Dermalogica Skincare has a philosophy about cleansing that is I’d been hearing about so I was excited when I was given the opportunity to try this out. I’d read about double cleansing but didn’t understand what it could do for me until I started investigating Dermalogica PreCleanse.
Here’s what they have to say: “Thorough cleansing is the most critical step in a successful skin care regimen, as it delivers immediate skin care benefits and is an important part of whole-body health.
Because cleansing is so important, The International Dermal Institute created the Dermalogica Double Cleanse, the two-part cleansing routine that begins with PreCleanse and finishes with the prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser. The Dermalogica Double Cleanse ensures the healthiest, cleanest skin ever.”
PreCleanse is a very light cleansing oil that doesn’t feel oily at all. It’s on the watery side actually. It’s fortified with Kukui Nut, Borage Seen and Rice Bran oils and also contains Olive Oil, Apricot Kernel fatty acid, and vitamin E. These oils liquefy the sebum and debris from your skin making it easier to cleanse properly. What you do is apply it onto your dry face and lightly massage it, then add some water to emulsify it. I find it has a very light lather. I use my wash cloth to wash it off. It’s the first step in cleansing since from there you continue with the cleanser of your choice. Some days I use my SkinSonic Sirius Skincare System for the second cleanse, some days just a wash cloth. Either way what I find is that there is no color left on the tool I’ve chosen. I used to see so much makeup on the SkinSonic brush head and now there is none. This can be used on eyes but I prefer not to do so. PreCleanse has a light herbal fragrance that I notice when using and for maybe 10 minutes after. There’s no artificial fragrance or color added.
I especially love using PreCleanse on the days I wear full makeup or when it’s been a very hot day. I feel I need the extra cleansing power that it will provide. I always notice how wonderfully clean my skin feels when I’m done. When I follow up with my exfoliation pads there’s never a trace of makeup left on it. PreCleanse removes the oils of the day by dissolving my skincare (especially sunscreen) and makeup. It removes these without compromising the natural barrier lipids or clogging pores. It’s the first step to nourishing your skin. I always follow up with my cleanser, I like to use a milky cleanser to add some hydration to my skin. Other skin types might like one of the many types of cleansers specifically formulated for their skintype by Dermalogica. PreCleanse is a terrific product that makes me feel like I’ve really done the best cleansing possible.
If you went to a spa for a facial you’d receive this same kind of double cleansing action but with PreCleanse you can do it yourself. This is recommended for all skin types. If you have oily skin you really want to take note of PreCleanse since it’s especially recommended for you.
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