Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm 85g
4.6 of 92 reviews
4 instalments of $14.85
4 instalments of $14.85
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The perfect first step to your double cleanse routine is the new PreCleanse Balm by Dermalogica. This water-activated balm-to-oil cleanser breaks down excess oil, makeup (even waterproof), environmental pollutants and residual product buildup. .
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4.6 of 92 reviews
86% recommend this product
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Obsessed!!verified purchaserAbsolutely obsessed with this!! I love the way it feels and the cleanser mit just makes it 1000 times better. Highly recommend!
Not sure...This product is definitely just 'okay' for me. Nothing to write home about. I didn't really see a dramatic change in my skin, and it goes very quickly!
Gentle cleanseI love this product.
Another great dermalogica product.
Beautiful and gentle cleanser.
Leaves skin cleansed but not stripped.
Removes makeupLove this balm -- it also removes most of my makeup with cleansing.
GreatThis melts my makeup off easily and works well for my oily skin
Still unsure...Whilst I love the balm, it gets liquid-y on hot days and seeps through the lid. In saying that, it does feel nice against the skin and I love the mitt it comes with. I'm a few weeks in and still unsure of the product, I might revert back to Dermalogica's pre-cleanse oil which was my fail-safe I got the balm..
Good but not greatverified purchaserI prefer a normal oil cleanser to this balm. For me it felt like the balm stuck to my skin a little and was harder to get off. I expected more for the price tag. I use a much cheaper oil cleanser now as my pre-cleanse and have been happier with the results. I do like the silicone mitt that it comes with though.
Seriously pro cleanserI bought the travel size to take with me while I was travelling and I loved it! It’s so gentle but it still removed all my sunscreen and left my skin so clean and soft! When I run out I will be repurchasing in the full size as I actually prefer it to my usual cleanser!
Great product, packaging needs improvementverified purchaserI use the precleanse oil but got this when it first came out. The balm is amazing and does the job but during warmer weather it leaks, can get quite messy. Sticking with the precleanse oil for now
Lovely and creamyA lovely cleanser to use in the evening. Use it an massage it over your skin, and i will loosen makeup and cleanse your skin. Follow with a regular cleanser and you will have thoroughly cleansed and makeup free skin
Favourite precleanseThis balm is so nice and soothing and removes makeup well, especially when you use the mitt with it. It washes off well and doesn't feel as if it leaves any residue behind like other precleanses do sometimes. It does its job well.
I like to use this with the special cleansing gel and daily microfoliant, such a great combination of products and always leaves my skin feeling smooth and soft.
Pre cleanseThis Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm is a rich, nourishing balm that removes dirt and excess oil!
Gets rid of all traces of make-upI received a sample of this with a recent order and used it at the end of the day after wearing a full face of make-up. It managed to melt away all the foundation I had on, without leaving my skin dry or irritated. It was effective yet very gentle, so all up a very good product.
Dermalogica PreCleanse BalmI bought the travel size to take with me while I was travelling and I loved it! It’s so gentle but it still removed all my sunscreen and left my skin so clean and soft! When I run out I will be repurchasing in the full size as I actually prefer it to my usual cleanser!
Remove the day awayI have been using the dermalogica pre cleanse oil for years and then they brought out the balm which I prefer as it is easier to apply and doesnt cause wastage.
I love the smell of the plant based oils and the balm takes off my make up easily without much work.
Love itThis makes my skin feel amazing and I know when I have used this product in my skin routine. Absolute must have!
Great for heavier makeupI enjoy using this when I have heavier makeup on or have particularly dry skin, more so than the pre cleanse oil. It just breaks down thicker foundation, dark eye makeup, and waterproof eyeliner/mascara really wonderfully, and it’s hydrating as well.
Love thisI have acne prone, dry and sensitive skin and this cleanser didn’t irritate my skin. I use it in the morning before applying makeup and in the evening. So far so good. Definitely recommend for sensitive skin.
