cleansing oil

Deep-cleansing oil removes debris and make-up from skin. As the first step in your Double Cleanse regime, 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.

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  • $25.00
    - 30ml
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    - 150ml
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Deep-cleansing oil removes debris and make-up from skin. As the first step in your Double Cleanse regime, PreCleanse thoroughly melts away layers of excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, waterproof make-up, pollutants and products that build up on skin with skin fortifying Olive, Kukui and Apricot oils. Add water to transform this into a milky formula 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. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours.

  • paraben
  • gluten
  • cruelty
  • Vegan
  • no artificial fragrances
    and colours


  • Removes oils without clogging pores.
  • Safe to use around the eye area to emove waterproof mascara.
  • 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 formula. 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.

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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.

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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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5 out of 5
370 out of 370 - This product has a 100 % approval rating.
  • My absolute fave product
    5 out of 5
    The Pre-Cleanse Oil cleanser is the hero of my dermalogica products! Especially now in the pump bottle. Quick, Tidy and easy to use. Melts away eye make up in seconds, and all other makeup with it. Im addicted!
  • Easy to use
    5 out of 5
    Nice on face
  • My skin has improved
    5 out of 5
    My skin is much clearer and even from using this product before cleansing, love it!
  • Gorgeous
    5 out of 5
    Heavenly to put on. This pre cleanser has a gorgeous, relaxing scent and is a luxuriously moisturising way to melt away impurities and make up. Love it.
  • Clean skin!
    5 out of 5
    I never thought a pre cleanse would be this good but this product is amazing, will never be without it. Highly recommend!!
  • A must before cleansing
    5 out of 5
    This product is the best for clearing up skin, and keeping it clear. It removes all makeup, including eye makeup, and I follow up with a second cleanse. Have recommended to my friends!
    5 out of 5
    PreCleanse is a must have to remove any make up. It never disappoints and leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated after using with my prescribed cleanser.
    Smells so good too!
  • Worth every penny
    5 out of 5
    Gentle and non-greasy, will be repurchasing again!
  • Brilliant
    5 out of 5
    This was a sample product that I received but never thought I would use. With a sensitive skin I assumed too much pre cleansing would be drying and rob my skin of oils. One day I ran out of my usual cleanser and this was at least something in my cubboard I could use to get my makeup off. It was SOOO GREAT. Really soothing - and got all my makeup off. My skin felt really dewey and clean and hydrated. Highly recommended.
  • BEST!
    5 out of 5
    Pre cleanse is my all time favourite product to remove my makeup. Melts away my makeup and is super gentle on my skin but so effective. Definitely recommend this to anyone who wears makeup!
  • Perfect add to my regime
    5 out of 5
    The precleanse has been perfect to add to my facial routine. It leaves my skin smooth, soft and younger looking. I will definitely be using this on a daily basis.
  • Love this product
    5 out of 5
    I was also dubious about the need for a precleanse but this product makes your skin feel so fresh and clean. It removes all trace of heavy sunscreen, dirt and makeup without leaving your skin dry.
  • Would buy again
    5 out of 5
    An excellent makeup remover
  • Perfect for me and my teenage daughter
    5 out of 5
    Fantastic! I do outdoor sports and it melts away dust , sweat and sunscreen from a day out, no problem with my sensitive skin. My teenage daughter loves the way it melts off her makeup and seems a strangely good combination for her oily skin.
    5 out of 5
    This is my everyday go to product for make up removal and for cleaning my make up brushes. I love the smell, I love how it makes my skin feel and even with my combination skin it works so well. The travel size is great too so I can always have it when I travel.
  • Lovely product
    5 out of 5
