Dermalogica PreCleanse 150ml

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Dermalogica PreCleanse 150ml


Effortlessly melt away impurities with Dermalogica PreCleanse, the ultimate first step in any double-cleanse skincare routine. This nourishing cleansing oil works to gently but thoroughly remove makeup, sunscreen, pollutants, and excess sebum, leaving skin feeling ultra-clean and ready for the second step.


Formulated with ultra-soft Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils plus hydrating Essential Fatty Acids, this formulation calms skin and can even be used as a gentle eye makeup remover. Perfect for oily complexions, Dermalogica PreCleanse helps to unclog and clean pores. PreCleanse enables your favourite Dermalogica cleanser to work more efficiently and effectively.


Key benefits of Dermalogica PreCleanse:

  • Deep-cleansing oil to remove heavy or oil-based ingredients from skin
  • Removes waterproof makeup, including eye makeup
  • Lightweight formulation for oily skin
  • Uses Kukui Oil and Apricot Oil to clean skin
  • Enriched with Rice Bran and Vitamin E to hydrate and soothe complexions
  • The first step in a double-cleanse routine
  • Allows your second cleanser to work more effectively


What are the key ingredients in Dermalogica PreCleanse?

Dermalogica PreCleanse purifies and fortifies the skin with Kukui Oil and Apricot Oil. This cleansing oil is also enriched with Rice Bran and Vitamin E, which help to soothe and condition skin for the most gentle finish.


Dermalogica PreCleanse has been formulated without artificial colours and fragrances, and is paraben- and cruelty-free.


How do you use Dermalogica PreCleanse?

  • Add the face wash to dry hands.
  • Apply directly to dry face and massage into the skin, including the eye area.
  • Wet hands and massage the skin again to emulsify the formula into a light, milky texture.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Follow with the second step in your Dermalogica cleansing routine.


Who should use Dermalogica PreCleanse?

Dermalogica PreCleanse can benefit all skin types, as it is the perfect first step in a double-cleanse routine. This oil cleanser is particularly good for oily skin, as it effortlessly removes makeup and impurities without causing congestion.


Is Dermalogica PreCleanse good for dry skin?

For dry skin, follow Dermalogica PreCleanse with a nourishing and hydrating cleanser. On its own, the cleansing oil does not hydrate dry skin deeply enough.


Is Dermalogica PreCleanse good for oily skin?

Dermalogica PreCleanse is perfect for oily skin types, as it thoroughly cleanses the skin of impurities whilst balancing the natural sebum levels.


Is Dermalogica PreCleanse good for acne?

Dermalogica PreCleanse works well for acne-prone skin, as it delivers a thorough cleanse without causing any skin congestion. This oil cleanser removes acne-causing bacteria, minimises blackheads, and rids skin of excess sebum.


Is Dermalogica PreCleanse good for sensitive skin?

Dermalogica PreCleanse is very gentle on the skin and is a great choice for sensitive skin. PreCleanse is also formulated without parabens, artificial colours, and fragrances, so it is less likely to cause irritation.

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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Decyl Olive Esters, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben.


How to use Dermalogica PreCleanse 

  •  Remove eye and lip make-up by dispensing onto damp cotton. 
  • Shake a generous amount of PreCleanse into dry hands and spread between the palms. 
  • Starting at the neck, spread PreCleanse across the face by using light, upward circles with fingertips.
  • Continue by circling chin and cheeks, paying special attention to areas of congestion. 
  • Use one fingertip on both sides of the nostril, then circle around the side and top of the nose. 
  • Come between the eyebrows and continue circles over forehead, making sure to include the hairline. 
  • Wet hands and massage over PreCleanse to create a light, milky emulsion. 
  • Remove PreCleanse by rinsing thoroughly with warm water. 
  • Commence second cleanse with recommended Dermalogica Cleanser. 

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Holy grail!!! - 17-04-2018 by

Dermalogica pre cleanse is by far my favourite skincare product that I have ever tried. Most effective oil based cleanser that effectively draws out all dirt and make up so that you can go in for a second cleanse with your normal cleanser and have beautiful fresh skin. So good for every skin type and condition and I recommend it to everyone.

Good cleansing oil - 16-04-2018 by

I used this product on and off for many years. It removes makeup effectively, isn’t drying on the skin, and is pleasant to use (it emulsifies nicely and has a pretty but inoffensive smell). I do find this overpriced though and the packaging is suboptimal - the outside of the bottle always felt oily no matter how careful I was! In my view, a simpler micellar water works just as well as a first cleansing step. I do understand the love for this product though and I think it is a good option for those who prefer an oil cleanser.

Great for a double cleanse - 05-04-2018 by

I received the sample size of this recently, and had been using a balm as my pre cleanse previously.

