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 Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil

Dermalogica is a renowned skincare brand, especially amongst the makeup artist community.  I was first introduced to the Dermalogica brand during my first attendance at The Makeup Show New York.  After hearing so many great things about the brand from veteran artists like James Vincent, Kevin James Bennet etc. I had to try it out.  I made my first Dermalogica purchase at The Makeup Show’s Holiday Pop-up Shop, which was their Cleansing system that contained the Special Cleansing Gel, Daily Microfoliant, Skin Smoothing Cream, and Multivitamin Power Firm, along with samples of the PreCleanse Oil.  Of what I received in the kit, the Daily Microfoliant was my favorite, along with the Precleanse Oil, which I instantly fell in-love with.


The Dermalogica PreCleanse oil is a lightweight Olive and Apricot Kernel-based cleansing oil, fortified with Kukui Nut, Borage Seed and Rice Bran oils, that gently liquefies sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface. The hydrophilic (water-loving) formula enables PreCleanse and oil-based debris to be readily rinsed away without leaving behind any greasy residue.  Contains no artificial fragrance or color.


My thoughts:

The Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil has become a staple in my skincare routine, especially on days I wear makeup.  The best part of makeup is being creative and putting it on.  The worst part is taking off the makeup.  Not to sound like a corny infomercial, but, the PreCleanse Oil definitely makes the makeup removal part easier.

I like that I don’t have to use a separate eye makeup remover, I just rub the Dermalogica PreCleanse all over my dry face with dry hands, making sure I get every nook and cranny.  Then wet my hands and continue to massage it in.  Then rinse off.  Sometimes, instead of using a cleanser right after, I just use a cotton pad soaked with some of my Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe and Rose Water, to remove whatever is left.  Surprisingly, there’s no leftover residue.


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I like that the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil doesn’t leave my skin oily afterward, it’s actually just the opposite – soft, supple and clean.  It also has skin nourishing ingredients which are a plus.  If you’re an oily girl like me, and are familiar with the oil cleansing method, PreCleanse takes a page from that book.   Don’t get me wrong, it’s great for oily girls as well as other skin types, too!

There’s one thing I do not like about this product, and that’s the price.  As with many of the Dermalogica skincare products, it’s costly.  I’m talking about $37 for a 5.1 oz.  I use the Belle Butters Neutralizing Butter for Oily skin for the same purpose, and it costs $15 for 4 oz.  Granted, it’s not for all skin types, but it does the same job as the PreCleanse Oil, and a little goes a long way.  It all depends on how deep your pockets are, and how much you are willing to spend (or not) on your skincare.  If I weren’t on a budget, I’d buy the PreCleanse repeatedly, but, that’s not the case.


Dermalogica PreCleanse


What are your thoughts on the Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil?


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13 Comments on Review: Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil – Remove Makeup with No Residue Left Behind

  1. I love Dermalogica! The thought of oil remover always worries me with thinking it'll leave my skin greasy so I'm glad to hear that this one doesn't. I need to check this out because you can use it all over and anything I can get that shortens the makeup removing process is a huge plus in my eyes! $37 is pretty steep but I still want to try it.

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