meet NEW precleanse balm

A deep-cleansing, balm-to-oil cleanser that melts away impurities and make-up from skin.

precleanse balm

balm-to-oil emulsifyer

Deep-cleansing balm-to-oil melts away impurities and make-up from skin. Achieve cleaner, healthier-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse Balm.Learn More

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"nice to mitt you"

Both PreCleanse Balm sizes come with a handy Cleansing Mitt for mild exfoliation. Massage the product into dry skin using circular motions for an extra deep cleaning before you cleanse.

double cleanse = double clean

Did you know that oil attracts oil? By using an oil-based product prior to cleansing, you remove impurities such as make-up and debris so that your cleanser can penetrate into the skin for a deeper clean. We call it the Dermalogica Double Cleanse
Here's how it works:

step

0

Use PreCleanse Balm or PreCleanse to remove product buildup and other pollutants from the skin. Start with dry skin, then add water to emulsify, and rinse.

step

1

Wash your face with your cleanser to remove remaining traces of PreCleanse Balm or PreCleanse, and achieve a professional level of clean, radiant skin.

which step 0 product is right for you?

precleanse balm

Deep-cleansing balm-to-oil melts away impurities and make-up from skin. Achieve cleaner, healthier-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse Balm. This water-activated, balm-to-oil version of our top-selling oil cleanser deconstructs layers of excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup on skin. Use the included Cleansing Mitt to thoroughly cleanse debris from the skin’s surface, allowing your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to deliver more effective cleansing results. The Natural Biolipid Complex locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier while Apricot Kernel Oil helps nourish skin. Ideal for normal to dry skin. Safe for use around the eye area.
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 excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, make-up and pollutants.
  • Dissolves buildup without compromising the skin barrier or clogging pores.
  • Smoothes, calms and nourishes the skin.

how to use

Squeeze tube to dispense product onto cleansing mitt or directly to dry palm of hand. Massage product into dry skin using circular motions. Add water to emulsify. Rinse and follow with recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to complete the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. Store at room temperature.

quick tip

Use included double-sided Cleansing Mitt for mild exfoliation.

ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Laureth-4, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Bis-Stearyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Behenate, Tribehenin, Stearyl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Phospholipids, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Glycol Distearate, Sorbitol/Sebacic Acid Copolymer Behenate, Tocopherol, Glycolipids, Eucalyptus Staigeriana Branch/Leaf Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linalool, Citral, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol.

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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Skin health maintenance is as important to your daily care regimen as brushing your teeth! Start with Dermalogica’s skin health essentials, designed to deliver your best skin daily.

Redefine your skin’s health with real products, real innovation, and real results! Dermalogica products for skin health are still amongst the most loved and most awarded products amongst skin care professionals and beauty editors worldwide.

how it works

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 balm
 
4.7

(based on 255 reviews)

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5.0

Pricey, but worth it

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from Hayward, CA

Comments about precleanse balm:

This stuff is great! I use this primarily as a makeup remover because this removes EVERYTHING from your face so quickly and effectively. The scrubber is also awesome because you can also use it with other products. The only cons I have don't really deter me from getting the product. One, is that its super greasy to use, but the product itself doesn't make your face greasy. The other is that it doesn't smell all that great but I don't care a whole lot about that personally. Though I received this product for free to test out for an Instagram campaign, I recommend this to people. I think the money is worth it.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

I loved the way it cleans my face

By 

from New Mexico

Comments about precleanse balm:

I loved the way it left my fave feeling clean and fresh without the drying tightness

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Wow

By 

from Los angeles

Comments about precleanse balm:

It totally works I totally recommend! I got this for free, BUT I'm being totally honest when I say it works! I absolutely love this and will buy it again!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

Love this product!

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from Raleigh, NC

Comments about precleanse balm:

I received this product as a tester for free through Influenster, and I absolutely love this product! The balm took off all of my makeup and left my skin feeling both smooth and clean. I have sensitive skin, and this product did not irritate my skin at all.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
3.0

I am not sure it is for me.

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from Ft. Benning, GA

Comments about precleanse balm:

I am not so sure that this is something I will go out and purchase on my own, only because I was not left with a super "oh my goodness" feeling that this really dug deep and got it all off. I didn't have that super clean feeling. I know this is the pre-cleanse, but even after using the cleansing gel I still felt just like I was done. The tool for your hand was nice, but again not something that was better than any others. I guess I like a feeling of - many I can tell a difference. Even after 7 days of use I didn't get that. I was given this free to try, and I just was not super impressed. I do have friends who love this line, and that is why I was excited to try it!