    I am a huge fan of the double cleansing technique, and prefer to use an oil cleanser as the first step. Precleanse is brilliant in filling this role, removing all makeup and products containing SPF, while being easy to use, so that I can get the most out of the follow-up cleanse. I'll continue to use Precleanse.
  • Love it
    5 out of 5
    One of the best cleansers around. Melts away my makeup!
  • 5*
    5 out of 5
    This little product initially I didn't think was a necessity and now I don't ever cleanse without pre-cleansing! From the toughest foundations to the layers of mascara the precleanse easily and gently removes every trace leaving the skin clear and ready to be cleansed. A quick, easy and essential step to add to your to your routine!
  • Awesome product!
    5 out of 5
    I really love this cleanser. I use it before using the dermalogica cleanser for dry skin. This oil when mixed with water really cleans all make up from my skin. It's especially great at removing heavy make up like MAC etc. my skin feels so great after using this - it will definitely be a permanent item in my skincare routine :)
  • Smells Divine!
    5 out of 5
    this has definitely become part of my's prepares my skin for the rest of my routine....and I totally love the smell!
  • precleanse is a must
    5 out of 5
    best thing created for a thorough post makeup day cleanse. I used to find makeup remained after ordinary cleansing, now with precleanse it removes it all and preps the skin well for the night. Smells and feels great too. Sold on this product.
  • Worth it
    5 out of 5
    Fantastic for removing stubborn makeup. Cleared up a lot of congestion I had around the nose and forehead so I suppose my cleanser on its own wasn't cutting it. Highly recommend *****
    5 out of 5
    only oil remover/cleanser that hasn't made me break out!!
  • 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5
    Love this product, just replaced my old one! Just love the service online too, nice and quick, well done!
  • Love it
    5 out of 5
    I usually have to double cleanse with my Clarisonic plus use Micellar water to remove all of my long wear makeup, but precleanse is amazing, melts everything away and doesn't strip my skin. I follow up with special cleansing gel and my skin feel so clean!
  • Throw away your make up remover
    5 out of 5
    Since I have used this product I haven't had to use a make up remover before hand. Will be adding this product to my must have skin care range and can't believe I didn't use this PreCleanse earlier!
  • Obsessed!
    5 out of 5
    Pre Cleanse is magic! It removes all traces of makeup without fail and leaves my skin feeling so soft. I personally can't live without it!
  • Great product
    5 out of 5
    Fantastic for removing makeup
  • Best product!
    5 out of 5
    Best make up remover! From foundation to mascara. Even use it on days I haven't worn makeup. Love it!
  • All time favourite cleanser
    5 out of 5
    This is such an amazing product - how did we cleanse properly before PreCleanse?
  • Wonderful
    5 out of 5
    This product removes greasy congestion without the need for exfoliation to get that deep clean feeling.
  • Counterintuitive, but but clever
    5 out of 5
    As I suffer from really congested, break-out-prone skin, it seemed really counterintuitive to put oil on it - but it gets off the toughest make-up, feels light and smells great. I have mini ones for at the gym and in my travel cosmetics mag so I'm never without it (and because a pump in a carry-on bag is just asking for trouble!). A little goes a long way, so a decent sized bottle lasts an eternity, and I don't think I could ever go back to a half-hearted single cleanse routine ever again!
  • Amazing product
    5 out of 5
    It cleans make up off really well, and smell great too!
  • Great product
    5 out of 5
    I really enjoy this product. I was prescribed it for congestion and it actually does help! and its a bonus that it feels and smells delicious and makes your skin feel great
    5 out of 5
    I use PreCleanse all the time. Removes makeup very easily and then I follow with my normal Dermalogica cleanser. My skin always feel soft and clean.
  • Essential start to cleansing
    5 out of 5
    My skin has improved out of sight since doing a two step cleansing approach and using the PreCleanse for the fist step. Love the smell of it too!
  • Can't For Without It
    5 out of 5
    I have sensitive dry skin. I was put onto this a few years ago and since then with my daily dermalogica regime I have had wonderful skin.
  • Love it!
    5 out of 5
    I've only just started using Pre-cleanse and I love it. Helps clean away any grime or traces of makeup and then I follow it with my normal cleanser.
  • Favourite product
    5 out of 5
