size bottle with a pump top there will be a half barcode/ half dermalogica brand name sticker that connects the top of the bottle with the bottom of the lid, proving it has never been openThese barcode stickers and seals are only put on by the dermalogica company. If your product does not have them YOU ARE GETTING A TAMPERED WITH, EXPIRED, or KNOCK-OFF PRODUCT!!!!Please list the seller who sold the inferior product so we can avoid them! I love a good deal but these products are expensive and I don’t want anyone to loose their money on a scam.I was going to buy these on amazon and ended up chickening out and paid the extra from a legitimate salon company because I didn’t want to get screwed over. Now I’m glad I did as I hope this info will help any ladies who are buying on amazon find the honest sellers and avoid the scammers.**Product Review**I love this precleanse. It smells amazing and makes your face feel wonderful! You won’t regret using it!

Kimberly Phillipsburg, MO

I love it!!

Best makeup remover I have ever used. I also do facial massages with this. It feels very relaxing and takes off all of my facial makeup.

Theresa Winamac, IN

New favorite product!

The first time i tried this i received a sample size and fell in love with the first use. This oil has a fresh lemon scent that i really enjoy. I love that it dissolves all my makeup and doesn’t leave ANY mascara residue behind. I do not wear waterproof mascara but i’m sure it is no match for this oil. I use this on my dry face to remove all my makeup, then after i rinse it off i follow with my regular cleanser. I have dry skin and using this oil has really made a difference in how my skin looks and feels. Had to order the professional size, well worth it!

Benita Ridge, MD

Precleanse is my Favorite

I can not imagine my nightly makeup removal without the Dermalogica Precleanse! I love this product and to be able to purchase it in a 16 Oz size is even better! I highly recommend this product!!!

Ava Myra, KY


This is the only Dermalogica product I use. And might I say I love it! This product is the first step in Demalogicas “two step” Cleansing process. It helps remove all your make-up and excess dirt. It is real greasy almost like baby oil so I was hesitant to use it at first. But it is fabulous at removing make-up and even mascara. I wouldn’t do without it.

Alana Lawrence, MA

Quality product

This is the best makeup remover I’ve ever used by far. Even my favorite high end makeup brands do not offer me super makeup removal without some sort of other issue.My everyday makeup consists of: Asian BB cream or concealer on at least 1/4 of my face, black eyeliner only along the top lashline, black waterproof mascara, and sometimes also eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, and/or lipstick, just enough to hide most imperfections and so I don’t look so "sick" or "tired" (you know that one day when you don’t wear makeup and everyone points out that you look tired and/or sick). When my skin misbehaves around that time of the month and special occasions, I wear heavier makeup, and this stuff is able to keep up.I strongly dislike oily makeup removers, and even though this one starts out oily, it works. I have come to accept that the oily makeup removers are superior because the oil clings to every bit of makeup ever. I wear contacts and have sensitive eyes, but I have yet to experience any issues when I carelessly rub this into my eyes.One major issue I have with this product is just the packaging. I hate the cap that comes with this large size bottle, and I also hate the one that comes with the small size bottle. What I did to alleviate this situation for myself was to use a treatment pump dispenser head with a straw in place of the junk cap that I reused from my moisturizer’s bottle (Shiseido Skincare Night Moisture Recharge, which was unfortunately recently discontinued). It just so happened that the head fit perfectly; I just had to cut the straw down to size.I only need one pump, probably less than a dime size, for my everyday makeup on dry hands and face, taking care to rub more product on my eye area very very very gently. I prefer to use warm or hot water to rinse off the Precleanse; it rinses off quicker than with cold or tepid water.Sometimes, using my brush shampoo or my foaming face wash doesn’t cut it when I’m washing my brushes, especially those I use for foundation and gel eyeliner, so I use a drop of Precleanse, and it cleans up what the shampoo and face wash don’t get.I think the price of the product matches the quality. So far I have used up two of the smaller 5.1 oz bottles in the past two years (I pour the product from the larger bottle into the smaller one), and like I mentioned before I wear makeup pretty much every day. For around $50, this is definitely worth it since it lasts through the year.After using this for 2 1/2 years, I will continue to repurchase it. Highly recommended!

Dale Walker Valley, NY

Amazing Product for Oily Skin!

Absolutely excellent as the first step in cleansing my skin. I have become a believer in Dermalogica products! My oily skin fells smooth and oil free, after using their Precleanse, which is made from various oils, as incredible as that sounds. I follow up with another Cleanser, and then exfoliate. My skin looks and feels, wonderful. Worth every cent and I highly recommend it.

Bertie Paulding, MS

I Swear by this Product

I don’t know how I lived my life before I was introduced to the PreCleanse by Dermalogica. Wow, this product changed the way my skin feels and how I take care of it. After removing makeup, I squirt some into the palm of my hand, then rub it all over my face. It’s a greasy unnatural feeling but wait til you rinse it off. The oil grabs the excess dirt and makeup you left behind. Its a one-of-a-kind, outstanding product every woman should never live without.

Leann Wetumpka, AL

Does great job

So this does a great job of getting off your face makeup but not so much when it comes to eye makeup. In addition, the application is a mess. The bottle design was not thought through well. When you poor it out it just goes everywhere and seeps between your fingers so you loose product. Really like but would not buy again!

Gussie New Hampton, NY

The Best

I use it even when I haven’t worn make-up. It lasts a very long time and I highly recommend it.

Renae Wellston, MI

Removes make up beautifully

I noticed after I washed my face that my towel would have left over make up on it still. Per the suggestion of a sales rep at Ulta I tried the PreCleanse and won’t go a night without using it. Easily takes my make up off before washing and my 8 year old daughter has also used it to get play make up off or face paint. I have very acne prone skin so the oily texture made me nervous but I have used this for almost a year now and my skin is clearer than ever.

April Greenville, MI

It Works!

Like the way this product works on stubborn make-up. Wish it were a cream or maybe a thicker oil consistency, instead of a thin oily consistency. Find myself wasting product because it is very liquid-y and some slides off hands, between fingers and is lost.

Margo Harwood Heights, IL