Great for removing makeup!I love this for taking my makeup off! Can't say I love the price though. It is thick and oily so no good for eyelash extensions. It definitely gives your face a good clean but isnt for anyone who hates the feeling of thick products on their skin.
Prefer the precleanse oilAs much as both products do really well in taking stubborn makeup off, the oil is much lighter and easier to work with.
The balm is so thick and because stubborn make up is usually eye makeup, it gets hard to run off completely and feels like it gets into my eyes because it definitely stings a lot when I try to sleep.
Because of the nature of the thick texture, you’d have to use a go...Read More
Great additional cleansing stepI tried this as I received a sample, and I really like it. I already have a 3 step cleansing program as I wear a lot of make up and have oily skin. While I don't use this everyday, it is a good additional step on those days I wear heavier make up. I use it between my usual make up remover and cleanser. I love the fresh feeling it gives and it doesn't dry out my skin. Would like to purchase a small...Read More
Better than the originalI much prefer this over the original precleanse oil as it’s much more hydrating
great as makeup removalI bought this product recently and it came with a cleanse mit which I loved as much as the product itself.
I use this in the shower before I cleanse and it works flawlessly, It takes off all of my makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean.
When I cleanse I know it's actually working after everything is taken off thanks to this balm. Its really easy to use and sprea...Read More
Feels amazing!Love this to remove and really dislodge heavy makeup, especially around the eyes (I don’t have time to always use eye makeup remover) I’m an oily/normal skin type and don’t feel it leaves me too oily! A little seriously goes along way! And the mitt it comes with is great! Love using it with foaming cleansers aswell. One star off only because I do find you have to really work it to get abit of an e...Read More
I LOVE ITIt's like having a mini facial at home. I absolutely love using this before I hop in the shower at the end of the day, before using cleanser. It works really well on my acne and oil prone skin, I even love it that it feels like some of the balm is left on my skin as it feels amazing and absorbs well. Smells like I'm in the salon :)
So effectiveThe Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm is the perfect step in my cleansing routine. It removes all traces of the day's makeup gently and leaves my face ready for a good clean to get into the pores! Definitely would recommend.
I have oily, sensitive skin.
Less Waste and More Effective Than the Oil!I really, REALLY like this product and will most likely purchase more in the foreseeable future.
You only need a very small amount to get full face and neck coverage plus the exfoliating mitt is such a handy tool included in the mix.
Great for sensitive skin and noses. Even though threes a mild scent it's not overpowering or irritating. It does a great job of removing m...Read More
Good but not greatI personally prefer the precleanse oil. I feel like the balm doesnt work quite as good and leaves more of an oily residue when wiping it off than the oil does. Does the job and removes makeup etc but wouldnt buy this one again
absolutely love love love thisI will never, ever use any other pre-cleanser - I've lost count of how many times I've repurchased this.
I love how thick the balm is, it smells a little lavender-y but definitely not overwhelming, and my sensitive skin is a very, very happy camper. Dissolves all my makeup and sunscreen ready for the next cleanse. I don't use the silicone mitt that comes with it with the balm though ...Read More
Prefer originalI definitely prefer the original Dermalogica PreClense rather than this balm. I don't feel like it removes quite all of my makeup like the other one does. I do prefer the balm for travelling though, because the oil is too messy to pack.
Love!I received a sample of this and have since bought 3 tubes. Is so good at emulsifying and removing all my makeup and leaving my skin soft and dewy. I have sensitive skin and I have never had a break out with this product. Its not oily and it lasts for ages as you dont need much. Great addition a must buy.
This stuff is awesomeLove it. Great to get makeup off before cleansing to actually get a deeper cleanse. Removes makeup so well!
YES! this stuff is greatI received a sample of the original PreCleanse and quite liked it but given I've got dryer skin I decided to purchase the full size Balm instead. I notice that the balm is in the top 10 Dermalogica products so I guess that people quite like it! My skin feels sooo clean and plump after using this, I can really tell the difference between just using a cleanser on its own.
