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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for a deeper clean than cleanser alone

This refreshing, water-activated, balm-to-oil formula melts away impurities from the skin and is the first step to the Dermalogica Double Cleanse, our exclusive professional technique for achieving ultra-clean skin.

Here's how it works:

"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

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 237 reviews)

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    (49)

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4.0

Definitely can see a difference with my dry skin

By 

from Scranton, Pa

Comments about precleanse balm:

So I sampled this product through influenster. I was excited to get my first voxbox and give this stuff a try! My favorite part about this whole thing is the little textured mit they give you. It feel soft and makes it easy to get into smaller areas that you really want to clean. I recommend if you have dry or flaky skin to use the little mit they give you with the balm to gently scrub the product into these areas. Within two uses I noticed a difference and could see that my dry skin was gone. This product leaves skin soft and really tightens it nicely, which is always nice for someone like me that has large pores on their nose.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
4.0

Great Makeup Remover

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from Ashburn, VA

Comments about precleanse balm:

This really removed my makeup well and I love that the Mit made it easy to thoroughly get makeup out of each pore. I didn't find it good to use around the eyes which was disappointing and the Mit can get difficult to clean out completely.

*This product was sent to me in exchange for my honest review.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Soft Skin!!!

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from Woodbridge, Va

Comments about precleanse balm:

When I first used this product, I was nervous that the balm would clog my pores. My skin is very acne prone but I was surprised how soft it made my skin feel! I was concerned that the gel would remove the balm either but they proved me wrong! This is one of my favorite product I use for my nightly skin care routine! I would recommend when you use the product, that your not rough on your face.
* Thank you Influenster for sending me this complentary product!

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

love it

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from Maryville, TN

Comments about precleanse balm:

got this as a free test item. I used it and fell in love. The soft scrub mitt is great. The balm is great and does not get too sudsy. Face feels great!

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18
 
5.0

Love this product!

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from Chattanooga

Comments about precleanse balm:

I absolutely love this product! I typically do use a lot of makeup and normally just using a cleanser isn't enough. Normally I have to use a few makeup remover wipes to really feel like I got all of my makeup off and then I will use a cleanser. This eliminates having to use makeup remover wipes or anything else! Completely got all of my makeup off in one try. I'm really impressed! And it felt good on my skin and then followed up with my regular cleanser.

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

Best cleansing oil!

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from Seattle,WA

Comments about precleanse balm:

I thought nothing could top the original precleanse but man, oh man, was I wrong. The balm is amazing, by far my favorite cleansing oil i've tried in life. It literally melts everything off my face. I wear makeup on a daily basis so this double cleanse regimen has saved my skin! It has a faint, pleasant fragrance and leaves my skin feeling hyrated. I use this with the mitt so deep clean my face and get all the makeup out of my pores so that my cleanser works more effectively.
I received this product complimentary for testing purposes but will be repurchasing!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Worked Really Well

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about precleanse balm:

I was wearing a full face of make up and it melted the makeup off. I then followed with step one and my face felt really clean. I used a makeup wipe to see how much came off and there was even no mascara left behind.

  • How old are you?:
  • Under 18
 
5.0

Love this!

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from San Antonio, TX

Comments about precleanse balm:

It comes out pretty thick as first but once on your face it reminded me of what coconut oil feels like it. I loved the smell and after rinsing my face felt super clean!

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Great product

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from Maryland

Comments about precleanse balm:

I have never used Dermalogica products before. I didn't know what to expect with this balm. I was impressed! The timing of receiving this product could have not been more great as the air is cold, leaving my skin very dry. The precleanse balm is like lip balm for your face! The exfoliating mitt is a great applicator, too! I kind of think this product should be the last step in your skincare routine. I love the feeling of moisturized skin! *I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

  • How old are you?:
  • 18-24
 
5.0

I love this balm!

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from New York, NY

Comments about precleanse balm:

I love this balm, I used it with the gel and together they are amazing at taking off makeup and really leaving your skin feeling refreshed. I received this product for free for testing.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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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

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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

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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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