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Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm

Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm

Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm

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This deep cleansing balm-to-oil melts away impurities and make-up from the skin. Now you can achieve cleaner, healthier-looking skin with the Dermalogica double cleanse regimen that begins with PreCleanse Balm. PreCleanse Balm is the water-activated, balm-to-oil version of Dermalogica’s top selling oil cleanser favourite, PreCleanse.

The Dermalogica double cleanse will deconstruct layers of excess sebum, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup on the skin.PreCleanse Balm includes a double-sided, ergonomically-designed cleansing mitt that wipes and collects debris from the skin’s surface allowing the balm emulsion to deliver effective, deep cleansing results.

Its Natural Biolipid Complex locks in hydration and reinforces the skin’s barrier whilst Apricot Kernel Oil nourishes the skin. Long stay lipsticks, waterproof mascaras, sunscreens and pollutants are no match for PreCleanse Balm. Ideal for normal to dry skin and safe for use around the eye area.

How does it work?

The oil based formula gathers grime like a magnet, while citrus and lavender essential oils relieve mental and physical fatigue and energises skin tissues, making it the perfect companion for healthy, glowing skin.The Natural Biolipid Complex locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier as Apricot Kernel Oil provides nourishment. Followed by your prescribed Dermalogica cleanser, your skin will be super clean and healthy.


The first step of your double cleanse regimen grabs dirt and debris and cleanses deep down ready for step two, your Dermalogica cleanser. PreCleanse Balm:

  • Removes oils without clogging pores
  • Conditioning essential fatty acids nourish skin
  • Enables your prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser to work more efficiently
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • No artificial fragrances and colours
  • Paraben-free
  • Cruelty-free

Key Ingredients:

  • Apricot Kernel Oil

Nourishing, lightweight, rich in fatty acids (i.e. Linoleic Acid) tones, firms and enables skin to maintain its moisture balance.

  • Essential Oils

A combination of Lavender, Bitter Orange, Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, Lemongrass. Refreshes the senses and helps deliver the state of clean that is traditionally experienced in the
professional treatment room.

  • Natural Biolipid Complex

A combination of phospholipids and glycolipids that helps reinforce the skin's barrier function while decreasing Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) to preserve skin hydration.

How to use Dermalogica PreCleanse Balm

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.

Frequently Asked Questions
Can this cleanser be used for males and females?

Men and women can use all of our products.

What is the pH level of this PreCleanse?

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.

. Can the precleanse balm be used as an exfoliant?

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?

he travel size Precleanse Balm comes with a finger mitt.

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

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.

Is this good for sensitive skin?

 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.

Can you use this to remove eye makeup?

 Yes, Precleanse Balm is amazing to remove eye makeup. It removes waterproof mascara, eye lash glue, long wear lipstick, etc.

Are there parabens in this precleanse?

 There are no parabens in the product.

Is this ok to use with the Ultracalming line?

Precleanse Balm can be used with any of the other segment lines. It is especially nourishing. Therefore, it is especially ideal for dry, sensitive skin types. Precleanse Balm would be step zero, followed by your Ultra Calming Cleanser.

I use the pre cleanse and I love it, however, I usually use the sensitive skin cleanser, can I use this cleanser instead or us it not suitable for very sensitive skin?

We encourage double cleansing, just using a small amount of cleanser twice. You can use the Precleanse or Precleanse Balm first, then your regular cleanser to give your skin that ultra cleanse.

(8 customer reviews - scroll to view all)
  • 5 / 5
    8 customer reviews
  • excellent product

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Haven't yet tried it yet and purchased it for a change from the normal pre-cleanse so if I re-order you'll know it was a success x

    Stafford, United Kingdom
  • Brilliant, skin really looks so clear and luminous

    Somerset, United Kingdom
  • excellent product

    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Fabulous makeup remover, leaves skin feeling soft after.

    Telford, United Kingdom
  • Amazing product! Has made my face look so fresh & glowing. Speedy delivery too which meant I got to enjoy that much quicker.

    Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
    MONEIN, France
  • Didn't get on with it, too thick and greasy for my oily skin and irritated my eyes, so no good for me at removing mascara. Will give it to my daughter with dry skin. Back to double cleansing with special cleansing gel my favourite product!!

    Brixham, United Kingdom

Why Dermalogica’s Precleanse Balm Cleanser is suitable for menopausal skin

We asked Dermalogica expert Victoria Schofield to chat to 2 of our customers in their 50’s about their menopausal skin concerns and how Precleanse Balm can help.


Healthy skin starts with step zero....

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