It is quite thin/runny, which was an adjustment from the balm I had used previously, so I did lose some product the first time as it ran between my fingers.

I love the smell of this, it feels luxurious and leaves my skin clean and supple. I will definitely be purchasing it in a full size. It made short work of my Estee Lauder Double Wear.

If you haven't used an oil cleanser before, definitely give it a chance!

LOVE - 29-03-2018 by

This is my first go at double cleansing with an oil cleanser at first and I am loving it. This product smells amazing, melts away all traces of makeup (even my thick Estée Lauder double wear + full coverage powder!). Unlike other reviews I do not experience spillage into the sink when I pump into my hand.

I sorta get the hype... - 06-03-2018 by

I only sorta get the hype surrounding this product. Granted - it works super well and does what it says it'll do (i.e. remove all traces of makeup and leave skin feeling clean, plump and softened) but what I don't get is WHY Dermalogica would put citrus oil in a product that you are meant to use around the eyes?!? I don't have very sensitive eyes at all (I dont wear glasses or contacts) and yet after prolonged use, this oil makeup remover starts to sensitise my eyes. For that reason I wouldn't repurchase this product.

Could be better - 06-03-2018 by

Works ok to remove make-up, but I tend to need quite a lot for this product to work effectively. It also has too much of a thin consistency so I end up losing some product in the sink whilst pumping it into my hand. Overall, I have used better oil-based make up removers. Sadly as a Dermalogica fan, this is not a product I will be repurchasing.

Wasn't sure at first - 06-03-2018 by

I received this as a sample, but now I want to purchase.

I have over 40 skin and have been using Micellar Water as my pre-cleanse. This products smells heavenly, very herbal and calming and it really does a fantastic job. I use it on my face before getting into the shower, where I lather up, rinse and cleanse with my other cleansers. Skin feels great afterwards.

BUY IT RIGHT NOW! - 21-02-2018 by

I had wanted to buy this for about 12 months but never did. Just didn’t see the sense in spending money on an additional product I didn’t absolutely need BUT holy moly, this stuff has been a game changer. It melts off my make-up super quickly, it’s so satisfying that I genuinely look forward to it. I had been using make-up wipes or micellar water to take off the bulk of my make-up before cleansing. It used to take a while and I was going through that many cotton pads. This stuff feels great and works quickly. Can’t believe I’ve gone without this for so long. Buy it!!

New - 19-02-2018 by

I've only just started using this and I have to say that I am already seeing the benefits to having it in my routine. It removes makeup so easily and smells amazing. Such a great product to have in your kit!

Amazing product - 14-02-2018 by

Been using this product for years and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. It gets rid of any makeup including waterproof makeup instantly aswell as helping to get all the dirt and bacteria off the skin. I have oily and breakout probe skin, precleanse works so well for my skin and doesn’t strip any of my natural oils. Would highly recommend to everyone as a makeup remover/precleanse.

Keep going back - 08-02-2018 by

I have tried so many oil makeup removers and I just keep going back to this one. This has got to be the best on the market. I use this as my first step in my nighttime cleansing routine when I’m wearing makeup. 2-3 pumps rubbed straight onto a dry face rubbing off the makeup (including eyes!) and gradually adding water and emulsify. Rinse face throughly and walah! Makeup is gone! Follow up with your cleanser etc. I love this product because there is no fragrance, it’s gentle on eyes and I don’t need to use any other makeup removing products. This replaces the makeup removing wipe and my skin is thanking me for it! For days where I wear heavy eye make up I may use an eye makeup remover but if I didn’t have any then this would do the job still. Always in my shower - love it! No other cleansing oil like it.

GREAT PRODUCT BUT! - 16-01-2018 by

I have been using this product for 2 weeks now. I have combination oily skin. I do like the Dermologica PreCleanse but I do find that I need to use a eye makeup remover first. I am I makeup artist so at times my makeup can be quite heavy. So going in first with an eye makeup remover and then going in with the Dermalogica Pre Cleanse on dry skin massaged for 15 seconds it does remove my base beautifully. And I love the smell its delicious! I then follow on with the Dermologica Skin Kit for Normal to oily skin and its a power house for your skin. Would recommend to everyone!

Does the job - 20-12-2017 by

I've used up a couple of bottles of this and it works well. It gets all my makeup off, doesn't feel like it's stripping my skin or clogging my pores. It doesn't make me break out and doesn't smell bad. The only issues are that when it's near the end of the bottle you have to take out the pump to get the last bit of cleanser (I was tipping little bits into my hand for at least a week) and the other issue is that it's quite expensive for something that goes down the drain. I like it and it lasts a fair while.

Obsessed with this pre cleanser - 29-11-2017 by

I've been using this product since it was released. It's non-drying & is awesome for getting off make up & sunscreen. Highly recommended!!

