I was sent a sample sachet of Dermalogica Precleanse, so I can’t comment on the full sized packaging and what it’s like.
PreCleanse is a deep-cleansing emulsifying oil that effectively removes excess sebum (oil), sunscreen, make-up, and impurities from skin, including long-wear eyeliner pencil and 14hr long-wear lipstick. It claims to even remove waterproof mascara, but as I don’t use waterproof mascara, I can’t comment on whether it lives up to this promise or not.
I applied it just like any other oil cleanser (with dry hands, onto dry skin), and this precleanse cleansing oil feels smooth and smells wonderful, and it emulsifies into a light, milky consistency when a little water is added and massaged into the oil, before simply rinsing it all away.
PreCleanse contains Apricot Kernel Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Tomato Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Lemon Extract, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Orange Oil, Lavender Oil, and Mandarin Orange Peel Oil. It has a lovely, soothing citrusy-lavender scent, but unfortunately, it is not paraben free; it does contain Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben and Butylparaben.
Would I use it again? Probably not. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great cleansing oil, I just wouldn’t use it because I’m trying to move away from products containing parabens, and this cleansing oil is quite expensive compared to many others that I’ve tried. Would I recommend it? Yes, if it’s possible for you to get your hands on a sample first, give it a go and see if you like it.