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oil-busting emulsifyer

Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin. As the first step in your Double Cleanse regimen, PreCleanse thoroughly melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, pollutants and products that build up on skin, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results.Learn More

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

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Deep-cleansing oil melts impurities and make-up from skin. Achieve ultra clean and healthy skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual products that build-up on skin throughout the day with skin fortifying Kukui and Apricot oils. Add water to transform this hydrophilic (water-loving) formula into a milky emulsion that easily rinses debris from the skin's surface, allowing your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to penetrate even further for professional cleansing results. Formulated with conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E oils, this gentle blend can be used around the eye area to even remove waterproof mascara. Offers a deep cleansing ideal for even the most oily skin conditions.
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 oils without clogging pores.
  • Conditioning essential fatty acids nourish skin.
  • Enables your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to work more efficiently.

how to use

Dispense into dry hands. Massage over dry face and eyes to dissolve surface oil and dirt. Concentrate on areas of congestion or stubborn debris. Wet hands and continue massaging to create a light, milky emulsion. Rinse with lukewarm water. Follow with prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser for professional cleansing results.

quick tip

For a professional level of clean, follow with your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser.


Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.

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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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.

Fantastic Product but needs to be better packaged


I bought this product in the 150ml size after trialling a sample I had been given. This product is amazing at removing makeup and I love how my skin feels after using it. Unfortunately though the packaging lets this product down. When I opened the box, the outside of the bottle was oily as so much of the product had leaked inside the box. I feel that a product of this price and for such a reputable company, this is unacceptable.

South Australia


Unexpected results


I had no idea what amazing results I'd get doing the double cleanse process. I was skeptical about oil on my face but it's a miracle worker and no added breakout just really clean skin.





I've never used a product like this, and I think I'm in love. It applies as an oil and lightly lathers when water is added. It handily sloughs away serums, moisturizers, and sunblocks, along with daily pollutants, sebum, and more. If you have oily skin or combination skin, it's a literal godsend. It increased the performance of my Skin Resurfacing cleaner tenfold, and I'm so happy with the results. I can't believe how much I love this stuff.

Roanoke, VA


Love love love


This product is awesome, also the balm. Really makes my face feel clean after a long day!

Philadelphia, pa


Your skincare routine is missing this step.


I was introduced to the precleanse as my skin aesthetician used it for my monthly facials. The application feels amazing, but what's even more amazing is after rinsing, seeing all of my makeup drip off of my face!! This step is truly crucial before cleansing your skin. The precleanse is highly recommended!!



Absolutely Amazing!


My sister gifted me a Dermalogica facial and this precleanse that they used changed my life forever. I recommend to every one the clean and the feel in unlike any other and seriously saw an amazing difference in the overall look and feel of my skin. More than satisfied with this product, it blew away my expectations!

Phoenix, AZ


Beautiful product...


I've been double cleansing for quite a while, but my oil wasn't water soluble, so it couldn't be thoroughly rinsed and ended up irritating my eyes. I didn't know what to do, and then I found the dermalogica precleanse, with which I can thoroughly massage my face, neck and decolletage, and it completely rinses away, leaving no trace of oil. I have found the holy grail of pre-cleansing oils, and I hope to be using it for a very long time.

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia


A must have makeup removal


Oil is the best way to take off sweat and makeup as like dissolves like.. non irritating formula that gently removes anything on the face. I use the special cleansing gel after. I love mostly all Dermalogica products that I have tried and this is a top favorite. Feels like a spa night every time I take off my makeup. Pricey but you get what you pay for and a little goes a long way. Def would recommend

Rochester NY


This will replace my eye makeup remover for sure!


I received this as a sample and I will certainly be purchasing a full size product. This doesn't burn my eyes at all and removes all makeup, including my waterproof mascara ... That is a major plus!!! Thanks for including the sample. Turned me on to another fantastic Dermalogica product that I really enjoy and now won't be without!

Fort Myers, Florida


I will buy this forever


A lightweight, relaxing and thorough makeup cleanser that cleans with no oily residue. THis is a lovely product and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Enosburgh, VT



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Do I use this twice a day once in the morning and once at Night?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use it as part of your nightly double cleanse. Kind Regards, Bernadette


How is this different to using the precleanse balm


Hello, Precleanse is for oily to normal skin. Precleanse Balm is for dry or sensitive to normal skin. They are both used in the same way: apply with dry hands onto dry skin. Melt away makeup. Add water to foam up and rinse away with no oily residue. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I go to the gym after work, and of course, I take my makeup off (usually with a wipe) before working out. I then give my face the full cleansing regimen later that night before I go to bed. Should I use the Pre Cleanse to remove my makeup before my workout, or should I continue to use a wipe for pre-workout makeup removal and then use the Pre Cleanse during my final night time regimen to remove any sweat, residual makeup, etc.?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You can use Ultra Calming Cleanser to tissue off makeup and follow a workout with Breakout Clearing All Over Toner. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is it safe to use on acne prone skin? Would you recommend this to me as I am facing some serious acne issues?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Use Precleanse as you oil based cleanser. Oil attracts oil. Use it with dry hands on dry skin to work it in. Then, add water. It will turn white and foam up. Add water to rinse away any oil residue. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Hello! I would like to ask that I am going to purchase precleanser dermalogica first time. I am from Pakistan and It's recommended me someone. I just want to clear that is it effective for large pores and acne prone? Because I have white bumps or something kind of sebum. Also it is useful for spots? I just want my skin clear and bump free. Please guide. And if I don't use any other things like your cleaners etc then it will be effective? Waiting for your answer impetiently.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Use Precleanse as the first step of your double cleanse for the cleanest skin. Kind Regards, Bernadette

I love the way precleanse feels on my skin, I wish I didn't have to wash it off! My skin is very dry but also acne prone, do you have any moisturizers that feel like precleanse?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. You might like Barrier Defense Booster as a oil moisturizer. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is your 'precleanse' safe to use if using another skincare line for cleansing?


Hello Dawn, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. It is for all skin types. It is the first step of a nightly double cleanse and can be followed by your favorite cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is the precleanse non-comedogenic?


Hello Megan, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. We do not use terms like non comedogenic because a dry skin type can benefit from thicker, oil-rich products, while an acneic skin can benefit from light weight products with botanical oils (like lemon or tea tree). That being said, Precleanse is for all skin types. Use Precleanse as you oil based cleanser. Oil attracts oil. Use it with dry hands on dry skin to work it in. Then, add water. It will turn white and foam up. Add water to rinse away any oil residue. It is the first step in the Dermalogica Double Cleanse. Be sure to follow with your favorite cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette

What is the pH level of this PreCleanse?


Hello Cassandra, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Most all Dermalogica products are pH balanced to the skin (with the exception of desincrustation products). Therefore, Precleanse would fall within a 4-6 level. Kind Regards, Bernadette

Is this an oil free pre cleanse? I'm using the trinity machine and I want to make sure that it doe not interfere with the micro current.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Precleanse is an oil based cleanser.

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