Great makeup remover - 10-10-2017 by

I received a free sample of this and was devastated when I knocked it over and the packaging broke. However, I managed to get a couple of weeks of usage out of the bottle. It's a great makeup remover and I will be repurchasing this product in the future

Good for makeup wearers - 04-10-2017 by

I don't wear a lot of makeup but when I do this is great to melt it off before using my normal cleanser. Very strong lavender smell which I like but may be a turn off if you don't like lavender. My face feels super soft after using this.

irreplaceable - 27-09-2017 by

I have combination/normal skin and I often wear quite alot of makeup. I find this product leaves my face squeaky clean without drying, tightening or irritating my skin at all. I cannot see myself using any other product. I use this paired with the dermologica special cleaning gel and together they are unbeatable. I have tried many high-end makeup removers like Estee lauder, Shiseido and Clinique but this is the product that I always keep going back to. 100% recommend to everyone. A must-have for your skincare routine

Effortless - 27-09-2017 by

Small amount of this precleanse dissolves stubborn makeup effortlessly.

Skin isn't left tight and dehydrated

Use this product every evening to remove my makeup and am pleased with its thoroughness

Makes getting rid of my makeup a breeze! - 20-09-2017 by

I LOVE this product. I used to use a face wipe to try get rid of the majority of makeup before using a cleanser, but it would never do the job properly and even after cleansing I would have some makeup on my face still. This pre-cleanse is a life saver. I can't believe how well it takes off my makeup. I was worried using an oil based product but my skin feels amazing! Highly recommend

Holy grail cleanser - 18-09-2017 by

I am someone who often wear alot of makeup, and this cleansing oil, paired with the dermalogica special cleansing gel is a fool proof combination. I have combination skin and the oil doesn't dry out my skin , or leaves my skin leaving tight, when I use it at night. Sometimes I tend to over cleanse my face to reapply makeup for different events , and my skin does feel abit tight but the dermalogica toner and some moisture is a quick fix. I have tried many alternatives , like the Clinique cleansing balm etc and now have come close this product. The only downside is that it doesn't really remove eye makeup well. I reccomend this to everyone. Wonderful product and lasts quite awhile

Total aromatherapy experience! - 03-09-2017 by

I received a sample of this in the Dry Skin kit and loved it so much I purchased the bottle. It's supposed to be used as a pre-cleanse and then followed by a cleanser but I just use it on its own. I find that if I use a cleanser after it, it takes away that beautiful feel and smell the pre-cleanse gives you. Definitely recommend this product to anyone with dry skin!

Really good - 07-08-2017 by

High Recommended!!

Gentle but effective way to remove makeup - 21-06-2017 by

I received a sample of this at my last spa treatment and was hooked. It is a lovely way to take your makeup off. I do use it on my eyes but find I still need to use an eye makeup remover to totally get rid of my non-waterproof mascara. Half a pump onto my dry hands then massaged onto my dry face, massage for 30 seconds then I jump into the shower for the rest of my cleansing routine. I have mature mostly dry skin with oily t-zone and I wear medium to heavy makeup daily. This does the job for me. I would give it 5 stars if it took off mascara as well.

Absolute favorite - 16-10-2016 by

This is by far my favourite beauty item. It literally melts your makeup away, it's amazing. I use it before I use my cleanser at night and it leaves your face so so soft. It's an oil but in no way does it make your face oily, its actually really good for people with oily skin. You'll vastly reduce the amount of breakouts you have using this as just a cleanser leaves quite a lot of makeup that you never actually notice. Cannot recommed it enough!!

You need this in your life - 02-09-2016 by

This product is absolutely incredible! It is an oil which literally melts a majority of your makeup off and does wonders when paired with a seperate cleanser afterwards. It can be used alone, I do this in the morning. I couldn't recommend this it right now!

A complete game changer & must have product! - 05-11-2015 by

I was a little baffled when a friend of mine recommended this product as the idea of adding extra oil to my already oily/congested skin didn't really appeal to me but since adding the pre-cleanse to my routine I have never looked back! A little goes a long long way. It literally melts away all makeup including eye makeup and even heavy makeup from a night out. It doesn't leave me that tight skinned feeling that most makeup removers do either. I found using it before cleansing really allowed my cleanser to get to work and penetrate the skin a lot better than just using straight over makeup. An absolute must have product that I can't live without now! I even have the travel sizes for when I go away - the hype is all worth it!

Worth the hype - 19-05-2015 by

I ordered this under recommendation from my beauty therapist.
I never really felt like my skin was clean after removing make-up & even cleansing in the shower.
This has definitely been a game changer for me as it's so simple to just pump a dose onto my palm and massage over my face for a good 30 seconds before adding water & building into a bit of a lather. I then wipe or rinse off & can feel how clean my skin is & it is so amazingly gentle.
Appreciate that it is counter-intuitive to use oil as a cleanser, but it works!

