Whenever anyone asks for my top skincare tips, my answer is to always wear sunscreen, avoid sugar (it does really terrible things to your skin like break down collagen) and to always wash your face at the of the day. I adopted double-cleansing last year which has worked really well for my skin so I'm always on the lookout for new products to try in my routine. Enter Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil and PreCleanse Wipes.
These two products are integral to the the Dermalogica regimen which is based upon the foundation of the double-cleanse, beginning with PreCleanse which helps to dissolve excess sebum, sunscreen, waterproof makeup, environmental pollutants and residual products that build up on the skin throughout the day. Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil is a lightweight classic cleansing oil. Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes are travel friendly biodegradable wipes. Both products are water soluble so they rinse off cleanly without leaving behind any residue.
About the Brand: Dermalogica is a US based professional skincare company that has been around since 1986. Their product line is focused on improving skin health without the use of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts.
Key Ingredients: Formulated with skin softening Aloe, Olive, Kukui and Apricot Oils, conditioning Rice Bran and Vitamin E in a blend that is gentle enough to be used around the eye area. Does not contain any artificial ingredients, colors or parabens.
Packaging: If you're familiar with Dermalogica products then you'll know that they have a minimal clinical type look and that applies to these products as well. The oil is housed in a sturdy plastic bottle that dispenses the product easily without dripping. The wipes come in a pretty standard cleansing wipe pouch package.
Price: Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil retails for $38 for a 5.1 oz. bottle and a pack of 20 Dermalogica PreCleanse Wipes costs $18.
My Impressions: So these two products are designed to be used interchangeably with the wipes being ideal for travel or on the go use. I switched up my usual cleansing oil and cleansing balm to try them out. Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil Daily has a light almost watery texture when dispensed. To use, I massaged it around my face to dissolve makeup and dirt for a few minutes before adding a little water to emulsify the product and working it through before rinsing with water. The runny texture was a little hard to control at first but it was fine once I got used to it. It worked pretty well to remove my makeup and didn't irritate my skin in any way. I was a little worried that it might be drying since it's supposed to work well with oily skin which I don't have but I didn't experience any tightness. The PreCleanse Wipes are infused with PreCleanse and work like any other cleansing wipes only you add a touch of water to activate the emulsification process midway and wipe your face again prior to rinsing. I was impressed with how gentle and effective these wipes were. They even removed my waterproof mascara, even better than the oil in my opinion. I should mention that since these are pre-cleanse products, I followed up with a regular cleanser. These products also have a light scent which I'd describe as fruity lavender and it's mild enough that I didn't find it off putting. The oil worked fine but I'm not sure I liked it enough that I would switch it out with my current cleansing oil. I will definitely be buying a pack of the PreCleanse Wipes for the next time I travel as it's much easier than toting a bottle of oil that I have to double wrap in plastic wrap to make sure it doesn't get all over my other stuff. Score one for portability!
Dermalogica PreCleanse Oil and Wipes are available through Dermalogica.
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Disclosure: A complimentary product was provided through iFabbo for the purposes of this review. There was no other compensation and all opinions expressed are my own.