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  • 35-44
 
4.0

Felt amazing

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from Auburn, CA

Comments about precleanse balm:

Loved the mitt! Gave it extra cleansing power! I liked how thick the cleanser was, felt so good! I have a glow now! Received this product for Free to test it

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

My New Obsession!

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from Redondo beach, CA

Comments about precleanse balm:

I used the full Dermalogica kit for this by starting off with the pre cleanse balm on the exfoliating glove followed by the cleansing gel and it made my skin softer than a baby's bottom! I received this product for free for testing.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

I Love everything about this!

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from Cleveland OH

Comments about precleanse balm:

It feels so powerful and cleans so well! my dry skin feels nourished and clean from makeup !

 
5.0

Bye bye makeup!

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from Charlotte, NC

Comments about precleanse balm:

I am amazed by this product! I just ran out of makeup remover, and this product saved me from sleeping with makeup on. The gel breaks down the makeup and dirt on the skin (with the cleansing pad) and leaves the skin feeling fresh and clean!

I received this product complimentary from Influenster.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Love this product

By 

from Nebraska

Comments about precleanse balm:

This is such a great moisturizing product but yet it did not leave your skin oily. It took care of business in one step!

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44

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  • Q:

    When I bought this product, I was looking for an exfoliant... Can the precleanse balm be used as such?
    Asked on 12/3/2017 by caroline from MS

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello Caroline,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is the first step in the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. You can use this to remove debris from the day- oils, pollution, makeup, etc. Follow with your preferred cleanser. Once you have double cleansed, you can use an exfoliant like Daily Micrfoliant to remove dead skin cells, polish and brighten the skin.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 12/4/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does the PreCleanse Balm in 0.5 oz come with the same size mitt as the 3.0 oz?
    Asked on 11/28/2017 by Nicole from undisclosed

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      A:

      Hello Nicole,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The travel size Precleanse Balm comes with a finger mitt.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 11/29/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is the precleanse oil or balm better suited for combination skin?
    Asked on 10/10/2017 by Bee from undisclosed

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      A:

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is for dry/sensitive to normal skin. Precleanse is for all skin types. It would really be a matter of personal preference in your case. Precleanse classic formula is more light weight so people with oily skin tend to prefer the texture. Precleanse Balm is richer and more luxurious. Precleanse Balm also comes with a mitt for deeper clean. You can't go wrong with either choice. You can also try both in travel size before deciding on the full size.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 10/11/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi!

    I really like this product but I want more than one mitt. Are they for sale by itself?
    Asked on 10/3/2017 by Andrew from Los Angeles, CA

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      A:

      Hi Andrew,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The mitt is not sold separately, I do apologize.

      Answered on 10/3/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this good for sensitive skin? I've used the original precleanse before.
    Asked on 9/18/2017 by Kfred117 from Atlanta, georgia

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is fantastic for sensitive skin. It is particularly soothing. It locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier, which helps sensitive skin. Additionally, it does not contain artificial fragrances or colors. Finally, it is very nourishing.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Can you use this to remove eye makeup?
    Asked on 9/14/2017 by Karina from Toronto, Ontario

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      A:

      Hi Karina,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Precleanse Balm is amazing to remove eye makeup. I use it to remove waterproof mascara, eye lash glue, long wear lipstick, etc.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What is the pH level? Where can I find pH level for other products
    Asked on 9/13/2017 by Dayana from Gresham, OR

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi Dayana,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All of our products are pH balanced to the skin. They fall within a 4-6 range.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    How do you take care of the mitt that comes with the precleanse balm? I am concerned about the buildup of bacteria.
    Asked on 9/10/2017 by Lynne from Mill Creek, WA

    1 answer

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      A:

      Dear Lynne,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Rinse with tepid water. You can also clean it with your Dermalogica cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is there parabens in this precleanse?
    Asked on 9/7/2017 by Messyjessy from Kamloops, BC

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      A:

      Hello,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. There are no parabens in the product.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 9/18/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is this ok to use with the Ultracalming line? My skin is quite sensitive/reactive & I don't want to aggravate it further.
    Asked on 8/17/2017 by Blondenblue81 from Midland,Tx

    1 answer

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      A:

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm can be used with any of the other segment lines. It is especially nourishing. Therefore, it is especially ideal for dry, sensitive skin types. Precleanse Balm would be step zero, followed bu your Ultra Calming Cleanser.

      Kind Regards,
      Bernadette

      Answered on 8/18/2017 by Anonymous
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