    This is my favourite product to use. It's smells amazing, feels soothing and leaves your skin feeling super clean. 100% will be buying it again
  • Love it!
    5 out of 5
    This is my absolute all time favourite cleanser!
    It removes even my most stubborn makeup products like they're nothing!
    I wear Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and it doesn't stand a chance against PreCleanse!
    I love how soft my skin feels after as well, it doesn't leave my skin feeling tight and gross like most cleansers do.
    I think if I were given the choice of only one Dermalogica product to use for the rest of my life, it'd definitely be PreCleanse!
    Love love love!!!
  • Highly recommended
    5 out of 5
    I love this product! I use long wear products and find just using a cleanser is not enough. Pre cleanse ensures I have removed all my makeup and then my cleanser can do its job properly!
  • Best Cleanser
    5 out of 5
    I love this product for that extra clean feeling - it really does make a difference using it before the 2nd cleanse.
  • Precleanse
    5 out of 5
    Great product. Does what it says it does!
  • I can't do without my PreCleanse
    5 out of 5
    Nothing cleanses your skin better than this product. I've been using a balm lately and just couldn't wait to finish it so I could return to using PreCleanse. The solution effectively and quickly removes all traces of makeup - even stubborn mascara - and it leaves your skin feeling so smooth and clean ready for the next step of your cleansing process. I wouldn't be without it. The only thing that 'could' be better is if the travel size bottle was refillable like all other travel sizes!
  • Pre Cleanse
    5 out of 5
    The pre cleanse followed by special cleansing gel has transformed my skin. A winning combination that's for sure!
  • Wont be without it!
    5 out of 5
    The idea of a double cleanse system seemed a bit odd to me but now that I've tried it, I wont go back. It leaves my skin feeling so smooth and clean. I love it.
  • Fantastic Product
    5 out of 5
    Amazing product that takes off all my makeup and dirt from the day before using the cleanser. Leaves my skin feeling great and refreshed!
  • Start to the day
    5 out of 5
    Fantastic product that starts my day. Love how it feels on my skin, using my special cleansing gel after and I have wonderfully clean skin. Also great to use to get my eye make up off and stubborn mascara! A must have product.
  • My absolute favourite!
    5 out of 5
    Have been using the Precleanse for a few years now and it is brilliant! With old acne scars to hide, my make up can sometimes be quite heavy and cleansers alone don't shift it; Precleanse removes it quickly and easily, and is super gentle on my skin, especially around the eye area, love it! Especially love the new pump bottle which eliminates any leakage when travelling. Can't go wrong with this :)
  • My New Favourite!
    5 out of 5
    I have a sensitive combination skin with a very oily T-Zone. I was recommended the PreCleanse in addition to the UltraCalming cleanser. This product provides a deep clean without aggravating my skin & my pores' overactive sebum production have noticeably calmed down. I could be dreaming but my pores are certainly less clogged & oily within the first two weeks of using it! :)
    Fiona Y S
  • Amazing product
    5 out of 5
    Precleanse is a must have in my night time routine. It removes all makeup from the day and makes my skin feel clean and fresh before cleansing.
  • Wouldn't be without it
    5 out of 5
    This product is now an essential part of my skincare routine and I really notice the difference in how clean my face feels after using it. Precleanse easily removes all makeup and is a great way to get oils and dirt away before a proper facial cleanse. My skin has been so much smoother and clearer since using this product.
  • Devine Smell
    5 out of 5
    I love the pre-cleanse for make up removal and it smells just devine!
  • A must have!
    5 out of 5
    This is my third bottle of precleanse, it removes the make up as well as the waterproof mascara. Super awesome!
  • Sooo Good
    5 out of 5
    I didn't think I needed a pre-cleanser but gave if a go with the free sample that I received. It's so lovely and does a fantastic job of taking off make-up .I have sensitive skin that doesn't take much for it to get itchy and red so was a bit wary of what this might do, but is been great. Bought a bottle and not looking back - fabulous product. Try it, buy it.
  • Favourite Product
    5 out of 5
    So thrilled with this product, beats everything I have tried before
  • Amazing smell
    5 out of 5