I always wond...Read More
Great for travelI like to keep the oil for regular use and the balm for travel. The balm is fantastic but you tend to use a bit more of it so would be better to keep for travel as no risk of leaking etc.
I use everyday to help take off my makeup. My skin is ALWAYS feeling better after I use this balm.
I have normal skin type
Leaves a film on the skinI ordered this nearly 12 months ago and still have half a tube as I find that unless I use a cloth with it there is a film left on the skin.
Better than the precleanse oil!I much prefer the balm over the pre cleanse oil! I found this one much more hydrating and I love that it comes with the little cleansing mitt as it leaves your skin feeling so super soft and clean afterwards! I have a normal/oily skin type and it has never caused congestion or breakouts. Perfect makeup remover!!!
Feels greatMy review is going to compare the precleanse Oil by Dermalogica, with this product.
The balm feels much nicer on the skin - the mitt is a great addition too. It's not a messy product, and doesn't leak.
I personally will always go back to the oil though. It doesn't feel as nice on the skin but the balm doesn't get as much off as the oil.
GoodI bought this small tube just try it, and I love it. It came with a small buffing type bit, and it works great. I'll definitely buy a large one next
Prefer this over the oilI have used the precleanse oil for many years and didn’t know how a balm would compare.
I much prefer the balm and find although they’re both effective that the balm seems to be more hydrating on the skin and I find I waste less product.
I apply it onto my face and use the brush which is provided and I find it’s super effective at removing all the makeup including waterproof mascara.
A must have for makeup removalThis is my new favourite product. I had been using the precleanse but found it to be very messy when travelling. The balm is firmer than a cream when you dispense it but emulsifies into an oil and then into a milk when you add water. I did find it tough to get out of the tube on a cold day but prefer the balm over the oil hands down. I like wearing foundation but never felt I was removing it all a...Read More
GoodIf you're a sucker for oil cleansers than this is perfect. Smells so goood.
Not greatI definitely recommend Dermalogicas Precleanse in the oil form, it’s much more effective and doesn’t feel overly thick like this one. If you have super dry skin it’s probably worth buying but it’s too rich and leaves a greasy film on your skin.
Worth it!I tried this after receiving a sample and immediately went and bought the full size. It is great for a pre cleanse, removes any excess makeup and makes my skin feel super clean! I also love that you receive a new cleansing mitt with each bottle!
great product!This is great for removing any remaining makeup for glowing clear skin
Scrub mit to hardThis product is ok, smells alright.. the mit though they give you was too hard for my skin. I have brought this product before and I don’t remember it being that hard.. won’t be buying again
AmazingI think it is absolutely essential to pre-cleanse and properly remove makeup. I did not realise how much makeup could be left on the skin after cleansing, but with this pre-cleanse there is no makeup left and my skin is looking much clearer.
Excellent first cleanseThis product is fantastic. The squeeze like tube packaging is very sleek and travel friendly, and the product comes out easily. The balm itself is quite thick and you actually need very little to cleanse your whole face. I use it as a first cleanse to remove any makeup or sunscreen I have had on, and for the majority of uses it takes of every single bit, sometimes I don't even need to second clea...Read More
amazing differencetried this and was surprised to see what a huge difference it made to my skin, double cleansing made more effective
Silky smoothI bought this after I got a free sample sachet from my previous order and I loved it straight away. I had no idea pre cleansing was a thing but this balm makes my skin feel noticeably nicer when I include this in my routine. I use it every couple of days in the morning. It does sting my eyes if I'm not careful when I wash it off but otherwise I love it and will defiantly be purchasing again!
Squeaky clean feelI have oily combination skin and this product simply melts my make up away. Great as your first cleanse and followed with a foaming cleanser. It’s very gentle but effective. Easy to use and does not feel tacky or leave a residue. Definitely recommend this product.
