I am a double cleanse person, so this product is so convenient for me. It removes every trace of make up, including eyes and water proof mascara. It leaves the skin soft and hydrated. I love the smell and the texture. I wash afterwards with a soft cleanser. If you only cleanse once, this is not for you though. I will repurchase forever.
I have oily skin and I really feel like this cuts through my greasy skin. I use this at night and follow with the special clearing gel. I love that it takes off makeup and I never have makeup residue on my towels after I think I cleansed my skin. I wish it emulsified more when I added water.
I don't really see what the fuss is about. I have a bunch of precleanse that I got as gifts with other dermalogica products. I use it as make-up remove if I've done a particularly heavy smokey eye but I don't think I'd ever pay money for it. When I used it as directed I just felt like I was rubbing oil on my face and that it wasn't really doing much. But I'm the kind of person that needs foamy to feel like I'm really cleansing.
I love the precleanse! It's an amazing product! I bought this after my skin therapist from Dermalogica put this on me in a treatment. At first I was skeptical as using it as a makeup remover because I've never had an oil as a makeup remover! But the first time I used it, it got off all my makeup and made my skin feel so smooth! I always follow up with special cleansing gel.
Just like some of the other posts have said, I never thought I would need a PreCleanse...until I tried it. I have quite dry skin in the winter and more dry/combo in summer, so I purchsed the Dermalogica dry kit from Ulta to help combat my flakiness and really baby my skin. The only problem is that the cleanser (Essential Cleansing Solution) doesn't really cleanse all my makeup off. I feel like I'm using a ton of it to feel remotely clean. I love the Special Cleansing Gel but I hate that it made my skin feel tight. I didn't want to cleanse my skin twice, so I tried the PreCleanse sample packet and I fell in love. I feel the makeup melting off my skin, my mascara breaking down, and my face feeling incredibly baby soft. Afterwards using the Essential Cleansing Solution was just perfect. I also use PTR Max Complexion Correction Pads a few times a week to gently exfoliate and this combined with the Dermalogica full regimine my skin has never felt more smooth, soft, and balanced. I don't feel like it dries my skin out at all, I use it twice a day mostly. I feel like my makeup applies better, lasts longer, I have fewer breakouts and less redness and uneveness. Go to Ulta and pick up a small bottle for $9.50 and give it a try for a few weeks. You'll be wondering how you ever did without it!!
This is a pretty good oil based makeup remover that you can use as the first step in the famous dermalogica 'double cleanse'. You have to follow the instructions otherwise it wont work properly!! I like the luxurious feeling and the beautiful smell and it leaves your skin feeling healthy and moist, not stripped or dry like most makeup removers! I didnt rate this 5/5 because i actually prefer to use the bioderma crealine to take my makeup off with because it does a better job as a makeup remover when i wear my waterproof foundation (mac face and body) and if I'm feeling lazy i dont have to use water with the bioderma nor do i have to do a second cleanse if i dont want to. I also find the oil a bit annoying when using it for my eye makeup as it kind of like leaves a coating over my eye ball that i dont enjoy washing out.
I feel like you don't know you need preclease until you have used it, then you can't live without it. I use this as the first step in my double cleanse, then I follow with special cleansing gel. I also use it as a makeup remover because I wear a lot of water proof mascara and it just breaks it right down so I can remove it easily with hurting my lashes, my lashes actually feel stronger from using it!
This is a seriously fantastic product. Having fairly oily skin I was at first put off by putting even more oil onto my face... But precleanse removes your makeup and any excess oil that has accumulated during the day. I wear a very heavy, waterproof foundation with dark smokey eyes usually and waterproof mascara... and I can honestly say I have never had to use this product twice as it does such a fantastic job removing my makeup the first time round. A lot of people are saying that it is pricey.. or they can remove their makeup with a product that *supposedly* removes and cleanses... but the truth is that if you look around, you can definitely get this product below the RRP and that cleaners that 'remove' your makeup a more than likely leaving residual makeup behind so you're not doing your skin any favours! Would highly recommend!
This used to be my go to make up remover (I've now been converted to Lush's Ultrabland cleanser) After reading some of the reviews on here, I think a lot of people are using it wrong, or not fully understanding its use. Its a PRE cleanse so you do need to cleanse your skin like normal afterwards (this is mainly what put me off as I was spending more money on a cleanser whereas Ultrabland removes make up and cleanses) You need to work about a 10p size piece into your dry face until its covered. Then wet your hands and rub together to form a milky emulsion. Transfer this onto your face so the precleanse goes from oily to milky on your face. Then wash it off like normal and cleanse afterwards. I really liked the citrus smell of this, it made me feel nice and fresh afterwards! It makes my skin feel moisturised due to the oil base but not greasy. It also removes allll my make up and I wear heavy eye products, but the fact I needed to cleanse afterwards wasn't a plus point for my laziness or my purse. I do like this product, as it does its job and I've never had any breakouts. But due to the price and the fact I then need to purchase another product I won't be buying it again.
I'm a licensed skin therapist who actually works with Dermalogica products along with other lines. The Pre-Cleanse is a great product but you have to know how to use it correctly. Since it's a water soluble product you can't just wipe away or rinse the product off after you massage the oil onto skin if you tend to be oily or acneic. You have to run your hands through water quickly and work up a milky consistency and wash your face. This will break down the oil so that it can be rinsed away completely. You then proceed with your normal cleanser. If your skin tends to be dry you don't want to use a cleanser that's drying with the pre-cleanse because it can dry you out. You want to use a creamy cleanser or only use pre-cleanse every other night. I have combination/oily skin. This product dries me out if I massage it in for too long so instead I just massage enough to make sure I've covered my skin and wash it off. You definitely need a moisturizer with this product. This product is supposed to be for all skin types but I find that it's better for combo/oily to acneic skin.