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Member Name: brady58
Advantages: Deep cleans skin removing dirt and even stubborn make-up
Disadvantages: £30 a bottle might be too expensive for some people
Dermalogica pre cleanse is exactly what it says it is. It is a product that is designed to be used before your normal cleanser. Originally I was sceptical about buying this as I thought it was just another way of making money out of me but I absolutely love it and will continue to buy this even when I move on from using Dermalogica (I like to change up the products I use as I don't want my skin to become used to them and for them to no longer be as effective)
The pre cleanse is an oil based cleanser and originally I was scared to even try it as I thought it would leave my skin feeling greasy and make me breakout. However after getting over my fear of putting oil on my oily skin I have to say it is one of the best cleansers for cleaning out my skin that I have ever tried.
As usual for Dermalogica products it contains loads of plant extracts and natural ingredients such as olive, kukui nut and arpricot oil.
The oil in the pre cleanse binds itself to any oil in or on your skin (such as dirt and make-up) and dissolves it.
To use the pre cleanse you just need to massage a few drops into your skin. You have to add the pre cleanse to dry skin and then when you have massages it around making sure to pay extra attention to the areas with stubborn make-up or congestion you then wet your hands and continue to massage. When your wet hands interact with the pre cleanse it becomes more like a cream instead of oil and then you just need to rise your face with warm water.
The pre cleanse feels really oily on the skin when you first apply it but the great thing about it is that it doesn't stay on the skin when you rinse and my skin is left feeling really soft but not oily and greasy. It is amazing at removing make-up and even waterproof mascara comes off with no problems and first time so I don't need to bother with doing it again.
I usually follow this up with the ultra calming cleanser but to be honest this is such an effective cleanser in its own right that you could easily just use it on its own without having to bother with using another cleanser afterwards.
My skin is left feeling ultra clean after using this and I can honestly say that my skin is looking less congested than it was and over all it just looks healthier and feels cleaner.
The pre cleanse costs around about £30 and comes in a 150ml bottle. It is expensive but I personally think it is worth every penny and because I only need to use a few drops at a time the bottle has lasted me for months so it doesn't work out that bad when you break it down.
Summary: Fabulous cleanser