I’ve mentioned on a number of occasions that I’m definitely a balm and oil cleanser girl over cream cleansers, and over the past few months I’ve found a firm favourite. On evenings that I’ve forgotten to take my makeup off with micellar water before getting to the bathroom, I’ve been using the Dermalogica Precleanse*, an oil cleanser perfect to removing the majority of makeup before a deeper cleanse.
Containing olive, apricot and kukui nut oils, this cleanser removes makeup, SPF and oil-based dirts from the skin before using another cleanser of your choice (although it is recommended that a Dermalogica cleanser that can be ‘prescribed’ at a skin consultation at a registered branch).
To use the Dermalogica Precleanse, I take two pumps and massage the oil into my face. I then splash lukewarm water into my face and massage further to create an emulsion which removes most of my makeup and wash off with a muslin cloth. I’ve then been following with the Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser to get fantastic results. My skin looks better and feels fresher, especially if I use the Dermalogica Superfoliant or an exfoliating mask such as The Body Shop Acai Mask once or twice a week and the alongside this double cleanse routine.
Unlike most cleansers I have in my stash, the Dermalogica Precleanse doesn’t irritate my eyes too much if it gets in my eyes. Obviously I try my hardest not to get it too close, but sometimes you just can’t help it! As it’s an oil, even waterproof makeup is dissolved by this cleanser which is always the dream for me.
The only downer, like most Dermalogica products, is that this isn’t a cheap cleanser. 150ml is £37, which is definitely not pocket friendly. However, it does seem to last quite some time and I’ve not found a cleanser like it yet; my face just feels so much cleaner when I use this. So maybe I will get around to repurchasing it once I’ve got through my out of control collection!