Reviews for PreCleanse by Dermalogica

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not worth getting excited about

I tried to like this, I really did. After reading so many rave reviews, I figured it must be good but alas, it is not for me. The name is pretty self-explanatory as to how you use this product. It’s the cleanser you use before your cleanser… I think I’d rather just have one cleanser that actually works.

This was a pain in the butt to use as the oil formula kinda gets into everything. If it leaks or dribbles, expect everything on your sink/in your cabinet/ whatever surface this bottle has come into contact with to be covered in slimy oil. While the pre-cleanse does melt away most of your makeup and whatever other gunk is on your face, it’s not going to remove everything (especially eye makeup) and does not just rinse away, so you still need to wash it off with something else. Ideally something foamy or scrubby as cream cleansers and this stuff don’t seem be able to work together.

The packaging is pretty uninspiring and the price is a bit hefty but you do get a lot of product – unless you’re going absolutely crazy, the bottle should last you a good 3-4 months so value for money wise, if it works for you, it’s not that bad.

I see this as an alternative to makeup remover before cleanser I guess and for that, it works OK, but no better than using makeup remover (which is a fair whack cheaper.) On its own, this product doesn’t work well enough for me and in conjunction with other cleansing products it seems superfluous and expensive.

Read the full review of PreCleanse by Bobbin01.



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A deeper clean

I have loved using this product as the first step in my night time routine. If I've been wearing makeup, this does a great job of breaking it up before I use my 2nd cleanser.
Do not be afraid of this if you have oily or combination skin!

You don't wet your face before using this. It is best to massage this all around the face in circular movements, especially over the eyes to break up any hard to remove mascara. I love that once water is added, the product turns into a milky fluid that washes off easily. No washcloth needed, hooray. :)

My skin is far cleaner when I use this before another cleanser. Using oil to cleanse is very effective because oil cuts through grease and sebum better than anything else. I have experienced no irritation myself but some people with very sensitive skin may have an issue with the fragrant plant oils in this.

Read the full review of PreCleanse by FindReason.



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Broke me out

I loved the packaging. I loved how effortlessly it removed my makeup... not cotton pads needed! Just apply a small amount of oil to the face, massage in, then rinse off.
But it also broke me out terribly. It took me a few weeks to work out this was the culprit. Im not sure why it did as it appears to work well for other people. And I used to cleanse immediately after using with my normal cleanser. I do have oily, acne prone skin though so it maybe suitable for others.
I also found that whilst it was amazing at removing mascara, it sometimes irritated my eyes was difficult to wash out.
I wish this had worked for me because it made removing my makeup a breeze.

Read the full review of PreCleanse by melanie-anne.



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The first cleansing oil I've tried...

which scared me off from cleansing oil for years! This pre cleanse made me breakout! Ever since then I've avoided cleansing oil to take off my makeup because I thought cleansing oil was not suitable for my skin but that is not true. I found Shiseido's cleansing oil to be quiet pleasant but my favourite is from FANCL. I ended up using this as a eye makeup remover instead because I couldn't finish the bottle! And even then I hate that foggy feeling it leaves. Very disappointed since it's such a much raved on product!

Read the full review of PreCleanse by Floreview.



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Great at removing makeup!

I was very skeptikal about this product as I spend enough money on products, I didn't think adding a pre-cleanse was a necessary step! Boy was I wrong! I purchased a travel size when they had a special GWP promotion.

Not only does this smell amazing, like tea tree? But it also removes all of my makeup especially mascara! I use my non dermalogica cleanser afterwards and my skin feels so soft and clean. I have even stopped using a moisturiser at night because my skin feel soft and plump!

I am not sure i'll purchase the full size, as $50 is a lot for a pre-cleanser! I don't even spend that much on a cleanser!

I really think this is worth trying, you can purchase the travel size from their website!

Read the full review of PreCleanse by Imi11.



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Makeup be gone!

I received a sample of this and I do like it, except I can't justify spending $51 for a 150mL bottle. A little goes a long way but I am not convinced this needs to be a part of my everyday makeup removal routine as cleansing twice or using an oil based makeup remover works just as well.

It smells so good! Definitely lemony and very refreshing. I like how you rub this onto your skin dry first then add water and it turns into a white emulsion, very cool. It leaves my face soft and mostly clean, not at all drying.

Overall it's a quality product but not something I can make a part of my routine.

Read the full review of PreCleanse by Jacquelinee.

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Pretty great

Although this ain't my favourite I still love this one.. It cleanses really well without making your skin really oily after use.. I've only tried the little bottle once... I probably would repurchase it as you only need a little bit.

Read the full review of PreCleanse by Tashee 92.



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Good product for pre-cleanse

I received a 30 ml travel size in a DJ sampler bag a couple of months ago. When I went on holidays for 10 days overseas, it was the perfect size to take away with me.
The cleansing oil only contains natural ingredients and has a lovely natural citrus scent.
I found the oil non greasy and easily removed all traces of my makeup but I had to work a bit harder to remove my water proof mascara, and sometimes I still had a dark shadow under my eyes from traces of mascara left over.
After rinsing with warm water my skin didn't feel oily or greasy. I actually found the oil not slippery enough compared to other oil cleanser I have used previously .
So although it did a reasonable job as a pre cleanse I wouldn't purchase it again as the Santuary Spa cleansing oil I normally use performed better for me, suits my skin type (normal/dry/mature) and is more economical .

Read the full review of PreCleanse by Claire88.



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An oil that's not oily

I was a little skeptical about this product. I mean, who wants to make their skin care regime even more complicated & time consuming?
I soon found that this product can stand on it's own as a cleanser. The light-weight oil easily cleans off dirt & makeup, and turns into an emulsion once you rinse it off with water. My skin felt moisturized and supple after.
It's also not that pricey, and for a product this good, I'd say that it's worth the money.

Read the full review of PreCleanse by pinglet.



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Wow never used a product like this before

I got a 30ml size of this recently and I have to say I love the poshness of this product!

I have never purchased a Dermalogica product before because I always thought they were a bit expensive and I didn't have an idea about the products.

Well I love the way this product smells, its so slightly lemony, but not overly strong. Like Goldilocks, its just right for me.

Read the full review of PreCleanse by CherryBlossom.

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