A new must haveI decided to try the pre cleanse balm after a friend recommended it to me. My skin is so normal it’s almost boring! I struggled to ever feel like it was totally clean even though I never suffered breakouts.
My first night using this I was in love, the texture is amazing and it massages into my face beautifully. I followed with the daily microfoliant, toner, serum and night cream. My skin wa...Read More
Good make up removerI tried the Dermalogica PreCleanse after receiving a sample from Adore Beauty. I found that it left my sensitive skin a little dry after a double cleanse, so gave this PreCleanse balm a go. I found it didn't dry my skin out at all, and wasn't as messy to use as the PreCleanse oil. However, it didn't remove quiet as much make up as the oil formulation. Even so, after the double cleanse my skin was ...Read More
Prefer the oilI have tried both the balm and the oil. The oil is hands down my favourite product but I think the balm is better to travel with
Such a nice ProductThis is so beautiful to use, smells and feels great. Leaves the skin super clean but the packaging needs to be changed so it's easier to distribute and get all of the product out. Not a fan of the mit it comes with.
Perfect for heavy makeupThis thick paste took everything off! Stuck on eyelashes, copious coats of mascara, everything! I recommend squeezing out a little, spreading over your face to melt it a little before using the pad for additional cleaning. Great product, but if too pasty for your liking, check out the pre-cleanse oil version. It works just as well!
good 1st cleansei decided to give this a try because i love the pre-cleanse oil and i fell inlove with it, it removes all my makeup, and dirt and oil leaving my face ready for the actual cleanse, it smell amazing and feels amazing, and ive never felt so clean
Its amazing!I pair the precleanse balm with my special cleansing gel. The two together are absolutely amazing! Its great for sensitive skin! Its easy to use and it leaves your skin feeling clean and hydrated. Its amazing!
Great combo!I use this at night, whether I wear makeup or not. It completely dissolves all traces of any stay-put foundation AND provides extra moisture to my skin, which is super-dry AND sensitive due to medical conditions. If I wore makeup, I follow with the special cleansing gel. The cleansing mitt is an added bonus, and I use it with both the balm and the cleansing gel. I hope they never stop making eithe...Read More
Not my favourite productThe product was nice and creamy but a little too oily for my skin.
Great for skincare routineIf you ever feel like your cleanser isn't getting everything.. you are probably right. This is the best product ever as it preps your skin for your cleanser. It works wonders. Best part is you can use on your eyes too!
Great productI can't imagine ever going to back to cleansing my face without this product. I wear heavy foundation every day (Napoleon - Stroke of Genius: Liquid Cashmere) and water-proof mascara. This product removes it all and leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean. I do find that it can sting the eyes a bit, so be careful around the eye area. Also, use the mitt gently as you will still get your desired effect...Read More
love itLove this. Used a whole bottle and when I ran out decided to try the normal precleanse (the oil) instead. I honestly like both. The balm is a little thicker, a bit more nourishing and more travel friendly but I feel like I'm using more product with the balm. I love that with both of these products I'm not wasting heaps of cotton rounds or make up wipes. I honestly love them both and I don't know w...Read More
Love this product!I love this product, it takes all of my makeup off with a little bit of balm and I have noticed a difference in my skin. The free glove is amazing as well!
5 star!Amazing product! Effectively cleanses away make up and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clear.
Love this ProductI have been using this product for a week and what a difference. Finally a product that really cleanses my skin. So easy to use and I love the glove that comes with it. Highly recommended
Love this stuffI received a sample of the pre cleanse balm with other purchases, after using the sample I was hooked on it and had to buy it. It leaves your skin feeling to soft and clean. It smells lovely and really hydrates my skin. Love it
Liked it but love the original PreCleanse moreI have been using PreCleanse (the original) for around 4 years and was quite excited when this balm was released as i thought it would travel better (the other one tends to leak a little) however I just didnt like it as much as the original. Its good, and feels nice but its just a little thick for my liking and I didnt like the scent as much as the original PreCleanse.
