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precleanse balm

balm-to-oil emulsifyer

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.Learn More

Deep-cleansing balm-to-oil melts away impurities and make-up from skin.Learn More

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precleanse balm

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.

quick tip

Use included double-sided Cleansing Mitt for mild exfoliation.


Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Laureth-4, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Bis-Stearyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Behenate, Tribehenin, Stearyl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Phospholipids, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Glycol Distearate, Sorbitol/Sebacic Acid Copolymer Behenate, Tocopherol, Glycolipids, Eucalyptus Staigeriana Branch/Leaf Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linalool, Citral, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol.

Dermalogica is dedicated to maintaining the accuracy of the ingredient lists on this website. However, because ingredients are subject to change, we cannot guarantee that these lists are complete, up-to-date and/or error-free. For an accurate listing of ingredients in each product, please refer to your product packaging.

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Great makeup remover!


Love this product and the feel of the mitt on my skin. Really does a nice job of removing makeup before the final cleanse.

Mattoon, IL

It would be great...


I did love this product when I first used it but I find it does not last long compared to preclense oil! It's a good idea but really should be a bigger bottle as I find a little doesn't go a long way. I do like they give a mitt with it

auckland nz

Best makeup remover on the market


Removes all my makeup so easy, leaves my skin feeling so soft and clean, and I love the mitt it comes with


awesome for oily skin


pre-wash, after a long day. eats through my makeup and sweat without over-drying my skin (which only produces more oil). also, feels therapeutic to massage face without dripping water everywhere. awesome. not sure how if works for other skin types.

raleigh, nc



I have the regular oil and while I love that....this balm is EVEN BETTER! The scent is calming and minimal, and it actually gives you a deep clean (even though it is considered a "precleanse".) The little silicone scrubby actually works BETTER than my $200 sonic brush! I really like using this in the morning as a basic cleanser and a pick me up, and if I wear makeup I use the oil precleanse at night.

Cincinnati, OH

Love this product!


Love how it makes your skin feel prior to using Specual cleansing gel.


Great product


This product is great at removing waterproof mascara.




This product is amazing. I never knew this is what my skin care regime was missing. I was introduced to Dermalogica products by my skin care professional. I've been using this line for 5 months now. I have excessive oily and acne prone skin. With other skin care lines my skin never felt thoroughly cleaned. I thought it was because of my oily skin type. The pre cleanse balm literally dissolves excess oil and makeup. I don't wear makeup very often. I use this everyday as a part of my night time regime. It leaves my face feeling clean before I move to the cleanser.

Baltimore, Md



Love the precleanse and the scrubber.


Problem Solved. Go Dermalogica


I thought this was going to be another mindless step to in skincare. It is not. I add Precleanse Balm whenever I feel like I need EXTRA removal power: slathered in sunblock; slathered in makeup. The texture of Precleanse Balm is different - kinda groovy. It melts into my skin; rich going on but without heaviness or greasiness. Comes off easy. Precleanse is gentle, kind, AND clean. It makes my skin RELAX.

The Space Coast, FL


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Hi there, on days that I don't wear makeup, would you still recommend using the precleanse balm before my regular cleanser?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can benefit from using Precleanse every night for the cleanest skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

When I bought this product, I was looking for an exfoliant... Can the precleanse balm be used as such?


Hello Caroline, 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. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Does the PreCleanse Balm in 0.5 oz come with the same size mitt as the 3.0 oz?


Hello Nicole, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The travel size Precleanse Balm comes with a finger mitt. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is the precleanse oil or balm better suited for combination skin?


Hi there, 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. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hi! I really like this product but I want more than one mitt. Are they for sale by itself?


Hi Andrew, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. The mitt is not sold separately, I do apologize.

Is this good for sensitive skin? I've used the original precleanse before.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse Balm is fantastic for sensitive skin. It is particularly soothing. It locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier, which helps sensitive skin. Additionally, it does not contain artificial fragrances or colors. Finally, it is very nourishing. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Can you use this to remove eye makeup?


Hi Karina, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Precleanse Balm is amazing to remove eye makeup. I use it to remove waterproof mascara, eye lash glue, long wear lipstick, etc. Kind Regards, Bernadette

What is the pH level? Where can I find pH level for other products


Hi Dayana, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. All of our products are pH balanced to the skin. They fall within a 4-6 range. Kind Regards, Bernadette

How do you take care of the mitt that comes with the precleanse balm? I am concerned about the buildup of bacteria.


Dear Lynne, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Rinse with tepid water. You can also clean it with your Dermalogica cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is there parabens in this precleanse?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. There are no parabens in the product. Kind Regards, Bernadette

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