My favourite makeup remover - 24-06-2014 by

Hands-down, this is my favourite makeup remover. I use it at the end of every day before my cleansing routine, and it effectively melts even waterproof liner and mascara right off, letting my cleanser actually get through to my skin.

It also works great as a one-step remove and cleanse on a late night after I've been out - I use this to remove all my makeup and my skin always feels clean enough to chuck on some moisturiser so I can get to sleep quickly and then do a proper cleanse in the morning.

Never thought I'd need this... - 03-11-2013 by

I thought a 'pre-cleanse' was a bit of overkill until I tried this. I'm getting a really good clean without stripping my skin. All my eye makeup comes off without with one wipe of a cotton pad. I used to find washing my makeup off at night a bit of a chore, but now I actually look forward to doing it because I like the lovely smell of this product and how my skin feels afterwards. A little bit goes a long way so I can see the bottle lasting me a very long time. I follow with the Dermalogica skin renewal cleanser and I feel like that cleanser actually gets to do its job properly because I've taken my makeup off with the precleanse first.

An oil to clean? - 19-09-2013 by

Do not judge a book by it's cover. The same applies in this instance! Although the product does come as an oil, it does wonders. It removes all of that stubborn makeup, bacteria and sweat particles prior to cleansing your face. This is so the cleanser can get into all the nooks and crannys properly and do what it's actually meant to rather than just skimming the surface and removing all of these imperfections as it cleanses.
The product is expensive for what it is, however adore beauty have it at the best price i have seen online. I would recommend this to anyone who wears makeup daily, works out regularly and has problematic skin including clogged pores.

Excellent - 01-09-2013 by

This product is excellent. My face feels so clean and I don't need to use another cleanser.

Love this cleanser - 09-04-2013 by

Such a fantastic product that truly removes all gunk from your face. You know how you think you've washed your face and then you find mascara residue on the towel when you are drying your face? Well that doesn't happen anymore.

Pre Cleanse is used before your proper cleanser which sounds excessive but is a quick and easy clean than allows your real cleanser to get in and do it's job.

Seriously, it works.

Cleaner skin - 14-02-2013 by

I was having trouble finding a cleanser which would remove zinc based sunscreens. I have oily sensitive skin, so I was looking for something not harsh and not too rich which would do the job.
This is easy to use before cleansing gel to effectively remove makeup and suncreens. My skin is less congested from using this regularly.
Can't say that I like the smell very much, but that's not a huge issue.

Get this now! - 30-01-2013 by

What can i say that hasnt already been said?
Fantastic addition to the routine, removes all dirt and grime, and the extra step in the routine makes sure you give your skin the TLC it deserves.
If you want fresh, clean, sparkly skin, add this to your cart!

- 29-11-2010 by

Great at removing make up, especially oil based products. definitely needs to be followed by single or double cleanse. Has a nice smell and is a great start to a daily skin care regime

- 13-10-2009 by

Easily removes makeup and leaves skin feeling soft and refreshed. I still follow with another cleanser but it is excellent for removing Invisible Zinc and Mineral Makeup. Plesant smell.

- 13-09-2009 by

This has become a staple in my PM routine to get rid of all the dirt and grime that has gathered on my skin throughout the day. Absolutely love this product and would definitely buy again. Another HG!

- 24-08-2009 by

What a difference this has made to my skin! Who would've thought you'd need to clean your skin BEFORE you clean it!? I use this a make-up remover too and works great. It really does get rid of the daily dirt and grime. Has a pleasant smell and so very easy to use. Will be sticking with this one for a long time!

- 16-06-2009 by

Love the feeling of this on my skin and it smells nice too. Has made a difference to my congested areas. Am using it in the pm to remove make up and general grime. All round great product.

- 26-11-2008 by

I was introduced to Dermalogica's PreCleanse just recently and I am in love with this product! Use this BEFORE your cleanser and it will attract and remove all traces of oil from the skin accumulated by your cosmetics, your skin and the environment, add water and it is gone. My skin is already so much cleaner after using PreCleanse a few times and I will be recommending this to all of my friends! A+

- 04-09-2008 by

This is Dermalogica's stand-out product, where the others are nice but don't deliver the 'wow' factor-this sure beats double-cleansing and is particularly good for oily skins. There is A LOT of it so it's good value, too!

- 13-08-2008 by

I only had a sample of this but i loved it and wanted to buy it so bad. It removed all my make up and was easy to use in the shower. My skin felt great afterwards. I would like to repurchase this in the future.

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