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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4.8

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Pros

  • Gentle (8)
  • Leaves clean feel (6)
  • Smells great (6)
  • Improves skin texture (5)
  • Balances skin (3)

Cons

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  • All skin types (7)
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5.0

Oil to Cleanse My Skin?

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from Albany, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I was hesitant about using Precleanse because it was an oil. My first use of Precleanse put all fears behind me. My skin felt clean. soft and smooth. After my second clense with Ultra Calming Cleanser or Special Cleansing Gel, my skin is super clean and ready for toner & moisturizer. Precleanse has helped with the tiny spots on my nose.

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65
 
5.0

Cuts through oil and makeup

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from VA

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

Precleanse cuts through the days grit, grime and makeup and lets my cleanser work it's magic. My skin feels super clean without feeling dry.

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

Don't be without it!

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from Los Angeles, Ca

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I love all Dermalogica products, but I get it, they are expensive. If you can only afford one product, get this one!! Who would have thought a 2-step cleansing regime is needed - trust me it is!! I love how clean my skin is after using this followed by cleanser. Blackheads on my nose have disappeared! Get it - you will love it!!

  • How old are you?:
  • 45-54
 
5.0

Great Precleanse

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from Wexford

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Comments about precleanse:

I thought using this and the ultra calming wash on my face would be too harsh on my skin but I really like the results!

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65
 
5.0

Feels Luxurious

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from Burlington,

Comments about precleanse:

I love this product for removing all of my makeup. I don't have to do much rubbing or tugging on my face with washcloths anymore because this dissolves everything effortlessly. It feels luxurious and refreshing before I use my ultra calming cleanser.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34
 
5.0

Great product!

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from Kaneohe, HI

Comments about precleanse:

When using this product before cleansing my skin I have noticed a big improvement in my skin. I have tried SO many different products to obtain clear skin, including Proactiv. I've gotten medications from a dermatologist. I wanted something that would clear my acne, while not being too harsh. This product is so gentle. It doesn't have a strong odor. When using products in the past, it would take weeks for me to see an improvement in my skin. In just TWO days I have seen a massive improvement. Thank you Dermalogica!

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  • 18-24
 
5.0

Incredible

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from Miami, Fl

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Comments about precleanse:

I use this product every day. It leaves my skin so much "younger". I definitely recommend this

  • How old are you?:
  • 35-44
 
5.0

My favorite makeup remover!

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from Fort Rucker, AL

Comments about precleanse:

On days I wear makeup, I use one pump of this to remove all of my makeup- mascara, liquid lipstick, everything! Just rinse your hands after applying, rub it into your skin, and the oil emulsifier and melts away your makeup, along with any trace of dirt or oil on your face, prepping your skin for your cleanser! I'm an esthetitian and I got the pleasure from working with Dermalogica from the start. I truly do believe in all of these products, but this is one I universally recommend, no matter your skin type! Love this stuff!

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  • 25-34
 
5.0

A must have!

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from Saint Augustine

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

I look forward to using this product at the end of the day. Smells great and is very comforting and not harsh at all. I have Roscea and my skin feels refreshed.

  • How old are you?:
  • Over 65
 
5.0

A family favorite

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from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Comments about precleanse:

My husband and I love this product. I love that it helps with makeup removal, and he likes how clean it makes his face feel.

  • How old are you?:
  • 25-34

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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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      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

    1 answer

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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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      A:

      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:

      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

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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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