Completely melts makeup offI first purchased the pre-cleanse oil and although I loved how it worked, I found I wasted a lot of product as it would seep out of the pump. When the balm was released I knew I would love it, and I was right. No cleanser removes my make up like pre cleanse. I will purchase this product again and again. Love it!
Fulfills all its promisesI’m 52 and am very aware that clean skin is sooo important. I have found this product perfect for precleansing because it nourishes the skin rather than depleting it of oils. I love using the applicator, so much better than micro beads for a gentle exfoliation. I’m on my third tube an will continue using this as part of my daily cleansing routine.
Amazing for dry sensitive skinI have dry sensitive skin and did not like the oil version of this. The balm is easy to use and I love the cleansing mitt! I use my hands to rub it into my face first then I apply a little bit of water and go over my face with the mitt then rinse and use my usual cleanser.
Not in love with it.I think my expectations were high with this product and I was really excited to try it. I already double cleanse because I wear a lot of makeup and didn't find this any better than cleaners I have used in the past. I had to use a large amount to get off my makeup and this seemed to leave an oily residue on my skin so I always have to use a significant amount of my second cleanser. It does a fine ...Read More
Everyone needs to use Precleanse!Have you ever washed your face thinking all the make up was gone, only to dry your face and see your towel still has make up on?
Precleanse stops this from happening!
Use it before you wash your face and all of your make up will actually be removed. I use a very heavy coverage foundation (Estee Lauder Double Wear) and sometimes I would have to wash my face with a cleanser 3 tim...Read More
Game ChangerYou can't go wrong with this Dermalogica Pre Cleanse Balm. This is the first pre cleanse balm I have ever used and the formulation is gorgeous. It feels super soft and glides on to the skin nicely. It pairs perfectly with their gel cleanser. This product is a game changer and would definitely recommend giving it a go.
Best makeup remover, particularly for drier skinsI am 61 years old and wear sunscreen and makeup each day. My skin also tends to be on the drier side and this calm is absolutely wonderful at removing the day completely. I love using the mitt which comes with the product as it gives a really good cleanse without drying my skin. This is the 3rd tube I am ordering..it lasts and comes in a travel friendly tube as well. I even use it to removed eye m...Read More
Amazing makeup remover!I have been using preclense for so long now. It’s amazing. It removes makeup and any dirt from the day so quickly and leaves my skin so soft and clean. I prefer the balm over the oil, I feel that it removes more and is much easier to use, the mit is so good. It really exfoliates your skin. Great price and it lasts about 2 months for me and I wear makeup everyday.
Good product, but not essential!I received a sample of the PreCleanse Balm with an adorebeauty order and was very excited to try it. I got about 10 uses out of the small sample bottle so was able to give it a good go to see if it was a product I would use! I wouldn't recommend it based on the following reasons. Using this product added an extra step to my nightly routine which I don't really have time for. I also found I had...Read More
not my favouriteI was in love the dermalogica precleanse oil and tried to give this balm a try. I have tried other balms like the clinque take the day off. Double cleansing is a must for me as I wear quite heavy makeup. I found the instructions on the box quite fustrating. It directs you to put the balm straaight on the mitt provided and massage onto dry skin.The balm ended up getting stuck in the bristle crevice...Read More
Great productThis product does exactly what it says it will, it is something I will always use in my skincare routine at the end of the day. I have used the pre cleanse oil from Dermalogica before, I honestly love both products equally and would recommend both, they work towards the same desired outcome. If I was to choose one it would be this one as I like that it comes with the silicone cleansing mitt, at th...Read More
The best makeup remover I have ever usedNormally wipes and micellar waters make me feel as though I am tugging at my skin even with a light hand. I had tried the precleanse oil front Dermalogica and still felt as though I was constantly tugging at my skin to get makeup off. If you're deciding between this and the Precleanse Oil, I recommend going with this. The Precleanse Balm is 100x better and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and smo...Read More
Indulgent night cleanseI Love both Dermalogica's Oil and Balm Pre-Cleanse. This one is super thick and indulgent, though once warmed up on the face, has a similar slip to the oil version. I find this one even more hydrating for the skin. Removes all makeup and leaves skin feeling plump and wonderful.
