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oil-busting emulsifyer

Achieve ultra clean and healthy-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day.Learn More

Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin.Learn More

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Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin.Achieve ultra clean and healthy-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day with skin fortifying Borage Seed, 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 offers a deep cleansing ideal even for 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.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA


  • 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.


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.

I am addicted. This is a must have product!


Smells so good. Works great at removing all of your make up. Spa like experience.

Shelby, NC


Not my favorite


I didn't care for this product. I prefer my regular cleansing product.

Rio Rancho, NM


The best skincare


I love using this at night for my double cleanse routine. I will always use Dermalogica. My skin loves the products just as much as I do.

Pittsfield, MA


I highly recommend


This Pre cleanse is GREAT. I use it everyday to gently remove the days makeup. It never fails.. A MUST BUY

New York, New York


Confused If It's Working!


I have been using this product for a few weeks, now. The first time I used it, I had prioritized it as a makeup remover/cleansing prep. It does wonders taking off makeup and once you've massaged the oil in to your skin, after about 4 minutes you can see oil deposits coming out of your skin on to your hand! That part I love. I started using this in the AM & PM, with and without makeup on. After a handful of uses, I started breaking out. Big, red pimples and my pores are larger than they've ever been. Which is a bummer because I have clogged pores already (which is what I was trying to prevent.) My t-zone (forehead, nose, cheek area and chin) now have more blackheads and breakouts than I've had in years. Is this because of the oil & special cleanser clearing out my pores and purging my skin? Or is this a breakout? I have no idea anymore. Really hope this is not the cause because I love the way it seemingly takes dirt out.

Lexington Park, MD

Love this stuff!


I use this product at the very beginning of my facial routine. After using my pre-cleanse, as recommended, I follow up immediately with the cleaning gel, microfoliant, toner spray, and moisturizer. I've seen results in less than 2 weeks. Pre-cleanse is my favorite part of my personal 5-step twice daily skincare routine. The smell is delightful and as crazy as it sounds, I literally feel the pre-cleanse cleaning out leftover makeup and dirt from my pores.

Fort Pierce, FL




gentle on skin, may use daily, never gives breakouts on my oily skin, amazing aroma. easily removes makeup

new york


Fantastic Product-Totally changed my skin!


I received this product as a free gift with purchase and I'm in love! It smells wonderful and the ingredients are mostly natural and healthy. It takes my makeup off with no scrubbing and after double cleansing my face feels so clean and fresh. My adult acne has essentially disappeared after only a few weeks of use and my dry skin issue is much better also! Highly recommend this product!!!

Amelia, Ohio


Unwilling to use Discretion!


This product is an amazing product along with other dermalogica products I have purchased however recently I had difficulty with this product and was met by a brick wall from the customer service team. Unfortunately having stored the product in the box it arrived in it was knocked over and some of the liquid spilt out (I have never had this problem before when it has been knocked over). Having spent quite a large amount on my recent order I would have expected some offering from customer service given it is such a reputable company. However as this occurred outside of "30 days" they were unwilling to listen. I think you need to recognise that not everything realistically happens within 30 days of an order and there needs to be some discretion around this. I am dissapointed to say the least and it has put me off ordering in the future which is a shame as I have been ordering for over 2 years now. (It doesn't state on the bottle or the website that the bottle should be kept upright).

Leeds, UK


Best out there!


This is the BEST precleanse I have ever used. It is so silky and smooth. It breaks down all my makeup and doesn't break me out!!

Topeka, KS



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Hi there, Very interested in this product as a way to remove impurities from my pores, but I was curious as to what cleanser is recommended to pair with it? I have generally sensitive skin with very rosy red cheeks that I would like to tone down so that it appears calmer and less irritated. Thanks so much.


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You may like Ultra Calming Cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


What are this products shelf life details and use by date and storage requirements?


Hello , Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Products containing SPF and Acne actives will have an expiration date on the bottle. Once the product reaches the date stamped on the packaging it should no longer be used, otherwise the shelf life for unopened products is about 2-3 years. All other products have an open jar symbol, which is the diagram drawing of a jar with lid and a number in the jar. Most commonly used is 24 M. This means that once opened, the product may be used up to 24 months. This does not mean however that the product may not have changed in smell, texture or even efficacy it only means that it is SAFE to use based on stability data which differs from product to product but in the majority of cases is 24-36 months. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I really enjoy this product but not sure on what the recommended amount is. I feel like I may be overdoing it and wasting product. For your cleansing skin wash it says about a pea size and that is helpful... what would be a good amount for this product? Thanks!


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Fill the well of your hand with product to work all over. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hello, I recently bought the precleanse. I suffer from a lot of acne and sweat profusely when I go to the gym. Should I use this to take my makeup off before going to the gym so my pores are clean prior to my workout or just after the gym prior to showering/ my regular facial cleanser. Thank you !


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Ultra Calming Cleanser before and after your workout to avoid stripping/over cleansing your skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I've had issues with milia and sebaceous hyperplasia and want to make sure precleanse is ok to use in these instances?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, you can use Precleanse with those conditions. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Should I use a precleanse, if so which one? I have sensitive skin, prone to fine red bump reactions on cheeks when aggravated, hormonal breakouts usually chin or one or two anywhere on face. I have visible pores on nose and cheeks. I get oily in the tzone area dry to normal anywhere else. Dry maybe of oily reducing cleanser. I'm 43, dark brown skin. I was considering the calming line. But there are no calming product in either pre cleanse oil or balm or micro/superfoliant. What products should I consider as my day and night routine?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Try this regimen: AM Ultra Calming Cleanser Multi Active Toner Calm Water Gel PM Precleanse Ultra Calming Cleanser Daily Microfoliant Multi Active Toner Calm Water Gel Kind Regards, Bernadette


Hello, How many times a day are you supposed to use the precleanse?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use it at night before using your traditional cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can this product be used while pregnant?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes but always check with your doctor. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Can I use this on sensitive rosacea prone skin?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes it is for all skin types unless you are specifically allergic to a certain ingredient. You can always do a patch test to be sure. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I just started using this a few days ago morning and night. Am I only supposed to use it at night?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is your preference. Some people use it morning and night for the cleanest skin. Others use it at night to wash away the day. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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