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oil-busting emulsifyer

Achieve ultra clean and healthy-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day.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-looking skin with the Double Cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse. Thoroughly melt away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on skin throughout the day with skin fortifying Borage Seed, 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 offers a deep cleansing ideal even for 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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Skin health maintenance is as important to your daily care regimen as brushing your teeth! Start with Dermalogica’s skin health essentials, designed to deliver your best skin daily.

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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.

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I don't like the oil. My pore are too large/

elizabetton, tn


My favorite skincare product


This emulsifies any oil on your face yet does not dry it out. It's like magic in a bottle. I LOVE this product it's worth buying the larger size.

Buffalo, NY


The best




First step for great skin!


Love how soothing this product feels. It just melts away the daily grime and preps for a real cleanse. I use this morning and night and LOVE it.

Manchester, NH


I would buy this product again and again


It really helps cleaning and saves my special cleaner.

San Marcos, Texas


Can't live without it!


I do not wear heavy makeup, but I like knowing I am getting makeup and residue off my face prior to washing it with my favorite cleanser. My face feels so much cleaner and my face wash works even better. Love the smell. Have this on auto ship so I am never without!



THE best beauty product I have EVER used!


This product is truly amazing! It simply melts away make up - an easy, and deep, and quick spa-like cleanse, that your face really deserves. I use this as part of my twice a week (sometimes three times) 'at home spa facial treat!' - alongside the Special Cleansing Gel! (My other favourite! ) One pump of the Precleanse, applied to a dry face, add a little water to completely cleanse the skin, and then rinse away! Highly recommended and Dermalogica's customer service is amazing too!

Norwich, UK




I have never loved a facial product more. I own the large size with pump and keep the small travels size on me like my life depends on it. I love the way it breaks down makeup so easily, and the calming scent.

Eugene, oregon


I can't use it daily


I have oily skin but this dries my face out so I use it every other day. I do not wear heavy makeup either so this could be the reason.



Soooo GOOD!


I have hormonal acne breakouts and very oily skin throughout the day! This is my lifesaver!! Oil to get rid of oil? YES! I've struggled to find something that works and this is a great start to my skincare routine. I use it day and night. A little also goes a long way. Started with a trial size and it's lasted me over a month.

Big Island



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Can the PreCleanse be used alone as a daily cleanser?!


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Please use Precleanse first and follow with a cleanser like Special Cleansing Gel. Kind Regards, Bernadette


Is this product eye safe? I use this product and I love it but I feel that it can get in my eyes when I take off my eye makeup. And then my eyes are a bit oily....anyway It doesn't bother me that much but is it eye safe? ps; are you ever going to bring back the treatment foundation? it was good < 3


Additionally, I do apologize. Treatment Foundation has been cancelled. You may like Skin Perfect Primer SPF 30.


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. Yes, Precleanse is safe for the eyes but you should follow with another cleanser like Special Cleansing Gel or Ultra Calming Cleanser. Kind Regards, Bernadette


I'm planning to order the 5oz bottle. I'm thinking to order the 1oz bottle as well for traveling. Can you tell me if the 1oz bottle is refillable?


Hello, Thank you for your interest in Dermalogica. I apologize. The bottle is not refillable. Kind Regards, Bernadette


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

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