After traveling for three weekends consecutively as well as being sick, I am finally catching up on some reviews! Thanks to the awesome people at @preendotme and @dermalogica I got to test out a few Dermalogica products for review, so for this review I am just going to focus on the PreCleanse and the Special Cleaning Gel.
Another post will be up soon reviewing their Hydra Blur Primer and Charcoal Rescue Masque in another post soon! 💙
The PreCleanse $40 retail is an oil solution (plant based: Olive & Kukui) in a pump style bottle. I apply 1-2 pumps in my hands and massage onto my face DRY (do not add water to hands or face yet, just the PreCleanse). Yes it feels weird, yes you will look like a mess, and yes it is super oily, but it works. I watched my liquid lipstick, foundation, brows, mascara, glitter, eyeshadow, liquid liner and even my eyelash glue dissolve into the solution. Next, I add a little warm water to the mix and continue to massage the formula over my skin before rinsing off and moving on to step two. . 💙
Now that my face is cleared of a lot of the impurities and makeup, I follow up with the Special Cleansing Gel (soap-free) $37 retail, to permeate the deeper layers of my skin. I work a small amount between my hands with a little water and massage over my face before washing off. . 💙
Unlike many cleansers I have used, this combo actually takes it ALL off (even stubborn waterproof mascara). I have been using this regimen for about 2 weeks so I could give a thorough, honest and well researched opinion. . 💙
I am normally combo skin type with very dry areas and oily t-zone which caused a lot of issues with the wear time and performance of my makeup. These two products have improved the evenness of my skin which also improved the performance of my foundation. I have never had any issues with acne, so I cannot speak to how well it works for that issue but I can say that it did not cause any skin irritation or break outs on my skin. . 💙
Bottom line: The PreCleanse has changed my view entirely on my face cleansing routine and has moved quickly into my permanent regimen. It noticeably improved the quality and evenness of my skin and while I can only speak for myself, I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to liven up their routine.
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