Dermalogica Pre Cleanse Duo

Hi there !!!

Just thought I’d share my thoughts about this cleansing duo now that I’ve used long enough to feel comfortable in my feelings about them. As many of you know they are loved by many .

This review is about my feelings and personal experience with the products.


Product –  Dermalogica Pre Cleanse Balm

Price –  $57.50 aud

Recommended Use – A small amount massaged into dry skin using the included silicone mitt for mild exfoliation add water to emulsify then rinse.

How I Use –   A hefty dollop massaged into dry skin as a make up removing cleanse then emulsified with warm water and removed with a warm washcloth.

Smell – Very citrusy and lavender.

Texture –  Thick balm like consistency which melts easily into skin

Thoughts This definitely removed my makeup, does not rinse clean yet it is the first step in a double cleanse routine. Feels lovely on the skin and the included silicone mitt is a nice yet not necessary aid. For me the scent of lavender was too strong and I found it stung my eyes a little which is not a surprise, I just have a preference for makeup removers that don’t . Really happy I tried this as Ive been curious for a long time. If you are not sensitive to lavender or use a seperate eye makeup remover then I would definitely recommend . Lasted 3 months using 4 nights per week.

Repurchase . No , for the reasons stated above.

Ingredients – 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.


Product – Pre Cleanse Oil

Price –  $52.80 aud

Recommended Use – Massage onto dry skin , focussing on areas of congestion . Add warm water to create a milky emulsion then rinse clean with warm water.

How I Use –  As a second cleanse on dry skin, massaging for a few minutes and then I remove with a warm washcloth.

Smell –  Lavender and Grapefruit.

Texture –  Nice thin oil that gives plenty of slip for massage.

Thoughts Again this is one where the smell just isn’t me and also stings my eyes although its recommended as great for removing eye makeup . Because I have this in my second cleanse category it just doesn’t stand up for me against the many other oil cleansers I have tried.

Repurchase No, If lavender and grapefruit are your cup of tea then go for it. It definitely removes makeup and is beautiful for massage.

Ingredients – Tocopheryl Acetate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Decyl Olive Esters, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben

Thank you for taking the time to read , If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I’lI be happy to answer them. I do hope you enjoyed and subscribed .

Genaya xx

2 thoughts

  1. Found your blog via your insta giveaway (poppy_in_the_graveyard) here. I was curious if you had any product suggestions for shiny skin ? It not necessarily oily, in fact sometimes it will be tight and dry but shiny, and applying necessary moisture tends to cause more shine ! Any suggestions ? Thanks !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sorry for my late reply and thank you so much for entering the giveaway ♥️ I would recommend you use a hyaluronic acid serum every morning and night as this will help with that tight feeling, without knowing more about your skin or current products you are using that is all I can offer . However if you wanted to let me know more I’ll happily offer more suggestions ♥️😘


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.