I'm in love!I received PreCleanse Balm as a sample and trying it was like discovering something amazing! I've used PreCleanse before and liked it, but rotated it with other products. The balm however I have repurchased twice now.
PreCleanse Balm shifts everything! I wasn't originally convinced by the accompanying glove but am now a total convert. The balm + glove combination is a super gentle way...Read More
The best!I love this cleansing balm. It is the best balm at removing makeup. Love that it comes in a travel friendly tube and also with a cleansing mitt. I can't recommend this product enough.
This bad boy works!I love the whole idea of this product. It takes away all traces of make up, and leaves your skin with a film like layer. Then the magic happens when you add water and it turns into an emulsion and washes off with ease. This tube has lasted forever. My skin feels super super after using it, even after exfoliating.
The BESTThis is the best cleanser I've used, better than micellar water, wipes, and other cleansing balms (including the clinique cleansing balm).
It is amazing at whisking all makeup off, including eye makeup and sunscreen, and the little mitt it comes with is absolutely lovely to use.
The balm itself smells beautiful, like an expensive spa product, and my skin feels so soft and...Read More
Very happy, would purchase againI have been using the PreCleanse Balm for 2 weeks now. So happy to have found this precleanser balm - it has made removing my makeup at the end of the day so much easier and really gets everything off before I cleanse.
The mitt is very handy to get makeup out of the spots that might normally need a bit of extra scrubbing (side of nose, eye lids, etc) without using any additional press...Read More
Exciting New ProductAs a lover the PreCleanse, I was excited to try this. I travel frequently and the packaging of this is ideal for travel.
I think it is a bit richer than the PreCleanse, but it is very effective and removes or I should say melts away even the heaviest makeup.
I love the mitt which comes with it,, and thinks its great each new tube will have a new mitt.
WowWow, I'm really love this product. It's a pre cleanse, but I find it cleansing enough on its own. I love rich hydrating cleansers, so this is perfect for my skin. the little massage cleansing tool that comes in the box is an absolutely gem! This gooey balm really works a treat and feels incredible on the skin. Winner.
You need this in your life!By far the most amazing cleanser around without a doubt! Texture is like when you leave your lip balm in the sun and it begins to soften. You only need a small amount and it just glides over the skin lovely, you don't need to apply pressure not even when your trying to remove mascara.
Removes all makeup with such ease that you wouldn't even need to follow up with another cleanser for that d...Read More
Removes all makeup!I have been using cleansing balms for the past year as they are better for sensitive/ dehydrated skin.
This one really works to remove all traces of make up in one wash without leaving any residue as long as you use a face cloth.
Removes makeup gently but effectively!I have used Dermalogica PreCleanse for a long time as it is one of the only products that removes my makeup without leaving my skin red and irritated. I love love love this PreCleanse Balm as it provides the same gentle removal power without leaving my skin feeling oily. I enjoy using this every night before my Dermalogica Cleanser for super soft and clean skin!
Best Cleansing Balm Ever!I like this better than the any other make up remover balm I've ever used! Only need a small amount to rub it between my fingers and massage my face for less than a minute and it's ready to be wiped off! Not as waxy as the some of the others and needs less waiting time to remove eye make up, melts really well. Suits my sometimes-dry skin.
Melts everything off - even waterproof mascara!I love this as the first step in my cleansing routine. I always double cleanse and usually use an oil first, but I dislike how messy these can get and sometimes they leave behind a oily residue on my skin. I love that this was a balm, it was super easy to use and it completely melted off all of my makeup - even waterproof mascara. If I was short on time I could definitely use this alone and either...Read More