Deep-cleansing balm-to-oil melts away impurities and make-up from skin. Achieve cleaner, healthier-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse Balm. This water-activated, balm-to-oil version of our top-selling oil cleanser deconstructs layers of excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup on skin. Use the included Cleansing Mitt to thoroughly cleanse debris from the skin’s surface, allowing your recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to deliver more effective cleansing results. The Natural Biolipid Complex locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier while Apricot Kernel Oil helps nourish skin. Ideal for normal to dry skin. Safe for use around the eye area.
Although there is no standard for establishing a gluten-free designation for topical skin care products, independent laboratory testing confirms that this formula surpasses the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ingestible standards and can therefore be considered gluten-free.
Formulated without animal-derived ingredients
Formulated without artificial fragrances and colors
no artificial fragrances and colors
Formulated without Parabens
Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny and PETA
Removes excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, make-up and pollutants.
Dissolves buildup without compromising the skin barrier or clogging pores.
Smoothes, calms and nourishes the skin.
how to use
Squeeze tube to dispense product onto cleansing mitt or directly to dry palm of hand. Massage product into dry skin using circular motions. Add water to emulsify. Rinse and follow with recommended Dermalogica Cleanser to complete the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. Store at room temperature.
Use included double-sided Cleansing Mitt for mild exfoliation.
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All Dermalogica products are made in the USA and are free of artificial fragrances, artificial colors, drying S.D. alcohol, and ingredients like Mineral Oil – all of which are known to exacerbate common skin concerns. With cutting-edge formulas and powerful ingredients, you can be assured you’re giving your skin what it needs to be healthy, and stay healthy, for a lifetime. Maximize your product results! Use Dermalogica products as prescribed by your Face Mapping® skin analysis, available only from a Dermalogica Professional Skin Therapist.
This was recommended by a friend and it is amazing. It makes my skin soft and smooth. I use it every morning and night.
Stings my eyes badly
I was given this product following a recent dermalogica facial to try in place of my usual precleanse oil. I love the impact it has on my face - it removes my foundation even better than the oil and the mit scrub works wonders, however no matter how I try to do it, it stings my eyes badly when removing my eye makeup! Even though it does say suitable for eye area on the back. After washing my eyes with cold water the stinging is still present for around half hour afterwards. Disappointed as the oil didn't once sting and it's almost unbearable but I need to remove my makeup. Will have to go back to using the oil!
I use the precleanse balm at night to start off my routine. I prefer this to the precleanse oil as I find it works better at removing all makeup, and keeps my skin more moisturized. I also love the scrub mitt that comes with it. I find it really helps work in the balm and I get better results
This is amazing!
I love, love, love this product! The precleanse balm feels good, smells good, and is luxurious on my skin. At first I didn't think I'd like using the mitt because I have really sensitive skin. The mitt is gentle and doesn't irritate my skin at all. Best yet, it cleans my skin of all foundation and make up, preparing it for daily cleanser.
Shenandoah Valley, VA
I love this precleanse
I use this before the ultra calming cleanser, or sometimes by itself. It helps loosen makeup and mascara without a lot of rubbing and tugging. And it feels great, especially with the dimpled scrubber that comes with it. My skin feels much cleaner doing the two step cleanse.
I love the mitt it feels so nice in my face. The precleanse gets rid of oil and makeup! It smells great too!
Deep cleaning.. Good once a week or daiky for people that sweat a lot.
I use this as well as the pre cleanse oil, both are amazing!
Really gets cleans out the makeup!
I use this when I had an evening of wearing lots of makeup and it really gets it all out!
This is a good one
I really like the complimentary scrub pad they sent, it is gentle yet effective for the face. I like the way the ba feels and it cleans well
I've been using the Balm for a few months now and I love it, but I still am unsure which side of the mitt to use. What is the difference between the sides, and on what occasions should I be using them? Thank you!
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The two sides are there for you to use based on which texture you prefer :)
I've been told to use the precleanse balm in the morning, as well as in the evening. Should I follow that advice or stick with just evening usage?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica! Product usage recommendations are based on each clients needs. If you have extremely oily skin you may benefit from twice a day. It really depends on your skin condition.
The Dermalogica Team
Hi, I was just wondering, how many times a day do I use the precleanse balm?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use it at night as part of your nightly double cleanse.
Is it possible to use the precleanse as my only cleanser in my skincare routine? Or is it necessary to follow with a normal cleanser?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. For best results, please follow with a cleanser like Special Cleansing Gel.
I have just started using the pre cleanse balm every evening and I love it. I am currently using the mitt every day. Is that ok or should I be using it less often?
The mitt is gentle enough for daily use.
Hi there, on days that I don't wear makeup, would you still recommend using the precleanse balm before my regular cleanser?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can benefit from using Precleanse every night for the cleanest skin.
When I bought this product, I was looking for an exfoliant... Can the precleanse balm be used as such?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is the first step in the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. You can use this to remove debris from the day- oils, pollution, makeup, etc. Follow with your preferred cleanser. Once you have double cleansed, you can use an exfoliant like Daily Micrfoliant to remove dead skin cells, polish and brighten the skin.
Does the PreCleanse Balm in 0.5 oz come with the same size mitt as the 3.0 oz?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The travel size Precleanse Balm comes with a finger mitt.
Is the precleanse oil or balm better suited for combination skin?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is for dry/sensitive to normal skin. Precleanse is for all skin types. It would really be a matter of personal preference in your case. Precleanse classic formula is more light weight so people with oily skin tend to prefer the texture. Precleanse Balm is richer and more luxurious. Precleanse Balm also comes with a mitt for deeper clean. You can't go wrong with either choice. You can also try both in travel size before deciding on the full size.
I really like this product but I want more than one mitt. Are they for sale by itself?
Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The mitt is not sold separately, I do apologize.