Newest Review: ... riding the zeitgeist. I was intrigued by the double cleansing philosophy that accompanied the precleanse which suited me more as ... more
Member Name: Eccentricvirgo
Advantages: Really cleans skin, gentle, enhances effectiveness of usual cleanser, easy to remove.
I use dermologica a lot and have done for years as the range meets most of my skin requirements without causing breakouts. I also trust the brand's reputation. I have oily/combination skin and read an article that suggested using oil based cleansers to combat grease. Although this sounded contradictary I decided to give it a go, and happily, by some magic quirk of fate, dermologica brought out this product at the very same time, obviously riding the zeitgeist.
I was intrigued by the double cleansing philosophy that accompanied the precleanse which suited me more as I felt more comfortable with washing the oil off rather than leaving it. I got some samples which I loved so much I decided to buy the bottle.
This stuff is great at removing the general grime of the day. You can feel the oil really getting into the pores, breaking down the dirt and at the same time your skin's getting a lovely massage. The product can be used to take eye make-up off and removes even stubborn mascara without making your eyes sting, and mine are a little on the sensitive side. It is also brilliant at removing suncream which often clogs up my pores. The smell is quite subtle and inoffensive, which is good as I don't like over fragranced products. The oil is very easy to rinse off as it dissolves with water without leaving any residue. I then put ordinary cleanser on (dermologica clay cleanser) and remove with a muslim cloth. Am sure that the preclease doubles the effectiveness of the ordinary cleanser and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and completely deep-cleaned without any dryness or tightness.
At first I was a little dubious about using two products to clean my skin, suspecting a money making exercise in making the customer shell out twice, but after using the regieme for a year I highly recommend the product. I am not really spotty, but my skin is prone to break-outs and precleanse has really reduced the frequency, so I have pimple free skin most of the time, including during summer.
Summary: Wouldn't be without it