    The pre cleanse has the most amazing smell, and it just melts makeup away. I adore it
  • Awesome - especially for waterproof mascara
    5 out of 5
    I love Dermalogica's precleanse! I love it for removing my waterproof mascara - it's just fantastic. I highly recommend it.
  • Best ever
    5 out of 5
    I have gone back to using pre cleanse after using some other brands oil based cleanser...nothing is as good as this so glad I came back to it. And the smell is divine!
  • Amazing product
    5 out of 5
    I now cannot live without this product. It removes all makeup so easily and makes my skin feel so much cleaner. You only need a small amount so it lasts for ages. Definitely recommend this product A++
  • Five stars
    5 out of 5
    This is one of the first oil cleansers I've tried, and I'm impressed. My skin can be dry and reactive to products. This is so gentle, yet effective. It dissolves makeup so well - such a great product.
  • PreCleanse
    5 out of 5
    I thought this would be an unnecessary step but I was so wrong. Well worth the extra minute it takes to apply. Gets rid of all eye makeup and I find you need less cleanser too. Love this product!
  • A must have!
    5 out of 5
    Love this product. Such a little bit does a big job
  • The only oil cleanser doesn't cause breakout
    5 out of 5
    This is the only oil cleanser that doesn't cause breakout on my sensitive skin. I have been using this for two years now and just love it! I like how well it can clean all my make up and I can use it to clean my make up brushes and it works so well. The only thing I wish it can improve is the packaging size is too small and I run out one bottle In every two months if I use it once a day.
    5 out of 5
    A must have in your cleansing routine. I'm not normally one for adding steps to my 'beauty' regime but this product is amazing. Easy to use, smells delicious and removes my make up so my Skin Resurfacing Cleanser can then 'go to work!' Would definitely recommend.
  • Excellent product!
    5 out of 5
    Like others I was a bit unsure about using oil on my face as a cleanser but it is really amazing and makes my skin feel so soft and clean and I'm satisfied that it's removed all traces of my make up before using my normal cleanser. I also think it smells great!
  • 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5
    This has to be one of the best cleansing inventions ever! It removes all of my makeup so easily, leaving my skin feeling so great every time I use it. I don't know what I would do without this product!
  • Amazing product but terrible packaging
    4 out of 5
    I love, love, love this cleanser. I thought it was a bit weird at first but once you're used to's like your skin never felt clean before. I swear by it. However, I travel a lot and the packaging leaks. This product isn't cheap but at least half of the bottle has been wasted just by it leaking during car or air travel. If it isn't kept upright it leaks everywhere...not only wasting the product, but being an oil, ruining most things it touches. It makes a real mess. Such a shame!
  • It really works!
    5 out of 5
    I was pretty sceptical before I tried PreCleanse (not wanting to put oil on my face when I suffer breakouts), but once I got over that misconception, it really is awesome. My face only really feels like its clean after I've used it now! It's gentle but manages to get rid of all the make up, dirt, oil etc from my face at the end of the day.
  • Such a unique idea
    5 out of 5
    I had never heard of a 'precleanse' solution, so when I was given a sample of this by my skin therapist, I was blown away. It lifts all your make up and is gentle around the eye area. A must have.
  • A must have for anyone
    5 out of 5
    I swear by this stuff and it smells divine. I have combination skin and use it both morning a night to give me an extra cleanse. I also use it to clean my brushes from time to time too. Another great product.
  • Delish
    5 out of 5
    PreCleanse smells incredible, removes even waterproof make-up, and doesn't leave my skin feeling tight. A little goes a long way. This is one of my desert-island must-have products - I've used it for years and it's tough to beat!
  • Favourite product hands down!
    5 out of 5
    PreCleanse is awesome! Is quick and easy to use, which is great at night for those times when you just can't be bothered :) Removes makeup easily and skin feels great afterwards. And you don't need to use much of it so it lasts for ages!
  • The best
    5 out of 5
    PreCleanse is one of the best products around! Removes all traces of makeup, makes skin feel ultra-clean. I just love it!!

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