Dermalogica is a brand that I have been aware of for many years, through my early teens their facials kept my skin clear and glowing but it has been years since I took a look at the brand. I was given a chance to try some products from the brand, which came just as my skin was breaking out again, I knew I could trust the products to restore my skin. Formulated for all skin types precleanse melts away any makeup, even the most stubborn waterproof mascara and after I cleanse as usual my skin feels amazing. It leaves my skin very soft to touch, doesn't strip my skin and infact my skin doesn't feel like it needs a moisturiser (though I do use one) afterwards. The formula is gentle yet highly effective, I have read warnings that for the first week you may have some breakouts but this wasn't an issue for me thankfully.
Dermalogica says "A lightweight Olive and Apricot Kernel-based cleansing oil, fortified with Kukui Nut, Borage Seed and Rice Bran oils, that gently liquefies sebum and oil-based debris from the skin’s surface. The hydrophilic (water-loving) formula enables PreCleanse and oil-based debris to be readily rinsed away without leaving behind any greasy residue."
I do follow with a cleaning wash, as I like to 'double cleanse' in order for my skin to be squeaky clean and will show you the perfect partner for this in my next cleanser series post. Dermalogica has formulated this with no perfume or added colours, having got my mother to try this even her sensitive skin had no problem with this. For those reading this thinking 'but my skin is oily, can I really use this?' I have to say yes yes yes, my skin is normal-oily and I have used oil based cleansers for years, they provide a deep cleanse and a hydrating feel, all without any sort of greasy residue being left behind. Whether it's an oil or a balm, whether your skin is more dry or oily, I suggest you give this a try (my local salon has informed me that Dermalogica salons can provide samples to try before you commit to a full bottle) you might be surprised at how much your skin likes it.