Buy: Dermalogica Precleanse review



The Product
Fighting dirt and oil, with oil? It's an interesting premise that seems to be a slap in the face to all convention as we know it, but in recent years, oil has been gaining a better rep.  Apparently, not all oils are bad; in fact, some oils can help if you have sensitive, or even oily skin!

I've been curious to learn if the hype about cleansing oils was true, so when I received this sample of Dermalogica's Precleanse oil, I was eager to put it to the test.

Designed for all skin types (especially oily!), the Precleanse is designed to act like a super makeup remover, prepping your skin for your actual cleanser by getting off the surface gunk.

The Guts
When using cleansing oils, it's important to distinguish the good from the bad.  Mineral oil for example, is often considered bad and in the case of the Precleanse, we have olive, apricot and kukui nut acting on the side of good.  Containing no fragrances, or artificial colors, this oil seems like it might be OK for slightly sensitive skins.

Price & Packaging
150 mL will set you back around $50, which is a little pricey considering you don't need this product.  I would pay this price for a good eye cream, but for makeup remover I question its validity.

Effectiveness
As much as I dislike the price though, I LOVE the product.  Usually for a full face of makeup (foundation, eyeliner, mascara, shadow, blush), I will have to use a couple of cotton balls to get all the makeup off my face - before cleansing.  After cleansing, I may still have enough residue on my face to need a thorough post-cleanse with my toner.

With the Precleanse, I apply the oil with dry hands, then massage into a lather with slightly damp hands and I swear, I can see the makeup melt off.  Post-cleanser, my face feels squeaky clean; in fact, I would question the need for toner at all!

All you need to cover your face is a quarter sized amount and it washes away easily and quickly.  It's even gentle enough to use for your eye makeup as it doesn't sting one bit.  I was thoroughly satisfied with this product and was quite sad to be honest when it ran out after a couple of days.

In 140 characters or less
Worth every penny. A fabulous cleansing oil that removes all traces of makeup better than any regular remover.


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1 comment

  1. i've been using cleansing oil for years now and i LOVE it!! my skin is super dry and loves the silky,gentle smooth feeling of the oil. i don't use dermalogica for my cleanser but i do use their moisturizer.

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